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March 13, 2019, 7:25 PM

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Stuart Dredge / Music Ally:
Spotify files an anti-trust complaint against Apple with the European Commission, claiming App Store rules limit choice and stifle competition  —  Spotify is filing a complaint against Apple with the European Commission, accusing the latter company of anticompetitive behaviour in the way it manages …
Shannon Liao / The Verge:
Facebook says it is working to bring its services back online as users around the world report issues with Facebook, Instagram, Messenger, Oculus, and WhatsApp  —  While you can open the apps, they're missing major functions  —  Facebook and Instagram appear to be partially down for some users around the world today.
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Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Twitter's mobile app is rolling out a Snapchat-style camera designed to promote sharing photos, videos, and live footage when users swipe left on their timeline  —  Twitter is rolling out the redesign to its camera feature TechCrunch reported on a month ago that's designed to let you capture photos …
Chaim Gartenberg / The Verge:
Verizon's 5G service to launch on April 11 in Chicago and Minneapolis and cost $85-$105 for its unlimited plans  —  The first phone available will be the Moto Z3 with the 5G Moto Mod  —  Verizon's 5G network is coming.  After months of vague statements, the carrier has finally announced …
Bloomberg:
Sources: Apple's video service will feature mostly content from partners at launch, with the first slew of its own shows coming later in the year  —  - IPhone maker is said to push for HBO, Showtime and Starz deals  — Magazine bundle, Apple Pay upgrades are also coming this month
Bloomberg:
Court documents: Larry Page worried he would lose control of Google in 2011 and seemed to make a “veiled threat” to quit over the issue  —  - Page feared co-founder Brin might sell voting shares in 2011  — Court documents shed new light on controversial class C stock
Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch:
Google quietly adds DuckDuckGo and other privacy-focused search engines as an option for Chrome users in more than 60 markets  —  In an update to the chromium engine, which underpins Google's popular Chrome browser, the search giant has quietly updated the lists of default search engines …
Nick Bastone / Business Insider:
Sources: Google has moved dozens of employees out of its laptop and tablet division, scaling back the size of its in-house hardware group  —  - Google appears to be trimming the size of its laptop and tablet hardware group, telling dozens of engineers and program managers to find other roles …
Theodore Schleifer / Recode:
TPG Growth places Bill McGlashan, a managing partner who championed social responsibility, on leave after DOJ charges him in the college admissions scandal  —  “The way the world works these days is unbelievable.”  —  One of Silicon Valley's most prominent private equity investors …
Mayank Parmar / Windows Latest:
Windows 10 can now automatically uninstall problematic updates that can cause boot up failures  —  If your computer runs into Windows problems and automatic recovery attempts are unsuccessful, Windows 10 will now automatically remove the botched updates.  —  In a new support document …
Colin Lecher / The Verge:
ACLU releases documents showing ICE lets over 9,200 employees access a controversial license plate database with little oversight  —  The ACLU published the emails today  —  Immigration and Customs Enforcement allows thousands of employees to access a controversial license plate database …

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