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May 31, 2019, 4:05 PM

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Christine Fisher / Engadget:
Report: Apple to limit third-party tracking in apps for kids starting next week  —  As tech companies grapple with safety and privacy concerns, Apple will reportedly limit third-party tracking in kids apps starting next week.  While the company hasn't announced the change, a source told The Wall Street Journal that it's in the works.
Mehedi Hassan / Thurrott:
Report: Spotify is working on a new “Social Listening” feature that allows users to listen along with their friends and add songs to a shared queue  —  Spotify is taking its Spotify Connect features to the next level with social integration.  The company is working …
Reuters:
Sources: Amazon is interested in buying Sprint's prepaid brand Boost Mobile, which T-Mobile and Sprint have already pledged to sell to get their merger approved  —  (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc is interested in buying prepaid cellphone wireless service Boost Mobile from U.S. carriers T-Mobile US Inc …
Jordan Crook / TechCrunch:
Foursquare buys location analytics service Placed from Snap, raises $150M led by Raine Group; Placed reportedly raised $13.4M before Snap acquired it in 2017  —  Foursquare just made its first acquisition.  The location tech company has acquired Placed from Snap Inc on the heels …
Carolyn Said / San Francisco Chronicle:
Kiwibots, the “parallel autonomy” food delivery bots popular with students at UC Berkeley, are remotely piloted by workers in Colombia who are paid $2/hour  —  Karis Tang, age 2½, squealed with excitement when she saw a Kiwibot rolling through Sproul Plaza at UC Berkeley.
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:
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 …
Kara Swisher / Vox:
Q&A with Mark Cuban and Steve Case on investing in tech startups outside of Silicon Valley, how AI is changing the tech landscape, tech regulation, and more  —  In the short term, learning to code is good for your job prospects.  But on the latest Recode Decode, Cuban explained …
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