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  • Nintendo shares jump 13 percent after Tencent gains Switch sales approval in China Nintendo shares jumped 13 percent in early Tokyo trade on Friday, a day after China’s Tencent won a key approval to begin selling Nintendo’s Switch console in China, the world’s largest games market. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on ...
  • Amazon Now Offering Free Ad-Supported Music to Alexa Users in the United States Earlier this week, rumors suggested Amazon would launch a free, ad-supported music service, and today, Amazon indeed announced the debut of a free music option for Amazon Alexa users. Alexa device owners in the United States who do not have a Prime … Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share ...
  • Samsung gets reports of Galaxy Fold screen problems, raising specter of Note 7 fiasco Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said it has received “a few” reports of damage to the displays of samples of its upcoming foldable smartphone, raising the prospect of a less-then-smooth entry for the splashy $1,980 handset. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to ...
  • Alberta’s start-up pipeline needs Jason Kenney’s attention, too Those who grew up hearing about the ‘Alberta advantage’ or ‘Canada’s Texas’ might be surprised to learn the province is a laggard in anything entrepreneurial Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on ...
  • Russian hacked ‘at least one’ Florida county prior to 2016 election Russian operatives successfully targeted and hacked “at least one” Florida county government in the run up to the 2016 U.S. presidential election, according to new findings by the Special Counsel Robert Mueller. The report, published Thursday by the Justice Department, said the county was targeted by the Russian intelligence service, known as the GRU. The hackers ...
  • Netflix to open a production hub in New York and invest up to $100 million in the city Start spreading the news. Netflix is coming to New York City in a big way. The streaming media service has committed to invest up to $100 million to build a production hub and hire hundreds of new staffers in the Big Apple, according to a statement from Governor Andrew M. Cuomo. Netflix’s new production hub ...
  • Pinterest, Zoom shares surge in market debuts after IPOs Shares of Pinterest Inc surged almost 30 percent in their stock market debut on Thursday, valuing the online scrapbook company at around $16 billion and signaling investor appetite for new tech listings. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn ...
  • Intelsat says satellite made by Boeing fails Satellite operator Intelsat S.A. said on Thursday one of its satellites made by Boeing Co has failed due to an anomaly related to its propulsion system. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share ...
  • ‘Child’s Play’ trailer gets a smart home makeover, giving a Chucky control over connected devices Oh golly does the new trailer for “Child’s Play” look good. Not only does it have appearances by Aubrey Plaza, Mark Hamill (as the voice of Chucky) and Bryan Tyree Henry (who’s awesome in Atlanta), but it’s giving Chucky a smart home makeover. The demonically possessed doll now has the power to control networked devices ...
  • Industrial robotics giant Fanuc is using AI to make automation even more automated Industrial automation is already streamlining the manufacturing process, but first those machines must be painstakingly trained by skilled engineers. Industrial robotics giant Fanuc wants to make robots easier to train, therefore making automation more accessible to a wider range of industries, including pharmaceuticals. The company announced a new artificial intelligence-based tool at TechCrunch’s Robotics/AI Sessions ...
  • Index Ventures, Stripe back bookkeeping service Pilot with $40M The round values Pilot at $355 million. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)More
  • Amazon launches ad-supported music service to Echo owners Amazon today announced the launch of a free, ad-supported music service in the U.S. that will be available to anyone who wants to play free music on their Echo speaker. Until today, Echo owners who wanted to stream music from Amazon could either pay for an annual Prime membership for access to Prime Music, or ...
  • Amazon’s one-two punch: How traditional retailers can fight back The company’s vast power in e-commerce is only the initial, quick jab to an opponent’s face. Data-focused innovations in offline retail will be Amazon’s second, much heavier cross. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click ...
  • Pinterest, Zoom shares surge in market debut after IPOs Shares of Pinterest Inc surged 25 percent in their debut on Thursday, giving the online scrapbook company a market capitalization of $15.8 billion and signaling increased investor appetite for new tech listings. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn ...
  • Automakers invest heavily in electric vehicles despite still-low demand Demand for electric vehicles remains low in the U.S. market, but industry executives at the New York auto show this week said they are pushing ahead with billions of dollars in investments even while preaching patience. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click ...
