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April 2, 2019, 9:10 AM

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Colin Lecher / The Verge:
1,000+ Googlers sign a petition demanding Google remove Kay Coles James, president of the conservative Heritage Foundation, from its external AI advisory board  —  ‘They think that some of our colleagues either do not or should not exist’  —  When Google announced an external advisory board …
Kate Conger / New York Times:
Lyft shares close down 11.85% on second day of trading, after its stock jumped 8.7% on the day of IPO  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Lyft's debut on the stock market is off to a bumpy start.  —  The ride-hailing company went public in a blaze of glory on Friday, as its stock jumped 8.7 percent …
Adrian Zmudzinski / Cointelegraph:
Report: data provided by TokenData shows about $118M has been raised via ICOs in Q1 2019, compared to $6.9B raised during the same period in 2018  —  About $118 million has been raised via initial coin offerings (ICOs) in Q1 of 2019, over 58 times less than $6.9 billion …
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft unveils new mid-range 13-inch Surface Book 2 with Intel quad-core i5 processor, 256GB storage, and 8GB RAM for $1,499  —  Microsoft is quietly refreshing its Surface Book 2 base model today.  The software giant is introducing Intel's latest 8th Gen quad-core i5 processor …
Khari Johnson / VentureBeat:
Intel Capital says it's invested $117M in 14 startups, the majority of which create products and services related to AI  —  Intel Capital today announced an investment of $117 million in 14 startups doing things like making AI inference faster, helping manufacturers deploy AI systems …
Jon Fingas / Engadget:
Valve confirms its Index VR headset with integrated headphones and new controllers will ship on June 15, plans full reveal for May 1  —  You won't have to wait until May to learn more about Valve's Index VR headset.  Valve briefly posted (and promptly removed) unfinished pages for the Index …
Joe Pompeo / Vanity Fair:
Sources: Apple tried hard to sign up The New York Times and WaPo to Apple News+, was flexible on some terms but wanted the papers' entire content offerings  —  The Times and Post resisted Eddy Cue's hard sell ("We'll make you the most-read newspaper in the world.")

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