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November 17, 2017, 12:45 PM
 

November 17, 2017

12:35 PM  •
Anthony D'Alessandro / Deadline:  MoviePass launches a one-year subscription plan for $89.95
12:15 PM  •
Tom Turula / Business Insider:  Spotify announces it has acquired Soundtrap, a collaborative online music recording startup, reportedly for at least $30M
12:00 PM  •
Michael Potuck / 9to5Mac:  KGI: 2018 iPhones will feature faster pre-5G baseband chips from Intel and Qualcomm, with 70%-80% of chips coming from Intel
11:27 AM  •
Brian Heater / TechCrunch:  Apple says it is delaying HomePod release from December to early 2018
11:22 AM  •
Reuters:  Broadcom says it has closed its acquisition of network gear maker Brocade Communications
11:08 AM  •
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:  Twitter confirms it is testing a feature that will make it easier to publish tweetstorms
10:55 AM  •
Jeff Gitlen / LendEDU:  Online survey of 564 US Bitcoin owners: 16% plan to hold investment for less than a year, 67% haven't sold any, 36% don't plan on reporting purchase to the IRS
7:00 AM  •
Antonio Scandurra / The GitHub Blog:  Github introduces Teletype for Atom in beta, a feature for letting developers collaborate on code in real time in its Atom text editor
2:35 AM  •
Liz Hunt / The Keyword:  Google introduces new views in Maps for driving, navigation, and transit to better highlight relevant information, new colors and icons for places of interest
12:20 AM  •
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:  FCC votes 3-2 to scale back the federal Lifeline program that gives low-income households a $9.25/month subsidy to buy Internet or phone service

