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May 19, 2019, 12:40 PM

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Danielle Abril / Fortune:
By 2023, Uber Eats may own 25% of the global food delivery industry worth $191B, but both DoorDash and GrubHub make more sales, and DoorDash is growing fastest  —  Investor sentiment in Uber is rapidly sinking.  Since last week's initial public offering, the company's stock has nosedived …
Beth Kowitt / Fortune:
32 current and former employees on the cultural shift inside Google and the decline in trust and communication between the rank and file and the management  —  Some employees say Google is losing touch with its “Don't be evil” motto.  What happens when an empowered tech workforce rebels?
Taylor Lorenz / The Atlantic:
A look at the rise of “tea” accounts on social media, which seek to boost their popularity by documenting gossip about influencers in obsessive detail  —  In 2016, James Charles was a high-school student in upstate New York.  He was an aspiring makeup artist who'd do his friends' faces …
Tiernan Ray / ZDNet:
Mobileye CEO Amnon Shashua on the current state of AI, Intel's plans for its autonomous mobility service, and the importance of developing alternatives to LIDAR  —  Amnon Shashua, head of Intel's Mobileye division, is charged with transforming the chip giant into a service provider for autonomous fleets of robo-taxi.
CNBC:
Google has a “Purchases” page that shows your purchases based on receipts you have in your Gmail inbox; Google says only you can view your purchases  —  KEY POINTS  — Google saves years of information on purchases you've made, even outside Google, and pulls this information from Gmail.
Catalin Cimpanu / ZDNet:
Salesforce says faulty script deployment gave users access to all of their company's Salesforce data, forcing it to shut down much of its infrastructure Friday  —  Faulty production script gave users access to all their company's Salesforce data.  —  Salesforce is going through …
Brian Merchant / Gizmodo:
Profile of ObEN, which creates “personal artificial intelligences”, life-size holographic AI avatars, by modeling people's appearance and adapting their voice  —  In January 2019, when China Central Television, the largest broadcast network in the most populous nation in the world …
Ina Fried / Axios:
Snapchat's popular new gender-changing filter provokes mixed reactions in the LGBTQ community, with some lauding the ability to safely explore themselves  —  A Snapchat photo filter that lets people see themselves in highly feminized or masculine form has proven wildly popular.
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Physical storage startup Clutter, valued at $600M in its last raise, acquired the storage business of rival Omni, which is pivoting to rentals of personal items  —  On the heels of Clutter announcing a large growth round of $200 million earlier this year, the storage startup is cleaning up the competitive field.
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