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June 30, 2019, 12:35 AM

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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 …
Christopher Mims / Wall Street Journal:
A look at the challenges, downsides, and huge costs of 5G rollout in the US, which may take a decade or more to complete  —  As carriers launch their 5G networks, the promise of superfast wireless is clashing with the reality of the rollout; ‘the real onslaught has not yet begun’
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.
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 …
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.
Reuters:
Chinese Netflix equivalent iQiyi announces it has reached 100M subscribers; senior exec says it intends to expand into other Asian countries and North America  —  BEIJING (Reuters) - iQiyi, China's answer to Netflix, intends to push harder into overseas markets such as North America and Japan …
Patience Haggin / Wall Street Journal:
Data mining and ad targeting company LiveRamp, formerly known as Acxiom, to acquire Data Plus Math, which helps advertisers analyze TV viewer data, for $150M  —  Cash-and-stock deal, valued at $150 million, combines companies' data sets that help advertisers check efficiency of campaigns
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.

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Brexit: Implications for VAT  —  The European Union and the UK government have agreed to keep the UK a part of the European Union for the time being.  But there is still a lot of uncertainty about how the UK …
Intel:
The Future of Gaming is About More Than Just Processors  —  When it comes to making the PC the best place to play, you have to give developers the tools they need, provide real world performance and anticipate what's next.

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