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March 18, 2019, 4:15 PM

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Apple:
Apple debuts new 10.5" iPad Air, from $499, and 7.9" iPad mini, from $399, both with retina display, A12 Bionic chip, and support for the first-gen Apple Pencil  —  10.5-Inch iPad Air Offers High-End Features and Performance at a Breakthrough Price  —  7.9-Inch iPad mini Brings Apple Pencil Support …
Cory Doctorow / Boing Boing:
Report: Myspace has lost all the photos, videos, and music its users uploaded between 2003 and 2015 due to data corruption during a server migration project  —  It's been a year since the music links on Myspace stopped working; at first the company insisted that they were working on it …
Washington Post:
Inside YouTube's efforts to shut down uploads, coming as quickly as 1 per second, of the Christchurch shooting as uploaders managed to evade its detection tools  —  SAN FRANCISCO — As a grisly video recorded by the alleged perpetrator of Friday's bloody massacres at two New Zealand mosques played …
Bhanu Pratap / Reuters:
John Koblin / New York Times:
An overview of Apple's big spending plan to challenge streaming incumbents like Netflix, ahead of its March 25 “It's show time” event  —  Apple is coming to Hollywood.  —  Delete that.  —  Hollywood is going to Apple.  —  On March 25, a delegation of producers …
The Guardian:
Facebook is struggling with Today In, its feature curating local news, because 40% of Americans live in places that do not have enough local news coverage  —  About 1,800 newspapers have closed in the US in the last 15 years, partly as a result of internet-based companies like Facebook
Ron Miller / TechCrunch:
Slack launches Enterprise Key Management, a tool that enables customers in regulated industries to control their encryption keys and revoke them if required  —  Slack announced today that it is launching Enterprise Key Management (EKM) for Slack, a new tool that enables customers to control …
Bloomberg:
Filing: Lyft is seeking to raise as much as $2.1B at a valuation of up to $18.5B in its IPO, offering 30.8M shares at $62-$68 each  —  Lyft Inc. is seeking to raise as much as $2.1 billion in its initial public offering, valuing the firm at up to $18.5 billion.

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