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May 31, 2019, 7:05 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 …
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 …
Andrei Frumusanu / AnandTech:
MediaTek claims its 7nm chipset is the world's first SoC with an integrated 5G modem, will ship in devices in 2020 using Arm's Cortex-A77 CPU and Mali-G77 GPU  —  Today MedaTek is making quite an unusual announcement: The company is the first to announce a SoC with an integrated 5G modem.
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.
Salvador Rodriguez / CNBC:
Profile of Adam Mosseri, the head of Instagram who, sources say, argued for removing fake news and demoting Breitbart in News Feed in 2017 and early 2018  —  KEY POINTS  — In succeeding Instagram CEO and co-founder Kevin Systrom, Adam Mosseri has to balance his staff's desire for autonomy with the greater needs of Facebook.
Andrii Degeler / Tech.eu:
Sorted Group, a Manchester-based delivery platform for retail companies, raises £15M, bringing its total amount raised to £22M  —  The UK's delivery platform for retail companies Sorted Group has landed £15 million in a funding round led by Praetura Ventures and NVM Private Equity LLP.
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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