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Independent merchants allege Amazon has an unfair advantage by sending free samples via Vine to get their own brands reviewed fast, amid an EU…

Spencer Soper / Bloomberg : Independent merchants allege Amazon has an unfair advantage by sending free samples via Vine to get their own brands reviewed fast, amid an EU antitrust probe   —  Amazon.com Inc. cracked down on fake reviews two years ago by prohibiting shoppers from getting free products directly from merchants in exchange for writing reviews.

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Chicago Mercantile Exchange report shows Bitcoin futures have continually risen through Q3 2018, with average daily volume up 41% since Q2 (Stan…

Stan Higgins / CoinDesk : Chicago Mercantile Exchange report shows Bitcoin futures have continually risen through Q3 2018, with average daily volume up 41% since Q2   —  Average daily volumes for bitcoin futures trading saw a significant jump in the third quarter compared to the last period, according to CME Group.

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Micron to buy out Intel’s stake in IM Flash Technologies joint venture for $1.5B in cash and assume responsibility for $1B debt (Vibhuti…

Vibhuti Sharma / Reuters : Micron to buy out Intel's stake in IM Flash Technologies joint venture for $1.5B in cash and assume responsibility for $1B debt   —  (Reuters) - Micron Technology Inc (MU.O) said on Thursday it planned to take full control of IM Flash Technologies joint venture with Intel Corp (INTC.O).

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Source: Twitter suspended hundreds of accounts for violating spam rules; the accounts had posted pro-Saudi Arabia tweets about the disappearance of…

NBC News : Source: Twitter suspended hundreds of accounts for violating spam rules; the accounts had posted pro-Saudi Arabia tweets about the disappearance of Khashoggi   —  Twitter became aware of some of the bots on Thursday when NBC News presented the company with evidence of coordinated activity.

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As banks compete to become top underwriter for Uber’s 2019 IPO, sources say Morgan Stanley, whose top tech banker moonlights as an Uber driver, is the…

Wall Street Journal : As banks compete to become top underwriter for Uber's 2019 IPO, sources say Morgan Stanley, whose top tech banker moonlights as an Uber driver, is the favorite   —  Some bankers go the extra mile to land a deal.  Michael Grimes drove many.  —  Many Uber drivers are in it for a few extra bucks.

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A look at how SoftBank, whose Vision Fund received $45B from Saudi Arabia, is handling the growing crisis over Khashoggi’s disappearance (New York…

New York Times : A look at how SoftBank, whose Vision Fund received $45B from Saudi Arabia, is handling the growing crisis over Khashoggi's disappearance   —  Since the disappearance and apparent killing of a dissident journalist in a Saudi Arabian consulate, some of the most powerful figures in business are distancing themselves from the kingdom.

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BitGo, which makes multi-signature cryptocurrency wallets, raises $58.5M Series B from Goldman, Mike Novogratz, and others, bringing total raised to…

Lily Katz / Bloomberg : BitGo, which makes multi-signature cryptocurrency wallets, raises $58.5M Series B from Goldman, Mike Novogratz, and others, bringing total raised to $70M   —  - Startup guards digital currencies for institutional investors  — Bank calls custody a ‘logical precursor’ to market making

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Original Content podcast: We can’t resist the thoughtful glamour of ‘The Crown’

