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July 10, 2019, 12:55 PM

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Scott Stein / CNET:
First look at Nintendo Switch Lite, a smaller, cheaper, handheld-only model launching September 20 for $200  —  When reports emerged of a lower-cost Nintendo Switch that wouldn't have detachable Joy-Con controllers and couldn't plug into a TV, my son had one question.  What's the point of a Switch that doesn't Switch?
Rani Molla / Vox:
ETR survey of ~580 CIOs or IT decision makers at large enterprises reveals 59% use or plan to adopt Microsoft Teams compared with 35% for Slack  —  Microsoft Teams isn't better than Slack, but it is freer.  —  Tech workers' favorite communications tool, Slack, is losing ground to its biggest rival …
Jon Fingas / Engadget:
AT&T's WarnerMedia reveals the name, HBO Max, for its streaming service coming next spring with 10K hours of programming, including exclusive rights to Friends  —  AT&T's WarnerMedia finally has a name for its streaming service — and some unfortunate news for people hoping it would share some classic shows.
Jonah Weiner / New York Times:
An in-depth look at the changing TV landscape as users shift towards consuming media online, pitting old companies like HBO against new companies like Netflix  —  In their rush to match Netflix, competitors like HBO, Hulu and Amazon are ordering a slew of content — ushering out the age of …
Chaim Gartenberg / The Verge:
AT&T says it will enable Call Protect, its free service to block robocalls, by default for new customers, and “in the coming months” for existing customers  —  The first major carrier to automatically block fraudulent calls  —  In June, the Federal Communications Commission ruled …
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Inside Microsoft's new flagship three-story retail store in central London, its first such store in Europe, with an entire floor dedicated to enterprise  —  The first Microsoft store for Europe  —  Microsoft has more than 80 retail stores worldwide, but none of them are quite like the company's new London flagship store.
Lily Hay Newman / Wired:
Zoom, following backlash for initially refusing to fix a flaw in its app that allows an attacker to launch the Mac camera via a malicious link, releases a fix  —  AFTER INITIALLY SAYING that it wouldn't issue a full fix for a vulnerability disclosed on Monday, the video conferencing service Zoom has changed course.
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Jason D. Rowley / Crunchbase News:
Q2 2019 Global VC Report: total deal volume is up after several quarters but dollar volume growth remains stagnant, unlikely in 2019 to exceed the highs of 2018  —  For the global venture capital market, Q2 2019 breaks one trend and makes another.  —  Using data and projections from Crunchbase …
Sam Biddle / The Intercept:
Leaked documents from surveillance company Perceptics show its pitch to New York's MTA on how it could automatically track and profile vehicles and drivers  —  Just months before millions of its internal documents were stolen and dumped on the internet, the Tennessee-based surveillance company Perceptics …
Catalin Cimpanu / ZDNet:
Mozilla says it will not include root certificates of surveillance company DarkMatter, which has been accused of helping UAE hack its citizens, inside Firefox  —  Mozilla declines DarkMatter's application to have its root certificates included in Firefox's root store.
Kate Conger / New York Times:
Inside deliberations at Twitter on defining “dehumanizing speech” and its decision to limit enforcement on the issue to tweets about religious groups for now  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Last August, Twitter's top executives gathered at the company's headquarters to discuss how to make the site safer for its users.
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