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K Health raises $25m for its AI-powered primary care platform  TechCrunch · 22 minutes
K Health, the startup providing consumers with an AI-powered primary care platform, has raised $25 million in series B funding. The round was led by 14W, Comcast Ventures... more
Careem launches delivery service as it nears closing a massive round  TechCrunch · 22 minutes
The ride-hailing giant Careem is now in the delivery business as the company seeks new verticals in its ever-increasing fight against other services in the Middle... more
Canada's business community wants governments to commit to carbon pricing  CBC · 50 minutes
The Canadian Chamber of Commerce says the business community in Canada is solidly backing carbon pricing... more
Delivery robot spontaneously bursts into flames in California  THE VERGE · 3 hours
An autonomous food delivery robot burst into flames on a Berkeley, California walkway on Friday, as first reported by The... more
Foxconn lawyer says they will not settle with Qualcomm, cites ‘unreasonable demands’  9to5Mac · 3 hours
Lead attorney for Apple assembly firm Foxconn reiterated statements similar sounding to ones made by Apple attorneys that neither company would seek a settlement... more
Meeshkan raises €370K for its ‘ChatOps’ bot for training machine learning models  TechCrunch · 4 hours
Meeshkan, a Finnish startup that made quite a splash at the recent Slush conference, has quietly raised €370,000 in pre-seed funding to continue developing... more
Byju’s targets global expansion for its digital education service after raising $540M  TechCrunch · 4 hours
India-based educational startup Byju’s was widely reported to have raised a massive $400 million round and now the company is making things official. The... more
Canadian Chamber of Commerce solidly backs carbon pricing  CBC · 4 hours
The Canadian Chamber of Commerce says the business community in Canada is solidly backing carbon pricing as the way for... more
Report: China is driving use of armed drones in Middle East  ABC NEWS · 5 hours
Use of armed drones in Mideast, driven largely by growing sales from China, is growing significantly, says new report more
Discord Store Will Give 90 Percent Revenue Share to Developers from 2019  Gadgets 360 · 5 hours
Discord has announced it will be giving developer 90 percent of revenue from games sold to developers. more
BMW’s premium ride-hailing service is now live in China  TechCrunch · 6 hours
BMW has joined a handful of automakers to compete with transportation upstart Didi Chuxing, which bought Uber’s Chinese business in 2016. Last Friday, the German luxury carmaker launched a premium... more
iPhone XR's Weak Demand Sees Q1 2019 Shipment Estimates Slashed: Ming-Chi Kuo  Gadgets 360 · 6 hours
Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has lowered his prediction for iPhone sales by 20 percent on account of weak demand for the iPhone XR. more
Realme U1 3GB RAM Variant Now Available in Open Sale on Amazon India  Gadgets 360 · 8 hours
While the Realme U1 4GB RAM will still be sold via a flash sale model, the 3GB RAM variant can be purchased... more
The business case for serverless  TechCrunch · 1 day
Zack Kanter Contributor Zack Kanter is the co-founder of Stedi. More posts by this contributor Why Amazon is eating the world While serverless is typically championed as a way to reduce costs and scale massively on demand, there... more
Hulu subscriptions, Anker projectors, and more are all discounted today  Windows Central · 2 days
Whether you're looking for new tech gear or household items, we've got you covered. There's never a shortage of deals available, but sorting through all of them can... more
Hyperloop startup Arrivo is shutting down as workers are laid off  THE VERGE · 2 days
Futuristic transportation startup Arrivo shut down its operations this week, The Verge has learned.... more
Discord announces 90/10 revenue split for self-published titles on upcoming games store  TechCrunch · 3 days
After gaming chat app startup Discord announced in August that they were building out a games store, today, they’ve detailed that they’ll be pursuing... more
Facebook restructures Building 8, separating projects into Reality Labs and Portal groups  TechCrunch · 3 days
Facebook is restructuring its experimental hardware efforts and giving its moonshot projects a home within its AR/VR research division. The restructuring, reported by Business... more
Discord gives Steam competition with 90 percent revenue going to developers  Windows Central · 3 days
And there's another one. A few weeks ago, Epic Games announced that it was launching the Epic Games Store. The revenue sharing was slightly better than... more
