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December 10, 2018, 12:15 AM

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Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Bird plans to raise at its current $2B valuation and Lime at $2B-3B, below their initial asks, amid tougher-than-expected business conditions  —  Shared electric-scooter companies Bird and Lime temper their valuation goals as they deal with vandalism and other growing pains
Kara Swisher / New York Times:
Huawei CFO's arrest at behest of US prompts fears of retaliatory arrests, amid a series of other worrisome US responses to strategic tech challenges from China  —  Tech executives worry China will turn to tit-for-tat arrests of Americans in response to the detention of Meng Wanzhou.
Kate Conger / New York Times:
Nikhilesh De / CoinDesk:
Coinbase adds Civic, district0x, Loom Network, and Decentraland to its Coinbase Pro trading platform and is considering 27 other tokens  —  UPDATE, 12/7/18 18:00 UTC: Four hours after announcing the list, Coinbase Pro said it was launching support for Civic, District0x, Loom Network and Decentraland's tokens.
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Facebook bans “implicit sexual solicitation”, “vague suggestive statements”, and sexualized slang, a disappointing sign of how FOSTA has changed the internet  —  Well, well.  As we've covered for a while now, FOSTA became law almost entirely because Facebook …
Owen Williams / Motherboard:
By putting Edge on Chromium and planning to invest in the engine, Microsoft is showing it is committed to the web as a platform for the future of apps  —  The move will allow deeper integration of Chromium and Chrome on Windows, which will lead to major improvements in performance and battery life.

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Zoho:
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