November 16, 2017

11:45 PM  •
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:  Google announces general availability of its free chatbot analytics platform Chatbase
10:45 PM  •
Lauren Hirsch / CNBC:  Online personal shopping startup Stitch Fix raises $120M in downsized IPO listing, pricing 8M shares at $15 apiece, below expected 10M shares at $18-$20
9:55 PM  •
Tom Krazit / GeekWire:  AWS releases ONNX-MXNet, giving its support to the Open Neural Network Exchange introduced by Microsoft and Facebook earlier this year
8:25 PM  •
Jason Del Rey / Recode:  Williams-Sonoma acquires AR 3D imaging startup Outward for $112M in cash
7:50 PM  •
Casey Newton / The Verge:  Twitter says it will monitor verified users' offline behavior and remove verification badges if behavior is inconsistent with its rules
7:40 PM  •
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:  Airbnb acquired adtech startup AdBasis on Nov. 13; AdBasis will be available to customers until Feb. 2018 and team will be brought into Airbnb
6:55 PM  •
Sean Illing / Vox:  New study finds China uses “cheerleading”, or flooding the internet with positive news in order to eclipse bad news, as a method to manipulate its population
5:55 PM  •
Todd Spangler / Variety:  Report: Mashable has agreed to sell itself to Ziff Davis for around $50M, a fraction of the site's $250M valuation less than two years ago
5:30 PM  •
Stan Higgins / CoinDesk:  Coinbase announces Custody, a digital asset storage service for institutional clients with a minimum of $10M in deposits; early access product launching in 2018
5:05 PM  •
Juli Clover / MacRumors:  Apple Releases iOS 11.1.2 With Fix for Unresponsive iPhone X Display in Cold Temperatures
4:46 PM  •
Megan Rose Dickey / TechCrunch:  Apple VP of diversity and inclusion Denise Young Smith is leaving; Christie Smith, who spent 17 years as a principal at Deloitte, will be taking over
4:25 PM  •
Nick Statt / The Verge:  Google says it will require close content parity between AMP and original pages beginning February 2018 to discourage publishers from using AMP pages as teasers
3:30 PM  •
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:  Facebook rebrands Mentions, which was only available for verified accounts, as Creator app, opens it to all; app available on iOS now, and Android within months
2:50 PM  •
Molly Sauter / The Outline:  A look at HQ Trivia, a twice daily live gameshow app that around 90K people play at once for the chance to win money
2:05 PM  •
Blair Hanley Frank / VentureBeat:  Atomist raises $22M Series A from Accel and Matrix Partners and launches out of stealth to help developers automate repository creation and code deployment
1:50 PM  •
Andrew Nusca / Fortune:  Profile of Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang, who cofounded the firm and has maintained its 70% share of the GPU market as competition and demand explode, driven by AI
1:35 PM  •
Nick Wingfield / New York Times:  US states are increasingly seeking lost tax revenue from Amazon merchants' sales, which Amazon has left up to merchants to pay
1:15 PM  •
Paul Sawers / VentureBeat:  Vimeo adds support for HDR videos for all users, a year after YouTube added the same feature
1:00 PM  •
Andy Greenberg / Wired:  Researchers find flaw in Amazon Key that lets any computer in WiFi range freeze and disable Cloud Cam; Amazon says a fix is coming later this week
12:55 PM  •
Khari Johnson / VentureBeat:  Lyft says it has hired 12 of 15 employees of Kamcord's livestream startup to work on its service; Kamcord says it will sunset its service
12:50 PM  •
David Ruddock / Android Police:  Pixel Buds review: gestures and Assistant work well, quick pairing is good when it works, but Translate is janky, subpar comfort, lifeless audio, it's expensive
12:30 PM  •
Biz Carson / Forbes:  Airbnb acquires Accomable, dubbed “Airbnb for disabled people”, as it seeks to improve disability access
12:25 PM  •
Chris Velazco / Engadget:  OnePlus unveils 5T: 6" 1080x2160 AMOLED display, Snapdragon 835, 8GB RAM, Android 7.1, 3,300mAh battery, 16/20MP rear cameras; ships Nov. 21 at $499 for 64GB
12:05 PM  •
Ryan Browne / CNBC:  American Express and Santander partner with blockchain startup Ripple to ease US-UK money transfers using Ripple's platform
11:55 AM  •
Jeremy Kahn / Bloomberg:  TransferWise says revenue for year ending March 2017 reached £67M, up from £28M YoY, as 2017 loss narrows to £56K, down from £17M YoY
11:40 AM  •
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:  Kaspersky Labs releases a more detailed report on how it obtained NSA-linked Equation Group source code in 2014
11:15 AM  •
Nathan Ingraham / Engadget:  Baidu launches colorful smart speaker co-designed with Teenage Engineering, launching only in China, available next month for ~$256
9:10 AM  •
Tom Warren / The Verge:  Surface Book 2 review: powerful, great keyboard and trackpad, Xbox Wireless support, but power supply isn't enough for gaming and no Thunderbolt 3 support
8:55 AM  •
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:  UnitedMasters, which helps artists distribute music on streaming platforms and advertise to fans, raised $70M Series A led by Alphabet; Ben Horowitz joins board
8:30 AM  •
Laura Hazard Owen / Nieman Lab:  Facebook, Google, Bing, Twitter to start incorporating “Trust Indicators” into their products as some news outlets begin displaying tags from The Trust Project
6:35 AM  •
Jeremy Kahn / Bloomberg:  Profile of UK government's annual Cyber Security Challenge that tests contestants' abilities during cyberwar simulations and is used by companies to hire staff

