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1. Tyto Care, a NYC-based telehealth startup that sells an in-home kit to help doctors remotely diagnose patients, raises $50M in round led by Insight Partners (Paul Sawers/VentureBeat)
2. Profile of Min-Liang Tan, the co-founder and CEO of global gaming giant Razer, one of the few companies managing to thrive in the disrupted business landscape (Karen Gilchrist/CNBC)
3. Professional video game streamers, already used to isolation, are seeing increased viewership on Twitch and other platforms as COVID-19 forces people inside (David Segal/New York Times)
4. Jack Dorsey says he's moving $1B of his Square equity, ~28% of his wealth, to Startsmall LLC to fund COVID-19 relief, to later focus on girls' health, education (@jack)
5. Netflix now lets parents remove specific titles and filter shows out based on their ratings, in both the designated kids portal and the general section (Julia Alexander/The Verge)
6. Payments processor used by governments in AR and OK to collect court fines and utility payments left years of transactions exposed, now shared on a hacker forum (Zack Whittaker/TechCrunch)
7. Amazon's self-publishing arm gives white supremacists and neo-Nazis, often banned from other platforms, unprecedented access to a mainstream audience (ProPublica)
8. Mobile website builder Universe raises $10M Series A from GV as it moves into commerce and looks to compete with Shopify (Lucas Matney/TechCrunch)
9. Facebook's experimental product unit debuts Tuned, an iOS app creating a "private space" for couples, letting them keep a photo diary, exchange notes, and more (Ashley Carman/The Verge)
10. Shippo, a shipping software and services startup, raises $30M Series C led by D1 Capital Partners, bringing its total raised to ~$60M (Alex Wilhelm/TechCrunch)
11. Facebook Gaming launches Tournaments, an organizing tool for esports amateurs, earlier than scheduled due to the pandemic, letting anyone organize or join one (Dean Takahashi/VentureBeat)
12. UN says China was the biggest source of applications for international patents last year, with Huawei its biggest filer, pushing US out of long-held top spot (Stephanie Nebehay/Reuters)
13. Firefox 75 comes with a revamped address bar designed to make searches faster and a few performance tweaks (Emil Protalinski/VentureBeat)
14. SoFi says it's acquiring Galileo, a Utah-based financial services API and payments platform, in $1.2B cash and stock deal; sources say Accel's return is 4x (Mary Ann Azevedo/Crunchbase News)
15. Book excerpt: Apple's Information Systems & Technology group, which makes internal tools, operates in tumult, hampering its output and alienating contractors (Alex Kantrowitz/BuzzFeed News)


7 小时前 Pinterest adds Shop tabs connected to in-stock inventory, style guides, and more, and says user engagement with Shopping on Pinterest has grown by 44% YoY (Sarah Perez/TechCrunch)
8 小时前 Cato Networks, which offers a cloud-based security service that protects remote workforces, raises $77M led by Lightspeed Venture Partners (Chris O'Brien/VentureBeat)
8 小时前 WeWork sues SoftBank over alleged breach of contract and breach of fiduciary duty, a few days after SoftBank said it would not consummate its $3B tender offer (Danny Crichton/TechCrunch)
9 小时前 Book excerpt from Sarah Frier's No Filter covers how Mark Zuckerberg's jealousy held back Instagram and drove off founders, who gradually lost independence (Sarah Frier/Bloomberg)
9 小时前 Sensor Tower: Quibi had more than 300,000 downloads on its launch day; heavily promoted in Apple's App Store, it reached #3 but just #29 on Google Play (Sarah Perez/TechCrunch)
9 小时前 Microsoft buys, a domain that receives sensitive info from misconfigured Windows PCs, for an undisclosed sum to keep it out of the hands of bad actors (Brian Krebs/Krebs on Security)
9 小时前 CyberMDX, which sells software to improve medical device security and hospital network security, raises $20M led by European insurance provider Sham (Zack Whittaker/TechCrunch)
10 小时前 Intel pledges $50M to fight the coronavirus pandemic, focusing on accelerating access to technology for patient care, scientific research, and online learning (Dean Takahashi/VentureBeat)
10 小时前 Podium, whose software service provides messaging tools for small business raises $125M Series C led by Y Combinator's Continuity fund, valuing it at ~$1.5B (Alex Wilhelm/TechCrunch)
