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May 31, 2020, 1:00 AM

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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 …
Ina Fried / Axios:
Twitter determines two tweets about protesters from Trump and White House violate its rules on glorifying violence; users must click to see the labeled tweets  —  Twitter said Friday morning that a tweet from President Trump in which he threatened shooting in response to civil unrest in Minneapolis violated the company's rules.
Kate Conger / New York Times:
How, after years of internal deliberations, Twitter finally came to the decision to begin labeling Trump's misleading and violence-glorifying tweets  —  Inside the company, one faction wanted Jack Dorsey, Twitter's chief, to take a hard line against the president's tweets while another urged him to remain hands-off.
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Tim Bradshaw / Financial Times:
Sony says it is on track to launch PlayStation 5 this year and has begun manufacturing the console, announces a games-focused event on June 4  —  Latest PlayStation console expected to launch globally in the final quarter of 2020  —  Sony's PlayStation 5 is “on track” …
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
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.
Max Chafkin / Bloomberg:
US to join Global Partnership on AI, set up to counter China's influence in development of AI technologies, becoming the last of the G-7 countries to sign on  —  The U.S. plans to join an international organization that will advise companies and governments on the responsible development …
Abner Li / 9to5Google:
Google says it is delaying the Android 11 beta release and virtual launch event that was scheduled for June 3, but the final release is still on track for Q3  —  Google this evening announced that it's delaying next week's Android 11: The Beta Launch Show.  The company on Twitter says …
Annie Musgrove / Tech.eu:
Berlin-based smava, an online portal that helps consumers compare loans offered by over 20 banks and lending partners, raises €57M in debt and equity  —  Berlin-based Smava, a credit comparison platform that offers cheaper loan options to consumers, has raised €57 million from Kreos Capital …
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