November 15, 2017

10:45 PM  •
Julia Reda:  New measure passed by EU Parliament would let consumer protection authorities order any third party to block access to websites without judicial authorization
9:55 PM  •
David Shepardson / Reuters:  Sources: FCC's Ajit Pai expected to roll out details on reversing net neutrality next week, seeking a final vote on the plan Dec. 14
8:35 PM  •
Aaron Stanley / CoinDesk:  Class action suit filed against Tezos founders alleges they sold unregistered securities at ICO, weeks after another suit alleged violation of US securities law
7:50 PM  •
David Pierce / Wired:  Google Pixel Buds review: great sound, but Assistant only works on Android, Translate is only available to Pixel owners, and pairing via case sometimes fails
7:40 PM  •
CNBC:  Rider in California sues Uber, claiming it did not take sufficient measures to protect her from a driver who was charged after allegedly raping her
6:05 PM  •
Casey Newton / The Verge:  Twitter says users can now have verified status revoked, unveils new guidelines for verified accounts as it works on authentication and verification program
5:25 PM  •
Ashley Rodriguez / Quartz:  Netflix survey of 37K adults globally: 67% of customers watch on mobile devices in public, 26% watch at work, ~45% have caught others spying on their screens
4:43 PM  •
Becky Peterson / Business Insider:  Cisco reports Q1 revenue of $12.14B, down 2% YoY, beating $12.11B estimate, as net income grows 3% YoY to $2.4B
4:14 PM  •
Katie Roof / TechCrunch:  Email marketing company SendGrid closes up ~13%, at $18.03, on its first day of trading after raising $131M in IPO
3:15 PM  •
Jordan Pearson / Motherboard:  Ethereum startup Parity says it knew about flaw in multi-signature wallets for months but didn't address it, leading to $150M+ in lost ether
2:35 PM  •
Chaim Gartenberg / The Verge:  Google updates Assistant with developer support for Spanish, Italian, and other languages, ability to recognize implicit requests, more
2:10 PM  •
Megan Rose Dickey / TechCrunch:  Postmates says it has launched in Mexico City, its first international market, and has 1,000+ merchants and couriers onboard
1:35 PM  •
Dustin Volz / Reuters:  Trump administration publishes inter-agency rules for disclosing or keeping secret cyber security flaws, with decisions to retain flaws being revisited annually
1:10 PM  •
The Guardian:  Edinburgh University study identifies 419 Russia-linked Twitter accounts that tweeted about Brexit, all from a list of 2,752 accounts Twitter supplied to US
12:55 PM  •
Mark Harris / Wired:  Interview with Anthony Levandowski on his AI-focused religion, Way of the Future, of which he's the Dean, which aims to find and worship “a Godhead based on AI”
12:15 PM  •
Stevan Dojcinovic / New York Times:  Serbian journalist says Facebook testing split News Feed for Pages and friends was ill-conceived and served to stifle the fledging democracy's independent media
12:00 PM  •
Steven Scheer / Reuters:  Chairman of Israel's Tax Authority says Israel will send tax bills to Facebook and Google “within a year”, joining EU efforts to tax multinational companies
11:20 AM  •
Amanda Silver / Visual Studio Code:  Microsoft says it is working on Visual Studio Live Share, letting developers collaborate on the same codebase without the need to synchronize code
11:10 AM  •
Reuters:  Sources: Amazon has scrapped plans for a skinny bundle streaming service combining US broadcast and cable networks, as it believes it won't make enough money
10:35 AM  •
Peter Bright / Ars Technica:  Microsoft announces that it is joining the MariaDB Foundation and will launch Azure Database for MariaDB, a fully managed, cloud-hosted version
10:20 AM  •
Ben Popper / The Verge:  Kickstarter debuts Drip, a service that lets fans subscribe to their favorite creators, in limited beta; sources says 7 out of 8 top execs have left since July
9:55 AM  •
Steve Dent / Engadget:  Amazon brings Echo speakers with Alexa and Amazon Prime Music to Canada; Alexa has a new English voice with a Canadian accent, but isn't available in French
9:35 AM  •
Fred Wilson / AVC:  The provision in the Senate Tax Reform Bill that would have taxed stock options and RSUs upon vesting has been dropped
9:05 AM  •
Laura Shin / Forbes:  Square Cash is testing cryptocurrency support by letting a small number of users buy and sell Bitcoin directly in the app
7:35 AM  •
Nick Zakrasek / The Keyword:  Google updates its job search with estimated salary ranges, a better location filter, the ability to save individual jobs, and more
4:50 AM  •
Jon Russell / TechCrunch:  Tencent's Q3 earnings beat expectations with a profit of $2.7B, up 69% YoY and revenue of $9.8B, up 61% YoY, thanks to its mobile and desktop gaming business
4:25 AM  •
Aditya Kalra / Reuters:  Sources: Apple agrees to give limited help to Indian government to develop anti-spam iOS app, after refusing to do so for over a year, citing privacy concerns

