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March 19, 2019, 2:55 AM

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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 …
Peter Kafka / Recode:
Reed Hastings confirms that Netflix won't be offering its content through Apple's upcoming video service  —  In other news: Turns out Netflix is not a tech company, Hastings says.  —  Apple is planning a big announcement to unveil its new video strategy next week, and there is a long list of unknowns about Apple's plans.
Chris Sonderby / Facebook:
Facebook says original Christchurch attack video was viewed <200 times during live broadcast; first user report came in 12 minutes after live broadcast ended  —  Our hearts go out to the victims, their families and the community affected by the horrific terrorist attacks in Christchurch.
Washington Post:
Bhanu Pratap / Reuters:
James Vincent / The Verge:
Nvidia launches the 70mm by 45mm Jetson Nano, its AI computing board for entry-level applications aimed at developers, makers, and enthusiasts, starting at $99  —  The Jetson Nano is the latest example of cheap edge computing for AI  —  In recent years, advances in AI have produced algorithms …
Juliegrace Brufke / The Hill:
Rep. Devin Nunes is suing Twitter and some of its users for defamation, alleging Twitter is shadow banning conservatives, seeks $250M+ in damages  —  House Intelligence Committee ranking member and former chairman Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) is suing Twitter and a number of its users for more than $250 million.
Associated Press:
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 …
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 …
TechCrunch:
A roundup of the 85+ companies that launched at Y Combinator's Winter 2019 Demo Day 1, including medical, AI, on-demand, e-commerce, and robotics startups  —  Y Combinator's incubator classes have gotten huge.  —  With over 200 companies, the Winter 2019 class is by far YC's largest yet.
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 …

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