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May 29, 2019, 2:35 PM

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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:
Apple's former head of App Store approvals, Phillip Shoemaker, discusses the review process, app rejections, competition between Apple and developers, and more  —  Apple Inc.'s former head of App Store approvals said he's worried about competition between the company and developers …
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 …
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 …
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.
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 …
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.
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.
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 …
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
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Dropbox increases Plus plan storage from 1TB to 2TB, raises the price from $10 to $12 per month, and adds Rewind and Smart Sync features  —  Dropbox has doubled the storage space for its Plus users from 1TB to 2TB, added Rewind and Smart Sync features, and increased the price from $10 per month to $12 per month.
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Jenny Anderson / Quartz:
San Francisco-based Outschool, a marketplace for online classes with video chat for kids, raises $8.5M Series A led by Reach Capital and Union Square Ventures  —  Before Martin Luther King Jr. Day last year, Celeste Law's eight-year-old daughter told her mother that she didn't know much about …

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