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March 13, 2020, 9:50 AM

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CNN:
CNN investigation finds troll farms in Ghana and Nigeria exploited US racial tensions and have ties to Russia's IRA; Facebook and Twitter have removed accounts  —  Accra, Ghana (CNN)The Russian trolls are back — and once again trying to poison the political atmosphere in the United States ahead of this year's elections.
Karl Bode / VICE:
AT&T suspends broadband data caps for home internet customers in response to increased data needs during outbreak, 17 US senators ask large ISPs to follow suit  —  AT&T is the first major ISP to confirm that it will be suspending all broadband usage caps as millions of Americans bunker …
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft says its Build 2020 developer conference, planned for May 19 through May 21, will be a digital event due to COVID-19 concerns  —  Microsoft's Build developer event is no longer taking place in Seattle  —  Microsoft's Build developer conference is the latest tech event to be affected by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Apple confirms all 42 of its China stores will be open as of Friday after closing them in Feb. due to COVID-19, however, they will operate under reduced hours  —  Apple Inc. has reopened all 42 of its stores in China after it was forced to close them last month due to the coronavirus outbreak in the country.
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Reuters:
Catherine Shu / TechCrunch:
Bloomberg:
Source: Airbnb reported a loss of $276.4M in Q4 before COVID-19 hit, nearly doubling YoY from $143.7M; revenue was up 32% to $1.1B, and it has $2B+ in the bank  —  - Revenue rose 32% in the period, according to a person familiar  — Startup's plans to list on stock market could be at risk
Dave Lee / Financial Times:
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
After acquiring Code Barrel in Oct., Atlassian launches native no-code automation across Jira Cloud products with support for Slack, Microsoft Teams, and others  —  A few months ago, Atlassian acquired Code Barrel, the Sydney-based company behind the popular Automation for Jira low-code tool for …
Ari Levy / CNBC:
Slack reports Q4 revenue of $181.9M, up 49% YoY, beating expectations, but issues disappointing Q1 forecast; stock is down 17%+  —  - Slack shares plunged 20% on a disappointing forecast for the fiscal first quarter.  — The stock sank along with the broader market during regular trading on Thursday.
Will Oremus / OneZero :
As COVID-19 hastens the adoption of remote work tools, it deepens the divide between those who can and can't work remotely, and normalizes social distancing  —  How working from home could reshape society  —  8:45 each weekday morning, I drop off my 4-year-old at preschool, hug him goodbye, and drive back home.

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