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May 31, 2020, 4:25 PM

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Mike Allen / Axios:
Sources: President Trump and Mark Zuckerberg had a phone conversation on Friday that was described by both sides as productive  —  In the week that President Trump took on social media, Axios has learned that he had a call Friday with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg that was described by both sides as productive.
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Mark Zuckerberg says Facebook won't remove Trump's post on Minnesota protests to “enable as much expression as possible”, says it doesn't violate its policies  —  “We should enable as much discussion as possible,” Zuckerberg says in a post  —  Facebook will not remove …
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Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft lays off editorial staff at its News and MSN divisions, reportedly affecting around 50 US and 27 UK jobs, as it increases use of AI for news curation  —  Microsoft News and MSN is increasingly being run by robots  —  Microsoft is laying off dozens of journalists and editorial workers …
The Hacker News:
Apple paid a researcher $100K for reporting a flaw in “Sign in with Apple” in April that could have let attackers hijack any user's account on third-party apps  —  Apple recently paid Indian vulnerability researcher Bhavuk Jain a huge $100,000 bug bounty for reporting …
Adrianne Jeffries / The Markup:
Grubhub should be thriving during the pandemic; instead, delivery apps' unworkable business model, charging high fees to small restaurants, creates huge losses  —  The crisis is a stark reminder that food delivery tech companies may have an unworkable business model
Amy Feldman / Forbes:
Benchling, which makes software for tracking and managing data from biotech research, raises $50M at a $850M valuation, bringing its total raised to $114M  —  Sajith Wickramasekara started working on an idea for a cloud-based Crispr design tool for scientists during college at MIT eight years ago.
John Herman / New York Times:
The pandemic pushed Amazon to its breaking point, prematurely delivering a future it has been planning for, where whole categories of physical retail are closed  —  To hear more audio stories from publishers like The New York Times, download Audm for iPhone or Android.
Mary Ann Azevedo / Crunchbase News:
Pie Insurance, a startup offering an automated online service that provides small businesses with workers' compensation insurance, announces $127M raise  —  Pie Insurance, a Washington, D.C.-based startup offering workers' compensation insurance to small businesses, announced this morning …

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