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Square hires Blizzard Entertainment’s Amrita Ahuja as CFO three months after long-time CFO Sarah Friar exited for the CEO job at Nextdoor (Kate…

Kate Clark / TechCrunch : Square hires Blizzard Entertainment's Amrita Ahuja as CFO three months after long-time CFO Sarah Friar exited for the CEO job at Nextdoor   —  Founder and chief executive Jack Dorsey says Square has poached Amrita Ahuja from Blizzard Entertainment, a division of the gaming company Activision Blizzard …

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Niantic has closed a $190M funding round, according to an SEC filing, bringing total raised to more than $415M (Lucas Matney/TechCrunch)

Lucas Matney / TechCrunch : Niantic has closed a $190M funding round, according to an SEC filing, bringing total raised to more than $415M   —  Mobile AR gaming startup Niantic has closed a $190 million round of funding according to newly-filed SEC docs.  —  The filing comes after a WSJ report last month suggested …

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Judge blocks a new law that requires Airbnb to share hosts’ names and addresses with New York City starting next month, until resolution of ongoing…

Venessa Wong / BuzzFeed News : Judge blocks a new law that requires Airbnb to share hosts' names and addresses with New York City starting next month, until resolution of ongoing litigation   —  A federal judge is blocking a rule in New York City that would have gone into effect next month requiring Airbnb and HomeAway hosts …

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As some prominent creators leave in protest after Patreon bans anti-feminist for hate speech, a look at its approach to policing speech with human…

Nellie Bowles / New York Times : As some prominent creators leave in protest after Patreon bans anti-feminist for hate speech, a look at its approach to policing speech with human moderators   —  Sam Harris, the polemical atheist neuroscientist known for his popular podcast “Waking Up,” was making tens of thousands of dollars …

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Rakuten: Amazon’s share of US online sales can dip to ~20% around Thanksgiving only to soar to ~50% before Christmas, as users trust Amazon to deliver…

Karen Weise / New York Times : Rakuten: Amazon's share of US online sales can dip to ~20% around Thanksgiving only to soar to ~50% before Christmas, as users trust Amazon to deliver on time   —  SEATTLE — Olivia Zimmermann started her holiday shopping early this year, buying a Bluetooth speaker from Best Buy for her sister.

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Congress passes the Open Government Data Act, which requires public information to be open to the public by default in a machine readable format (Alex…

Alex Howard / E Pluribus Unum : Congress passes the Open Government Data Act, which requires public information to be open to the public by default in a machine readable format   —  On December 21, 2018, the United States House of Representatives voted to enact H.R. 4174, the Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act of 2017 …

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As Snap hits an all-time low, sources describe Evan Spiegel’s instinctual and imperious management style that can stifle dissent and led to the…

Wall Street Journal : As Snap hits an all-time low, sources describe Evan Spiegel's instinctual and imperious management style that can stifle dissent and led to the redesign debacle   —  Snap, once seen as a viable competitor to Facebook, is struggling after the CEO ignored warnings about a redesign that proved unpopular

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A look at the state of crypto at the end of 2018 and a list of questions to consider as the ecosystem evolves in 2019 and beyond (Kyle…

Kyle Samani / Multicoin Capital : A look at the state of crypto at the end of 2018 and a list of questions to consider as the ecosystem evolves in 2019 and beyond   —  As 2018 comes to a close, we've been thinking about some of the big questions that crypto still needs to answer.  —  Although there is some clarity …

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