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June 15, 2020, 3:40 PM

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CBS Boston:
Six former employees of eBay charged with leading a cyberstalking campaign against a couple they believed was critical of eBay in an online ecommerce newsletter  —  BOSTON (CBS) - Six former eBay executives and employees are facing federal charges after they allegedly led a cyberstalking campaign …
David McCabe / New York Times:
A lawyer for Amazon says Jeff Bezos is willing to testify before a House antitrust investigation, after resisting earlier requests  —  Lawmakers had requested that he testify as part of their antitrust investigation into the big tech companies.  —  WASHINGTON — Jeff Bezos, Amazon's chief executive …
Matthew Boyle / Bloomberg:
Walmart partners with Shopify to expand its third-party marketplace, with plans to add 1,200 Shopify sellers this year  —  - Move is retailer's latest attempt to grow online sales, profit  — Walmart will bring 1,200 Shopify sellers to its site this year
TechCrunch:
WhatsApp says it is rolling out a payments service for its users in Brazil to send and receive money and make purchases from local businesses  —  WhatsApp said on Monday it has started to roll out a payments service to its users in Brazil in a move that it described was aimed at helping businesses accept digital money.
Ifeoma Ozoma / @ifeomaozoma:
[Thread] Former Pinterest public policy exec Ifeoma Ozoma shares stories of her time at the company that call into question its declared solidarity with BLM  —  I shouldn't have to share this story in the year of our Lord, 2020 - but here we are. I'm an alum of Yale, Google, FB, in the WaPo Tech 202 Network, etc...and recently decided to leave @Pinterest, which just declared ‘solidarity with BLM.’ What a joke. 🙃1/ #BelieveBlackWomen
Amanda Meade / The Guardian:
In response to Australian regulator, Facebook says it will not pay for shared news links and that not having them at all would not significantly impact business  —  Social media giant rejects ACCC proposal, saying it could cut out news completely without any significant impact on its business
Chance Miller / 9to5Mac:
Apple launches zero-interest financing with Apple Card for iPad, Mac, AirPods, and its other products for six or 12 months  —  Apple today has officially launched support for financing additional products with Apple Card and 0% interest.  The new financing options are available for the Mac lineup …
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Microsoft Teams plans support for up to 49 video call participants, matching Zoom, slated for fall, and Teams for Education gets several new features  —  Microsoft Teams is expanding the number of video call participants shown on the screen from up to nine participants (3×3 grid) to up to 49 participants (7×7 grid).
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