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April 27, 2019, 6:10 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.
Marco Arment / Marco.org:
Overcast introduces a new clip-sharing feature, allowing users to share audio or video clips, up to a minute each, from any public podcast  —  Sharing podcasts has never been easy, but I've always tried to lead the way with Overcast, with publicly shareable episode links and optional recommendations …
New York Times:
Officials say FBI, DHS, NSA, and the US Cyber Command task forces, formed before midterms to combat foreign interference in elections, have been made permanent  —  WASHINGTON — The F.B.I. director warned anew on Friday about Russia's continued meddling in American elections, calling it a “significant counterintelligence threat.”
Rebecca Mead / New Yorker:
A deep look at how Airbnb has influenced the housing market and transformed neighborhoods in Barcelona, where 1.5M visitors stay in Airbnbs annually  —  In the tourist-clogged city, some locals see the service as a pestilence.  —  In 1904, the city of Barcelona received a petition …
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.
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
Iris Deng / South China Morning Post:
The National Library of China to archive over 200B public posts on Weibo and 210M news stories published on Sina.com  —  Sina, which had 462 million active users on Weibo at the end of 2018, was chosen as first partner for the initiative because of its enormous trove of data …
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