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March 24, 2019, 4:35 AM

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Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Source: Apple's planned game subscription service for iOS will only include paid titles, not freemium ones, and will pay developers based on user play time  —  - Devices take a back seat to video, news, gaming subscriptions  — Company tries biggest strategy change since the iPhone in 2007
Ashley Rodriguez / Quartz:
Ashley Rodriguez / Quartz:
Pinterest had 250M MAUs in 2018, two thirds of them female; avg. US user generated $9.04, up 47% YoY, while avg. international user generated $0.25, up 22% YoY  —  Pinterest revealed a trove of data about its more than 250 million monthly active users in an IPO filing on Friday (March 22).
Tom Warren / The Verge:
A look at an early version of Microsoft's new Chromium-powered Edge browser  —  This could be your new default browser on Windows  —  Microsoft is rebuilding its Edge browser on Chromium.  The software maker has been testing versions of this browser internally at Microsoft …
Ron Miller / TechCrunch:
Iterable, a startup that helps companies build marketing campaigns, raises $50M Series C to expand cross-channel marketing platform  —  Iterable, a startup that helps companies build complex marketing campaigns across channels to reduce churn and increase usage, announced a $50 million Series C round today.
Stephen O'Grady / Redmonk:
A Redmonk study, combining GitHub and Stack Overflow data, finds TypeScript, Kotlin, and Julia usage is up, while Go, R, Scala, Clojure, Groovy usage is down  —  This iteration of the RedMonk Programming Language Rankings is brought to you by IBM.  From Java to Node.js, IBM remains at the forefront of open source innovation.
New York Times:
A look at the battle between hacking tool vendors such as NSO Group and UAE-based DarkMatter as they compete for business from authoritarian governments  —  Sophisticated surveillance, once the domain of world powers, is increasingly available on the private market.
Kyle Wiggers / VentureBeat:
New York-based Jitjatjo, an on-demand staffing marketplace that matches service and hospitality businesses with temp workers, announces $11M Series A  —  It's not easy finding quality workers in a pinch, particularly if you're in the service and hospitality industry.
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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.

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