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May 1, 2020, 12:05 AM

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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.
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Amazon:
ICANN:
ICANN board has voted to reject the sale of the .org registry to private equity firm Ethos Capital  —  Today, the ICANN Board made the decision to reject the proposed change of control and entity conversion request that Public Interest Registry (PIR) submitted to ICANN.
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.
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 …
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.
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.
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.
Bobbie Johnson / MIT Technology Review:
Pandemic conspiracy theories are being spread using Wayback Machine links of content already discredited by fact-checkers and even deleted  —  Pandemic conspiracy theorists are using the Wayback Machine to promote “zombie content” that evades moderators and fact-checkers.
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.
Aimee Chanthadavong / ZDNet:
IDC: Global smartphone shipments dropped 11.7% YoY to 276M during Q1 2020, the largest YoY decline ever  —  Shipment volumes suffered its largest year over year decline in the first quarter.  —  The latest data from International Data Corporation (IDC) has revealed that as the world grapples …
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’ …

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