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April 2, 2020, 1:00 PM

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Eric S. Yuan / Zoom Blog:
Zoom apologizes for security failures, says it has 200M+ DAUs vs. 10M in Dec., and plans to freeze development of new features to focus on security and privacy  —  Whether you are a global corporation that needs to maintain business continuity, a local government agency working to keep …
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Jeffrey Dastin / Reuters:
Amazon says it plans to roll out temperature checks and masks for staff at its US and European warehouses and will use ML to improve social distancing measures  —  (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) plans to roll out temperature checks and face masks for staff at all its U.S …
Christine Fisher / Engadget:
Facebook launches a standalone Messenger app for MacOS and Windows with unlimited, free group video calls, support for Dark Mode, and more  —  The Facebook Messenger app is available for MacOS and Windows  —  Today, Facebook is bringing its Messenger app to desktop.
Ben Bergman / dot.LA:
An inside account of how Bird laid off 406 employees in two minutes via a Zoom webinar; employees say they were locked out of their computers during the meeting  —  Last Friday morning, 406 Bird employees - who had been working from home for two weeks because of the coronavirus and bleary-eyed …
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Apple now lets some video streaming apps, like Amazon Prime Video, use their own payment methods for in-app purchases on Apple devices, avoiding Apple's 30% cut  —  Apple Inc. has relaxed a controversial policy that took a 30% cut of payments when video apps on its platform sold TV shows and movies.
Frank Chaparro / The Block:
Binance acquires crypto data aggregator CoinMarketCap, source says for around $300M  —  - Binance has confirmed acquiring CoinMarketCap after The Block first reported the deal on Tuesday  — A source with knowledge of the deal told The Block that the deal is primarily in the form of equity as well as BNB
Chaim Gartenberg / The Verge:
Intel announces its first 10th-gen Comet Lake H-series CPUs for high-end gaming laptops, with clock speeds that can boost past 5.0GHz  —  Intel's best laptop chips get better  —  Intel is announcing the next wave of its Core processors, and it's finally bringing out the big guns …
Rory Cellan-Jones / BBC:
Spyware firm NSO Group is marketing software that uses mobile phone data to monitor and predict the spread of COVID-19, says some countries are testing it  —  A controversial Israeli cyber-security company is marketing software that uses mobile phone data to monitor and predict the spread of the coronavirus.
Seth Schiesel / New York Times:
Amazon reveals plan for interactive games on Twitch, arriving over summer; sources say Amazon is working on a cloud gaming platform codenamed Project Tempo  —  The internet giant is investing hundreds of millions of dollars in the effort, with its first original game, Crucible, to be released next month.
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Ry Crist / CNET:
FCC will vote on a proposal to make the entire 6 GHz band available for unlicensed use, citing the increase in Wi-Fi demand, on April 23  —  The Federal Communications Commission announced a potentially significant step for Wi-Fi today, with plans for an April 23 vote on a proposal to open the 6GHz band for unlicensed Wi-Fi use.
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Sources: YouTube is planning to release Shorts, a rival to TikTok inside YouTube's main app, by the end of the year  —  YouTube is planning to release a rival to TikTok, the hugely popular video-sharing app, by the end of the year, according to two people familiar with the matter.

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