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1. Facebook reserves $ 3B for FTC, but keeps growing with 2.38B users in Q1
A massive penalty hangs over Facebook's head, but it otherwise had a very strong Q1 earnings report. The company reached 2.38 billion monthly users, up 2.5 percent from the previous quarter, and pulled $ 15.08 billion in revenue.
Facebook recorded earnings per share lower than expected, but that's because it set $ 3 billion to cover The potential of FTC is that it's still resolving.
2. Scientists pull speech directly from the brain
In a feat that could unlock the possibility of speech for people with severe medical conditions, scientists have successfully recreated the speech of healthy subjects by tapping directly into their brains. Verizon announces 20 5G markets for 201
Verizon (which owns TechCrunch) just revealed one-two punch: opening up preorders for the Galaxy S10 5G and announcing a list of 20 cities that will be getting the technology before year's end.
4. Microsoft beats expectations with $ 30.6B in revenue as Azure's growth continues Microsoft Azure had a pretty good quarter, with revenue growing 73 percent. That's a bit lower than last quarter's results, but only by a fraction.
5. Slack to extend collaboration to people who don't want to give up email
The company announced a new email and calendar bridge that enables team members who might not have made the leap to Slack to be kept in the loop.  6th NASA and FEMA are contingency planning for a potential asteroid Armageddon
Alongside international partners, NASA's Planetary Defense Coordination Office will participate in a "tabletop exercise" that will simulate a scenario for how to respond to an asteroid on an impact trajectory with Earth.
7th How to source hard-to-fill programming positions
Zack Burt's recruiting strategy is surprisingly simple, and boils down to optimizing various segments of the sourcing funnel: awareness, page views and application submits. (Extra Crunch membership required.)