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IGTV has not yet explained how creators will be paid, but likely options include mid-roll or pre-roll ads with revenue splits, or paying creators…

Kurt Wagner / Recode : IGTV has not yet explained how creators will be paid, but likely options include mid-roll or pre-roll ads with revenue splits, or paying creators outright   —  Instagram doesn't have a business for IGTV, but it'll need to make money quickly.  —  Instagram wants to be TV for young people.

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White House names NSC’s Grant Schneider to lead Vulnerability Equities Process board, which decides software vulnerabilities to keep secret for intel…

Chris Bing / Cyberscoop : White House names NSC's Grant Schneider to lead Vulnerability Equities Process board, which decides software vulnerabilities to keep secret for intel gathering   —  The White House has selected a new leader to head a secretive government group that helps decide which software vulnerabilities …

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PayPal to buy Simility, a specialist in AI-based fraud and risk management, for $120M in cash; Simility had raised about $25M and was last valued at…

Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch : PayPal to buy Simility, a specialist in AI-based fraud and risk management, for $120M in cash; Simility had raised about $25M and was last valued at $52.75M   —  Payment provider PayPal continues apace with its acquisitions streak to bring more modern tools into its platform to serve its 237 million customers.

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Google updates Measure, its app for measuring things that was previously a Project Tango exclusive, to work with any Android phone running ARCore…

Abner Li / 9to5Google : Google updates Measure, its app for measuring things that was previously a Project Tango exclusive, to work with any Android phone running ARCore   —  Before ARCore, Google's augmented reality efforts were based around Project Tango and devices that required specialized cameras and sensors.

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Disrupting the paycheck, Gusto’s Flexible Pay allows employees to pick when they get paid

People should get paid for work they have done. It’s a pretty simple principle of capitalism, but a principle that seems increasingly violated in the modern economy. With semi-monthly paychecks, the work an employee does on the first day of the month won’t be paid until the end of the third week — a delay of up to 21 days. That delay is despite the massive digitalization of bank transfers and accounting over the past few decades that should have made paychecks far more regular. Gusto , a payroll and HR benefits provider focused on small businesses, announced the launch of Flexible Pay today, a new feature that will allow its payroll users to select when they receive their income for work already completed. The feature, which must be switched on by an employer, will cost employers nothing out-of-pocket today. The launch is limited to customers in Texas, but will expand to other states in the coming year. As Gusto CEO Joshua Reeves explained it to me, a kid mowing lawns in a neighborhood has a much more visceral connection to income than the modern knowledge economy worker. Cut the grass, get cash — it’s that simple. He also pointed out, with irony, that terminated employees experience much better payroll service than regular employees: they have to be paid out on their last day of work outside of the standard paycheck schedule.

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SEC filing: MoviePass parent Helios and Matheson Analytics plans to raise up to $164M through a bond sale and by issuing 20K+ shares (Brent…

Brent Lang / Variety : SEC filing: MoviePass parent Helios and Matheson Analytics plans to raise up to $164M through a bond sale and by issuing 20K+ shares   —  Senior Film and Media Editor @BrentALang FOLLOW  —  MoviePass' parent company has launched a $164 million bond sale as the struggling subscription service tries …

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Twitter has made a somewhat miraculous comeback in the past two years, with rising revenue and MAUs, due to luck and a focus on news and premium video…

Alex Kantrowitz / BuzzFeed : Twitter has made a somewhat miraculous comeback in the past two years, with rising revenue and MAUs, due to luck and a focus on news and premium video   —  A bird emerges from the ashes.  —  Two years ago, people were writing eulogies for Twitter.  —  Rudderless and without product direction …

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Facebook announces updates in effort to fight false news: using more machine learning, expanding fact-checking partnerships, using Claim Review…

Tessa Lyons / Facebook : Facebook announces updates in effort to fight false news: using more machine learning, expanding fact-checking partnerships, using Claim Review framework, more   —  Over the last year and half, we have been committed to fighting false news through a combination of technology and human review …

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Intel CEO Brian Krzanich to step down following an investigation into a consensual relationship with an Intel employee; Bob Swan to step in as interim…

Sara Salinas / CNBC : Intel CEO Brian Krzanich to step down following an investigation into a consensual relationship with an Intel employee; Bob Swan to step in as interim CEO   —  Intel's Brian Krzanich is out as CEO and chairman of the board following an investigation into a “consensual relationship with an Intel employee,” the company announced Thursday.

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Twitter acquires San Francisco-based Smyte, which offers tools to protect user accounts and stop online abuse, harassment, and spam (Sarah…

Sarah Perez / TechCrunch : Twitter acquires San Francisco-based Smyte, which offers tools to protect user accounts and stop online abuse, harassment, and spam   —  Twitter this morning announced it has agreed to buy San Francisco-based technology company Smyte, which describes itself as “trust and safety as a service.”

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Sources: Apple is facing technical hurdles making the AirPower wireless charger, which runs a stripped-down version of iOS, but aims to launch it by…

Mark Gurman / Bloomberg : Sources: Apple is facing technical hurdles making the AirPower wireless charger, which runs a stripped-down version of iOS, but aims to launch it by September   —  - Engineers hoped for June launch; company aims for September  — Several new Apple products have been delayed in recent years

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Sources: Apple is facing technical hurdles making the AirPower wireless charger, which runs a stripped-down version of iOS, but aims to launch it by…

Mark Gurman / Bloomberg : Sources: Apple is facing technical hurdles making the AirPower wireless charger, which runs a stripped-down version of iOS, but aims to launch it by September   —  - Engineers hoped for June launch; company aims for September  — Several new Apple products have been delayed in recent years

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A look at how eBay’s seller ratings approach can be credited or blamed for shaping the internet and influencing tech giants like Facebook and Uber…

John Herrman / New York Times : A look at how eBay's seller ratings approach can be credited or blamed for shaping the internet and influencing tech giants like Facebook and Uber   —  There was a time when eBay was practically synonymous with buying and selling things online.  Now it's surprisingly easy to forget that it exists …

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