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April 10, 2019, 8:00 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 …
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Reuters:
Sources: Uber to sell ~$10B worth of stock at $90B-$100B valuation in IPO, will make S-1 public Thursday, begin roadshow late April, and start trading early May  —  (Reuters) - Uber Technologies Inc has decided it will seek to sell around $10 billion worth of stock in its initial public offering …
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 …
BuzzFeed News:
Sources: Larry Page and Sergey Brin have yet to make an appearance at Google's weekly “TGIF” town halls in 2019, their longest absence since at least 1999  —  Following leaks and employee revolts, the absences raise questions about the future of transparency at Google
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.
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 …
Yoolim Lee / Bloomberg:
ShopBack, a Singapore-based rewards app that works with Alibaba and other major online brands, has closed a $45M round led by Rakuten Capital and EV Growth  —  An Asian rewards app that works with Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. and major online brands has snagged $45 million from Japan's Rakuten Capital and other investors.
David Kushner / Wired:
Book excerpt: a brief history of internet porn, which developed many early innovations in internet marketing, such as pop-up ads and subscriptions  —  “Almighty God, Lord of all life, we praise You for the advancements in computerized communications that we enjoy in our time.

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