10 小时前 CircleCI, which creates tools for automated app testing and deployment, raises $100M Series E co-led by IVP and Sapphire Ventures (Kyle Wiggers/VentureBeat)
10 小时前 Source: the 2020 iPad Pros do not have a U1 Ultra Wideband chip (John Gruber/Daring Fireball)
11 小时前 Glassbox, which provides automated tools to optimize web and mobile apps, raises $40M Series C led by Brighton Park Capital, bringing its total raised to $70M (Kyle Wiggers/VentureBeat)
11 小时前 Facebook says it will start actively removing false claims that link Covid-19 to 5G, which have started entering the mainstream (The Guardian)
12 小时前 Bringg, which operates a delivery logistics service used by Walmart and others, raises $30M Series D led by Viola Growth, bringing its total raised to $83M (Ingrid Lunden/TechCrunch)
12 小时前 The EU is leading the way on AI regulation, but some of the controls it's considering could hinder companies, including those helping to fight the pandemic (Natalia Drozdiak/Bloomberg)
12 小时前 Kurly, which operates a grocery delivery service in Korea, raises $150M Series E, months after reports claimed the company may be heading for an acquisition (Manish Singh/TechCrunch)
12 小时前 Microsoft expands xCloud beta registration to 11 European countries, rolling out the preview gradually to avoid overloading the internet (Tom Warren/The Verge)
13 小时前 Italian email service confirms breach; hackers claim they have data of 600K+ users, including plaintext passwords, and are selling it on the dark web (Catalin Cimpanu/ZDNet)
13 小时前 Some teachers in the US say under 50% of their pupils participate in online learning; absence rate seems higher in low-income households, marking digital divide (New York Times)
14 小时前 How US health officials have been tracking pandemics since early 2000s via syndromic surveillance using AWS-hosted federal databases of aggregated hospital data (Christina Farr/CNBC)
14 小时前 Trump signs an executive order to formalize a committee for evaluating national security concerns that could stem from foreign ownership of US telecom assets (Danny Crichton/TechCrunch)
15 小时前 WhatsApp now limits forwarding of viral messages, forwarded five or more times, to one group at a time, to fight the spread of misinformation (Alex Hern/The Guardian)
17 小时前 A look at Airbnb's challenges amid the pandemic crisis, as global bookings fall and prospects for the travel accommodation industry turn murky (Feargus O'Sullivan/CityLab)
19 小时前 Facebook's automated systems may have blocked organizers of DIY face mask hand sewing efforts; Facebook says it was in error and is working to resolve the issue (Mike Isaac/New York Times)
20 小时前 Montreal-based WorkJam, which makes software that helps companies manage their frontline "non-desk" workers, raises $50M Series C led by Inovia Capital (Isabelle Kirkwood/BetaKit)
21 小时前 Interview with Masayoshi Son on WeWork and the role of the Vision Fund within SoftBank; he expects 15 companies in the Vision Fund portfolio to go bankrupt (Alex Konrad/Forbes)
21 小时前 Inside two weeks of turmoil at SoftBank, as Masayoshi Son was forced to take drastic action, including share buybacks, to shore up confidence in his tech empire (Financial Times)
22 小时前 GoDaddy is acquiring Neustar's domain name registry services business and renaming it GoDaddy Registry; Neustar has about 12M domains (Andrew Allemann/Domain Name Wire)
23 小时前 Samsung forecasts Q1 2020 operating profit of $5.2B, up 2.7% YoY, beating analyst estimates, and consolidated sales of ~$44B; stock is up 3%+ (Saheli Roy Choudhury/CNBC)
23 小时前 Supervised autonomous shuttles from Beep are being used to transport COVID-19 tests to the Mayo Clinic's processing location in Jacksonville, Florida (Sean O'Kane/The Verge)
24 小时前 Uber says its app will list job openings in delivery, food production, and grocery industries that its US drivers can access, amid slump in ride-hailing demand (Tina Bellon/Reuters)
24 小时前 Microsoft hires former Apple exec Ruben Caballero to work on mixed reality hardware and AI; Caballero was in charge of wireless technologies at Apple (Mark Gurman/Bloomberg)
2 天前 Google updates Pixel 4 to require open eyes to use the phone's face unlock feature by default, with the option to disable it (Taylor Lyles/The Verge)
2 天前 Google launches its Local Home SDK out of preview, to enhance smart home integration with Google Assistant by routing commands through local networks (Kyle Wiggers/VentureBeat)
2 天前 SonderMind, a marketplace to find mental health services, raises $27M as demand grows during the pandemic (Jonathan Shieber/TechCrunch)
