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Kurt Wagner / Recode:
WhatsApp to test limiting the forwarding of messages to 20 chats globally and 5 chats in India in a bid to stop the spread of fake news   —  The social messaging service has been blamed for its role in spreading dangerous and inaccurate information.  —  Facebook-owned WhatsApp is making changes …
Jul 20, 2018, 12:18 AMIn context
Kara Swisher / Recode:
Mark Zuckerberg clarifies his comments about Holocaust deniers on Facebook: “I absolutely didn't intend to defend the intent of people who deny that”   —  The Facebook founder has attracted controversy for how the social network deals with content that is offensive to many, such as Holocaust denying.
Jul 18, 2018, 5:20 PMIn context
Kara Swisher / Recode:
Q&A with Mark Zuckerberg about Russia, fake news, InfoWars, Myanmar, and why he thinks Facebook shouldn't take down posts that deny the Holocaust   —  Everything was on the table — and after Facebook's wildest year yet, that's a really big table.  —  Yesterday, I motored my Ford Fiesta …
Jul 18, 2018, 12:08 PMIn context
Sunil Paul / Recode:
Uber will eventually dominate the scooter sector because it has the most users looking for a ride and the logistics expertise to get supply to the right spot   —  The Uber of scooters is going to be Uber.  —  This is a contributed post by Sunil Paul, who was co-founder of Sidecar.
Jul 14, 2018, 10:40 AMIn context
Jason Del Rey / Recode:
Sources: Groupon has contacted several public companies in the past few months to gauge interest in acquiring it; Groupon's revenues fell 5.6% in 2017 to $2.84B   —  The daily-deal pioneer's run as an independent company could be nearing an end.  —  Groupon's 10-year run as an independent company could be coming to an end.
Jul 7, 2018, 1:15 PMIn context
Theodore Schleifer / Recode:
As Benchmark gets ready to raise a new fund, four years after its last fundraise, questions arise about its future and who will stay at the firm   —  Questions swirl around the venture capital firm as it prepares to raise a new fund within the next year.  —  Benchmark is one of tech's …
Jun 26, 2018, 3:20 PMIn context
Kurt Wagner / Recode:
Facebook now allows some preapproved advertisers to promote crypto businesses and services, like exchanges, but ads for ICOs and binary options are still banned   —  Advertisers will need to apply, but ICO ads are still banned.  —  Facebook is reversing its ban on cryptocurrency advertisements …
Jun 26, 2018, 2:22 PMIn context
Theodore Schleifer / Recode:
Sources: Amsterdam-based data search and analytics startup Elastic, which has raised ~$100M, has confidentially filed for an IPO aiming for $1.5B-$3B valuation   —  Elastic is expected to aim for a valuation between about $1.5 billion and $3 billion once it hits Wall Street.  —  The IPOs keep coming.
Jun 22, 2018, 3:35 AMIn context
Kurt Wagner / Recode:
IGTV has not yet explained how creators will be paid, but likely options include mid-roll or pre-roll ads with revenue splits, or paying creators outright   —  Instagram doesn't have a business for IGTV, but it'll need to make money quickly.  —  Instagram wants to be TV for young people.
Jun 21, 2018, 9:55 PMIn context
Rani Molla / Recode:
Dealogic data: US tech companies have issued $13.4B in convertible bonds in 2018 so far, up from $9B in 2017, as they seek to avoid dilution and issuing stock   —  Twitter is the latest in a long line of tech companies issuing record amounts of convertible bonds.
Jun 21, 2018, 6:45 AMIn context

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