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October 7, 2019, 11:35 AM

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Saritha Rai / Bloomberg:
Indian hotel-booking startup Oyo is raising $1.5B at a $10B valuation, of which $700M is from the founder Ritesh Agarwal, who plans to raise his stake to 30%  —  - 25-year-old founder will spend $700 million for new shares  — Existing investors such as SoftBank, Sequoia will add the rest
Thomas Ricker / The Verge:
Sonos launches Sonos Flex, a subscription service for renting its speakers, starting at €15 per month, currently available only in the Netherlands  —  Weird Flex, but ok  —  Sonos has quietly launched a new subscription service that lowers the initial barrier to taking home its costly connected speakers.
Carl Miller / BBC:
Taiwanese Wikipedia editors, who suspect the Chinese government is behind edits made to politically sensitive articles, are facing attacks and death threats  —  Ask Google or Siri: “What is Taiwan?”  —  “A state”, they will answer, “in East Asia”.  —  But earlier in September …
Sarah Gooding / WordPress Tavern:
Matt Mullenweg and Ruby on Rails' creator David Heinemeier Hansson discuss balance of power in open source projects, tradeoffs of growing WordPress market share  —  In what began as a heated conversation on Twitter, Automattic CEO Matt Mullenweg and Ruby on Rails creator …

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