2 天前 Airbnb raises $1B in debt and equity from Silver Lake and Sixth Street Partners; source: the funding doesn't depend on its performance or a target date for IPO (CNBC)
2 天前 Facebook says it's releasing new Data for Good tools including Disease Prevention Maps to help public health researchers track social distancing efforts (Christina Farr/CNBC)
2 天前 Interviews with over 30 sources highlight Amazon's struggle to combat COVID-19, under pressure as orders rise, as the virus spreads to more than 50 warehouses (New York Times)
2 天前 A look at law firm Keller Lenkner and startup FairShake, which file arbitration lawsuits against companies en masse, including 2K+ against DoorDash in one day (New York Times)
2 天前 Foursquare says it's merging with location data company Factual in an all-stock deal; the two companies say they brought in $150M+ in combined 2019 revenue (Sahil Patel/Wall Street Journal)
2 天前 IBM names former Bank of America CTO Howard Boville as head of its cloud business, as Arvind Krishna takes over from long-time CEO Ginni Rometty (Munsif Vengattil/Reuters)
2 天前 Foxconn reports ~$11.51B in March revenue, down 7.7% YoY, as January to March revenue dropped 12% YoY to ~$30.74B amid the COVID-19 pandemic (Twinnie Siu/Reuters)
2 天前 Interview with Atlassian co-CEO Scott Farquhar on bug-tracking tool Jira, the ongoing evolution of enterprise software, and future of the company (Tom Krazit/Protocol)
2 天前 London-based Privitar, which aims to help companies utilize big data without compromising privacy, raises $80M Series C led by Warburg Pincus (Paul Sawers/VentureBeat)
2 天前 Pure Harvest Smart Farms, which is developing tech-powered greenhouses in the Middle East, raises $20.6M Series A and says it has $100M committed from Kuwait (Jonathan Shieber/TechCrunch)
2 天前 PsiQuantum, which aims to build a commercial quantum computing machine with 1M qubits, raises $215M from Microsoft, Playground Global, and others (Ashlee Vance/Bloomberg)
2 天前 Sources: EU is focusing the next stage of its Facebook competition probe on whether it is distorting the classified ads market by promoting Marketplace (Javier Espinoza/Financial Times)
2 天前 After being put on the US trade blacklist, sources say Megvii Technology's revenue grew just 2.7% in H2 2019 after more than tripling sales in the H1 2019 (Lulu Yilun Chen/Bloomberg)
2 天前 Faith leaders across the US have turned to virtual tools, through which they offer individual counseling and stream services, homilies, and text studies (Joseph Bernstein/BuzzFeed News)
2 天前 Researchers: Google searches about symptoms, like loss of smell, can help find places where positive COVID-19 cases were missed and reveal undetected symptoms (Seth Stephens-Davidowitz/New York Times)
2 天前 Samsung Galaxy Chromebook review: excellent keyboard, beautiful display, thin and light design, and fast performance, but poor battery life and expensive (Nathan Ingraham/Engadget)
2 天前 Uber partners with Flipkart and BigBasket in India to deliver groceries and other essential items in Mumbai, Bengaluru, and Delhi (The Hindu)
2 天前 Q&A with Javier Soltero, Acompli co-founder and ex-head of Microsoft Office products, on his present role as VP and GM of G Suite, the future of email, and more (David Pierce/Protocol)
2 天前 Yapily, which offers an API to let enterprises connect to banks offering open banking services, raises $13M Series A led by Lakestar (Steve O'Hear/TechCrunch)
2 天前 A look at how big tech companies and startups are helping governments around the world tackle COVID-19, with chatbots, supercomputers, hackathons, and more (Daphne Leprince-Ringuet/ZDNet)
2 天前 Quibi app review: works reliably, auto-flips between landscape and portrait, but no tablet-optimized mode, no family member profiles, and lacks a TV experience (Chris Welch/The Verge)
2 天前 Jeffery Katzenberg and Meg Whitman's Quibi short-video streaming service launches with $1.8B in funding amid the COVID-19 pandemic (Nicole Sperling/New York Times)
2 天前 PwC report: the total number of crypto M&A deals dropped from 189 in 2018 to 114 last year, while the value of M&A deals dropped from $1.89B to $451M (Nathan DiCamillo/CoinDesk)
2 天前 Execs at US digital banks say European challengers, like N26, are underestimating the hurdles they will face in the US, like regulation and cultural differences (Protocol)
2 天前 UK High Court judge says Google will either need to let an SEO expert inspect its ranking algorithms or withdraw evidence from its long-running competition case (Gareth Corfield/The Register)
