SENSEX
NIFTY
GOLD
USD/INR

Weather

13    C

Science/Tech / Techmeme

With a new IP licensing deal with Apple in place, Imagination Technologies' CEO and other execs discuss trends and their RISC-V open source hardware strategy (Dean Takahashi/VentureBeat)

VentureBeat : With a new IP licensing deal with Apple in place, Imagination Technologies' CEO and other execs discuss trends and their RISC-V open source hardware strategy   —  Imagination Technologies has been through a lot of change in the past few years.  Founded in 1985, it became a real player …

21 Jan 2020 12:35 am
Report: European regulators have imposed €114M in fines for data breaches since GDPR came into force in 2018; France's €50M fine against Google is the biggest (Douglas Busvine/Reuters)

Reuters : Report: European regulators have imposed €114M in fines for data breaches since GDPR came into force in 2018; France's €50M fine against Google is the biggest   —  MUNICH (Reuters) - European regulators have imposed 114 million euros ($126 million) in fines for data breaches since …

20 Jan 2020 10:25 pm
An unsecured facial-recognition database with info on thousands of children from 20 schools in China, half in areas with large Tibetan populations, found online (Liza Lin/Wall Street Journal)

Wall Street Journal : An unsecured facial-recognition database with info on thousands of children from 20 schools in China, half in areas with large Tibetan populations, found online   —  Information leak from facial-recognition database raises questions about school surveillance and cybersecurity in China

20 Jan 2020 8:40 pm
Google announces a partnership with India's third-largest telecom operator Airtel to offer G Suite to SMBs (Manish Singh/TechCrunch)

TechCrunch : Google announces a partnership with India's third-largest telecom operator Airtel to offer G Suite to SMBs   —  Google has inked a deal with India's third-largest telecom operator as the American giant looks to grow its cloud customer base in the key overseas market that is increasingly emerging …

20 Jan 2020 7:45 pm
Scoutbee, which develops and sells access to an AI-driven supplier discovery platform, raises $60M Series B, less than 9 months after raising a $12M Series A (Kyle Wiggers/VentureBeat)

VentureBeat : Scoutbee, which develops and sells access to an AI-driven supplier discovery platform, raises $60M Series B, less than 9 months after raising a $12M Series A   —  Supplier discovery often isn't a walk in the park.  According to a survey by Thomasnet, nearly 50% of buyers have worked …

20 Jan 2020 7:10 pm
Experts say Yandex, Russia's most-used search engine, is lagging behind Google and Bing in implementing controls to cut down on images of child sexual abuse (David Z. Morris/Fortune)

Fortune : Experts say Yandex, Russia's most-used search engine, is lagging behind Google and Bing in implementing controls to cut down on images of child sexual abuse   —  Experts say the spread of images of child sexual exploitation online has reached unprecedented levels, calling the situation a major social crisis.

20 Jan 2020 5:55 pm
Sweden-based Tink, which offers open banking APIs, raises €90M co-led by Dawn Capital, HMI Capital, and Insight Partners at a post-money valuation of €415M (Steve O'Hear/TechCrunch)

TechCrunch : Sweden-based Tink, which offers open banking APIs, raises €90M co-led by Dawn Capital, HMI Capital, and Insight Partners at a post-money valuation of €415M   —  Tink, the European open banking platform, is disclosing €90 million in new funding, just 11 months …

20 Jan 2020 4:30 pm
Samsung appoints Taemoon Roh the head of its smartphone division, who will take over from Koh Dong-Jin, to run the world's largest mobile devices business (Sohee Kim/Bloomberg)

Bloomberg : Samsung appoints Taemoon Roh the head of its smartphone division, who will take over from Koh Dong-Jin, to run the world's largest mobile devices business   —  - Taemoon Roh will now steer the world's biggest mobile name  — Samsung seeks to take the lead in 5G and foldables this year

20 Jan 2020 3:40 pm
AR startup Mojo Vision shows off the first prototype of Mojo Lens, its contact lenses that display text, have an eye-controlled interface, and work in the dark (Scott Stein/CNET)

CNET : AR startup Mojo Vision shows off the first prototype of Mojo Lens, its contact lenses that display text, have an eye-controlled interface, and work in the dark   —  Mojo Vision's smart contacts put text in my eye and let me see in the dark.  They're aiming for even more than that.

