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July 16, 2018, 2:15 AM

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Jon Fingas / Engadget:
Following the latest Mueller indictments, Twitter bans DCLeaks and Guccifer 2.0 accounts, says it is reviewing company policies and expects to make updates soon  —  The US' indictment of Russian officers over the DNC hacks is having an effect... at least, on Twitter.
Matt Weinberger / Business Insider:
Online game creation platform Roblox, which is reportedly raising at a $2.4B valuation, says it's on track to more than double developer payouts to $70M in 2018  —  - Roblox, the video-game app that's wildly popular with younger players, is on track to pay out $70 million to its developers this year.
Catherine Shu / TechCrunch:
Headout, a mobile travel app for booking last-minute tours, activities, and tickets to local events, raises $10M Series A to grow from 21 to 100 cities globally  —  Imagine being in a new city with a few hours to kill, but no idea what to do.  Headout is a travel app that enables tourists …
The Guardian:
Lancaster University's Litcraft uses Minecraft to create accurate scale models of places from books like Treasure Island to promote reading among school kids  —  Ever wanted to explore Treasure Island or pretend to be Robinson Crusoe?  Minecraft is now being used to create an 'immersive experience …
Carole Cadwalladr / The Guardian:
Profile of UK Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham, who gave Facebook a £500K fine over Cambridge Analytica and is investigating data misuse during Brexit  —  With the publication of an interim report on her investigation into the Brexit referendum, the information commissioner …
eero:
eero plans to add WPA3 support in a future update.  —  We built eero hardware and software together to ensure that we can control and improve digital security.  We're excited about the security benefits WPA3 provides and will implement these new features to all eero networks through an eventual over-the-air software update.
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Joan E. Solsman / CNET:
Smule rebrands its Sing! Karaoke app, which lets users record music videos solo or as duets with other users or artists, to Smule, says the app has 50M MAUs  —  Smule wants everyone to know its name.  —  The company, a San Francisco-based startup named from a portmanteau of “sonic” and “mule,” runs a collection of music-related apps.

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eero:
eero plans to add WPA3 support in a future update.  —  We built eero hardware and software together to ensure that we can control and improve digital security.  We're excited about the security benefits WPA3 provides …
Wavefront by VMware:
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Zoho:
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TechCrunch Disrupt SF:
The Disrupt SF agenda is now live  —  TechCrunch is excited to announce one of our best lineups of startups, investors and industry experts at Disrupt SF (Sept 5-7).  Find out who you'll be able to see on stage!

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