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March 22, 2019, 6:45 PM

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Pinterest generated $756M in revenue and $63M net loss in 2018, compared to $473M in revenue and $130M million net loss in 2017, according to public IPO filing  —  Pinterest, the social bookmarking platform, on Friday filed for an IPO that should result in its shares being traded next month on the New York Stock Exchange.
Crunchbase News:
Pinterest S-1: in Q4 2018, company had $273.2M in revenue and $47M in profit, and had $628M in cash and equivalents at the end of last year  —  On the heels of Zoom's S-1 filing, social giant and San Francisco unicorn Pinterest publicly filed to go public.  The company's long walk …
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Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
OpenSignal: AT&T's “5G E” phones get average speeds of 28.8Mbps, compared to T-Mobile's 29.4Mbps and Verizon's 29.9Mbps which use similar 4G LTE-Advanced tech  —  AT&T's so-called “5G E” lost to Verizon and T-Mobile 4G in new speed tests.  —  AT&T's “5G E” service …
Oliver Darcy / CNN:
Twitter is inserting tweets into the feeds of users that do not follow the accounts which posted them, sometimes inadvertently amplifying extremist rhetoric  —  New York (CNN Business)Imagine opening up the Twitter app on your phone and scrolling through your feed.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai / Motherboard:
A consumer spyware vendor has left a server with 95K+ images and 25K+ audio recordings exposed, and has not fixed the leak yet, despite being warned weeks ago  —  A consumer spyware vendor left a lot of incredibly sensitive and private data, including intimate pictures and private call recordings …
Julia Arciga / The Daily Beast:
GoFundMe says fundraising campaigns promoting misinformation about vaccines violate its ToS and will be removed  —  Activists have raised more than $170,000 for their anti-science message.  —  Anti-vaxxers have long used GoFundMe to raise money to spread their dangerous message …
Ali Breland / Mother Jones:
Since the Christchurch shooting, Reddit's r/CringeAnarchy and r/The_Donald have hosted anti-Muslim hate speech justifying the attack and violence toward Muslims  —  And the platform doesn't seem to care.  —  Days after the tragic shootings at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand …
Julia Carrie Wong / The Guardian:
Court filing by DC AG: Facebook knew about Cambridge Analytica data misuse months before it was first reported; Facebook says it did not mislead about timeline  —  Company confirms suspicions of separate incident following Washington DC attorney general court filing
Natasha Mascarenhas / Crunchbase News:
Berlin-based Spark Networks to acquire San Francisco-based dating startup Zoosk for ~$255M  —  Coming off of acquisitions like Christian Mingle, JSwipe and Jdate, Berlin-based Spark Networks SE swiped right yesterday for a new dating company: Zoosk.  —  Spark Networks is planning …
Anand Murali / FactorDaily:
With the global market for AI data preparation expected to reach $1.2B by the end of 2023, India is emerging as a hub for data labelling and annotation work  —  Kumaramputhur is a tiny village some 45 km northwest of Palakkad in Kerala, home to some 3,500 families and probably not much bigger than an average Bengaluru suburb.
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Source: Apple has signed up Vox for its upcoming news subscription service; other Vox Media properties will not participate initially  —  Apple Inc. signed Vox to be part of an upcoming subscription service for newspaper and magazine readers, according to a person familiar with the matter …
Peter Kafka / Recode:

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