Manish Singh / TechCrunch:
Indian mobile gaming and esports app Mobile Premier League raises $90M Series C, source says at a $375M-$400M valuation, bringing its total raise to $130.5M — Mobile Premier League . has raised $90 million in a new financing round as the two-year-old Bangalore-based esports …
Trump says he wants the $5B pledged from the companies making the new US-based TikTok venture put toward teaching US children “the real history of our country” — President Donald Trump said Saturday he wants $5 billion from companies creating a new U.S.-based TikTok venture …
Rachel Kraus / Mashable:
Twitter says it will investigate after users find its preview of a photo, with a Black person and a white person, more frequently displayed the white person — The first look a Twitter user gets at a tweet might be an unintentionally racially biased one. — Twitter said Sunday …
Shannon McGregor / Wired:
Facebook and Twitter fail to differentiate “coordinated behavior” from standard political campaign practices, leading to unclear and inconsistent moderation — No one knows, not even the policy writers or enforcers. And the ambiguity is exacerbating threats to our electoral process.
Clive Thompson / Wired:
YouTube taught its recommendation system how to recognize and demote conspiratorial videos, but organic link-sharing and bot promotion are thwarting its efforts — From flat-earthers to QAnon to Covid quackery, the video giant is awash in misinformation. Can AI keep the lunatic fringe from going viral?
LA-based Boosted Commerce, which is building a portfolio of e-commerce brands, raises $87M and announces the acquisition of six Amazon fulfillment companies — As it aims to develop an online shopping portfolio, Boosted Commerce said it has notched $87 million in investment and has purchased six Amazon fulfillment . firms.
Alex Kantrowitz / Big Technology:
The FTC and DOJ antitrust divisions are underfunded, as current and ex-staffers say tech giants use close personal ties and deep pockets to stymie regulation — U.S. regulators don´t have enough money to properly check the tech giants, according to firsthand accounts
Zheping Huang / Bloomberg:
Alibaba unveils Xunxi, a pilot factory it has been operating for three years for developing tech aimed at helping manufacturers adapt quickly to consumer demand — - Daniel Zhang is spearheading a drive into new manufacturing — Company wants to provide back-end technology to manufacturers
Annie Palmer / CNBC:
DOJ charges six people who allegedly bribed Amazon employees and contractors since at least 2017 in a scheme to benefit some third-party sellers — - The U.S. Department of Justice on Friday charged six individuals who allegedly bribed Amazon employees and contractors …
Richard Lawler / Engadget:
Epic says it will shut down Fortnite: Save the World on macOS on September 23rd — Epic and Apple´s squabble will pull the plug on Mac support for this PvE version of ‘Fortnite.’ — Fortnite: Save the World — a castle building players-vs-zombies version of the game that preceded …