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May 18, 2018, 7:45 PM

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Washington Post:
Sources: Trump personally pushed US Postmaster General Megan Brennan to double the rate the Postal Service charges Amazon and other companies  —  President Trump has personally pushed U.S. Postmaster General Megan Brennan to double the rate the Postal Service charges Amazon.com and other firms …
Cyrus Farivar / Ars Technica:
Alleged owners of Mugshots.com, a site that publishes mugshots and demands payment for removal, arrested on extortion, money laundering, identity theft charges  —  Mugshots.com is a “business permeated with fraud,” California AG says.  —  Two alleged owners of Mugshots.com …
Music Business Worldwide:
After reports that it is inflating streaming numbers for big stars and is late paying royalties, Tidal hires cybersecurity firm to investigate potential breach  —  Under-fire streaming platform TIDAL has announced that it has enlisted an “independent, third party cyber-security firm” …
Lori Grunin / CNET:
Report: Google is working on a standalone AR headset with camera sensors, microphones, and a customized Qualcomm QSC603 chip based on ARM Cortex-A75  —  A project codenamed Google A65 is thought to be a standalone AR headset, and now we may have more details about it.
Nick Statt / The Verge:
Epic Games says it will release Fortnite on Android this summer  —  Epic Games' battle royale hit is getting a bunch of new mobile features and an Android release later this year  —  Epic Games' massively popular battle royale game Fortnite is coming to Android phones this summer …
Rhett Jones / Gizmodo:
Report: Snap CEO was inspired by Chinese apps for Snapchat redesign, wanted to make the app friendlier to older users, launched redesign despite staff concerns  —  Snap's stock price is now hovering around its lowest point ever since the company went public last year.
Taylor Soper / GeekWire:
Nuance has acquired Voicebox Technologies, a speech recognition and natural language tech pioneer; latest Nuance earnings report indicates deal price was $82M  —  Nuance Communications has quietly acquired Voicebox Technologies, a Bellevue, Wash.-based company that was an early leader …

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