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June 21, 2018, 6:00 PM

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Sara Salinas / CNBC:
Intel CEO Brian Krzanich to step down following an investigation into a consensual relationship with an Intel employee; Bob Swan to step in as interim CEO  —  Intel's Brian Krzanich is out as CEO and chairman of the board following an investigation into a “consensual relationship with an Intel employee,” the company announced Thursday.
Lawrence Hurley / Reuters:
SCOTUS rules that states have broad authority to force online retailers to collect sales taxes  —  WASHINGTON (Reuters) - States have broad authority to force online retailers to collect potentially billions of dollars worth of sales taxes, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Thursday …
Paul Sawers / VentureBeat:
Google launches an updated Google Account, with refreshed design, hints on how to improve security, and better search, today on Android and later on iOS and web  —  Google has announced a handful of updates to its security and privacy dashboard to help users “more easily navigate” …
Alex Kantrowitz / BuzzFeed:
Twitter has made a somewhat miraculous comeback in the past two years, with rising revenue and MAUs, due to luck and a focus on news and premium video  —  A bird emerges from the ashes.  —  Two years ago, people were writing eulogies for Twitter.  —  Rudderless and without product direction …
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Sources: Apple is facing technical hurdles making the AirPower wireless charger, which runs a stripped-down version of iOS, but aims to launch it by September  —  - Engineers hoped for June launch; company aims for September  — Several new Apple products have been delayed in recent years
Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land:
Mark Bergen / Bloomberg:
Sources: influential Google engineers refusing to work on an “air gap”, needed for military contracts, led to wider resistance to military contracts at Google  —  Earlier this year, a group of influential software engineers in Google's cloud division surprised their superiors …
Felix Gillette / Bloomberg:
Interviews with Nintendo executives and game creators as the company is about to turn 130, buoyed by the success of the Switch  —  With the Switch, the 130-year-old gaming giant has once again turned reports of its demise into Nintendo Mania.  —  For anyone who's ever marveled at Nintendo's vivid …
Dan Seifert / The Verge:
Amazon Fire TV Cube review: controls more than just TV, supports 4K HDR, picks up commands even while video or music is playing, but the remote lacks features  —  Alexa turns out to be a good match for your living room  —  For the past few years, Amazon has had two of the most popular living room products …
Tessa Lyons / Facebook:
Facebook announces updates in effort to fight false news: using more machine learning, expanding fact-checking partnerships, using Claim Review framework, more  —  Over the last year and half, we have been committed to fighting false news through a combination of technology and human review …
Janko Roettgers / Variety:
AT&T unveils 31 TV networks offered in its WatchTV streaming service, which is launching next week for $15/month and is also included in two wireless plans  —  AT&T announced the launch of its new internet service Watch TV Thursday, revealing both the TV networks included in the service …
Alexandra Samuel / The Verge:
How the economy of Blaine, WA, a town Canadians from Vancouver region visit to pick up their Amazon.com US packages, is being threatened by Amazon.ca's growth  —  Canada's front porch  —  Roll off the highway into Blaine, Washington, and the first thing you'll notice is Edaleen Dairy …
Steve Lohr / New York Times:
As debate about deep learning's limits heats up, research groups, startups, and computer scientists are seeking other concepts to make AI more flexible  —  For the past five years, the hottest thing in artificial intelligence has been a branch known as deep learning.
Marrian Zhou / CNET:
Microsoft says it does not have any plans for VR or mixed reality support for Xbox consoles  —  Microsoft's plans to include virtual reality in Xbox game consoles are virtually over.  —  The software giant told GamesIndustry.biz it isn't working on VR support for its popular Xbox console …
Liza Lin / Wall Street Journal:
A look at Chinese online services provider Meituan-Dianping, which has 320M+ users and is competing against Alibaba-backed services, as it plans its IPO  —  Meituan-Dianping is expected to go public this year at a $60 billion valuation  —  BEIJING—China's burgeoning middle class …

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