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June 6, 2018, 1:00 PM

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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 …
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.
Steven Loeb / VatorNews:
Cloud file storage startup Qumulo raises $93M Series D led by BlackRock Private Equity Partners  —  The company has now raised over $230 million as it plans to expand further into Europe  —  Financial trends and news by Steven Loeb  —  There's a ton of data being created in everything we do now.
Ian Cutress / AnandTech:
AMD announces Threadripper 2, a CPU for desktops with up to 32-cores 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 …
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 …
Janko Roettgers / Variety:
Sonos introduces Beam, a $399 compact soundbar with a five-microphone array that supports Alexa, Google Assistant, and Apple's Airplay 2, coming later this year  —  Smart speaker maker Sonos unveiled a new living room audio product dubbed the Sonos Beam at a press event in San Francisco Wednesday.
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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 …
Jeremy Kahn / Bloomberg:
Rental property site Spotahome raises $40M Series B led by Kleiner Perkins; founded in 2014, Spotahome has about 50K properties listed in 33 European cities  —  - Silicon Valley VC Kleiner Perkins leads funding for startup  — Company offers software for landlords as well as home listings
More: Tech.eu
Tripp Mickle / Wall Street Journal:
At WWDC, Apple takes aim at Facebook with new Safari tracking protections, tools to limit app usage, and enhanced social media tools in iMessages and FaceTime  —  The iPhone maker is improving its media-sharing capabilities while limiting the social-media company's ability to harvest data

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