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May 4, 2020, 1:35 PM

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Jason Koebler / VICE:
Tim Bray, a well known senior engineer and VP at Amazon, resigns after nearly six years, criticizing the company on his blog for firing protesting workers  —  Tim Bray, a well known senior engineer and Vice President at Amazon has “quit in dismay” because Amazon has been …
Apple:
Apple updates 13-inch MacBook Pro with Magic Keyboard, 10th-gen Intel CPUs, double the SSD storage, and faster RAM, available to order today starting at $1,299  —  Cupertino, California — Apple today updated the 13-inch MacBook Pro with the new Magic Keyboard for the best typing experience ever …
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft says there's been a 75% YoY jump in time spent in Windows 10, and Windows 10X, originally pitched for dual-screen devices, is coming first to laptops  —  More people are turning to Windows PCs during the pandemic  —  Microsoft is confirming today that it's planning to refocus Windows 10X on single-screen devices.
Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch:
Apple and Google release sample code, UI screenshots, and detailed policies for COVID-19 exposure notification apps  —  Apple and Google are providing additional resources for developers working with the first version of their Exposure Notification API, the development tools the companies …
William Foxley / CoinDesk:
NEAR, a blockchain project for running dapps, says it closed a $21.6M token sale led by a16z  —  NEAR, a blockchain project for running decentralized applications (dapps), announced Monday the closing of a $21.6 million token sale led by venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz (a16z).
Manish Singh / TechCrunch:
PE firm Silver Lake announces it will invest $747M in Indian telecom giant Jio Platforms, giving it a valuation of $65B, weeks after Facebook invested $5.7B  —  Weeks after Facebook invested $5.7 billion in Indian telecom giant Jio Platforms, private equity firm Silver Lake is following suit.
Sarah Emerson / OneZero :
The pandemic forced many restaurants to pivot to food delivery, which will make them more reliant on services like DoorDash, GrubHub even after lockdowns lift  —  Social distancing is pushing restaurants toward delivery-only models powered by tech platforms  —  Bua Vanitsthian says she's always been passionate about food.
Lawrence Abrams / BleepingComputer:
Tokopedia, Indonesia's largest e-commerce site, is investigating the alleged leak of 91M account details, which are being sold online for as little as $5,000  —  A hacker is selling a database containing the information of 91 million Tokopedia accounts on a dark web market for as little as $5,000.
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