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September 27, 2019, 7:15 AM

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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:
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook to run a limited test hiding the public display of numbers of Likes, Reactions, and video views, 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.
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.
Nick Statt / The Verge:
AltStore is an alternative iOS App Store that works without a jailbreak, using a developer feature for sideloading test apps, and has its own Nintendo emulator  —  And anyone can download it, no jailbreak required  —  Riley Testut, an iOS app developer who has for years worked …
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.
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 …
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 …
Alex Kotch / Sludge:
Report: since May 2018, ~38 entities identified as “hate groups” by the SPLC have paid Facebook ~$1.6M to run sponsored ads, despite its anti-hate speech policy  —  Despite a company policy banning hate speech, the social media giant has taken in nearly $1.6 million from hate groups since mid-2018.
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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