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. 1 Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google, takes over the management of Alphabet
The founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin announced that Mr. Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google, will replace Page as CEO of the parent company Alphabet. In addition, Brin resigns from his role as President of Alphabet .
Instead of interpreting this as a departure, the two suggested that they "never had a leadership role, if we believe that there is a better way to run the business" and that they are "strong in the long term for Google and Alphabet continue to be actively involved as board members, shareholders and co-founders. "
. 2 Plex launches free, ad-supported streaming service in over 200 countries
Although there are many similar offerings on the market, Plex's new streaming service is unique for its broad availability ̵
. 3 Toyota Invests $ 50 Million in Autonomous Shuttle Startup May Mobility
May Mobility has 25 autonomous low-speed shuttles operating between Detroit. Grand Rapids, Michigan; and Providence, Rhode Island. As part of the deal, Toyota has selected the startup as one of its "autonomous driving suppliers for future open platforms".
. 4 Progressive VCs and private equity use technology and analytics to revolutionize investing. (Extra Crunch Membership required.)
5. Kustomer Raises US $ 60 Million for its Omni-Channel Based CRM Platform
The New York-based company is experiencing growth and has raised more than $ 161 million over the last 18 months. CEO Brad Birnbaum said the rating is now "definitely over $ 500 million," but declined to be more specific.
. 6 Instagram still does not check children for their age. That needs to change.
Josh Constine argues that user growth is unacceptable at any cost: it's time for Instagram to take responsibility for protecting children, even if it means excluding them. (In fact, after publishing this post, Instagram announced that all new users would need birth dates.)
7. Reddit's monthly active user base grew by 30% to 430 million in 2019
The most-voted entry this year was on Reddit's call for donations from China's Tencent, which brought $ 300 million to Reddit's D series censorship causing them to flood the site with images that would be banned in China.