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May 13, 2019, 11:30 AM

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Tucker Higgins / CNBC:
US Supreme Court rules against Apple, allowing iPhone users to sue the company for alleged App Store monopolization; Apple stock is down 5%+  —  The Supreme Court on Monday ruled 5-4 against Apple in a case involving its signature electronic marketplace, the App Store, allowing iPhone users …
Jeffrey Dastin / Reuters:
Sources: Amazon has added machines that automate boxing up customer orders at a handful of warehouses; they pack ~700 boxes per hour, 4-5x the rate of a human  —  SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc is rolling out machines to automate a job held by thousands of its workers: boxing up customer orders.
Kirsten Korosec / TechCrunch:
Uber pilots a new PIN feature at the Portland Airport that gives riders a one-time 6-digit PIN in an effort to speed up pickup times and reduce congestion  —  Uber is piloting a new PIN feature at the Portland International Airport that will give riders a one-time 6-digit numeric code …
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Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
As it ponders Facebook fines, FTC must seek regulation forcing Facebook to make its social graph truly portable, letting users export friend lists to other apps  —  FTC must pave the path to competition  —  Choice for consumers compels fair treatment by corporations.
Joshua Rivera / Kotaku:
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