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May 6, 2019, 10:25 AM

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Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Sources: at WWDC, Apple will unveil iOS 13 with updated Maps, Reminders, and Messages apps, watchOS 6 with Calculator, Voice Memos, App Store, and more  —  Apple Inc. is planning to unleash a slew of new apps, features and development tools at its annual software conference next month.
Rochelle Toplensky / Financial Times:
Sources: after considering Spotify's complaint about App Store fees, the EU has decided to launch an antitrust probe into Apple's conduct  —  The EU will launch a formal antitrust investigation into Apple in the next few weeks after Spotify accused the iPhone maker of “tilting the playing field to disadvantage competitors”.
Chance Miller / 9to5Mac:
Ming-Chi Kuo: 2019 iPhones will feature new antenna technology which will improve iPhones' indoor navigation performance  —  TF Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo is out today with a new report on Apple's supply chain as it pertains to the 2019 and 2020 iPhones.
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
What to expect from Microsoft Build 2019: a primary focus on Azure and AI, plus announcements related to Windows 10, Microsoft 365, HoloLens, and GitHub  —  Microsoft's Build developer conference returns to Seattle, rather than in San Francisco, for the third year in a row next week.
Kev Needham / Mozilla Add-ons Blog:
Expired certificate caused Firefox add-ons to stop working on Friday; Mozilla has issued a fix for most issues, advises others not to try any workarounds  —  Updates:  — Some users are reporting that they do not have the “hotfix-update-xpi-signing-intermediate - bug-1548973” study active in “about:studies”.
Los Angeles Times:
How Bird is trying to make its unit economics work, experimenting with its business model, developing own scooters better suited for sharing, and more  —  A year ago, Bird Rides Inc. was flying high — and Silicon Valley was betting that it would keep on climbing.
Zack Whittaker / TechCrunch:
An unprotected database offers a look at a surveillance system in Beijing, which matches faces to police records, monitors Wi-Fi-enabled devices, and more  —  Thousands of facial recognition scans were matched against Chinese police records  —  Smart cities are designed to make life easier …
Catalin Cimpanu / ZDNet:
Israel responds to an alleged Hamas cyberattack with an airstrike, marking the first time a country has reacted with immediate military force to a cyberattack  —  Israel military said it bombed building housing Hamas cyber forces.  —  For the first time, Israel has used brute military force …
Jack Shafer / Politico:
Facebook could have limited the reach of Alex Jones and other “dangerous” figures without outright bans, which erode the US' strong free speech traditions  —  Jack Shafer is Politico's senior media writer.  —  Free speech took a whacking Thursday as Facebook cited its policies against …
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TechCrunch Disrupt SF:
Clearbanc co-founder and president Michele Romanow is coming to Disrupt SF  —  Raising venture capital isn't easy; for some, it's impossible.  Clearbanc offers startups a fundraising alternative …
Intel:
Here's how Intel is powering breakthrough research in astronomy, medicine, AI and beyond  —  Fastest supercomputer in academia - Frontera, is based on 2nd generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors.

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