Sean Lyngaas / CyberScoop:
Jeanette Manfra, assistant director for cybersecurity at DHS, will be joining Google Cloud as global director of security and compliance — One of the U.S. government´s most influential cybersecurity officials is heading to Google. — Jeanette Manfra will take a job at the tech giant´s cloud division …
Abe Othman / AngelList:
AngelList report: seed stage investors can increase their yields by investing into every credible deal, contradicting the common wisdom of passing on most — If you miss the best-performing seed investment, you will eventually be outperformed by someone who blindly invests in every credible deal.
Michael Potuck / 9to5Mac:
Twitter now lets users upload iOS Live Photos as GIFs, will preserve original JPEG quality for web uploads — In another update to how Twitter handles photos, the company today shared the news that users can upload Live Photos from iPhone or iPad and they will show as GIFs on the social media platform.
Sources: PE firm Francisco Partners and hedge fund Elliott Management are in advanced talks to acquire LogMeIn for over $4B and take the company private — - Firms in advanced talks, could announce deal in coming weeks — No final decision has been made and talks could fall through
Intel releases its US pay disclosure report showing 26% of top tier earners, making at least $208K, are white men while less than 10% are black employees — New transparency shows familiar old divisions, with white and Asian men earning the most. The company says disclosure is a crucial step.
Kurt Wagner / Bloomberg:
Glassdoor: Google and Facebook drop out of top 10 of US “best places to work” list, Google to 11, Facebook to 23; Microsoft only tech giant to jump in rankings — - Facebook fell 16 places, Google drops out of the Top 10 — Microsoft one of the only tech giants to jump in the rankings
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Iterable, which offers SMS, email, and app notification growth marketing services, raises $60M Series D led by Viking Global Investors — A startup that´s built cross-channel growth marketing platform — used by businesses to capture customers across whatever digital media they happen to be using …
Sean Hollister / The Verge:
Google brings Android 10 to Android TV, with performance and security improvements, and unveils the ADT-3, a tiny full-fledged Android TV device for developers — Android 10 is also coming to Android TV today, but don´t expect much — Today, Google is announcing that Android 10 is arriving on Android TV …
Kate Clark / TechCrunch:
VSCO acquires video editing startup Rylo, which had raised ~$38M, reached a valuation of ~$120.25M, and was backed by Sequoia Capital, among others — The photo-sharing app behind the 2019 meme craze “VSCO girls” has acquired Rylo, a video editing startup founded by the original developer of Instagram´s Hyperlapse.
Ben Thompson / Stratechery:
The differences between “platforms” and “aggregators” show that lawmakers must take different and opposing approaches when attempting to regulating the two — A prompt for writing this piece is a conference I will be participating in tomorrow entitled Antitrust …