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To increase profits in its retail business, Amazon is asking brands with cheap but heavy or bulky items to change packaging and ship from their own…

Wall Street Journal : To increase profits in its retail business, Amazon is asking brands with cheap but heavy or bulky items to change packaging and ship from their own warehouses   —  Online giant pushes for changes in product packaging, quantities to improve earnings  —  Amazon.com Inc. AMZN -4.01% …

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Latticework, which is working on a consumer focused $550 NAS device called Amber and a cloud backup platform, has raised a $13M seed round (Kyle…

Kyle Wiggers / VentureBeat : Latticework, which is working on a consumer focused $550 NAS device called Amber and a cloud backup platform, has raised a $13M seed round   —  It seems nary a week goes by without a breach that compromises millions of personal files.  On Monday, Google revealed that it will shut down its social network …

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Hulu is launching a new private programmatic marketplace for advertisers to buy its on-demand and TV inventory; the marketplace won’t replace upfront…

Jeanine Poggi / Ad Age : Hulu is launching a new private programmatic marketplace for advertisers to buy its on-demand and TV inventory; the marketplace won't replace upfront deals   —  Hulu is further automating advertising on the streaming platform with a new private programmatic marketplace.

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Data shows GraphQL, a Facebook-developed open source data query language, has seen a sharp rise in adoption among JavaScript developers over the past…

Klint Finley / Wired : Data shows GraphQL, a Facebook-developed open source data query language, has seen a sharp rise in adoption among JavaScript developers over the past two years   —  THE CODE THAT runs the web is a melting pot of programming languages and technologies.  JavaScript, the most popular language on the web …

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Robinhood deletes tweets about launching checking and savings accounts, scrubs the page from its website, and now calls the offering a “cash…

Julie Verhage / Bloomberg : Robinhood deletes tweets about launching checking and savings accounts, scrubs the page from its website, and now calls the offering a “cash management” program   —  After a backlash around the marketing of its newest product, Robinhood Financial LLC has rebranded the service …

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Amsterdam-based e-scooter startup Dott, founded by former Ofo exec Maxim Romain, raises €20M led by EQT Ventures and Naspers (Kate…

Kate Clark / TechCrunch : Amsterdam-based e-scooter startup Dott, founded by former Ofo exec Maxim Romain, raises €20M led by EQT Ventures and Naspers   —  The funding extravaganza may be approaching its end for scooter “unicorns” Lime and Bird, but smaller startups in the micro-mobility space have continued …

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Spammers are emailing businesses, schools, and other locations in the US, Canada, and New Zealand, demanding bitcoin as ransom to not detonate a…

Adi Robertson / The Verge : Spammers are emailing businesses, schools, and other locations in the US, Canada, and New Zealand, demanding bitcoin as ransom to not detonate a supposed bomb   —  Spammers are sending a wave of threats to businesses, schools, and other locations in English-speaking countries across the world …

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Sources: Medium CEO Ev Williams had preliminary talks about buying New York Media, parent of New York Magazine; source said talks are “unlikely to…

Bloomberg : Sources: Medium CEO Ev Williams had preliminary talks about buying New York Media, parent of New York Magazine; source said talks are “unlikely to progress”   —  - The Twitter co-founder says he wants to invest in media in '19  — Magazine publisher has been exploring its options this year

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Sources: Facebook is in talks with pay TV channels, including HBO, Showtime, and Starz, about selling their streaming TV services on its platform…

Peter Kafka / Recode : Sources: Facebook is in talks with pay TV channels, including HBO, Showtime, and Starz, about selling their streaming TV services on its platform   —  The world's biggest social network wants to get into the pay TV business — by taking a page from Amazon.  —  Facebook is readying …

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Starbucks partners with UberEats to deliver food and coffee from a quarter of its US stores starting in 2019, following a pilot program in Miami in…

Nivedita Balu / Reuters : Starbucks partners with UberEats to deliver food and coffee from a quarter of its US stores starting in 2019, following a pilot program in Miami in September   —  (Reuters) - Starbucks Corp (SBUX.O) said on Thursday it is partnering with UberEats to deliver food and coffee from nearly a quarter …

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Juniper Square, which operates a platform for commercial real estate investment firms, raises $25M Series B led by Ribbit Capital (Kate…

Kate Clark / TechCrunch : Juniper Square, which operates a platform for commercial real estate investment firms, raises $25M Series B led by Ribbit Capital   —  Juniper Square, a four-year-old startup at the intersection of enterprise software, real estate and financial technology, has brought in an additional $25 million …

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Google says it won’t sell general-purpose facial recognition APIs before working through “important technology and policy questions” (Kent…

Kent Walker / Google : Google says it won't sell general-purpose facial recognition APIs before working through “important technology and policy questions”   —  More than 400 million people in the world have diabetes.  A third of them have diabetic retinopathy, a complication that can cause permanent blindness.

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