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May 10, 2020, 4:01 PM

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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  —  Eric Schmidt , who drove Google's transformation from Silicon Valley start-up to global titan, is no longer an adviser to the search giant and its parent Alphabet …
Catalin Cimpanu / ZDNet:
Microsoft starts rolling out a new Reply All Storm Protection feature to Office 365 customers that lets IT staff detect and stop Reply-All email storms  —  Redmond adds protection against massive “Reply-All” email storms after suffering two internal incidents in 2019 and 2020.
Jeremy White / WIRED UK:
Greg Joswiak, Apple's VP of product marketing, talks about the development of AirPods, says the product has “done even better than we could ever imagine”  —  The wireless headphones have been a surprise hit.  Here's how  —  If you started a business in an ultra-competitive space …
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.
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.

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