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May 4, 2020, 9:35 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 its 13" MacBook Pro with the Magic Keyboard, available to order today from $1,299; model with 10th-gen Intel CPUs and faster RAM starts at $1,799  —  Cupertino, California — Apple today updated the 13-inch MacBook Pro with the new Magic Keyboard for the best typing experience ever …
Dieter Bohn / The Verge:
The new 13" MacBook Pro marks the end of Apple's butterfly keyboards, which debuted in 2015 and remained unreliable despite numerous iterations  —  In Apple's product lineup, at least  —  With today's announcement of a new 13-inch MacBook Pro, Apple has finally stopped trying to fix …
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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.
The Information:
Sources: Uber is in talks to lead $170M investment in Lime at a $510M valuation, down 79% from last valuation, and will get option to buy Lime between 2022-2024  —  Uber is in talks to lead a $170 million financing in scooter rental firm Lime, whose business has dropped sharply amid the coronavirus pandemic …
Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch:
Apple and Google release sample code, UI screenshots, detailed policies for COVID-19 exposure notification apps, including prohibiting location data collection  —  Apple and Google are providing additional resources for developers working with the first version of their Exposure Notification API …
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).
Joseph Cox / VICE:
A hacker allegedly bribed an employee of massively popular game Roblox and was able to look up info on high profile users, reset passwords, and more  —  A hacker bribed a Roblox worker to gain access to the back end customer support panel of the massively popular online video game …
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Intel says it is buying the urban mobility platform Moovit for approximately $900M  —  On the heels of a spate of reports over the weekend, today Intel confirmed its latest move to grow its automotive division: the chip giant is acquiring Moovit, an Israeli startup previously backed by Intel …
Todd Spangler / Variety:
PewDiePie signs an exclusive livestreaming deal with YouTube, following similar deals between YouTube and other stars in recent months  —  PewDiePie will be live-streaming exclusively on YouTube under a new pact.  —  To date, Felix Kjellberg — the prankster and videogame creator better known …
Makena Kelly / The Verge:
American political candidates are having to improvise as campaigning moves entirely online, with down-ballot hopefuls starting to look a lot like influencers  —  On Wednesday, the field director for Mel Gagarin's congressional campaign sat shirtless — illuminated by candlelight …
Alexander Cornwell / Reuters:
Uber says its Middle East business Careem is cutting 536 jobs, or 31% of its workforce, and Uber Eats will shutter in several markets including the Middle East  —  DUBAI (Reuters) - Uber Technologies' Careem subsidiary on Monday announced it was cutting 536 jobs this week …
Sarah Emerson / OneZero :
The pandemic forced many restaurants to pivot to food delivery, increasing their reliance on services like DoorDash and 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.
Mark Haranas / CRN:
Cloud computing company Nutanix will implement two seperate, one-week unpaid furloughs affecting 1,465 employees in California, ~25% of its global workforce  —  'Nutanix services will remain fully available, and the furloughs have been structured so that our customers should experience little …

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