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October 19, 2017, 1:35 PM

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Elyse McAvoy / Lyft Blog:
Lyft says it has raised $1B, led by Alphabet's CapitalG, at an $11B post-money valuation  —  Today we're happy to announce CapitalG — Alphabet's growth investment fund — is leading a $1 billion financing round in Lyft.  This brings Lyft's post-money valuation to $11 billion.
Wall Street Journal:
Apple Watch customers in China no longer able to sign up for cellular service; analysts say change is likely due to government concerns over tracking users  —  BEIJING— Apple Inc. AAPL -0.44% has another headache in China: this time with its latest watch.  —  For the first time …
Kia Kokalitcheva / Axios:
Tony Fadell, co-founder and ex-CEO of Nest, launches Future Shape, an investment and advisory firm for startups in agriculture, robotics, transportation, more  —  Tony Fadell, a co-creator of Apple's iPod and the co-founder and ex-CEO of Nest, has revealed his next project …
Ashley Gold / Politico:
Nathan Ingraham / Engadget:
Sonos One review: the Alexa-enabled speaker has better sound than Google Home or original Echo, works with most music services, but setup process is complicated  —  When Sonos released the Play:5 speaker in late 2015, the Amazon Echo was still an unproven tech curiosity.
John Koblin / New York Times:
Nielsen announces it is providing Netflix viewer data to clients, based on audio recognition in 44K homes in US; Netflix disputes accuracy  —  In the five years since Netflix started streaming original series like the Emmy-winning “House of Cards” and “Master of None,” the shows …
Anita Balakrishnan / CNBC:
Verizon's Q3 earnings match estimates, with revenue of $31.72B and net addition of 603K postpaid customers  —  - Adjusted EPS: 98 cents a share, excluding items vs. 98 cents per share expected by a Thomson Reuters consensus estimate  — Net adds: 603,000 (486,000 smartphones) …
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook begins letting developers monetize Messenger's Instant Games with in-app purchases and video ads  —  Facebook is finally giving developers a reason to build games for Messenger while also opening a new revenue stream for the chat app.  After launching HTML5 ‘Instant Games’ inside Messenger …
 

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