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March 19, 2020, 11:45 AM

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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 …
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 …
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.
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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.
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Google launches Android 11 Developer Preview 2 with hinge angle support for foldables, call screening improvements, and new Neural Networks API functionality  —  Google today launched the second Android 11 developer preview with hinge angle detection support, call screening improvements, and new ops in the Neural Networks API.
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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