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May 27, 2020, 9:35 AM

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Elizabeth Dwoskin / Washington Post:
In a first, Twitter adds a “Get the facts” label to two Trump tweets with false claims about mail-in voting, which links to a Twitter Moment refuting his claims  —  The action comes after years of criticism that social media companies have allowed the president to push misinformation unchecked
Ted Johnson / Deadline:
Nick Statt / The Verge:
Amazon sent a script and video to US TV stations promoting its safety measures; at least 11 stations aired some form of it, and 10 didn't divulge the source  —  Numerous news stations ran segments featuring identical Amazon talking points  —  Amazon has been successfully feeding talking points …
Ian Allison / CoinDesk:
Coinbase is acquiring Tagomi, a prime brokerage platform specializing in digital asset trading, to bolster its institutional trading business  —  San Francisco-based cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase is finally acquiring Tagomi, a prime brokerage platform specializing in digital asset trading.
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Amazon is in advanced talks to buy self-driving car startup Zoox; the deal will value Zoox at less than the $3.2B valuation it achieved in 2018  —  Deal expected to value Zoox at less than its last private valuation  —  Amazon. com Inc. is in advanced talks to buy Zoox Inc. in a move …
Wall Street Journal:
Sources and documents: Zuckerberg and others shelved damning research into Facebook's polarizing effect, weakening efforts to apply its conclusions to products  —  The social-media giant internally studied how it polarizes users, then largely shelved the research
Jefferson Graham / USA Today:
HBO Max launches without Roku and Amazon, the two most popular streaming platforms  —  The latest new streaming service HBO Max bowed with unlimited access to every episode of “Friends,” “The Big Bang Theory” and “Game of Thrones.”  But if all you've got is a streaming player from Roku or Amazon, you won't be able to watch.
Mariella Moon / Engadget:
YouTube Kids is now available on Apple TV and works on both the 4K and HD versions of the device  —  YouTube's dedicated app for kids is now out for download from the App Store on Apple TV, so long as it's available in your region.  It works on both the 4K and the HD versions of the device …
Richard Nieva / CNET:
Sundar Pichai told employees Google plans to gradually reopen offices and is targeting July 6, at ~10% building capacity, increasing to ~30% by September  —  Google CEO Sundar Pichai told employees Tuesday that the search giant is targeting July 6 to reopen offices for workers who want to come back.
Morris Kiruga / Rest of World:
A look at OKash, a popular microcredit app in Kenya that threatens users to notify everyone on their contact list when they fall behind on loan payments  —  Okash, a popular fintech app in Kenya and Nigeria, threatens users to notify everyone on their contact list when you fall behind on your loan payments.
Gartner:
Global shipments of PCs, tablets, and mobile phones are forecast to drop 13.6% overall in 2020, with smartphones dropping 13.7% YoY and PCs falling 10.5%  —  Work from Home Trend Saved PC Market from Collapse  —  Global shipments of devices (PCs, tablets and mobile phones) …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Facebook's internal R&D group, NPE Team, launches CatchUp, an audio-only calling app in the US that shows which users are currently available to chat  —  Facebook's internal R&D group, NPE Team, has today launched a new app called CatchUp that makes it easier for friends and family …
Bloomberg:
Sources: TikTok parent-company ByteDance generated $17B+ in revenue and $3B+ in net profit in 2019, more than double its $7.4B revenue in 2018  —  TikTok parent-company ByteDance Ltd. generated more than $17 billion in revenue and more than $3 billion in net profit last year …

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