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New York Times:
Sources: Airbnb seeking a new investment round at a valuation of around $30B, about a year after raising at a reported $24B valuation   —  Airbnb, which lets users list their homes and apartments for short-term rentals, is in talks for a new round of investment that would value the company …
Jun 28, 2016, 2:53 PMIn context
Michael J. de la Merced / New York Times:
Thrive Market, an online grocer where customers can pay $60/year for discounts, raises $111M, says it has 5M registered users and 300K paid members   —  Investors are betting that a start-up aiming to become the online equivalent of Costco for healthy foods can grow and blossom.
Jun 27, 2016, 8:20 PMIn context
Natasha Singer / New York Times:
Amazon unveils Inspire, an online education service for teachers, offering free lesson plans, teaching modules, and other digital resources   —  Just ahead of the back-to-school season, Amazon is making a major foray into the education technology market for primary and secondary schools …
Jun 27, 2016, 9:20 AMIn context
Mitch Smith / New York Times:
Case in Wisconsin spurs debate about the use of proprietary algorithms that calculate defendants' recidivism risk in sentencing   —  CHICAGO — When Eric L. Loomis was sentenced for eluding the police in La Crosse, Wis., the judge told him he presented a “high risk” to the community and handed down a six-year prison term.
Jun 26, 2016, 4:15 PMIn context
Jenna Wortham / New York Times:
A look at the ethical and logistical issues of preserving social media for future reference   —  A few years ago, the Brooklyn Museum put on a Keith Haring exhibition, with a focus on his early career.  There were videos of Haring at work, feverishly painting his way across an enormous scroll …
Jun 25, 2016, 7:20 AMIn context
Brooks Barnes / New York Times:
YouTube Red acquires its first big-budget Hollywood-produced series, based on dance drama Step Up from Lionsgate   —  LOS ANGELES — YouTube Red, the Google-owned paid streaming service, has acquired its first big-budget, Hollywood-produced television drama, moving it into more direct competition …
Jun 24, 2016, 3:30 PMIn context
Michael Corkery / New York Times:
Major US banks increasingly using fingerprints and eye/voice scans for passwords to avoid data breaches   —  The banking password may be about to expire — forever.  —  Some of the nation's largest banks, acknowledging that traditional passwords are either too cumbersome or no longer secure …
Jun 23, 2016, 6:25 AMIn context
David E. Sanger / New York Times:
FireEye report finds sharp drop-off in Chinese cyberattacks on US over past two years   —  WASHINGTON — Nine months after President Obama and President Xi Jinping of China agreed to a broad crackdown on cyberespionage aimed at curbing the theft of intellectual property …
Jun 22, 2016, 10:40 AMIn context
Joe Nocera / New York Times:
By creating a market for on-demand TV, Netflix spawned its own competitors and is struggling to survive, with a negative cash flow of nearly $1B   —  It helped to develop all the new ways we watch TV — on-demand, bingeing, mobile.  But the Silicon Valley company still has to keep reinventing itself.
Jun 19, 2016, 2:00 AMIn context
New York Times:
Months after DraftKings and FanDuel suspended operations, New York State lawmakers vote to legalize daily fantasy sports, pending Governor's signature   —  ALBANY — Months after being halted by the New York attorney general, daily fantasy sports won a major victory early Saturday as state lawmakers moved to legalize the online games.
Jun 18, 2016, 1:40 PMIn context

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Microsoft:
NASCAR levels the playing field, bringing the latest tech into an American tradition  —  NASCAR looks at different areas where it can eliminate manual or dated processes and take advantage of technology to build new data opportunities.
eero:
Why would a home WiFi system need its own, purpose-built OS?  —  How eero OS + a cloud-based, distributed service layer create a flexible, upgradeable, and extremely secure home networking platform.
Worldpay:
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Zoho:
Online Payments Made Simple - Zoho Partners with WePay  —  Since 2008, we've been helping businesses streamline their billing.  While online payments options have mushroomed, many small businesses have avoided …