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May 30, 2018, 9:15 AM

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Casey Newton / The Verge:
Evan Spiegel talks about Snapchat redesign, going public, and Facebook copying its key innovations at Code Conference  —  Snap's CEO weighs in on Facebook's long history of copying him  —  Evan Spiegel publicly addressed Facebook's longstanding practice of copying his company's products Tuesday …
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Sources: Snapchat is prepping Snapkit platform to let developers bring a version of Snapchat's camera, a “login with Snapchat” option, and Bitmoji to other apps  —  Snapchat is secretly planning the launch of its first full-fledged developer platform, currently called Snapkit.
Chartbeat Blog:
Direct mobile traffic to publisher sites surpasses referral traffic from Facebook, including desktop and mobile, for the first time  —  New data shows that for the first time, mobile direct-to-site traffic has surpassed Facebook.  Could this mean that mobile does not equal social after all?
Chaim Gartenberg / The Verge:
iOS 11.4 arrives with Messages in iCloud, about a year after the feature's announcement, to help sync iMessages across devices and save local storage space  —  Almost a full year after it was announced  —  It's been a long time coming, but Apple is finally launching its Messages in iCloud feature today with the release of iOS 11.4.
Nicole Nguyen / BuzzFeed:
New York Times:
Inside the debate at Google about the company's cooperation with the military on AI, after contract for Defense Department's project Maven became public  —  WASHINGTON — Fei-Fei Li is among the brightest stars in the burgeoning field of artificial intelligence, somehow managing to hold …
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Benny Geteng / Post Courier:
Papua New Guinea says it will ban Facebook for a month in the future in a bid to crack down on fake users and study how fake news and pornography spreads  —  FACEBOOK Users In The Country Can Expect A Month's Shutdown Access To The Site In PNG In Order For The Communications And Information Technology Department To Carry...
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Ava raises $30M Series B for its fertility-tracking bracelet  —  As the worlds of health and technology continue to knit closer together through advances in hardware and big data analytics, a startup called Ava, which has built a $199 wearable device and app to help women track their fertility cycles …
Alex Heath / Cheddar:
Snap shares some workforce diversity stats, with just 13% of tech roles filled by women, amid internal debate over “toxic” culture ignited by ex-staffer's email  —  The Cheddar Summary  — A former Snap software engineer wrote an email last November criticizing the company …

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