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February 20, 2019, 5:05 PM

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Kyle Wiggers / VentureBeat:
Samsung debuts the Galaxy S10 and S10+ with 6.1" and 6.4" displays, triple rear camera, in-screen fingerprint sensors, and bigger batteries, from $899 and $999  —  At the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco this morning, Samsung unveiled a smartphone series ten years in the making: The Galaxy S10.
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Tom Warren / The Verge:
Samsung debuts Galaxy Fold, a foldable smartphone with 4.6" folded and 7.3" unfolded displays, 7nm processor, 12GB RAM, three-app multitasking, 6 cameras, more  —  Samsung first teased its foldable phone back in November, and at the company's Galaxy Unpacked event today it's further detailing its foldable plans.
Kyle Wiggers / VentureBeat:
Samsung's Galaxy Fold will come in both LTE and 5G versions with One UI Android skin and four colors available, starting at $1,980 on April 26  —  Just when you thought Samsung's 2019 Galaxy Unpacked event at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco couldn't get any newsier …
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Sources: Apple plans to let developers port their iPad apps to Mac using a new SDK that will be released as early as June at WWDC  —  - This year, it will be easier to turn iPad apps into Mac apps  — App merger initiative comes as Apple plans its own Mac chips
Karen Weise / New York Times:
Microsoft says Russia-linked Fancy Bear targeted European research groups and think tanks that work on issues including election security and nuclear policy  —  SEATTLE — A group of hackers associated with Russian intelligence targeted civil society groups across Europe ahead of May elections there, Microsoft said on Tuesday.
K.G Orphanides / WIRED UK:
Investigation: YouTube is monetizing sexualized videos of minors, many with comments from predators; Epic Games pauses all pre-roll ads following inquiry  —  Scores of YouTube videos with tens of millions of views are being inundated with comments by paedophiles, with adverts from major brands running alongside the disturbing content
Bloomberg:
Sources: Disney joins Nestle, Epic Games, and others in pulling ad spending from YouTube following details about a “pedophile ring” in YouTube comments  —  - YouTube faces criticism for recommending videos of minors  — Nestle, Epic Games also among companies stopping ad purchases
Jeremy Horwitz / VentureBeat:
Samsung debuts a basic Galaxy Fit band and Galaxy Watch Active, a simpler $200 version of its watch, shipping March 8 with blood pressure tracking coming later  —  Leaking every new product ahead of the official unveiling event has a way of making the formal announcements dull …
Vlad Savov / The Verge:
Harvard Law Today:
Mark Zuckerberg talks to Harvard professor Jonathan Zittrain about encryption, “information fiduciaries”, and more, as part of Zuckerberg's 2019 challenge  —  Should Facebook be considered an “information fiduciary” when it comes to the privacy of its clients?
Chloe Bryan / Mashable:
A look at “Reply Guys”, a mostly harmless but annoying Twitter phenomenon where one or two men reply to every tweet from a woman  —  On Twitter, a place where a lot of bad things happen, there's a mostly harmless but decidedly annoying phenomenon.
Reuters:
Sources: Lyft expects to be valued at between $20B and $25B in its IPO and plans to launch its IPO roadshow during the week of March 18  —  (Reuters) - Lyft Inc plans to launch the roadshow for its initial public offering (IPO) during the week of March 18, making it the first U.S. ride-hailing company …

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