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April 24, 2020, 11:15 AM

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Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Leaked images from 2019 show Google considered a feature that let users tip money to websites like Wired or NYT as part of its Contributor program  —  Leaked images obtained by TechCrunch reveal that Google considered and designed a feature that would let people donate money to websites …
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Nintendo says 160K Nintendo accounts have been breached since the beginning of April using credentials obtained illegally by “some means other than our service”  —  The issues started at the beginning of April  —  Nintendo is disabling the ability to log into a Nintendo Account through …
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.
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 …
Lauren Feiner / CNBC:
AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson to step down, President and COO John Stankey will take over the position on July 1  —  - AT&T announced CEO Randall Stephenson will retire and President and COO John Stankey will take over the position on July 1.  — The transition comes at a tough …
Alex Heath / The Information:
Sources: Zuckerberg suspended the push to introduce ads to WhatsApp partly to avoid antagonizing regulators but also to avoid angering privacy-conscious users  —  Worried about angering regulators and wanting to prioritize a broader integration of its services, Facebook pulled back last year …
Carrie Mihalcik / CNET:
Federal court officially approves the $5B settlement Facebook reached with the FTC last July  —  Now it's official.  —  Now, it's Facebook official.  The social network said a federal court on Thursday officially approved a settlement Facebook reached with the US Federal Trade Commission …
Alexander Behrens / Decrypt:
Coinbase announces Coinbase Oracle, a source of signed price data for BTC-USD and ETH-USD markets sourced from the Coinbase Pro exchange  —  San Francisco-based crypto exchange Coinbase announced today the release of Coinbase Oracle, a source of signed price data for BTC-USD and ETH-USD markets sourced from the Coinbase Pro exchange.
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.
Jordan Novet / CNBC:
Intel reports Q1 revenue of $19.83B, up 23% YoY, and Data Center Group revenue of $6.99B, up 42.7% YoY; stock is down 3%+  —  - 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.
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.

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