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Recode Daily: Josh James’s once-secretive Utah-based startup Domo is finally moving toward an IPO

Plus, Twitter suspended more than a million terrorism-related accounts, free robot lawyers are fighting parking tickets — and costing cities revenue, and onboard the largest luxury cruise ship ever built.

Domo CEO Josh James

The once-secretive enterprise software company Domo, last valued at more than $2 billion, is moving to go public. Led by Josh James, the colorful co-founder of Omniture — an analytics company that was sold to Adobe for almost $2 billion in 2009 — Domo is pursuing a confidential filing with the SEC. The IPO would be a substantial exit for the so-called Silicon Slopes region of Utah, and would be the latest high-profile listing at a time when private companies apparently feel the public markets will be friendly to startups. [Theodore Schleifer / Recode]

Twitter suspended more than 1.2 million accounts “for violations related to the promotion of terrorism” between August 2015 and December 2017. That’s a grim number, but there’s a silver lining: The number of accounts Twitter removed in the back half of 2017 was down more than 27 percent from the last six months of 2016. Twitter says that’s because it’s getting better at dissuading people from creating them to begin with. [Kurt Wagner / Recode]

Facebook approached several U.S. hospitals to share anonymized data about patients for a proposed research project. The company reportedly wanted to match the data with Facebook user data to “help the hospitals figure out which patients might need special care or treatment.” But the project, which never progressed past early planning, is now on hold as Facebook deals with an uproar about how it has improperly handled user data in the past — and how it must handle it in the future. [Christina Farr / CNBC]

YouTube says it will improve security at its worksites after a shooter injured three others and killed herself this week. But that’s going to be a tough task, given Silicon Valley’s tendency toward giant, open college-like campuses, which are generally designed to be fun, welcoming spaces. So there’s likely to be a new debate in Silicon Valley about how its workplaces are protected. [Theodore Schleifer / Recode]

Apple’s new Mac Pro won’t launch this year. The company told TechCrunch that it’s “a 2019 product.” Apple’s reboot of its Mac line for professional users continues a year after it hosted journalists at its HQ to admit it needed to re-think its high-end Macs — an unusual, but appropriate admission. Last year, it launched a faster iMac Pro, but this new “modular” Mac Pro is supposed to be a totally new concept. [Matthew Panzarino / TechCrunch]

Leading U.S. cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase is launching a new incubator fund for early-stage startups. Called Coinbase Ventures, the fund is already off to a $15 million start, which will help companies and founders in the crypto and blockchain industry get off the ground. The company emphasized that it is searching for founders, not the next money-making cryptocurrency. [Kate Rooney / CNBC]

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