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June 11, 2019, 8:10 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 …
Washington Post:
Sources: Zuckerberg contacted Pelosi to discuss viral misinformation, but she has not engaged, frustrated by how Facebook handled a manipulated video of her  —  Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg contacted House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) in recent weeks to discuss …
Samantha Cole / VICE:
Instagram says it will not remove deepfake video of Mark Zuckerberg, will treat it the same way as it does all misinformation on the platform  —  A fake video of Mark Zuckerberg giving a sinister speech about the power of Facebook has been posted to Instagram.  The company previously said it would not remove this type of video.
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 …
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
Lauren Feiner / CNBC:
The DOJ's antitrust chief, Makan Delrahim, lays out potential antitrust arguments the US government may use against big tech  —  KEY POINTS  — Assistant Attorney General Makan Delrahim laid out some possible antitrust arguments against big tech in a new speech in Tel Aviv on Tuesday.
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 …
Aaron Tilley / The Information:
Sources: Apple is in talks to buy a key part of Intel's smartphone modem business, its German operations  —  Apple is in talks to buy a key part of Intel's smartphone modem business—its German operations—in a deal that could boost the iPhone maker's plans to internally develop a modem for its devices …
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 …
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 …
Christopher Palmeri / Bloomberg:
Profile of Tucker Roberts, son of Comcast's CEO, who oversees the cable giant's expansion into esports, including Overwatch League's team Philadelphia Fusion  —  When the Philadelphia Fusion plays, the team president, Tucker Roberts, likes to stay in the dugout, alongside the coaches and bench players.
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 …
Devin Coldewey / TechCrunch:
Sense Photonics exits stealth after raising a $26M Series A for its “flash” lidar tech, says it has partnerships with Infineon and a tier-1 automotive company  —  Lidar is a critical part of many autonomous cars and robotic systems, but the technology is also evolving quickly.

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