2 天前 Twice this week, traffic to 200+ of the world's largest CDNs and cloud hosts was redirected through Russia's telco Rostelecom in likely BGP hijacking attacks (Catalin Cimpanu/ZDNet)
3 天前 Skype no longer requires video call participants to have an account or to download software, letting users join a call via a link, similar to Zoom (Michael Potuck/9to5Mac)
3 天前 Tim Cook says Apple has now sourced 20M+ masks for healthcare workers from its supply chain, has designed and is shipping face shields at a rate of 1M per week (Chance Miller/9to5Mac)
3 天前 Report: the live streaming e-commerce market in China saw more than $61B in transactions in 2019 and is expected to double this year due to the pandemic (Xinmei Shen/Abacus)
3 天前 Huawei joins the Open Invention Network, the leading US-based patent non-aggression group covering Linux and related open-source tech (Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols/ZDNet)
3 天前 Bengaluru-based digital payments startup JusPay raises $21.6M Series B led by Vostok Emerging Finance (Kritti Bhalla/Inc42 Media)
3 天前 YouTube says it will remove content spreading conspiracy theories linking 5G and coronavirus, but will leave content that is simply conspiratorial about 5G (Alex Hern/The Guardian)
3 天前 NetMarketShare: Microsoft Edge becomes the second most popular desktop browser for the first time, with a market share of 7.59%, beating Mozilla Firefox's 7.19% (Lawrence Abrams/BleepingComputer)
3 天前 After some cell towers in the UK were set on fire, govt to meet with Facebook, YouTube, Twitter to stop the spread of a conspiracy theory linking 5G to COVID-19 (Harriet Sherwood/The Guardian)
3 天前 In internal email lists Amazon corporate employees express dismay over the firing of Christian Smalls and a report that management discussed a plan to smear him (Jason Del Rey/Vox)
3 天前 Some independent movie theaters are launching "virtual cinemas" to let patrons stream first-tier films from home as a temporary revenue source amid the pandemic (Rebecca Rubin/Variety)
3 天前 India's Unified Payments Interface eliminated most of the fees apps like Paytm charged for transactions, forcing them to search for other sources of income (Manish Singh/TechCrunch)
3 天前 How Silicon Valley food caterers, event planners, venue owners, models, DJs, and others who relied on tech parties and events are coping with the loss of income (Salvador Rodriguez/CNBC)
3 天前 Washington state's facial recognition law, which is championed by Microsoft, was sponsored by State Sen. Joe Nguyen, who is also a program manager at Microsoft (Dave Gershgorn/OneZero )
3 天前 Uber Eats waived delivery fees in the name of supporting local restaurants, but some restaurants say Uber's 25% commission for take-out orders is too high (Sidney Fussell/Wired)
3 天前 Zoom is being banned over security concerns by some US school districts, including NYC, which is directing teachers to switch to Microsoft Teams (Valerie Strauss/Washington Post)
3 天前 Critics say bug bounty programs buy researcher silence, may violate labor law, and are less effective when they are closed and have NDAs placed on them (J.M. Porup/CSO)
3 天前 Apple's deal with Amazon to allow the Prime Video app to process some in-app payments on its own shows how arbitrary, unfair, and outdated App Store rules are (Dieter Bohn/The Verge)
4 天前 iOS 14 code indicates that Apple is working on a new feature codenamed "Avocado" to enable real, movable widgets on iPad and iPhone home screens (Filipe Espósito/9to5Mac)
4 天前 US Small Business Administration issues new guidance for the $350B stimulus program that still seems to exclude most VC-backed startups (Jonathan Shieber/TechCrunch)
4 天前 Sources: Apple is in the process of acquiring the California-based VR startup NextVR in a deal valued around $100M (Zac Hall/9to5Mac)
4 天前 China's efforts to track COVID-19 cases using personal data has been messy, partly due to sporadic coordination between different agencies and local governments (Financial Times)
4 天前 Report: Russia delays the implementation of a law banning devices not pre-installed with Russian software, by six months until January 1, 2021 (Andrey Kuzmin/Reuters)
4 天前 Analysis: thousands of people are organizing via private group chats, message boards, Twitter, Instagram, more to execute coordinated "Zoombombing" campaigns (New York Times)
