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October 20, 2017, 2:20 AM

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Dan Primack / Axios:
Online personal shopping startup Stitch Fix files for IPO, says it lost just under $1M on $977M in revenue for the year ending July 29, will trade on Nasdaq  —  Stitch Fix, a personal shopping subscription service founded by Katrina Lake, has filed for an initial public offering.
Lyft Blog:
Lyft says it has raised $1B, led by Alphabet's CapitalG, at an $11B post-money valuation; CapitalG partner David Lawee joins Lyft board  —  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.
Reuters:
Founders of company that owns Tezos code seek to oust head of the Swiss foundation set up to manage its $232M ICO, putting project at risk  —  Anna Irrera, Steve Stecklow, Brenna Hughes Neghaiwi  —  ZUG, Switzerland/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Just three months ago, a tech project called Tezos …
Peter Kafka / Recode:
Sources: Facebook's news subscription tool is delayed on iOS over Apple's 30% App Store cut; the tool will roll out on Android phones over coming weeks  —  The problem: Apple's 30 percent tax.  —  Facebook's effort to help media companies sell subscriptions has hit a snag: Apple.
Duncan Riley / SiliconANGLE:
Intel and Amazon partner to release a new development kit enabling Alexa voice-control capabilities in third-party smart home devices  —  Intel Corp. and Amazon.com Inc. said Thursday they're teaming up to deliver a new development kit that allows developers to embed Amazon's Alexa voice-control capabilities …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Google Play rolls out “Try It Now” button for Android Instant Apps, updates Editor's Choice section and Play Console  —  Google today is announcing a number of changes to its Google Play app store, the most notable being a new way to try apps immediately without having to first install them on your mobile device.
Laura Hazard Owen / Nieman Lab:
Pew survey of 1,116 technologists and other experts: consensus that current environment is conducive to misinfo; 51% say things won't improve over next decade  —  It can be nice to hear from experts (even the so-called experts) how things are going to shake out.
Tony Romm / Recode:
Senate bill on political ads, called the Honest Ads Act, would regulate web firms with 50M+ annual visitors, require copies of ads and info on $500+/year buyers  —  An early look at the Honest Ads Act by Sens. Mark Warner, Amy Klobuchar and John McCain  —  A trio of top Senate lawmakers …
Wall Street Journal:
How Amazon uses an in-house team of specialists to gain incentives from local and state governments for building projects, including its second headquarters  —  Cities and states woo e-commerce giant to house its second headquarters; request for proposals closes Thursday
Katie Roof / TechCrunch:
MongoDB closes up 34% on its first day of trading on the Nasdaq, at a market cap of around $1.6B, after raising $192M in its IPO  —  New York-based MongoDB went public on the Nasdaq on Thursday, finishing the day at $32.07, up 34 percent above its IPO price of $24.
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