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Inside Airbnb's "guerrilla war" against US local governments, which often face a slew of lawsuits from the company when they try to collect occupancy taxes (Paris Martineau/Wired)

Paris Martineau / Wired: Inside Airbnb’s “guerrilla war” against US local governments, which often face a slew of lawsuits from…

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Uber says Freight, which connects truck drivers to shipping companies, is expanding to Europe, starting in the Netherlands (Kirsten Korosec/TechCrunch)

Kirsten Korosec / TechCrunch: Uber says Freight, which connects truck drivers to shipping companies, is expanding to Europe, starting in…

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AT&T and Comcast say they successfully tested anti-robocall protocol SHAKEN/STIR, which adds a verified status to calls authenticated across networks (Patrick Howell O'Neill/Gizmodo)

Patrick Howell O’Neill / Gizmodo: AT&T and Comcast say they successfully tested anti-robocall protocol SHAKEN/STIR, which adds a verified status…

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Epic Games will give away $100M in grants, varying between $5,000 and $500,000, to fund creative projects that use its Unreal Engine 4 toolset (Nick Statt/The Verge)

Nick Statt / The Verge: Epic Games will give away $100M in grants, varying between $5,000 and $500,000, to fund…

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Facebook begins rolling out threaded messages to Messenger users around the world, activated by long-pressing on a message (Kyle Wiggers/VentureBeat)

Kyle Wiggers / VentureBeat: Facebook begins rolling out threaded messages to Messenger users around the world, activated by long-pressing on…

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Atlanta-based Movius, which lets companies assign a separate phone number to any phone, raises $45M Series D, bringing total raised to $100M (Frederic Lardinois/TechCrunch)

Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch: Atlanta-based Movius, which lets companies assign a separate phone number to any phone, raises $45M Series…

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Instagram's new in-app shopping feature could help customers make serendipitous impulse buys, something Amazon is not especially strong at (Jason Del Rey/Recode)

Jason Del Rey / Recode: Instagram’s new in-app shopping feature could help customers make serendipitous impulse buys, something Amazon is…

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Las Vegas-based NS8, which develops a SaaS solution to combat e-commerce fraud, raises $26M Series B led by Edison Partners (Kyle Wiggers/VentureBeat)

Kyle Wiggers / VentureBeat: Las Vegas-based NS8, which develops a SaaS solution to combat e-commerce fraud, raises $26M Series B…

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Audio sample marketplace Splice, which charges $7.99/month for access, raises $57.5M Series C co-led by USV and True Ventures (Josh Constine/TechCrunch)

Josh Constine / TechCrunch: Audio sample marketplace Splice, which charges $7.99/month for access, raises $57.5M Series C co-led by USV…

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Report: Apple approved production of its wireless charging AirPower mat earlier this year, after announcing it in 2017 with a 2018 launch date (Joe Rossignol/MacRumors)

Joe Rossignol / MacRumors: Report: Apple approved production of its wireless charging AirPower mat earlier this year, after announcing it…