July 21, 2020, 8:15 AM

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Juli Clover / MacRumors:
Ahead of next week's antitrust hearing, sources say the committee spoke with Microsoft's Brad Smith on his concerns about how Apple operates its App Store  —  Apple CEO Tim Cook, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, Alphabet/Google CEO Sundar Pichai, and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg are all set to participate …
Jay Peters / The Verge:
Adobe says it has hired Marc Levoy, a top researcher who developed computational photography for Google's Pixel line, to help it make a universal camera app  —  Marc Levoy is now at Adobe  —  Marc Levoy, the researcher who used software to turn Google's Pixel camera into a powerhouse …
Macy Bayern / TechRepublic:
Linux Foundation announces initiative to help public health officials in pandemic battle, launches two COVID-19 tracker apps using Google and Apple APIs  —  The project will use the Google Apple Exposure Notification system to support public health authority's testing, tracing, and isolation practices.
Chance Miller / 9to5Mac:
Report: in Q2, US smartphone YoY sales fell 10% for Samsung, 23% for Apple, 25% overall; iPhone SE popular among people with older iPhones and Android switchers  —  New data from Counterpoint Research today highlights the effects that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on smartphone sales.
Ranjan Roy / Margins:
A deep dive into how Robinhood makes money and how its UX design and algorithmic nudges can lead some inexperienced investors to undertake riskier trades  —  Don't be the gravy … For someone who clearly has strong opinions they enjoy communicating with others, investing occupies a weird place for me.
Yogita Khatri / The Block:
Coinbase says that, in the wake of Twitter's hack on Wednesday, it prevented over 1,100 of its customers from sending 30.4 BTC, or ~$275K total, to the hackers  —  Crypto exchange Coinbase has said that it prevented little over 1,100 customers from sending bitcoin to Twitter hackers …
Ian Sherr / CNET:
US accuses Nanchang O-Film Tech, a supplier for Amazon, Apple, Microsoft, of helping China's human rights abuses against Uighurs and places restrictions on it  —  The US Department of Commerce added 11 Chinese companies to its list of firms implicated in human rights violations …
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Norway-based classified ads publisher Adevinta acquires eBay's classifieds business unit in $9.2B deal  —  Consolidation continues apace in the world of e-commerce, and today it was the turn of the classified ads market.  Today, eBay announced that it had reached a deal to sell off …
Popular Information:
Email shows Facebook execs mulling how to remove a fact check label, determined to be well founded, after it was applied to a viral climate misinfo post  —  This is a special joint edition of Popular Information and HEATED, a climate newsletter by journalist Emily Atkin.

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