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May 8, 2020, 2:30 PM

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Financial Times:
Sources: UK's NHS has already begun developing a second contact tracing app in parallel, using Google and Apple's contact tracing APIs  —  NHS team that built first app is told to build another on Apple-Google system  —  The NHS has already begun building a second smartphone app to trace …
Wired:
States like NY, CA, MA, and cities like Baltimore and SF are skeptical about tech-based contact tracing, instead hiring thousands for manual contact tracing  —  Silicon Valley companies have proposed automating the arduous task of identifying people potentially exposed to Covid-19.  They're finding few takers.
Igor Bonifacic / Engadget:
Facebook says it plans to complete the rollout of its redesigned desktop website to all users over the “next few weeks”  —  After the better part of a year, Facebook has started rolling out its redesigned desktop website to all of its users.  The company announced today it plans …
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Sources: Microsoft is planning to add cursor support to Office for iPad by the fall  —  Microsoft is already working on latest iPadOS features  —  Microsoft is planning to update Office for iPad with support for Apple's latest iPadOS trackpad and mouse support.
TechCrunch:
Target to acquire technology and assets of same-day delivery startup Deliv, which has raised a total of $80M in venture capital according to Crunchbase  —  Target, which already owns on-demand delivery service Shipt, is in the process of acquiring technology assets from same-day delivery service Deliv
Abby Ohlheiser / MIT Technology Review:
A look at the symbiotic ties of anti-vaxxers and COVID-19 conspiracy theorists with mainstream YouTubers, as the platform tries to regulate misinformation  —  Covid-19 conspiracy theorists are still getting millions of views on YouTube, even as the platform cracks down on health misinformation.
Ron Miller / TechCrunch:
Microsoft and Amazon exchange acerbic blog posts, accusing each other of underhanded tactics in their fight over the DoD JEDI cloud infrastructure contract  —  Microsoft and Amazon are at it again as the fight for the Defense Department JEDI contract continues.
Dina Bass / Bloomberg:
Dropbox beat estimates in Q1 with first-ever net income of $39.3M on sales of $455M, up 18% YoY; number of paying customers rose to 14.6M from 13.2M a year ago  —  Dropbox Inc. reported its first-ever net income, in a quarter when demand for cloud software was bolstered by a shift to working from home.
Lauren Feiner / CNBC:
Uber CEO says drivers should earn health-care benefits commensurate with the hours they work and Uber is prepared to create a system to pay for those benefits  —  - Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi said drivers should earn health-care benefits commensurate with the hours they work.
Lora Kolodny / CNBC:
Babu Mohan / Android Central:
Samsung says it will launch a debit card in partnership with fintech startup SoFi, this summer  —  Samsung Pay will help you do more with your money this year.  —  Source: Android Central  —  What you need to know  — To elevate the Samsung Pay experience, Samsung is partnering with SoFi to launch an “innovative” debit card.
Bloomberg:
Google says it expects most of its staff to work from home until 2021  —  Elon Musk wants people to return to work.  Google and Facebook Inc. have another message for their staff: get ready to stay home for all of 2020.  —  Sundar Pichai, Google's chief executive officer …
Zack Whittaker / TechCrunch:
A researcher found NSO Group's contact tracing system, codenamed “Fleming”, unprotected on the Internet, NSO says system was a demo, hence not a security lapse  —  As countries work to reopen after weeks of lockdown, contact-tracing apps help to understand the spread of the deadly coronavirus strain, COVID-19.
Ari Levy / CNBC:

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