20 Jan 2020 12:45 pm
Google CEO Sundar Pichai says AI is too important not to be regulated and there are real concerns about the potential negative consequences of AI (Sundar Pichai/Financial Times)

Financial Times : Google CEO Sundar Pichai says AI is too important not to be regulated and there are real concerns about the potential negative consequences of AI   —  The writer is chief executive of Alphabet and Google  —  Growing up in India, I was fascinated by technology.  Each new invention changed my family's life in meaningful ways.

20 Jan 2020 11:00 am
Research: Opera, known for its web browser, allegedly issues predatory loans in Kenya, Nigeria, and India via Android apps, likely violating Play Store policies (Hindenburg Research)

Hindenburg Research : Research: Opera, known for its web browser, allegedly issues predatory loans in Kenya, Nigeria, and India via Android apps, likely violating Play Store policies   —  GET OUR LATEST REPORTS DELIVERED TO YOUR INBOX  —  Summary (NASDAQ: OPRA)  — Opera went public in mid-2018 based largely on prospects for its core browser business.

20 Jan 2020 9:55 am
Sources: ByteDance plans a foray into games, building a team of over 1,000 and buying game studios and title distribution rights; first games coming this spring (Zheping Huang/Bloomberg)

Bloomberg : Sources: ByteDance plans a foray into games, building a team of over 1,000 and buying game studios and title distribution rights; first games coming this spring   —  - The TikTok proprietor shows ambition beyond short-form video  — Hiring spree includes industry veterans and local game studios

20 Jan 2020 7:35 am
Court docs: after a search warrant, Facebook gave Puerto Rico private info from student news outlets; some fear it was a politically motivated search for crimes (The Intercept)

The Intercept : Court docs: after a search warrant, Facebook gave Puerto Rico private info from student news outlets; some fear it was a politically motivated search for crimes   —  As seven University of Puerto Rico students prepare to face trial in February for participating in a nonviolent protest more than two years ago …

20 Jan 2020 5:20 am
Insurance comparison shopping startup Insurify raises $23M Series A led by MTech Capital and Viola Fintech (Alex Wilhelm/TechCrunch)

TechCrunch : Insurance comparison shopping startup Insurify raises $23M Series A led by MTech Capital and Viola Fintech   —  The venture-backed insurance world is more than the Lemonades and MetroMiles of the world.  There's more room in the industry for startups to shake things up.

20 Jan 2020 3:35 am
US Army contracted two firms for $4.5M to create a facial recognition system that analyzes infrared images to identify people at a distance of 10 to 500 meters (Dave Gershgorn/OneZero)

OneZero : US Army contracted two firms for $4.5M to create a facial recognition system that analyzes infrared images to identify people at a distance of 10 to 500 meters   —  Infrared cameras recognize the heat emitted from your face  —  he U.S. military is spending more than $4.5 million …

20 Jan 2020 1:50 am
An analysis of 40 studies finds that the link between social media use and both depression and anxiety among adolescents is small and inconsistent (Nathaniel Popper/New York Times)

New York Times : An analysis of 40 studies finds that the link between social media use and both depression and anxiety among adolescents is small and inconsistent   —  A growing number of academics are challenging assumptions about the negative effects of social media and smartphones on children.

