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March 18, 2019, 7:10 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 of the Christchurch shooting, coming as quickly as 1 per second, 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:
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
Kyle Wiggers / VentureBeat:
Intel claims it will build America's first exascale supercomputer by 2021 using its new Xe GPU architecture, partnering with Cray in a Department of Energy deal  —  Intel today announced that it and subcontractor Cray will build the first supercomputer with of one exaflop of performance …
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 …
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 …
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty:
Putin signs into law bills banning “fake news” and penalizing those who post content found to be insulting to state officials, state symbols, or Russian society  —  President Vladimir Putin has signed legislation enabling Russian authorities to block websites and hand out punishment for …
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.
Elizabeth Dwoskin / Washington Post:
Stanford is launching the Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence to put humans and ethics at the center of AI and aims to raise $1B+  —  PALO ALTO, Calif. — A Stanford University scientist coined the term artificial intelligence.  Others at the university created …
Connie Loizos / TechCrunch:
General Catalyst announces initiative to invest at least $25M into 25 to 35 seed-stage startups each year, with initial investments between $500K and $2M  —  General Catalyst is diving more seriously into the business of funding seed-stage startups.  To wit, the venture firm is announcing today …

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Smartsheet:
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