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July 15, 2020, 12:55 PM

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Bloomberg:
Apple wins its EU court fight over the record $14.9B Irish tax bill, as EU's General Court rules that Ireland's tax arrangements with Apple weren't illegal  —  - EU lower court ruling on Apple, Ireland cases can be appealed  — Company, Ireland challenged European Commission decision
Danish Khan / The Economic Times:
Google says it will invest $4.5B in Jio Platforms for a 7.73% stake as part of the recently announced $10B India digitization fund  —  This investment will be part of Google's recently announced $10 billion India digitization fund  —  Internet major Google is buying a 7.73% stake …
Manish Singh / TechCrunch:
Yahoo News:
Sources: CIA has conducted cyberattacks against Iran, Russia, and others since Trump signed a secret order in 2018 giving the CIA more freedom for such activity  —  The Central Intelligence Agency has conducted a series of covert cyber operations against Iran and other targets since winning …
Ron Miller / TechCrunch:
Zoom unveils a $599 all-in-one home communications device with a 27-inch screen, pre-loaded Zoom software, eight microphones, and three wide-angle cameras  —  Zoom has become the de facto standard for online communications during the pandemic, but the company has found that it's still …
Nikkei Asian Review:
Sources: Facebook and Sony are ramping up production of Oculus VR and PlayStation 5 devices by as much as 50% as demand soars during the pandemic  —  Oculus VR headsets and PlayStation 5 benefit as demand soars in pandemic  —  A woman with an Oculus Quest VR headset at Facebook Developer Conference in 2019.
Julia Alexander / The Verge:
Early review of Peacock: succeeds as a streaming service with familiar Browse section and a robust library, but Trending and Channels sections are underwhelming  —  Too many things piled into one app  —  Every new streaming service is looking for standout features to differentiate themselves …
Jeff John Roberts / Fortune:
Bond, which offers tools to let any company offer credit or debit cards, raises $32M Series A led by Coatue  —  Our mission to help you navigate the new normal is fueled by subscribers.  To enjoy unlimited access to our journalism, subscribe today.  —  Apple launched a credit card last year …
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Raphael Satter / Reuters:
A freelancer with bylines in the Jerusalem Post, who criticized activists targeting NSO Group, seems to be an elaborate fiction with a deepfake profile photo  —  WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Oliver Taylor, a student at England's University of Birmingham, is a twenty-something with brown eyes, light stubble, and a slightly stiff smile.
Steven Perlberg / Digiday:
Slack, introduced to newsrooms to boost efficiency, is now serving another purpose: letting journalists organize and criticize, forcing management to respond  —  On the evening of June 6, New York Times executive editor Dean Baquet entered the chat.  —  Times employees were in open revolt following …
Seth Colaner / VentureBeat:
The EFF, in partnership with the University of Nevada, launches a searchable database of 3,000+ US police agencies and the tech surveillance tools they use  —  Take the latest VB Survey to share how your company is implementing AI today.  —  It took me less than 10 seconds to find …
More: Wired
Abrar Al-Heeti / CNET:
Google sued for allegedly tracking users' app activity via Firebase even after opting out of sharing data in settings, following Incognito mode suit last month  —  A lawsuit filed Tuesday alleges Google tracks user activity through hundreds of thousands of apps, even after people opt out of sharing information.
The Information:
Source: in an agreement signed in May 2019, TikTok committed to buying more than $800M in cloud services from Google over a three-year period  —  For years, Google Cloud has languished in third place in the cloud computing market, with fewer marquee customers to boast of than rivals Amazon Web Services and Microsoft.

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