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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.

    Mon. 08/03 – The TikTok, Microsoft, Trump Ban Saga Explained

    Mon. 08/03 – The TikTok, Microsoft, Trump Ban Saga Explained

    TikTok has not been banned by Trump, but it came close this weekend. Microsoft almost walked away from buying TikTok this weekend, but it looks like it’s back on board and might buy non-Chinese TikTok operations soon. Google invests in ADT. The new Pixel 4As are here. And a profile of the alleged teenaged Twitter hack mastermind who has now been arrested.

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    Links: Inside the Microsoft Talks to Buy TikTok’s U.S. Business (WSJ) Microsoft to continue discussions on potential TikTok purchase in the United States (Official Microsoft Blog) Exclusive: Trump gives Microsoft 45 days to clinch TikTok deal (Reuters) Google to invest $450M in smart home security solutions provider ADT (TechCrunch) GOOGLE ANNOUNCES PIXEL 5, PIXEL 4A 5G, AND PIXEL 4A ALL AT ONCE (The Verge) GOOGLE PIXEL 4A REVIEW: BACK TO BASICS FOR $349 (The Verge) System for thwarting deepfakes unveiled (Axios) From Minecraft Tricks to Twitter Hack: A Florida Teen’s Troubled Online Path (NYTimes)

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    Fri. 07/31 – Nvidia In Talks To Buy Arm?

    Fri. 07/31 – Nvidia In Talks To Buy Arm?

    Sources say Nvidia is in talks to buy Arm. Music Videos are coming to Facebook in a bigger way. The iPhone is delayed a tiny bit. A run-down of the earnings reports: TLDR: Apple made a ton of money when people thought they wouldn’t but Alphabet shrunk for the first time ever. And of course, the weekend longreads suggestions.

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    Links:Nvidia in talks to buy Arm from SoftBank for more than $32bn (Financial Times) Facebook Is Set to Finally Get the Rights to Show Music Videos (Bloomberg) Apple confirms short release delay for this year's iPhones (Axios)Comment: Analysts half-right about AAPL’s Q3 … but so wrong! (9to5Mac)Weekend Longreads SuggestionsPhilosophers On GPT-3 (updated with replies by GPT-3) (Daily Nous) Independence, autonomy, and too many small teams (Kislay Verma)Tech Sector Feeling COVID-19’s Economic Pain (Indeed Hiring Lab) The Gig Economy Is Failing. Say Hello to the Hustle Economy. (OneZero) Car Companies Want to Monitor Your Every Move With Emotion-Detecting AI (Motherboard)


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    Thu. 07/30 – A Comprehensive (8-Minute) Rundown of the Big Tech Congressional Testimony

    Thu. 07/30 – A Comprehensive (8-Minute) Rundown of the Big Tech Congressional Testimony

    A comprehensive rundown of the big tech testimony in Congress yesterday. Don’t worry. I tried to keep it brief. Are seller fees quietly twice as big a business for Amazon as AWS is? There’s a new king of the smartphone hill as Huawei surpasses Samsung. And I think we can officially say that the Peacock launch has been a success.

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    Links: ‘INSTAGRAM CAN HURT US’: MARK ZUCKERBERG EMAILS OUTLINE PLAN TO NEUTRALIZE COMPETITORS (The Verge)Report: Amazon’s Monopoly Tollbooth (ILSR.org) Encrypted Messaging App Telegram Files Antitrust Complaint Against Apple With EU (MacRumors) Google's $2.1 billion Fitbit deal faces EU antitrust probe: sources (Reuters) Canalys: Huawei trumps Samsung for first time in worldwide smartphone market in Q2 2020 (Canalys) TikTok says it will pay creators a total of $2 billion in the next 3 years (Digital Trends)

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    Wed. 07/29 – Big Tech CEO’s Testimony Before Congress

    Wed. 07/29 – Big Tech CEO’s Testimony Before Congress

    A rundown of what the big tech CEO’s told Congress this afternoon. Are Samsung and Google about to get a lot more integrated? The biggest news in the ongoing streaming media transformation of Hollywood. Buying out TikTok is going to be pretty expensive. And Shopify’s earnings blow the roof off the place.

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    Links: Watch Cook, Bezos, Pichai and Zuckerberg testify in Big Tech antitrust hearing — live updates and analysis (CNBC) Google in Talks to Take Over More Search Tasks on Samsung Phones (Bloomberg) AMC and Universal agree to let movies go from theaters to digital rentals much sooner (The Verge) Exclusive: ByteDance investors value TikTok at $50 billion in takeover bid - sources (Reuters) Shopify shares jump 7% after hot e-commerce company says second-quarter revenue increased 97% (CNBC)

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    Tue. 07/28 – Instagram Is Making TikTok-ers An Offer (They Hope) They Can’t Refuse

    Tue. 07/28 – Instagram Is Making TikTok-ers An Offer (They Hope) They Can’t Refuse

    What to expect from tomorrow’s Big Tech Congressional testimony. Instagram is trying to woo TikTok stars. Qualcomm has some amazing new quick charge tech. Roblox continues to look like the next big thing. And Deadspin—the true Deadspin—lives to fight another day.

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    Links: Their Businesses Went Virtual. Then Apple Wanted a Cut. (NYTimes) Google’s Top Search Result? Surprise! It’s Google (The Markup) Congress has battled airlines, banks, tobacco and baseball. Now it’s preparing to clash with Big Tech. (Washington Post) Facebook Offers Money to Reel In TikTok Creators (WSJ) Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 5 refuels phones 50% in 5 minutes, 100% in 15 (VentureBeat) Roblox jumps to over 150M monthly users, will pay out $250M to developers in 2020 (TechCrunch) After Quitting Deadspin in Protest, They’re Starting a New Site (NYTimes)

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    Mon. 07/27 – Googlers May Not Return To The Office Until NEXT July

    Mon. 07/27 – Googlers May Not Return To The Office Until NEXT July

    Google’s offices might remain closed due to Covid for another full year. Australia has sued Google on competition and consumer grounds. Looks like Garmin is being ransomed. A handheld device to replace guide dogs for the blind. And you know Software as a Service, but get ready for Hardware as a Service.

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    Links: Google to Keep Employees Home Until Summer 2021 Amid Coronavirus Pandemic (WSJ) ACCC takes second swing at Google for allegedly misleading customers (ITNews) Samsung Galaxy Unpacked trailer teases five new devices to be unveiled on August 5th (The Verge) Garmin outage caused by confirmed WastedLocker ransomware attack (Bleeping Computer) VCs and startups consider HaaS model for consumer devices (TechCrunch) Mobility device for the blind works like a handheld robotic guide dog (New Atlas)

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