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May 31, 2019, 5:25 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.
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 …
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.
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:
Maria Deutscher / SiliconANGLE:
Intuit says it is acquiring Origami Logic, an Accel-backed marketing analytics startup that has raised over $64M in funding, in a deal expected to close Q4 2019  —  Financial software powerhouse Intuit Inc. today announced that it's buying Origami Logic Inc., an Accel-backed marketing analytics startup.
More: Intuit Inc. and ZDNet
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 …
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.
Lindsey O'Donnell / Threatpost:
Restaurant chain Checkers says hackers breached its systems to install malware on PoS systems across 102 of its locations between December 2015 and April 2019  —  The popular Checkers and Rally's drive-through restaurant chain was attacked by Point of Sale (POS) malware impacting 15 percent of its stores across the U.S.
BuzzFeed News:
Researchers: some banned white nationalist groups like Proud Boys and Soldiers of Odin remain active on Facebook after slightly modifying their names  —  Over a month after Facebook announced a ban of a number of white nationalist, white supremacist, and other hate groups …
Dani Deahl / The Verge:
In the age of music streaming, missing, bad, or inconsistent song metadata is estimated to have left billions on the table unpaid to artists and musicians  —  Recently, a musician signed to a major indie label told me they were owed up to $40,000 in song royalties they would never be able to collect.

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