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April 2, 2020, 4:55 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 …
Lawrence Abrams / BleepingComputer:
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.
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.
Sara Fischer / Axios:
Memo: Google will begin letting some advertisers run COVID-19 related ads, prioritizing government entities, hospitals, and others working directly on the issue  —  Democrats had criticized Google for refusing to run attack ads targeting Trump's coronavirus response.
Paul Blest / VICE:
Leaked notes from an internal meeting attended by Jeff Bezos reveal Amazon execs discussed a plan to smear fired warehouse employee Christian Smalls  —  Leaked notes from an internal meeting of Amazon leadership obtained by VICE News reveal company executives discussed a plan …
Pururaj Dutta / Appleosophy:
Apple accidentally references its rumored AirTags item tracking tags in a video uploaded to its Apple Support channel on YouTube  —  Apple just uploaded a video on their Apple Support YouTube channel titled “How to erase your iPhone”.  This tutorial tells us about the process of erasing …
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 …
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
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.
Chaim Gartenberg / The Verge:
eBay says it will waive seller fees for new businesses through June 30 as part of a new Up & Running program to help owners of shuttered physical stores  —  The company's new ‘Up & Running’ program waives seller fees through June 30th  —  eBay is launching a new “Up & Running” …

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