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Indian streaming service Hotstar, now owned by Disney, claims it set a global record by drawing 18M+ concurrent viewers for the IPL cricket final (Manish Singh/TechCrunch)

Manish Singh / TechCrunch:Indian streaming service Hotstar, now owned by Disney, claims it set a global record by drawing 18M+ concurrent viewers for the IPL cricket final  —  India´s video streaming giant Hotstar, owned by Disney, today set a new global benchmark for the number of people an OTT service can draw to a live event.

Mint House, which offers "tech-rich accommodations" including a mobile app for check-ins to business travellers, raises $15M Series A led by Revolution Ventures (Natasha Mascarenhas/Crunchbase News)

Natasha Mascarenhas / Crunchbase News:Mint House, which offers “tech-rich accommodations” including a mobile app for check-ins to business travellers, raises $15M Series A led by Revolution Ventures  —  Mint House, which wants to help business travelers have a more “tech-rich” experience, today announced a $15 million Series A led by Revolution Ventures.

Researcher says 90+ Facebook groups linked to the illegal trade of Middle Eastern antiquities are still active after Facebook said it shut down 49 such groups (Karen Zraick/New York Times)

Karen Zraick / New York Times:Researcher says 90+ Facebook groups linked to the illegal trade of Middle Eastern antiquities are still active after Facebook said it shut down 49 such groups  —  Ancient treasures pillaged from conflict zones in the Middle East are being offered for sale on Facebook, researchers say …

Study: between 2010 and 2016, traffic congestion in San Francisco grew by about 60%, with Uber and Lyft vehicles accounting for more than half of that increase (Andrew J. Hawkins/The Verge)

Andrew J. Hawkins / The Verge:Study: between 2010 and 2016, traffic congestion in San Francisco grew by about 60%, with Uber and Lyft vehicles accounting for more than half of that increase  —  Between 2010 and 2016 traffic congestion in San Francisco increased by about 60 percent — and Uber and Lyft are responsible for more than half of that increase
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