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May 29, 2018, 6:25 PM

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Nicole Nguyen / BuzzFeed:
Apple finally adds stereo pairing to HomePod, four months after its release, as part of iOS 11.4 update that includes AirPlay 2 with multi-room streaming  —  The HomePod smart speaker will finally do what Apple promised it would be able do nearly a year ago: play in multiple rooms simultaneously and in stereo mode.
Andrew J. Hawkins / The Verge:
Uber's new in-app emergency button that lets riders call 911 assistance goes live across the US  —  Dial 911 directly from the app  —  In April, Uber announced that it would be adding a direct way for riders to call 911 within its app, in an effort to boost its flagging safety reputation.
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 …
Paul Vigna / Wall Street Journal:
Block.one, a Cayman Islands-based firm making a blockchain platform for decentralized apps, is on track to raise $4B+ through a yearlong sale of its EOS tokens  —  Block.one's sale of its EOS digital tokens dwarfs other coin sales—and most of this year's IPOs
Rafia Shaikh / Wccftech:
Russia asks Apple to remove Telegram from App Store and block Telegram notifications, giving one month for a response, following its initial request on April 17  —  After disrupting the entire country's internet services, Russia is now reaching out to Apple to ask for a helping hand in blocking Telegram.
Eleanor Ainge Roy / The Guardian:
Papua New Guinea says it will ban Facebook for a month in a bid to crack down on fake users and study how fake news and pornography spreads  —  Analysts will explore how fake news and pornography spreads, and assess whether country needs its own version of the platform
Bloomberg:
Sources: Facebook plans to roll out WhatsApp payment services in India as early as next week, despite only three of four launch partners being ready  —  - Was due to start with 4 partners but will press ahead with 3  — Facebook looking to claw market share from Google, Paytm
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission:
SEC charges another person with fraud over an ICO, alleging man behind startup Titanium lied about ties with Disney, Paypal, and others amid raising millions  —  Charges “Blockchain Evangelist” Behind Alleged Scam  —  The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced it has obtained …
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