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November 19, 2019, 3:00 PM

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Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Facebook says its F8 developer conference will take place on May 5-6 in San Jose  —  Facebook announced its plans for its F8 annual developer conference, which is where the company shows off its latest technology, apps and its vision for the future.  The company says the next event …
Ben Thompson / Stratechery:
Apple's integrated approach is fostering monopolistic behavior and has started to stifle innovation resulting in user-hostile keyboards and no NFC based apps  —  When I started Stratechery in 2013, the conventional wisdom was that modularized ecosystems were best.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Apple launches a dedicated mobile app for its developer community, replacing the existing WWDC app, with video resources, news, account management, and more  —  Apple today is introducing a new resource for the over 23 million registered members of its developer community, with the launch of a dedicated Apple Developer mobile app.
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Robert Hackett / Fortune:
Abnormal Security, a cloud email security startup aimed at combating fraud, raises $24M Series A led by Greylock Partners  —  In spring of 2017, Asheem Chandna was sitting in a meeting at the Silicon Valley offices of Greylock Partners, the venture capital firm where he works as an investor …
Garett Sloane / Ad Age:
Snap pledges $750,000 to its top AR creators in 2020, 3x its 2019 commitment; 600,000+ Lenses, used 15B+ times, have been created by Snapchat creators  —  At its annual Lens Fest, Snapchat displays the future of creating augmented reality for the platform  —  Snapchat is promising $750,000 …
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Janko Roettgers / Variety:
Patreon says it has paid out $1B+ to creators since its 2013 launch, up from $500M in Q4'18, has 4M+ members, up from 3M in Jan., and plans European expansion  —  Membership services startup Patreon has paid out over $1 billion to creators since its launch in 2013, the company announced Tuesday.
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