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March 12, 2019, 9:50 AM

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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.
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.
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.
David McCabe / Axios:
Source: Amazon will no longer tell third-party sellers that they can't sell the same goods for a lower price on another site  —  Amazon will no longer tell third-party merchants that sell products on its platform that they cannot offer the same goods for a lower price on another website …
Bloomberg:
Lawsuit claims Larry Page didn't get board approval and personally approved a $150M stock grant to Andy Rubin despite sexual harassment allegations  —  - Company co-founder bypassed board, revised investor suit says  — Tech giant accused of covering up executive sexual misconduct
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
twttr, Twitter's beta app to test new ideas, is launching today for some English and Japanese users on iOS, starting with a new design that color-codes replies  —  Twitter's new prototype application is rolling out to the first group of testers starting today, the company announced this afternoon by way of a tweet.
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 …
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.
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.
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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