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May 27, 2019, 11:45 PM

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Financial Times:
Sources: ByteDance, owner of TikTok, is building its own smartphone that will come with its many apps preinstalled, including newsfeeds, video platforms, games  —  China's ByteDance, owner of the popular TikTok streaming app, is taking a step into hardware to develop its own smartphone …
Andrew Griffin / The Independent:
A look at Apple's secret testing lab where Secure Enclave chips are subjected to extreme tests, and Q&A with Craig Federighi about Apple's commitment to privacy  —  UK exclusive: In a never-before-seen look at the company's privacy and security work, it takes on criticism …
Bloomberg:
Sources: Alibaba is considering raising $20B via a second listing in Hong Kong, after raising a record-breaking $25B in its 2014 market debut on the NYSE  —  - It's said to be angling for Hong Kong in the second half  — The offering comes after the Hong Kong exchange relaxes rules
Daniel Cooper / Engadget:
Nvidia brings pro-level Quadro RTX 5000 series to laptops, announces 17 “RTX Studio” laptops from seven partners including ASUS, Dell, HP, Razer, and Gigabyte  —  NVIDIA has succeeded in shrinking its beefy Quadro RTX 5000 graphics hardware in order to bring it to laptops.
Leika Kihara / Reuters:
Japanese government says, starting August 1, it will limit foreign ownership of companies in 20 sectors in its IT and telecom industries  —  TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's government said on Monday that high-tech industries will be added to a list of businesses for which foreign ownership of Japanese firms is restricted.
Philip Nabben / Lexology:
In the year since GDPR took effect, a look at the first wave of decisions and fines issued by data protection authorities in EU countries  —  European Union, France, Germany  —  On Saturday 25 May 2019, the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which aims to protect personal data including …
Sam Byford / The Verge:
ASUS announces the ZenBook Pro Duo with two 4K screens, a 15-inch 16:9 OLED display and a 32:9 IPS “ScreenPad Plus” screen directly above the keyboard  —  One of the most decadent laptops ever created  —  Asus always likes to use its hometown trade show of Computex …
Bloomberg:
Neolix, a Chinese driverless vehicle company, is mass producing autonomous delivery vans, expects to manufacture a thousand vans in its first year  —  - Chinese startup begins mass production of robo-delivery vans  — Besides Neolix, Silicon Valley's Nuro is testing similar tech  —  Forget drones.
Robin Wauters / Tech.eu:
SoundCloud acquires rights management platform Repost Network, which is used by over 20M audio creators and offers content distribution to over 25 stores  —  SoundCloud, the audio platform company started in Berlin back in 2007, has acquired rights management and distribution company Repost Network …

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