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EQT and Canada’s state pension fund buy a majority stake in Waystar, a provider of revenue cycle management software for healthcare orgs, at a $2.7B valuation (Heather Landi/FierceHealthcare)

EQT and Canada’s state pension fund buy a majority stake in Waystar, a provider of revenue cycle management software for healthcare orgs, at a $2.7B valuation (Heather Landi/FierceHealthcare)

Heather Landi / FierceHealthcare:
EQT and Canada’s state pension fund buy a majority stake in Waystar, a provider of revenue cycle management software for healthcare orgs, at a $2.7B valuation  —  Revenue cycle management technology company Waystar has new majority owners as the result of a deal between Bain Capital to sell …

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Sources: US officials warn the UK that a free trade deal would not happen if digital services tax on companies like Google and Amazon becomes UK law this fall (Ben Riley-Smith/Telegraph)

Sources: US officials warn the UK that a free trade deal would not happen if digital services tax on companies like Google and Amazon becomes UK law this fall (Ben Riley-Smith/Telegraph)

Ben Riley-Smith / Telegraph:
Sources: US officials warn the UK that a free trade deal would not happen if digital services tax on companies like Google and Amazon becomes UK law this fall  —  Donald Trump’s administration is warning Britain that it will not get a free trade deal unless a new tax affecting US tech giants is dropped, The Telegraph can reveal.

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FTC asks that the 147M people affected by the Equifax breach take free credit monitoring as only $31M of the $575M+ Equifax settlement is allocated to consumers (Karl Bode/VICE)

FTC asks that the 147M people affected by the Equifax breach take free credit monitoring as only $31M of the $575M+ Equifax settlement is allocated to consumers (Karl Bode/VICE)

Karl Bode / VICE:
FTC asks that the 147M people affected by the Equifax breach take free credit monitoring as only $31M of the $575M+ Equifax settlement is allocated to consumers  —  After “overwhelming” public interest, the FTC now urges users to settle for free credit monitoring instead.

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Records show the NYPD has uploaded arrest photos of juveniles into a facial recognition database since 2015, despite higher risk of false matches in young faces (New York Times)

Records show the NYPD has uploaded arrest photos of juveniles into a facial recognition database since 2015, despite higher risk of false matches in young faces (New York Times)

New York Times:
Records show the NYPD has uploaded arrest photos of juveniles into a facial recognition database since 2015, despite higher risk of false matches in young faces  —  With little oversight, the N.Y.P.D. has been using powerful surveillance technology on photos of children and teenagers.

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Analysis: in Q2 2019, global smartphone shipments declined 1% YoY, making it the 7th consecutive quarter of declining shipments; Samsung shipments grew 7.1% YoY (Varun Mishra/Counterpoint Research)

Analysis: in Q2 2019, global smartphone shipments declined 1% YoY, making it the 7th consecutive quarter of declining shipments; Samsung shipments grew 7.1% YoY (Varun Mishra/Counterpoint Research)

Varun Mishra / Counterpoint Research:
Analysis: in Q2 2019, global smartphone shipments declined 1% YoY, making it the 7th consecutive quarter of declining shipments; Samsung shipments grew 7.1% YoY  —  Overall smartphone shipment declined 1% in Q2 2019, making it the seventh consecutive quarter of declining shipments.

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After 6 months of fact-checking for Facebook, Full Fact published 96 fact-checks, was paid ~$171k, wants Facebook to share more data with fact-checkers (Laura Hazard Owen/Nieman Lab)

After 6 months of fact-checking for Facebook, Full Fact published 96 fact-checks, was paid ~$171k, wants Facebook to share more data with fact-checkers (Laura Hazard Owen/Nieman Lab)

Laura Hazard Owen / Nieman Lab:
After 6 months of fact-checking for Facebook, Full Fact published 96 fact-checks, was paid ~$171k, wants Facebook to share more data with fact-checkers  —  In December 2016, Facebook enlisted a handful of U.S.-based news organizations (ABC News, Snopes, PolitiFact, FactCheck.org, and the AP) …

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Samsung posts Q2 operating profit of ~$5.6B, down 56% YoY, on revenue of ~$47.4B, down 4% YoY, after profits from its chip and mobile businesses declined YoY (Cho Mu-Hyun/ZDNet)

Samsung posts Q2 operating profit of ~$5.6B, down 56% YoY, on revenue of ~$47.4B, down 4% YoY, after profits from its chip and mobile businesses declined YoY (Cho Mu-Hyun/ZDNet)

Cho Mu-Hyun / ZDNet:
Samsung posts Q2 operating profit of ~$5.6B, down 56% YoY, on revenue of ~$47.4B, down 4% YoY, after profits from its chip and mobile businesses declined YoY  —  Samsung expects “persistent uncertainties” in the memory business for the remainder of the year but will pursue an aggressive investment plan in the second half.

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Waze now lets Carpool drivers invite up to four other riders to join a carpool; previously, riders beyond the first had to initiate requests to join a carpool (Paul Sawers/VentureBeat)

Waze now lets Carpool drivers invite up to four other riders to join a carpool; previously, riders beyond the first had to initiate requests to join a carpool (Paul Sawers/VentureBeat)

Paul Sawers / VentureBeat:
Waze now lets Carpool drivers invite up to four other riders to join a carpool; previously, riders beyond the first had to initiate requests to join a carpool  —  Waze, the community navigation app owned by Google, now allows Carpool users to invite multiple people to join a ride.

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Q&A with Reddit CEO Steve Huffman on quarantining /r/The_Donald, a decision he says was intended to give the community a chance to change (Kara Swisher/Vox)

Q&A with Reddit CEO Steve Huffman on quarantining /r/The_Donald, a decision he says was intended to give the community a chance to change (Kara Swisher/Vox)

Kara Swisher / Vox:
Q&A with Reddit CEO Steve Huffman on quarantining /r/The_Donald, a decision he says was intended to give the community a chance to change  —  /r/The_Donald was punished for hosting “violent content,” and Huffman isn’t convinced the community’s moderators are taking that problem seriously enough.

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How Famous Birthdays, which has 20M unique monthly users, became Gen Z’s Wikipedia for new internet stars and a talent resource for the entertainment industry (Taylor Lorenz/The Atlantic)

How Famous Birthdays, which has 20M unique monthly users, became Gen Z’s Wikipedia for new internet stars and a talent resource for the entertainment industry (Taylor Lorenz/The Atlantic)

Taylor Lorenz / The Atlantic:
How Famous Birthdays, which has 20M unique monthly users, became Gen Z’s Wikipedia for new internet stars and a talent resource for the entertainment industry  —  Famous Birthdays has become a go-to database of teen culture—and is ushering in a whole new generation of stars.

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