November 14, 2017

10:55 PM  •
Dawn Kawamoto / darkREADING:  Home and office security service ADT acquires cybersecurity company Datashield and launches ADT Cybersecurity
9:25 PM  •
Katie Roof / TechCrunch:  SendGrid raises $131M after pricing its IPO at $16, upsizing to sell 8.2M shares instead of 7.7M, will open on the NYSE under “SEND” on Wednesday
8:30 PM  •
Mike Lennon / SecurityWeek:  US CERT identifies FALLCHILL RAT used by North Korean Lazarus Group, sources say in use since 2016; US also shared IP addresses associated with Volgmer trojan
8:10 PM  •
Reuters:  UK's National Cyber Security Centre says Russia attacked UK media, telecommunication, and energy sectors over past year
7:50 PM  •
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:  UK plans $80M in tech initiatives, doubles tech visas to 2,000 to shore up support amid Brexit anxiety
7:25 PM  •
Nikkei:  Toshiba to sell 95% stake in TV unit to China's Hisense for $113.6M, as it continues to shed non-core assets to ease losses from its US nuclear unit
7:15 PM  •
Catalin Cimpanu / BleepingComputer.com:  All major browsers now support the WebAssembly standard, the binary format for the web introduced in 2015
6:10 PM  •
Ben Thompson / Stratechery:  Proposed Senate tax plan won't impede incumbent companies but would severely handicap startups moving forward, which may explain lack of pushback from big firms
5:55 PM  •
Tim Ahmann / Reuters:  US ITC says it has launched a probe into allegations of patent infringement by Apple on various devices including Macs, iPhones, iPads, iPods, and Apple TVs
5:00 PM  •
Google Devs / Google Developers Blog:  Google announces TensorFlow Lite to enable fast inference of machine learning models on mobile and embedded devices, now in developer preview
4:05 PM  •
Douglas MacMillan / Wall Street Journal:  Profile of US deputy CTO Michael Kratsios, who comes from Thiel-founded VC firm and oversees ~45 staff of director-less Office of Science and Technology Policy
2:25 PM  •
Nathan McAlone / Business Insider:  A&E, Scripps, Discovery, AMC, and Viacom invest $25M in Philo, a new streaming service with programming from 35+ cable TV channels and 30-day DVR, for $16/month
1:50 PM  •
Dustin Volz / Reuters:  DHS official tells congress about 15% of US agencies reported Kaspersky software on internal networks
1:35 PM  •
Clare O'Connor / Forbes:  Profile of Whitney Wolfe Herd, CEO of Bumble, the women-first dating app with $100M/year sales that, sources say, is talking to Match Group about a $1B+ buyout
1:25 PM  •
Katie Roof / TechCrunch:  Bossa Nova raises $17.5M Series B led by Paxion to scale its business of robots that analyze items on shelves in stores, following 50+ store Walmart partnership
1:15 PM  •
Bérénice Magistretti / VentureBeat:  Poshmark raises $87.5M led by Temasek for its online fashion marketplace, now has about 200 employees, and adds Amazon Alexa style suggestion skill
1:05 PM  •
Dani Deahl / The Verge:  Amazon says it has “no plans to create a free, ad-supported version of Prime Video” following AdAge report
12:55 PM  •
Mark Di Stefano / BuzzFeed:  Facebook issues statement saying it has not observed “significant coordination” by Russia-linked accounts targeting Brexit vote, amid UK MPs calls for more info
12:29 PM  •
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:  YouTube partners with Ticketmaster to sell concert tickets on artists' video pages, launching today in the US
12:15 PM  •
Khari Johnson / VentureBeat:  Pinterest launches Lens Your Look fashion search feature, which allows you to add a photo to any text query, and adds QR “pincodes” for easier sharing
12:05 PM  •
Paresh Dave / Reuters:  YouTube confirms it has updated its policy on extremist content, broadening it to include videos that do not depict violence or preach hate
11:18 AM  •
Ken Yeung / VentureBeat:  Twitter launches premium APIs, starting with historical search, to give developers more tweets per request, higher rate limits, and more complex queries
10:50 AM  •
Megan Rose Dickey / TechCrunch:  Valet startup Zirx relaunches as Stratim, a fleet management software service for GM's Maven, Ford's Chariot, and others
10:35 AM  •
Freedom House:  Report: governments in 30 countries manipulated social media to counter critics, drive specific agendas, more; elections in 18 countries may have been affected
9:45 AM  •
Sarah Buhr / TechCrunch:  UCSF and Cardiogram study: Apple Watch can detect hypertension with 82% accuracy and sleep apnea with 90% accuracy using Cardiogram's deep neural network
9:30 AM  •
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:  Mozilla releases Firefox 57 “Quantum” browser with faster browser engine, major visual overhaul, and Google as default search engine
9:15 AM  •
Charlie Osborne / ZDNet:  Cloudflare acquires Neumob to boost mobile app speeds and enable end-to-end optimization across desktop and mobile
7:05 AM  •
Sam Levin / The Guardian:  Journalists at news orgs partnering with Facebook say its fact-checking tools have failed, and it hasn't disclosed enough data on efforts to curb misinformation
6:30 AM  •
Bloomberg:  Sources: Apple is working on a rear-facing 3D sensor for 2019 iPhone to improve AR capabilities
6:00 AM  •
Canalys:  Canalys: Apple retook top spot in wearable band market in Q3 2017 with 3.9M shipments, or 23% of the market; Xiaomi came second with 21%, Fitbit third with 20%
5:35 AM  •
Wall Street Journal:  Profile of Hikvision, the world's largest maker of surveillance cameras, 42%-owned by Chinese government, whose cameras are used even in sensitive areas in US
2:45 AM  •
Tom Krazit / GeekWire:  Amazon sells AWS infrastructure assets in China to its Chinese partner Beijing Sinnet Technology Co. for as much as $300M, in order to comply with Chinese law
2:15 AM  •
Harry McCracken / Fast Company:  Compuserve's forums, once the premier destination for all online conversations, are finally shutting down on December 15
1:20 AM  •
Pam Belluck / New York Times:  FDA approves first digital pill, which has an embedded sensor that will show doctors whether and when patients are taking it, sparking privacy concerns
1:00 AM  •
Lucas Matney / TechCrunch:  HTC and Google cancel plans for the HTC Daydream VR standalone headset in western markets; Google says plans are still in place for a Lenovo Daydream headset
12:15 AM  •
Richard Lai / Engadget:  HTC intros Vive Wave VR Open Platform for hardware makers, unveils Vive Focus standalone VR headset for China with inside-out tracking; price, release date TBD

