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June 7, 2019, 2:25 AM

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Sean Hollister / The Verge:
Google Stadia details: pre-order now, coming in Nov. with $130 Founder's Edition, subscription costs $10/month not including extra games, and free tier in 2020  —  Today, Google has revealed the key details that were conspicuously missing from its March announcement of the new Stadia game streaming service.
Lauren Feiner / CNBC:
Google to buy data analytics startup Looker for $2.6B in cash, Google Cloud's first major acquisition under new CEO Thomas Kurian  —  KEY POINTS  — The acquisition of Looker is the first major acquisition under former Oracle executive Thomas Kurian  —  Thomas Kurian, CEO of Google Cloud …
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: WarnerMedia abandons plan for a three-tiered streaming service, will likely package HBO, Cinemax, and the Warner Bros. library together for $16-$17/mo  —  New package is expected to include HBO, Cinemax and Warner Bros. content for barely more than HBO's current streaming service
Ian Sherr / CNET:
How YouTube gaming commentators use anger to gain views on their videos, which researchers and some YouTubers say are amplified by YouTube's recommendations  —  How to make a successful video on one of the internet's most popular sites:  —  Step 1: Find something to be angry about.
Casey Newton / The Verge:
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Kelly Weill / The Daily Beast:
Samantha Cole / VICE:
Ring is using a video captured by one of its doorbell cameras of a woman, whom cops suspect is a petty thief, in Facebook ads that ask users to identify her  —  Ring, Amazon's doorbell company, posted a video of a woman suspected of a crime and asked users to call the cops with information.
Steven Zheng / The Block:
Nilay Patel / The Verge:
FCC votes unanimously to let carriers block robocalls by default and advances proposed rule for carriers to adopt SHAKEN/STIR caller ID system  —  The FCC voted to give cell providers explicit permission to do stop the madness  —  The FCC voted unanimously today to allow carriers …
Katie Paul / Reuters:
Facebook is no longer allowing pre-installation of its Facebook, WhatsApp, and Instagram apps on new Huawei phones  —  SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook Inc is no longer allowing pre-installation of its apps on Huawei phones, the latest blow for the Chinese tech giant as it struggles to keep …
New York Times:
US election laws, which prohibit companies from providing candidates services at a discount, are hampering cybersecurity work, a weakness for 2020 campaigns  —  One year out from the 2020 elections, presidential candidates face legal roadblocks to acquiring the tools and assistance necessary …
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Barack and Michelle Obama's company, Higher Ground Productions, strikes a multiyear deal with Spotify to produce exclusive podcasts for the platform  —  NY Digital Editor @https://twitter.com/xpangler FOLLOW  — YouTube Says It's Reviewing Harassment Policies, After It Condoned Sustained Attacks on Gay Latino Journalist
Madhumita Murgia / Financial Times:
Microsoft has pulled its facial recognition database, MS Celeb, which contained 10M+ images of ~100K individuals scraped under the Creative Commons license  —  Microsoft has quietly pulled from the internet its database of 10m faces, which has been used to train facial recognition systems around the world …

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