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May 9, 2020, 4:05 PM

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Biz Carson / Protocol:
Lime's new CEO Wayne Ting, who replaces co-founder Brad Bao, talks about Uber-led $170M investment, consolidating assets from Jump, and weathering the pandemic  —  Lime is receiving a much-need cash infusion from Uber and other investors as the scooter company attempts to reset its business amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Lily Hay Newman / Wired:
Both Defcon and Black Hat, originally scheduled for August, have cancelled in-person events, instead opting to host conferences online  —  For real this time.  Its sister conference, Black Hat, has also been called off.  —  For years, a simple and elegant inside joke has permeated Defcon, the influential hacking conference.
Taylor Lorenz / New York Times:
A look at TikTok's emerging meme culture, as multi-platform meme brands and independent Instagram meme influencers begin investing heavily in the platform  —  Bombarding a platform known for dance crazes and skits is strategic, and potentially very lucrative.
Erin Brodwin / STAT:
An overview of Amazon's efforts to fight COVID-19, from lending its staff expertise to funding research/clinical trials, and shipping at-home diagnostic tests  —  Shipping behemoth Amazon is increasingly throwing its weight into the pandemic response, sharing its staff's web and research design expertise …
Michael Steeber / 9to5Mac:
Abner Li / 9to5Google:
Google adds a kid-friendly “family mode” to Duo and says Duo on the web will soon support group calls, starting as a preview on Chrome  —  Work and personal video calling are surging in light of COVID-19, with Google announcing a handful of new Duo features last month to support that demand.

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