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The 3 new CEOs of Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile, Big Tech's quarterly earnings, and Zoom's misleading user numbers

Nilay, Dieter, and Paul discuss quarterly earnings from tech companies, the new CEOs of the three biggest mobile carriers, and how Trolls World Tour may be changing the movie theater business.

Stories discussed this week:

More than 1 million people in the US have tested positive for COVID-19

No one knows when the COVID-19 pandemic will end 

It’s impossible to count everyone with COVID-19

Elon Musk is dangerously wrong about the novel coronavirus

Elon Musk says shelter-in-place orders during COVID-19 are ‘fascist’ 

Americans are surprisingly open to letting their phones be used for coronavirus tracking

Apple and Google have begun testing their COVID-19 exposure notification API 

How a team of NASA engineers developed a ventilator for COVID-19 patients in just a month

Apple’s latest iOS beta makes it easier to unlock an iPhone while wearing a face mask

Zoom admits it doesn’t have 300 million users, corrects misleading claims

Google Meet video conferencing is now free for anybody

Messenger Rooms are Facebook’s answer to Zoom and Houseparty for the pandemic

Microsoft Teams jumps 70 percent to 75 million daily active users

Google Duo video calls are about to look a whole lot better

Facebook usage is surging, but the company warns it may be temporary

New DisplayPort spec enables 16K video over USB-C

AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson is stepping down, John Stankey to serve as new CEO

John Legere abruptly resigns from T-Mobile board of directors ‘to pursue other options’

Trolls World Tour made nearly $100 million without theaters, but theaters aren’t obsolete

AMC Theaters will no longer play Universal movies after Trolls World Tour’s on-demand Next year’s Oscars will allow streaming-only movies to qualify, but with heavy restrictionssuccess

Regal Cinemas warns Universal over Trolls World Tour skipping theaters 

WarnerMedia expands free HBO Max deal to HBO subscribers who pay through Apple’s services

Oppo Find X2 Pro review: supercar smartphone

Intel NUC 9 Extreme review: small size, big potential

Google Pixel Buds review: second time’s the charm

DJI’s new Mavic Air 2 has an upgraded camera and much longer flying time

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