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May 20, 2019, 8:25 AM

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Angela Moon / Reuters:
Source: Google will stop collaborating and providing Huawei with technical support for Android and Google services, including Google Play  —  NEW YORK (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's Google has suspended business with Huawei that requires the transfer of hardware, software and technical services except …
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Ben Brody / Bloomberg:
Sources: after Trump's ban, chipmakers including Intel, Qualcomm, Xilinx, and Broadcom have told employees they will not supply Huawei until further notice  —  Alphabet Inc.'s Google will end business relationships that involve the transfer of non-public hardware, software and technical services …
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Paul Tassi / Forbes:
Report details how game publishers are paying top streamers, with 15K+ concurrent viewers, $25,000-$50,000 an hour to stream a new game and build buzz  —  The past few years have been full of impressive achievements in the realm of professional gaming, whether it's enormous prize pools …
Eric Niiler / Wired:
Meteorologists say interference from 5G phones could reduce the accuracy of weather forecasts by 30%, equivalent to the quality of predictions in the 1980s  —  IF YOU HAD a choice between a better, faster cell phone signal and an accurate weather forecast, which would you pick?
Connie Loizos / TechCrunch:
Sam Altman talks about his years at Y Combinator, OpenAI's ambitions to create a friendly general artificial intelligence, and its “capped profit” model  —  Earlier this year, founder-investor Sam Altman left his high-profile role as the president of Y Combinator to become the CEO of OpenAI …
Kyle Wiggers / VentureBeat:
Siemplify, which provides a security orchestration and automation platform, raises $30M Series C led by Georgian Partners, bringing its total raised to $58M  —  Siemplify, a New York and Tel Aviv security orchestration platform provider, today announced that it's secured $30 million …
Cal Newport / New Yorker:
The IndieWeb, a loose collective of developers and techno-utopians, aims to create alternatives to mass social media via projects like Micro.blog and Mastodon  —  In the summer of 2016, I gave a talk at a small tedx conference in northern Virginia.  I began by admitting that I've never …
Mike Isaac / Brain Dump:
Growth of impermanent formats like Stories, which may be shared more in 2019 than News Feed posts, shows awareness that digital pasts are a liability for many  —  the impermanent internet  —  thesis: the permanent social internet is dying.  the impermanent social internet will need to replace it.
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Binance founder and CEO Changpeng Zhao shares how the exchange reacted to the hack and theft of 7000 bitcoins, steps taken afterwards, and lessons learned  —  In this article, I will share a recap of what occurred in the past two weeks, including lessons learned, stress dealt with, and wisdom gained.

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