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March 24, 2019, 1:35 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).
Alfred Ng / CNET:
LA to limit scooter companies that don't share GPS data with the city to 30-day permit and 3K scooter fleet, while those that do can have fleets of up to 10.5K  —  Los Angeles is pumping the brakes on scooter companies that won't tell it what part of the city you're wheeling around.
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.
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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John Herrman / New York Times:
A profile of Citizen, a crime tracking app that notifies users in NYC, SF Bay Area, Baltimore, and LA when a crime or a major incident is reported near them  —  An app called Citizen promises “awareness” of nearby danger.  What it provides is more complicated.
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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