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November 30, 2021, 2:25 PM

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Jon Porter / The Verge:
UK's CMA orders Meta to sell Giphy, after finding the deal could harm rival platforms by denying access to GIFs, social media users, and UK advertisers  —  After its investigation found it could harm competition  —  The UK's competition regulator has officially ruled that Facebook parent …
Kris Holt / Engadget:
Twitter bans sharing private images and videos without consent, with exceptions for newsworthiness and public figures, and will remove content that users report  —  Twitter has expanded its private information policy to include media, banning users from sharing photos or videos of a private individual without their permission.
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Possible reasons Dorsey stepped down, including activist investors and disinterest in the role, and what to expect from Parag Agarwal, who has focused on crypto  —  Theories on why now, and what to expect from Parag Agrawal's Twitter  —  This story is part of a group of stories called
CNBC:
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey resigns, CTO Parag Agrawal takes over effective immediately; Dorsey to quit the board in 2022, Salesforce's Bret Taylor to become chair  —  Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey is stepping down as chief of the social media company, effective immediately.
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New York Times:
Profile of Twitter's new CEO Parag Agrawal, little known to the public and a Jack Dorsey confidant who has been involved in many big strategic initiatives  —  A longtime Twitter insider and a confidant of co-founder Jack Dorsey, Mr. Agrawal takes over as the social media company confronts various challenges.
Kurt Wagner / Bloomberg:
David Marcus, the co-creator of Diem who spent the last few years building the Novi wallet, is leaving Meta at the end of 2021 to pursue other projects  —  Marcus, who joined the tech giant in 2014, has struggled to get the Diem currency off the ground  —  David Marcus, one of the top executives …
Todd Bishop / GeekWire:
SEC filing: Satya Nadella last week sold half his Microsoft stock, worth over $285M, before Washington state implements its new capital gains tax on January 1  —  Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella sold half of his stake in the company in a series of transactions last week, divesting about 840,000 shares …
Charity L. Scott / Wall Street Journal:
Adobe: US consumers spent $7.1B online by 9PM ET on Cyber Monday, below expectations and down from $10.8B in 2020, as many shoppers returned to physical stores  —  Online retailers offered fewer discounts because of limited inventory, while more shoppers returned to stores
Sheelah Kolhatkar / New Yorker:
Profile of FTC Chair Lina Khan, as some longtime staffers worry she is underestimating the risks of pursuing aggressive antitrust cases that are likely to fail  —  As monopolies and other large companies gain increasing control of our daily lives, Khan is Joe Biden's pick to do something about it.
Mary Ann Azevedo / TechCrunch:
Fundbox, which offers lines of credit up to $150K to SMBs using AI to automate loan decisions, raises a $100M Series D at a $1.1B valuation  —  Fundbox, a company that offers loans to small businesses, announced today it has raised $100 million in a Series D round at a valuation of $1.1 billion.
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Aisha Malik / TechCrunch:
Developer productivity service Raycast, which helps manage SaaS tools, raises a $15M Series A led by Accel and Coatue  —  Developer-focused productivity tool Raycast has raised $15 million in Series A funding, led by Accel and Coatue.  Also participating in the round were angel investors Johnny Boufarhat …
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Kyt Dotson / SiliconANGLE:
Mainframe Industries, which develops cloud-native MMOs, raises a $23M Series B led by Andreessen Horowitz, bringing its total funding to $33.7M  —  Mainframe Industries, the startup behind the first cloud-native massively multiplayer online game, today announced it has raised $23 million in new funding led by Andreessen Horowitz.

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