New law forces Airbnb to open its books to New York authorities — TechCrunch

The New York City Council has voted in favor of a new law requiring Airbnb and similar home-share companies to share data on their users. The company has fought the law tooth and nail, but city authorities say it’s basically common sense for the local government to be informed…

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Custom framing startup Framebridge picks up $30 million Series C — TechCrunch

D.C.-based Framebridge today announced the close of a $30 million Series C financing round led by T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc. with participation from existing investors SWaN & Legend Venture Partners, Revolution Ventures, and NEA. Launched in 2014, Framebridge offers affordable and convenient custom framing via its website and mobile app. The idea for the…

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Barack Obama Slams ‘Strongman Politics’ Without Directly Attacking President Trump — TIME

Former U.S. President Barack Obama used his first major speech since leaving office to call out a global rise in authoritarianism and defend globalization, but did not directly address the current President, Donald Trump, as some thought he might. Beginning his speech at the 2018 Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture in Johannesburg, South Africa, Obama said… (read more, click link below)

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Why There’s a Deep Cultural Aversion to DNA Testing, Even When It Can Reunite Separated Immigrant Families — TIME

As the U.S. government struggles to make good on its promise to reunite all 3,000 children and parents who were separated at the border, it would seem like its use of DNA testing would be universally celebrated: At last, we have some cool-headed science to help resolve the tragedy of unidentified children…

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Ultimate Software is acquiring PeopleDoc for $300 million — TechCrunch

Public company Ultimate Software is acquiring French startup PeopleDoc for $300 million in cash and stock. The transaction is expected to close in the third quarter of 2018. These two companies both make HR solutions. Ultimate Software has been around for a while. It went public in 1998…

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The App Store continues to bring in nearly double the revenue of Google Play, data shows — 9to5Mac

As we move into the second half of 2018, app analytics firm Sensor Tower is today out with its data for global app revenue during the first half of the year. As has become the norm, the numbers show just how more revenue Apple’s App Store generates compared to competitors… more…

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Aiming to make billboard advertising more programmatic, Adquick raises $2.1 million — TechCrunch

Alexis Ohanian is the co-founder of Initialized Capital and an investor in Adquick, a new service that’s looking to bring billboard advertising into the internet age, bought his last billboard ad just this year.…

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