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Facebook leaked sensitive profile information, including 6 million German accounts:

Microsoft reportedly wants to buy Discord for more than $10B

BAM: After Salesforce bought Slack in a monster $27B mega-deal only in December of past year, today news have that Microsoft reportedly wants to buy Discord for more than $10B. The market for cooperation and chat solutions is in heavy motion. The Discord solution will compete with Microsoft’s home grown Teams to some extent.

Satya Nadella

Microsoft is out for shopping again and this time it wants to buy Discord, the communication platform for gamers. This morning, Bloomberg reported that the tech giant wants to acquire the app for more than $10 billion — a hefty sum. In December, Discord raised $100 million at a $7 billion valuation, so it wouldn’t be surprising […]

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Source: The Next Web

Tinuiti snaps up Amazon specialists Ortega

Dive Brief: Tinuiti, a performance marketing agency, acquired Amazon specialist shop Ortega Group, according to a news release . Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Founded in 2013, Ortega is staffed with former Amazon employees — the two companies share a hometown of Seattle — and works with clients including Gerber, Grande Cosmetics, Nulo Pet Food and Pantone.

Source: Tinuiti snaps up Amazon specialists Ortega to meet brands’ e-commerce needs

Like, if you still remember Applets

Oracle is about to retire/deprecate the Applet API in JEP-398, that’s the “Java Enhancement Proposal”. The consequence will be that upcoming versions of Java won’t support Applets anymore. That is not a big deal, however, since all major browsers removed the necessary interfaces long ago.

DuckDuckGo calls out Google for spying on users.

When Apple introduced labels in their app store to indicate which data an app would link to user information it created transparency for many. Only Google seemed to stop on moving forward and did not publish new versions of its apps. Until recently. Now that they are updated, DuckDuckGo, a search engine advocating privacy in the digital age, calls out the abundant use of personal data.