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    Autonomous drone startup Skydio raises $100M Series C and announces X2, a new commercial drone lineup coming in Q4 with optional aftermarket software upgrades (Kyle Wiggers/VentureBeat)

    Kyle Wiggers / VentureBeat: Autonomous drone startup Skydio raises $100M Series C and announces X2, a...

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    Robinhood says it has raised $320M in new funding that values it at $8.6B, following its $280M Series F in May, which valued it at $8.3B (Lucinda Shen/Fortune)

    Lucinda Shen / Fortune: Robinhood says it has raised $320M in new funding that values it...

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    HPE announces it plans to buy Silver Peak, which makes SD-WAN tools for securely connecting edge networks to any cloud, for $925M (Natalie Gagliordi/ZDNet)

    Natalie Gagliordi / ZDNet: HPE announces it plans to buy Silver Peak, which makes SD-WAN tools...

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    Sources detail issues faced by Black and brown tech employees when reporting incidents to HR departments, which often work only to protect company interests (Issie Lapowsky/Protocol)

    Issie Lapowsky / Protocol: Sources detail issues faced by Black and brown tech employees when reporting...

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    As US COVID-19 cases surge, public health officials are battling broken, fragmented data systems, some relying on fax, that are seriously impeding progress (New York Times)

    New York Times: As US COVID-19 cases surge, public health officials are battling broken, fragmented data...

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    Sources, publishers, and advertisers say Google's 2015 decision to add a fourth ad atop Search negatively impacted results, decreasing organic website traffic (Gerrit De Vynck/Bloomberg)

    Gerrit De Vynck / Bloomberg: Sources, publishers, and advertisers say Google's 2015 decision to add a...

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    In a May filing to Australia's antitrust regulator, Google said it doesn't control enough of the digital ad market to overcharge customers or block competitors (David McCabe/New York Times)

    David McCabe / New York Times: In a May filing to Australia's antitrust regulator, Google said...

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    Inside Facebook's clubby network of invitation-only advertiser groups, called client councils, which use a mix of perks and pressure to keep brands close (Hannah Murphy/Financial Times)

    Hannah Murphy / Financial Times: Inside Facebook's clubby network of invitation-only advertiser groups, called client councils,...

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    Microsoft says it is spinning out five-year-old Chinese social chatbot Xiaoice into an independent entity; Microsoft will retain its stakes in the new company (Rita Liao/TechCrunch)

    Rita Liao / TechCrunch: Microsoft says it is spinning out five-year-old Chinese social chatbot Xiaoice into...

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    SiriusXM will buy E.W. Scripps' podcast network and producer unit Stitcher for $325M; Scripps says Stitcher had $72.5M in 2019 revenue (Todd Spangler/Variety)

    Todd Spangler / Variety: SiriusXM will buy E.W. Scripps' podcast network and producer unit Stitcher for...

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    Apple allocates $400M+ for affordable housing projects and homeowner assistance programs in California, as part of its $2.5B commitment for CA's housing crisis (Apple)

    Apple: Apple allocates $400M+ for affordable housing projects and homeowner assistance programs in California, as part...

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    Paige, a computational pathology startup targeting cancer, raises an additional $20M to close its Series B at $70M, bringing its total raised to $95M+ (Ingrid Lunden/TechCrunch)

    Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch: Paige, a computational pathology startup targeting cancer, raises an additional $20M to...

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    UiPath, which makes software to automate repetitive tasks, raises $225M Series E led by Alkeon Capital Management at a $10.2B valuation (Kyle Wiggers/VentureBeat)

    Kyle Wiggers / VentureBeat: UiPath, which makes software to automate repetitive tasks, raises $225M Series E...

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    Both the DNC and RNC have asked campaign staff to refrain from using TikTok on personal devices (Donie O'Sullivan/CNN)

    Donie O'Sullivan / CNN: Both the DNC and RNC have asked campaign staff to refrain from...

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    Google unveils the Google for India Digitization Fund, through which it will invest ~$10B over the next five to seven years in the country (Sundar Pichai/The Keyword)

    Sundar Pichai / The Keyword: Google unveils the Google for India Digitization Fund, through which it...

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    Chris Larsen, a co-founder of Ripple, is paying for the installation of a private network of over 1,000 security cameras across San Francisco to fight crime (Nellie Bowles/New York Times)

    Nellie Bowles / New York Times: Chris Larsen, a co-founder of Ripple, is paying for the...

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    Public records show that the US Secret Service awarded a four-year contract in May to Coinbase to use its blockchain analytics software, worth $183,750 in total (Yogita Khatri/The Block)

    Yogita Khatri / The Block: Public records show that the US Secret Service awarded a four-year...

