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Amazon Launched This Program for Donating Kindles and Tablets

fortune.com — Amazon announced on Wednesday that it would be donating units of Kindle e-reader, Fire tablets, and Kindle eBooks globally in an effort to help expand the readership of digital books beyond the Western world. Amazon's digital e-reader, the Kindle, has been one of the company's most successful hardware devices sold to date.

Zuckerberg Sells $95 Million In Facebook Stock For Philanthropic Organization

fortune.com — Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has just sold a huge chunk of stock to fund his recently launched philanthropic initiative, according to a new regulatory filing on Wednesday. His philanthropic venture, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, has sold 760,000 Facebook shares worth nearly $95 million. Get Data Sheet, Fortune's technology newsletter.

Square Stock Jumps on News of Investor Steve Cohen's Stake

fortune.com — Square's stock rose 3% on Thursday after billionaire investor Steve Cohen revealed a 5.4% stake in the company, making him one of the largest individual shareholders in the payments company.

Kanye West Taps Square To Power Payments At His Pop-Up Stores

fortune.com — Payments company Square is getting a little celebrity love from musician (and Kim Kardashian husband) Kanye West, who plans to use Square's iPad-powered cash registers at a number of his pop-up stores this weekend.

Clara Hopes To Reinvent How You Get A Morgage

fortune.com — Anyone who has applied for a mortgage knows that it can be an arduous process involves providing dozens of documents and filling out countless forms. After being approved, borrowers must then decide what type of loan they want. The entire process takes an average of 45 days.

Amazon Just Bought This Gaming Company

fortune.com — Amazon has bought another video gaming company as it tries add more content to Twitch, its video game streaming service. The online retailing giant said Tuesday that it had bought Curse, an online media and gaming community. Financial details of the acquisition were not disclosed.

Dropbox Is Reportedly Exploring to Go Public in 2017

fortune.com — Cloud storage startup Dropbox is inching toward an initial public offering with an eye on 2017, according to a new report from Bloomberg. The San Francisco-based business, which boasts to have half a billion users, has met with advisors for initial discussion over an IPO, including talks over a potential valuation from Wall Street.

Millionaire Tech Entrepreneur Sentenced to a Year in Jail

fortune.com — San Francisco Superior Courts Judge Tracie Brown sentenced Gravity4 and RadiumOne founder Gurbaksh Chahal to one year in county jail for violating probation following a series of violent domestic violence disputes. Chahal, who has founded multiple ad tech companies, has been the center of controversy since being arrested and charged with domestic abuse in 2013.

Amazon Plans to Develop a Docuseries on Hugh Hefner and Playboy

fortune.com — Next up for Amazon's original content machine is a new docuseries about Hugh Hefner and the founding of Playboy, according to Deadline. The series, like most of Amazon's original content, will be available for Amazon Prime members as well as for members of the subscription service's newly launched video-only plan, which costs $8.99 per month.

Square Capital Starts Offering Loans More Broadly

fortune.com — One of the fastest growing services offered by Square, the San Francisco payments company led by Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey, has been its two-year-old lending arm, Square Capital. It's surprising, considering the company's bread and butter has been processing payments through its credit card readers.
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Aug 18, 2016

"Clad in the very-SF combination of a puffer vest accessorized with an oversized Birkin..."  http://nymag.com/thecut/2016/08/elizabeth-holmes-theranos-glamour-event.html 

Aug 18, 2016

Read this from my brilliant colleague @bethkowitt --> Inside McDonald’s Bold Decision to Go Cage Free  http://fortune.com/mcdonalds-cage-free/ 


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