Apple kicks off its weeklong Worldwide Developers Conference on Monday with a keynote from CEO Tim Cook and his team. (Here's how to watch.) Apple will likely announce the latest iterations of iOS, macOS, tvOS and watchOS, possibly deeper access to Siri for developers, and maybe even Apple’s answer to the Amazon Echo and Google Home. [Dan Frommer / Recode]
Oculus VR founder Palmer Luckey is back from political exile with a defense-related startup focused on bringing lidar tech to border surveillance — he believes it's a more cost-effective solution than President Trump’s proposed border wall. Peter Thiel's Founders Fund has plans to invest. [Nick Wingfield / The New York Times]
During Game 2 of the NBA finals, eBay premiered a TV ad that takes a shot at the Amazonification of online shopping. The world’s largest online retailer generated nearly 14x the revenue of eBay in 2016; seven years after the launch of its AmazonBasics line of in-house brands, its baby wipes alone hold an estimate 15 percent of online market share. The company is “actively looking” for a warehouse as it prepares to start operations in Australia. [Jason Del Rey / Recode]
Here’s how Marissa Mayer made $239 million — $900,000 a week — during her five years at Yahoo. After being sold for $4.5 billion to Verizon Communications, Yahoo and fellow internet pioneer AOL will be combined and operate under the name Oath; the deal is expected to close by the end of June. [Vindu Goel / The New York Times]
The high-tech world runs on free and collaborative open-source software, but the open-source development community remains startlingly white and male, even by the tech industry’s dismal standards. A randomly selected international survey of 5,500 open-source users found that only 3 percent identify as female. [Klint Finley / Wired]
Craig Newmark has been called a “newspaper killer”; the former IBM programmer and founder of Craigslist is now a fierce advocate trustworthy journalism, donating millions to mainstay journalism centers, and partnering with Facebook and other companies to address fake news. He’s also a big birdwatcher. [Alyssa Bereznak / The Ringer]
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