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June 29, 2019, 2:55 AM

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Ben Thompson / Stratechery:
As software and services overtook hardware in importance, Apple began preparing for Jony Ive's departure back in 2015, during the run-up to the launch of Watch  —  This is my first week publishing on the Tuesday-Friday summer schedule and it has paid off in a major way with a significant Thursday announcement …
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H. Claire Brown / The New Food Economy:
GrubHub buys domain name variations of restaurant clients and launches shadow pages, some of which outrank clients' websites, inflating GrubHub's commissions  —  New York City restaurant owner Shivane M. says she was ready to leave GrubHub.  She owns two small locations in Brooklyn and Queens …
Juli Clover / MacRumors:
Report: multiple publishers have been unimpressed with revenue from Apple News+; one said revenue has been one twentieth of what Apple said it would be  —  Apple News+ seems to be floundering just months after its launch, according to new details from participating magazine publishers shared by Business Insider.
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Apple is assembling its new Mac Pro in China, moving abroad production of what had been its only major device assembled in the US  —  The $6,000 desktop computer had been the company's only major device assembled in the U.S.  —  Apple Inc. AAPL -1.09% is manufacturing …
Erin Griffith / New York Times:
Evernote CEO Ian Small talks about efforts to turn around the once-hot unicorn, which now expects to reach a positive cash flow on ~$100M in revenue this year  —  Smiling cryptically, Ian Small, the chief executive of Evernote, handed me some socks.  Nice ones: black in the calf …
Julia Alexander / The Verge:
YouTube's use of demonetization as a form of punishment is not the same as moderation and does not work on major creators who have other sources of revenue  —  Steven Crowder's case is a perfect example  —  When YouTube wanted to punish political pundit Steven Crowder amid widespread outcry …
Ainsley Harris / Fast Company:
AltSchool, which raised ~$175M, says a partner will operate its remaining schools, rebrands as Altitude Learning to focus on its personalized learning platform  —  When entrepreneur and former Googler Max Ventilla cofounded education startup AltSchool in spring 2013, he had big plans.
Will Oremus / OneZero:
A deep dive into how Amazon is quietly building surveillance-state infrastructure, and why its stance toward privacy and ethical responsibility should worry us  —  The Internet giant is wiring homes, neighborhoods, and cities with cameras and microphones, and powering the nation's intelligence services.
Ron Miller / TechCrunch:
Synergy Research: enterprise SaaS revenue will hit $100B annual run rate in Q2, with Microsoft, Salesforce, and Adobe accounting for nearly 40% of the market  —  In its most recent report, Synergy Research, a company that monitors cloud marketshare, found that enterprise SaaS revenue passed the $100 billion run rate this quarter.

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