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July 26, 2019, 8:10 PM

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Makena Kelly / The Verge:
DOJ approves T-Mobile/Sprint merger; Dish will acquire Boost Mobile, Virgin Mobile, Sprint's prepaid business, and “certain” spectrum assets as part of the deal  —  After over a year of waiting in regulatory limbo  —  The United States Justice Department has approved …
Dieter Bohn / The Verge:
The DOJ requires both the new T-Mobile and the new Dish wireless service to support eSIMs, which may speed up the adoption of the technology in the US  —  The DOJ is requiring T-Mobile and dish to support eSIM  —  The Department of Justice may have just done more to help eliminate …
Alex Hern / The Guardian:
Source: Apple contractors grading Siri responses regularly hear sensitive info with data that may identify the user, often due to accidental Siri activations  —  Workers hear drug deals, medical details and people having sex, says whistleblower  —  Apple contractors regularly hear confidential …
Bloomberg:
Source: Apple and Goldman Sachs' credit card, the Apple Card, is targeted to launch as early as the first half of August  —  - Card aims to bolster Apple services, push consumers to Goldman  — The corporate pairing was ambitious, and at times awkward
CNBC:
Trump says Apple will not be given tariff waivers or relief for Mac Pro parts made in China, calls on Apple to build products in the US instead  —  KEY POINTS  — President Trump said his administration will not provide waivers or relief for Apple products built in China.
Liam Tung / ZDNet:
A developer based in Crimea and one based in Iran say that GitHub has “restricted” their accounts “due to US trade controls”  —  If you use GitHub's online services in a country facing US sanctions, you could be about to be kicked off all but the most basic offerings.
Apple:
Lauren Feiner / CNBC:
Twitter Q2 earnings beat estimates with revenues of $841M, up 18% YoY, and 139M monetizable daily active users (mDAUs), up 14% YoY; stock up 10%+  —  KEY POINTS  — Its the first quarterly report with a new measurement of engagement — monetizable daily active users (mDAUs).
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft is rolling out a new chat-based Cortana UI for Windows 10 as a beta to Windows Insiders in the US, with support for text and voice queries  —  It's more conversational than before  —  Microsoft is tweaking how Cortana works in Windows 10.  While the digital assistant might …
Zack Whittaker / TechCrunch:
Marcus “MalwareTech” Hutchins sentenced to time served and one year of supervised release for writing and selling the Kronos banking malware  —  Marcus Hutchins, the malware researcher who became known as an “accidental hero” for stopping the WannaCry ransomware attack in 2017 …

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