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March 10, 2019, 6:25 AM

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Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Senator Warren's plan to curb the power of big tech, while addressing valid concerns, feels like a grandstanding populism without enough substance behind it  —  This isn't necessarily a big surprise, given that she's suggested this many times over the past few years, but 2020 Presidential …
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Will Oremus / Slate:
By shifting focus to private messaging, Facebook is getting closer to emulating WeChat, which has made Apple's control of iOS largely irrelevant in China  —  The social network's “pivot to privacy” puts iOS in its crosshairs.  Welcome to tech's next big rivalry.
Timothy B. Lee / Ars Technica:
Tesla is dealing with the failure to achieve full self-driving by shifting goalposts, as it continues using its customers as unpaid safety drivers for its tech  —  Tesla just shifted the goalposts for “full self-driving” technology.  —  An overhaul to Tesla's Autopilot webpage might represent …
Katia Moskvitch / WIRED UK:
Inside CERN's quest to build a reliable quantum computing device, as it'll need 50-100 times more computing power to process Large Hadron Collider data by 2026  —  Quantum computers could help explain some of the most fundamental mysteries in the universe and upend everything from finance to encryption …
Susie Cagle / OneZero:
The sharing economy, once touted as community-building, sustainable, and a salvation from capitalism, has in fact only ushered in a precarious economic future  —  ‘Sharing’ was supposed to save us.  Instead, it became a Trojan horse for a precarious economic future.
Romain Dillet / TechCrunch:
In a summary judgement, court dismisses Paris' lawsuit against Airbnb for allegedly posting illegal listings, which likely means its case isn't strong enough  —  A court in Paris has dismissed a case against Airbnb, as Le Monde reported.  Last month, the City of Paris sued Airbnb for 1,010 illegal listings.
Mars Woo / DealStreetAsia:
Ruhnn Holding, a Chinese e-commerce platform which operates online stores for social media influencers, files for a $200M IPO on Nasdaq  —  Ruhnn Holding, an Alibaba-backed Chinese e-commerce platform for social media influencers, has filed for a Nasdaq initial public offering (IPO) …
Dennis Crowley / Foursquare Intersections:
Foursquare's Hypertrending app uses Pilgrim, its SDK used by thousands of apps on millions of phones, to show where people congregate in Austin, in real time  —  Where 10 Years of Foursquare Has Led Us  —  It's been 10 years since we launched Foursquare at SXSW in 2009.

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Smartsheet:
Millennials are Leading the Charge on Organizational Automation  —  Despite the varying levels of concern about the potential for automation to disrupt or even eliminate jobs in the future, millennials are embracing its potential.
Brex:
What's the most popular recruiting tool for startups?  —  We dug into Brex data to settle the debate.
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Zoho:
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Download the latest preview builds  —  Try out the new Chromium-based Microsoft Edge and catch a glimpse of what's next.
Google Cloud:
What does the future of cloud computing hold  —  and what does this mean for businesses?  We looked at the data, talked to luminaries, and listened to customers across the world.  Here's what they said.

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