TechCrunch: Week in Review: Snapchat beats a dead horse

Hey. This is Week-in-Review, where I give a heavy amount of analysis and/or rambling thoughts on one story while scouring the rest of the hundreds of stories that emerged on TechCrunch this week to surface my favorites for your reading…

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TechCrunch: Daily Crunch: Verizon is selling Tumblr

The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here. 1. Verizon is selling Tumblr to WordPress.com…

Mashable: Why you should and shouldn’t consider getting a 5G hotspot

Disclosure Every product here is independently selected by Mashable journalists. If you buy something featured, we may earn an affiliate commission which helps support our work. 5G is coming, but are hotspots worth it? Image: ARNE DEDERT/AFP/Getty Images By Alex…

TechCrunch: How US national security agencies hold the internet hostage

Three of Google’s planned submarine cables are on indefinite hold while Team Telecom investigates Mark Harris 8 hours Team Telecom, a shadowy US national security unit tasked with protecting America’s telecommunications systems, is delaying plans by Google, Facebook and other…

TechCrunch: Great teams, UBI, data retention policies, and Amazon HQ2

3 key secrets to building extraordinary teams David Cancel, the CEO and founder of Drift, wrote a deep dive on how to think about finding and recruiting the kinds of people who build incredible startups. Among the factors he looks…