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April 10, 2019, 12:10 AM

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Tom Krazit / GeekWire:
Interview with Google Cloud CEO Thomas Kurian on open source, AWS, working with the military, expanding Google Cloud's sales teams, and more  —  New Google Cloud CEO Thomas Kurian has a lot of work to do.  —  The company that basically invented the concept of hyperscale distributed computing …
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” …
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Rob Price / Business Insider:
Pirates are using Facebook's Watch Party group video-streaming feature to host movie marathons and TV watch parties, sometimes for thousands of viewers  —  - Facebook's new group-video-watching feature, Watch Party, is proving wildly popular with pirates.  It's designed to let Facebook users watch …
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 …
Diane Bartz / Reuters:
Bipartisan bill introduced by Senators Mark Warner and Deb Fischer to ban online companies with 100M+ MAUs from designing addictive products for kids under 13  —  WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senators Mark Warner, a Democrat, and Deb Fischer, a Republican, are introducing a bill on Tuesday …
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 …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Walmart expands its rollout of store tech in US, including more vending machine-like Pickup Towers for online orders and robots that scrub floors and scan items  —  Walmart is doubling down on its technology innovations in its brick-and-mortar stores in an effort to better compete with Amazon.
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.
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.
Lucas Shaw / Bloomberg:
YouTube says it will begin developing choose-your-own-adventure-style shows under a new unit, following the success of Netflix's “Bandersnatch” and others  —  - Video site is steering program dollars into new technology  — Company to announce new slate of shows next month in New York
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.
Kirsten Korosec / TechCrunch:
Udacity lays of 20% of its staff, or 75 employees, and restructures its operations to help bring costs in line with revenue  —  Udacity, the $1 billion online education startup, has laid off about 20 percent of its workforce and is restructuring its operations as the company's co-founder Sebastian Thrun seeks …
Dominic Casciani / BBC:
UK student arrested over 4 years ago is sentenced to 6+ years for a blackmail scheme that involved buying ads on porn sites that installed ransomware if clicked  —  A student who made hundreds of thousands of pounds blackmailing pornography website users with cyber attacks has been jailed.

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