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April 6, 2020, 12:15 PM

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Chance Miller / 9to5Mac:
Tim Cook says Apple has now sourced 20M+ masks for healthcare workers from its supply chain and has designed and will ship face shields at a rate of 1M/week  —  Tim Cook is back with another update on Apple's ongoing efforts to help healthcare professionals amid the COVID-19 outbreak.
Chris Welch / The Verge:
Quibi app review: works reliably, auto-flips between landscape and portrait, but no tablet-optimized mode, no family member profiles, and lacks a TV experience  —  A mobile-only video app was always going to be a hard sell  —  After months of publicity, Quibi — the mobile phone app that's centered …
Nicole Sperling / New York Times:
Jeffery Katzenberg and Meg Whitman's Quibi short-video streaming service launches with $1.8B in funding amid the COVID-19 pandemic  —  Jeffrey Katzenberg and Meg Whitman had to cancel a starry Hollywood party for their short-video platform because of the virus.  But Quibi is still going live.
Alex Hern / The Guardian:
YouTube says it will remove content spreading conspiracy theories linking 5G and coronavirus, but will leave content that is simply conspiratorial about 5G  —  Decision comes as four more phone masts are attacked  —  Play Video  —  YouTube will reduce the amount of content spreading conspiracy theories …
Harriet Sherwood / The Guardian:
Tom Krazit / Protocol:
Interview with Atlassian co-CEO Scott Farquhar on bug-tracking tool Jira, the ongoing evolution of enterprise software, and future of the company  —  Enterprise software development has changed a lot over the last two decades, from expensive server farms to the explosion of web and mobile applications to the rise of the cloud.
Nathan Ingraham / Engadget:
Samsung Galaxy Chromebook review: excellent keyboard, beautiful display, thin and light design, and fast performance, but poor battery life and expensive  —  That 4K screen comes at a major cost.  —  6m ago  —  Google has been selling expensive, high-end Chromebooks for years now.
Seth Stephens-Davidowitz / New York Times:
Researchers: Google searches about symptoms, like loss of smell, can help find places where positive COVID-19 cases were missed and reveal undetected symptoms  —  They can also reveal symptoms that at first went undetected.  I may have found a new one.  —  Mr. Stephens-Davidowitz is the author of …
Munsif Vengattil / Reuters:
IBM names former Bank of America CTO Howard Boville as head of its cloud business, as Arvind Krishna takes over from long-time CEO Ginni Rometty  —  (Reuters) - International Business Machines Corp (IBM.N) on Monday named former Bank of America Corp (BAC.N) top technology executive Howard Boville head …
Ashlee Vance / Bloomberg:
PsiQuantum, which aims to build a commercial quantum computing machine with 1M qubits, raises $215M from Microsoft, Playground Global, and others  —  The technology industry has spent decades trying to puzzle out the basis of a quantum computer.  Such a machine, powered not by the simple …
Lulu Yilun Chen / Bloomberg:
After being put on the US trade blacklist, sources say Megvii Technology's revenue grew just 2.7% in H2 2019 after more than tripling sales in the H1 2019  —  - Alibaba-backed Megvii's revenue growth slowed in second half  — Megvii becomes a high-profile victim of White House's campaign

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