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June 10, 2020, 11:30 AM

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Nick Statt / The Verge:
Reddit names Y Combinator CEO and Justin.tv founder Michael Seibel as Alexis Ohanian's replacement  —  Ohanian stepped down last week, asking the board to replace him with a black candidate  —  Reddit has named Y Combinator CEO Michael Seibel to its board of directors.
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Apple's rumored shift to its own CPUs for Mac may parallel the 2005 transition to Intel and brings up similar questions of emulation, developer transition kits  —  Mark Gurman: … I'm not sure what the hedging is about there, other than the fact that anything reported about anyone's future plans could, in theory, change.
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Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Apple says in a memo that its main campus will re-open on June 15 for select employees, with most waiting several months at least before going back  —  Apple Inc. told staff at its main Silicon Valley headquarters that the first phase of a plan to return to the office will begin on June 15 …
Natalie Jarvey / Hollywood Reporter:
Interactive storytelling app Whatifi launches on iOS with $10M led by a16z and participation of former Netflix CFO David Wells, Max Levchin, and others  —  Andreessen Horowitz and former Netflix CFO David Wells are among the startup's investors.  —  Jaanus Juss has been staging interactive plays …
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
New Intel chip flaws disclosed: one can leak secure enclave data and the second allows cross core info leakage; both have patches that partially fix the issues  —  Intel's speculative execution flaws go deeper and are harder to fix than we thought.  —  For the past two years, modern CPUs …
Salvador Rodriguez / CNBC:
Twitter and Square say they are adding a permanent company holiday on June 19, or Juneteenth, a key date celebrating African-American emancipation from slavery  —  - Jack Dorsey, CEO of Twitter and Square CEO, tweeted on Tuesday that both companies will honor Juneteenth as a company holiday …
Lauren Feiner / CNBC:
Apple, Amazon, Facebook, and Microsoft all hit record highs as the Nasdaq Composite broke 10,000 for the first time, alongside several explosive IPOs  —  - Facebook, Apple, Amazon and Microsoft all hit new all-time highs Tuesday after the Nasdaq Composite Index hit a new record.
Tom Krazit / Protocol:
Profile of Bret Arsenault, Microsoft's CISO, who is working on an ambitious project to make its 150K+ employees ditch their passwords by early next year  —  Bret Arsenault doesn't like cheese.  —  But for Microsoft's chief information security officer, a distaste for dairy produce isn't born …
Kyle Wiggers / VentureBeat:
Domino Data Lab, which develops enterprise data science management software, raises $43M led by Highland Capital Partners, bringing its total raised to $128M  —  Domino Data Lab, a startup developing a platform focused on enterprises with large data science teams, today announced that it raised $43 million in equity financing.
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Nate Lanxon / Bloomberg:
Source: Mobile World Congress organizer to cut 20% of its workforce, after the cancelation of the event in February; LinkedIn says MWC has around 1,000 staff  —  The mobile technology industry's trade body is cutting about a fifth of its workforce after being forced to cancel a conference …
Louise Matsakis / Wired:
Newly released TikTok clone Zynn was removed from the Play Store after reports indicate it was filled with multiple stolen videos from other platforms  —  Multiple influencers told WIRED that their videos had been copied from other platforms and reposted to Zynn without permission.
CNBC:
Sources: Amazon aims to test the bulk of its US workers for COVID-19 every two weeks; company confirms launching a pilot program at some fulfillment centers  —  - Amazon aims to test the bulk of its workers for Covid-19 every two weeks.  — To this end, the company is setting …
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