4 天前 Telecom engineers, considered essential workers in the UK, are facing harassment from anti-5G conspiracy mongers, linking the deployment of 5G to coronavirus (Jim Waterson/The Guardian)
4 天前 4Paradigm, a China-based startup providing AI-powered real-time data analytics, raises $230M from Cisco, Lenovo, and others, at a post-money valuation of ~$2B (Jane Zhang/South China Morning Post)
4 天前 Profile of Larry Ellison, who has turned the Hawaiian island of Lanai into a data-powered wellness lab and is building a COVID-19 database for the White House (Angel Au-Yeung/Forbes)
4 天前 Zoom apologizes for routing some calls made in N. America through China, says it "mistakenly" allowed Chinese data centers to accept calls due to traffic spike (Zack Whittaker/TechCrunch)
4 天前 A look at how tech's lobbying efforts in the US are quietly pushing for long-held goals in the frantic political and economic environment amid COVID-19 outbreak (David McCabe/New York Times)
4 天前 UK researchers are using Google's mobile location data collected from apps like Google Maps to help track and predict the spread of COVID-19 across Europe (Ryan Gallagher/Bloomberg)
4 天前 Zoom will require passwords to enter calls via Meeting ID and will turn on Waiting Rooms by default to prevent trolls from disrupting calls, starting April 5 (Josh Constine/TechCrunch)
4 天前 US federal law enforcement warns that invading Zoom meetings to broadcast "disruptive content" will result in fines or possible imprisonment (Nick Statt/The Verge)
4 天前 Global online music streaming grew 32% YoY in 2019, reaching 358M total subs; Spotify led with 31% market share of paid subs, followed by Apple Music at 19% (Abhilash Kumar/Counterpoint Research)
5 天前 Google temporarily rolls back its SameSite policy in Chrome, to allow stability for essential service websites that may not meet third party cookie requirements (Aliya Chaudhry/The Verge)
5 天前 Qcraft, which is developing simulation software to help train autonomous vehicle systems, raises a seed round in the "dozens of millions", led by IDG Capital (Kyle Wiggers/VentureBeat)
5 天前 Apple has acquired Dublin-based AI startup Voysis, which developed a platform for digital assistants to better understand people's natural language (Mark Gurman/Bloomberg)
5 天前 Apptopia and Braze study: with 59M global installs, Netflix led rivals YouTube, Amazon Prime, and Disney+ in Q1, but more time was spent on YouTube Kids (Anthony Ha/TechCrunch)
5 天前 Insight Partners closes its $9.5B Fund XI, says it will be "hyper-focused on supporting its portfolio companies" with ongoing and near-future funding (Ingrid Lunden/TechCrunch)
5 天前 Four Democratic senators send a letter to Apple asking whether its COVID-19 app and website comply with HIPAA, and seeking info on its government agreements (Bloomberg)
5 天前 Internal docs: Amazon to postpone Prime Day at least until August, expects a potential $100M hit from excess devices it may now have to sell at a discount (Reuters)
5 天前 Justin Trudeau says Canada has signed an agreement with Amazon to distribute critical medical supplies across the country (Alicja Siekierska/Yahoo Finance)
5 天前 Thousands of Zoom video calls found via web search using Zoom's default file naming scheme after users saved them in unprotected spaces like open AWS S3 buckets (Drew Harwell/Washington Post)
5 天前 Apple Arcade launches new RPG Legend of the Skyfish 2 (Shelby Brown/CNET)
5 天前 OctoML, which wants to use machine learning to make ML models run more efficiently on different types of hardware, raises $15M Series A led by Amplify (Frederic Lardinois/TechCrunch)
5 天前 In a court filing, CEO of NSO Group says Facebook representatives approached NSO in 2017 to buy parts of Pegasus to monitor phones of users who installed Onavo (Joseph Cox/VICE)
5 天前 Profile of Zoom CEO Eric Yuan, who says the company will "probably" suspend all tracking on Zoom's sites and consider open-sourcing its code in the future (Alex Konrad/Forbes)
5 天前 The new iPad Pro gets a privacy feature, first introduced on 2018 MacBooks, that disconnects hardware microphones when an attached MFi compliant case is closed (Zac Hall/9to5Mac)
5 天前 Civil liberties advocates say a data-driven approach to pandemic response is compatible with individual rights, but with limits and justifications at every step (Sam Biddle/The Intercept)
5 天前 Source: Airbnb CEO told staff at a company-wide meeting that the company lowered its internal valuation to $26B, a 16% drop since its last funding round (Dave Lee/Financial Times)
