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April 24, 2020, 12:50 AM

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Dana Mattioli / Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Amazon employees often consulted sales info on third-party vendors when developing private-label merchandise, contrary to assertions to Congress  —  Contrary to assertions to Congress, employees often consulted sales information on third-party vendors when developing private-label merchandise
Jennifer Elias / CNBC:
Internal documents: Google plans to cut its marketing budget up to 50% for the second half of the year and freeze marketing job hiring  —  - The company is planning to slash its marketing budgets by as much as half, according to internal documents viewed by CNBC.
Megan Graham / CNBC:
Google to require all advertisers to verify their identities, starting in the US; existing advertisers will have 30 days to complete the verification process  —  - Google began requiring political advertisers wanting to run election ads on its platform to verify their identity back in 2018.
Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch:
Report: EU commissioner says Tim Cook told him Apple and Google's contact tracing API will be available to developers from April 28  —  The first version of Apple and Google's jointly developed, cross-platform contact tracing API should be available to developers as of next week …
Ry Crist / CNET:
FCC adopts a proposal that opens the 6GHz band for unlicensed Wi-Fi use, freeing up more than 1,200MHz of additional bandwidth for next-gen Wi-Fi 6E devices  —  The unanimous decision opens 1,200MHz of new bandwidth for Wi-Fi 6E devices that are expected to begin arriving this year.
Bloomberg:
Sources: Apple aims to sell Macs with its own chips by 2021 and is working on three Mac processors based on the 5nm A14 chip in the next iPhone  —  - New processors to be based on iPhone designs, replacing Intel  — Transition will be gradual, start with less-powerful computers
Julia Black / The Verge:
Following layoffs at Bird, interviews with 16 former employees paint a picture of a workplace with high-turnover and an erratic, careless leadership  —  Inside the electric scooter startup with big workplace problems  —  Emma* was up late working on a complex analysis from her laptop in bed for Bird.
Chaim Gartenberg / The Verge:
Apple Music app is now available on Samsung's smart TV models from 2018 onwards  —  Another Apple service comes to Samsung's sets, available now  —  Apple Music is getting an app on Samsung's most recent smart TVs, the two companies announced today.  It's the latest expansion …
J.R. Reed / CNBC:
Tech companies cut hiring, with analysts seeing ~20% drops in job openings between mid-March and mid-April, steep drops in supply chain logistics and delivery  —  - Despite the massive shift to remote work and the surge in demand for certain online services, the tech industry has seen a widespread drawdown in job listings.
Jordan Novet / CNBC:
Intel reports Q4 revenue of $19.83B, up 23% YoY, and Data Center Group revenue of $6.99B, up 42.7% YoY; stock is down 5%+ after hours  —  - Intel declined to provide full-year guidance.  — Demand for Intel's products was relatively strong in the quarter, with people needing devices to work or learn from home.
Aaron Sankin / The Markup:
Facebook removes “pseudoscience” from the list of categories advertisers can use to target people after report that the category contained more than 78M people  —  While vowing to police COVID-19 misinformation on its platform, Facebook let advertisers target users interested in"pseudoscience"
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Apple says it found no evidence of hackers exploiting the newly discovered vulnerabilities in the Mail app for iPhone and iPad  —  - It saw no immediate threat to users after investigating  — Hundreds of millions worldwide use Apple's mobile devices  —  Apple Inc. said it found …
Tom Warren / The Verge:

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