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SEC filing: Tencent-backed Qutoutiao, a China-based content aggregator, files for a $300M IPO on Nasdaq and says it had 32.1M MAUs in the last quarter (Sonam Rai/Reuters) - 2018-08-18T12:15:28-04:00

Walmart says it has completed its $16B acquisition of Flipkart (Anirban Sen/Livemint) - 2018-08-18T10:40:01-04:00

Donald Trump criticizes social media companies for allegedly "discriminating against Republican/Conservative voices", says "we won't let that happen" (Politico) - 2018-08-18T10:30:05-04:00

How President Xi Jinping plans to turn China into a "cyber-superpower" that will dominate the web through domestic regulations, innovation, and foreign policy (Adam Segal/Foreign Affairs) - 2018-08-18T09:00:29-04:00

Psychology researchers claim bots might be responsible for uptick in low-quality data in recent surveys they conducted via Amazon's Mechanical Turk (Emily Dreyfuss/Wired) - 2018-08-18T05:35:19-04:00

Internet infrastructure companies like web hosts, registrars, and CDNs were right to largely remain neutral in Infowars-like debates, civil rights experts say (Glenn Fleishman/Fortune) - 2018-08-18T02:10:15-04:00

Twitter's actions to limit third-party apps illustrate the company's indecisiveness, which sources say stems from Jack Dorsey's cautious leadership style (Casey Newton/The Verge) - 2018-08-18T00:35:01-04:00

Sources: as Google considers return to China, Sundar Pichai talks about potential positive impact, while Sergey Brin, who led 2010 pullout, now sounds neutral (Ellen Huet/Bloomberg) - 2018-08-17T23:05:08-04:00

Tencent says PUBG Mobile, a scaled-down version of PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, crossed 100M downloads less than 4 months after its release on iOS and Android (Jeff Grubb/VentureBeat) - 2018-08-17T21:30:01-04:00

Amazon updates Alexa with skill to show last recorded event from Ring, Arlo, August, and Cloud Cam security cameras in the US and releases skill API (Bruce Brown/Digital Trends) - 2018-08-17T20:25:02-04:00

After Valve registered domain today, the site is now live as a game streaming website currently only showing its annual Dota 2 international tournament (Sean Hollister/CNET) - 2018-08-17T19:50:02-04:00 announces the launch of its blockchain-as-a-service platform alongside its first live blockchain app that tracks invoices for China's Pacific Insurance (Wolfie Zhao/CoinDesk) - 2018-08-17T19:05:05-04:00

Reports indicate Sergey Brin only recently learned about Dragonfly, Google's censored search project for China, which may be further along than execs claim (Casey Newton/The Interface) - 2018-08-17T18:05:02-04:00

Federal judge in San Francisco orders a man accused of hacking Electronic Arts to post his $750K bail in Bitcoin or any other cryptocurrency (Allison Levitsky/Palo Alto Daily Post) - 2018-08-17T17:35:14-04:00

Sources: Facebook is contesting DOJ's demand to make end-to-end encrypted Messenger voice conversations available for wiretapping in a case against MS-13 gang (Reuters) - 2018-08-17T16:59:07-04:00

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