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April 30, 2020, 6:40 PM

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Apple:
Apple reports Q2 revenue of $58.3B, up 1% YoY, of which $44.9B came from products, $13.35B from services, and net income of $11.25B  —  Total Revenue Grows, Services Revenue Reaches New All-Time High of $13.3 Billion  —  Apple today announced financial results for its fiscal 2020 second quarter ended March 28, 2020.
Amazon:
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.
Dan Primack / Axios:
Andreessen Horowitz raises $515M for its second fund dedicated to cryptocurrency and blockchain investments and holdings  —  Venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz has raised $515 million for its second fund dedicated to cryptocurrency and blockchain technologies.
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft's bet on Xbox Game Pass seems to be paying off, as it hits 10M subscribers, far ahead of the 5M and 1M subscribers EA and Sony announced last year  —  Microsoft takes an early lead in the battle for the Netflix of video games  —  Microsoft now has 10 million subscribers …
Prafulla Dhariwal / OpenAI:
OpenAI announces Jukebox, a neural net that generates music, including rudimentary singing, as raw audio in a variety of genres and artist styles  —  We're introducing Jukebox, a neural net that generates music, including rudimentary singing, as raw audio in a variety of genres and artist styles.
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 …
Alex Konrad / Forbes:
Design software startup Figma raises $50M Series D led by Andreessen Horowitz at a $2B valuation  —  Covering venture capital, software and startups  —  Figma CEO Dylan Field has enjoyed watching his design software take off in bizarre ways in recent weeks.
New York Times:
Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube have declined to remove Trump's comments on UV and disinfectants curing COVID-19, despite commitments to removing misinformation  —  Facebook, Twitter and YouTube have declined to remove the president's statements about unproven coronavirus treatments.
Taylor Lyles / The Verge:
Facebook rolls out a tool that lets users in the US and Canada transfer their photos and videos to Google Photos as part of the Data Transfer Project  —  Facebook launched the tool in Ireland last year  —  Facebook is rolling out a new tool today allowing users in the US and Canada to transfer …
New York Times:
FBI director Christopher Wray's law firm argued in favor of strong end-to-end encryption while representing WhatsApp in a sealed 2015 case involving the DOJ  —  Christopher Wray has said tough encryption offered by companies like Facebook and Apple blinds law enforcement.  But his law firm defended it five years ago.
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Microsoft renames Visual Studio Online, its online code editor, as Visual Studio Codespaces and drops the price of the service by over 50%  —  About a year ago, Microsoft launched Visual Studio Online, its online code editor based on the popular Visual Studio Code project.
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’ …
Chaim Gartenberg / The Verge:
Motorola Edge Plus review: top-tier specs, good camera, solid battery life, but it's not waterproof, edge display has issues, and it's Verizon exclusive  —  When great just isn't good enough  —  After years mainly spent in the midrange phone market, Motorola burst back into the spotlight …
Pranav Dixit / BuzzFeed News:
India says 75M+ people downloaded its contact tracing app, but privacy advocates worry about its potential as a tool for state surveillance beyond the pandemic  —  The journalists at BuzzFeed News are proud to bring you trustworthy and relevant reporting about the coronavirus.
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 …
Yoolim Lee / Bloomberg:
Grab, which has 6,000 employees and was last valued at $14B, is asking staff to go on voluntary unpaid leave or take reduced working hours to avoid job cuts  —  - Ride-hailing firm says it's actively trying to ‘conserve cash’  — Southeast Asia's most valuable startup has 6,000 employees
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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 …

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