  • Working backwards to uncover key success factors Ed Byrne Contributor Share on Twitter Ed Byrne is an entrepreneur, investor and co-founder of Scaleworks. More posts by this contributor Netflix is still too cheap Don’t fear the big company ‘kill zones’ If you’re a SaaS business — you’re likely overwhelmed with data and an ever-growing list of acronyms that purport to unlock secret keys to ...
  • Mueller report details the evolution of Russia’s troll farm as it began targeting US politics On Thursday, Attorney General William Barr released the long-anticipated Mueller report. With it comes a useful overview of how Russia leveraged U.S.-based social media platforms to achieve its political ends. While we’ve yet to find too much in the heavily redacted text that we didn’t already know, Mueller does recap efforts undertaken by Russia’s mysterious ...
  • Uber, Lyft implement new safety measures Uber and Lyft instituted new safety features and policies this week. The move follows the death of Samantha Josephson, a student at the University of South Carolina, who was kidnapped and murdered in late March. She was found dead after getting into a vehicle that she believed to be her Uber ride. The murder, which ...
  • Add Craigslist to the tech platforms Russians used to manipulate the 2016 election In one of the weirder revelations to come out of the Mueller report released this morning, it seems that Craigslist was yet another tech platform used in Russia’s election influence campaign. Facebook? Sure. Instagram? Yup, that too. YouTube? Twitter? Oh my, yes. Even Tumblr makes an appearance (LOL. Tumblr). But Craigslist? Apparently the Russians used ...
  • YouTube Music is now free with ads on Google Home devices Following reports that Amazon is preparing to launch a free, streaming music service for Echo owners, Google today announced YouTube Music will be free on its Google Home smart speakers and other Google Assistant-powered speakers — like those from JBL, Panasonic, Sony and others. The free service will be ad-supported, and available in select markets, ...
  • Pinterest opens up 25% in its first day of trading Pinterest is the latest high-profile tech unicorn to go public. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)More
  • Explainer: Betting on the past? Europe decides on connected car standards The European Commission’s push to implement a Wi-Fi standard for connected cars has won the support of lawmakers in a victory for Germany’s Volkswagen, although competitor BMW and other backers of a rival technology still hope to overturn the decision…. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook ...
  • Microsoft delves deeper into IoT with Express Logic acquisition Microsoft has never been shy about being acquisitive, and today it announced it’s buying Express Logic, a San Diego company that has developed a real-time operating system (RTOS) aimed at controlling the growing number of IoT devices in the world. The companies did not share the purchase price. Express Logic is not some wide-eyed, pie-in-the-sky ...
  • Mueller report sheds new light on how the Russians hacked the DNC and the Clinton campaign The Mueller report contains new information about how the Russian government hacked documents and emails from Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign and the Democratic National Committee . At one point, the Russians used servers located in the U.S. to carry out the massive data exfiltration effort, the report confirms. Much of the information was previously learned ...
  • Digital health investments slide in the first quarter to $2 billion, according to Mercom Capital Venture investors, private equity, and corporations funneled $2 billion into digital health startups in the first quarter of 2019, down 19% from the nearly $2.5 billion invested a year ago. There were also 38 fewer deals done in the first quarter this year than last year, when investors backed 187 early stage digital health companies, ...
  • Nvidia launches its Isaac SDK to help democratize AI-powered robot development Today at TechCrunch’s TC Sessions: Robotics + AI event at UC Berkeley, Nvidia VP of Engineering Claire Delaunay announced that the company’s Isaac SDK is available for download. Announced last month, the software development kit is part of the chipmaker’s ongoing push to help make robotics development more accessible for a wider range of users. ...
  • Daily Crunch: Samsung responds to Galaxy Fold concerns 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 here. 1. Samsung responds to reviewer complaints about its Galaxy Fold phone Samsung has issued a statement about its new folding phone. Apparently ...
  • Zoom starts trading at $65 per share, 80 percent above IPO price Video conferencing company Zoom Video Communications opened at $65 per share on Thursday, 80.6 percent above its initial public offering price, in its debut on the Nasdaq. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to ...
  • The consumer version of BBM is shutting down on May 31 It might be time to move on from BBM. The consumer version of the BlackBerry Messenger will shut down on May 31. Emtek, the Indonesia-based company that partnered with BlackBerry in 2016, just announced the closure. It’s important to note, BBM will still exist and BlackBerry today revealed a plan to open its enterprise-version of ...