20 Jan 2020 12:05 am
Some analysts say Alphabet could double in value to become a $2T company in the near future, as the total market cap of FAANGs rose by $1.3T over the past year (Rupert Neate/The Guardian)

The Guardian : Some analysts say Alphabet could double in value to become a $2T company in the near future, as the total market cap of FAANGs rose by $1.3T over the past year   —  As Alphabet becomes the latest firm to achieve a 13-figure market cap, analysts still forecast years of growth ahead

19 Jan 2020 10:20 pm
Instagram removes the IGTV button from its home page; Sensor Tower: IGTV's standalone app was downloaded 1.1M times in the US since its launch in June 2018 (Josh Constine/TechCrunch)

TechCrunch : Instagram removes the IGTV button from its home page; Sensor Tower: IGTV's standalone app was downloaded 1.1M times in the US since its launch in June 2018   —  TikTok saw 80X more installs  —  At most, 7 million of Instagram's 1 billion-plus users have downloaded its standalone IGTV app in the 18 months since launch.

19 Jan 2020 3:35 am
Comtravo, which uses AI and NLP to offer an end-to-end solution for booking and managing business trips, adds €9M to its Series B, increasing it to €30M (Annie Musgrove/Tech.eu)

Tech.eu : Comtravo, which uses AI and NLP to offer an end-to-end solution for booking and managing business trips, adds €9M to its Series B, increasing it to €30M   —  Comtravo, a Berlin-based B2B traveltech startup, has announced a second close of its Series B round, adding €9 million …

19 Jan 2020 1:30 am
Microsoft knows about an actively exploited bug in Internet Explorer on all Windows versions, but likely won't have a fix until the next Patch Tuesday on Feb 11 (Zack Whittaker/TechCrunch)

TechCrunch : Microsoft knows about an actively exploited bug in Internet Explorer on all Windows versions, but likely won't have a fix until the next Patch Tuesday on Feb 11   —  Microsoft has confirmed a security flaw affecting Internet Explorer is currently being used by hackers, but that it has no immediate plans to fix.

18 Jan 2020 11:10 pm
A look at Clearview AI, a facial recognition app claiming it scraped 3B+ images from sites like Facebook, YouTube, and that 600+ law enforcement agencies use it (Kashmir Hill/New York Times)

New York Times : A look at Clearview AI, a facial recognition app claiming it scraped 3B+ images from sites like Facebook, YouTube, and that 600+ law enforcement agencies use it   —  A little-known start-up helps law enforcement match photos of unknown people to their online images — and “might lead to a dystopian future or something,” a backer says.

18 Jan 2020 9:55 pm
Sources: Amazon is working with Visa to test checkout terminals that let consumers pay for purchases with their palms (AnnaMaria Andriotis/Wall Street Journal)

Wall Street Journal : Sources: Amazon is working with Visa to test checkout terminals that let consumers pay for purchases with their palms   —  Tech giant plans terminals to let consumers link credit card information to their hands  —  Amazon.com Inc. AMZN -0.70% wants to make your hand your credit card.

18 Jan 2020 9:00 pm
SoundCloud's filing in the UK shows its 2018 revenue grew 19% YoY to ~$127M, with operating losses dropping to $38.7M (Tim Ingham/Music Business Worldwide)

Music Business Worldwide : SoundCloud's filing in the UK shows its 2018 revenue grew 19% YoY to ~$127M, with operating losses dropping to $38.7M   —  If there's one stat that says everything about the recovery of SoundCloud in recent years, it's this: in calendar 2017, the company turned over circa $102m.

18 Jan 2020 5:45 pm
The latest panic that the EU may force Apple to abandon Lightning is based on a fundamental misunderstanding of both the EC's intent and how charging works (Cameron Faulkner/The Verge)

The Verge : The latest panic that the EU may force Apple to abandon Lightning is based on a fundamental misunderstanding of both the EC's intent and how charging works   —  It's all about chargers, and Apple already makes them  —  You might have read headlines today about how the EU is looking to force Apple to ditch the Lightning cable.

