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May 10, 2020, 10:00 PM

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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.
Benedict Evans:
A look at what could be holding back VR, as a breakthrough moment seems unlikely to materialize despite ripe conditions and nearly a decade of big bets on VR  —  We tried VR in the 1980s, and it didn't work.  The idea may have been great, but the technology of the day was nowhere close to delivering it …
Jon Fingas / Engadget:
Report: the White House is in talks with Intel and TSMC about building chip factories in the US to strengthen domestic supply chains  —  The Trump administration hasn't been shy about wanting to reduce its dependence on Asia for technology, and that might soon include the processors inside PCs and phones.
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 …
New York Times:
Sources: the FBI and DHS are preparing to accuse China of attempting to hack vaccine data from academic and private laboratories  —  Iran and other nations are also looking to steal data and exploit the pandemic with attacks on infrastructure, officials say.
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 …

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