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Published: Sat, 23 Sep 2017 17:12:01 -0400

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Backlash against the push for gender equality in tech grows among some men who see it as "a witch hunt" (Nellie Bowles/New York Times)

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 17:10:29 -0400

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(image) Nellie Bowles / New York Times:
Backlash against the push for gender equality in tech grows among some men who see it as “a witch hunt”  —  After revelations of harassment and bias in Silicon Valley, a backlash is growing against the women in tech movement.  “It's a witch hunt,” they say.




Twitter is testing a Twitter Lite Android app, first in the Philippines (Ingrid Lunden/TechCrunch)

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 15:20:08 -0400

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(image) Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Twitter is testing a Twitter Lite Android app, first in the Philippines  —  Twitter today has nearly four times as many monthly active users outside the U.S. as it does in its home market — 260 million versus 68 million — and this week it quietly launched a new app in an effort to boost those numbers further.










Chinese bike-sharing giant Mobike enters US with Washington DC launch, a month after rival Ofo launched in Seattle (Zen Soo/South China Morning Post)

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 05:25:09 -0400

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(image) Zen Soo / South China Morning Post:
Chinese bike-sharing giant Mobike enters US with Washington DC launch, a month after rival Ofo launched in Seattle  —  Chinese bicycle-sharing giant Mobike has debuted in the US market with its entry into Washington, a month after rival Ofo launched its services in Seattle as the two companies vie for market share around the world.



















Sp0n, developer of crime tracking app Citizen, raises $12M Series A led by Sequoia, expands coverage from New York to San Francisco (Taylor Hatmaker/TechCrunch)

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 17:05:07 -0400

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(image) Taylor Hatmaker / TechCrunch:
Sp0n, developer of crime tracking app Citizen, raises $12M Series A led by Sequoia, expands coverage from New York to San Francisco  —  The app formerly known as Vigilante isn't going away.  Today at TechCrunch Disrupt SF, the crime tracker now known as Citizen announced that its parent company Sp0n …










Facebook settles with shareholders, abandons the plan to issue non-voting shares (Alex Heath/Business Insider)

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 14:55:08 -0400

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(image) Alex Heath / Business Insider:
Facebook settles with shareholders, abandons the plan to issue non-voting shares  —  Facebook has dropped plans to create a new class of non-voting shares that would have protected CEO Mark Zuckerberg's control of the company even as he sells 99% of his shares.




Intel Scraps Plans to Launch Project Alloy Reference Headset, Pursuing Other VR R&D (Ben Lang/Road to VR)

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 14:45:11 -0400

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(image) Ben Lang / Road to VR:
Intel Scraps Plans to Launch Project Alloy Reference Headset, Pursuing Other VR R&D  —  Intel is scrapping plans to launch the Project Alloy headset as an open reference design, citing lack of partner interest.  —  Intel revealed Project Alloy, an x86-based standalone VR headset …