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The day's tech news, every day at 5pm. From Techmeme.com, Silicon Valley's most-read news source. 15 minutes and you're up to date.

    Thu. 05/28 – The Most Consequential Tweets For Silicon Valley of All Time?

    Thu. 05/28 – The Most Consequential Tweets For Silicon Valley of All Time?

    Is the Trump administration finally willing to go to war with big tech? Another Apple startup acquisition, but also why Fraggle Rock might indicate a strategy shift for Apple TV+. Remember 4k TV’s? And the microcredit app that will threaten to shame you if you fall behind on your payments.

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    Links: Trump expected to sign executive order that could threaten punishment against Facebook, Google and Twitter over allegations of political bias (Washington Post) Zuckerberg knocks Twitter for fact-checking Trump, says private companies shouldn't be 'the arbiter of truth' (Fox News) Apple Buys Machine-Learning Startup to Improve Data Used in Siri (Bloomberg) Apple TV Plus acquires past Fraggle Rock seasons ahead of reboot (The Verge) What developers want, what they don't, and what you can do to attract top talent (TechRepublic)LG's $1,500 48-inch 4K OLED TV goes on sale next month (Engadget)This lending app publicly shames you when you’re late on loan payment (Rest of World) Nuro’s driverless delivery robots will transport medicine to CVS customers in Texas (The Verge)

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    Wed. 05/27 – Amazon Joins The Self-Driving Race

    Wed. 05/27 – Amazon Joins The Self-Driving Race

    Amazon joins the self-driving race, and actually, why haven’t they before? Google’s plans to get back to the office. HBO Max debuts, but with one major handicap. Facebook faces a novel whistleblower complaint and looking back on 2 years of GDPR.

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    Links: Amazon in Advanced Talks to Buy Self-Driving-Car Tech Company Zoox (WSJ) Google to begin reopening offices July 6, will let workers expense $1,000 for equipment while telecommuting (CNET) Advertisers Seek to Revise Deal Terms With Streamer Quibi (WSJ) HBO Max debuts without the two most popular streaming platforms, Roku or Amazon (USAToday) ByteDance Hit $3 Billion in Net Profit Last Year (Bloomberg) Whistleblowers say Facebook has not warned investors about illegal activity, in new SEC complaint (Washington Post) Twitter labels Trump’s tweets with a fact check for the first time (Washington Post) Facebook Executives Shut Down Efforts to Make the Site Less Divisive (WSJ) EU privacy enforcer hits make-or-break moment (Politico) Tech Giants’ Top EU Privacy Watchdog Attacked Over Slow Pace (Bloomberg)

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    Tue. 05/26 – What Does A 3-Day Weekend Even Mean Anymore?

    Tue. 05/26 – What Does A 3-Day Weekend Even Mean Anymore?

    The ARM chips for the next several years are here. End-to-end encryption might be coming to RCS. Jailbreaking might be returning to iPhones. JioMart’s big play arrives and more on the remote work conversation.

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    Links: ARM’s Cortex-A78 CPU and Mali-G78 GPU will power 2021’s best Android phones (The Verge) Google Messages preparing end-to-end encryption for RCS messages (9to5Google)There's a Jailbreak Out for the Current Version of iOS (Wired) JioMart, the e-commerce venture from India's richest man, launches in 200 cities and towns (TechCrunch) Run The World raises $10.8 million to bring live events online (VentureBeat) Why Facebook’s Plan to Tie Remote Pay to Location Will Probably Fail (Intelligencer)


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    (Bonus) Bryan Salesky, CEO of Argo

    (Bonus) Bryan Salesky, CEO of Argo

    The founder and CEO of a company we talk about all the time: Bryan Salesky of Argo AI. Bryan tells us more about the unique Silicon Valley/Detroit hybrid that Argo represents, we discuss the unique business model strategy they’re exploring, and we find out, where the self-driving space is now that Covid-19 has basically put everything on pause.

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    Fri. 05/22 – I Do A Complete 180 on WFH

    Fri. 05/22 – I Do A Complete 180 on WFH

    Yeah, mea culpa on my whole work-from-home/remote work skepticism. Also, I was wrong about Magic Leap being a goner. But that subscription aggregator we’ve all been anticipating is showing up right on time, and in the weekend longreads, let me introduce you to the two men who are about to become nerd superstars.

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    Links: MARK ZUCKERBERG ON TAKING HIS MASSIVE WORKFORCE REMOTE (The Verge) Zuckerberg says employees moving out of Silicon Valley may face pay cuts (CNBC) IBM Is Latest Tech Giant to Cut Jobs in Midst of Pandemic (Bloomberg)Magic Leap Raises $350 Million, Withdraws Layoff Notices (The Information) Just turning your phone on qualifies as searching it, court rules (Ars Technica) ScreenHits TV to Launch Streaming Aggregator to Combat "Subscription Fatigue" (The Hollywood Reporter)


    Weekend Longreads Suggestions: A Case for Cooperation Between Machines and Humans (NYTimes) Copyright bots and classical musicians are fighting online. The bots are winning. (Washington Post) This DIY laptop costs as much as a MacBook Air — How is it selling so well? (Laptop) The State of the Self-Driving Car Race 2020 (Bloomberg) MEET THE FIRST NASA ASTRONAUTS SPACEX WILL LAUNCH TO ORBIT (The Verge)


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    Thu. 05/21 – The Galaxy S20 Tactical Edition

    Thu. 05/21 – The Galaxy S20 Tactical Edition

    Twitter is testing another new feature to limit trolls and give users greater control of their threads, the Google and Apple contact tracing API is here, what is the Tactical Edition of a Galaxy phone and why might you need one, and some interesting raises this Thursday.

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    Links:Twitter is testing a feature that limits who can reply to your tweets (TechCrunch)Three US states have signed on to Apple and Google’s exposure notification system (The Verge)Apple releases final iOS 13.5 with coronavirus exposure alert support (VentureBeat)Coinbase to Make Working From Home Permanent (The Information)Samsung launches Galaxy S20 Tactical Edition for Department of Defense (ZDNet)How a 20-year-old convinced Facebook’s former security chief to invest in his data privacy start-up (CNBC)Autonomous aviation startup Xwing raises $10M to scale its software for pilotless flights (TechCrunch)How a 20-year-old convinced Facebook’s former security chief to invest in his data privacy start-up (CNBC)


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