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April 10, 2019, 10:10 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 …
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Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
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 …
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 …
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 …
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.
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 …
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.
Vlad Savov / The Verge:
Huawei P30 Pro review: best low-light camera with the best zoom, fast performance, and a really long-lasting battery, but has buggy and unappealing software  —  China's camera champion could have been a better phone  —  Before I came across Huawei's P30 Pro, I was confident in telling everyone …
Jon Russell / TechCrunch:
CleverTap, which helps companies track and improve engagement with users, raises $26M led by Sequoia India at a $150M-$160M valuation  —  CleverTap, an India-based startup that helps companies track and improve engagement with users, has pulled in $26 million in new funding thanks to a round led by Sequoia India.
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

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