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April 27, 2019, 3:20 PM

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Jack Nicas / New York Times:
Analysis: Apple removed or restricted 11 of the 17 most downloaded screen-time apps over the past year; two app developers made an antitrust complaint to EU  —  SAN FRANCISCO — They all tell a similar story: They ran apps that helped people limit the time they and their children spent on iPhones.
Julie Verhage / Bloomberg:
Source: E*Trade is preparing to let customers trade cryptocurrencies on its platform starting with Bitcoin and Ethereum, will consider adding other currencies  —  - The brokerage giant will offer Bitcoin and Ethereum trades  — Service will compete with startups like Coinbase and Robinhood
Lauren Feiner / CNBC:
Slack files for an IPO via direct listing, reports loss of $138M on $400M revenue for FY 2019 ending Jan. 31, compared to $140M loss and $220M revenue for 2018  —  - Slack follows several tech companies that have already debuted on the public market in 2019, including Lyft, PagerDuty, Pinterest and Zoom.
Andy Greenberg / Wired:
While many foreign phone carriers are sharing real-time SIM swap data with banks to stop financial fraud, US carriers are dragging their feet  —  AROUND A YEAR ago, André Tenreiro was called into a meeting between the chief technology officer of the phone carrier he worked for …
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Sony has told reporters that the next-generation PlayStation won't launch within the next 12 months, says PS4 sales now total 96.98M, up from 86.1M in November  —  The next-gen battle is set for 2020  —  Sony recently revealed that its next-generation PlayStation, we'll call it the PS5, won't be ready for 2019.
Bloomberg:
Two organizers of the Google walkout held a meeting, attended by hundreds of staff, to discuss claims of “systemic” internal retaliation for company criticism  —  Hundreds of Google staffers met on Friday and discussed what activists allege is a frequent consequence of criticizing the company: Retaliation.
Matt Levine / Bloomberg:
How Bitfinex lost access to $850M it held with the shady Panama-based payments processor Crypto Capital and tried to cover the loss by borrowing from Tether  —  Also Uber, Slack and mortgage settlements.  —  Matt Levine is a Bloomberg Opinion columnist covering finance.
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