Twitter advertising revenue plummets despite record growth in daily users — Ad Age

Twitter says it’s exploring additional revenue streams, including a possible subscription offering, according to an article in Ad Age. Here is the link: https://adage.com/article/news/twitter-advertising-revenue-plummets-despite-record-growth-daily-users/2269686

Microsoft-owned LinkedIn cuts 960 jobs as coronavirus slows hiring — CNBC

Microsoft’s professional networking site LinkedIn will cut about 960 jobs, or 6% of its global workforce, writes Todd Haselton. Here is the link: https://www.cnbc.com/2020/07/21/linkedin-cuts-960-jobs-as-pandemic-puts-the-brakes-on-corporate-hiring.html

Uber drivers sue for data on secret profiling and automated decision-making — VentureBeat

Uber drivers in Europe are suing for access to more of the personal data the company collects on them, as permitted by the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), writes Paul...

What is confidential computing, and why are cloud companies so interested in it —...

Cloud technology companies are betting that businesses worried about being hacked will adopt a new computing technique, writes Jonathan Vanian. Here is the link: https://fortune.com/2020/07/20/confidential-computing-cloud-hackers/

Jack Ma’s Ant Group chooses China for its IPO — CNN

Ant Group announced on Monday that it is planning "a concurrent initial public offering" in Hong Kong and on Shanghai's Star Market, writes Sherisse Pham. Here is the link: https://www.cnn.com/2020/07/20/tech/ant-financial-jack-ma-ipo-hnk-intl/

Silicon Valley has deep pockets for African startups – if you’re not African —...

American venture capital and private equity is dominating Africa, but it’s mostly funding other white foreign founders, writes Larry Madowo. Here is the link: https://www.theguardian.com/business/2020/jul/17/african-businesses-black-entrepreneurs-us-investors

Windows 10X might not arrive until 2021 — The Verge

Microsoft’s Windows 10X operating system, originally planned for dual-screen devices, might not appear until 2021, writes Tom Warren. Here is the link: https://www.theverge.com/2020/7/20/21331063/microsoft-windows-10x-2021-spring-release-date-rumors

Instagram is launching a new shopping page that’ll highlight brands and collections — The...

Plus, Facebook Pay is coming to the app, writes Ashley Carman. Here is the link: https://www.theverge.com/2020/7/16/21326120/instagram-shopping-facebook-pay-shop-app

What U.S. companies should consider following the bombshell EU Privacy Shield ruling — Fortune

If you're an American company with European users or customers, and you transfer their personal data to the U.S. for company use, you need to be aware of what just went...

Cloudflare DNS goes down, taking a large piece of the internet with it —...

Many major websites and services were unreachable for a period Friday afternoon due to issues at Cloudflare's DNS service, writes Devin Coldewey. Here is the link: https://techcrunch.com/2020/07/17/cloudflare-dns-goes-down-taking-a-large-piece-of-the-internet-with-it/

Twitter hackers manipulated staff to access internal systems — BBC

Twitter says hackers manipulated staff and used their credentials to access internal systems in a cyber-attack of celebrity accounts, according to a BBC report. Here is the link: https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-53455092

Google launches balloon-powered internet service in Kenya — CNN

A fleet of balloons has begun providing internet service to remote areas of Kenya, Google's Project Loon and Telkom Kenya announced, writes Bethlehem Feleke. Here is the link: https://edition.cnn.com/2020/07/08/africa/google-kenya-balloons/index.html

What authentic leadership looks like in a world of style and glamour — Forbes

"Authentic leadership, to me, means being your own true self and realizing that we are all human and need to respect each other at all times," writes Div Manickam. Here is the...

An inside look at Cloudera’s strategy for helping businesses weather the Covid-19 storm —...

Patrick Moorhead, on a call with Cloudera's VP of Industry Solutions, Cindy Maike. Here is the link: https://www.forbes.com/sites/moorinsights/2020/07/07/an-inside-look-at-clouderas-strategy-for-helping-businesses-weather-the-covid-19-storm/

Facebook ad boycott organizers met with Zuckerberg. It didn’t go well — CNN

Civil rights and activist groups blasted Facebook's leadership on Tuesday after meeting with CEO Mark Zuckerberg and other executives, writes Brian Fung. Here is the link: https://www.cnn.com/2020/07/07/tech/facebook-civil-rights-meeting/index.html