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July 18, 2018, 8:00 PM

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Tom Warren / The Verge:
EU fines Google a record €4.3B (~$5B) in antitrust case for illegal practices regarding Android mobile devices to strengthen dominance of Google's search engine  —  Google has been hit with a record-breaking €4.3 billion ($5 billion) fine by EU regulators for breaking antitrust laws.
The Keyword:
Google CEO Sundar Pichai says Android has created more choice, not less, and that Google will appeal the EU ruling  —  If you buy an Android phone, you're choosing one of the world's two most popular mobile platforms—one that has expanded the choice of phones available around the world.
Kara Swisher / Recode:
Q&A with Mark Zuckerberg about Russia, fake news, InfoWars, Myanmar, and why he thinks Facebook shouldn't take down posts that deny the Holocaust  —  Everything was on the table — and after Facebook's wildest year yet, that's a really big table.  —  Yesterday, I motored my Ford Fiesta …
Kara Swisher / Recode:
Mark Zuckerberg clarifies his comments about Holocaust deniers on Facebook: “I absolutely didn't intend to defend the intent of people who deny that”  —  The Facebook founder has attracted controversy for how the social network deals with content that is offensive to many, such as Holocaust deniers
Joe Flint / Wall Street Journal:
Netflix is creating a comedy-focused radio channel in partnership with Sirius XM, due to launch in January 2019  —  Satellite-radio comedy channel expected to launch by January  —  Netflix is coming to radio.  —  The streaming-content giant has cut a deal with Sirius XM Holdings Inc. SIRI 1.20% …
Timothy W. Martin / Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Samsung to launch phone with a 7" display that can be folded in half like a wallet early next year; Bixby speaker launching in about a month for ~$300  —  The phone will feature a roughly 7-inch display that folds in half  —  SEOUL— Samsung Electronics Co. is planning to introduce …
Jon Russell / TechCrunch:
Apple's iCloud user data in China is now being stored by a division of state-owned China Telecom  —  If you're an Apple customer living in China who didn't already opt out of having your iCloud data stored locally, here's a good reason to do so now.  That information, the data belonging …
Arielle Pardes / Wired:
Reddit begins rolling out live chatrooms, organized by subreddit and created by admins only, currently in beta  —  A FEW MONTHS into Jason Lee's new job at Reddit, the office was buzzing with excitement.  It was April 2017 and Reddit had just launched r/place, a collaborative project …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Facebook confirms users can now sync their Instagram contacts to Messenger  —  Facebook wants to expand your Messenger contact list with a little help from Instagram.  The company has launched a feature in Messenger that pulls in your contacts from Instagram, if you opt to connect your account.
Olivia Solon / The Guardian:
Researcher shows Venmo transactions, which are public under default user settings, reveal details including real names, comments, and dates through a public API  —  A researcher has analysed millions of public transactions to prove just how much the app reveals about our life and habits
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Y Combinator will award grants of $10K to 100 graduates of the third year of its 10-week online Startup School program  —  Y Combinator wants to lure more companies into the funnel for its accelerator while democratizing free access to startup knowledge.  It's simultaneously moving …
Reuters:
Court filing: DOJ has proposed an expedited schedule for its appeal of the ruling allowing AT&T to buy Time Warner, seeking briefs by Oct. 18  —  WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department has proposed an expedited schedule for an appeal of a judge's ruling that allowed AT&T Inc …

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