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March 2, 2019, 10:55 AM

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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 and touch more aspects of consumers' lives.
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.
Caroline O'Donovan / BuzzFeed News:
Amazon removes at least three anti-vaccination documentaries from Prime Video hours after Rep. Schiff sent letter to Bezos regarding anti-vaccine misinformation  —  Amazon appears to have removed anti-vaccination documentaries from search results on Amazon Prime Video today …
Paul Grewal / Facebook:
Facebook and Instagram file lawsuit in US federal court against 4 companies and 3 people in China for promoting the sale of fake accounts, likes, and followers  —  Today, Facebook and Instagram filed a lawsuit in US federal court against four companies and three people based in the People's Republic …
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.
Romy Varghese / Bloomberg:
Cities across the US are using legacy software from the '80s built with obsolete programming languages and unfriendly user interfaces  —  The only place in San Francisco still pricing real estate like it's the 1980s is the city assessor's office.  Its property tax system dates back to the dawn of the floppy disk.
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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 …

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