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May 10, 2020, 1:10 AM

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Richard Nieva / CNET:
Source: Eric Schmidt left his role as technical advisor to Alphabet in February, ending his 19-year tenure at Google  —  Schmidt exited as a technical advisor at Google parent company Alphabet in February.  —  Eric Schmidt, who drove Google's transformation from Silicon Valley start-up to global titan …
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.
Joseph Marks / Washington Post:
A number of cybersecurity companies form an alliance to offer free help to 87 hospitals and four national health services in Europe, with plans to expand to US  —  Cybersecurity companies and professionals are banding together to offer free digital defenses to hospitals that are being pummeled …
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.

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