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May 20, 2020, 3:45 PM

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TechCrunch:
Twitter is testing a feature that lets a tweet's author limit who can reply, giving the options of Everyone, People You Follow, and Only People You Mention  —  Twitter today acknowledged that it's begun testing a new setting that let users limit who can reply to tweets.
Jeremy Horwitz / VentureBeat:
Apple releases iOS 13.5, which includes improved Face ID recognition for users wearing masks, iPadOS 13.5, and tvOS 13.4.5, to the general public  —  Following an unusual beta testing cycle that began in late March and continued with renumberings in late April, Apple is today releasing …
Benjamin Mayo / 9to5Mac:
Kuo says Apple may not include wired EarPods in iPhone 12 box to boost AirPods sales, and raises AirPods sales estimates for 2020 from 80M to 93M units  —  According to the latest report from analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple may not include the wired EarPods headphones in the box of the iPhone 12.
Dr. Ian Cutress / AnandTech:
Review of Intel Comet Lake Core i9-10900K, i7-10700K, i5-10600K CPUs: an iterative update pushing performance to new heights at the expense of power efficiency  —  The first thing that comes to mind with Intel's newest line of 10th Generation desktop processors is one of ‘14nm Skylake, again?’.
Russell Brandom / The Verge:
Apple and Google launch the Exposure Notification API to the public in updates to iOS and Android; at least three US states are working on apps that use it  —  The companies have rolled out support for the framework in Android and iOS updates  —  On Wednesday, Apple and Google rolled …
Anne Steele / Wall Street Journal:
Source: Joe Rogan's Spotify deal will likely be worth $100M+; his full 11-year library will hit Spotify Sept. 1 and be exclusive to Spotify before year's end  —  His full library, dating back 11 years, is to hit the service Sept. 1, and become exclusive to Spotify after that, before the end of the year
Ashley Carman / The Verge:
Manish Singh / TechCrunch:
Indian ride-hailing company Ola says it is cutting 1,400 jobs, or 35% of its workforce in the country, as revenue dropped by 95% in the last two months  —  Ola said on Wednesday it is cutting 1,400 jobs in India, or 35% of its workforce in the home market, as the ride-hailing firm works …
Brian Armstrong / The Coinbase Blog:
Coinbase says that post-COVID-19 it will be a “remote-first” company, offering the option to work in an office or remotely for the “vast majority” of roles  —  I sent the note below to employees earlier today.  I'm sharing it publicly here in case others find it helpful.
Ray Kurzweil / Wired:
Vaccine trials that use AI to rapidly test trillions of possibilities with simulated patients could replace slow and costly human clinical trials  —  Simulators that can rapidly test trillions of options would accelerate the slow and costly process of human clinical trials.
David McCabe / New York Times:
ISPs like Charter and Comcast promised free or cheap internet for low-income Americans during the pandemic, but users say signing up hasn't been easy  —  Broadband companies like Charter and Comcast vowed to help low-income people during the pandemic.  But taking them up on the offer hasn't always been easy.
New York Times:
Starship Technologies' fleet of delivery robots helped residents of Milton Keynes, a small city of 270K in UK, with grocery deliveries during the lockdown  —  Like many other places, a community 50 miles outside London went into quarantine.  A fleet of delivery robots has been helping with the groceries.
Charlotte Tucker / EU-Startups:
Helsinki-based Happeo, which offers intranet, enterprise social network, and collaboration software to companies, raises €10.9M Series A led by INKEF Capital  —  Today Finnish startup Happeo, an employee communications platform, announces having raised approximately €10.9 million …

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