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June 6, 2018, 8:40 AM

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New York Times:
Facebook has had data-sharing partnerships with Huawei, Lenovo, Oppo, and TCL since at least 2010 and will wind down the Huawei deal by the end of the week  —  Facebook has data-sharing partnerships with at least four Chinese electronics companies, including a manufacturing giant …
Lauren Goode / Wired:
Interview with Apple's SVP of software engineering Craig Federighi on porting iOS apps to Mac, how the hardware will remain distinct, and more  —  NEAR THE END of yesterday's WWDC keynote, Craig Federighi, Apple's senior vice president of software engineering, acknowledged that people …
Kyle Wiggers / VentureBeat:
Microsoft announces Windows Collaboration Displays platform for Surface Hub-like displays and Windows 10 IoT Core Services with promised updates for next decade  —  At Computex 2018 in Taipei, Microsoft announced new Internet of Things (IoT) services and enterprise hardware during a keynote address.
Benjamin Mullin / Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Instagram may soon allow posted videos to be up to an hour long, has talked with content creators and publishers about producing long-form videos  —  Feature to allow videos of up to an hour in length  —  Instagram, which allows users to post photos and brief glimpses …
Ian Cutress / AnandTech:
AMD announces Threadripper 2, a 32-core CPU for desktops based on 12nm process, coming later this year  —  One of the surprises from AMD's first year of the newest x86 Zen architecture was the launch of the Threadripper platform.  Despite the mainstream Ryzen processors already taking …
Steven Aquino / TechCrunch:
Apple's Live Listen is coming to AirPods with iOS 12 update, allowing iPhones to be used as a directional mic and audio relayed to a user's AirPods  —  Apple has one hardware-specific feature planned that wasn't announced at Monday's WWDC keynote.  In iOS 12, users will be able to use Live Listen …
Wall Street Journal:
Behind the long-running dispute between Facebook and WhatsApp's founders about monetizing WhatsApp with ads, which led them to leave with $1.3B on the table  —  After a long dispute over how to produce more revenue with ads and data, the messaging app's creators are walking away leaving about $1.3 billion on the table
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook tests Lip Sync Live feature to compete with musical.ly and says users can now upload videos with copyrighted music  —  Facebook users will no longer have their uploaded videos with copyrighted background music taken down thanks to a slew of deals with all the major record labels plus many indies.
Joseph Cox / Motherboard:
Israel-based DNA testing service MyHeritage discloses security breach, says account info for 92M+ users exposed, including email addresses and hashed passwords  —  On Monday MyHeritage announced a security researcher had uncovered tens of millions of account details for recent customers, including email addresses and hashed passwords.
Karen Freifeld / Reuters:
Sources: ZTE signs preliminary agreement to lift US ban on buying from US suppliers; ZTE to pay $1B fine and have $400M held in escrow for future violations  —  (Reuters) - ZTE Corp (000063.SZ) has signed an agreement in principle that would lift a U.S. Commerce Department ban on buying from U.S. suppliers …
Pranav Dar / Analytics Vidhya:
UC Berkeley open sources the world's largest autonomous driving dataset containing 100K video sequences across various US locations  —  - UC Berkeley has open sourced the world's largest and most diverse self-driving dataset  — It contains 100,000 video sequences, each approximately 40 seconds long and in 720p quality
More: ZDNet
Natalia Drozdiak / Bloomberg:
Uber says it will roll out its on-demand electric bicycle service to Europe, starting in Berlin before the end of the summer  —  - Berlin to be first city in which bikes can be borrowed  —  Uber Technologies Inc. announced it would roll out its on-demand electric-bicycle service to Europe …
More: Reuters, CNET, and Axios
Brian Heater / TechCrunch:
Amazon bringing a French version of Alexa and Echo products to France starting next week; Echo and Echo Dot shipping next week, Echo Spot shipping next month  —  Amazon just got a step closer to world smart speaker domination.  Starting today, users in France can pre-order the Echo, Echo Dot and Echo Spot.
Megan Farokhmanesh / The Verge:
Trans YouTuber Chase Ross says YouTube regularly demonetizes his LGBT videos and has run anti-LGBT ads on some; YouTube says sometimes its systems get it wrong  —  YouTube denies that the use of the words ‘trans’ or ‘transgender’ triggered instant demonetization  —  YouTube's track record with LGBT creators isn't great.

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