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22:35  05 september  2019
22:35  05 september  2019 Source:   techcrunch.com

Daily Crunch: Verizon is selling Tumblr

Daily Crunch: Verizon is selling Tumblr The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch's roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you'd like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here. 1. Verizon is selling Tumblr to WordPress.com parent, Automattic It's been six years since Yahoo acquired the popular blogging platform for more than $1 billion. Since then, Yahoo was acquired in turn by Verizon, and now Verizon is selling Tumblr for what's been variously reported as a "nominal" price and "well below $20 million." While it may be simplistic to peg the service's declining value to any single decision, last year's move to ban pornography has certainly proved disastrous.

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1. Facebook Dating launches in the US, adds Instagram integration

The integration means users will be able to add their Instagram accounts to their dating profiles and add Instagram followers to their "Secret Crush" lists.

If you're wondering how this stacks up against other dating apps, the Secret Crush feature seems particularly interesting: While you won't see your Facebook friends among your regular dating matches, you can list them as a crush that will only be revealed if the feeling is mutual.

Daily Crunch: Apple Card launches in the U.S.

Daily Crunch: Apple Card launches in the U.S. The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch's roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you'd like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here. 1. Apple Card launches today for all US customers, adds 3% cash back for Uber and Uber Eats Customers can apply for Apple Card through the Wallet app on their iPhones, then start using it via Apple Pay before the physical card arrives in the mail. Why use the card? One benefit is the ability to track your purchases in an app. Plus, there's cash back — 2% for Apple Pay purchases, 1% for non-Apple Pay purchases and 3% for purchases on Uber and Uber Eats. 2.

2. Sonos gets portable

At six pounds, the Sonos Move is best positioned as augmenting a home setup. It’s a compelling device for barbecuing in the backyard, or taking out to the garage.

3. Federal judge rules that the 'terrorist watchlist' database violates US citizens’ rights

A federal judge appointed by President George W. Bush has ruled that the “terrorist watchlist” database compiled by federal agencies violates the rights of American citizens who are on it.

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4. Google launches an open-source version of its differential privacy library

That means developers will be able to take this library and build their own tools that can work with aggregate data, without revealing personally identifiable information either inside or outside their companies.

Daily Crunch: DoorDash acquires Scotty Labs

Daily Crunch: DoorDash acquires Scotty Labs The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch's roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you'd like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here. 1. DoorDash acquires autonomous driving startup Scotty Labs DoorDash seems to be very interested in self-driving technology — not only did it acquire Scotty Labs (a startup enabling people to remotely control self-driving cars), it also brought on the two co-founders of Lvl5, which was creating high-resolution maps for autonomous driving.

5. A huge database of Facebook users’ phone numbers found online

The exposed server contained more than 419 million records over several databases on users across geographies, including 133 million records on users based in the United States.

6. Why Walmart’s Flipkart is betting heavily on Hindi

Flipkart's major bet on Hindi — a language spoken by more than 500 million people in India — illustrates a growing push from local and international companies as they adapt their services and business models to go beyond India's urban areas. (Extra Crunch membership required.)

7. Ashton Kutcher, Ann Miura-Ko and Mamoon Hamid are coming to Disrupt!

Specifically: They're going to be judging the finals at the Startup Battlefield, hosted by yours truly.

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