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June 11, 2019, 5:15 PM

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Rani Molla / Vox:
Mary Meeker releases her 333-page Internet Trends 2019 report showing growing e-commerce, expanded US ad spending, rising number of gamers, 51% of world online  —  Here are all the slides, plus analysis.  —  It's the holiday season for data nerds: That is, Mary Meeker is delivering …
Debby Wu / Bloomberg:
Foxconn says it has enough capacity to make all US iPhones outside of China if required should the trade war escalate further  —  - Main assembler Foxconn says it's got enough non-China capacity  — Apple has so far not asked its Taiwanese partner to shift gear
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
After shutting down its Research and Onavo programs, Facebook releases its similar Study From Facebook app for Android, saying it's more transparent than before  —  Facebook shut down its Research and Onavo programs after TechCrunch exposed how the company paid teenagers for root access …
Will Oremus / OneZero:
Tech platforms are poor arbitrators of acceptable speech, altering enforcement of already-uneven rules when controversies flare up, but there's no clear fix  —  For YouTube, Facebook and the rest, if a decision becomes too controversial, change it  —  acing pressure to ban a hatemonger …
Julia Alexander / The Verge:
Daniel Welsh / HuffPost UK:
Radiohead says they're releasing 18 hours' worth of unheard music to benefit climate change group, after hackers stole lead singer's files and attempted ransom  —  Activist group Extinction Rebellion will benefit too.  —  Radiohead has announced that they're releasing 18 hours' worth of unheard music …
South China Morning Post:
Inside Huawei's seven-year quest to build its own OS, which, sources say, started in 2012 as a precaution against the possibility of US ban  —  The OS issue took an extra urgency after the US government in mid-May placed Huawei and its affiliates on a trade blacklist One of the biggest technical challenges …
Ian Cutress / AnandTech:
AMD announces the Ryzen 9 3950X, its first 16-core CPU in the Ryzen 9 family, with a 3.5GHz base frequency, coming in September for $749  —  One of the questions that was left over from AMD's Computex reveal of the new Ryzen 3000 family was why a 16-core version of the dual-chiplet Matisse design was not announced.
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Devindra Hardawar / Engadget:
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft says it has no plans to add more backward compatible titles for Xbox One, but says Project Scarlett will run games from all four Xbox generations  —  No more Xbox 360 and Xbox additions to the catalog  —  Microsoft is winding down new additions to its Xbox backward compatibility catalog.
Todd Bishop / GeekWire:
Seattle-based Glow launches, in beta, its mobile-first podcast monetization platform that lets podcasters turn listeners into subscribers  —  It's a common problem for podcasters: you've got a passionate, loyal audience, but at a time when it seems everyone is producing an audio show …
Jeff Jarvis / Whither news?:
Publishers, lobbying for laws around the world that will help them extract payments from platforms like Google for linking to news, are ruining the internet  —  Around the world, news industry trade associations are corruptly cashing in their political capital —  …
Liz Pelly / The Baffler:
How Spotify's vast access to mood-related data is valuable to brands and advertisers, allowing them to target its listening audience by their emotional states  —  Spotify pursues emotional surveillance for global profit  —  MUSIC IS EMOTIONAL, and so our listening often signals something deeply personal and private.

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