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Grocery e-commerce company Boxed raises $110M Series D led by Japanese retail chain Aeon Group; source says the startup is now valued at $600M (Erin…

Erin Griffith / New York Times : Grocery e-commerce company Boxed raises $110M Series D led by Japanese retail chain Aeon Group; source says the startup is now valued at $600M   —  Chieh Huang spent years trying to get grocery industry executives excited about the technology at Boxed, his grocery e-commerce company.

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Twitter says it has suspended 284 accounts for engaging in coordinated manipulation and that many of the accounts appeared to originate from Iran…

Twitter Safety / @twittersafety : Twitter says it has suspended 284 accounts for engaging in coordinated manipulation and that many of the accounts appeared to originate from Iran   —  Working with our industry peers today, we have suspended 284 accounts from Twitter for engaging in coordinated manipulation. Based on our existing analysis, it appears many of these accounts originated from Iran.

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Google launches experimental feature for Assistant users in the US that shares stories from Solutions Journalism Network when asked "tell me…

Patricia Hernandez / The Verge : Google launches experimental feature for Assistant users in the US that shares stories from Solutions Journalism Network when asked “tell me something good”   —  Good news, literally  —  Trying to keep up with the news might be aspirational, but these days, it can also be depressing.

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Braavo, a startup that provides financing to mobile app developers and gets paid back with a fixed percentage of future earnings, raises $6M Series A…

Anthony Ha / TechCrunch : Braavo, a startup that provides financing to mobile app developers and gets paid back with a fixed percentage of future earnings, raises $6M Series A   —  Braavo, a startup that provides financing to mobile app developers, is announcing that it has raised $6 million in Series A funding.

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Chinese professional networking service Maimai.cn raises $200M Series D led by DST Global and says it’s planning a US IPO for next year (Yimian…

Yimian Wu / China Money Network : Chinese professional networking service Maimai.cn raises $200M Series D led by DST Global and says it's planning a US IPO for next year   —  Chinese business and career-oriented social networking platform Maimai.cn today announced that DST Global has led a US$200 million series D round.

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Sources: Benchmark plans to keep its next fund, expected early next year, about the same size as its previous ones, eschewing trend in VC to raise…

Rolfe Winkler / Wall Street Journal : Sources: Benchmark plans to keep its next fund, expected early next year, about the same size as its previous ones, eschewing trend in VC to raise larger funds   —  Early bets on Uber, WeWork and Snap have delivered unrivaled returns in one fund, but the venture-capital firm resists getting bigger

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A look at Facebook’s voice ambitions: from developing a speech recognition feature for Facebook and Messenger apps called Aloha to patents for a…

Josh Constine / TechCrunch : A look at Facebook's voice ambitions: from developing a speech recognition feature for Facebook and Messenger apps called Aloha to patents for a speaker device   —  Code reveals unlaunched speech recognition feature  —  Facebook has been a bit slow to adopt the voice computing revolution.

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Federal court filing: Uber harassment case settlement will award $1.9M in damages across 56 current and former employees who filed claims (Peter…

Peter Blumberg / Bloomberg : Federal court filing: Uber harassment case settlement will award $1.9M in damages across 56 current and former employees who filed claims   —  The cost of Uber Technologies Inc.'s sexual harassment scandal is now itemized: 56 current and former employees who filed claims stand to collect an average of $33,928.57.

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Tencent Holdings and SoftBank Group both dispute reports of their involvement in the pre-IPO investment round of Chinese cryptocurrency mining giant…

CoinDesk : Tencent Holdings and SoftBank Group both dispute reports of their involvement in the pre-IPO investment round of Chinese cryptocurrency mining giant Bitmain   —  Tencent Holdings and SoftBank Group are both disputing their involvement in a widely reported pre-IPO investment round for Chinese cryptocurrency mining giant Bitmain.

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Research that looked at every anti-refugee attack in Germany over two years shows more attacks on refugees happened where Facebook use was higher than…

New York Times : Research that looked at every anti-refugee attack in Germany over two years shows more attacks on refugees happened where Facebook use was higher than average   —  ALTENA, Germany — When you ask locals why Dirk Denkhaus, a young firefighter trainee who had been considered neither dangerous nor political …

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