Disney’s invested in educational gaming app Kahoot, now at a $376M valuation  TechCrunch · 3 days
When Kahoot, the startup that operates a popular platform for user-generated educational gaming, raised $15 million in October of this year, we mentioned that... more
Disney invests $15M in educational gaming app Kahoot at a $376M valuation  TechCrunch · 3 days
When Kahoot, the startup that operates a popular platform for user-generated educational gaming, raised $15 million in October of this year, we mentioned that... more
Disney invests $15M in educational gaming app Kahoot at a $360M valuation  TechCrunch · 3 days
When Kahoot, the startup that operates a popular platform for user-generated educational gaming, raised $15 million in October of this year, we mentioned that... more
Federal court freezes Faraday Future CEO’s ownership stake, California mansions  THE VERGE · 3 days
A federal US District judge in California has temporarily frozen Faraday Future CEO Jia Yueting’s ownership... more
Discord announces Steam competitor, gives 90 percent revenue to developers  Windows Central · 3 days
And there's another one. A few weeks ago, Epic Games announced that it was launching the Epic Games Store. The revenue sharing was slightly better than what others... more
Save 98% on SEO tracking tools from SerpCloud!  Windows Central · 3 days
Companies that live online are all about Search Engine Optimization (SEO). Major search engines have a certain ranking formula, and if your site isn't near the top of the list, chances are... more
Best Buy's 3-day gifting sale features smartphones, computers, and more  Windows Central · 3 days
If you're interested in tech, this is the sale for you. This 3-day gifting sale at Best Buy features all kinds of electronics at cut prices. The promotion... more
Huawei Faces New Problem in France and Germany  Gadgets 360 · 3 days
Huawei faces fresh challenges in Europe after France's Orange said it would not hire the Chinese firm, and Germany's Deutsche Telekom announced it would review its vendor strategy. more
Why we can’t stop debating whether Facebook sells data  THE VERGE · 3 days
For some time now, the fact that Facebook doesn’t sell your personal data directly to advertisers has been... more
International money transfer company TransferGo scores $17.6M Series B  TechCrunch · 3 days
TransferGo, the London-based international money transfer startup, has raised just over $17.6 million in Series B funding, including an earlier tranche of funding closed in May. The round is led... more
A former Ofo exec is launching his own scooter startup  TechCrunch · 3 days
With €20 million in VC backing, Dott plans to release a fleet of multi-colored e-scooters in Paris in early-2019. more
Qualcomm Asks Chinese Courts to Ban iPhone XS, iPhone XR Sales  Gadgets 360 · 3 days
Qualcomm is asking courts in China to ban sales of Apple's latest iPhone models XS and XR after winning a preliminary injunction against older models. more
LemonBox, which brings US vitamins to Chinese consumers, raises $2M  TechCrunch · 3 days
LemonBox, a Chinese e-commerce startup that imports vitamins and health products from the US, has raised $2 million to develop its business. The company graduated from Y Combinator’s... more
Facebook is expanding its video platform while reportedly slashing news show funding  THE VERGE · 4 days
Facebook Watch is expanding, even as it’s failing to gain much traction amongst younger, digital-native audiences. Today, the platform announced it was expanding its... more
Online ads and games would benefit from more rewards, according to UCLA survey  TechCrunch · 4 days
A new study from Versus Systems and the MEMES (Management of Enterprise in Media, Entertainment & Sports) Center at UCLA’s Anderson School... more
macOS App Analytics Now Available in App Store Connect  MacRumors · 4 days
Apple today announced that developers can now view analytics for their macOS apps in App Store Connect:Your app... more
Some Facebook fact-checkers aren't sure if their efforts are working - CNET  CNET · 4 days
One former fact-checker told The Guardian that the tech firm used people in her position for "crisis PR." Facebook has pushed back against the... more
Apple takes three spots on Adweek’s 25 best ads of 2018 list  9to5Mac · 4 days
Apple’s television advertisements have earned three places on Adweek’s 25 Best Ads of 2018 annual list, which highlights the best media ads ranging from print... more
Lyft is becoming a one-stop transportation app in these 3 cities  TechCrunch · 4 days
