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June 17, 2019, 11:35 PM

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Jeff John Roberts / Fortune:
Ripple to take a 8-10% stake in the money transfer service MoneyGram, which will use the digital currency XRP as part of its day-to-day operations  —  Cryptocurrency company Ripple on Monday announced a major partnership with MoneyGram, which will see the money transfer service use …
Dieter Bohn / The Verge:
Google says Android users in UK and France can, later this month, opt in to RCS Chat services provided directly by Google instead of waiting for carrier support  —  That seems like yet another minor status check-in on the service meant to replace SMS, but in fact it's a huge shift in strategy …
Bloomberg:
YouTube Kids, intended as a haven from the dangers of the main YouTube site, is used by just 20M+ people a week, compared to the main site's 2B+ monthly users  —  There's a safer version of YouTube, but the company knows most children don't watch it  —  In late May, the advocacy group …
Joe Rossignol / MacRumors:
Kuo: Apple to launch three iPhones in 2020, high-end 5.4" and 6.7" models with 5G and a lower-end 6.1" model; Apple's 5G modem to be ready by 2022 or 2023  —  Apple plans to release three new iPhones in the second half of 2020, including high-end 5.4-inch and 6.7-inch models with OLED displays …
Tony Romm / Washington Post:
Robocalls are overwhelming hospitals, where every lost second affects patient treatment; Tufts Medical Center has registered 4,500+ robocalls in a 2-hour period  —  In the heart of Boston, Tufts Medical Center treats scores of health conditions, administering measles vaccines for children …
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Jordan Novet / CNBC:
Atlassian says it has spent over $1B to acquire more than 20 companies, publishes its term sheet document used for acquisitions  —  KEY POINTS  — Atlassian has done spent more than $1 billion in acquisitions and expects to do more deals in the future.  — It wants to streamline …
Kyle Wiggers / VentureBeat:
Nvidia says it will collaborate with Arm to bring CUDA acceleration to Arm CPUs and will share its AI and high-performance computing software with Arm by 2020  —  At the International Supercomputing Conference (ISC) in Frankfurt, Germany this week, Santa Clara-based chipmaker Nvidia announced …
Joseph Cox / VICE:
Instagram says it is testing new features that make it easier for users to regain access to hacked accounts, will rollout a username freezing feature to iOS  —  Motherboard previously reported how hackers were holding high-profile Instagram accounts for ransom, and how some influencers had to turn to white-hat hackers for help.
Roger Vincent / Los Angeles Times:
Tech giants like Google, Amazon, and Netflix are reshaping LA's real estate market as they pour hundreds of millions into campuses for their entertainment units  —  Google's January announcement that it would take over much of the failed Westside Pavilion shopping center, which is becoming offices …
Dina Kozlov / The Cloudflare Blog:
Cloudflare announces The League of Entropy, a project that provides public random numbers using eight independent, globally distributed randomness beacons  —  To kick-off Crypto Week 2019, we are really excited to announce a new solution to a long-standing problem in cryptography.

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