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Nicholas Megaw / Financial Times:
Alfa, a UK-based financial software provider, closed up 30% on its first day of trading Friday, after raising £254M in what was UK's biggest tech IPO since 2015   —  Stock market capitalisation of financial software group rises to more than £1bn  —  Read next
May 29, 2017, 4:55 AMIn context
Beth Rigby / Sky News:
G7 leaders back Theresa May's call for internet firms including Google, Twitter, and Facebook to step up efforts against extremist content   —  Theresa May secured support from fellow G7 leaders on tackle extremists online and stop foreign fighters returning to the UK and Europe …
May 26, 2017, 8:55 PMIn context
David McCabe / Axios:
As Section 702 of FISA comes up for renewal, 30+ tech companies including Google, Snap, Uber, Facebook, Microsoft, and Amazon push for surveillance reform   —  Major tech companies including Facebook, Google and Snap are asking for reforms to a key government surveillance program, according to a letter obtained by Axios.
May 26, 2017, 2:13 PMIn context
Leena Rao / Fortune:
Change.org raises $30M led by LinkedIn's Reid Hoffman; Sam Altman and Bill Gates invest too   —  In 2006, newly minted Stanford grad Ben Rattray sat at a Starbucks in Silicon Valley, pitching LinkedIn founder and early Facebook investor Reid Hoffman to fund his idea for a political website.
May 26, 2017, 12:20 PMIn context
Marty Swant / Adweek:
Kik announces Kin, its own cryptocurrency built on top of the Ethereum network, which will be used as the app's primary transaction currency   —  It gives marketers an alternative to Google and Facebook  —  With hopes of boosting user and brand engagement while also decentralizing …
May 25, 2017, 2:25 PMIn context
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Facebook's Instant Articles to begin supporting Google AMP and Apple News format, after several publishers pulled out of the platform due to poor ad revenue   —  One of the problems publishers face today in making their content more readable on mobile devices is that there are multiple, competing formats available for this purpose.
May 25, 2017, 12:25 PMIn context
Jessica Toonkel / Reuters:
Sources: Facebook signs deals with Vox, BuzzFeed, others for video content, paying up to $250K/episode for longer shows it will own, $10-35K for shorter shows   —  Facebook Inc (FB.O) has signed deals with millennial-focused news and entertainment creators Vox Media, BuzzFeed, ATTN …
May 24, 2017, 4:10 PMIn context
Facebook:
Facebook redesigns Trending Topics pages to make it easier for users to discover alternate news sources, rolling out first to iPhone users in US   —  Redesigned Trending Results Page  —  Starting today, we're introducing a redesigned Trending results page, which is the page you see when you click …
May 24, 2017, 1:35 PMIn context
Jack Marshall / Wall Street Journal:
Facebook is testing a new product, Audience Direct, which it says helps publishers target ads with 90% accuracy; early partners include ESPN   —  ‘Audience Direct’ will streamline buying process that has been labor-intensive  —  Facebook FB -.11% is testing a new tool designed …
May 24, 2017, 10:50 AMIn context
Lucas Matney / TechCrunch:
Facebook debuts new group features for Live, including Live With, letting users stream side-by-side, and Live Chat with Friends private chatrooms   —  Facebook Live might be about bringing the entire community together around events, but sometimes you just want to know the reactions of your buddies.
May 23, 2017, 2:35 PMIn context

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