Nearly a entertain of Tesla’s Model 3 reservation deposits in a U.S. have apparently been refunded, maybe to extended prolongation delays. Tesla began usurpation $1,000 deposits dual years ago, with a expectancy that business would approaching accept their vehicles in 2018; hundreds of thousands of people have indifferent one. But as of a finish of April, some 23 percent of all Model 3 deposits in a U.S. had been refunded. At Tesla’s annual assembly today, CEO and authority Elon Musk will face shareholder votes on dual issues: One to quell Musk’s energy and another opposite 3 directors. [Rani Molla / Recode]
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As expected, day one of Apple’s WWDC was some-more about improvements and refinements than headline-grabbing hardware launches. You can watch Tim Cook’s full keynote here; and here’s everything onstage that mattered, from numbers on Apple’s fast-growing Services business, to a available-this-fall iOS 12 and macOS Mojave updates, to FaceTime, that now supports 32 coexisting participants and Animoji and imitation filters. Apple’s genuine importance appears to be on a AR efforts and a Siri digital voice assistant, that some see as losing belligerent to Alexa and Cortana, and maybe should be baked into all Apple makes. [Dan Frommer / Recode]
During a WWDC keynote, Apple took another appropriate during Facebook and a information practices when it rolled out an refurbish to a Safari browser that would cut off Facebook, Google and other third-party websites and services from collecting your browsing information but your permission. Facebook shaped data-sharing partnerships with Apple, Amazon, Samsung and dozens of other device makers, giving them deeper entrance to users’ personal info than formerly famous and lifting new concerns about a remoteness protections. [Kurt Wagner / Recode]
Starbucks owner Howard Schultz is timid as executive authority of a tellurian coffee giant. The 64-year-old socially unwavering businessman incited a internal Seattle coffee sequence into a sell icon, with some-more than 28,000 stores in 77 countries. Schultz’s preference will approaching stoke conjecture that he is deliberation a run for boss as a Democrat in 2020; he has turn increasingly outspoken on domestic issues, including criticizing President Trump final year as “a boss that is formulating episodic disharmony each day.” [Andrew Ross Sorkin / The New York Times]
You’re not going to be means to review Michael Lewis’s subsequent book. But we can listen to it. The best-selling author is partial of a flourishing organisation of A-list writers bypassing imitation and releasing audiobook originals; while e-book sales have depressed and imitation has remained anemic, publishers’ income for downloaded audio has scarcely tripled in a final 5 years. [Alexandra Alter / The New York Times]
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