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1. Deccan Chronicle’s Bangalore edition shuts down
The Bangalore edition of Deccan Chronicle has shut shop. They ran their last edition on December 27 as reported by Newslaundry. The employees haven’t been laid off so far. This edition was started in 2009.
2. Vivo will end online exclusive launches in India next year.
Chinese smartphone maker Vivo will put an end to online exclusive launches in India as part of its 2020 strategy, according to the news wire agency IANS. The Vivo-branded products will have consistent price and offers across offline and online.
3. Spotify to stop running political ads in early 2020
Spotify will no longer sell political advertisements for its streaming service starting in early 2020 according to AdAge. This move by Spotify follows similar decisions by Twitter and Google. It will only affect the U.S. because it is the only country where the company has sold political ads previously. However it did not rule out the possibility of running political ads in the future.