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April 10, 2019, 11:35 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 …
Guilherme Rambo / 9to5Mac:
Sources: the next major version of macOS will include standalone Music, Podcasts, and TV apps alongside a redesigned Books app  —  During the “It's show time” event in late March, Apple announced that the TV app would be coming to the Mac soon.  This naturally sparked discussions …
Bloomberg:
Sources: Chinese e-commerce giant JD.com is planning deep cuts to its workforce, cutting some teams by half; report suggests layoffs will cut workforce by 8%  —  - It's said to be considering slashing some teams by up to half  — E-commerce giant is said to be reneging on some contracts
Eugene Kim / CNBC:
Leaked recording: Amazon's senior VP of physical stores says Go will start accepting “additional payment mechanisms”, including cash, in the future  —  - Amazon's Steve Kessel, who runs physical stores, said last month that the company plans to add “additional payment mechanisms” to its Go stores.
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
FireEye uncovers second critical infrastructure site affected with dangerous Triton malware, which is linked to a Russian government-backed research institute  —  Use of game-changing Triton malware to target safety systems isn't an isolated incident.  —  Sixteen months ago …
Diane Bartz / Reuters:
Bipartisan bill introduced by Senators Mark Warner and Deb Fischer bans “dark pattern” tricks to collect user data, addictive products for kids under 13, more  —  WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senators Mark Warner, a Democrat, and Deb Fischer, a Republican, are introducing a bill …
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 …
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.
Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch:
Movo, which provides last-mile mobility via rentable electric scooters, raises €20M Series A led by insurance firm Mutua Madrileña and Seaya Ventures  —  Madrid-based micromobility startup Movo has closed a €20 million (~$22.5M) Series A funding round to accelerate international expansion.
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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.
Jonathan Shieber / TechCrunch:
Labelbox, which provides services to create, manage, and maintain data sets for machine learning applications, raises $10M Series A led by Gradient Ventures  —  Labelbox, a provider of services to create, manage, and maintain data sets for machine learning applications, has raised $10 million in a new round of funding.
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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 …

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