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June 25, 2018, 7:45 AM

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Nellie Bowles / New York Times:
Experts say domestic abusers increasingly use connected home devices like smart locks, security cameras, and lighting to scare or spy on victims  —  SAN FRANCISCO — The people who called into the help hotlines and domestic violence shelters said they felt as if they were going crazy.
The Verge:
As Trump admin prepares for $200B in new tariffs on Chinese goods, small US gadget makers fear that price increases on key parts may put them out of business  —  Trump's tariffs could spell doom for small hardware startups  —  As the White House barrels toward $250 billion in tariffs on Chinese imports …
Peter Bright / Ars Technica:
Details of Qualcomm SDM1000, likely Snapdragon 1000, leak showing bigger, 20×15mm sized chip for Windows 10 on ARM PCs to compete with Intel Core Y and U CPUs  —  Design goes head to head with Intel's Y and U series Core-branded processors.  —  Details of the SDM1000 …
Benedict Evans:
Machine learning may become a ubiquitous and fundamental enabling layer, similar to how relational databases impacted society in the eighties  —  We're now four or five years into the current explosion of machine learning, and pretty much everyone has heard of it.
Julie Creswell / New York Times:
As Amazon-run private label brands grow to roughly 100 with $25B in expected revenue over the next four years, potential antitrust concerns could arise  —  It started with a simple battery.  —  Around 2009, Amazon quietly entered the private label business by offering a handful of items under a new brand called AmazonBasics.
Thomas Claburn / The Register:
Microsoft and Ernst & Young announce blockchain-based content rights and royalties management network, first to be deployed for Microsoft's gaming partners  —  Blockchain might actually prove helpful for a change  —  In an effort to demonstrate there are actual uses for blockchain technology …
Wall Street Journal:
Online dating apps like Tinder are struggling to sign-up female users in markets like India, where dating isn't yet mainstream and carries a social stigma  —  Online dating apps try to woo female users in one of the world's largest untapped markets; ‘not for average-looking guys’

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