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July 13, 2021, 12:25 PM

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Gaspard Sebag / Bloomberg:
France fines Google $593M for failing to comply with a 2020 order to negotiate in good faith with publishers for displaying article snippets in Google News  —  - Tech giant penalized for not agreeing deal with publishers  — Fine is the second biggest French antitrust penalty so far
Mikael Thalen / The Daily Dot:
Twitter confirms it inadvertently verified six “inauthentic” accounts, now suspended, after a user highlighted them  —  Six users with fake profile pics were seemingly verified less than one month after being created.  —  Questions have been raised over Twitter's verification process …
The Guardian:
London Met Police says it seized ~£180M in bitcoin while investigating international money laundering, after seizing £114M of cryptocurrencies last month  —  Seizure in London follows confiscation of £114m of the cryptocurrency in June  —  Metropolitan police detectives …
Catalin Cimpanu / The Record:
Google adds support for BIMI security standard for brands to Gmail, showing logos for verified users, as part of an effort to improve email-sender authenticity  —  Google has rolled out today support for the new Brand Indicators for Message Identification (BIMI) standard to all Gmail users …
Lawrence Abrams / BleepingComputer:
REvil's infrastructure and websites are offline, including its data leak sites, less than two weeks after attacking 1,500+ businesses with ransomware via Kaseya  —  The infrastructure and websites for the REvil ransomware operation have mysteriously gone offline as of last night.
NetBlocks:
In response to protests, NetBlocks says Cuba's state-run ISP has restricted social media and messaging apps, including Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp  —  Network data from NetBlocks confirm partial disruption to social media and messaging platforms in Cuba from 12 July 2021.
Julia Reinstein / BuzzFeed News:
Some Black and LGBTQ passengers say Uber and Lyft drivers refuse rides by falsely claiming they're maskless, a claim also used against drivers to get free rides  —  Black and LGBTQ passengers told BuzzFeed News they're being refused rides due to false claims they're not wearing masks.
Biz Carson / Protocol:
A look at the divergent investment strategies of SoftBank and Tiger Global, the largest funders of startups in 2021, amid growing competition between the firms  —  Nylas CEO Gleb Polyakov had been following the Silicon Valley playbook for raising money: meet with firms; deal with associates …
Jon Porter / The Verge:
YouTube says Shorts, which launched in India before expanding to 26 countries, will now be available in over 100 countries  —  The short-form video experience arrives in more than 100 countries  —  YouTube's TikTok competitor, YouTube Shorts, is now rolling out globally.
Mark Landler / New York Times:
After England's defeat in Euro 2020, Boris Johnson and others condemn racist abuse of players on social media, with some calling for tougher action by platforms  —  The social media bigotry, directed at three players who missed penalty kicks in the Euro 2020 final, was condemned by Prime Minister Boris Johnson and most everyone else.
Gartner:
Q2 2021: global PC shipments totaled 71.6M, up 4.6% YoY, following Q1's record 35.7% YoY growth; Lenovo holds 24.1% marketshare, followed by HP, Dell, and Apple  —  Growth Rate Slowed, Tempered by Impact of Ongoing Semiconductor Shortages  —  Worldwide PC shipments totaled 71.6 million units …
Ron Miller / TechCrunch:
Sourcegraph, which offers a universal code search tool, raises $125M Series D led by a16z at a $2.6B valuation, up 3x from its December valuation  —  Sourcegraph, a late stage startup that wants to bring the power of search to code, announced a $125 million Series D investment today …
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Pantheon, which offers SaaS tools for websites to manage marketing and revenue, raises $100M Series E from SoftBank Vision Fund at a $1B+ valuation  —  WebOps SaaS platform Pantheon, which started out as a Drupal and WordPress hosting service many years ago, today announced that it has raised …
Shuli Ren / Bloomberg:
How corporate accountants are grappling with companies holding cryptocurrencies on their balance sheets, as official GAAP guidelines don't exist  —  A company holding such digital assets can — for the most part — only write down their value.  It's unfair.  Just look at those risky startup investments.
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