18 Jan 2020 12:40 pm
FBI seizes the domain of WeLeakInfo, a site offering usernames and passwords from data breaches for sale; WeLeakInfo claims to have 12B+ usernames and passwords (Sean Gallagher/Ars Technica)

Ars Technica : FBI seizes the domain of WeLeakInfo, a site offering usernames and passwords from data breaches for sale; WeLeakInfo claims to have 12B+ usernames and passwords   —  Site aggregated 12 billion usernames and passwords from over 10,000 breaches.  —  On Wednesday, police in the Netherlands …

18 Jan 2020 11:50 am
Second Measure: DoorDash led the 2019 US food delivery market with 33% of total sales, followed by GrubHub with 32%, Uber Eats with 20%, and Postmates with 10% (CNBC)

CNBC : Second Measure: DoorDash led the 2019 US food delivery market with 33% of total sales, followed by GrubHub with 32%, Uber Eats with 20%, and Postmates with 10%   —  - DoorDash captured 33% of the U.S. market, Grubhub 32%, Uber Eats 20% and Postmates 10%.  — Digital food delivery is projected …

18 Jan 2020 8:35 am
Sources: SoftBank's Vision Fund led a $750M investment last August in Philadelphia-based goPuff, an on-demand delivery service for convenience products (The Information)

The Information : Sources: SoftBank's Vision Fund led a $750M investment last August in Philadelphia-based goPuff, an on-demand delivery service for convenience products   —  SoftBank's Vision Fund made one of its largest U.S. venture investments last year in a Philadelphia-based startup that has developed …

18 Jan 2020 8:00 am
Massachusetts Superior Court orders Facebook to turn over data about tens of thousands of apps from ~400 developers company said it suspended last September (Tony Romm/Washington Post)

Washington Post : Massachusetts Superior Court orders Facebook to turn over data about tens of thousands of apps from ~400 developers company said it suspended last September   —  A Massachusetts judge has ordered Facebook to turn over data about thousands of apps that may have mishandled its users' personal information …

18 Jan 2020 7:50 am
Sources: Eaze, an on-demand pot delivery startup with $166M in funding, raises $15M bridge round, amid struggles with cash and a pivot to selling its own brands (TechCrunch)

TechCrunch : Sources: Eaze, an on-demand pot delivery startup with $166M in funding, raises $15M bridge round, amid struggles with cash and a pivot to selling its own brands   —  The Uber of pot is almost out of cash  —  The first cannabis startup to raise big money in Silicon Valley is in danger of burning out.

18 Jan 2020 7:10 am
Report: Intel CPU supply shortages are expected to persist through the end of 2020, giving a likely boost to AMD market share (Usman Pirzada/Wccftech)

Wccftech : Report: Intel CPU supply shortages are expected to persist through the end of 2020, giving a likely boost to AMD market share   —  DigiTimes, Taiwan's biggest publication and one of the more reliable sources of information as far as the PC triumvirate are concerned has just published …

18 Jan 2020 6:10 am
Sources: Spotify in early talks to buy The Ringer, founded by former ESPN commentator Bill Simmons, which has a podcast network that made $15M+ in 2018 (Wall Street Journal)

Wall Street Journal : Sources: Spotify in early talks to buy The Ringer, founded by former ESPN commentator Bill Simmons, which has a podcast network that made $15M+ in 2018   —  The Ringer, founded in 2016 by former ESPN commentator Bill Simmons, has over 30 podcasts  —  Spotify Technology SA is in talks …

18 Jan 2020 5:20 am
Tile accused Apple of acting anti-competitively at a House antitrust hearing on Friday, while Sonos testified against Google, and PopSockets against Amazon (Tony Romm/Washington Post)

Washington Post : Tile accused Apple of acting anti-competitively at a House antitrust hearing on Friday, while Sonos testified against Google, and PopSockets against Amazon   —  BOULDER, Colo. — Apple, Amazon, Facebook and Google took a public lashing at a congressional hearing here Friday …

18 Jan 2020 3:48 am
Payments processing and automation company AvidXchange raises $260M Series F from TPG Sixth Street Partners and others (Mary Ann Azevedo/Crunchbase News)

Crunchbase News : Payments processing and automation company AvidXchange raises $260M Series F from TPG Sixth Street Partners and others   —  Another day, another big raise by a SaaS company.  This time in a state that is increasing its profile as a startup hub as of late.  —  Subscribe to the Crunchbase Daily

