Microsoft acquires Flipgrid, a video discussion platform used by 20M+ students and teachers in 180 countries, and makes it free for schools to use (Tom Warren/The Verge)

Tom Warren / The Verge: Microsoft acquires Flipgrid, a video discussion platform used by 20M+ students and teachers in 180 countries, and makes it free

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Paris-based Back Market, a marketplace for used and refurbished gadgets that operates in six countries including US, raises €41M Series B led by Groupe Arnault (Chris O’Brien/VentureBeat)

Chris O’Brien / VentureBeat: Paris-based Back Market, a marketplace for used and refurbished gadgets that operates in six countries including US, raises €41M Series B

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Reuters Institute study: usage of Facebook for news has declined in a number of countries including the US, as messaging apps like WhatsApp gain popularity (Jane Wakefield/BBC)

Jane Wakefield / BBC: Reuters Institute study: usage of Facebook for news has declined in a number of countries including the US, as messaging apps

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South Korean crypto exchange Bithumb says it’s banning trading in 11 countries, including Iran, Iraq, North Korea, to improve anti-money laundering compliance (Joseph Young/NewsBTC)

Joseph Young / NewsBTC: South Korean crypto exchange Bithumb says it’s banning trading in 11 countries, including Iran, Iraq, North Korea, to improve anti-money laundering

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As Europe enacts GDPR, EU officials are encouraging countries like Brazil, Japan, and South Korea to adopt similar laws by tying data protection to trade deals (Adam Satariano/New York Times)

Adam Satariano / New York Times: As Europe enacts GDPR, EU officials are encouraging countries like Brazil, Japan, and South Korea to adopt similar laws

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