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May 25, 2021, 1:40 PM

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Kyle Wiggers / VentureBeat:
Microsoft debuts Microsoft 365 updates, including tools for developers to integrate deeper into Teams, Graph updates, and Outlook message extensions on the web  —  Elevate your enterprise data technology and strategy at Transform 2021.  —  Microsoft today announced a number …
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Microsoft, an investor in OpenAI, says it's now using the GPT-3 model in its low-code Power Apps service to translate natural language text into code  —  Unlike in other years, this year's Microsoft Build developer conference is not packed with huge surprises — but there's one announcement …
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Microsoft says the next Windows 10 release will include support for Linux GUI apps  —  Microsoft's Build 2021 event doesn't have a whole lot of Windows-specific news, but there are some tidbits of potential interest to Windows developers, especially those wanting to run Linux apps on Windows.
Kyle Bradshaw / 9to5Google:
Google says it's rolling out its Fuchsia OS to first-gen Nest Hubs as an update, replacing Cast OS; the new OS will not change any functionality of the device  —  Google's long-in-development, from-scratch operating system, Fuchsia, is now running on real Made by Google devices, namely, the first-generation Nest Hub.
Matt Stroud / The Verge:
Chicago PD constantly surveilled a man after its predictive policing system said he'd be involved in a shooting, but not whether he'd be the shooter or victim  —  ROBERT MCDANIEL'S TROUBLES  —  began with a knock on the door.  It was a weekday in mid-2013, as he made lunch …
Thomas Brewster / Forbes:
Big Sur 11.4 fixes a bug that let malware capture screenshots and camera footage using other apps' permissions; researchers found ~400 instances of the malware  —  It's time to update your Apple Mac again, as malware that secretly takes screenshots has been spotted exploiting a serious weakness in macOS security.
Haroon Siddique / The Guardian:
European court of human rights rules that GCHQ's bulk interception of online communications violated the right to privacy  —  Judgment follows legal challenge begun in 2013 after Edward Snowden's whistleblowing revelations  —  GCHQ's methods for bulk interception of online communications violated …
Lauren Feiner / CNBC:
DC attorney general sues Amazon on antitrust grounds, claiming the company's practices have unfairly raised prices for consumers and suppressed innovation  —  Washington, D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine announced Tuesday he's suing Amazon on antitrust grounds, claiming the company's practices …
Jon Fingas / Engadget:
ARM unveils Cortex-X2 CPU, which it says offers 30% more performance than current high-end Android phones, and Mali-G710 for Chromebooks and high-end phones  —  first new chip architecture in a decade, it's ready to show the CPU designs that will take advantage of those improvements.  The company has
Josh Constine / Josh Constine's PressClub:
Poparazzi, which hit #1 on App Store, is a new photo-sharing app that bans selfies, focuses on sharing photos of friends, and has no follower counts or comments  —  The future of social is multiplayer  —  Hyping up your friends is actually a lot more fun than self-glorification.
Nick Statt / Protocol:
On final day of the Epic vs Apple trial, many topics were revisited including how to define the market in question; judge could now take months to reach verdict  —  Epic v. Apple came to a close on Monday with a series of contentious back-and-forth debates in place of traditional closing arguments.
Megan Graham / CNBC:
Report: Amazon's ad revenue is 2.4x larger than the combined revenue of Snap, Twitter, Roku, and Pinterest, and is growing 1.7x as quickly  —  - The major growth in Amazon's advertising unit means its revenue contribution is now 2.4 times larger than Snap, Twitter, Roku and Pinterest combined …
Greg Kumparak / TechCrunch:
Whatnot, a livestreaming service for buying and selling collectibles, raises $50M Series B led by Y Combinator Continuity, after its $20M Series A in March  —  Whatnot exists with one primary goal in mind: to give people a place to buy and sell collectibles (like Pokémon cards …
Ron Miller / TechCrunch:
Airbyte, which is building an open source data integration platform, raises $26M Series A led by Benchmark and plans to charge for a hosted version eventually  —  One of the major issues facing companies these days isn't finding relevant data, so much as moving it to where it's needed.
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Qualified, which helps Salesforce users improve their sales and marketing conversations, raises $51M Series B led by Salesforce Ventures  —  Salesforce dominates the world of CRM today, but while it's a popular and well-used tool for organizing contacts and information …
Stephanie Condon / ZDNet:
Oracle announces its first Arm-based compute offering, including an Arm option on its free tier, and commits to support Arm-based app development  —  The new OCI Ampere A1 instances are priced at one cent per core hour.  —  Oracle on Tuesday announced that its first Arm-based compute offering …

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