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June 27, 2020, 11:55 PM

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Riya Bhattacharjee / CNBC:
Coca-Cola to pause paid ads on all social media platforms globally for at least 30 days to reassess its ad policies, but isn't joining the official boycott  —  - Coca Cola on Friday announced it will be pausing advertising on all social media globally.  — The company clarified …
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Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai / VICE:
Data broker Mobilewalla touts tracking BLM protesters' cell data and the locations of evangelicals before 2016 election, and says it has data on 1.6B devices  —  A data broker that tracked Black Lives Matter protesters also tracked the locations of Evangelical Christians on election …
Steven Sinofsky / Learning By Shipping:
Apple's two year timeline for Mac's transition to Apple Silicon is a demonstration of some of the most remarkable product engineering over time in history  —  Apple's announcement of “Apple Silicon” is important for many reasons.  Delivering on such an undertaking is the result of remarkable product engineering.
Todd Haselton / CNBC:
Microsoft says it will permanently close all Microsoft Store retail locations and focus on its online store instead  —  - Microsoft on Friday announced it will permanently close its Microsoft Store retail locations.  — In the past decade or so, Microsoft began to expand its retail presence …
Theodore Schleifer / Vox:
Current and former employees at the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative say Facebook's crises affect not only how the organization's employees feel, but what they do  —  Inside the unrest at the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative.  —  At an emotional company town hall last week that blew past its hour-long time limit …
Adriana Lee / WWD:
Tech is transforming the fitting room, where companies like True Fit, which claims 2M+ new users per week since March, use AI to predict shopper fit remotely  —  Virtual fitting rooms gain new attention, as stores reopen without dressing rooms.  —  The fitting room's move from physical to digital …
Reuters:
US curbs on Chinese tech firms has led to an investment boom across China's semiconductor industry, prompting investors and analysts to warn of a looming bubble  —  SHANGHAI (Reuters) - U.S. curbs on Chinese tech firms amid the intensifying Sino-U.S. battle for tech supremacy are feeding …
CNBC:
Amazon has signed an agreement to acquire self-driving car startup Zoox, reportedly for $1.2B+; Zoox was valued at over $3B in 2018  —  - Zoox was valued at over $3 billion in 2018, but has struggled with management turnover in its efforts to develop a self-driving car.

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