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Emily Stewart / Vox:
Jack Dorsey's announcement that Twitter will cut out political ads increases the pressure on Facebook and Mark Zuckerberg to follow suit   —  Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey announced his company is no longer going to allow political advertising on its platform.  David Becker / Getty Images
Oct 30, 2019, 5:40 PMIn context
@jack:
[Thread] Twitter will stop accepting all political and issue ads on its platform globally starting on November 22   —  We've made the decision to stop all political advertising on Twitter globally. We believe political message reach should be earned, not bought. Why? A few reasons...🧵
Oct 30, 2019, 4:09 PMIn context
Adam Fitch / Esports Insider:
MLG co-founders' esports infrastructure startup Vindex raises $60M Series A, acquires Next Generation Esports, and debuts Esports Engine to help launch teams   —  MLG co-founders Mike Sepso and Sundance DiGiovanni have launched esports infrastructure platform Vindex.
Oct 30, 2019, 2:20 PMIn context
Steven Russolillo / Wall Street Journal:
CoinList, which helps startups raise money through token sales, raises $10M led by Polychain Capital with participation from Jack Dorsey   —  The company raised $10 million in a new funding round, with the Twitter CEO investing for the first time  —  Twitter Inc. Chief Executive Jack Dorsey …
Oct 30, 2019, 9:55 AMIn context
James Thorne / GeekWire:
Twistle, which provides a platform to automate healthcare provider and patient communication, raises $16M Series A led by Health Enterprise Partners   —  Health tech startup Twistle landed $16 million to fund a platform that makes it easier for hospitals to communicate with patients.
Oct 30, 2019, 7:30 AMIn context
Raffi Khatchadourian / New Yorker:
A profile of the defunct cybersecurity company Tiversa, whose CEO is facing federal charges for falsifying evidence about data breaches to extort clients   —  Tiversa dominated an emerging online market—before it was accused of fraud, extortion, and manipulating the federal government.  —  I. THE FOOTBALL
Oct 30, 2019, 6:40 AMIn context
Emily Stewart / Vox:
A look at Sen. Josh Hawley's war against Big Tech, which could portend the GOP's future approach to Silicon Valley as he draws bipartisan support on some issues   —  US Senator Josh Hawley (R-MO, right) speaks to members of the media at a hotel in Hong Kong on October 14, 2019.  Mohd Rasfan/AFP/Getty Images
Oct 30, 2019, 1:15 AMIn context
Kate Clark / TechCrunch:
Oct 29, 2019, 10:10 PMIn context
Chance Miller / 9to5Mac:
Apple releases watchOS 6.1 with support for AirPods Pro, and Watch Series 1 and Series 2, which were excluded from initial release of watchOS 6   —  Apple today is releasing watchOS 6.1 to the public after developer beta testing.  The update includes performance improvements …
Oct 29, 2019, 7:20 PMIn context
Donie O'Sullivan / CNN:
Activist registers as a candidate in California's 2022 gubernatorial election merely to run false Facebook ads, in a challenge to its controversial policy   —  New York (CNN Business)A San Francisco man is going to extreme lengths to call out Facebook's controversial policy of allowing politicians to run false ads on its platform.
Oct 29, 2019, 2:35 PMIn context

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