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Self-driving car startup Argo AI is giving researchers free access to its HD maps  TechCrunch · 2 hours
Argo AI is releasing curated data along with high-definition maps to researchers for free, the latest company in the autonomous... more
Slack reference price set at $26 per share - CNET  CNET · 3 hours
Messaging startup expected to begin trading Thursday on the NYSE under the ticker symbol WORK. more
Announcing Hardware Battlefield 2019 in Shenzhen, China  TechCrunch · 7 hours
Startup Battlefield is known around the world as TechCrunch’s premier startup competition, and today we’re proud to announce that on November 11-12 we are producing our hardware-focused competition, Hardware Battlefield at TC Shenzhen in... more
Metro Exodus patch fixes lingering Xbox Game Pass for PC bugs  Windows Central · 8 hours
Playing Metro Exodus through Xbox Game Pass PC just got a little smoother. What you need to know A fresh hotfix is now available for the... more
Metro Exodus hotfix patches lingering bugs in Xbox Game Pass PC release  Windows Central · 8 hours
Playing Metro Exodus through Xbox Game Pass PC just got a little smoother. What you need to know A fresh hotfix is now available... more
HP brings 2nd Gen Ryzen processors to new EliteBook 700 G6 laptops  Windows Central · 9 hours
HP's latest EliteBooks include a little Ryzen love. What you need to know HP today announced its new EliteBook 700 G6 series business laptops.... more
Founder salaries, diversity tactics, fintech roboadvisors, and startups improving mental health  TechCrunch · 9 hours
Startup founders need to decide how much salary is enough One of the great things about running your own startup is that you have the independence... more
China to lose top spot to US in 2019 gaming market  TechCrunch · 10 hours
China is losing its global lead in games. By the end of 2019, the U.S. will replace China as the world’s largest gaming market, with an... more
Launch your startup onstage at TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2019  TechCrunch · 11 hours
Early-stage startup founders, we’re looking at you. Are you ready to launch your company and show the world what you’ve got? There’s no better launching pad than Startup Battlefield, and... more
Fluent acquires AdParlor, a social ad specialist previously owned by Adknowledge, for $10M  TechCrunch · 11 hours
The old guard of advertising networks continues to swap hands. In the latest development, marketing company Fluent has announced that it is... more
Jeffrey Katzenberg’s streaming service Quibi books $100M in ad sales ahead of launch  TechCrunch · 11 hours
Quibi, the short-form video platform founded by Jeffrey Katzenberg, hasn’t even launched but has already booked $100 million in advertising sales, according... more
Geely is turning to Zenuity as its self-driving software supplier  TechCrunch · 12 hours
China-based Zhejiang Geely Holdings is tapping Zenuity, the joint venture between Volvo and Swedish technology company Veoneer, as its preferred driver assistance and autonomous vehicle software supplier for... more
Acura's Pikes Peak racers are being driven and crewed by its own engineers - Roadshow  CNET · 13 hours
This marks the brand's biggest-ever participation in one of America's most legendary racing events. more
Huawei's CEO isn't worried about $30B revenue hit from US ban - CNET  CNET · 13 hours
The company still expects to pull in $100 billion in revenue this year, Ren Zhengfei tells CNBC. more
Tally’s Jason Brown on fintech’s first debt roboadvisor and an automated financial future  TechCrunch · 13 hours
Yesterday, Tally, the startup looking to automate consumers financial lives, announced it had raised a $50 million Series C round led by... more
China to lose top spot to U.S. in 2019 gaming market  TechCrunch · 13 hours
China is losing its global lead in games. By the end of 2019, the U.S. will replace China as the world’s largest gaming market with an... more
Huawei's CEO is not worried about $30B revenue hit from US ban - CNET  CNET · 13 hours
The company still expects to pull in $100 billion in revenue this year, Ren Zhengfei told CNBC. more
Whitebox raises $5M for its e-commerce logistics platform  TechCrunch · 14 hours
Whitebox, a startup that CEO Marcus Startzel said is working to “power the direct-to-consumer economy,” has raised $5 million in Series A funding. The company works with both startups and more established... more
Echo, the medication management app, has been acquired by LloydsPharmacy-owner McKesson  TechCrunch · 14 hours
