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May 31, 2021, 9:45 AM

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Matt Stoller / BIG:
Via Prime, Fulfillment by Amazon, and its Buy Box algorithm, Amazon forces third party Marketplace sellers to keep prices high for consumers across the web  —  A new antitrust case shows that Prime inflates prices across the board, using the false promise of ‘free shipping’ that is anything but free.
Dr. Ian Cutress / AnandTech:
Intel unveils a refresh of its 11th-Gen Tiger Lake-U chips aimed at laptops and debuts a 5G modem developed with MediaTek that supports 5G on slower, sub-6 GHz  —  Due to the global pandemic, this year's annual Computex event in Taiwan is being held virtually, but all the big-name companies …
Hannah Murphy / Financial Times:
Instagram's algorithm will now rank original and reposted content equally amid employee concerns about suppression of pro-Palestinian voices  —  Social media app will promote viral posts and original content equally  —  Instagram is changing its app to show more viral and current affairs …
Kellie Mejdrich / Politico:
As big financial industry players like Fidelity Investments push SEC to approve Bitcoin-linked ETFs, crypto lobbying efforts meet resistance from US lawmakers  —  A strong push by Wall Street to open up access to Bitcoin investment is meeting resistance from a bipartisan group of lawmakers …
Andreas Kolbe / The Daily Dot:
The Wikimedia Foundation is financially healthy and nearing a $100M endowment target five years ahead of schedule, yet fundraising appeals imply it's struggling  —  The site is way richer than it wants you to know.  —  The Wikimedia Foundation (WMF), the non-profit that owns Wikipedia …
Sam Byford / The Verge:
Xiaomi demos fully charging a 4,000mAh battery in eight minutes over a 200W “HyperCharge” system or in 15 minutes with 120W wireless charging  —  New ‘world records’ in wired and wireless charging  —  Xiaomi has shown off its latest fast charging tech demo …
Neil Cybart / Above Avalon:
Through its custom silicon, integrated sensors, design-led focus on user experience, and broad ecosystem, Apple is a decade ahead of rivals in wearables  —  Last week, Apple quietly unveiled one of the more remarkable pieces of technology that has been developed in the past few years.
Tyler Sonnemaker / Insider:
Court docs detail Google's user location data collection, efforts to make popular privacy settings harder to find, pressure on partners like LG to do the same  —  - Google made it nearly impossible for users to keep their location private, according to newly unredacted court documents.
Michael Corkery / New York Times:
Some residents worry the warehouse boom in PA's Lehigh Valley, driven by its proximity to NY and e-commerce, is putting long-term economic well-being at risk  —  Huge facilities have sprouted up in and around the Lehigh Valley, fueled by the astonishing growth of e-commerce.

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