November 13, 2017

11:00 PM  •
Wall Street Journal:  Amazon to Sell Its China Cloud-Computing Business
10:30 PM  •
Todd Spangler / Variety:  Fullscreen Media says it will shut down its SVOD service January 2018, will lay off about 25 employees
10:10 PM  •
Cade Metz / New York Times:  Quantum Circuits Inc., founded by Yale professors including physicist Robert Schoelkopf, raises $18M from Sequoia and Canaan to build and sell quantum computers
10:00 PM  •
Williams Pelegrin / Android Authority:  Lenovo debuts $299 Moto Tab for AT&T customers, with Android 7.1, 10.1-inch FHD display, Snapdragon 625, 2GB RAM; its the first Moto branded tablet in 5 years
9:05 PM  •
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:  Tampa Connected Vehicle Pilot, launching in 2018, will outfit 1,600 cars, 10 buses, 10 streetcars with tech that communicates with roadways and other vehicles
7:20 PM  •
Janko Roettgers / Variety:  Former Hulu CTO Tian Lim hired last month by Google as VP for Google Play; Hulu SVP of engineering Barry Steinglass will be interim CTO
6:45 PM  •
The Keyword:  Google starts rolling out broadcast feature for Google Assistant, which allows users to broadcast messages on all Assistant-enabled speakers in a house
5:28 PM  •
Aishwarya Venugopal / Reuters:  Roku announces licensing deal that puts its tech in Philips TVs in the US this year; stock closes up 28.5% and has risen 127% in the past three days
5:00 PM  •
Alex Davies / Wired:  Autonomous trucks built and operated by the startup Embark have been shipping refrigerators, with a human in cab, from a warehouse in TX to CA since October
4:30 PM  •
Cate Cadell / Reuters:  China's second biggest e-commerce company, JD.com, reported an unexpected profit in Q3 of $151M, says it lost ~100 merchants amid Alibaba's “coercive” tactics
3:22 PM  •
Theodore Schleifer / Recode:  Steve Jurvetson is leaving Draper Fisher Jurvetson in wake of an investigation into sexual harassment, is “on leave of absence” from boards of Tesla and SpaceX
2:50 PM  •
Kurt Schlosser / GeekWire:  Amazon lands global television rights for The Lord of the Rings, with a multi-season commitment, to debut exclusively on Prime Video
2:30 PM  •
Karissa Bell / Mashable:  A look at Reddit Chat, which is slated to eventually replace Reddit's PMs entirely, currently in beta and will launch alongside full site redesign in Q1 2018
1:20 PM  •
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:  Facebook kills off Messenger Day stories feature, replacing it with Facebook Stories inside Messenger, and kills off Facebook Direct ephemeral messaging
1:15 PM  •
Ben Schoon / 9to5Google:  Some Pixel 2 XL owners report the edges of touchscreen are unresponsive to touch input; Google says it's investigating, will address it in upcoming OTA update
1:13 PM  •
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:  Facebook launches collaborative Stories for Groups and Events
12:36 PM  •
Jack Nicas / Wall Street Journal:  Missouri AG launches probe into Google's practices including user data collection, use of other sites' content, and if search results favor its own services
11:50 AM  •
Neil Hughes / AppleInsider:  KGI: three iPhones with iPhone X form factor slated for late-2018, including 6.1" model with a lower-resolution LCD screen, as well as 5.8" and 6.5" OLED models
10:55 AM  •
Garett Sloane / Ad Age:  Sources: Amazon is developing a free, ad-supported version of its Prime video streaming service and is considering giving content creators their own channels
10:30 AM  •
Claire Zillman / Fortune:  Female VCs from Sequoia, Cowboy, Benchmark, and others launch Female Founder Office Hours, a series of events at which investors will advise women entrepreneurs
10:25 AM  •
Amie Tsang / New York Times:  Lyft to launch in Toronto next month, its first market outside the US
9:50 AM  •
Fred Wilson / AVC:  Current draft of Senate Tax Reform Bill would tax stock options and RSUs upon vesting, which would have a devastating effect on equity compensation in startups
9:45 AM  •
Scott Shane / New York Times:  YouTube decided to treat jihadist recruiter Anwar al-Awlaki as it treats terrorist organizations, removing most of his videos, including his mainstream lectures
9:10 AM  •
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:  As part of a broader effort to diversify its revenue streams outside of streaming, Spotify is now selling beauty products through its partnership with Merchbar
9:05 AM  •
Qualcomm:  Qualcomm's Board of Directors unanimously rejects Broadcom's unsolicited $103B offer
8:50 AM  •
Zen Soo / South China Morning Post:  Chinese online lender WeLab, which tracks users' mobile data including number and nature of apps installed to determine creditworthiness, raises $220M Series B+
6:35 AM  •
Yoolim Lee / Bloomberg:  Gaming hardware maker Razer's stock rises 18% in Hong Kong trading debut after raising ~$530M in IPO
6:15 AM  •
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:  Carrier billing startup Boku to raise $60M at a post-money valuation of $164M in London IPO on November 20
6:00 AM  •
Kim Tingley / New York Times:  Semi-autonomous vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure tech struggles to draw attention away from independent, fully autonomous solutions like Waymo's
2:30 AM  •
Christina Larson / Foreign Policy:  Facebook, blamed for unintended consequences of the service in nations like Myanmar, says “product and integrity research team” is headed to SE Asia this month
12:30 AM  •
CoinDesk:  Mining begins of Bitcoin Gold, a fork of Bitcoin that aims to thwart specialized mining chips

