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In 2018, Microsoft said it would start giving app developers an 85%-95% cut for non-game apps, up from 70%, but the new pricing hasn’t been…

Brad Sams / Petri : In 2018, Microsoft said it would start giving app developers an 85%-95% cut for non-game apps, up from 70%, but the new pricing hasn't been implemented yet   —  Back in the spring of 2018, Microsoft published a blog post saying that the company would soon be more generous with its revenue share in the Microsoft store.

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Experts say Facebook’s opaque approach toward flagging possible suicide threats to police around the world may not be accurate, effective, or safe…

Natasha Singer / New York Times : Experts say Facebook's opaque approach toward flagging possible suicide threats to police around the world may not be accurate, effective, or safe   —  A police officer on the late shift in an Ohio town recently received an unusual call from Facebook.  —  Earlier that day …

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Didi faces new challenges in 2019 as stricter regulations take effect in China that require drivers have a local residency permit and commercial car…

Rita Liao / TechCrunch : Didi faces new challenges in 2019 as stricter regulations take effect in China that require drivers have a local residency permit and commercial car license   —  Over the last few years, millions of Chinese workers managed to earn extra money by being ride-hailing drivers.

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Didi faces new challenges in 2019 as stricter regulations take effect in China that require drivers have a local residency permit and a commercial car…

Rita Liao / TechCrunch : Didi faces new challenges in 2019 as stricter regulations take effect in China that require drivers have a local residency permit and a commercial car license   —  Over the last few years, millions of Chinese workers managed to earn extra money by being ride-hailing drivers.

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Researchers used a series of auctions to find that, on average, it would take more than $1,000 to entice a Facebook user to deactivate their account…

Jennifer Ouellette / Ars Technica : Researchers used a series of auctions to find that, on average, it would take more than $1,000 to entice a Facebook user to deactivate their account for a year   —  Some users required more than $1,000 to deactivate their account for one year. … A series of auctions revealed …

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All photos uploaded to Twinning, Popsugar’s tool to match a user’s photo with a celebrity’s, were accessible from a public AWS storage bucket that is…

Zack Whittaker / TechCrunch : All photos uploaded to Twinning, Popsugar's tool to match a user's photo with a celebrity's, were accessible from a public AWS storage bucket that is now locked   —  I thought the worst thing about Popsugar's Twinning tool was that it matched me with James Corden.

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PlanetScale, a database-as-a-service startup based on tech that helped scale YouTube, emerges from stealth, had raised $3M seed from tech luminaries…

Josh Constine / TechCrunch : PlanetScale, a database-as-a-service startup based on tech that helped scale YouTube, emerges from stealth, had raised $3M seed from tech luminaries last April   —  Database legends emerge with a new startup  —  When the former CTOs of YouTube, Facebook and Dropbox seed fund a database startup …

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Hulu is launching a new private programmatic marketplace for advertisers to buy its on-demand and TV inventory; the marketplace won’t replace upfront…

Jeanine Poggi / Ad Age : Hulu is launching a new private programmatic marketplace for advertisers to buy its on-demand and TV inventory; the marketplace won't replace upfront deals   —  Hulu is further automating advertising on the streaming platform with a new private programmatic marketplace.

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Synthace, the developer of Antha OS for automating laboratory processes for biological experiments, raises $25.6M Series B led by Horizons Ventures…

Kyle Wiggers / VentureBeat : Synthace, the developer of Antha OS for automating laboratory processes for biological experiments, raises $25.6M Series B led by Horizons Ventures   —  U.K.-based startup Synthace wants to automate laboratory processes with a programming language designed for biological experiments, and it's getting the financial backing to do it.

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China-based online consumer lending platform 360 Finance closes flat on its first day of trading in US after raising $51M in its IPO (Peter H….

Peter H. Frank / CapitalWatch : China-based online consumer lending platform 360 Finance closes flat on its first day of trading in US after raising $51M in its IPO   —  In the midst of a rough market, 360 Finance Inc. (Nasdaq: QFIN) held its own today as the company completed its initial public offering at $16.50 per share …

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Lucy Peng, an original Alibaba co-founder, steps down as CEO of Lazada after 9 months, will be replaced by Lazada’s Executive President Pierre…

Jon Russell / TechCrunch : Lucy Peng, an original Alibaba co-founder, steps down as CEO of Lazada after 9 months, will be replaced by Lazada's Executive President Pierre Poignant   —  Alibaba has reshuffled the leadership at Lazada, its e-commerce firm in Southeast Asia, after CEO Lucy Peng — an original Alibaba co-founder …

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The recklessness of Uber and Tesla in their development of autonomous cars risks alienating a public already wary of self-driving vehicles (Brian…

Brian Merchant / Gizmodo : The recklessness of Uber and Tesla in their development of autonomous cars risks alienating a public already wary of self-driving vehicles   —  Autonomous vehicles were supposed to make driving safer, and they may yet—some of the more optimistic research indicates self-driving cars could save tens …

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How Jolla’s Sailfish has survived as an independent mobile OS by targeting government and enterprise sectors in Russia and China which are wary of…

Daniel Oberhaus / Motherboard : How Jolla's Sailfish has survived as an independent mobile OS by targeting government and enterprise sectors in Russia and China which are wary of Google   —  Alternative mobile operating systems have come and gone over the years, but only Sailfish has survived the iOS and Android duopoly.

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Robinhood deletes tweets about launching checking and savings accounts, scrubs the page from its website, and now calls the offering a “cash…

Julie Verhage / Bloomberg : Robinhood deletes tweets about launching checking and savings accounts, scrubs the page from its website, and now calls the offering a “cash management” program   —  After a backlash around the marketing of its newest product, Robinhood Financial LLC has rebranded the service …

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Profile of MindGeek, which owns 9 of the top 15 porn sites worldwide, has 125M visits per day, and whose bandwidth use exceeds that of Facebook or…

Aisha Hassan / Quartz : Profile of MindGeek, which owns 9 of the top 15 porn sites worldwide, has 125M visits per day, and whose bandwidth use exceeds that of Facebook or Amazon   —  The biggest and perhaps best source of data about what people like to watch on the internet and what they would pay for doesn't come …

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