Amazon is officially in the self-driving car game. Microsoft is officially keeping its retail stores closed… forever. Verizon had joined the Facebook ad boycott. And of course, the weekend longreads suggestions.
Links: Amazon to buy self-driving technology company Zoox (CNBC) Microsoft is permanently closing its retail stores (CNBC) Verizon is pulling advertising from Facebook and Instagram (CNBC) TikTok says it will stop accessing clipboard content on iOS devices (The Verge)
Weekend Longread Suggestions: How India’s Jio Won Facebook’s Heart (The Information) How a “crazy Dutch guy” won the online food delivery war (Silicon Canals) How Uber Turned a Promising Bikeshare Company Into Literal Garbage (Vice) The Credit-Card Fees Merchants Hate, Banks Love and Consumers Pay (WSJ)Top composers used to head to Hollywood. Now they’re into games (Wired)Reddit turns 15: The dramatic moments that shaped the internet's front page (Mashable)