18 Jan 2020 3:30 am
Phenom People, which helps customers like Microsoft build career websites with personalized job recommendations and chatbots, raises $30M Series C (Paul Sawers/VentureBeat)

VentureBeat : Phenom People, which helps customers like Microsoft build career websites with personalized job recommendations and chatbots, raises $30M Series C   —  Phenom People, a human resources (HR) platform that leverages artificial intelligence (AI) to help companies attract new talent …

18 Jan 2020 2:30 am
BT, the biggest ISP in the UK, partners with Google to offer a free Stadia Premiere Edition with some of its broadband plans (Tom Warren/The Verge)

The Verge : BT, the biggest ISP in the UK, partners with Google to offer a free Stadia Premiere Edition with some of its broadband plans   —  A boost for Stadia game streaming in Europe  —  BT is partnering with Google to launch broadband plans in the UK that come with access to the Stadia cloud gaming service.

18 Jan 2020 1:45 am
Leaked white paper: European Commission is considering a 3-5 year ban on the use of facial recognition technology by private or public actors in public spaces (Samuel Stolton/EURACTIV.com)

EURACTIV.com : Leaked white paper: European Commission is considering a 3-5 year ban on the use of facial recognition technology by private or public actors in public spaces   —  Languages: Ελλην ικά … The European Commission is considering measures to impose …

18 Jan 2020 1:10 am
Istanbul-based Getir, which promises an average grocery delivery time of 10 minutes, raises $38M Series A led by Michael Moritz, starts raising $100M Series B (Laura Pitel/Financial Times)

Financial Times : Istanbul-based Getir, which promises an average grocery delivery time of 10 minutes, raises $38M Series A led by Michael Moritz, starts raising $100M Series B   —  A Turkish start-up offering ultrafast deliveries has secured almost $40m in funding from a group of investors led …

17 Jan 2020 11:35 pm
Cyral, which helps protect data stored in cloud repositories, announces $11M Series A and reveals a previously undisclosed $4.1M angel investment (Ron Miller/TechCrunch)

TechCrunch : Cyral, which helps protect data stored in cloud repositories, announces $11M Series A and reveals a previously undisclosed $4.1M angel investment   —  Cyral, an early stage startup that helps protect data stored in cloud repositories, announced an $11 million Series A today.

17 Jan 2020 10:15 pm
Sources: some FBI officials were stunned by AG Barr's use of the Pensacola case to rebuke Apple as they believe Apple had already provided ample assistance (Wall Street Journal)

Wall Street Journal : Sources: some FBI officials were stunned by AG Barr's use of the Pensacola case to rebuke Apple as they believe Apple had already provided ample assistance   —  Attorney general's earlier service, telecom experience shaped his views; some bureau officials were stunned by his rebuke of Apple over Pensacola shooter's iPhones

17 Jan 2020 9:30 pm
Investigation finds illicit THC products are being openly hawked on Instagram and Facebook; Facebook removed 19 groups and Instagram removed posts and hashtags (CNBC)

CNBC : Investigation finds illicit THC products are being openly hawked on Instagram and Facebook; Facebook removed 19 groups and Instagram removed posts and hashtags   —  - NBC News found that countless purveyors of illicit THC products are hawking their wares in plain sight on social media pages, especially Instagram and Facebook.

17 Jan 2020 9:15 pm
In a Q&A, Joe Biden says Section 230 should be immediately revoked for Facebook and other platforms and Zuckerberg should be submitted to civil liability (New York Times)

New York Times : In a Q&A, Joe Biden says Section 230 should be immediately revoked for Facebook and other platforms and Zuckerberg should be submitted to civil liability   —  The editorial board is a group of opinion journalists whose views are informed by expertise, research, debate and certain longstanding values.

