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NBCUniversal's streaming service Peacock launches on Roku devices across the US; Roku's stock is up 15%+ (Todd Spangler/Variety)

Todd Spangler / Variety: NBCUniversal's streaming service Peacock launches on Roku devices across the US; Roku's stock is up 15%+  —  Roku today is launching Peacock, nearly 10 weeks after the NBCUniversal streamer made its U.S. debut.  —  The availability of the Peacock app on Roku devices and Roku-enabled TVs comes …

Amazon says Echo and Tile devices will become Bluetooth bridges for Sidewalk, its low-bandwidth, long-range wireless protocol, later this year (Frederic Lardinois/TechCrunch)

Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch: Amazon says Echo and Tile devices will become Bluetooth bridges for Sidewalk, its low-bandwidth, long-range wireless protocol, later this year  —  Last year, Amazon announced its Sidewalk network, a new low-bandwidth, long-distance wireless protocol it developed to help connect smart devices inside and …

Trump says he would not approve a TikTok deal unless ByteDance ceded its control, after ByteDance said it would retain an 80% stake (David McCabe/New York Times)

David McCabe / New York Times: Trump says he would not approve a TikTok deal unless ByteDance ceded its control, after ByteDance said it would retain an 80% stake  —  President Trump on Monday said that he would not approve a deal for TikTok if its Chinese owner did not fully sell its interest in the product …

Interviews with 36+ experts, insiders, and researchers: Facebook, Google, Lime, Zoom, and others fail to assess the risks of new products, focusing on profits (OneZero )

OneZero : Interviews with 36+ experts, insiders, and researchers: Facebook, Google, Lime, Zoom, and others fail to assess the risks of new products, focusing on profits  —  ne spring day in 2014, Susan Benesch arrived at Facebook's headquarters in Menlo Park and was ushered into a glass-walled conference room.

Facebook says it will let people claim ownership of images and issue takedown requests across Facebook and Instagram, starting with select partners (Ashley Carman/The Verge)

Ashley Carman / The Verge: Facebook says it will let people claim ownership of images and issue takedown requests across Facebook and Instagram, starting with select partners  —  The days of reposting images on Instagram might be over  —  Facebook is going to let people take more control over the images they own and where they end up.

Microsoft says it will acquire ZeniMax Media and its game publisher Bethesda Softworks for $7.5B in cash; Bethesda develops Fallout, DOOM, Quake, and others (Microsoft)

Microsoft: Microsoft says it will acquire ZeniMax Media and its game publisher Bethesda Softworks for $7.5B in cash; Bethesda develops Fallout, DOOM, Quake, and others  —  Iconic games portfolio, publishing expertise, and world-class talent accelerates growth in Microsoft's Gaming business

Mobile gaming startup Playco raises $100M Series A at a $1B+ valuation led by Josh Buckley and Sequoia Capital and will launch its first game later in 2020 (Anthony Ha/TechCrunch)

Anthony Ha / TechCrunch: Mobile gaming startup Playco raises $100M Series A at a $1B+ valuation led by Josh Buckley and Sequoia Capital and will launch its first game later in 2020  —  Playco is a new mobile gaming startup created by Game Closure co-founder Michael Carter and Zynga co-founder Justin Waldron …

Disinformation campaigns require significant human effort but will soon be far easier and cheaper to undertake with AI tech like GPT-3 (Renée DiResta/The Atlantic)

Renée DiResta / The Atlantic: Disinformation campaigns require significant human effort but will soon be far easier and cheaper to undertake with AI tech like GPT-3  —  Someday soon, the reading public will miss the days when a bit of detective work could identify completely fictitious authors.  Consider the case of “Alice Donovan.”

As the TikTok deal and Huawei imbroglio show, US is no longer on the leading edge of technology in many key strategic markets, and is falling further behind (Danny Crichton/TechCrunch)

Danny Crichton / TechCrunch: As the TikTok deal and Huawei imbroglio show, US is no longer on the leading edge of technology in many key strategic markets, and is falling further behind  —  It used to be “easy” to tell the American and Chinese economies apart.  One was innovative, one made clones.

ByteDance asserts it will maintain majority ownership and control over TikTok Global and will not transfer source code or technology to Oracle and Walmart (Financial Times)

Financial Times: ByteDance asserts it will maintain majority ownership and control over TikTok Global and will not transfer source code or technology to Oracle and Walmart  —  Chinese company contradicts assertions of Donald Trump, Oracle and Walmart  —  ByteDance said on Monday that it would maintain majority ownership …

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