5 天前 Researchers: Zoom sometimes uses encryption keys issued by servers in China, uses a flawed encryption method, and hence is not suited to communicate secrets (Micah Lee/The Intercept)
5 天前 Pinterest CEO and a team of multi-disciplinary scientists launch How We Feel app to collect global COVID-19 data daily while respecting user privacy (Darrell Etherington/TechCrunch)
5 天前 Microsoft's Azure Cognitive Services gets new voice styles designed to help developers tailor the voice of their apps and services to their brand or scenario (Mike Wheatley/SiliconANGLE)
5 天前 Google uses aggregated anonymized location data from 131 countries to show which places are complying with social distancing and which aren't (Casey Newton/The Verge)
5 天前 Researchers are using Facebook's location data to provide daily updates to US cities and states evaluating the effectiveness of social distancing amid COVID-19 (Reuters)
5 天前 Leaked memo: Apple told employees that its retail stores in the US will remain closed and work-from-home procedures will remain in place until early May (Mark Gurman/Bloomberg)
5 天前 Facebook announces new measures to help businesses including a gift card registry, says applications for its $100M SMB grant program will open next week (Andrew Hutchinson/Social Media Today)
5 天前 Twitter deletes 20K fake accounts linked to governments of Serbia, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Honduras, and Indonesia for "attempt to undermine public conversation" (Julian Borger/The Guardian)
5 天前 FCC approves $200M COVID-19 Telehealth Program to help cover the cost of new telehealth services and devices with up to $1M in funding for medical providers (Devin Coldewey/TechCrunch)
5 天前 Source: Apple's new entry level iPhone will be called iPhone SE, available in white, black, and red, with 64GB, 128GB, or 256GB storage options (Zac Hall/9to5Mac)
6 天前 Zoom has issued a patch for a vulnerability in its Windows client that let attackers steal Windows login credentials from malicious chat links (Mark Hachman/PCWorld)
6 天前 A deep dive into the deal between Apple and Amazon that lets the retail giant process some payments in Prime Video app, and the motivations of both companies (John Gruber/Daring Fireball)
6 天前 European countries, including France and Germany, are offering billions of euros to support tech startups during COVID-19; the UK is facing calls to do similar (Ryan Browne/CNBC)
6 天前 Instacart says it will start providing free health and safety kits with a face mask, hand sanitizer, and a thermometer to its full-service shoppers (Megan Rose Dickey/TechCrunch)
6 天前 Apple references its rumored AirTags item tracking tags in a video uploaded to its Apple Support channel on YouTube (Pururaj Dutta/Appleosophy)
6 天前 Leaked notes from an internal meeting attended by Jeff Bezos reveal Amazon execs discussed a plan to smear fired warehouse employee Christian Smalls (Paul Blest/VICE)
6 天前 Zoom issues a new update to fix its "malware-like" macOS installer (Tom Warren/The Verge)
6 天前 eBay says it will waive seller fees for new businesses through June 30 as part of a new Up & Running program to help owners of shuttered physical stores (Chaim Gartenberg/The Verge)
6 天前 House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy says VC-backed startups will become eligible for $350B in small business loans guaranteed via the CARES Act (Dan Primack/Axios)
6 天前 Google says it is shutting down Neighbourly, a neighborhood Q&A app for India, on May 12 (Ivan Mehta/The Next Web)
6 天前 Memo: Google will begin letting some advertisers run COVID-19 related ads, prioritizing government entities, hospitals, and others working directly on the issue (Sara Fischer/Axios)
6 天前 Amazon reveals plan for interactive games on Twitch, arriving over summer; sources say Amazon is working on a cloud gaming platform codenamed Project Tempo (Seth Schiesel/New York Times)
6 天前 App Annie: consumers spent a record $23.4B+ globally through Google and Apple app stores in Q1 2020, with average weekly time spent in apps and games up 20% YoY (Sarah Perez/TechCrunch)
6 天前 Amazon bans the sale of some medical supplies, like N95 and surgical masks, to the general public and will only allow hospitals and government orgs to buy them (Jason Del Rey/Vox)
6 天前 Phantom AI, which is developing advanced driver-assistance systems for cars and trucks, raises $22M Series A led by Celeres Investments (Kyle Wiggers/VentureBeat)
