Elizabeth Culliford / Reuters:
Facebook took down ad by a PAC, which falsely claimed Sen. Graham supports Green New Deal, says it will fact-check ads from political groups but not politicians — (Reuters) - Facebook Inc said on Saturday that it had removed an ad which falsely claimed that U.S. Republican Senator Lindsey Graham supported …
Jonathan Shieber / TechCrunch:
Minneapolis-based Total Expert, which makes marketing and customer management SaaS tools for banks, raises $52M Series C, bringing its total raised to $86M — It´s no secret that the art of customer service in the modern era is something that banks desperately need help with.
Edward Ongweso Jr / VICE:
Study: researchers say an algorithm widely used in the US healthcare system to assess medical needs for millions of people is biased against black patients — A series of studies argue that by focusing on costs as a proxy for health, risk algorithms are ignoring the racial inequalities in healthcare access.
Greg Bensinger / Washington Post:
In leaked video, Sundar Pichai admits at an all-hands that Google is “genuinely struggling” with employee trust as it defends the hiring of former DHS official — At company´s weekly town hall with employees, executives assail leaks and defend hiring DHS official
Jordan Novet / CNBC:
Pentagon awards $10B JEDI cloud contract to Microsoft over Amazon — Microsoft has emerged victorious in a dramatic competition for public cloud resources for the U.S. Defense Department, beating out market leader Amazon Web Services, the Pentagon said on Friday.
Jason D. Rowley / Crunchbase News:
Sprout Social, a social media monitoring, marketing, and analytics startup, which has raised $115M and was valued at ~$800M in Dec. 2018, files for an IPO — Chicago-based social media management company Sprout Social has filed to go public, according to the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Steve Dent / Engadget:
ARM says it will keep supplying Huawei with its chip designs after determining that Armv8-A and its next-gen architecture are of non-US origin — ARM will keep supplying Huawei with its chip designs at least through the next generation, the company said. That´s a reversal from earlier this year …
Facebook begins testing Facebook News with a subset of people in the US across four categories of select publishers: general, topical, diverse, and local news — Testing a dedicated place for news in the US — Journalism plays a critical role in our democracy.
Jonathan Shieber / TechCrunch:
Shipwell, a marketplace that connects shippers with freight companies and helps manage trucking logistics, has raised $35M Series B from Georgian Partners — Shipwell, the software platform for managing trucking logistics, has raised $35 million and is expanding its suite of services to become …
Shannon Liao / CNN:
Live streaming service Caffeine, which has raised $146M from 21st Century Fox and others, signs a deal with rapper Offset as the service prepares to leave beta — New York (CNN Business)In the world of live-streamed video games, there´s Twitch and then there´s everything else.