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March 23, 2019, 4:55 PM

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Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Source: Apple's planned game subscription service for iOS will only include paid titles, not freemium ones, and will pay developers based on user play time  —  - Devices take a back seat to video, news, gaming subscriptions  — Company tries biggest strategy change since the iPhone in 2007
Ashley Rodriguez / Quartz:
What to expect from Apple on March 25: a paid news service, a video service with original content, a content hub in the TV app, a credit card, and no hardware  —  iPhones, iMacs, and other hardware are likely to take a backseat to news and entertainment at Apple's first big product event of 2019.
Edmund Lee / New York Times:
John Herrman / New York Times:
A profile of Citizen, a crime tracking app that notifies users in NYC, SF Bay Area, Baltimore, and LA when a crime or a major incident is reported near them  —  An app called Citizen promises “awareness” of nearby danger.  What it provides is more complicated.
Alissa Greenberg / Pacific Standard:
A profile of PC4R, a crowdfunded charity that is helping refugees request funds for their pay-as-you-go mobile accounts via a Facebook group with 60K+ members  —  A Facebook-based refugee charity can be borderless and international in a way that other charities can't.  —  Musap Yhia was only 10 when he left Darfur.
Clay Chandler / Fortune:
Inside the rivalry between Southeast Asia's Grab and Go-Jek, the ride-hailing services evolving to provide everything from groceries to mortgages  —  The rival ride-hailing services are now dueling to deliver everything from groceries to mortgages to Southeast Asia's middle class.
Washington Post:
DHS watchdog report says FEMA exposed personal info of ~2.3M US disaster survivors, including some personal addresses and banking info, to a federal contractor  —  The Federal Emergency Management Agency shared personal addresses and banking information of more than 2 million U.S. disaster survivors …
Zheping Huang / South China Morning Post:
A look at Chinese tech workers' struggle with burnout and work-life balance, as many are expected to work a “996” schedule, or 9am to 9pm six days a week  —  He is so focused on keeping his start-up alive that he can't sleep at night.  She was asked in an interview if she would be willing …
New York Times:
In its lawsuit over JEDI contract, Oracle claims an Amazon staffer who had a stint at Pentagon, and is now at AWS, shaped the $10B contract in Amazon's favor  —  Deap Ubhi is a restless guy.  At 26, he quit his job in private equity in Northern California, where he had grown up and gone to college …

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