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May 28, 2019, 7:30 AM

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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 …
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
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.
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Daisuke Wakabayashi / New York Times:
Leaked doc: Google has ~121K temporary and contract workers globally, compared with ~102K full-time staff, raising concerns about its growing reliance on them  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Mindy Cruz had an offer for a full-time position at another big tech company when she accepted a temporary job as a recruiter at Google in 2017.
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 …
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.
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.

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Google Cloud:
What does the future of cloud computing hold  —  and what does this mean for businesses?  We looked at the data, talked to luminaries, and listened to customers across the world.  Here's what they said.

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