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March 1, 2018, 12:40 AM

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Dan Primack / Axios:
Spotify files with SEC for $1B direct listing, will use SPOT as stock symbol; reports 71M paid subs, up 46% YoY, $4.09B revenue in 2017, up from $2.95B in 2016  —  Music streaming giant Spotify today filed for a $1 billion IPO.  Axios had previously reported on the company's confidential filing, but the new paperwork is public.
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission:
Spotify Technology S.A. F-1 SEC filing for public listing on NYSE  —  This prospectus relates to the registration of the resale of up to of our ordinary shares by the registered shareholders identified in this prospectus ("Registered Shareholders").  Unlike an initial public offering …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Twitter begins rolling out its Bookmarks feature, which lets users privately save tweets to view later via a new share button, to all mobile users  —  Twitter today is publicly launching its “Bookmarks” feature, which has been in testing since late last year, following the company's HackWeek project dubbed #SaveForLater.
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Google brings Hangouts Chat, its Slack competitor, out of beta and adds it to G Suite with deeper integration with other Google and third-party tools  —  Hangouts Chat, Google's take on modern workplace communication, is now generally available and is becoming a core part of G Suite.
Paris Martineau / The Outline:
After removing some conspiracy and pro-gun videos and channels, YouTube says it will reinstate videos, which may have been removed in error by moderators  —  Looks like that whole “content moderation” thing wasn't a joke after all.  —  The Future  —  Looks like that whole “content moderation” thing wasn't a joke after all.
Hugh Langley / Wareable:
Leaked images and sources detail Fitbit's next smartwatch, set for spring launch, that will appeal to female market, have 50M water resistance, no GPS, more  —  Exclusive: A better design than the Ionic, but lacks GPS  —  On its latest investors call, Fitbit teased a brand new smartwatch …
Joe Rossignol / MacRumors:
Apple says it will let developers making apps for Watch Series 3 track ski and snowboard activities through APIs in watchOS 4.2  —  Apple has announced that skiers and snowboarders can use Apple Watch Series 3 to track their activities starting today.  —  Apple Watch apps snoww, Slopes …
Seema Mody / CNBC:
Genesis Global Trading launching digital currency lender Genesis Capital to allow investors to borrow bitcoin, ether, other cryptocurrencies for a fixed time  —  - “This will be the first time that institutional investors will get the opportunity to really borrow and hedge or short …

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