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Unlike smaller web forums, centrally run social media platforms like Twitter are just too big to nurture healthy online communities (John Herrman/New…

John Herrman / New York Times : Unlike smaller web forums, centrally run social media platforms like Twitter are just too big to nurture healthy online communities   —  In late July, President Trump aimed his Twitter account at the platform itself: “Twitter ‘SHADOW BANNING’ prominent Republicans,” he wrote.  “Not good.”

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Interview with Sonos Chief Product Officer Nick Millington, who’s named on 69 of its patents, on the company’s early days, evolution, and future…

Jeffrey Van Camp / Wired : Interview with Sonos Chief Product Officer Nick Millington, who's named on 69 of its patents, on the company's early days, evolution, and future   —  NICK MILLINGTON HAD just started to feel like a successful software engineer.  It was early 2003, and at age 26 he already had a fruitful career at Microsoft.

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Data privacy laws don’t disadvantage US AI firms to China much; protecting users from exploitation will give an edge in AI as global privacy…

Foreign Policy : Data privacy laws don't disadvantage US AI firms to China much; protecting users from exploitation will give an edge in AI as global privacy consciousness rises   —  Tech competition is being used to push a dangerous corporate agenda.  —  High-tech industries have become the new battlefield …

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Cisco reports Q4 profit of $3.8B, up 57% YoY, and revenue of $12.8B as it transitions to subscription-based services; stock up 6%+ after hours (Robert…

Robert Hof / SiliconANGLE : Cisco reports Q4 profit of $3.8B, up 57% YoY, and revenue of $12.8B as it transitions to subscription-based services; stock up 6%+ after hours   —  Cisco Systems Inc.'s attempt to become more of a subscription- and software-driven business displayed more traction today as revenue grew year-over-year for the third straight quarter.

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Best Buy acquires GreatCall, which offers health response services and connected devices for the elderly, for $800M; GreatCall has 900K customers…

Larry Dignan / ZDNet : Best Buy acquires GreatCall, which offers health response services and connected devices for the elderly, for $800M; GreatCall has 900K customers   —  GreatCall focuses on services for the aging population, is profitable and has $300 million in annual revenue.  The company also gives Best Buy a services boost.

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Ahead of Twitter API changes coming on August 16, Tapbots removes several features from Tweetbot for iOS, following similar moves by Twitterrific and…

Juli Clover / MacRumors : Ahead of Twitter API changes coming on August 16, Tapbots removes several features from Tweetbot for iOS, following similar moves by Twitterrific and others   —  Ahead of upcoming Twitter changes set to be implemented tomorrow, Tapbots has released an updated version of its Tweetbot app for iOS devices …

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Uber’s Q2 2018 financials: revenue rose 51% YoY to $2.7B as adjusted EBITDA losses widened to $404M, up from $304M in Q1; gross bookings rose 41% YoY…

Megan Rose Dickey / TechCrunch : Uber's Q2 2018 financials: revenue rose 51% YoY to $2.7B as adjusted EBITDA losses widened to $404M, up from $304M in Q1; gross bookings rose 41% YoY to $12B   —  While Uber isn't required to disclose its financial results, Uber has done so for past few quarters as it gears up to go public next year.

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Social media has shifted from a distraction where comedians found success to a political conversation where old jokes can lead to the end of careers…

Julia Alexander / Polygon : Social media has shifted from a distraction where comedians found success to a political conversation where old jokes can lead to the end of careers   —  How jokes became ammo during the social media platform's shift from distraction to political warzone  —  How do you make a dead baby float? You take your foot off its head.

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Sources: Yahoo Finance is launching a full-day live video streaming network by the end of the year, that will include market and global financial news…

Axios : Sources: Yahoo Finance is launching a full-day live video streaming network by the end of the year, that will include market and global financial news updates   —  Yahoo Finance is launching a full-day live video streaming network by the end of the year, three sources familiar with the plans tell Axios.

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How small countries like Bermuda, Malta, and Liechtenstein are racing to become the go-to destination for cryptocurrency firms by passing friendly…

Nathaniel Popper / New York Times : How small countries like Bermuda, Malta, and Liechtenstein are racing to become the go-to destination for cryptocurrency firms by passing friendly legislation   —  SAN FRANCISCO — Hedge funds go to the Cayman Islands to incorporate.  Big companies are generally domiciled in Delaware.

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