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July 23, 2018, 3:40 PM

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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 …
Avery Hartmans / Business Insider:
Susan Fowler Rigetti, the former Uber engineer who blew the whistle on sexual harassment at the company, has joined the NYT as technology opinion editor in SF  —  - Susan Fowler Rigetti, the woman who blew the whistle on Uber's sexist culture, has been hired by The New York Times.
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.
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Bloomberg:
According to speed test service Ookla, Apple's iPhone X on average has downloaded data at 29.7 Mbps, well behind Samsung's Galaxy S9 at 38.9 Mbps  —  - Loading speeds have become a key selling point for Samsung  — Qualcomm says its modems produce faster connections for phones
Yoko Kubota / Wall Street Journal:
Profile of China's BOE, which supplies LCD screens for MacBooks and iPads and, sources say, wants to supply OLED displays for Apple from 2020  —  If BOE succeeds, it would not only prove its manufacturing prowess but also score a win for China in its tech race against South Korea and Japan
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 …
Lincoln Pigman / New York Times:
Russian lawmakers propose bill requiring sites with 100K+ daily visitors to take down “inaccurate” posts or comments within a day or face fines up to ~$800K  —  MOSCOW — Russia, which American intelligence agencies said spread its fair share of misinformation during …

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