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May 31, 2019, 12:05 AM

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Reuters:
Sources: Amazon is interested in buying prepaid cellphone wireless service Boost Mobile from T-Mobile and Sprint  —  (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc is interested in buying prepaid cellphone wireless service Boost Mobile from U.S. carriers T-Mobile US Inc and Sprint Corp, two sources familiar with the matter said on Thursday.
Nick Summers / Engadget:
Microsoft is bringing its Xbox Game Pass subscription service to Windows 10 PCs with a “curated library” of more than 100 titles; details to be revealed at E3  —  PC players, rejoice: Microsoft is bringing its previously-Xbox exclusive subscription service, Xbox Game Pass, to Windows 10.
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft says devs can now bring Win32 games to the Microsoft Store, a shift away from the store's previous Universal Windows Platform requirement for games  —  It's been a long time coming  —  Microsoft had a dream with Windows 8 that involved universal Windows apps that would span across phones …
Lauren Feiner / CNBC:
Uber reports Q1 revenue of $3.1B, up 20% YoY, gross bookings of $14.65B, up 34%, net loss of $1.01B; Uber Eats revenue grew 31% to $239M, gross bookings up 108%  —  KEY POINTS  — The company reported total revenue of $3.10 billion, at the top end of its preliminary estimates for the quarter.
BuzzFeed News:
Investigation: US universities, foundations, and retirement plans back funds that invest millions in Chinese surveillance tech companies Megvii and SenseTime  —  Millions of dollars from US university endowments, foundations, and retirement plans have helped fund two billion-dollar Chinese …
David Ruddock / Android Police:
Source: Galaxy Note 10 will lose the headphone jack and exterior buttons like volume and power will be replaced by capacitive or pressure-sensitive areas  —  Speaking to a source familiar with the company's plans, Android Police has learned that Samsung will likely begin its wind-down of the headphone jack …
Lily Hay Newman / Wired:
Google's new policies for Chrome extensions and Drive API will limit the ability of extensions and 3rd party apps to access personal data, starting this summer  —  AFTER YEARS OF issues with rogue Chrome extensions, hijacks, and malware, Google announced a slew of new policies Thursday to ensure the little browser applets are secure.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Sam Meredith / CNBC:
An open letter signed by 47 companies, including Apple, Google, Microsoft, and WhatsApp, condemns proposal from the UK's GCHQ to eavesdrop on encrypted messages  —  KEY POINTS  — In an open letter to GCHQ (Government Communications Headquarters), 47 signatories including Apple …
Jay Greene / Washington Post:
Salesforce changes its acceptable-use policy to bar gun-selling retailers from using its software if they sell military-style rifles  —  Business-software giant Salesforce instituted a new policy barring retail customers from using its technology to sell semiautomatic weapons and some other firearms.
Brian Dowling / Xconomy:
Insight Partners buys a majority share in Boston-based threat intelligence company Recorded Future for $780M, the highest ever price for a threat intel firm  —  Recorded Future is being acquired by tech investor Insight Partners in a $780 million all-cash deal, the cyber-threat intelligence company announced this morning.

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