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July 6, 2020, 6:05 AM

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Bloomberg:
Sources: Uber's board of directors has approved a $2.65B acquisition of Postmates in an all-stock deal, expected to be announced as soon as Monday  —  - Uber plans to annouce tie-up with food delivery rival Monday  —  Uber Technologies Inc.'s board of directors has approved …
Ben Smith / New York Times:
Netflix began to build its Black content catalog, the envy of Hollywood, in 2015 after the success of “Orange Is the New Black” and a memo from Black employees  —  The company didn't set out to build a big library of Black programming, but now it's the envy of its rivals.
John Haughey / Washington Examiner:
Florida becomes first state to enact a DNA privacy law, blocking life, disability, and long-term insurers from accessing genetic data  —  Florida on Wednesday became the nation's first state to enact a DNA privacy law, prohibiting life, disability and long-term care insurance companies from using genetic tests for coverage purposes.
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Will Oremus / OneZero :
A look at some radical proposals for creating better social networks, from establishing sites as nonprofits to restrictions on data collection  —  An offhand tweet sparked an outpouring of ideas to fix what's broken about Facebook and Twitter  —  Welcome back to Pattern Matching …
Michael Flarup / Apply Pixels:
With macOS 11 Big Sur, Apple seems to have lifted a ban on fun, allowing for an expressiveness in visual design that we haven't seen from it in almost a decade  —  It's finally here.  The thing I have been advocating for through my work, writing, videos and talks for years.  A swing of the pendulum.
Bloomberg:
Source: UK to begin phasing out use of Huawei equipment in its 5G network as soon as this year, after report doubted viability of Huawei due to new US sanctions  —  - Decision would reverse green light given to Chinese tech giant  — Minister Dowden to give statement on Huawei before July 22
Connie Loizos / TechCrunch:
LA-based telehealth veterinary service Airvet raises $14M Series A led by Canvas Ventures  —  Telemedicine is becoming more widely embraced by the day — and not just for humans.  With a pet in roughly 65% of U.S. homes, there is now a dizzying number of companies enabling vets to meet …

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