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May 28, 2019, 9:55 AM

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Apple:
Apple launches new iPod touch with A10 Fusion chip, support for Group FaceTime, and a 256GB storage option, available to order now starting at $199  —  Featuring Support for Group FaceTime and AR Experiences  —  Cupertino, California — Apple today introduced the new iPod touch with enhancements to power …
Spencer Soper / Bloomberg:
Sources: Amazon will stop ordering from thousands of small suppliers in the next few months, focusing on wholesale purchases from major brands like P&G and Lego  —  - Thousands of mom-and-pops will lose bulk orders from company  — Big brands like P&G and Lego will be immune from the changes
Maciej Cegłowski / Idle Words:
A behind-the-scenes account on what it was like to provide basic cybersecurity training to 41 Democratic Congressional campaigns from late 2017 to 2018  —  You know how it happens.  You try to secure one Congressional campaign, and then another, and pretty soon you can't stop.
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Meta View acquires the assets of AR pioneer Meta, says it will continue to provide support for owners of Meta 2 devices but will not offer it for sale  —  New spatial computing company Meta View today announced it has acquired the assets of Meta, a pioneer in augmented reality head-mounted displays.
More: The Verge and Axios
Devindra Hardawar / Engadget:
Dell updates the XPS 13 2-in-1 with a new design, Intel's 10th Gen processors, webcam above the screen, new keyboard and larger touchpad, starting at $1,000  —  I don't throw the word “perfect” around a lot, but that was honestly the best way to describe the latest XPS 13.
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.
More: KrASIA
Chris O'Brien / VentureBeat:
Intel Capital leads $17 million round in automotive sensor maker TriEye  —  Automotive sensor company TriEye today announced a $17 million round that will be used to develop its sensors for low-visibility situations for connected and autonomous vehicles.  —  Based in Tel Aviv …
Christine Fisher / Engadget:
A Deep Instinct-commissioned art piece of a laptop containing six pieces of malware that have caused an estimated $95B in damages sells for $1.3M+ at auction  —  Today, bidding on a laptop packed with some of the world's most dangerous malware closed at $1.345 million.
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

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Smartsheet:
Strategies for shutting down SaaS sprawl  —  Managing a chaos of apps steals focus away from IT leaders who are increasingly helping to drive business.  Read the report.
TWiT.tv:
All the 11s  —  Rene Ritchie has all three iPhone 11s and talks about the tri-lens camera, battery life, and how they stack up against each other.  Subscribe to the MacBreak Weekly podcast.
Zoho:
Six ways to use shapes to create a compelling presentation in Zoho Show  —  Ideas come in all shapes and sizes—be it an extra fold to help your paper plane fly a few inches further, or an equation that changes …
AWS Startups:
How Daivergent Is Helping Autistic People with Careers in Tech  —  Founded in 2017 by Byron Dai and Rahul Mahida, Daivergent's platform connects AI companies with high-volume data needs to a remote workforce comprised of people with autism.
Google Fi:
Google Fi - a phone plan, by Google  —  We felt that most phone plans just weren't made with you in mind.  So that's why we built Google Fi with features that real people actually want.  Click to learn more.
TechCrunch Disrupt SF:
Will Smith and Ang Lee are coming to Disrupt SF this October 2-4  —  We'll talk to Lee and Smith about what it was like working with these effects, and how else they could change the way movies get made.
Intel:
Here's how Intel is powering breakthrough research in astronomy, medicine, AI and beyond  —  Fastest supercomputer in academia - Frontera, is based on 2nd generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors.

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