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April 17, 2020, 7:35 PM

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Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Sources: Google is working on a “Google card”, a debit card co-branded with banks including Citi, to set itself apart from rival payment services  —  Would you pay with a “Google Card?”  TechCrunch has attained imagery that shows Google is developing its own physical and virtual debit cards.
David Carnoy / CNET:
Apple Music head Oliver Schusser will take over Beats, replacing its president, Luke Wood, who's leaving the company on April 30  —  Apple Music head Oliver Schusser will be taking the top post at Beats, replacing Luke Wood, who's leaving the company on April 30.  —  Enlarge Image
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
Apple Music on the web exits beta and is available to all subscribers worldwide  —  Last September, Apple launched a web-based Apple Music experience, offering users a similar experience to the Mac version of the Music app with “For You,” “Browse,” and “Radio” sections, along with playlists, recommendations and more.
Jessica Guynn / USA Today:
Facebook to add two new “Care Reactions”: an emoji hugging a heart on the main Facebook app and a pulsating heart on Messenger  —  Need a reassuring hug during the COVID-19 pandemic?  Facebook has a new feel-good reaction for that.  —  When even the smallest physical gesture …
Julia Carrie Wong / The Guardian:
Financial Times:
UK's competition watchdog provisionally approves Amazon's investment in Deliveroo, after concluding the startup risked collapse absent new funds  —  CMA says delivery group was at risk of failing without fresh funding  —  The UK's competition regulator has granted provisional approval …
Yogita Khatri / The Block:
Binance launches a white paper for Binance Smart Chain, an Ethereum-compatible proof-of-stake blockchain for smart contracts with BNB as a native token  —  Crypto exchange Binance is launching a new Ethereum-compatible blockchain, with BNB as a native token.
Sam Mehmet / Intelligent Transport:
Lime to reactivate small fleets of scooters in some US and European cities and offer free 30-minute rides for health workers and law enforcement officers  —  The pandemic has had a notable impact on transportation, and Lime aims to offer its scooters in select cities as an easy way for people to travel while social distancing.
Kyle Wiggers / VentureBeat:
Microsoft claims it can use AI to distinguish between security and non-security bugs 99% of the time, plans to open-source the methodology in coming months  —  Microsoft claims to have developed a system that correctly distinguishes between security and non-security software bugs 99% of the time …

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