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July 30, 2018, 10:30 AM

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Bloomberg:
Sources: ARM has agreed to acquire US-based data analytics company Treasure Data for about $600M  —  - Treasure Data may fetch about $600 million in a sale  — Products are used by auto, retail and entertainment firms  —  ARM Holdings Plc, the British computer-chip designer owned …
Sean Gallagher / Ars Technica:
A deep look at Mueller's mid-July indictment of Russia's GRU officers and how they hacked the Clinton campaign, the DNC, and DCCC before the 2016 election  —  Latest Mueller indictment offers excruciating details to confirm known election pwnage.  —  In a press briefing just two weeks ago …
Wall Street Journal:
Facebook says it will shut down Partner Categories, an ad tool that allows advertisers to target users based on third-party data, by October 1 around the world  —  Advertisers warn of impact from closure of Facebook ad tool that integrates personal data from outside brokers
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Swift, parent company of esports organization Team SoloMid, raises $37M Series A led by Bessemer Venture Partners with Stephen Curry and others participating  —  Swift, the parent company of esports organization Team SoloMid, has raised $37 million in a first round of funding.
Ainsley Harris / Fast Company:
RaiseMe, a San Francisco-based startup that uses micro-scholarships to motivate students, raises $15M Series B to support expansion into community colleges  —  For many high school students, it's hard to feel motivated by the connection between getting an “A” in trigonometry and getting into college.
Raf Casert / Associated Press:
Belgian museums complain about Facebook rejecting ads with paintings of Flemish Masters like Rubens; company says it is reviewing its approach to nudity in art  —  BRUSSELS (AP) — For four centuries, the opulent, exuberant nudes of Peter Paul Rubens have been known to shock and delight in sometimes equal measure.

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