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June 29, 2020, 9:35 PM

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Casey Newton / The Verge:
Reddit will ban r/The_Donald, r/ChapoTrapHouse, and ~2,000 other subreddits, most of which are inactive, after updating rules to more explicitly ban hate speech  —  More than 2,000 communities are being removed on Monday for violating Reddit's new content policies
Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge:
Twitch temporarily bans President Trump for “hateful conduct” that was aired on stream, noting it does not make exceptions for “political or newsworthy content”  —  A temporary suspension for ‘hateful conduct’  —  Twitch has temporarily banned President Donald Trump …
Rahul Shrivastava / India Today:
Indian government bans 59 Chinese apps including TikTok, ShareIt, UC Browser, WeChat, and Clash of Kings, citing national security and maintaining public order  —  Govt bans 59 Chinese apps including TikTok as border tensions simmer in Ladakh  —  As tensions along the Line of Actual Control …
Brian Heater / TechCrunch:
Lululemon says it plans to acquire home fitness startup Mirror for $500M; Mirror was last valued at $300M  —  Lululemon today announced plans to acquire home exercise startup Mirror, for $500 million.  The fitness apparel company noted its plans by way of a press release …
Ina Fried / Axios:
Memo: Microsoft suspended its ads on Facebook and Instagram in the US in May and has since expanded the pause globally, over concerns of “inappropriate content”  —  Microsoft suspended its advertising on Facebook and Instagram in the U.S. in May and recently expanded that to a global pause …
Juli Clover / MacRumors:
Benchmark scores for Apple's Developer Transition Kit unit, with A12Z chip used in iPad Pro, suggest it outperforms Surface Pro X even under Rosetta 2 emulation  —  Apple's Developer Transition Kit equipped with an A12Z iPad Pro chip began arriving in the hands of developers this morning …
Micah Maidenberg / Wall Street Journal:
Amazon details new one-time bonuses for front-line workers and delivery contractors with Amazon throughout June, after phasing out its initial pandemic pay bump  —  Payout comes after e-commerce giant ended last month a short-term pay bump; sales have shot up during coronavirus  —  Amazon.
Shirin Ghaffary / Vox:
New York Times:
The New York Times pulls its stories from Apple News, saying the service does not align with its strategy of building direct relationships with paying readers  —  The Times said Apple News did not align with its strategy of building direct relationships with paying readers.
New York Times:
Sources: Uber has made a takeover offer to buy Postmates in a deal that could be reached as early as Monday evening  —  The ride-hailing company has been trying to expand its food-delivery business to compensate for the collapse of its main business.  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Uber …
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Despite pretending to be a free speech alternative to Twitter, Parler is taking down content and shutting down accounts  —  Well, that did not take long at all.  On Friday we predicted that just like every other social media platform out there, the new favorite among people who falsely …
Julia Alexander / The Verge:
YouTube bans six channels, including those of white supremacists Stefan Molyneux, David Duke, and Richard Spencer, for violating its hate speech policies  —  Bans come after YouTube's 2019 policy update  —  YouTube has banned several prominent white supremacist channels …
Abner Li / 9to5Google:
Google brings free product listings to Search results, after adding them to its Shopping tab in April, to help businesses during the pandemic  —  Back in April, Google announced that all merchants can have their goods appear for free in the Shopping tab.  Those free product listings …

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