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April 30, 2020, 12:05 PM

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Tom Warren / The Verge:
Zoom admits it doesn't have 300M DAUs, quietly correcting a misleading claim in its original blog post, which now says 300M “daily Zoom meeting participants”  —  Zoom quietly updated a blog post earlier this month  —  Zoom has admitted it doesn't have 300 million daily active users.
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Twitter reports Q1 sales up 3% YoY to $808M as it swings to a net loss of $8M due to COVID-19; mDAUs hit a record 166M, up 24% YoY; stock opens down ~6%  —  Despite traffic for many online properties being at an all-time high, advertising has fallen off a cliff because of the downturn …
Dr. Ian Cutress / AnandTech:
Intel launches flagship 10th-gen Comet Lake desktop CPUs with 10 cores based on its Skylake architecture; the $488 Core i9-10900K CPU can reach 5.3GHz  —  Today we get the full range of its Intel's 10th Generation processors for desktops.  These chips, which fall under the banner of ‘Comet Lake’ …
Les Pounder / Tom's Hardware:
Raspberry Pi announces a new $50 camera board with a 12MP Sony sensor and support for interchangeable lenses  —  Great flexibility and resolution make the Raspberry Pi High Quality Camera a winner.  —  OUR VERDICT  —  With interchangeable lenses and a 12-MP sensor, the Raspberry Pi High …
Catalin Cimpanu / ZDNet:
Google introduces new rules for the Chrome Web Store to cut down on spammy extensions; developers must comply by August 27 or extensions will be delisted  —  Google plans to remove a bunch of garbage and useless Chrome extensions from the Web Store.  —  Google announced today new rules …
Anna Baydakova / CoinDesk:
Telegram postpones the launch of its TON blockchain for a second time, pushing the go-live date to April 2021, and offers to return $1.2B to investors  —  Messaging app Telegram postponed the launch of its TON blockchain for a second time on Wednesday, pushing the new go-live date to April 2021 …
Manish Singh / TechCrunch:
Sensor Tower: TikTok and its Chinese version, Douyin, pass 2B downloads on Google Play and Apple's App Store; last quarter's 315M downloads beat its 205M record  —  TikTok, the widely popular video sharing app developed by one of the world's most valued startup (ByteDance) …
Zach Edwards:
Researcher: major sites like Wish and Mailchimp were leaking email addresses to ads and analytics companies including Facebook and Twitter via URL query strings  —  Breaches have been found on websites including Wish.com, JetBlue.com, Quibi.com, WashingtonPost.com, NGPVan.com and numerous other organizations...
Jordan Crook / TechCrunch:
Material Bank, a marketplace for architectural and design samples, raises $28M Series B led by Bain Capital Ventures  —  Material Bank, a logistics platform for the architectural and design industry, has announced the close of a $28 million Series B financing today, led by Bain Capital Ventures.
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Microsoft says Teams has 75M+ DAUs, up from 44M in mid-March, a 70% increase, and attributes the growth to COVID-19  —  The coronavirus pandemic is juicing up numbers for remote work and learning.  Microsoft's fiscal Q3 2020 earnings call kicked off with CEO Satya Nadella sharing a slew of numbers.
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Paayal Zaveri / Business Insider:
Salesforce is moving all of its events in 2020 online, including Dreamforce, which drew over 170K attendees in 2019 and contributed $150M+ to the SF economy  —  - Salesforce is cancelling all its events for the rest of 2020 and making them virtual, including its annual Dreamforce conference.
Tom Krazit / Protocol:
Wall Street has been slow to shift to the cloud, using mainframes until recently, but issues like handling spikes in demand amid COVID-19 may change that  —  Businesses are learning countless lessons from the COVID-19 pandemic.  For many financial services companies …
Reuters:
AT&T says it will bring its advertising unit Xandr under its WarnerMedia label  —  (Reuters) - AT&T Inc (T.N) said on Thursday it will bring its advertising unit Xandr under its WarnerMedia label, which is set to launch its streaming channel HBO Max in May.
New York Times:
Dozens of tracking apps for smartphones are being used or developed to help contain the pandemic, despite concerns about security, privacy, and effectiveness  —  Dozens of tracking apps for smartphones are being used or developed to help contain the coronavirus pandemic.
Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch:

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