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May 26, 2020, 12:50 PM

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Ted Johnson / Deadline:
Twitter won't remove Trump's tweets about a conspiracy involving Joe Scarborough's aide, but claims it will update policies, after letter from the aide's widow  —  UPDATED: Twitter is not immediately removing President Donald Trump's tweets about the 2001 death of an aide to Joe Scarborough …
Raymond Zhong / New York Times:
As the worst of the pandemic may have passed in China, officials are eager to find new uses for the virus monitoring software that's now on many phones  —  With the disease there mostly under control, officials are looking for new uses for the government software that's now on many phones.
Sebastian Sinclair / CoinDesk:
Facebook's subsidiary Calibra, which is developing a wallet app to be used by Libra, gets rebranded as Novi  —  In the approach to the launch of Facebook's Libra payments ecosystem, a key subsidiary has been given a new name and a new look.  —  According to an announcement on Tuesday …
Richard Lai / Engadget:
Ex-HTC CEO Peter Chou unveils XRSpace Mova, a $599 5G VR headset with a virtual world called Manova, focusing on intuitiveness and a social-first approach  —  Even though Peter Chou had long parted ways with the VR business he created at HTC, the former CEO continued to work in the industry …
Wall Street Journal:
Sources and documents: research into Facebook's polarizing effect was shelved by Zuckerberg and others, weakening efforts to apply its conclusions to products  —  The social-media giant internally studied how it polarizes users, then largely shelved the research
Chaim Gartenberg / The Verge:
ARM announces high-end mobile designs of Cortex-A78 CPU and Mali-G78 GPU, which will power flagship Android phones of 2021 for better performance and efficiency  —  An early look at the future of mobile devices  —  ARM has announced its latest high-end mobile designs …
Will Heaven / MIT Technology Review:
Smaller American retailers are turning to robots to automate warehouse work, techniques long used by Amazon and others, spurred on by the pandemic  —  In a warehouse in Secaucus, New Jersey, a handful of people stand around the base of a white box as big as a house.
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Bluecore, which develops AI-based marketing automation tools, raises $50M Series D led by Georgian Partners, bringing its total raised to $110M  —  As more online brands look for ways to move beyond third-party cookies as a way of gaining more direct insights about their users and customers …
Bloomberg:
Japan-based Lasertec, which makes semiconductor testing machines for ultraviolet lithography manufacturing at $40M+/machine, saw its stock rise 550% in 2019  —  - Up About 550% since start of 2019, Lasertec is key supplier  — Company sells semiconductor testing machines to Samsung, TSMC
Mark Scott / Politico:
With GDPR's two-year anniversary today, the Irish Data Protection Commission is under pressure to act, amid doubts about the agency's enforcement ability  —  Ireland's Data Protection Commission is under pressure to act, and act soon.  —  Facebook's European headquarters in Dublin.
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