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October 7, 2019, 2:40 AM

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Andreessen Horowitz:
The history of open source, as big VC raises and multi-billion dollar exits for open source software startups become normalized  —  Editor's Note: The open source software (OSS) movement has created some of our most important and widely used technologies, including operating systems, web browsers, and databases.
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 …
Julia Alexander / The Verge:
Report: Ninja's manager says he left Twitch for Mixer because Twitch's contract was too restrictive on outside brand deals, limiting growth beyond gaming  —  Manager says Twitch didn't respect their wishes  —  Tyler “Ninja” Blevins' surprising departure from Twitch came after months …
Ari Levy / CNBC:
Bill Gurley talks about his drive to persuade more tech startups to choose direct listings, instead of traditional bank-led IPOs, to enter public markets  —  - Gurley said he met with partners from 25 venture firms before his direct listings summit this week and they all signed on with their support.
Tripp Mickle / Wall Street Journal:
How Tim Cook is cultivating a relationship with Donald Trump and advocates for Apple's interests, while avoiding public backlash from employees and customers  —  Apple CEO advocates for his company's interests while avoiding a backlash from either employees or the president
Li Yuan / New York Times:
How China is using social media and films to stir patriotism and get communist party propaganda enthusiastically embraced by young people  —  Leveraging celebrities, the know-how of tech companies and images built for social media, the Communist Party can effectively stir patriotism among the youth.
Andrew Sheivachman / Skift:
Real estate data company CoStar Group has agreed to buy hotel data company STR for $450M in cash  —  Data and analytics are not just vital in the contemporary hospitality ecosystem but also big business.  CoStar's acquisition of STR shows the overlap between traditional commercial real estate and the global hotel market.
New York Times:
Sources: Trump's re-election campaign is the presidential campaign that Microsoft said was targeted by Iranian hackers  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Iranian hackers targeted President Trump's re-election campaign, two people with knowledge of the attacks said on Friday, in a sign of how cyberattacks …
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