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June 30, 2019, 11:05 PM

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Golnaz Esfandiari / Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty:
Iran says that power consumption jumped 7% in June, largely due to Bitcoin mining, making the country's power grid unstable, seizes 1,000 Bitcoin miners  —  Iran has blamed an “unusual” spike in electricity consumption in the country on cryptocurrency miners, while warning that such illicit operations will be cut off from the grid.
Facebook:
Facebook says it will treat 2020 US Census like an election and will have “people, policies and technology in place to protect against census interference”  —  Civil rights are the foundation of a free and just society — and something we care deeply about as a company.
Alyssa Bereznak / The Ringer:
How TikTok users are supplanting the traditional functions of record labels, like talent scouting and publicity, for new artists  —  Lil Nas X's ‘Old Town Road’ is both a chart-topping phenomenon and a turning point for the music business.  Here's what happens when a social media platform becomes a label.
Makiko Yamazaki / Reuters:
Japan will tighten restrictions on export of materials used in smartphone displays and chips to South Korea from July 4, over a dispute about war-time labor  —  TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan will tighten restrictions on the export of high-tech materials used in smartphone displays and chips …
Kyle Bradshaw / 9to5Google:
Google launches Fuchsia OS developer website with official documentation about developing for its open source operating system  —  As was repeatedly made plain to see during this year's Google I/O, developers are eager to learn more about Google's Fuchsia OS.
Andrew Dickson / OneZero:
How tech like ground-penetrating radar, drones, lidar, and hyper-accurate 3D mapping is changing archaeology by enabling cheaper, noninvasive site surveys  —  Lidar, drones, and more are helping field researchers uncover hidden worlds  —  eal Spencer likes to travel light.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Nielsen Music Mid-Year Report: on-demand audio streams in the US grew 31.6% YoY to 507.7B in the first half of 2019  —  Music streaming services have already delivered a new high of half a trillion (507.7 billion) on-demand streams in the first half of 2019, according to Nielsen's mid-year Music Report released this week.
Daniel Palmer / CoinDesk:
CoinMarketCap acquihires the team of Hashtag Capital, which started as a crypto trading fund, to improve the easily faked volume-weighted crypto price estimates  —  As its bid to improve its crypto data offering continues, CoinMarketCap is snapping up a firm building technology said to provide a “true price” for cryptocurrencies.

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Smartsheet:
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Zoho:
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Ingram Micro:
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Intel:
The field of opportunity for AI is immense—does your CPU have AI Inside?  —  Here are three questions every technology buyer should be asking of their AI tech supplier.

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