Echo, the U.K. startup that offers an app to help you manage your medication and order repeat prescriptions for delivery, has been acquired by healthcare company... more
Indonesia’s EV Hive raises $13.5M and expands into co-living and new retail  TechCrunch · 14 hours
WeWork’s battle to win co-working in Indonesia, the world’s fourth most populous country, is intensifying after one of the U.S. firm’s key rival announced... more
Honor 20 launches globally this week, but you probably shouldn’t buy it  THE VERGE · 14 hours
2019 has been a transformative year for Honor, Huawei’s junior brand, with the introduction of the excellent Honor View 20 and Honor 20 Pro.... more
Postman raises $50 million to grow its API development platform  TechCrunch · 15 hours
Postman, a five-year-old startup that is attempting to simply development, tests, and management of APIs through its platform, has raised $50 million in a new round to scale... more
Google Urged by Activists to Break Up Before Regulators Force It To  Gadgets 360 · 16 hours
Shareholder activists want Google parent Alphabet to break itself up before regulators force the world's biggest Internet ad seller to split into different pieces. more
Facebook cryptocurrency revealed, Google puts $1B toward housing crisis video - CNET  CNET · 16 hours
Today's major tech headlines include the reveal of the Facebook-backed cryptocurrency called Libra, Google's one billion dollar pledge to fight the Bay Area housing... more
US CEO donates $188 million to study ethics and AI  ABC NEWS · 17 hours
Stephen Schwarzman is the CEO of the private equity firm Blackstone. more
Gambling: Four ads banned from Looney Tunes app  BBC · 17 hours
The game - considered appealing to under 18s - gave players the chance to earn "gems" by viewing ads. more
Adobe Beats Estimates on Creative Cloud Growth  Gadgets 360 · 17 hours
Adobe beat analysts' estimates for quarterly profit and revenue on Tuesday, driven by growth in its digital media business that houses its flagship product Creative Cloud. more
YouTube’s AR ads let you try on virtual makeup alongside beauty vloggers  THE VERGE · 18 hours
Starting this summer, Google will let users experiment with augmented reality makeup in YouTube. The idea is to use the experience like an interactive... more
Blue Prism acquires UK’s Thoughtonomy for up to $100M to expand its RPA platform with more AI  TechCrunch · 20 hours
Robotic process automation — which lets organizations shift repetitive back office tasks to machines... more
Berlin’s Cherry Ventures raises new €175M fund to back early-stage startups across Europe  TechCrunch · 20 hours
Cherry Ventures, the Berlin-based investor that backs European companies predominantly at seed-stage, has raised a third fund. The new “Cherry Ventures III”... more
Meero raises $230 million for its on-demand photo platform  TechCrunch · 20 hours
Chances are you always look at photos before you order food in your favorite food delivery app, or before you book a hotel room. French startup Meero wants to make... more
Magic Leap accuses ex-employee of stealing AR technology for Chinese company - CNET  CNET · 1 day
Former software engineer's new company used confidential information to create competing AR glasses in just two years, the startup alleges in a... more
Magic Leap sues Nreal for allegedly stealing AR glasses design  THE VERGE · 1 day
Major augmented reality hardware startup Magic Leap has sued competitor Nreal — which was founded by... more
Tesla is turning its showrooms into arcades  TechCrunch · 1 day
Tesla might not engage in traditional advertising. That doesn’t mean the automaker isn’t keen on getting new customers and retaining the ones it already has. Most of Tesla’s methods have focused on leveraging its... more
For pen testing firm IOActive, security is cultural not transactional  TechCrunch · 1 day
IOActive may not be a household name but you almost certainly know its work. The Seattle-headquartered company has been behind some of the most breathtaking hacks in the... more
Sex toy company sues MTA over rejected ads  THE VERGE · 1 day
Dame is suing New York’s public transit agency for refusing to run subway ads for its women-focused sex toys. The... more
The 7 best AmazonBasics products - CNET  CNET · 1 day
Amazon's house brand offers a variety of useful items on the cheap, including batteries, phone accessories and space heaters. Here's a look at some of the best stuff in the catalog. more
VidAngel ordered to pay $62.4M for copyright infringement  TechCrunch · 1 day