November 12, 2017

11:25 PM  •
Julia Angwin / ProPublica:  How three ProPublica reporters were attacked with Twitter bots and “email bombs” that forced the closure of reporters' email accounts
8:10 PM  •
Greg Bensinger / Wall Street Journal:  Study: increases and decreases in Uber's base fare have little effect on long-term driver earnings
7:30 PM  •
Aliya Ram / Financial Times:  UK-based Graphcore, maker of machine learning chips, has raised $50M from Sequoia Capital
6:47 PM  •
Katie Roof / TechCrunch:  Uber says it's entered into an agreement with a consortium led by SoftBank and Dragoneer on a potential investment
6:25 PM  •
David Z. Morris / Fortune:  Bitcoin Cash's market cap is up 130%+ in 2 days to about $26B, briefly overtaking Ethereum's, and Bitcoin Cash's hashrate has surpassed Bitcoin's
5:20 PM  •
New York Times:  Inside NSA's Tailored Access Operations group and the investigation into Shadow Brokers, whose hack of NSA now considered much more damaging than Snowden leak
4:12 PM  •
Kara Swisher / Recode:  Sources: even with truce between Benchmark and Kalanick, the deal hinged on the success of SoftBank's tender offer for Uber's secondary shares
3:29 PM  •
Eric Newcomer / Bloomberg:  Sources: Uber-SoftBank deal to see investors buying $1B of Uber shares at current valuation, proceed with $9B tender offer for secondary shares in coming weeks
2:05 PM  •
Google Research Blog:  Behind Google's Fused Video Stabilization, combining optical image stabilization and electronic image stabilization, which it uses on the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL

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