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Two former Huawei employees, who had labor disputes with the company, say they were detained by China after discussing Huawei sales to Iran in a WeChat group (Raymond Zhong/New York Times)

Raymond Zhong / New York Times: Two former Huawei employees, who had labor disputes with the company, say they were detained by China after discussing Huawei sales to Iran in a WeChat group  —  China arrested five former employees who had discussed the tech giant´s Iranian sales in a chat group, raising questions about its government ties.

Etsy says it is seeing Cyber Monday like demand in April for fabric-based face masks, as its stock price rises to all-time highs from a record low in March (Dave Lee/Financial Times)

Dave Lee / Financial Times: Etsy says it is seeing Cyber Monday like demand in April for fabric-based face masks, as its stock price rises to all-time highs from a record low in March  —  Price climbs from record low to new high as 50,000 sellers turn to making coronavirus protection  —  At the end of March, Etsy …

The COVID-19 outbreak is accelerating the adoption of autonomous sidewalk delivery robots in the US, as startups Starship and Kiwibot scramble to meet demand (Timothy B. Lee/Ars Technica)

Timothy B. Lee / Ars Technica: The COVID-19 outbreak is accelerating the adoption of autonomous sidewalk delivery robots in the US, as startups Starship and Kiwibot scramble to meet demand  —  “We saw that business double overnight,” startup says of UK grocery deliveries.  —  On the morning of March 30 …

As Apple Watch celebrates its 5th anniversary, watch enthusiasts reflect on its impact and how its mainstream appeal brought new interest in mechanical watches (Stephen Pulvirent/HODINKEE)

Stephen Pulvirent / HODINKEE: As Apple Watch celebrates its 5th anniversary, watch enthusiasts reflect on its impact and how its mainstream appeal brought new interest in mechanical watches  —  After half a decade, the Apple Watch´s lasting impact is clear.  —  There are certain moments that stand out as true game-changers.

How IT companies in India transitioned 4M employees to work remotely, including by moving desktops that employees were using at their workplaces to their homes (The Economic Times)

The Economic Times: How IT companies in India transitioned 4M employees to work remotely, including by moving desktops that employees were using at their workplaces to their homes  —  IT companies had to move desktops that employees were using at their workplaces to their homes as they could not procure laptops in multiple thousands at such short notice.

Coinbase announces Coinbase Oracle, a source of signed price data for BTC-USD and ETH-USD markets sourced from the Coinbase Pro exchange (Alexander Behrens/Decrypt)

Alexander Behrens / Decrypt: Coinbase announces Coinbase Oracle, a source of signed price data for BTC-USD and ETH-USD markets sourced from the Coinbase Pro exchange  —  San Francisco-based Coinbase has released a DeFi pricing oracle fed by the Coinbase Pro exchange and secured by advanced Coinbase infrastructure.  —  Ethereum

Slack says it will not reopen its offices until at least September 1 of this year, will continue to pay contractors and hourly workers their regular wages (Paayal Zaveri/Business Insider)

Paayal Zaveri / Business Insider: Slack says it will not reopen its offices until at least September 1 of this year, will continue to pay contractors and hourly workers their regular wages  —  - Slack will not reopen its offices until at least September 1 of this year, and is committed to continue paying its employees …
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