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March 1, 2019, 7:30 PM

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Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Amazon is planning to open dozens of grocery stores, distinct from Whole Foods, in several major US cities  —  Amazon is planning to open dozens of grocery stores in several major U.S. cities as the retail giant looks to broaden its reach in the food business beyond its specialty Whole Foods brand.
Sara Salinas / CNBC:
Lyft S-1: 2018 revenue of $2.2B up 100% YoY, gross bookings of $8.1B from 1B+ rides, loss of $911M, up 32% YoY, 39% market share in the US, up from 22% in 2017  —  - In Lyft's long-awaited IPO prospectus, the Uber archrival says its share of the market has grown to 39 percent.
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Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft now lets Microsoft 365 users on Android take a picture of a printed data table and automatically convert it into an editable Excel spreadsheet  —  Microsoft uses AI to boost Excel features  —  Microsoft is adding a very useful feature to its Excel mobile apps for iOS and Android.
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft to shut down its Microsoft Band and Microsoft Health Dashboard apps and services on May 31, will offer refunds to some active Band users  —  Microsoft Band apps and services end on May 31st  —  Microsoft has announced today that it plans to kill off its Microsoft Band …
Dan Seifert / The Verge:
Samsung Galaxy S10+ review: great display and a versatile camera but the in-screen fingerprint scanner is unreliable and hole-punch design is worse than a notch  —  The 10th Galaxy S phone feels familiar, but is still excellent  —  Every year for the past decade, Samsung has released a steady beat of new Galaxy S phones.
Lucas Shaw / Bloomberg:
Sources: Hulu's live online TV service has about 2M subscribers while YouTube TV has crossed 1M  —  - Analyst says their services shine versus Sling, DirecTV Now  — Slicker, modern-looking interfaces give upstarts a leg up  —  Hulu and YouTube together have signed about 3 million subscribers …
Jordan Pearson / Motherboard:
Coinbase's acquisition of Neutrino, co-founded by the key people behind the controversial hacking tools vendor Hacking Team, sparks a #DeleteCoinbase campaign  —  Users trying to #DeleteCoinbase are having trouble after the exchange acquired a startup staffed by former Hacking Team members.
Finextra Research:
Revolut CFO Peter O'Higgins resigns this week in wake of allegations made against Revolut of allowing money laundering and using dodgy hiring practices  —  The CFO of Revolut has resigned as the fintech unicorn makes headlines for all the wrong reasons, with allegations surface over serious lapses …
Matthew Iles / Civil:
Civil to launch its blockchain on March 6 with individual and newsroom memberships and the ability to buy CVL tokens accessible via Civil's website  —  Civil is back and better than ever.  Full details below.  But let's put first things first: Civil is a community-owned platform …
Simon van Zuylen-Wood / Vanity Fair:
Inside Facebook's content policy team, which is made up of several dozen Facebook engineers, lawyers, and PR people who decide what users can post  —  The company blew it on privacy and fake news.  Can it do better against trolls and racists?  An exclusive embed with Facebook's shadow government.

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