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June 25, 2020, 8:05 PM

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Megan Graham / CNBC:
Verizon joins the boycott of Facebook ads, pulling them until Facebook has “an acceptable solution that makes us comfortable”, the largest advertiser so far  —  - Verizon said on Thursday it is pulling advertising on Facebook and Instagram.  — On Thursday, the Anti-Defamation …
Sara Fischer / Axios:
Google announces a licensing program to pay publishers for content for a new news product, launching later this year, as part of the Google News Initiative  —  In a major departure from its long-standing practice of not paying publishers directly to distribute their work …
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Google Photos gets a redesign with an interactive map view, a new three-tab structure that includes Photos, Search, and Library, and a simplified pinwheel icon  —  Plus, more features designed to help you rediscover your old photos  —  After five years as the dominant solution …
Laurence Dodds / Telegraph:
TikTok says it will stop clipboard snooping after iOS 14 reveals when apps attempt to read the clipboard; TikTok claims it was used to identify spammy behavior  —  A security patch from Apple has suddenly exposed just how many smartphone apps are reading users' clipboards every time they are on screen
Taylor Hatmaker / TechCrunch:
Facebook says it is globally rolling out a notification screen warning users if they try to share content that's more than 90 days old  —  Facebook announced Thursday that it would introduce a notification screen warning users if they try to share content that's more than 90 days old.
Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge:
Twitch has begun issuing permanent bans after numerous sexual abuse allegations, but streamers who've complained doubt Twitch is ready to take them seriously  —  When streamer Samantha Wong told Twitch that she had been sexually harassed by another streamer, the report went all the way to the top.
New York Times:
Sources say the DOJ has made the antitrust inquiry into Google its top priority and the case is moving swiftly, spurred by the personal interest of AG Barr  —  Attorney General William Barr's attention to the Justice Department investigation shows the high stakes for the agency and for him.
Chaim Gartenberg / The Verge:
HEY opens its email service to everyone and says Apple has approved its update with proposed changes to meet App Store guidelines  —  The $99-per-year email app no longer needs an invite to be used  —  Hey — the new email service from Basecamp that's been the subject of the latest fight …
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Apple confirms it is not planning to support Boot Camp on ARM-based Macs, and says “purely virtualization is the route”  —  Virtualization is the route forward  —  Apple will start switching its Macs to its own ARM-based processors later this year, but you won't be able to run Windows in Boot Camp mode on them.
Joe Fedewa / XDA Developers:
Google makes its ARCore Depth API available for developers on Android and Unity to build AR experiences  —  ARCore is Google's SDK for creating augmented reality experiences on Android and iOS.  On Android devices, it's delivered as part of the Google Play Services for AR app.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
YouTube is testing a new TikTok-like feature on mobile that will allow users to record 15-second, multi-segment videos  —  YouTube is taking direct aim at TikTok.  The company announced on Wednesday it's beginning to test a new feature on mobile that will allow users to record 15-second long multi-segment videos.
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Douglas Busvine / Reuters:
Wirecard collapses and files for insolvency, facing an almost complete wipeout; source says creditors are owed nearly $4B  —  ) - German payments company Wirecard collapsed on Thursday after disclosing a massive financial hole in its books, leaving creditors owed nearly $4 billion facing an almost complete wipeout.
Cade Metz / New York Times:
Michael Hawley, whose work at MIT Media Lab helped lay the groundwork for IoT, and who helped Steve Jobs and Larry Page write commencement speeches, dies at 58  —  A man of manifold interests, his achievements ranged from developing ideas behind the so-called Internet of Things to publishing the world's biggest book.
Graham Rapier / Business Insider:
Insurance startup Lemonade sets a price range of $23 to $26 for its IPO, valuing it ~$1.3B, about 25% less than its $2B valuation in its last funding round  —  - Lemonade, which filed to go public earlier in June, announced on Thursday a price range of $23 to $26 for its public offering.
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Pavel Alpeyev / Bloomberg:
SoftBank's Masayoshi Son steps down from Alibaba's board, a post he had held since 2005  —  - Son steps down as Alibaba director, a post he held since 2005  — Jack Ma is also leaving SoftBank's board after 13 years  —  SoftBank Group Corp. founder Masayoshi Son ended …
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: White House has discussed various strategies to build competition against Huawei in 5G, like tax breaks and export-bank financing for Ericsson, Nokia  —  The Trump administration has discussed a range of strategies to build competition against Huawei

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