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    An overview of how data-driven tech and analytics are reshaping Hollywood's creative development process and market research during the pandemic (Christopher Mims/Wall Street Journal)

    Christopher Mims / Wall Street Journal: An overview of how data-driven tech and analytics are reshaping...

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    Iowa-based Growers Edge, which provides a range of data-driven fintech and analytics tools for the agricultural industry, has closed $40M Series B (Jake Slobe/Clay and Milk)

    Jake Slobe / Clay and Milk: Iowa-based Growers Edge, which provides a range of data-driven fintech...

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    Zomato says its FY 2020 revenue was $394M, up 105% YoY, and EBITDA loss reached $293M vs. $277M in FY 2019, as Zomato Gold/Pro had 1.7M subscribers as of March (Aroon Deep/MediaNama)

    Aroon Deep / MediaNama: Zomato says its FY 2020 revenue was $394M, up 105% YoY, and...

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    Evidation Health, whose tech helps aggregate health data from wearables and other sources for virtual clinical trials, raises $45M Series D led by B Capital (Elise Reuter/MedCity News)

    Elise Reuter / MedCity News: Evidation Health, whose tech helps aggregate health data from wearables and...

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    China's biggest chipmaker SMIC, a key player in the country's semiconductor ambitions, kicked off a $6.6B share sale on Tuesday in Shanghai (Arjun Kharpal/CNBC)

    Arjun Kharpal / CNBC: China's biggest chipmaker SMIC, a key player in the country's semiconductor ambitions,...

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    Ubisoft announces multiple senior executive departures, including its chief creative officer and Canadian studios head, amid company-wide misconduct allegations (Ian Walker/Kotaku)

    Ian Walker / Kotaku: Ubisoft announces multiple senior executive departures, including its chief creative officer and...

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    Telemedicine service Doctor on Demand raises $75M Series D led by General Atlantic, bringing the total raised to $240M (Leah Rosenbaum/Forbes)

    Leah Rosenbaum / Forbes: Telemedicine service Doctor on Demand raises $75M Series D led by General...

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    A look at the gray market around repairing ventilators, where technicians use homemade dongles and software secretly shared within the community (Jason Koebler/VICE)

    Jason Koebler / VICE: A look at the gray market around repairing ventilators, where technicians use...

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    Mozilla suspends Firefox Send file-sharing service after reports malware operators use it to host and send links with malicious payloads to potential victims (Catalin Cimpanu/ZDNet)

    Catalin Cimpanu / ZDNet: Mozilla suspends Firefox Send file-sharing service after reports malware operators use it...

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    Microsoft's Phil Spencer claims asking studios to make games for Xbox Series X that will also work on Xbox One at launch won't hinder the potential of Series X (Christopher Dring/GamesIndustry.biz)

    Christopher Dring / GamesIndustry.biz: Microsoft's Phil Spencer claims asking studios to make games for Xbox Series...

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    Linux team approves new terminology to replace terms like "master/slave" and "blacklist/whitelist" for new Linux kernel source code and associated documentation (Catalin Cimpanu/ZDNet)

    Catalin Cimpanu / ZDNet: Linux team approves new terminology to replace terms like “master/slave” and “blacklist/whitelist”...

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    Signal's new feature that allows users to store certain data on their servers for recovery purposes has some security experts threatening to stop using the app (Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai/VICE)

    Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai / VICE: Signal's new feature that allows users to store certain data on their...

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    Pinterest's moderation approach, which blocks content at the search query level, rather than removing it entirely, lets some objectionable content remain (Sarah Emerson/OneZero )

    Sarah Emerson / OneZero : Pinterest's moderation approach, which blocks content at the search query level, rather...

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    China-based Kuaidian, a storytelling app that lets users read novels in text message format and watch visual dramas, raises ~$100M Series C led by Sequoia China (Song Jingli/KrASIA)

    Song Jingli / KrASIA: China-based Kuaidian, a storytelling app that lets users read novels in text...

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    Clubhouse is the latest social network to neglect moderation until it becomes a crisis and why its creators shouldn't treat trust and safety as an afterthought (Casey Newton/The Verge)

    Casey Newton / The Verge: Clubhouse is the latest social network to neglect moderation until it...

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    Pupils and teachers question the new grading algorithm used by the IB Diploma Programme to predict student scores after it canceled in-person tests this spring (Tom Simonite/Wired)

    Tom Simonite / Wired: Pupils and teachers question the new grading algorithm used by the IB...