6 天前 Intel announces its first 10th-gen Comet Lake H-series CPUs for high-end gaming laptops, with clock speeds that can boost past 5.0GHz (Chaim Gartenberg/The Verge)
6 天前 Binance acquires crypto data aggregator CoinMarketCap, source says for around $300M (Frank Chaparro/The Block)
6 天前 Amazon says it plans to roll out temperature checks and masks for staff at its US and European warehouses and will use ML to improve social distancing measures (Jeffrey Dastin/Reuters)
6 天前 Facebook launches a standalone Messenger app for MacOS and Windows with unlimited, free group video calls, support for Dark Mode, and more (Christine Fisher/Engadget)
6 天前 Zoom says it's now disabled a feature that let users covertly access data from some people's LinkedIn profiles, even when they were in the meeting anonymously (New York Times)
6 天前 Spyware firm NSO Group is marketing software that uses mobile phone data to monitor and predict the spread of COVID-19, says some countries are testing it (Rory Cellan-Jones/BBC)
6 天前 How Toast, a cloud-based restaurant management software provider, is supporting its clients' transitions from in-person dining to takeout and delivery services (Ari Levy/CNBC)
6 天前 Zoom apologizes for security failures, says it has 200M+ DAUs vs. 10M in Dec., and plans to freeze development of new features to focus on security and privacy (Eric S. Yuan/Zoom Blog)
6 天前 Sources: SoftBank-backed online lender Kabbage suspended credit lines to its small business clients in the past week without notice (Bloomberg)
6 天前 Collibra, which provides tools to manage, warehouse, store, and analyze data troves, raises $112.5M at a post-money valuation of $2.3B (Ingrid Lunden/TechCrunch)
6 天前 London-based Air Doctor, which helps travelers connect with local doctors for non-emergency conditions in 42 countries, raises $7.8M Series A (Tammy Lovell/MobiHealthNews)
6 天前 Amazon, Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Akamai, and Netflix join MANRS, an Internet Society-supported initiative aimed at bolstering internet's routing security (Kieren McCarthy/The Register)
6 天前 Popular early internet meme site YTMND has been resurrected with the help of fans, a year after it went down (Matthew Gault/VICE)
6 天前 Doctor Anywhere, a Singapore-based telemedicine startup, raises $27M Series B, says it will use the funds to expand into Malaysia and the Philippines (Olivia Poh/The Business Times)
6 天前 Amazon is investigating claims of its contractors sleeping in "subhuman" conditions on makeshift beds in a Philippine call center due to travel restrictions (Dave Lee/Financial Times)
6 天前 An inside account of how Bird laid off 406 employees in two minutes via a Zoom webinar; employees say they were locked out of their computers during the meeting (Ben Bergman/dot.LA)
6 天前 Snap says the time users spent calling on its app increased by 50%+ from February to March, and that Snaps between friends reached all-time high in that period (Jason Aycock/Seeking Alpha)
6 天前 Anthony Levandowski files motion to force Uber into arbitration, alleging Uber must shoulder $179M judgment against him as part of its 2016 indemnity agreement (Kirsten Korosec/TechCrunch)
6 天前 FCC will vote on a proposal to allow the entire 6 GHz band to be available for unlicensed use, citing the increase in Wi-Fi demand; vote is set for April 23 (Ry Crist/CNET)
7 天前 Some couples, faced with orders to shelter in place to avoid COVID-19, are getting married at home with friends and relatives watching on Zoom (Zoe Schiffer/The Verge)
7 天前 Apple now lets some video streaming apps, like Amazon Prime Video, use their own payment methods for in-app purchases on Apple devices, avoiding Apple's 30% cut (Mark Gurman/Bloomberg)
7 天前 Amazon Prime Video now allows in-app rentals and purchases on the iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV (Nick Statt/The Verge)
7 天前 Ohio-based Olive, which is developing an automation tool for US healthcare administration, raises $51M led by General Catalyst, bringing total raised to $123.8M (Mary Ann Azevedo/Crunchbase News)
7 天前 All-in-one productivity tool Notion, which helps people organize and track their work, raises $50M from Index Ventures and others at a $2B valuation (Erin Griffith/New York Times)
7 天前 Sources: YouTube is planning to release Shorts, a rival to TikTok inside YouTube's main app, by the end of the year (The Information)
7 天前 As COVID-19 confines people to their homes and prohibits gatherings, US political races are moving online, causing anxiety for some campaigns (Issie Lapowsky/Protocol)
