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July 23, 2018, 11:25 AM

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Shara Tibken / CNET:
Qualcomm unveils first mmWave 5G and sub-6GHz antenna modules for 5G smartphones and mobile hotspots in 2019  —  Qualcomm has solved a big problem for a certain variation of 5G: getting the chips small enough to fit in handheld devices.  —  On Monday, Qualcomm unveiled its new QTM052 millimeter wave …
Erin Heffernan / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
Uber, Lyft suspend driver who secretly live-streamed hundreds of rides on Twitch, after initially keeping him on and saying he did not violate Missouri law  —  EDITOR'S NOTE: This story was originally published Friday night.  It was updated 9:30 p.m. Saturday with a statement from Uber saying …
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Snapchat to discontinue Snapcash, its peer-to-peer payment feature, on August 30; the feature was created in partnership with Square in 2014  —  Snapcash ended up a way to pay adult performers for private content over Snapchat, not just a way to pay your friends.
Eric Feng:
Overview of the iPhone-fueled “golden age” of tech startups from 2009-2012, how FAANG firms succeeded in its aftermath, and why B2C startups still have a chance  —  Ten years ago this month on July 10, 2008, Apple first unveiled the App Store and kicked off one of the greatest periods …
James Ball / Columbia Journalism Review:
It is time for newsrooms to cover technology extensively, across desks, acting as watchdogs rather than cheerleaders  —  A lowly tech employee was trying to do some simple task online and found out it was really hard.  Inspired by that difficulty, he—and it was almost always a he …
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Michelle Castillo / CNBC:
Sources: Pinterest is aiming for IPO by mid-2019, is close to ~$1B in ad sales in 2018 after hitting $500M in 2017, and now has a valuation between $13B-$15B  —  - Pinterest is poised to almost double revenue this year, getting close to $1 billion, according to people familiar with the matter.
Greg Sandoval / Business Insider:
Google Cloud to prevent its automated fraud-detection systems from suspending accounts with “established payment history” after a customer complaint went viral  —  - Google's cloud platform drew a lot of criticism after one of its customers, an admin of an account …
Chao Deng / Wall Street Journal:
More than 200 online lenders in China have either shut down or scaled back operations in recent weeks amid a slowing economy and stringent fintech regulations  —  Slowing economy and tighter controls curtail operations of hundreds of firms  —  BEIJING—A string of Chinese internet lenders …
NASDAQ.com:
Netgear's Arlo security camera spinoff hopes to raise $194M through IPO, with shares priced between $18 and $20, at a valuation of $1.4B  —  Arlo Technologies, a smart security camera maker being spun out of Netgear, announced terms for its IPO on Monday.  —  The San Jose, CA-based company plans …
Margaret Sullivan / Washington Post:
Facebook could recognize Holocaust denialism as hate speech and ban it on those grounds, but trying to censor every falsehood should be noted as a bad idea  —  To follow Mark Zuckerberg's utterances is to constantly cringe.  —  Last week was no different.

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