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YouTube says it will donate $1M to the Center for Policing Equity, a nonprofit think tank that works with police departments to change discriminatory practices (Kim Lyons/The Verge)

Kim Lyons / The Verge: YouTube says it will donate $1M to the Center for Policing Equity, a nonprofit think tank that works with police departments to change discriminatory practices  —  The nonprofit works with police departments to address discriminatory behavior  —  YouTube says it will donate $1 million …

Benchling, which makes software for tracking and managing data from biotech research, raises $50M at a $850M valuation, bringing its total raised to $114M (Amy Feldman/Forbes)

Amy Feldman / Forbes: Benchling, which makes software for tracking and managing data from biotech research, raises $50M at a $850M valuation, bringing its total raised to $114M  —  Sajith Wickramasekara started working on an idea for a cloud-based Crispr design tool for scientists during college at MIT eight years ago.

Microsoft lays off editorial staff at its News and MSN divisions, reportedly affecting around 50 US and 27 UK jobs, as it increases use of AI for news curation (Tom Warren/The Verge)

Tom Warren / The Verge: Microsoft lays off editorial staff at its News and MSN divisions, reportedly affecting around 50 US and 27 UK jobs, as it increases use of AI for news curation  —  Microsoft News and MSN is increasingly being run by robots  —  Microsoft is laying off dozens of journalists and editorial workers …

Waymo to return its fleet to service in Bay Area starting June 8th delivering packages for two non-profits, thus sidestepping "shelter-in-place" regulations (Andrew J. Hawkins/The Verge)

Andrew J. Hawkins / The Verge: Waymo to return its fleet to service in Bay Area starting June 8th delivering packages for two non-profits, thus sidestepping “shelter-in-place” regulations  —  The AV company is the latest to discover that doing deliveries can help sidestep restrictions on nonessential travel

A behind-the-scenes account of how Kickstarter workers came together to become the first white-collar technology workforce to unionize in US history (Bryce Covert/Wired)

Bryce Covert / Wired: A behind-the-scenes account of how Kickstarter workers came together to become the first white-collar technology workforce to unionize in US history  —  The point wasn´t so much about pay issues, but to give workers more say over what they produce—reflecting a trend of internal protest across the tech industry.

Google says it is delaying the Android 11 beta release and virtual launch event that was scheduled for June 3, but the final release is still on track for Q3 (Abner Li/9to5Google)

Abner Li / 9to5Google: Google says it is delaying the Android 11 beta release and virtual launch event that was scheduled for June 3, but the final release is still on track for Q3  —  Google this evening announced that it´s delaying next week´s Android 11: The Beta Launch Show.  The company on Twitter says …

Tile sends letter to European Commission arguing that recent changes in iOS hinder its product as Apple prepares to launch a competing tracker (Javier Espinoza/Financial Times)

Javier Espinoza / Financial Times: Tile sends letter to European Commission arguing that recent changes in iOS hinder its product as Apple prepares to launch a competing tracker  —  European Commission told that rival Tile´s product was unfairly disadvantaged  —  Apple has been accused of abusing its power to unfairly favour …
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