July 28, 2019, 12:30 AM

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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 …
Taylor Lorenz / The Atlantic:
How Famous Birthdays, which has 20M unique monthly users, became Gen Z's Wikipedia for new internet stars and a talent resource for the entertainment industry  —  Famous Birthdays has become a go-to database of teen culture—and is ushering in a whole new generation of stars.
Kara Swisher / Vox:
Q&A with Reddit CEO Steve Huffman on quarantining /r/The_Donald, a decision he says was intended to give the community a chance to change  —  /r/The_Donald was punished for hosting “violent content,” and Huffman isn't convinced the community's moderators are taking that problem seriously enough.
Kyle Wiggers / VentureBeat:
Spectral MD, a Dallas-based startup developing an AI-powered burn and wound imaging system, raises $27M in research funding from the US Department of Health  —  Spectral MD, a Dallas, Texas-based startup developing an AI-powered burn and wound imaging system, today announced that it's secured $27 million …
Paul Mozur / New York Times:
How both sides in Hong Kong's protests use facial recognition as a weapon, with police using it for repression, and protesters using it to doxx police officers  —  A technology-driven quest to identify protesters and police officers has people in both groups desperate to protect their anonymity.
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 …

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