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May 14, 2020, 12:30 PM

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Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Nvidia unveils its A100 AI chip with 54B transistors and 5 petaflops of performance, about 20 times more than the previous-generation Volta  —  Nvidia unwrapped its Nvidia A100 artificial intelligence chip today, and CEO Jensen Huang called it the ultimate instrument for advancing AI.
Celia Wan / The Block:
Reddit is beta testing two Ethereum-based tokens for users to earn rewards for contributing content to subreddits /r/Cryptocurrency and /r/FortniteBR  —  Reddit, the popular online forum, is beta testing two Ethereum-based tokens for users to earn rewards for contributing content, The Block has learned.
Natasha Singer / New York Times:
A coalition of 20 children and consumer groups says TikTok has flouted an agreement it made with the FTC to protect the privacy of children  —  Twenty consumer groups said the video app had failed to make some changes it agreed to carry out last year to settle federal charges.
Annie Palmer / CNBC:
In an open letter, Brian Huseman, Amazon's VP of public policy, calls for the establishment of a federal price gouging law amid coronavirus scams  —  - In a blog post Wednesday, Brian Huseman, Amazon's vice president of public policy, called for the establishment of a federal price gouging law.
Claire Downs / ELLE:
OnlyFans had a 75% increase in signups in April, with 150,000 signups a day, as digital sex work becomes a more mainstream source of revenue during the pandemic  —  Ansel Elgort, Blac Chyna, and Caroline Calloway have all popped up on the adults-only platform.  But what about the actual professionals?
Bloomberg:
Sony says it has developed the world's first image sensors with built-in AI, which would give “intelligent vision” to cameras for retail and industrial uses  —  - Turning the chip into a tiny computer, company touts privacy  — Benefits for factory automation and retail footfall analysis
Joe Maring / Android Central:
Report: Google's Pixel division has lost Marc Levoy, the engineer leading the camera division, and GM Mario Queiroz over the past year, as sales disappoint  —  The general manager for the Pixel division is also gone.  —  What you need to know  — According to The Information, Marc Levoy and Mario Queiroz have both left Google.
Sarah Frier / Bloomberg:
As tech giants introduce new work from home guidelines, employees are considering moving away from Silicon Valley and companies contemplate adjusting salaries  —  Sachin Dhar thought he and his fiancée had a great deal paying $2,650 per month for a one-bedroom rental in South San Francisco …
David Shepardson / Reuters:
Trump extends an executive order banning US companies from using telecom equipment from companies like Huawei for another year  —  WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday extended for another year an executive order signed in May 2019 declaring a national emergency …
Martin Matishak / Politico:
A bipartisan amendment to FISA to prohibit warrantless surveillance of Americans' online browsing and search histories failed in the Senate by one vote, 59-37  —  Congressional privacy hawks scored a critical victory on Wednesday that deepens the uncertainty about the fate of expired federal surveillance powers.
Reuters:
France plans to go ahead with its digital services tax this year regardless of an international deal, after offering in January to suspend it until end of 2020  —  PARIS (Reuters) - France will go ahead with its tax on big digital businesses this year whether there is progress or not towards …
Bijan Stephen / The Verge:
Igor Bonifacic / Engadget:
Google announces a new tab-grouping tool for Chrome, rolling out “slowly”, letting users cluster tabs together and organize them by name and color  —  Google is introducing a new feature to Chrome that will have you asking how you lived without it before.
Mike Butcher / TechCrunch:
Ireland-based Workvivo, an employee communication platform, raises $16M Series A led by Tiger Global  —  Workvivo, an employee communications platform founded only three years ago, has raised $16 million in a Series A funding, in a round led by Tiger Global which is best know for large growth-oriented rounds.

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