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The Verge:
Uber and Lyft driver in St. Louis has live-streamed hundreds of rides on Twitch without passenger consent; Uber and Lyft say the practice is legal in Missouri   —  It's legal  —  An Uber and Lyft driver in St. Louis, Missouri has given around 700 rides since March 2018 …
Jul 21, 2018, 2:35 PMIn context
Chris Welch / The Verge:
Interview with Roku's CEO about how the company is growing its ad business and software licensing to OEMs, which generated more revenues than device sales in Q1   —  Roku wants to build out a ‘big, next-generation’ targeted ad platform  —  Roku sells more dedicated streaming devices than perhaps any other company in the world.
Jul 21, 2018, 2:05 AMIn context
James Vincent / The Verge:
Cyberattack on Singapore's largest healthcare institution SingHealth steals details of 1.5M patients, including the Prime Minister   —  Local media say the hack is believed to be state-sponsored  —  Singapore has been hit by what local media is calling the country's worst ever cyber attack.
Jul 20, 2018, 8:00 AMIn context
Russell Brandom / The Verge:
Google, Facebook, Microsoft, and Twitter reveal open source Data Transfer Project to let users move the data they want between services while preserving privacy   —  An open-source collaboration for “the future of portability”  —  Today, Google, Facebook, Microsoft and Twitter joined …
Jul 20, 2018, 7:35 AMIn context
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft Surface revenue jumped 25% YoY this quarter to $1.1B; gaming revenue increased 39% YoY, with Xbox software and services revenue growth of 36% YoY   —  Microsoft posted the fourth quarter of its 2018 financial results today, reporting revenue of $30.1 billion and net income of $8.9 billion.
Jul 19, 2018, 5:05 PMIn context
Chaim Gartenberg / The Verge:
Instagram adds a green status indicator next to online users on Direct inbox and share menus   —  The green ‘online’ dot comes to Instagram  —  Instagram is adding a new feature that's ripped right out of AOL Instant Messenger — a helpful green dot next to your friend's profile pictures …
Jul 19, 2018, 3:10 PMIn context
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Facebook says it has begun removing misinformation that contributes to violence on its site, will review text and images in partnership with local organizations   —  The policy was used for the first time last month in Sri Lanka  —  Hours after CEO Mark Zuckerberg spurred history by defending …
Jul 18, 2018, 7:00 PMIn context
Tom Warren / The Verge:
EU fines Google a record €4.3B (~$5B) in antitrust case for illegal practices regarding Android mobile devices to strengthen dominance of Google's search engine   —  Google has been hit with a record-breaking €4.3 billion ($5 billion) fine by EU regulators for breaking antitrust laws.
Jul 18, 2018, 7:10 AMIn context
Patricia Hernandez / The Verge:
Twitch streamers describe the sometimes psychologically taxing nature of broadcasting to no one and trying to get noticed to start building an audience   —  Looking for connections in 2018  —  When John Hopstead first descended into the virtual world of Dark Souls in 2013, his mission was to save a decaying world.
Jul 18, 2018, 1:30 AMIn context
Nick Statt / The Verge:
A reporter posing as a Dublin Facebook moderator found that pages from far-right groups face looser content standards; Facebook vows to improve its training   —  A new documentary details how third-party Facebook moderators ignore the company's rules  —  An investigative journalist …
Jul 17, 2018, 7:00 PMIn context

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