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July 6, 2020, 10:05 AM

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Alex Sherman / CNBC:
Uber buys food delivery service Postmates for $2.65B in an all-stock deal  —  - Uber agreed to buy Postmates, the fourth-largest U.S. delivery food service, for $2.65 billion in stock.  — Uber had attempted to acquire GrubHub last month but talks failed.
Newley Purnell / Wall Street Journal:
Facebook and Telegram say they are suspending requests for user data from Hong Kong police, following a new national security law by China  —  Facebook's WhatsApp messaging service is also pausing reviews ‘pending further assessment of the impact of the National Security Law’
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
Nick Punt:
Social networks like Twitter lack ways to de-escalate conflicts caused by viral posts, but potential solutions exist, like a self-applied “I was wrong” label  —  Designing humility and forgiveness into social media products  —  Social media has a conflict problem.
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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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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.
Kurt Schlosser / GeekWire:
Kirkland, WA-based auto repair financing service DigniFi raises $14M Series A led by BuildGroup and Exor Seeds  —  DigniFi, the Kirkland, Wash.-based tech platform that helps drivers finance auto repairs and services, has raised $14 million.  —  The Series A funding was led by BuildGroup and Exor Seeds.
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