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April 8, 2019, 11:50 AM

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Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Pinterest sets IPO price range at $15-$17 per share, valuing it at $11.3B at the top of the range, below its last valuation of $12.3B when it raised privately  —  After dropping its IPO filing two weeks ago, today Pinterest, the social media platform where people can discover and share ideas …
BBC:
UK whitepaper proposes “code of best practice” for how internet platforms should deal with harmful content, suggests expanding liability to tech company execs  —  Internet sites could be fined or blocked if they fail to tackle “online harms” such as terrorist propaganda and child abuse, under government plans.
Ron Miller / TechCrunch:
Klaviyo, a Boston-based email marketing firm founded in 2012 which says it has 12,000 customers, raises $150M Series B from Summit Partners  —  Klaviyo, a Boston-based email marketing firm founded in 2012, went about building its email marketing business the old fashioned way.
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Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
With Snap Kit, Snap moves on from being a “Camera company” and becomes a camera platform, enabling developers to embed, not copy, its best features  —  Evan Spiegel has finally found a way to fight back against Mark Zuckerberg's army of clones.  For 2.5 years, Snapchat foolishly tried …
Manish Singh / VentureBeat:
Upstart, a peer-to-peer lending platform which uses AI to make credit decisions and to eliminate fraud, raises $50M Series D, bringing the total raised to $160M  —  Upstart, a startup founded by ex-Googlers that uses AI to identify who should get a loan and of what size, said today it has raised $50 million.
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Eileen Yu / ZDNet:
Dropbox pays out $319,300 in bug bounties for a HackerOne event in Singapore that focused on the file sharing service and its subsidiary HelloSign  —  Cloud storage vendor forks out $319,300 in a one-day bug bounty programme that galvanised 45 HackerOne members in Singapore …
Sergiu Gatlan / BleepingComputer:
Microsoft changes the default removal policy for external storage like USB thumb drives in Windows 10 from “Better performance” to “Quick removal”  —  The default removal policy for external storage media was changed by Microsoft in Windows 10 version 1809 from …

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