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June 13, 2018

A federal judge gave the AT&T-Time Warner marriage his blessing

The $85.4B deal, in development since 2016, is a blow to antitrust critics — but a win for AT&T that will allow vertical media integration that challenges Netflix and Amazon. 

Now that mega-mergers are legal, wedding season’s about to get busy — save the dates for Comcast-Fox, T-Mobile-Sprint, and CVS-Aetna.

Bird wants to raise another $200m… at a $2B valuation

A funding announcement revealed Bird’s value jumped from $300m to about $2B in 3 months — the biggest spike in modern venture capital, reports Axios

As ride-sharing companies Uber and Lyft compete to dominate urban mobility fighting over bike-sharing companies, Bird wants scooters to be next.

Remember when Zuck told Congress, ‘I’ll tell ya later’?

In April, Zuckerberg delayed answering how much user data the company collects — until now. As you might have expected, it’s a lot.

Facebook’s 222-page answer shows it monitors mouse movements, browsers, battery levels, wireless signals, storage space, nearby devices, GPS location, camera use, offline actions, and more. 

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