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    Microsoft details how it is collaborating with Google to help developers get their Progressive Web Apps into the Play Store (Paul Thurrott/Thurrott)

    Paul Thurrott / Thurrott: Microsoft details how it is collaborating with Google to help developers get...

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    Yevgeniy Nikulin, a Russian indicted for allegedly hacking LinkedIn, Dropbox in 2012 resulting in ~117M stolen credentials, is found guilty by SF federal jury (Joel Rosenblatt/Bloomberg)

    Joel Rosenblatt / Bloomberg: Yevgeniy Nikulin, a Russian indicted for allegedly hacking LinkedIn, Dropbox in 2012...

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    India's Supreme Court rules in favor of allowing summons and legal notices to be served via messaging apps, such as WhatsApp and Telegram, as well as by email (Abhimanyu Sharma/Times Now)

    Abhimanyu Sharma / Times Now: India's Supreme Court rules in favor of allowing summons and legal...

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    CBP says there is no practical way for Americans to avoid its license plate reader tracking, will use commercial database to pull private and public plate data (Zack Whittaker/TechCrunch)

    Zack Whittaker / TechCrunch: CBP says there is no practical way for Americans to avoid its...

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    Wells Fargo tells employees to remove TikTok from corporate-owned devices due to privacy and security concerns, says devices are only for company business use (The Information)

    The Information: Wells Fargo tells employees to remove TikTok from corporate-owned devices due to privacy and...

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    The App Store's primary purpose should be to steer third-party apps toward excellence; split screen multitasking in Gmail for iPad should't have taken 5 years (John Gruber/Daring Fireball)

    John Gruber / Daring Fireball: The App Store's primary purpose should be to steer third-party apps...

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    Amazon says it will not ask employees to remove TikTok from their mobile devices, and an internal email asking them to delete the app was sent in error (Makena Kelly/The Verge)

    Makena Kelly / The Verge: Amazon says it will not ask employees to remove TikTok from...

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    Young people, who found an outlet for creative expression in TikTok amid lockdown, say a US ban would be devastating, as some flock to YouTube and Byte (Taylor Lorenz/New York Times)

    Taylor Lorenz / New York Times: Young people, who found an outlet for creative expression in...

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    Sources: Facebook is considering imposing a ban on political ads on its network in the days leading up to the US election in November (Bloomberg)

    Bloomberg: Sources: Facebook is considering imposing a ban on political ads on its network in the...

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    Biden campaign hires Chris DeRusha, who was a WH senior cybersecurity adviser and held a series of top cybersecurity jobs at DHS and at Ford, as its first CISO (Joseph Marks/Washington Post)

    Joseph Marks / Washington Post: Biden campaign hires Chris DeRusha, who was a WH senior cybersecurity...

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    YouTube is finally letting creators know exactly how they're making money on YouTube, using a metric called RPM that shows total revenue, after YouTube's cut (Julia Alexander/The Verge)

    Julia Alexander / The Verge: YouTube is finally letting creators know exactly how they're making money...

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    US is finalizing a federal contract ban for any company that uses products from Chinese companies Huawei, Hikvision, Hytera, Dahua, and ZTE (David Shepardson/Reuters)

    David Shepardson / Reuters: US is finalizing a federal contract ban for any company that uses...

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    France to introduce a controversial nationwide age verification system for pornography websites (Politico)

    Politico: France to introduce a controversial nationwide age verification system for pornography websites  —  Macron made...

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    TikTok, Spotify, Tinder, Pinterest, and many other iOS apps are crashing due to an issue with the Facebook SDK, which apps use to manage user logins (James Vincent/The Verge)

    James Vincent / The Verge: TikTok, Spotify, Tinder, Pinterest, and many other iOS apps are crashing...

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    Kuo: Apple Silicon Macs to include 13-inch MacBook Pro this year, MacBook Air this year or Q1 2021, and 14.1-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models in 2021 (Tim Hardwick/MacRumors)

    Tim Hardwick / MacRumors: Kuo: Apple Silicon Macs to include 13-inch MacBook Pro this year, MacBook...

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    A deep look at the rift between some prominent Silicon Valley figures and increasingly critical media, based on the case of Slate Star Codex vs. The NYT (Gideon Lewis-Kraus/New Yorker)

    Gideon Lewis-Kraus / New Yorker: A deep look at the rift between some prominent Silicon Valley...

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    A state appeals court ruled that Bitfinex must face lawsuit claims by New York state that it hid the loss of $800M commingled client and corporate funds (Bloomberg)

    Bloomberg: A state appeals court ruled that Bitfinex must face lawsuit claims by New York state...