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June 4, 2019, 10:00 AM

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Catalin Cimpanu / ZDNet:
Apple debuts Sign In with Apple service, which masks info like email addresses, for iOS and non-iOS apps and web; mandatory for iOS apps using 3rd-party logins  —  Apple's new third-party login system will focus on user privacy, preventing user tracking.  Tim Cook tells CBS News the move …
Jack Nicas / New York Times:
Apple reverses policy on parental control apps, now allows them to use MDM and VPN technologies if they don't sell, use, or disclose any data to third parties  —  SAN JOSE, Calif. — Over the past year, Apple purged iPhone apps that helped people limit the amount of time they and their children spent …
Chaim Gartenberg / The Verge:
Washington Post:
House lawmakers announce a sweeping antitrust investigation of big tech that will touch Facebook, Google, and others, with potential CEO testimony, depositions  —  House Democrats plan a sweeping review of Facebook, Google and other technology giants to determine if they've become so large …
Ashley Gold / The Information:
As regulators ramp up antitrust scrutiny of Google, the company's global policy team is still adapting to a sweeping reorganization, with key roles unfilled  —  As regulators ramp up their antitrust scrutiny of Google, the tech giant's global policy team is still adapting …
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Apple debuts macOS Catalina, which includes the ability to use an iPad as an external display, and will let devs target iPad apps at Mac via Project Catalyst  —  The next version of macOS will be called Catalina.  Apple officially unveiled the new update onstage at its Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) today.
Ashley Carman / The Verge:
Apple breaks up iTunes, creates separate Podcasts, TV, and Music apps for macOS  —  Three dedicated apps  —  The iTunes era is over.  During its annual developers conference today, Apple announced that it's breaking iTunes up into three separate macOS apps: Podcasts, TV, and Music.
Dami Lee / The Verge:
Apple announces Pro Display XDR, a 32-inch 6K LCD, coming this fall for $4,999; a Pro stand, sold separately for $999, has tilt, height, and rotation adjustment  —  At WWDC 2019 today, Apple announced its Pro Display XDR display, along with the redesigned Mac Pro.  The 32-inch LCD display has a 6016 x 3384 Retina 6K display.
Vlad Savov / The Verge:
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Apple reveals iPadOS with new home screen widgets, an improved Files app with a column view and USB support, multiple windows for the same app, and new gestures  —  Another step toward laptop-like tasks  —  “We have some big changes coming to iPad,” says Craig Federighi, Apple's software chief.
Eustance Huang / CNBC:
Report: SoftBank is facing challenges in raising $100B for its second Vision fund after facing a lukewarm response from some of the world's largest investors  —  KEY POINTS  — In a bid to raise $100 billion for its next fund, Japanese conglomerate SoftBank has faced a lukewarm reception …
Patience Haggin / Wall Street Journal:
Report: US advertisers spent $479.1M on podcast ads in 2018, up 53% from 2017, and are predicted to spend $678.7M this year  —  U.S. advertisers' spending on podcasts rose 53% in 2018  —  Podcasters continue to find growing interest from marketers, but their growth remains constrained …

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