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August 26, 2018, 11:55 PM

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Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
A look at IGTV's struggles and slow growth two months after launch as Instagram and content creators try to figure out how to make the longer video format work  —  ‘Everything great starts small,’ says CEO  —  Instagram has never truly failed at anything, but judging by modest initial view counts …
Jon Russell / TechCrunch:
Didi suspends its Hitch carpooling service in China after a driver allegedly raped and killed a carpooling passenger, the second such incident in 2018  —  Chinese ride-hailing firm Didi Chuxing, the $60 billion-valued company that bought out Uber's China business, has suspended its carpooling service …
CNN:
Multiple fatalities reported in a mass shooting during a Madden NFL gaming tournament in Jacksonville, Florida  —  (CNN)The sheriff's office in Jacksonville, Florida, said there was a mass shooting at a downtown marketplace on Sunday and urged people to stay far away from the area.
Isobel Koshiw / The Verge:
Sources detail a Ukraine-based hacking scheme that stole press releases from three US newswires over at least five years and made $100M+ via insider trading  —  At a Kiev nightclub in the spring of 2012, 24-year-old Ivan Turchynov made a fateful drunken boast to some fellow hackers.
More: Infosecurity.USTweets: @markborkowski
Joan E. Solsman / CNET:
How women, including Campbell Brown and Alex Hardiman, are commanding Facebook's efforts to foster more legitimate news reporting  —  At Facebook, where men outnumber women almost two to one, the future of news is female.  —  Alex Hardiman speaks softly.  Leading a team meeting …
Muyao Shen / CoinDesk:
WeChat and Alipay ban cryptocurrency-related transactions on their payment platforms  —  Chinese mobile payment platforms WeChat Pay and Alipay are scrambling to keep up with regulators after recent announcements regarding initial coin offerings (ICOs) and cryptocurrencies.
Patricia Hernandez / The Verge:
The YouTube stream for the Logan Paul vs. KSI fight had ~773K viewers, at $10/view, but 1M+ people watched unofficial streams of the fight on Twitch at its peak  —  Most people didn't pay for the biggest event on YouTube  —  After months of hype, YouTube superstars Logan Paul …
Anton Shilov / AnandTech:
AMD wins patent infringement case against chipmaker Sigma Designs and Vizio, which has been ordered by USITC to cease imports of some TV models  —  AMD has won a round in its legal battle against makers of TVs at the United States International Trade Commission (US ITC).
More: Engadget
Ian Bogost / The Atlantic:
Businesses have been collecting, selling, and reusing personal data for decades; Google and Facebook only made the process more visible via better ad targeting  —  Google and Facebook are easy scapegoats, but companies have been collecting, selling, and reusing your personal data for decades …

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