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July 21, 2020, 3:50 PM

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Apple:
Apple commits to be 100% carbon neutral across its entire business, manufacturing supply chain, and product life cycle by 2030  —  Already carbon neutral today for corporate emissions worldwide, the company plans to bring its entire carbon footprint to net zero 20 years sooner than IPCC targets
Supantha Mukherjee / Reuters:
LinkedIn says it will cut ~960 jobs, or 6% of its global workforce, as the pandemic is having a sustained impact on demand for its recruitment products  —  (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp's (MSFT.O) professional networking site LinkedIn said on Tuesday it would cut about 960 jobs …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Spotify launches video podcasts worldwide, starting with select creators, letting free and paid users seamlessly move between the video and audio versions  —  Spotify today announced the global launch of video podcasts.  The new feature at launch will allow users, including both free users …
Zack Whittaker / TechCrunch:
US charges two Chinese nationals over a 10+ year hacking spree, alleging theft of terabytes of data, including vaccine secrets, from many orgs in 11 countries  —  U.S. prosecutors have charged two Chinese nationals, said to be working for China's state intelligence bureau …
CNN:
Facebook adds labels to voting-related posts from US politicians like Trump and Biden that say “Get official voting info” without fact checking the posts  —  New York (CNN Business)After President Donald Trump posted an unfounded claim to Facebook (FB) on Tuesday that mail-in voting …
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.
Ryan Browne / CNBC:
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 …
Patrick McGee / Financial Times:
Jason Schreier / Bloomberg:
Interviews with 36+ current and former Ubisoft employees show claims of sexual harassment and abuse have been known for years, with no action by management  —  Five brothers started Ubisoft Entertainment SA in 1986 and since then the video game company has survived seven generations of game consoles …
Boone Ashworth / Wired:
Inside Citizen, a police scanner app whose usage has surged amid BLM protests, as it ponders monetization and continues to tweak its service to address flaws  —  From its need to make money to its ever-changing relationship with law enforcement, the hyperlocal news-reporting app faces growing pains.
Jon Porter / The Verge:
OnePlus says its €399 Nord smartphone will launch in Europe and India with a 90Hz 1080p OLED display, dual selfie cameras, Sub-6GHz 5G, 48-megapixel main camera  —  Plus all the other features you already know about  —  OnePlus has officially announced the Nord, its first serious attempt …
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Norway-based classified ads publisher Adevinta acquires eBay's classifieds business unit in a $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 …

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