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July 15, 2017, 1:10 PM

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Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
BetterWorks and CEO sued by ex-employee for alleged sexually suggestive assault  —  Beatrice Kim is suing her former employer, BetterWorks, and its CEO Kris Duggan for allegedly assaulting her in a sexual manner during a company retreat.  The lawsuit also implicates the performance management …
Brian Reigh / Android Authority:
Microsoft promises improvements after backlash over Skype's Snapchat-esque redesign on Android and iOS, to restore native sharing and the status icon  —  Ever since Microsoft radically redesigned Skype to look more like Snapchat, the video chatting app's rating has plummeted to an average of just 1 star in some regions.
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: dark web market AlphaBay shut down by law enforcement in US, Canada, and Thailand; one alleged operator found hanged in Thailand prison after arrest  —  Site allegedly sold counterfeit credit cards, illegal drugs  —  An online marketplace that sold illegal goods on the so-called Dark Web …
Matthew Hughes / The Next Web:
Facebook tests a built-in animated GIF creator in the camera section of its iOS app, which lets you add GIFs to your Facebook story or post them on your profile  —  No matter if you pronounce it Gif or Jif, I think we call all get behind the addition of a new GIF mode in the Facebook camera.
Stan Higgins / CoinDesk:
Tezos blockchain project raises $232M worth of bitcoin and ether in largest ICO to date  —  The Tezos blockchain project has completed its initial coin offering, or ICO, bringing in a record-smashing $232m-worth of bitcoin and ether.  —  At close, Tezos had netted 65,536 BTC …
Nina Xiang / China Money Network:
Chinese computer vision startup SenseTime completes multi-stage Series B after raising a total of $410M, says it is now valued at $1.47B  —  Chinese artificial intelligence start-up SenseTime has completed a US$410 million series B round, in what the company calls the largest private financing …

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Another day, another cyber security threat. eero keeps your network protected.  —  VPNFilter is the latest router-based malware and is estimated to affect over 500,000 consumer routers.
Zoho:
Planned maintenance of our US Data Center: July 7th, 2018 - 7:30 PM to 10:30 PM PST  —  We have planned a network infrastructure upgrade on our primary data center in the USA on July 7th, 2018 from 7:30 PM to 10:30 PM PST.

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