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April 20, 2019, 10:30 PM

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Zak Doffman / Forbes:
Report: CIA shared intelligence with US allies showing Huawei received funding from Chinese security and intelligence agencies and the People's Liberation Army  —  Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their own.  — Share to facebook  — Share to twitter  — Share to linkedin
Cory Doctorow / Boing Boing:
Research paper argues that Facebook increased user surveillance as its competitors exited the market, makes the case for antitrust action against the company  —  In 2017, a 28-year-old law student named Lina Kahn turned the antitrust world on its ear with her Yale Law Review paper …
Anthony Ha / TechCrunch:
HipChat co-founders raise $3M in seed funding for Swoot, a social podcast app that lets users recommend podcasts and see what their friends are listening to  —  Pete Curley and Garret Heaton, who previously co-founded team chat app HipChat and sold it to Atlassian, are officially launching their new product Swoot today.
Alex Konrad / Forbes:
A profile of Zoom and its founder Eric Yuan, who led Webex's engineering group at Cisco before leaving to build the video conferencing company  —  Zoom CEO Eric Yuan cut an unlikely figure as he addressed the cheering throng in the moments before ringing the opening bell at Nasdaq …
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Sources: Qualcomm's joint venture with Guizhou province on a server chip plant will be shut down; Qualcomm and the province spent $570M on the plant since 2016  —  A joint venture between Qualcomm and the government of a rural Chinese province to make server chips will wind down by the end of the month …
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Kyle Wiggers / VentureBeat:
GM's Cruise execs talk about the autonomous driving unit's history, its progress and plans, internal development tools they use, and more  —  According to marketing firm ABI, as many as 8 million driverless cars will be added to the road in 2025.  Meanwhile, Research and Markets is predicting …
Karl Bode / Motherboard:
Report finds that 26 states now either restrict or outright prohibit towns and cities from building their own broadband networks, up from 20 in 2018  —  Many of the laws restricting local voters' rights were directly written by a telecom sector terrified of real broadband competition.
Reed Albergotti / Washington Post:
In an Apple memo shown in Apple v. Qualcomm, Apple execs described Qualcomm tech as “the best”, raising questions about Apple's belief in its legal arguments  —  Sealed documents, obtained as part of a trial between the two tech giants, offer a rare window into the decision-making process …

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