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October 7, 2019, 12:20 PM

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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
Financial Times:
Sources: Apple has recently approached big music labels about bundling together Apple Music and Apple TV+ for one flat monthly fee  —  Apple's hopes of creating a super-bundle of media content for one flat monthly fee have run into early opposition, with some record labels nervous …
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 …
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.
Kyle Wiggers / VentureBeat:
Integration platform as a service provider and MuleSoft rival Celigo raises $20M Series B, says its Salesforce-NetSuite integration app is used by 1,000+ firms  —  Celigo, an eight-year-old integration platform-as-a-service (iPaaS) provider headquartered in San Francisco with satellite offices …

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