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March 12, 2019, 12:25 PM

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Cristiano Lima / Politico:
Facebook pulled ads from Sen. Warren's campaign calling for the breakup of Facebook and other tech giants, citing policy violations, but is now restoring them  —  Facebook removed several ads placed by Sen. Elizabeth Warren's presidential campaign that called for the breakup of Facebook and other tech giants.
Ben Thompson / Stratechery:
Senator Warren's proposal would create massive new problems, have significant unintended consequences, and not address the issues she is concerned about  —  Senator Elizabeth Warren deserves credit: I have been writing about antitrust, particularly in the context of Aggregation Theory …
Zac Hall / 9to5Mac:
Apple announces a special event on March 25 at the Steve Jobs Theater where it is expected to announce a streaming video service and a news subscription service  —  The rumors were true: Apple will hold its next special event on March 25th at Steve Jobs Theater in Cupertino, California.
Bryan Menegus / Gizmodo:
Lawsuit claims Amit Singhal, a former Google and Uber exec, was offered a $45M exit package after resigning from Google following a sexual assault accusation  —  Following the revelations of a $90 million golden parachute to Andy Rubin, a former Google executive accused of sexually harassing a subordinate …
Bloomberg:
Byrne Hobart:
The Bay Area is no longer the best place to start tech companies, as rising housing costs push workers to join established companies with market salaries  —  California is hard to beat.  There are richer places with worse weather, there are (a few) nicer climates with worse economies …
Cameron Faulkner / The Verge:
Spotify Premium now includes a free subscription to Hulu's ad-supported plan; offer available to new and existing users in the US until June 10  —  This is the best deal in music streaming  —  Spotify Premium now includes a free subscription to Hulu's ad-supported plan.
USA Today:
A look at the emergence of Atlanta as the nation's black tech capital, where about 25% of tech workers were reported to be African American in 2016  —  ATLANTA — Over an iPad and a cup of tea, Marcus Blackwell Jr. is talking up his mobile app that uses music to help kids learn math.
Nat Levy / GeekWire:
F5 Networks, which offers cloud and security application services, to acquire rival NGINX, which powers some of the busiest websites in the world, for $670M  —  F5 Networks says it is acquiring NGINX, one of the most popular web servers on the internet today, for $670 million.
Paul Sawers / VentureBeat:
Web performance and security company Cloudflare raises $150M round led by Franklin Templeton ahead of a rumored IPO  —  Cloudflare, a web performance and security platform, has raised $150 million in a round of funding led by Franklin Templeton.  —  Founded in 2009, Cloudflare offers a range …

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