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David Meyer / Fortune:
After researcher complains that Twitter refused to provide info about how it tracks him when he clicks on links in tweets, EU initiates GDPR compliance inquiry   —  Twitter is being investigated by Irish privacy authorities over its refusal to give a user information about how it tracks him when he clicks on links in tweets.
Oct 12, 2018, 1:20 PMIn context
Lucas Laursen / Fortune:
Report: Apple bought Danish visual effects startup Spektral for $30M+ in December 2017; the company had raised $2.8M last year   —  Even for uber-secretive Apple, the acquisition of Danish visual effects startup Spektral was especially hush-hush.  The tech giant bought the Copenhagen-based firm …
Oct 10, 2018, 11:05 AMIn context
Robert Hackett / Fortune:
Profile of Kathryn Haun, a former prosecutor who created US' first federal “digital currency task force” and now an a16z partner investing in crypto startups   —  “Let's settle this!” an announcer rumbles over loudspeakers.  —  The “this” in question is one of the more important business disputes …
Sep 29, 2018, 4:10 PMIn context
Beth Kowitt / Fortune:
Profile of Walmart International CEO Judith McKenna, who is charged with overseeing the retail giant's $16B investment in Flipkart   —  Before Judith McKenna took over, the mega-retailer's international business was routinely ignored.  Then came the company's $16 billion stake in India's Flipkart.
Sep 26, 2018, 12:20 AMIn context
Polina Marinova / Fortune:
On-demand delivery startup Postmates raises $300M led by Tiger Global, source says at a ~$1.2B valuation, to accelerate its growth across the US   —  On-demand delivery startup Postmates raised a whopping $300 million in venture funding to accelerate its growth across the U.S. Tiger Global led the round …
Sep 18, 2018, 9:45 AMIn context
David Meyer / Fortune:
Italian court sentences a man who sold hospitality businesses fake reviews on TripAdvisor to nine months in jail   —  Fake reviews are a blight on the Internet, but in many jurisdictions they are also illegal.  For example, in the European Union, they've been outlawed for more than a decade.
Sep 17, 2018, 11:25 AMIn context
Lisa Marie Segarra / Fortune:
Twitch hires its first head of diversity and inclusion from Vimeo, also a new human resources chief and CFO; it now has four women in its seven-person C-suite   —  Twitch is shaking things up.  The Amazon-owned service for streaming video of people playing video games just announced hires …
Sep 14, 2018, 7:40 AMIn context
Natasha Bach / Fortune:
Salesforce announces the Step Up Declaration, signed by an alliance of 21 companies including Uber, HP, and Lyft, pledging to use tech to fight climate change   —  While the Trump administration is rolling back fuel efficiency regulations and limits to carbon dioxide emissions …
Sep 13, 2018, 5:40 PMIn context
Jeff John Roberts / Fortune:
DFINITY, a blockchain-based cloud computing project that aims to rival services like AWS, raises another $102M in a token presale from a16z, Polychain, others   —  An ambitious blockchain project called Dfinity wants to reinvent computing by replacing large platforms like Amazon Web Services …
Aug 29, 2018, 9:30 AMIn context
Rachel King / Fortune:
Instagram introduces features for public figures: extra user details in profiles and account verification; 2FA apps will be supported in the coming weeks   —  Facebook often finds itself as the target these days when it comes to problems with security and privacy on social media.
Aug 28, 2018, 1:06 PMIn context

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