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March 19, 2020, 3:05 PM

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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 …
Reuters:
Netflix says it will reduce its bit rates across all its streams in Europe for 30 days, in effect cutting traffic on its European networks by 25%  —  Netflix said on Thursday it would reduce its bit rates across all its streams in Europe, in effect cutting traffic on its European networks …
Olga Khazan / The Atlantic:
An Amazon warehouse worker in Queens, NY 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 …
Daniel Rubino / Windows Central:
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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.
CNBC:
Two Senators write to the FTC criticizing Google for continuing to display ads for face masks alongside coronavirus content, despite saying such ads are banned  —  - In a letter to the FTC, Sens. Mark Warner and Richard Blumenthal complained that Google is contributing to the medical mask shortage.
Casey Newton / The Interface:
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 …
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