7 天前 COVID-19 has negatively affected tech startups big and small, leading to layoffs, halted IPOs and hiring, slashed prices for products, and bankruptcies (Erin Griffith/New York Times)
7 天前 Doctors are banding together on Twitter and TikTok to settle on frameworks of verifiable sources and information to share with the public (Kaya Yurieff/CNN)
7 天前 Amazon says Amazon Detective for AWS, which uses ML to visualize anomalies in customer resources, is now generally available (Daphne Leprince-Ringuet/ZDNet)
7 天前 As colleges shutter campuses, students are using Minecraft servers to faithfully replicate those spaces, hosting graduation ceremonies and parties online (Pearse Anderson/The Verge)
7 天前 iOS 14 code indicates Apple is beefing up its Keychain password manager, adding two-factor authentication and more (Filipe Espósito/9to5Mac)
7 天前 As the US Census kicks off, the Census Bureau's 500,000 enumerators will use iPhone 8s instead of clipboards, improving data entry and analysis (Lynn La/CNET)
7 天前 "Online proctor" companies, which watch students through their webcams during exams, are seeing a surge of business as universities close due to the pandemic (Drew Harwell/Washington Post)
7 天前 A look at Google's US data center water usage, which it tries to keep secret: an estimated 2.3B gallons in three states in 2019, some with water shortages (Nikitha Sattiraju/Bloomberg)
7 天前 A look at Microsoft's strategy with Xbox Series X: building a top-tier console alongside robust streaming services to ward off Amazon and Google (Colin Campbell/Polygon)
7 天前 Okta announces Okta Platform Services, a suite of tools to help companies manage user identities (Stephanie Condon/ZDNet)
7 天前 Tech ideas like MOOCs, 3D printing, and smart thermometers, which were mostly dismissed as overhyped or unworkable, are getting another look during the pandemic (Will Oremus/OneZero )
7 天前 A new initiative between 130 researchers from eight European countries aims to build a platform for COVID-19 contact tracing while complying with GDPR (Douglas Busvine/Reuters)
7 天前 Source: following its deal with the UK's NHS, Palantir is in talks with France, Germany, Austria, and Switzerland about using its tools to battle COVID-19 (Bloomberg)
7 天前 Researchers find AI and statistical models have difficulty predicting life outcomes for children, parents, and households, even with a rich data set (Kyle Wiggers/VentureBeat)
7 天前 Slack introduces a new app to integrate Microsoft Teams calling features and launches VoIP phone integration with Zoom, WebEx, Jabber, and more (Tom Warren/The Verge)
7 天前 John Legere steps down as T-Mobile CEO after the company closed its merger with Sprint; President and COO Mike Sievert takes over as CEO (Lauren Feiner/CNBC)
7 天前 Sources: Amazon's job fairs in various cities had packed rooms, followed no special precautions, and ignored official social distancing guidelines (Bloomberg)
7 天前 Spotify renews global licensing partnership with Warner Music Group, bringing WMG's roster of popular artists to Spotify users in India for the first time (Vikas SN/The Economic Times)
7 天前 Samsung Display to end all of its production of LCD panels in South Korea and China by the end of 2020, amid falling demand for LCD panels (Reuters)
7 天前 Orion Labs, which develops automated communication tools for deskless and frontline workers, raises $29M Series B led by Dell Technologies Capital (Mary Ann Azevedo/Crunchbase News)
7 天前 Prominent VC firms including Accel, Lightspeed, Sequoia Capital, and Matrix Partners write an open letter cautioning Indian startups to "prepare for the worst" (Manish Singh/TechCrunch)
7 天前 As live sports games are canceled, pro athletes and teams turn to video game streaming as a means of connecting with fans and finding new sources of revenue (Ben Strauss/Washington Post)
7 天前 Analysis finds that almost 4,000 jobs across 40+ US startups were eliminated in March, operating in sectors including hospitality, transportation, and AI (Lauren Feiner/CNBC)
7 天前 A vulnerability in Zoom's Windows client could let attackers steal Windows login credentials of users who click on malicious links in chat messages (Lawrence Abrams/BleepingComputer)
7 天前 Marriott discloses data breach from mid-January affecting 5.2M hotel guests, exposing personal contact information including mailing addresses and phone numbers (Catalin Cimpanu/ZDNet)

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