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June 9, 2019, 4:50 PM

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Joe Otterson / Variety:
Quibi to launch on April 6 2020 with a $7.99/mo ad-free tier and a $4.99/mo tier with pre-roll ads, will pay costs plus 20% for up to $6M/hour to show creators  —  Quibi founder Jeffrey Katzenberg and CEO Meg Whitman offered an in-depth look at their new short-form video service during …
Matt Simon / Wired:
Inside an Amazon sorting facility, where humans work alongside mobile robots, known as drives, fueling Amazon's push toward widespread same-day delivery  —  THEY CALL ME the Master of Robots—or at least they should.  I grab a flat package, hold its barcode under a red laser dot, and place it on a small orange robot.
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Xbox Game Pass for PC will be available for $4.99/month with access to at least 10 games during beta, according to Microsoft's website ahead of its E3 event  —  A beta might be launching today  —  Microsoft has published its Xbox Game Pass for PC pricing ahead of the company's E3 event later today.
Kevin Roose / New York Times:
How 12,000+ videos watched by a young man on YouTube since 2015 first pulled him into a far-right rabbit hole and more recently into a left-wing universe  —  Over years of reporting on internet culture, I've heard countless versions of Mr. Cain's story: an aimless young man — usually white …
Alex Sherman / CNBC:
WarnerMedia CEO talks about the challenges of integrating the three silos of Time Warner to achieve his goal of 70M subs for AT&T's upcoming streaming service  —  KEY POINTS  — AT&T pays more than $100 billion for Time Warner, leaving it with a debt load that one analyst describes as “terrifying.”
Kirsten Korosec / TechCrunch:
Autonomous truck startup Starsky Robotics runs a traditional freight business, with 36 trucks and using about half of its staff, to learn the basics of trucking  —  The fleet includes 36 regular trucks and three autonomous ones  —  More than three years ago, self-driving trucks startup Starsky Robotics …
Andrew Myers / Stanford News:
Researchers have developed an algorithm that allows video editors to modify human speech in “talking head” videos by altering text in transcripts  —  A new algorithm allows video editors to modify talking head videos as if they were editing text - copying, pasting, or adding and deleting words.

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