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June 29, 2019, 3:25 PM

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Wall Street Journal:
Trump says he will allow sales of US equipment to Huawei, where there are no national security issues, for now; US will not impose new tariffs on China  —  U.S. agrees to halt additional tariffs on Chinese goods for now  —  OSAKA, Japan—President Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping agreed …
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.
Joseph Bernstein / BuzzFeed News:
A look at a dispute among Wikipedia administrators and some on the Wikimedia Foundation board after a prolific, long-serving administrator was banned for a year  —  The once-derided open-source encyclopedia is the closest thing the internet has to an oasis of truth.
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 …
Cory Doctorow / New York Times:
Imagining the future where regulations of social media platforms didn't end harassment, extremism, or disinformation, and only made the platforms stronger  —  The way we regulated social media platforms didn't end harassment, extremism or disinformation.  It only gave them more power and made the problem worse.
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 …
Susan Adams / Forbes:
Cloud computing, AI, and low-cost sensors have given rise to a slew of weather forecasting startups that think incumbents are vulnerable to new business models  —  “Nasty.”  That is the professional opinion of Joel Myers, the CEO of AccuWeather, about the weather on Mother's Day in New York City …
Nathan Heller / New Yorker:
GoFundMe is an increasingly popular way to raise money to cover medical expenses, where storytelling and personal connections often play a crucial role  —  When patients turn to crowdfunding for medical costs, whoever has the most heartrending story wins.  —  For those who want their hearts broken …

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