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July 30, 2018, 3:53 PM

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Jordan Crook / TechCrunch:
Twitter finishes its review of proposals for improving the health of discourse on the platform and is working with two academic teams on echo chambers, more  —  Twitter is partnering with two groups of academic researchers to figure out how to measure the health of conversations happening on the platform.
David McCabe / Axios:
Policy paper from Sen. Warner lays out 20 ways to address issues posed by big tech platforms, from putting a price on users' data to mimicking GDPR rules  —  In a policy paper obtained by Axios, Sen. Mark Warner's office laid out 20 different paths to address problems posed by Big Tech platforms …
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai / Motherboard:
Court docs: CA police have arrested a college student who allegedly was a member of OGUSERS and stole $5M+ worth of cryptocurrency by SIM swapping ~40 people  —  California authorities say a 20-year-old college student *hijacked* more than 40 phone numbers and stole $5 million …
Polina Marinova / Fortune:
Source: Bitmain plans to file for an IPO soon; the company booked $1.1B in net profits in Q1 2018 and is raising new funding that would value it at ~$14B  —  The co-CEO of Bitmain Technologies, the world's largest cryptocurrency mining company, recently revealed plans to conduct …
Steve O'Hear / TechCrunch:
Berlin-based Grover, which wants to be the Netflix for gadgets by offering subscribers rentals of the latest consumer tech, raises €37M Series A  —  Grover, the Berlin-based startup that offers “pay-as-you-go” subscriptions to the latest consumer tech as an alternative to owning products outright …
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.
Ron Miller / TechCrunch:
Serverless, Inc. raises $10M Series A led by Lightspeed Ventures to improve its developer platform for managing and deploying serverless code  —  Serverless, Inc came to the serverless game early, creating an open source framework for developers back in 2015.

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