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March 19, 2020, 11:55 AM

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Daniel Rubino / Windows Central:
Steven Sinofsky / @stevesi:
[Thread] Trackpad support for iPads is not Apple's capitulation, it is a part of a convergent evolution of PC hardware and software from its earliest days  —  Apple unveils new iPad Pro with breakthrough LiDAR Scanner and trackpad support in iPadOS https://www.apple.com/... // The “convergence” everyone has been waiting for? A “2 in 1” or a tablet or a toaster-refrigerator? Did Apple capitulate? Some context on evolution of devices... 1/ https://twitter.com/...
William Gallagher / AppleInsider:
Apple says it will update its iWork suite of apps to add trackpad and mouse support and bring iCloud folder sharing to iPadOS 13.4  —  A forthcoming update to Apple's Pages, Numbers, and Keynote apps for iOS and the Mac will include new features that take advantage of the new trackpad support, plus iCloud folder sharing.
Financial Times:
EU calls on streaming services such as Netflix and YouTube to limit broadband use and offer programs only in standard, rather than high, definition  —  Brussels tells streaming companies to limit services as Facebook says managing traffic is a “challenge”  —  The EU has called on streaming services …
Olga Khazan / The Atlantic:
An Amazon warehouse worker in New York tests positive for coronavirus; Amazon says it has temporarily closed the facility and sent workers home with full pay  —  Workers at an Amazon warehouse in Queens, New York, received a text Wednesday evening that they long feared might come …
Casey Newton / The Interface:
Emily Bary / MarketWatch:
Square says it has received conditional FDIC approval to operate a bank, Square Financial Services, which will provide small-business loans and launch in 2021  —  Referenced Symbols  —  Square Inc. SQ, -11.69% announced late Wednesday that it had received conditional approval …
Marguerite Reardon / CNET:
FCC temporarily waives rules for some subsidy programs, letting ISPs donate equipment like Wi-Fi hotspots to hospitals, schools, and libraries until Sept. 20  —  The Federal Communications Commission on Wednesday temporarily waived rules in its Rural Health Care and E-Rate programs …
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Microsoft says Teams passed 44M DAUs, up from 32M earlier this month, unveils new features like real-time noise suppression that are coming later this year  —  Microsoft Teams, which launched worldwide in March 2017, passed 32 million daily active users (DAUs) this month.
Elizabeth Dwoskin / Washington Post:
Facebook says it is rolling out a COVID-19 information center placed atop all users' feeds to help surface news and resources  —  The portal aims to be a one-stop shop for its more than 2.5 billion users to find news and resources about the pandemic.  —  Facebook on Wednesday announced …
Manish Singh / TechCrunch:

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