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May 27, 2018, 7:40 PM

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Eugene Wei / Remains of the Day:
Behind Amazon's approach to identifying factors limiting its growth, and how Twitter, Snapchat, Facebook, Instagram can benefit from adopting a similar strategy  —  My first job at Amazon was as the first analyst in strategic planning, the forward-looking counterpart to accounting, which records what already happened.
Jessica Davies / Digiday:
With the arrival of GDPR, ad platform vendors like DoubleClick warn publishers about steep EU ad volume declines, at least for the short term  —  The arrival of the General Data Protection Regulation's enforcement May 25 has hurled the digital media and advertising industries into a tailspin.
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Benjamin Mayo / 9to5Mac:
Report: Apple to give some developers more access to iPhone NFC chip for Apple Pay-like contactless interactions such as opening doors and using transit cards  —  The Information reports that Apple will be taking a big leap in iOS 12, giving some third-party developers full access …
Josiah Wilmoth / CCN:
Bitcoin fork Bitcoin Gold suffers 51% attack; attacker with more than half of network's hash rate double spent BTG coins on exchanges and may have stolen $18M  —  Get exclusive analysis and cryptocurrency insights on Hacked.com for just $39 per month.  —  The development team behind Bitcoin Gold …
Recode:
Survey: 19% of Amazon professional merchants, third-party sellers who sell 40+ items/month and pay a subscription fee, had $1M+ in sales, up from 10% in 2017  —  Nineteen percent of these merchants grossed more than $1 million in sales, up from 10 percent last year.
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
FBI and DOJ ask users to restart routers and NAS devices to disrupt VPNFilter malware and help identify infected devices, which Cisco estimates is 500K+ devices  —  Feds take aim at potent VPNFilter malware allegedly unleashed by Russia.  —  The FBI is advising users of consumer-grade routers …
Ana Swanson / New York Times:
Trump tweets that ZTE will have to pay $1.3B fine, give high-level security guarantees, and change its management and board to have US sanctions lifted  —  WASHINGTON — The Trump administration told lawmakers it had reached a deal that would keep the Chinese telecom firm ZTE alive …
Charles Fitzgerald / Platformonomics:
Analysis: IBM and Oracle are tens of billions behind Amazon, Google, and Microsoft in CAPEX, and grow much slower in cloud infrastructure from a much lower base  —  In previous installments (2017, 2018) of Follow the CAPEX™ (merch store opening soon!), we've looked at the capital expenditures behind …

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