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March 10, 2019, 3:45 PM

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Nilay Patel / The Verge:
Interview with Sen. Warren on her plan to break up big tech, including Apple, which she says shouldn't both run the App Store and distribute its own apps in it  —  Under Warren's plan, Amazon would not be able to sell Amazon Basics products on the Amazon retail store, Google would not be able …
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Manish Singh / VentureBeat:
Google launches Bolo, an Android app for school children in India to improve reading and vocabulary skills in Hindi and English, using speech recognition  —  Google, which already dominates India's smartphone, search, and online video market, today launched a learning app for primary school children …
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 …
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 …
Tova Cohen / Reuters:
Report: after Intel reportedly offered $6B for Mellanox in January, Nvidia has now submitted a competing bid for the Israeli chip designer  —  TEL AVIV (Reuters) - Nvidia Corp has submitted an offer to buy Israeli chip designer Mellanox, the Calcalist financial news website said on Sunday.
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Kalev Aasmae / ZDNet:
In this month's parliamentary elections in Estonia, 44% of about 561K votes counted were cast online using the e-voting system, setting a new digital record  —  In this month's Estonian parliamentary elections, a whopping 44 percent of the ballot was cast using e-voting.
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.
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) …

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