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Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky. Photo illustration: Axios Visuals
Airbnb has sent a comment letter to the Securities and Exchange Commission, asking it to allow the home-sharing company to give equity to its hosts, Axios' Kia Kokalitcheva scoops.
What they're saying: “Airbnb is a community-based company and we would be nothing without our hosts. We would like our most loyal hosts to be shareholders, but need these policies to change in order to make that happen," Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky said in a statement to Axios.
History lesson: Airbnb isn't the first "gig economy" company to look into stock-sharing.
Amazon introduced a slew of devices Wednesday, but there's one thing they all had in common: Alexa.
The bottom line: This is our future. Like it or not, we can expect most devices we buy going forward to include not just voice assistants, but all kinds of consumer smarts.
The details: Amazon announced more than a dozen products, including...
What they're saying:
Yes, but: Despite the many things Amazon has built Alexa into, there's one important place it's absent: most smartphones.
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After President Trump's first travel ban order in January 2017, Google employees discussed in internal emails how they could tweak search results to favor pro-immigration organizations and ways to contact lawmakers and government agencies, the Wall Street Journal reports.
Why it matters: "These emails were just a brainstorm of ideas, none of which were ever implemented," according to a Google spokesperson.
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Trump has signed off on a long-awaited national cyber strategy that aims to guide how the administration handles offensive and defensive cybersecurity and cyber threats, Axios' Shannon Vavra reports.
Driving the news: Trump’s national security adviser, John Bolton, outlined the plan to reporters in a briefing Thursday. While Bolton said it's now in effect, he added the full text of the plan "will be made public shortly."
Why it matters: In the absence of an overarching cybersecurity doctrine, government agencies have been limited in how they can legitimately deter foreign adversaries and respond to cyberattacks — even as the attacks are escalating.
The context: This comes at a time when the administration has been bleeding cyber talent and facing criticism for its approach to election security
Read more of Shannon's piece here.
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