The VidAngel story seemingly ended in late 2017 when it declared Chapter 11 bankruptcy. But the bad news wasn’t over for streaming service, which promised to edit all of the dirty bits... more
SafeAI raises $5M to develop and deploy autonomy for mining and construction vehicles  TechCrunch · 1 day
Startup SafeAI, powered by a founding talent team with experience across Apple, Ford and Caterpillar, is emerging from stealth today with a... more
Commercial space companies have received $7.2 billion in government investment since 2000  THE VERGE · 1 day
Early investments from a government agency, like NASA or the Air Force, can be a crucial step in the evolution of commercial space companies... more
New PowerPoint AI features help add context to your presentations  Windows Central · 1 day
What you need to know PowerPoint Designer has gained several features that focus on branding and themes. Designer can add contextual perspective to your slides. PowerPoint Designer has... more
UWP Companion helps make third-party Windows 10 apps feel more native  Windows Central · 1 day
UWP Companion helps third-party apps feel more native by opening links in their dedicated apps. Windows 10 allows you to set default programs but ensuring links... more
Apple launches a Beddit beta program focused on improving its app  TechCrunch · 1 day
Apple is launching a new beta program for Beddit, the sleep tracking company it acquired just over two years ago after selling Beddit products in Apple... more
Would Facebook be better if we paid for it?  THE VERGE · 1 day
Is the advertising model that allows our use of Facebook to be free actually the thing that’s wrong... more
Advertisers and digital media companies form a new Global Alliance for Responsible Media  TechCrunch · 1 day
Many of the major players in online advertising have come together to create an organization called the Global Alliance for Responsible Media,... more
Bernie Sanders applauds the gaming industry’s push for unionization  THE VERGE · 1 day
For the past few years, game developers have increasingly sought to unionize amid growing concerns over layoffs and... more
3D Google ads are coming as YouTube tests new AR lipstick experience  9to5Google · 1 day
Following I/O 2019, Google Search gained its first AR objects with 3D animals. Google ads on the web can now feature interactive 3D objects,... more
HMD Global Says Moving Nokia Phone Data Collection to Finland for Security  Gadgets 360 · 2 days
HMD Global, which makes and markets Nokia-branded phones, on Tuesday announced its partnership with consultancy firm CGI and Google Cloud. more
Facebook to launch new cryptocurrency, called Libra  CBC · 2 days
Facebook is unveiling plans to create a new digital currency similar to Bitcoin for global use, one that could drive more e-commerce... more
Dishcraft launches with a massive robotics-powered dishwashing system  TechCrunch · 2 days
Bay Area-based robotics startup Dishcraft has unveiled a massive robotics and AI-powered dishwashing system. Like much of the rest of the industrial robotics industry, the company’s looking to automate a dull task... more
Anti-spam service Truecaller adds free voice calling feature  TechCrunch · 2 days
Truecaller, an app best known for helping users screen calls from strangers and spammers, is adding yet another feature to its service as it bolsters its super app status. The Stockholm-based firm... more
Girl, 12, flooded with beauty ads on Instagram  BBC · 2 days
The ads were displayed to the young user despite Instagram's policies saying some should not be shown to her. more
Blockchain Startup Ripple Buys $30 Million Stake in MoneyGram  Gadgets 360 · 2 days
Ripple has bought $30 million worth of shares and warrants in MoneyGram, the two companies said on Monday. more
Huawei Laptops Return to Microsoft Store After US Ban Disappearance  Gadgets 360 · 2 days
After a month of disappearing from the Microsoft Store, laptops from Huawei have made a comeback on the software giant's online store. more
Human rights commissions targeting Facebook over job ads  CBC · 2 days
The Canadian and Ontario human rights commissions have taken the exceptional step of joining forces to urge Facebook to stop... more
Two Sigma leads $12m series A for expert knowledge network NewtonX  TechCrunch · 2 days
Knowledge is the fuel of business. Every decision requires a full understanding of the data underlying it, and that means reaching out not only to an... more
Human rights commissions targeting Facebook  CBC · 2 days
The Canadian and Ontario human rights commissions have taken the exceptional step of joining forces to urge Facebook to stop Canadian employers from being able to... more