Lyft is turning its app into a one-stop multimodal transportation app in a few U.S. cities, the latest illustration of its transformation from ridesharing startup to... more
Amazon adds toys to its growing list of private labels  TechCrunch · 4 days
Batteries. Clothing. Household goods. Supplements. Diapers. Furniture. Toys? Yes, toys. It seems Amazon’s private label business is preparing to enter the toy market next. The retailer’s initial toy... more
Microsoft Teams growth is strong and it's not slowing down  Windows Central · 4 days
Microsoft's workplace chat app could be the second biggest by 2020, behind another Microsoft app. Microsoft Teams is getting some serious traction in the workplace chat space, with... more
Apple to open $1B campus in Austin, Texas  CBC · 4 days
The tech giant said Thursday that the new campus will open with 5,000 positions in engineering, research and development, operations,... more
They scaled YouTube. Now they’ll shard everyone with PlanetScale  TechCrunch · 4 days
When the former CTOs of YouTube, Facebook, and Dropbox seed fund a database startup, you know there’s something special going on under the hood. Jiten Vaidya and Sugu Sougoumarane saved YouTube... more
Microsoft Teams growth is pretty strong and it's not slowing down  Windows Central · 4 days
Microsoft's workplace chat app could be the second biggest by 2020, behind another Microsoft app. Microsoft Teams is getting some serious traction in the workplace chat... more
Toyota invests in autonomous driving simulation startup Parallel Domain  TechCrunch · 4 days
Parallel Domain, the startup that develops software to train self-driving cars in virtual worlds, has added an additional investor to its seed round. Earlier this month, Toyota AI Ventures contributed... more
Buy your tickets to the 2nd Annual TechCrunch Winter Party  TechCrunch · 4 days
We love parties almost as much as we love startups, but we go absolutely bonkers for a hot startup-party mashup. That’s why we’re returning to host our 2nd... more
This massive one-day gear sale includes stellar discounts on Timbuk2 bags  Windows Central · 4 days
Tote your stuff in style. Today Amazon's offering up to 30% off a huge selection of sporting goods and outdoor items, and that just so happens... more
Companies tracking mutations in cancer cells can provide a key to unlocking better therapies  TechCrunch · 4 days
Investors and entrepreneurs are beginning to bring new diagnostic tools to market that promise better results for cancer patients through... more
Tempow’s new Bluetooth profile lets you create AirPods clones more easily  TechCrunch · 4 days
French startup Tempow has been working on software solutions to improve the Bluetooth protocol. The company just unveiled the Tempow True Wireless Bluetooth profile so that... more
Here’s what you missed at Startup Battlefield Lagos  TechCrunch · 4 days
Yesterday TechCrunch held its first-ever event in Nigeria — our second in Sub-Saharan Africa. The day was packed with Battlefield presentations from 15 different startups from across the region, along with panels... more
Mental wellness startup Wisdo launches with $11 million in funding  TechCrunch · 4 days
Social media has lately been linked to mental health issues, with a recent study showing a causal relationship between the use of social media and depression and loneliness.... more
New tool uses AI to roll back problematic continuous delivery builds automatically  TechCrunch · 4 days
As companies shift to CI/CD (continuous integration/continuous delivery), they face a problem around monitoring and fixing problems in builds that have been deployed. How... more
Sovrn acquires VigLink to expand its publisher monetization platform  TechCrunch · 4 days
Sovrn recently raised a $25 million in new funding with the goal of expanding beyond the adtech business through acquisitions. Now it’s announcing the first of those deals: It’s acquiring... more
African fintech startup Jumo raises $12.5M more to fund Asia expansion  TechCrunch · 4 days
Months after a big round, African fintech startup Jumo has pulled in a fresh $12.5 million to add more fuel for its expansion into Asia Pacific.... more
NYC’s Work-Bench announces $47M enterprise investment fund  TechCrunch · 4 days
Work-Bench, an early stage enterprise startup venture capital firm based in New York City announced its $47 million Fund II today. It follows their initial $10 million fund. Work-Bench is itself like a venture... more
Prisma’s new AI-powered app, Lensa, helps the selfie camera lie  TechCrunch · 4 days
Prisma Labs, the startup behind the style transfer craze of a couple of years ago, has a new AI-powered iOS app for retouching selfies. An Android version of... more
