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July 6, 2018, 2:45 AM

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Yoav Stoler / CTECH:
Sources: Apple has notified Intel that it will not use the chipmaker's 5G wireless chips in its 2020 mobile devices  —  Apple has notified Intel it will not use a mobile modem developed by the chipmaker in its next-generation mobile device  —  Intel will not provide 5G modems …
Benjamin Mayo / 9to5Mac:
Ming-Chi Kuo report: 6.5" OLED iPhone should cost ~$1K and come in three colors; 6.1" LCD model should cost ~$700 and come in five colors including blue and red  —  Ming-Chi Kuo released a report today that ups his estimates for the new 2018 iPhone sales, as well as detailing a few changes to expect.
Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch:
European Parliament votes against controversial Article 11 and Article 13 copyright reform proposals, meaning they will now be open for debate and amendments  —  A 318-278 majority of MEPs in the European Parliament has just voted to reopen debate around a controversial digital copyright reform proposal …
Sapna Maheshwari / New York Times:
A look at how Samba TV collects viewing data from 13.5M smart TVs in the US to make personalized show recommendations and enable ad targeting  —  The growing concern over online data and user privacy has been focused on tech giants like Facebook and devices like smartphones.
Kia Kokalitcheva / Axios:
Sources: Uber and Lyft each held talks to acquire Skedaddle, a startup that creates group bus rides by matching customers headed in the same direction  —  Uber and Lyft each held talks to acquire Skedaddle, a startup that creates group bus rides by matching customers headed in the same direction, Axios has learned.
Kaitlin Benz / CNET:
Netflix to end users' ability to post new reviews July 30 and remove existing written reviews mid-August, will keep thumbs up and down system  —  Soon, it'll be a little harder for you to tell everyone what you thought of Marvel's The Avengers.  —  Netflix is removing a desktop-only feature …
Dan Strumpf / Wall Street Journal:
ZTE says it has named Xu Ziyang, former head of its business in Germany, as CEO alongside a new CTO, CFO, and head of HR, to comply with US demands  —  New CEO is 20-year veteran of company; naming new leadership is condition for the U.S. to lift a ban on buying American-made parts
Jon Fingas / Engadget:
Tinder is officially rolling out Loops, GIF-like two-second looping videos that users can add to their profiles, on iOS  —  If you're a dating app regular, you know that a photo only says so much about yourself.  But do you really want to go to the trouble of recording a whole video for people …
Renee DiResta / Wired:
A look at how “keyword voids”, social recommendations, and paid promotions can lead to tragic misinformation in top search results for health-related queries  —  IN THE FIRST few hours of a newborn's life, doctors administer a vitamin K shot.  This is because infants …
Hans Lee / Bloomberg:
IBM secures AU$1B contract to be the central technology partner to Australian government over the next five years, providing automation and blockchain services  —  - Contract comes 2 years after playing role in bungled census  — Government savings from 5-year agreement estimated at A$100m

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