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September 26, 2019, 8:35 PM

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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 …
Andrew J. Hawkins / The Verge:
Major Nelson / Xbox Live's Major Nelson:
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  —  On Team Xbox, we put customer choice at the forefront of our decision making and regularly use community feedback to help guide the experiences we deliver to gamers.
Chris Welch / The Verge:
Tesla starts rolling out Software Version 10.0, featuring Smart Summon, a karaoke library, Spotify, Netflix, YouTube integration, and more  —  Plus a lot of improvements to other car features  —  Tesla has announced that version 10 of its in-car software has begun rolling out to Model S, Model X, and Model 3 owners.
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 …
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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Julia Alexander / The Verge:
YouTube says it will remove content that violates its guidelines regardless of who said it, including politicians, but will make exceptions depending on context  —  Context of videos is important, CEO says  —  YouTube will remove content from politicians using its platform if their content violates …
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.
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.
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Jay Peters / The Verge:
Logitech agrees to acquire Streamlabs, which makes the popular live streaming app Streamlabs OBS, for $89M cash; Streamlabs is used by 15M+ streamers  —  The hardware maker gets game live streaming software  —  Logitech has agreed to acquire Streamlabs, which makes the popular live streaming …
Dave Gershgorn / onezero.medium.com:
Rohit Prasad, VP and head scientist for Alexa, explains Alexa's new “Why did you do that?” feature, which gives users reason why it took a certain action  —  In an interview with OneZero, Amazon's chief Alexa scientist explains the voice assistant's complicated new feature
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:
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.
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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