'Holiday Savings With Apple Pay' Promotion Expands to Additional Stores  MacRumors · 4 days
Apple today expanded its "Holiday Savings with Apple Pay" promotion to seven additional stores through December... more
Chorus.ai rings up $33M for its platform that analyses sales calls to close more deals  TechCrunch · 4 days
Chorus.ai, a service that listens to sales calls in real time, and then transcribes and analyses them to... more
Woman Slams Social Media Firms for Baby Ads After Stillbirth  Gadgets 360 · 4 days
A woman whose child was stillborn has slammed the targeted advertising of Facebook, Twitter and Instagram after she kept getting baby-related sales pitches. more
Glose raises $3.4 million for its collaborative reading app  TechCrunch · 4 days
French startup Glose just raised a $3.4 million funding round (€3 million) for its reading app on iPhone, iPad and Android. The company wants to make reading books more social.... more
Grab lands $150M for Yamaha Motor to double down on motorbike on-demand services  TechCrunch · 4 days
Grab, the Southeast Asia ride-hailing firm that bought out Uber’s local business, has added another investor to its rolling cast of backers... more
Apple plans major US expansion including a new $1 billion campus in Austin  TechCrunch · 4 days
Apple has announced a major expansion that will see it open a new campus in North Austin and open new offices in... more
Finalcad, the mobile platform for the construction industry, raises $40M Series C  TechCrunch · 4 days
Finalcad, a mobile platform that enables the construction industry to digitize much of its processes, has closed $40 million in Series C funding. The... more
States cite climate worries in push to stop US coal sales  ABC NEWS · 4 days
Four states that say burning coal will hurt their residents as it makes climate change worse are trying to stop the Trump administration from selling vast... more
Lazada, Alibaba’s Southeast Asia e-commerce business, gets a new CEO  TechCrunch · 4 days
Alibaba has reshuffled the leadership at Lazada, its e-commerce firm in Southeast Asia, after CEO Lucy Peng — an original Alibaba co-founder — stepped down to be replaced by... more
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Delivery robot spontaneously bursts into flames in California
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Apple takes three spots on Adweek’s 25 best ads of 2018 list
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Brave browser matures with move to Chromium foundation - CNET
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YouTube Rewind hides its community’s biggest moments to appease advertisers
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Microsoft doesn’t think the iPad is a real computer
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Chrome 71 for Mac, Windows, Linux rolling out w/ ad removal on abusive sites, billing protection
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Documenting the overlooked craft of temporary Apple stores
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LinkDesk’s Devices app for HomeKit lets you control smart accessories using ARKit
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New Captain Marvel trailer stars Carol Danvers fighting in space
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SNL lampoons Netflix’s spending on original content
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Apple Shares New Shot on iPhone Ad Featuring Lavishly Decorated Japanese Trucks
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Fortnite star Ninja’s first EDM album includes an amazing new Tycho track
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Apple Shares New Ad Highlighting Group FaceTime
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AT&T predicted the Apple Watch in 1993; here’s what it predicts for the next 25 years
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AT&T makes new predictions after 1993 'You Will' ads come true - CNET
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Google’s first ad for Pixel Night Sight reminds users why LED flash is terrible for photos [Video]
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Google launches Pixel 3 ‘Unswitchables’ ad campaign to target iPhone users [Video]
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NASA to launch 'workplace safety review' of Elon Musk's high-flying SpaceX firm
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Apple Debuts New 'Share Your Gifts' Holiday Ad
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Apple shares new Pixar-like animated ‘Share Your Gifts’ holiday ad
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