We weren’t expecting to like “The Crown.” Yes, there are talented actors and fancy costumes on-screen, and yes, there’s an acclaimed writer at the helm who specializes in dramatizing real history. But did we really need to watch another 20 hours of serious, scripted drama about England’s royal family? Well, we were convinced to give the show a shot after it took home multiple awards at this year’s Emmys , and we were absolutely won over. It turns out that some of the questions that made us uncertain about the concept (such as: What’s the point of a monarchy in modern society?) are exactly what the show is trying to explore. And it would be hard to overpraise those actors — not just Claire Foy as Queen Elizabeth II, but also Matt Smith as her husband Prince Philip, Vanessa Kirby as Pricness Margaret, John Lithgow as Winston Churchill and Jared Harris as Elizabeth’s father, King George VI. On the latest episode of the Original Content podcast , we’re joined by Catherine Shu to discuss the first two seasons of “The Crown,” and what we’re hoping to see in season three (with Foy and Smith replaced by older actors to play Elizabeth and Philip in middle age). We also discuss recently-revealed details about the upcoming Star Wars streaming series “The Mandalorian” and plans for an interactive episode of “Black Mirror.” You can listen in the player below, subscribe using Apple Podcasts  or find us in your podcast player of choice. If you like the show, please let us know by leaving a review on Apple. You also can send us feedback directly . (Or suggest shows and movies for us to review!)

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Pandora Now Lets Users Share Music On Snapchat – Ubergizmo

Ubergizmo Pandora Now Lets Users Share Music On Snapchat Ubergizmo Pandora launched its Premium music streaming service. Advertising. last year. Subscribers get access to a massive library of songs similar to what they would get on Spotify and Apple Music. They also get access to all of the features of the internet ... and more »

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Taking Tesla private, WeWork and Uber earnings, and what happened to crypto

Hello and welcome back to  Equity , TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week was a corker. We had Alex Wilhelm in-studio with our guest Minal Hasan , founder of K2 Global , and TechCrunch’s Danny Chriton jumped in from New York to help the crew dig through the biggest and best stuff from the last seven days. It’s been busy, to say the least. First, we took a look at the Elon-Musk-taking-Tesla-private-situation , which has kept Markets Twitter in suspense for days. We didn’t really get to talk about the Grimes-Azealia Banks stuff , but, hey, stay in your lane and what not. Don’t forget that the latest Tesla upheaval comes on the heels of the firm’s pretty good earnings report . Next, we took a look at earnings. Not of public companies, mind, but two unicorns that have become so large as to require regular financial disclosure. So, we took a peek into what Uber and WeWork had cooking. In short: WeWork loses a lot of money , and despite its impressive growth we have some concerns; Uber loses a lot of money , but due to its impressive growth our group was (on average) not too worried. Put into simple terms, WeWork’s long-term lease situation has us worried, while Uber’s losses compared to its net revenue seem kinda alright given other financial metrics. Place your own bets, of course. Moving along we took a dig into the NIO IPO , which you probably haven’t heard about yet

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Come watch the Equity podcast record live at Disrupt SF 2018

Disrupt SF is right around the corner, which means startupland is prepping to congregate once again in the city for another epic run of investors, startups and celebrities. This year, Disrupt is heading to Moscone West, so the event will be bigger and better than ever. And I have some good news for you. Initialized Capital’s Garry Tan  will join  Connie Loizos and Alex Wilhelm live on the Showcase Stage at 3 pm on Thursday, September 6, to dig through the latest, greatest and worst from the world of venture capital. That’s right, you can come to Disrupt and watch us sit on tall stools holding mics while we talk about the week’s money news in front of a bustling crowd of onlookers. Live tapings are fun because we can’t run the intro a second time if we mess it up. So come on down and hang out with us. Alex may even wear a shirt with buttons. And it gets better. If you want to obtain a discounted ticket to Disrupt (and why wouldn’t you?), head to the ticket page  and use the code “EQUITY” to get 15 percent off. Come for Equity and stay to see Aileen Lee, Reid Hoffman, Drew Houston, Anne Wojcicki, Arlan Hamilton, Ashton Kutcher, Mike Judge and so very many more people you’ve heard of on the Disrupt stage. To whet your appetite until the big show begins, click  here  to see the full agenda. It’s a good one. See you at Disrupt! For more Equity, head here to catch our latest episode.   Equity drops every Friday at 6:00 am PT, so subscribe to us on  Apple Podcasts ,  Overcast , Pocket Casts, Downcast and all the casts.

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