Marc Tracy / New York Times:
Facebook invests $100M more to support the news industry amid COVID-19: $25M in emergency grant funding for local news and $75M in additional marketing spend  —  With grants and marketing spending, the soc…

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Issie Lapowsky / Protocol:
Q&A with CA Rep. Ro Khanna on COVID-19’s impact on tech industry, how stimulus’ SMB loans work for VC-funded companies, unemployment protections for gig jobs  —  Protocol talks with the California repres…

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Charlotte Tucker / EU-Startups:
Preply, an online language tutoring service that uses machine learning to pair tutors with students, raises €9M led by London-based Hoxton Ventures  —  Today the edtech startup Preply has announced…

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Debby Wu / Bloomberg:
Foxconn posted a $1.58B profit in Q4 2019, down 24% YoY; sources say the 5G iPhone will launch in the fall, but future Apple products may be delayed  —  – The company known as Foxconn grappling with Covid-19 uph…

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Paul Sandle / Reuters:
UK telcos, including BT, Virgin Media, Sky, and TalkTalk, have agreed to remove all data caps on fixed-line broadband services during the coronavirus crisis  —  Britain’s big telecoms providers have agreed to re…

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Zara Stone / OneZero :
A look at video chat service Houseparty, which has topped the Australian, Canadian, and UK iOS App Stores and is like Zoom but with built-in games  —  ast Saturday night, Jason Shaverin, a 36-year-old proj…

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FinSMEs:
Forager, which lets users book, track, and manage shipments between the US, Mexico, and Canada, raises $10M Series A led by US Venture Partners  —  Forager, a Chicago, IL-based technology company providing cross-border soluti…

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Ben Schoon / 9to5Google:
A look at the 3D animals and other objects viewable in Google Search using AR on a variety of smartphones and tablets, added since Google’s 2019 I/O Conference  —  At its I/O conference in 2019, Google announc…

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Kirsten Korosec / TechCrunch:
Helm.ai, which develops autonomous car software that it claims can sidestep the need for on-road testing, emerges from stealth with $13M in seed funding  —  Four years ago, mathematician Vlad Voroninski s…

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New York Times:
Sources: Facebook’s security team had disinfo concerns about The Daily Wire’s sites in 2019, clashing with the policy team, which prevented action being taken  —  After spending billions to avoid a repeat of 2016, the …

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