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September 26, 2019, 5:35 PM

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Andrew J. Hawkins / The Verge:
Zack Whittaker / TechCrunch:
DoorDash confirms a data breach on May 4 affecting 4.9M customers, workers, and merchants, with last-four digits of payment cards, driver's license info stolen  —  DoorDash has confirmed a data breach.  —  The food delivery company said in a blog post Thursday that 4.9 million customers …
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Microsoft and Google announce Google Assistant support in English for the Xbox One in beta, with the ability to launch games, take screenshots, and more  —  Expanding Xbox Voice Capabilities with Google Assistant  —  This Week's Deals With Gold And Spotlight Sale Plus Publisher Sale
New York Times:
Report: Number of countries using political disinformation campaigns more than doubled to 70 since 2017; Facebook remains #1 social network for disinformation  —  In Vietnam, citizens were enlisted to post pro-government messages on their personal Facebook pages.
Catalin Cimpanu / ZDNet:
Cloudflare, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox add support for HTTP/3, the next major version of the HTTP protocol  —  Next iteration of the HTTP protocol starts making its way into production systems.  —  HTTP/3, the next major iteration of the HTTP protocol, is getting a big boost today …
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Bloomberg:
Peloton closes down 11% on its first day of trading, after raising $1.16B at a valuation of ~$8.1B  —  - Fitness startup opened at $27 after pricing shares at $29  — Disintegration of WeWork's IPO plans has rattled investors  —  Peloton Interactive Inc. fell as much nearly 15% Thursday …
Tiffany Hsu / New York Times:
Twitch updates its design, tied to an advertising campaign meant to emphasize that it is an all-purpose live-streaming platform, not just for gamers  —  Without video games, Twitch would not be what it is now: a live-streaming platform with millions of devoted viewers and broadcasters, some of them with tattoos of the company's logo.
Khari Johnson / VentureBeat:
Amazon announces a new line of Alexa-enabled wearables equipped with mics and speakers, including the $180 Echo Frames eye glasses and $130 Echo Loop ring  —  Amazon is rolling out a new line of wearables that work with Alexa today including the Echo Frames eyeglasses and the Echo Loop smart ring.
Chaim Gartenberg / The Verge:
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook to run a limited test hiding public like, reaction, and video view counts, first in Australia, starting tomorrow  —  If their post has lots of Likes, you feel jealous.  If your post doesn't get enough Likes, you feel embarassed.  And when you just chase Likes …
More: Engadget and CNET
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Beyond Pricing, which takes 1% of bookings to help homeowners optimize how much they charge each day on platforms like Airbnb, raises $42.5M Series A  —  Most people just guess how to price their vacation rental based on minimal research, or take platforms like Airbnb's suggestions that just want to maximize their own revenue.
Jeremy Horwitz / VentureBeat:
Oculus Quest will be updated in Nov. to be able to wire up directly to PCs, like the Rift, and in 2020 will get support for hand tracking, no controllers needed  —  Just before the annual VR/AR conference Oculus Connect 6, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg released a teaser video hinting …
Scott Stein / CNET:
David McLaughlin / Bloomberg:
Source: DOJ intends to investigate Facebook after prodding from AG William Barr; DOJ's case will focus on conduct that's separate from what the FTC is examining  —  - Facebook now target of two federal cases simultaneously  — FTC already has separate Facebook investigation underway
Natalie Gagliordi / ZDNet:
Dropbox starts rolling out Dropbox Spaces, shared team workspaces that connect things like files, tasks, and meetings, and other new features in its desktop app  —  Dropbox held its Work in Progress user conference on Wednesday where the company announced a host of new product experiences and features.
Kyle Wiggers / VentureBeat:
Gatsby, a California-based company developing an open source website and Progressive Web App generator, raises $15M Series A led by CRV  —  Gatsby, a Berkeley, California-based company developing an open source website and Progressive Web App (PWA) generator, today revealed that it's secured $15 million in series A funding led by CRV.
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