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Source: Apple did not acquire music analytics startup Asaii but instead hired its founders to work on Apple Music (Ingrid Lunden/TechCrunch)

Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch : Source: Apple did not acquire music analytics startup Asaii but instead hired its founders to work on Apple Music   —  On the heels of news of not one but two acquisitions from Apple last week, a report surfaced yesterday that Apple had picked up yet another company, the music analytics startup Asaii …

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Blood capital, WeWork whisperings, and gobs of cash for smiles and vegetables

 Hello and welcome back to  Equity , TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week we had a good crew on the show. We had Connie Loizos and Danny Crichton from TechCrunch, I scampered over from the Crunchbase News domicile, and Brian O’Malley , a general partner with  Forerunner Ventures,  joined us to us to round out the collective. It was yet another packed episode. There’s so much going on in the venture world that we can’t get to it all. Not even a large fraction, really. So we did what we always do, and picked out our favorite bits. Up top we talked about the recent market carnage . It’s been super rough for tech stocks large, small, medium, and SaaS. Everyone got hit.

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eMarketer study: Amazon’s ad business will bring in $4.61B this year, putting Amazon at 3rd place, ahead of Microsoft, in its share of the US digital…

Sara Fischer / Axios : eMarketer study: Amazon's ad business will bring in $4.61B this year, putting Amazon at 3rd place, ahead of Microsoft, in its share of the US digital ad market   —  Amazon's ad business will bring in $4.61 billion this year, according to a new eMarketer study, up a whopping 60% from the projection of $2.89 billion in March.

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Profile of Twitch streamer Tyler "Ninja" Blevins, one of the top Fortnite players in the world who shot to fame in March after he played the…

Elaine Teng / ESPN : Profile of Twitch streamer Tyler “Ninja” Blevins, one of the top Fortnite players in the world who shot to fame in March after he played the game with Drake   —  On a sweltering afternoon in Chicago, with the bass from the closest stage at Lollapalooza booming in the background …

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Book excerpt: how Reddit co-founders Steve Huffman and Alexis Ohanian patched their fractured friendship and reclaimed Reddit’s helm (Christine…

Christine Lagorio-Chafkin / Inc.com : Book excerpt: how Reddit co-founders Steve Huffman and Alexis Ohanian patched their fractured friendship and reclaimed Reddit's helm   —  Reddit's co-founders patched their fractured friendship to save the company that defined them. … Steve Huffman had been seeing a therapist for a few years …

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Google Cloud launches Work Insights, a tool that provides data on G Suite adoption rates and collaboration patterns across teams in a company,…

Paul Sawers / VentureBeat : Google Cloud launches Work Insights, a tool that provides data on G Suite adoption rates and collaboration patterns across teams in a company, available in beta   —  Google has today announced a couple of new tools for G Suite users.  —  First up, the company lifted the lid on a completely …

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Court filing: US government seeks to continue FBI work with Mirai botnet hackers, who pled guilty to creating the malware last Dec., as part of their…

Garrett M. Graff / Wired : Court filing: US government seeks to continue FBI work with Mirai botnet hackers, who pled guilty to creating the malware last Dec., as part of their sentencing   —  THE THREE COLLEGE-AGE defendants behind the the Mirai botnet—an online tool that wreaked destruction across the internet …

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Investigation: 15 employers, including Uber, have advertised jobs on Facebook exclusively to one sex in the past year, with many ads playing to…

ProPublica : Investigation: 15 employers, including Uber, have advertised jobs on Facebook exclusively to one sex in the past year, with many ads playing to stereotypes   —  Hundreds of thousands of Americans drive for Uber.  And the company is looking for many more.  It runs ads on Facebook that say, for example: “Driving toward something?

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Cloudflare adds new "one-click" DNSSEC setup to make it far more difficult to spoof websites, likely increasing the protocol’s woeful…

Zack Whittaker / TechCrunch : Cloudflare adds new “one-click” DNSSEC setup to make it far more difficult to spoof websites, likely increasing the protocol's woeful adoption rate   —  Bad news first: the internet is broken for a while.  The good news is that Cloudflare thinks it can make it slightly less broken.

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