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  • TV-maker TCL is developing a smartphone that folds into a smartwatch, reports CNET; renderings and patent filings show the China-based firm is also working on two foldable tablets and two clamshell-like smartphones, all with foldable displays; TCL has previously said it will launch its first folding device in 2020, but it’s unclear what that will be - Link


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  • Private equity firm Great Hill Partners is in talks to acquire Gizmodo Media from Univision, according to sources for The Wall Street Journal; full details unknown and the report notes the deal may not go through; Univision has previously acknowledged it’s looking to sell Fusion Media, which oversees Gawker, but it’s unclear whether Fusion would be part of the deal; Univision acquired Gawker for $135M in 2016 - Link

  • Future Ventures closes its first fund at $200M; the company is founded by Steve Jurvetson and former mentee Maryanna Saenko; Jurvetson previously co-founded Draper Fisher Jurvetson (recently rebranded as Threshold Ventures); Future Ventures is yet to make its first investment, but Jurvetson notes his interest in the future of food production and neural networks - Link

  • Los Angeles Clippers signs a partnership with AWS for its CourtVision service; terms undisclosed; CourtVision lets fans watch games from multiple camera angles, see real-time shot probabilities, AR animations, and more; Steve Ballmer, owner of the Clippers, is a former Microsoft CEO - Link

  • Twitter retains deleted messages for years, reports TechCrunch; security researcher Karan Saini revealed details of a since-deprecated API that lets users retrieve a direct message even after both the sender and the recipient delete it; Saini also found communications in a data archive sent from accounts that were no longer active; Twitter says it's investigating - Link