Microsoft's GitHub Acquires Collaboration Tool Firm Pull Panda  Gadgets 360 · 2 days
GitHub has acquired a US-based startup called Pull Panda that makes collaboration tools for software teams at an undisclosed amount. more
iPhones to get 5G in 2020? Instagram combatting hacked accounts video - CNET  CNET · 2 days
Today's major tech stories include predictions about Apple's 2020 iPhones, Huawei's revenue forecasting taking a hit and Instagram rolling out new security... more
Facebook announces Libra cryptocurrency: All you need to know  TechCrunch · 2 days
Facebook has finally revealed the details of its cryptocurrency Libra, which will let you buy things or send money to people with nearly zero fees. You’ll pseudonymously buy or cash... more
Fairjungle is a modern take on corporate travel management  TechCrunch · 2 days
French startup Fairjungle wants to make it easier to book a flight or a hotel room for corporate purposes. The company just raised a $2 million funding round (€1.8 million)... more
The rise of the gig economy helps London-based insurtech Zego to raise $42M  TechCrunch · 2 days
A couple of years ago London-based startup Zego realised gig-economy workers would need insurance, and went on to raise a very healthy... more
GuestReady raises $6M to help hosts on Airbnb and other services manage their property  TechCrunch · 2 days
GuestReady, a three-year-old service that lets shared-economy hosts manage their business on Airbnb and other rental sites, has announced a... more
Microsoft acquires Pull Panda to give GitHub code reviews a boost  Windows Central · 2 days
Pull Panda's code review tools are now available for free on GitHub. What you need to know Microsoft today acquired Pull Panda and its suite of... more
Pokémon GO and optimism as a business model  TechCrunch · 2 days
I played Pokémon GO this weekend, because I was babysitting my nephew, and I couldn’t help but be reminded what a cultural force it was when it launched three years ago. Hundreds... more
Daily Crunch: Huawei predicts $30B in lost revenue  TechCrunch · 2 days
The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe... more
India’s payments firm MobiKwik kick-starts its international ambitions with cross-border mobile top-ups  TechCrunch · 2 days
MobiKwik, a mobile wallet app in India that has expanded to add several financial services in recent years, said today it plans to enter... more
Spotify advertisers can now target listeners by which podcasts they stream  TechCrunch · 2 days
Spotify is taking the next big step in terms of building out its podcast business: It’s now offering the ability for advertisers to target listeners based... more
Only 5 days left for super savings on passes to Disrupt SF 2019  TechCrunch · 2 days
We know you’re hard at work bringing your early-stage startup dreams to fruition, but allow us to offer this hot tip. Super-early-bird-pass... more
Enterprise healthcare platform Collective Health raises $205M led by SoftBank  TechCrunch · 2 days
SoftBank’s Vision Fund may be facing some challenges when it comes to restocking its massive reserves, but the firm famous for cutting big checks is leading a sizeable... more
Aspyr Will Stop Selling 32-Bit Mac Games After Today  MacRumors · 2 days
Aspyr has announced that today is the last day of sales for its 32-bit Mac games, in anticipation... more
Earn valuable Salesforce certifications with this 19-hour bundle  Windows Central · 2 days
As one of the leading cloud computing and customer service platforms in the world, Salesforce has earned its reputation for being the go-to platform for businesses ranging from small start-ups to Fortune... more
Domino's teams up with Nuro to test autonomous delivery  ABC NEWS · 2 days
Domino's teams up with self-driving startup Nuro to test autonomous delivery more
Domino’s serves up self-driving pizza delivery pilot in Houston  TechCrunch · 2 days
Domino’s really emphasizes its commitment to ‘innovation,’ but even if it’s a marketing tactic, the global pizza brand does indeed walk the walk. Case in point: It’s launching a new... more
Spotify advertisers can now target listeners by what podcasts they stream  TechCrunch · 2 days
Spotify is taking the next big step in terms of building out its podcast business: it’s now offering the ability for advertisers to target listeners based... more
Spotify now allows advertisers to specifically target podcast listeners  THE VERGE · 2 days
Spotify announced today that advertisers can now target ads based on the podcasts that people listen to. This... more
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