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April 17, 2019, 11:05 AM

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Sources: Apple was concerned about Intel as a sole supplier for its 5G iPhone planned for next year, prompting the settlement with Qualcomm  —  Intel pulls out of 5G smartphone chips as iPhone maker commits to rival  —  The Apple logo is seen outside an Apple store in Bordeaux, France.
CNBC:
Qualcomm and Apple settle all worldwide litigation between the two companies, as Apple makes a payment to Qualcomm; Qualcomm's stock closes up 23%  —  - Apple and Qualcomm have settled a royalty and patent dispute that went to trial this week in San Diego, California.
Intel Newsroom:
Intel says it is exiting the 5G smartphone modem business as “it has become apparent that there is no clear path to profitability and positive returns”  —  Intel Corporation today announced its intention to exit the 5G smartphone modem business and complete an assessment …
Emily Dreyfuss / Wired:
At TED 2019 interview, Jack Dorsey evaded pointed questions about the state of Twitter by providing vague answers, frustrating the interviewers and the audience  —  ON TUESDAY, JACK Dorsey, the CEO of Twitter, came to TED 2019 to answer for the sins of his platform.
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Wall Street Journal:
Sources: DOJ staffers have told T-Mobile and Sprint that their planned merger is unlikely to be approved as currently structured  —  DOJ staff told wireless rivals deal is unlikely to be approved as structured, according to people familiar with the matter  —  Justice Department staffers …
Brian Krebs / Krebs on Security:
Indian IT outsourcing giant Wipro is investigating reports that its own IT systems have been hacked and are being used to launch attacks on its customers  —  Indian information technology (IT) outsourcing and consulting giant Wipro Ltd. [NYSE:WIT] is investigating reports that its own …
Leo Kelion / BBC:
UK government announces that porn websites will have to introduce age-checks by July 15; sites failing to comply will face being blocked by ISPs  —  An age-check scheme designed to stop under-18s viewing pornographic websites will come into force on 15 July.
Ian Sherr / CNET:
Microsoft announces Xbox One S All-Digital Edition, a disc-free Xbox One S launching May 7 for $249 with a 1TB HDD and three games; preorders open now  —  Microsoft is preparing to sell a new Xbox unlike any it's offered before.  The gadget is missing a disc drive.
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Dieter Bohn / The Verge:
Google announces support for Signed Exchanges in Chrome, which will show the original, correct URL for a page in the address bar for AMP pages  —  It's only supported on Chrome right now  —  When you click a link on your phone with a little lightning bolt next to it in Google search, you're getting something in the AMP format.
Colin Lecher / The Verge:
A report by AI Now Institute finds that about 80% of AI professors are men, while just 15% of AI research staff at Facebook and 10% at Google are women  —  A new report explores AI's ‘diversity crisis’  —  The artificial intelligence industry is facing a “diversity crisis,” …
Jon Fingas / Engadget:
Report: Sony says it made rules that limit sexual content in its games globally; sources: the effect of sexual material on Sony's brand in the US worried execs  —  Many have suspected that Sony was implementing strict rules on sexual content in PS4 games, and those hunches have just been validated.
Dennis Schaal / Skift:
A deep dive into Google Maps and its potential to become an all-encompassing, ubiquitous “super app” in the West, similar to WeChat in China  —  Consumers in the West reach almost reflexively for the Google Maps app as the service becomes a nearly ubiquitous utility despite a dearth of messaging and payments.
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Jeff John Roberts / Fortune:
Pilot, which provides an automated accounting service, raises $40M Series B led by Index Ventures with participation from Stripe  —  The tech industry claims “software is eating the world” and, if that's true, bookkeepers could be the next course.  That will be case if startups like Pilot …
Reuters:
Apple and Google remove the popular video app TikTok from their app stores in India to comply with a state court's directive  —  NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Google has blocked access to the hugely popular video app TikTok in India to comply with a state court's directive to prohibit its downloads …

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