July 19, 2019

Fri. 7/19 - This Pentagon Contract Is Not the One You’re Looking For

Microsoft makes boring pay dividends, Trump says he’ll use JEDI mind tricks to examine a Pentagon bid, Orlando ends a controversial facial-recognition test with Amazon, and your weekend long read suggestions. Sponsors Castro Fireside Links: Microsoft beats on earnings, stock ticks up (CNBC) Trump says he’s looking into a Pentagon cloud contract for Amazon or Microsoft because ‘we’re getting tremendous complaints’ (CNBC) Republican lawmakers urge Trump not to delay the $10 billion Pentagon cloud contract Amazon and Microsoft want (CNBC) Orlando cancels Amazon Rekognition program, capping 15 months of glitches and controversy (Orlando Weekly) Weekend Longreads Suggestions: 50 Days to the Moon (Fast Company) Is It Okay to Laugh at Florida Man? (Washington Post) TikTok Stars Are Preparing to Take Over the Internet (The Atlantic) Grindr Wanted To Make The World Better For Queer People. Then A Chinese Gaming Company Bought It. (Buzzfeed) Andy Ngo Has The Newest New Media Career. It’s Made Him A Victim And A Star (Buzzfeed)

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