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April 9, 2019, 4:50 PM

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Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Anthos, Google's Cloud Services Platform for managing hybrid clouds that span on-premise data centers and Google Cloud, comes out of beta, runs on AWS and Azure  —  Google's Cloud Services Platform for managing hybrid clouds that span on-premise data centers and the Google cloud, is coming out of beta today.
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Google Cloud partners with seven open-source projects, including Elastic, Redis Labs, and MongoDB, to offer fully managed services on GCP in the coming months  —  At Google Cloud Next 2019 today, Google signed strategic partnerships with seven “leading open source-centric companies” …
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Alex Hern / The Guardian:
Facebook says it will use AI to stop notifying users to reach out to deceased friends, rolls out a “tribute” section dedicated to posts made posthumously  —  Algorithmic features have sent suggestions to wish happy birthday to those who've died  —  Facebook has promised …
Benjamin Mayo / 9to5Mac:
Kuo: 31.6-inch Apple display with mini-LED backlight will launch in Q2 or Q3 2019; new iPad and MacBook with mini-LED displays will launch by 2020 or early 2021  —  TF Securities' Ming-Chi Kuo has released a report which lays out Apple's product interest in mini-LED technology.
Jake Evans / ABC:
Alphabet's Project Wing gets approval in Canberra, Australia to launch a commercial drone delivery service, will initially deliver from a dozen local businesses  —  Google has launched a world-first commercial air delivery business in Canberra's north, delivering gelato and golfing equipment by drone directly to homes.
Kyle Wiggers / VentureBeat:
Qualcomm unveils Cloud AI 100, a chip slated to ship next year for AI inference at the edge, estimating peak performance to be over 3X that of Snapdragon 855  —  Qualcomm kicked off its annual AI Day conference in San Francisco with a bang.  It took the wraps off of three new system …
Zheping Huang / South China Morning Post:
China's economic planning body has proposed new rules that would ban all local cryptocurrency mining farms; the rules are under public consultation until May 7  —  Bitcoin, the world's most traded cryptocurrency, is now at around US$5,200, its highest level in four months China's plan …
Taylor Lorenz / The Atlantic:
Instagram class accounts are used by incoming freshmen to make friends and find roommates, similarly to how teens once used Facebook  —  By the time many college freshmen arrive on campus this fall, they'll have already met their roommate, their core friends, and many of their classmates on Instagram.
James Ball / MIT Technology Review:
Some fear the sweeping nature of UK's proposal to combine work done by 8+ regulators into a new “super-regulator” with the power to block online platforms  —  Technology giants will be forced to have a “duty of care” for their users, if a proposal announced by the government on Monday becomes law.
Manish Singh / VentureBeat:
Opera for desktop now includes a cryptocurrency wallet, after its Android app got one in December; wallet keys and transactions are synced between PC and mobile  —  Opera has updated its eponymous web browser for the desktop with a crypto-makeover and a number of additional features.
K.G Orphanides / WIRED UK:
Investigation finds games approved for kids on the Play Store with shooting and gore; Google removed 16 games after press inquiry  —  Scores of games in Google's Play Store that are rated safe for kids are packed with guns, gore and panda mutilation - but little is being done to stem the flow of inappropriate and dangerous content
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Slack now has deeper integration with Office apps and files, including full previews of Office files like PowerPoint slides, and new Outlook and OneDrive apps  —  Available to Slack users today  —  Slack is integrating Microsoft's Office 365 services today.

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