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May 21, 2019, 7:10 PM

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Dieter Bohn / The Verge:
Apple says the new iteration of its butterfly keyboard uses “new materials” in the switch mechanism that should reduce double- and missed-key presses  —  A ‘new material’ will be put into third-generation repaired keyboards  —  Apple is announcing an update to its keyboard repair program today.
Jason Snell / Six Colors:
Apple updates 13" and 15" MacBook Pros with improved keyboards and 9th-generation Intel CPUs with up to 8 cores, expands its Keyboard Service Program coverage  —  Continuing its renewed commitment to update pro Mac laptops on a regular basis, Apple on Tuesday announced an update to its 13 …
Natalia Drozdiak / Bloomberg:
Huawei reiterates that it has been working on its own mobile OS; sources: Huawei has been pitching app makers and European carriers on its own mobile app store  —  - Comments come after U.S. restricted Huawei access to market  — Move threatens Huawei's partnerships with U.S. suppliers
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Christina Farr / CNBC:
Sources: Comcast is working on Amazon Echo-like device with a focus on monitoring people's basic health metrics at home, aims to begin a pilot test this year  —  KEY POINTS  — Comcast is working on a device for the home that will look similar to the Amazon Echo or Google Home, but with a focus on health monitoring.
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Microsoft officially rolls out the Windows 10 May 2019 update, which includes Windows Sandbox and unified search across Windows, Office, Bing, and more  —  Microsoft's Windows 10 May Update/1903 is available to consumers and business customers as of today, May 21.
Thomas Simms / Cointelegraph:
Craig Wright, who claims to be Satoshi Nakamoto, filed for the US copyright for the original Bitcoin white paper and most of the original Bitcoin code  —  Craig Wright has filed United States copyright registrations for the Bitcoin (BTC) white paper authored by Satoshi Nakamoto.
Sean Gallagher / Ars Technica:
Two weeks after the city of Baltimore's networks suffered a ransomware attack, many of its systems remain offline, including utilities billing, phone, and email  —  Houses can't be sold, bills can't be paid while city networks are shuttered.  —  It's been nearly two weeks since the City …
Alfred Ng / CNET:
Microsoft calls for a GDPR-like law in the US that would place the accountability obligations on the companies that collect and use personal data  —  Microsoft's idea of a US privacy law would make it easier for people to protect their data.  —  The company's corporate vice president …
Tim Bradshaw / Financial Times:
A look at “cloud” or “dark” kitchens that only serve delivery customers such as Uber Eats and Deliveroo, and how investing strategies in the space diverge  —  After pouring more than $20bn into companies that bring meals to your door, such as Deliveroo in Europe …
Jon Russell / TechCrunch:
Biofourmis raises $35M Series B led by Sequoia India and MassMutual Ventures to develop smarter chronic disease treatments using wearable medical sensors and AI  —  Biofourmis, a Singapore-based startup pioneering a distinctly tech-based approach to the treatment of chronic conditions …
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Christina Farr / CNBC:
Alphabet's Verily announces partnerships with big pharma firms Novartis, Sanofi, Otsuka, and Pfizer as it moves into the clinical trials space  —  KEY POINTS  — Pharma companies are looking to work with Verily, which is part of the Alphabet umbrella, as they try to find ways to modernize …

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