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A profile of Discord, which lies at the center of the gaming world with 100M+ MAUs, as it pushes to turn into a communication tool for everyone, not just gamers (David Pierce/Protocol)

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David Pierce / Protocol: A profile of Discord, which lies at the center of the gaming world with 100M+ MAUs, as it pushes to turn into a communication tool for everyone, not just gamers  —  Most longtime Discord users have...

Indian startups blame Google for “unfair exploitation” of Play Store’s monopoly after Google began to enforce its in-app purchasing policy with 30% commission (The Economic Times)

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The Economic Times: Indian startups blame Google for “unfair exploitation” of Play Store’s monopoly after Google began to enforce its in-app purchasing policy with 30% commission  —  Tech giant says companies have multiple store options, can also use websites  — ...

Sources: Apple is building ~75M 5G iPhones for later this year, along with two new Apple Watch versions, iPad Air with edge-to-edge screen, and smaller HomePod (Bloomberg)

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Bloomberg: Sources: Apple is building ~75M 5G iPhones for later this year, along with two new Apple Watch versions, iPad Air with edge-to-edge screen, and smaller HomePod  —  – Headphones, new Watch models, iPad Air, smaller HomePod coming  — Supply...

Companies are increasingly using employee survey data, from services like Perceptyx that offer a “union vulnerability index”, to predict and squash organizing (Sarah Kessler/OneZero )

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Sarah Kessler / OneZero : Companies are increasingly using employee survey data, from services like Perceptyx that offer a “union vulnerability index”, to predict and squash organizing  —  Employee survey platforms allow employers to sort groups of employees by the departments,...

The 👁👄👁 stunt, a hyped beta of a fake app, exploited Silicon Valley’s fixation on shiny new things, but raised $200K for charities (Arielle Pardes/Wired)

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Arielle Pardes / Wired: The 👁👄👁 stunt, a hyped beta of a fake app, exploited Silicon Valley’s fixation on shiny new things, but raised $200K for charities  —  Last weekend, the stunt aimed to use Silicon Valley’s love of shiny...

Alibaba debuts AliExpress Connect, a service to pair influencers with brands and merchants, hoping to attract 100,000+ creators this year with a focus on Europe (Zheping Huang/Bloomberg)

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Zheping Huang / Bloomberg: Alibaba debuts AliExpress Connect, a service to pair influencers with brands and merchants, hoping to attract 100,000+ creators this year with a focus on Europe  —  – AliExpress Connect links social media darlings with merchants  —...

ICANN board has voted to reject the sale of the .org registry to private equity firm Ethos Capital (ICANN)

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ICANN: ICANN board has voted to reject the sale of the .org registry to private equity firm Ethos Capital  —  Today, the ICANN Board made the decision to reject the proposed change of control and entity conversion request that Public...

Zoom Windows client vulnerability could allow attackers to steal Windows login credentials of users who click on malicious links in chat messages (Lawrence Abrams/BleepingComputer)

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Lawrence Abrams / BleepingComputer:Zoom Windows client vulnerability could allow attackers to steal Windows login credentials of users who click on malicious links in chat messages  —  The Zoom Windows client is vulnerable to UNC path injection in the client’s chat...

Union of Concerned Scientists study: ride-hailing trips today result in an estimated 69% more climate pollution on average than the trips they displace (Andrew J. Hawkins/The Verge)

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Andrew J. Hawkins / The Verge:Union of Concerned Scientists study: ride-hailing trips today result in an estimated 69% more climate pollution on average than the trips they displace  —  Union of Concerned Scientists recommends more electric cars and pooled trips ...

FCC approves $20.4B Rural Digital Opportunity Fund to deploy rural broadband but Democratic FCC commissioners warn it won’t help many areas that need internet (Andrea Noble/Route Fifty)

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Andrea Noble / Route Fifty:FCC approves $20.4B Rural Digital Opportunity Fund to deploy rural broadband but Democratic FCC commissioners warn it won’t help many areas that need internet  —  In this April 30, 2015 photo, Sylvia Fonseca, 16, works in...