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April 8, 2019, 1:45 PM

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Chris Welch / The Verge:
Sonos and Ikea unveil a $179 Symfonisk table lamp and a $99 bookshelf speaker, both of which can be controlled with Sonos' app, shipping in August  —  The lamp speaker and a bookshelf speaker are coming in August  —  Sonos and Ikea have fully unveiled the pair of speakers that the two companies have collaborated on for years.
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Pinterest sets IPO price range at $15-$17 per share, to raise as much as $1.275B at up to a $11.3B valuation; Pinterest was valued at $12.3B in its last round  —  After dropping its IPO filing two weeks ago, today Pinterest, the social media platform where people can discover and share ideas …
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Microsoft makes developer and “canary” builds of its Chromium-based Edge browser available today for Windows 10 64-bit, says builds for macOS “coming soon”  —  Microsoft today released the first Edge build based on Google's Chromium open source project, the same browser that Google's Chrome is based on.
BBC:
UK whitepaper proposes “code of best practice” for how internet platforms should deal with harmful content, suggests expanding liability to tech company execs  —  Internet sites could be fined or blocked if they fail to tackle “online harms” such as terrorist propaganda and child abuse, under government plans.
James Vincent / The Verge:
EU publishes seven guidelines for developing ethical AI applications including being accountable, sustainable, explainable, privacy-respecting, and unbiased  —  The European Union has published new guidelines on developing ethical AI  —  The European Union today published a set of guidelines …
Eileen Yu / ZDNet:
Dropbox pays out $319,300 in bug bounties for a HackerOne event in Singapore that focused on the file sharing service and its subsidiary HelloSign  —  Cloud storage vendor forks out $319,300 in a one-day bug bounty programme that galvanised 45 HackerOne members in Singapore …
Sergiu Gatlan / BleepingComputer:
Microsoft changes the default removal policy for external storage like USB thumb drives in Windows 10 from “Better performance” to “Quick removal”  —  The default removal policy for external storage media was changed by Microsoft in Windows 10 version 1809 from …
Brian Merchant / Gizmodo:
Once boastful of its plans to rely on 100% renewable energy for new datacenters, Amazon's quietly tamped down those ambitions  —  In 2014, Amazon announced that it would power its rapidly expanding fleet of data centers with 100 percent renewable energy.  Apple, Facebook, and Google …
Kyle Wiggers / VentureBeat:
Deep Lens, developer of the VIPER clinical research software suite that includes AI-backed image detection tools, raises $14M Series A led by Northpond Ventures  —  Deep Lens, a Columbus, Ohio-based startup developing a precision medicine software suite, today announced that it's raised $14 million …
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Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Roblox, an MMO game popular with kids, says it now has 90M MAUs, up from the 70M last fall, following international expansion and support for French and German  —  Kids gaming platform Roblox, most recently valued at over $2.5 billion, has reached a new milestone of 90 million monthly active users, the company said on Sunday.
Scott Scrivens / Android Police:
14 HTC apps that were on the Google Play Store have been unpublished in the last three months, including HTC Mail and HTC Calendar  —  Back in February, we wrote about the disappearance of the HTC Mail app from the Play Store, but it was quickly restored.  More recently, we received a tip …

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