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July 22, 2018, 2:25 PM

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David Floyd / CoinDesk:
The amount of ether staked on Augur, a peer-to-peer protocol to create prediction markets from user-posed questions, grew to ~$1M and first bets paid out $20K  —  Augur, a decentralized platform for creating predictions markets, just hit a major milestone.  —  “The first markets …
Erin Heffernan / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
Uber, Lyft remove the driver that secretly live-streamed hundreds of rides on Twitch, after initially saying he did not violate Missouri law and keeping him on  —  EDITOR'S NOTE: This story was originally published Friday night.  It was updated 9:30 p.m. Saturday with a statement from Uber saying …
Li Tao / South China Morning Post:
Huawei executive says the company shipped 100M smartphones this year as of July 18 and is now aiming for shipments of 200M units by the end of 2018  —  Huawei has maintained fast growth momentum despite headwinds for broader industry shipments this year  —  Huawei Technologies …
Abdi Latif Dahir / Quartz:
After a nine-day strike, drivers sign a deal with five taxi-hailing services in Kenya, including Uber and Taxify, to improve compensation and working conditions  —  Ride-hailing car drivers in Kenya have signed a deal with their service providers and the government in the latest tussle over poor pay and growing local competition.
Marrian Zhou / CNET:
Venmo says user transaction history is public by default because it's fun to share info with friends and the option to go private is clearly marked in the app  —  If you haven't noticed, your Venmo transaction history is public by default.  Unless you change the settings, people can see when you buy things.
Catalin Cimpanu / BleepingComputer:
Android malware authors have been increasingly using “droppers”, which use a multiple-stage infection process, to sneak malicious apps into the Play Store  —  For the past year, Android malware authors have been increasingly relying on a solid trick for bypassing Google's security scans …
More: Mashable
Bloomberg:
Banks are increasingly looking to mobile-only offerings to grab market share among younger, lower-income consumers and to boost their presence in new cities  —  - U.S. Bancorp, JPMorgan among firms with mobile-only offerings  — Lenders are no longer bound by geography, an executive says

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