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August 16, 2017, 4:05 AM

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Sheila Dang / Reuters:
Crowdfunding sites including GoFundMe, Kickstarter, and Indiegogo disallow crowdfunding for Charlottesville murder suspect, with multiple campaigns halted  —  NEW YORK (Reuters) - Online fund-raising sites are turning their backs on activists looking to offer financial support for James Fields …
Casey Newton / The Verge:
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Mark Harris / IEEE Spectrum:
Texts between Travis Kalanick and Anthony Levandowski surface in Waymo-Uber court case, covering thoughts on Tesla, Otto acquisition, DMV probe, more  —  The epic court case between Waymo and Uber over self-driving car secrets took a tabloid turn last week, as Waymo's lawyers filed …
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Instagram gets threaded comments, and Facebook News Feed gets UI tweaks like bubble-style comments  —  Taking inspiration from line drawings, Reddit and Messenger, Facebook is overhauling the design of the News Feed to make it more legible, clickable and commentable.
Sonya Mann / Inc.com:
Source: Lyft spending ~$10 per new user, down from $70 in fall 2016; App Annie says Lyft's US app downloads grew 115% while Uber's grew only 25% YoY in Q1 2017  —  The smaller startup is acquiring customers at a lower cost and closing the gap of its big bad rival.  —  WRITE A COMMENT
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Katie Roof / TechCrunch:
Sources: MongoDB has filed confidentially for IPO, has submitted S-1, aims to go public before year end  —  MongoDB has filed confidentially for IPO, TechCrunch has learned.  The company has submitted an S-1 filing in the past few weeks and is aiming to go public before the end of the year.
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Microsoft acquires Cycle Computing, which makes software for orchestrating workloads in Azure, AWS, and Google clouds, will make future versions “Azure focused”  —  Microsoft is buying Cycle Computing, which develops software for orchestrating workloads in the Azure, Amazon and Google clouds, for an undisclosed amount.

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