17 Jan 2020 8:40 pm
Kan Liu, the Director of Product Management for Chrome OS, says Google is working to bring Steam support to Chrome OS (David Ruddock/Android Police)

Android Police : Kan Liu, the Director of Product Management for Chrome OS, says Google is working to bring Steam support to Chrome OS   —  Last week at the CES trade show in Las Vegas, I spoke with Kan Liu, Director of Product Management for Google's Chrome OS.  In a wide-ranging discussion about the Chrome platform …

17 Jan 2020 8:15 pm
Funnel, which offers tools to help businesses prepare their marketing data for better reporting and analysis, raises $47M Series B led by Eight Roads Ventures (Steve O'Hear/TechCrunch)

TechCrunch : Funnel, which offers tools to help businesses prepare their marketing data for better reporting and analysis, raises $47M Series B led by Eight Roads Ventures   —  Funnel, the Stockholm-based startup that offers technology to help businesses prepare — or make “business-ready” …

17 Jan 2020 7:35 pm
Study finds the worlds' biggest brands, including Samsung and L'Oreal, are unknowingly running ads inside climate misinformation videos on YouTube (Alex Hern/The Guardian)

The Guardian : Study finds the worlds' biggest brands, including Samsung and L'Oreal, are unknowingly running ads inside climate misinformation videos on YouTube   —  Avaaz says firms are unaware commercials being played alongside misleading videos  —  Some of the biggest companies in the world …

17 Jan 2020 4:45 pm
Renders of Huawei's P40 Pro show a camera bump with Leica branding that has five lenses at the back and two selfie cameras at the front, but no headphone jack (Sam Byford/The Verge)

The Verge : Renders of Huawei's P40 Pro show a camera bump with Leica branding that has five lenses at the back and two selfie cameras at the front, but no headphone jack   —  Seven cameras, zero Google apps?  —  New renders from Evan “Evleaks” Blass give us what may well be our best look yet at Huawei's next flagship phone.

17 Jan 2020 12:55 pm
LaunchDarkly, a feature management platform for developers, raises $54M led by Bessemer Venture Partners; sources say the company is now valued at $800M+ (Yuliya Chernova/Wall Street Journal)

Wall Street Journal : LaunchDarkly, a feature management platform for developers, raises $54M led by Bessemer Venture Partners; sources say the company is now valued at $800M+   —  Deal ensures venture firm will retain a stake in the software developer now valued at more than $800 million

17 Jan 2020 9:35 am
Microsoft partners with T-Mobile to provide 4G SIM cards to students in underserved areas, announces 14 Windows 10 PCs, some cell-connected, starting from $219 (Sean Endicott/Windows Central)

Windows Central : Microsoft partners with T-Mobile to provide 4G SIM cards to students in underserved areas, announces 14 Windows 10 PCs, some cell-connected, starting from $219   —  Microsoft announces partnership and new features to improve education.  —  What you need to know

17 Jan 2020 8:35 am
DoorDash pay data analysis: the average contractor earns $1.45/hour, nearly 33% of jobs pay less than $0 after expenses, and only 11% pay more than minimum wage (#PayUp)

#PayUp : DoorDash pay data analysis: the average contractor earns $1.45/hour, nearly 33% of jobs pay less than $0 after expenses, and only 11% pay more than minimum wage   —  Food delivery app DoorDash has grown rapidly into the national industry leader, serving all 50 states and outpacing GrubHub …

17 Jan 2020 7:30 am
Shanghai reportedly is trialing facial recognition at pharmacies to flag potential abusers and prevent pharmacists from helping patients obtain illegal drugs (Sarah Dai/South China Morning Post)

South China Morning Post : Shanghai reportedly is trialing facial recognition at pharmacies to flag potential abusers and prevent pharmacists from helping patients obtain illegal drugs   —  New terminals being trialled at 31 health care organisations require people buying controlled medicines to verify …

17 Jan 2020 7:10 am
FBI: nation-state hackers breached the networks of two US municipalities last year, targeting a Microsoft SharePoint vulnerability that was patched in February (Catalin Cimpanu/ZDNet)

ZDNet : FBI: nation-state hackers breached the networks of two US municipalities last year, targeting a Microsoft SharePoint vulnerability that was patched in February   —  The SharePoint CVE-2019-0604 vulnerability has been one of the most targeted security flaw  —  Nation-state hackers have breached …

17 Jan 2020 5:55 am