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June 1, 2020, 7:15 AM

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Taylor Soper / GeekWire:
A look at recent statements by tech companies, including Amazon, Microsoft, Salesforce, and others, regarding racism in America  —  Comments Share 70 Tweet Share Reddit Email  —  Seattle tech giants Amazon and Microsoft issued statements this weekend in response to the outrage …
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Tim Cook, in a memo to staff addressing racism in US, says Apple will give to non-profits like Equal Justice Initiative, match staff donations 2-to-1 in June  —  - Tim Cook writes letter to employees after George Floyd killing  — Apple donating to equal justice, human rights groups, CEO says
Kim Lyons / The Verge:
YouTube says it will donate $1M to the Center for Policing Equity, a nonprofit think tank that works with police departments to change discriminatory practices  —  The nonprofit works with police departments to address discriminatory behavior  —  YouTube says it will donate $1 million …
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.
Noah Kirsch / Forbes:
StubHub's co-founder Eric Baker bought back the company for $4B just days before the pandemic brought the live events business to a halt  —  Fifteen years after Eric Baker was fired from StubHub, the ticketing giant he cofounded, he bought it back for $4 billion—weeks before coronavirus utterly wrecked the business.
Ben Thompson / Stratechery:
Facebook Shops integration with Shopify is good for Shopify merchants, but using Facebook Checkout limits the upside of Shopify's own payments offering  —  In the month since I wrote The Anti-Amazon Alliance, there has been two significant announcements from two of the principals in that alliance:
Jonathan Shieber / TechCrunch:
Tia Health, the developer of a network of digital wellness apps, clinics, and telehealth services focused on women's health, raises $24M Series A  —  Tia Health, the developer of a network of digital wellness apps, clinics and telehealth services designed to treat women's health holistically …

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