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July 13, 2020, 7:00 PM

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Sundar Pichai / The Keyword:
Google unveils the Google for India Digitization Fund, pledging ~$10B over seven years toward a mix of equity investments, ecosystem investments, and more  —  Editor's note: Today at Google for India, Google CEO Sundar Pichai announced a $10 billion Google for India Digitization Fund to help accelerate India's digital economy.
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Sources: Apple pushes retail workers to begin working from home, says full return to offices won't happen in 2020 and it's shipping employees COVID-19 test kits  —  - Full return to U.S. offices won't happen before end of 2020  —  Apple Inc. is readjusting operations as Covid-19 cases continue …
Subrat Patnaik / Reuters:
US semiconductor manufacturer Analog Devices says it will buy rival Maxim Integrated for $20B+ in an all-stock deal  —  (Reuters) - U.S. semiconductor maker Analog Devices Inc said on Monday it offered to buy Maxim Integrated Products Inc, an industry peer, for $20.91 billion in an all-stock deal.
Paddy Baker / CoinDesk:
Crypto app Abra and partner company Plutus settle charges from SEC and CFTC for $300K after allegedly facilitating unregistered security-based swap transactions  —  Crypto financial app Abra has settled charges from the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and Commodity Futures Trading Commission …
Todd Spangler / Variety:
SiriusXM will buy E.W. Scripps' podcast network and producer unit Stitcher for $325M; Scripps says Stitcher had $72.5M in 2019 revenue  —  According to E.W. Scripps, the $325 million price tag represents a return of more than 100% in its investment in podcasting over the last five years.
New York Times:
As US COVID-19 cases surge, public health officials are battling broken, fragmented data systems, some relying on fax, that are seriously impeding progress  —  Before public health officials can manage the pandemic, they must deal with a broken data system that sends incomplete results in formats they can't easily use.
Emily Birnbaum / Protocol:
Facebook, Google, Twitter, Microsoft, others back Harvard and MIT's suit against ICE directive that will send international students home if classes are online  —  A number of top tech companies say the Trump administration's new directive to strip foreign students of their visas could crush the tech industry's workforce.
Issie Lapowsky / Protocol:
Sources detail issues faced by Black and brown tech employees when reporting incidents to HR departments, which often work only to protect company interests  —  Vanessa Williams was coming off of a big professional win in August 2018.  The former marketing staffer on YouTube's music team …

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