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June 5, 2019, 5:50 PM

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Casey Newton / The Verge:
YouTube updates guidelines to ban videos that promote the superiority of any group to justify discrimination, resulting in the removal of thousands of channels  —  YouTube is trying to reduce the prevalence of extremist content on the platform  —  YouTube is changing its community guidelines …
Kelly Weill / The Daily Beast:
YouTube suspends monetization of Steven Crowder's channel after continued review finds “pattern of egregious actions” that are against Partner Program policies  —  Right-wing performer gay-bashed a Vox reporter for years.  They initially declined to do anything, then ‘demonetized’ him …
YouTube Blog:
YouTube says it will “remove content denying that well-documented violent events, like the Holocaust or the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary, took place”  —  Over the past few years, we've been investing in the policies, resources and products needed to live up to our responsibility …
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Amazon shows off its latest delivery drone, saying it will make deliveries to customers in the coming months, has a 15 mile range, and can carry up to 5 pounds  —  For the first time, Amazon today showed off its newest fully electric delivery drone at its first re:Mars conference in Las Vegas.
Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch:
Connected bike and treadmill-maker Peloton says it confidentially filed for an IPO; the company raised $550M in August 2018 at a $4B valuation  —  Exercise tech darling and service provider Peloton has filed for IPO with a confidential draft submission of its S-1 statement to the SEC on Wednesday.
Stephen Nellis / Reuters:
Microsoft and Oracle announce a partnership to link their US data centers in an effort to unite against Amazon's AWS  —  (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp and Oracle Corp on Wednesday said they reached an agreement to make their two cloud computing services work together with high-speed links between …
Tom Simonite / Wired:
Amazon announces Alexa Conversations, which will enable Alexa to utilize multiple skills within conversations by asking follow ups to the initial question  —  Amazon's Alexa is ready to broaden its one-track mind.  —  The virtual assistant can deliver weather forecasts and traffic updates …
Casey Newton / The Interface:
With Apple making its Sign In with Apple feature mandatory for App Store developers, it starts to feel less like competition and more like brute force  —  On Monday, at its Worldwide Developer Conference in San Jose, Apple introduced a privacy-focused login tool called “Sign in with Apple.”
Stephen Nellis / Reuters:
Devindra Hardawar / Engadget:
Apple's standalone $999 Pro Stand for its Pro Display XDR does not offer any groundbreaking functionality to justify its price tag  —  You can pinpoint the exact moment when Apple lost the WWDC audience on Monday.  John Ternus, the company's VP of hardware engineering …
Steven Zheng / The Block:
Report: Facebook to create an independent foundation to manage its cryptocurrency, will charge members a $10M licensing fee for the right to operate a node  —  Facebook is creating an independent foundation to govern its cryptocurrency, according to a report by The Information.
Jordan Novet / CNBC:
Pivotal Software reports full-year revenue guidance of $756M-$767M, vs $803M expected, causing stock to drop as much as 45%  —  KEY POINTS  —  Pivotal Software CEO Rob Mee.  —  Pivotal Software shares crashed on Wednesday, knocking off about half the company's market value …
Nick Statt / The Verge:
Apple's Dashboard has reportedly been removed from macOS Catalina; the feature has been disabled by default since OS X 10.10 Yosemite  —  Goodbye widgets, you were always sort of useful  —  Apple's Dashboard is getting quietly removed from the company's upcoming macOS Catalina update …

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