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April 29, 2019, 2:35 AM

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Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
Phil Schiller, in an email to a user, says screen-time apps Apple restricted used MDM feature only intended for enterprises, creating privacy and security risks  —  Earlier today, a report from The New York Times highlighted Apple's removal of a number of App Store apps that had allowed users …
Roger Parloff / Yahoo Finance:
Profile of Chris Cox, who, despite being chief product officer for years, never drew the attention for Facebook's scandals that Zuckerberg and Sandberg did  —  In late 2003, during his senior year at Stanford, Chris Cox, the future Chief Product Officer at Facebook (
Mike Isaac / New York Times:
Sources: Uber will pitch an Amazon-like growth story during IPO roadshow, but a filing shows Q1 revenue growth was 20%, less than half of what it was a year ago  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Pop quiz: Which technology company does Uber, the ride-hailing giant on the cusp of an initial public offering, consider itself to be the most like?
steve cheney:
Advances in 3D image processing and image sensors, which are progressing at a Moore's Law-like pace, will make lidar redundant for self-driving cars in 3 years  —  Last week when Tesla launched its dedicated autonomy ASIC, a lot of the focus was on this new hardware which allowed redundancy and incredibly fast neural processing.
New York Times:
How the boom in Chinese bike-share companies like Ofo and Mobike was quickly followed by a bust, wiping out many investors and littering towns with unused bikes  —  Bike-sharing start-ups brought prosperity to Wangqingtuo.  Now residents are dealing with the mess they left behind.
Kieren McCarthy / The Register:
Hertz sues Accenture for delays, poor design, security vulnerabilities and performance problems of its website and mobile app redesign, for which it paid $32M  —  Rental firm fuming after consultancy ‘never delivered a functional site or mobile app’  —  Car rental giant Hertz is suing over a website redesign from hell.
Kiran Stacey / Financial Times:
Industry veterans say the US ceded its supremacy in telecom equipment to companies like Huawei with choices that the government and companies made in the '90s  —  The UK's decision to allow Huawei to supply equipment for its 5G networks has disappointed officials in Washington.
FinSMEs:
Payrix, which provides marketplaces, SaaS businesses, and ISOs with flexible payment solutions, raises $22M led by Blue Star Innovation Partners  —  Payrix Payments Technology, a Dallas, TX-based technology platform for flexible payment facilitation, received $22m in funding.
Mary Ann Azevedo / Crunchbase News:
Brazilian startup Omie raises $20M Series B to expand its QuickBooks-like business management cloud platform; Riverwood Capital was the round's sole investor  —  Omie, a Brazilian startup focused on providing SMBs (small and medium-sized businesses) with a business management platform, has closed on a $20 million Series B.
Lawrence Abrams / BleepingComputer:
Docker discovers unauthorized access to a Docker Hub database that exposed info of ~190K users; the info included access tokens for GitHub and Bitbucket repos  —  An unauthorized person gained access to a Docker Hub database that exposed the the user names and hashed passwords for approximately 190,000 users.

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