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May 29, 2019, 5:55 PM

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Susie Cagle / OneZero:
VICE:
Twitter executive Vijaya Gadde says the company is looking into how white nationalists and supremacists use the platform to determine if they should be banned  —  “Is it the right approach to deplatform these individuals?  Is the right approach to try and engage with these individuals?
Chris Welch / The Verge:
Apple's new website defending the App Store, following antitrust allegations, mostly serves to highlight its power and dominance while ignoring criticisms  —  Apple launched a new website as a response to critics like Spotify  —  As it faces both an antitrust lawsuit with huge implications …
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Paul Mozur / New York Times:
Huawei has filed a motion for summary judgement in its lawsuit against the US, in a bid to expedite an outcome without the costs and time of a full trial  —  SHANGHAI — Huawei is ramping up its legal challenge to American limits on purchases of its equipment, in a sign that it is doubling …
Dara Kerr / CNET:
Uber says it will now ban riders with significantly below-average ratings after giving them several opportunities to improve  —  Uber has long deactivated drivers who get low ratings.  Now the ride-hailing company is turning the tables.  —  Uber announced Wednesday that those passengers …
Dieter Bohn / The Verge:
Amazon announces 5.5-inch Echo Show 5 that's shipping in July for $89.99, launches new Alexa commands to delete what you just said or everything you said today  —  A direct challenge to the Google Nest Home Hub  —  Amazon is releasing a new Echo device today because apparently …
Nick Parker / The Official Microsoft Blog:
Microsoft outlines its vision for a modern OS that has invisible background updates, security by default, always connected, supports multiple form factors, more  —  Today, at Computex in Taipei, Microsoft executives Roanne Sones, CVP OS Platforms and Rodney Clark, VP IoT Sales …
Catalin Cimpanu / ZDNet:
Flipboard says hackers had access to its servers for 9+ months and stole some customers' info, including digital tokens linking profiles to 3rd-party services  —  Extent of the hack is unknown, but Flipboard said hackers had access to its systems for almost nine months.
Brian Heater / TechCrunch:
Following Google's announcement of Google Pay support last week, New York City subway riders will be able to pay with Apple Pay starting Friday  —  If you frequent the New York City subway's 4, 5, 6 line, you've probably seen the new terminals at a variety of stations like Union Square and Grand Central.
Julia Carrie Wong / The Guardian:
Members of Google's Pygmalion team, responsible for Assistant's linguistic analysis, allege that subcontractors were routinely pressured into unpaid overtime  —  Interpreting a spoken request isn't magic, rather it has taken a team of underpaid, subcontracted linguists to make the technology possible
Aaron Mak / Slate:
An inside look at Donald Trump's Wikipedia entry, one of the most popular pages on the internet, where editors fight a brutal, petty battle over every word  —  It's one of the most popular pages on the internet.  But behind the scenes, editors are fighting a brutal, petty battle over every word.
George Nguyen / Search Engine Land:
A look back at Bing on its 10th anniversary: though Bing's market share is still small, Microsoft has stayed committed to search, winning over many advertisers  —  Ten years ago today, Microsoft launched Bing.  A decade in, Bing's evolution looks different depending on your perspective.
Alex Sherman / CNBC:
Sources: PE firm Bain Capital is raising $1B for a new tech fund for buyouts and late-stage minority investments, focused on enterprise and cybersecurity  —  KEY POINTS  — Bain Capital, which manages more than $100 billion, is planning to raise $1 billion for a tech-focused fund …

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