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Snap launches Snap Camera for Mac and Windows, brings Snapchat filters to apps including Twitch, YouTube, and Skype on the desktop (Casey Newton/The…

Casey Newton / The Verge : Snap launches Snap Camera for Mac and Windows, brings Snapchat filters to apps including Twitch, YouTube, and Skype on the desktop   —  The conference call is going to be lit, fam  —  Snap, which likes to call itself a camera company, is bringing that camera to the desktop.

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Sources: Epic Games’ $1.25B round values the company at almost $15B with at least some of the investment coming from sales of shares by existing…

Wall Street Journal : Sources: Epic Games' $1.25B round values the company at almost $15B with at least some of the investment coming from sales of shares by existing holders   —  Epic Games Inc., the creator of the smash-hit videogame “Fortnite,” is valued at almost $15 billion as part of a major new investment round.

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Teikametrics, a Boston-based startup that helps third-party sellers optimize advertising campaigns on Amazon, raises $10M Series A (Anthony…

Anthony Ha / TechCrunch : Teikametrics, a Boston-based startup that helps third-party sellers optimize advertising campaigns on Amazon, raises $10M Series A   —  Teikametrics is a Boston-based startup that helps retailers tackle the challenges of advertising on Amazon.  Today, the company is announcing that it has raised $10 million in Series A funding.

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Metrc, whose tracing software helps federal regulators and 11 states track cannabis from seed to sale, raises $50M from Tiger Global and Casa Verde…

Connie Loizos / TechCrunch : Metrc, whose tracing software helps federal regulators and 11 states track cannabis from seed to sale, raises $50M from Tiger Global and Casa Verde Capital   —  A growing number of states has legalized retail marijuana sales, but ensuring that everything works as advertised is no easy task.

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Amazon cancelled some ads on Bloomberg’s properties, sources say due to China spy chips story; sources: Apple did not invite Bloomberg to fall product…

Joseph Bernstein / BuzzFeed News : Amazon cancelled some ads on Bloomberg's properties, sources say due to China spy chips story; sources: Apple did not invite Bloomberg to fall product event   —  Amazon pulled its fourth quarter advertisements on Bloomberg's website, a move some within the media giant think is retribution …

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AT&T to shut down WarnerMedia’s FilmStruck, its two-year-old streaming video service for indie, arthouse, and classic films, on November 29 (Todd…

Todd Spangler / Variety : AT&T to shut down WarnerMedia's FilmStruck, its two-year-old streaming video service for indie, arthouse, and classic films, on November 29   —  In AT&T's latest move to streamline WarnerMedia, Turner and Warner Bros. Digital Networks announced Friday that the FilmStruck indie …

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Github’s new CEO Nat Friedman says Microsoft’s $7.5B acquisition of Github is now complete (Natfriedman/The GitHub Blog)

Natfriedman / The GitHub Blog : Github's new CEO Nat Friedman says Microsoft's $7.5B acquisition of Github is now complete   —  I'm thrilled to share that the Microsoft acquisition of GitHub is complete.  Monday is my first day as CEO.  Millions of people rely on GitHub every day, and I am honored by the opportunity to lead this company.

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Sources: two hackers, who stole millions of users’ data from Uber in 2016, indicted on charges related to 2016 data breach at online learning company…

Zack Whittaker / TechCrunch : Sources: two hackers, who stole millions of users' data from Uber in 2016, indicted on charges related to 2016 data breach at online learning company Lynda   —  Zack Whittaker @zackwhittaker / 8 hours  —  Two hackers who stole millions of users' data from ride-hailing firm Uber have been indicted …

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Terminus Technologies, a Chinese startup that provides IoT solutions in 70 cities, raises ~$173M Series B led by China Everbright and IDG Capital…

Eudora Wang / China Money Network : Terminus Technologies, a Chinese startup that provides IoT solutions in 70 cities, raises ~$173M Series B led by China Everbright and IDG Capital   —  Chinese internet of things (IoT) solution provider Terminus Technologies has secured a RMB1.2 billion (US$172.7 million) …

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Andy Rubin says NYT story is part of a smear campaign, calls allegations false, is troubled that Google execs are commenting and misrepresenting facts…

Andy Rubin / @arubin : Andy Rubin says NYT story is part of a smear campaign, calls allegations false, is troubled that Google execs are commenting and misrepresenting facts about him   —  1/2 The New York Times story contains numerous inaccuracies about my employment at Google and wild exaggerations about my compensation. Specifically, I never coerced a woman to have sex in a hotel room. These false allegations are part of a smear campaign

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Amazon says its “other” sales, which are mostly comprised of its advertising services, earned nearly $2.5B in net sales in Q3, up 122% YoY from $1.12B…

Alana Semuels / The Atlantic : Amazon says its “other” sales, which are mostly comprised of its advertising services, earned nearly $2.5B in net sales in Q3, up 122% YoY from $1.12B   —  The e-commerce company has so much information about us that it's become expert at shilling us things we didn't even know we needed.

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Airbnb says it has hired Aristotle Balogh, Google’s VP of engineering, application storage, and indexing and serving, to be its new CTO; current CTO…

Megan Rose Dickey / TechCrunch : Airbnb says it has hired Aristotle Balogh, Google's VP of engineering, application storage, and indexing and serving, to be its new CTO; current CTO to leave   —  Megan Rose Dickey @meganrosedickey / 7 hours  —  Ahead of Airbnb's expected initial public offering sometime within the next two years …

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