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July 7, 2020, 4:40 PM

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Ina Fried / Axios:
TikTok says it will pull its app from Google Play and App Store in Hong Kong after a new security law, claiming it doesn't and wouldn't share data with China  —  TikTok said Monday night that it would pull its social video platform out of the Google and Apple app stores in Hong Kong amid …
Paul Mozur / New York Times:
Arjun Kharpal / CNBC:
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says the US is “looking at” banning TikTok and other Chinese social media apps amid rising tensions between US and China  —  - The U.S. is “looking at” banning TikTok and other Chinese social media apps, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Monday.
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New York Times:
Magic Leap hires Peggy Johnson, who led Microsoft's business development as CEO, starting in August  —  Peggy Johnson, who led Microsoft's business development, will take over the struggling virtual reality start-up in August.  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Magic Leap said on Tuesday that it had hired Peggy Johnson …
Jason Del Rey / Vox:
Sources: Walmart+, a $98/year Amazon Prime rival, will launch in July, with same-day delivery, discounts at Walmart gas stations, reserved delivery slots, more  —  After announcing a number of improvements to its online shopping experience, Walmart is now taking aim at Amazon Prime membership.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Prime Video launches user profiles globally, allowing six per account, giving access to a Watchlist, personalized recommendations, and viewing progress  —  Amazon's Prime Video is finally adding a feature that's long since become a standard for streaming video services: user profiles.
TechCrunch:
Palantir says it has confidentially filed an S-1 draft registration with the SEC for an IPO  —  Secretive surveillance startup Palantir said late Monday it has confidentially filed paperwork with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to go public.  —  Its statement for the secretive …
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Phil Libin debuts Mmhmm, a Mac videoconference tool in invite-only beta that enables Weekend Update-style presentations with dynamic backgrounds  —  The next generation of videoconferencing is now in beta  —  The future of video chat will look more like Saturday Night Live's Weekend Update than it will Zoom.
Andrew J. Hawkins / The Verge:
Uber launches an on-demand grocery delivery service in 19 cities across Latin America and Canada, and says it will be available in the US later this month  —  The announcement follows Uber's acquisition of Cornershop in 2019 and Postmates in 2020  —  Uber is launching an on-demand grocery delivery service …
Andrew J. Hawkins / The Verge:
A list of some tech companies the SBA says have received PPP loans of more than $150K; Bird and Index Ventures say they are wrongly listed  —  Scooter companies, AV startups, LIDAR manufacturers among companies receiving PPP loans  —  Bird, the beleaguered e-scooter company …

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