July 16, 2019
Tue. 07/16 - Who Put The Politics In My Tech?
Facebook explains Libra to Congress, Amazon might be next in the EU’s woodshed, Google might be next in Trump’s woodshed, another Tesla lineup shakeup, a couple of interesting raises and Microsoft opens Windows up to all your digital assistants.
Senators aren’t sold on Facebook’s Libra project (The Verge)
Highlights from Facebook's Libra Senate hearing (TechCrunch)
Facebook Cryptocurrency Plans Have a Problem: Facebook’s Reputation (NYTimes)
Amazon in EU Crosshairs as Vestager Fights Big Tech to the End (Bloomberg)
Trump threatens to ‘take a look’ at Google for China ties (Washington Post)
Silicon Valley’s Right Wing Is Angry And Punching Back (BuzzFeed News)
Tesla updates pricing and options across lineup, discontinues several variants (Electrek)
Newsletter platform Substack raises $15.3M round led by a16z (TechCrunch)
Patreon raises $60M Series D, targets international growth and more customization (TechCrunch)
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