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May 18, 2018, 5:45 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 Tidal is inflating streaming numbers for big stars and is late paying royalties, company hires cybersecurity firm to investigate breach  —  Under-fire streaming platform TIDAL has announced that it has enlisted an “independent, third party cyber-security firm” to investigate a potential data breach at the company.
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 …
Jason Del Rey / Recode:
Sources: Walmart has quietly launched Jetblack, members-only personal shopping and concierge service, now in beta in Manhattan  —  The initiative, led by Rent the Runway's co-founder Jenny Fleiss, is being tested in Manhattan.  —  Code Eight, a stealthy personal-shopping startup incubated inside …
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Meng Jing / South China Morning Post:
Baidu COO Lu Qi to step down in July, after joining Chinese search giant from Microsoft in January 2017  —  Baidu, the operator of China's largest online search service, said on Friday that its chief operating officer, Lu Qi, will step down to take on a new role, in the latest executive reshuffle …
Sahil Patel / Digiday:
Publishers prefer YouTube over platforms like Facebook because of predictable success parameters, longer shelf life of evergreen content, deeper user engagement  —  Sometimes, being reliable goes a long way — and for smaller publishers looking to grow sustainable video businesses, that means focusing on YouTube.
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