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September 30, 2019, 11:10 AM

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Wall Street Journal:
Sources: House investigators asked Google about plans to implement DNS-over-HTTPS in Chrome; ISPs fear the protocol will prevent them from tracking user data  —  New standard could alter web's competitive landscape, cable and wireless companies say  —  Congressional antitrust investigators …
Fred Wilson / AVC:
A VC narrative that software-enabled companies like Uber should be valued at 10x+ revenue is falling apart but is still valid for startups with margins of 75%+  —  Dan Primack wrote in his friday newsletter: … While all of this is true, I think it is a lot simpler than that.
New York Times:
A look at how tech firms and government keep failing to curb the sharing of child sexual abuse images, long after the PROTECT our Children Act was passed in '08  —  Online predators create and share the illegal material, which is increasingly cloaked by technology.
Faiz Siddiqui / Washington Post:
A look at the fast declining morale at Uber amid budget cuts for basic amenities, mass layoffs, and a 30% decline in stock price since its IPO  —  Uber's CEO told staff: “We need to ship more quickly and operate more effectively and efficiently than we are today.”
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Facebook is planning to pay only some of the 200 publishers that will be featured in its news tab, which is set to launch as soon as the end of October  —  Social-media giant plans to pay about a quarter of news organizations whose content will be featured
Bloomberg:
Sources: Venezuela is evaluating if it can count cryptocurrencies, like bitcoin it may have received from oil sales, toward the country's international reserves  —  - Central bank to decide if crypto can count as foreign reserves  — Government hampered by sanctions that limit access to dollars
Annie Palmer / CNBC:
Verizon to acquire the software and technology assets of VR startup Jaunt XR, which raised $100M in funding from Disney, GV, and others; Jaunt is pivoting to AR  —  - The start-up develops tools that enable brands and consumers to make high-quality VR content, among other things.

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