  • Why we’re looking into the Mueller report After nearly two years of investigation and months of delays (not to mention partisan bickering the whole time), Special Investigator Robert Mueller’s report on the President’s campaign and Russian interference in the 2016 election is out. We’re not a politics news site but we’re still looking into it — tech has figured more prominently than ...
  • Apple expands global recycling programs, announces new Material Recovery Lab in Austin Apple announced today a further investment in its recycling programs and related e-waste efforts, which includes an expansion of its recycling program for consumers and the announcement of a new, 9,000-square-foot Material Recovery Lab based in Austin, Texas, focused on discovering future recycling processes. The company also reported the success of its existing efforts around ...
  • Weengs, the UK logistics startup for online retailers, collects £6.5M Series A Weengs, the U.K. logistics startup for e-commerce businesses that need a more convenient way of getting online orders to customers, has raised £6.5 million in Series A funding. Leading the round is venture capital firm Oxford Capital, with Weeng’s seed investors, including Local Globe, Cherry Ventures and Venture Friends, following on. Founded by Alex Christodolou ...
  • Marketing platform startup Adverity raises $12.4M in round led by Felix Capital Marketers get a lot of incoming from the data they have to deal with, bound up in hundreds of spreadsheets and reports, making it time consuming and tricky to get value out of. Tech companies like Datorama and Funnel.io have appeared to try and lighten this load. Adverity is a data intelligence platform also playing ...
  • TSMC books steepest quarterly profit drop in over seven years TSMC, the world’s largest contract chipmaker, posted on Thursday its steepest profit decline in over seven years in the first quarter of the year, amid fears about the impact that slowing electronics demand could have on its business. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in ...
  • May the shopping be with you: French supermarket tests robot delivery Four decades after R2-D2 delivered a vital message from Princess Leia in the hit movie “Star Wars”, a French supermarket group plans to use robots inspired by the drum-shaped droid to transport food to customers in Paris. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new ...
  • Amazon, facing entrenched rivals, says to shut China online store Amazon.com Inc said it will shut its China online store by July 18, as the U.S. e-commerce giant focuses on the lucrative businesses of selling overseas goods and cloud services in the world’s most populous nation. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click ...
  • Starbucks challenger Luckin’s fundraising spree continues with $150M investment Coffee startup Luckin is continuing its fundraising spree as it sets its sight on becoming an alternative to Starbucks in China. The a-year-and-a-half old company announced on Thursday that it closed a Series B-plus raise totaling $150 million. The fresh proceeds valued Luckin at $2.9 billion post-money, up from $2.2 billion just four months ago. ...
  • Samsung responds to reviewer complaints about its Galaxy Fold phone Samsung has issued a statement about its new, folding phone as early photos of tech reviewers with their shiny new toys were replaced on social media (and in numerous columns) with complaints from those same tech reviewers about problems with the phone’s screen. Apparently a number of reviewers either mistakenly destroyed their phone screens or ...
  • Samsung Electronics says will inspect damaged Galaxy Fold samples The world’s biggest smartphone maker, Samsung Electronics Co Ltd, on Thursday said it had received “a few” reports of damage to the main display of samples of its upcoming foldable handset. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens ...
  • Amazon says will not operate China marketplace site from July 18 Amazon.com Inc on Thursday said it is notifying sellers that it will no longer operate a marketplace nor provide seller services on its Chinese website, Amazon.cn, from July 18. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new ...
  • FCC set to block China Mobile bid to provide U.S. services Federal Communications Commission chairman Ajit Pai said on Wednesday he opposes China Mobile Ltd’s bid to provide U.S. telecommunications services, citing security risks, and said the commission will vote on whether to deny the company’s application i… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new ...
  • Pinterest valued at $12.7 billion in IPO, sign of tech demand after Lyft struggles Pinterest Inc’s initial public offering set the online scrapbook company’s valuation at $12.7 billion on Wednesday, above its expectations and a sign of strength for the tech IPO market after Lyft Inc’s struggles. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share ...
  • 100 Car2go Mercedes hijacked in Chicago crime spree Car2go, free-floating car-sharing service owned by Daimler, temporarily shut down its service in Chicago on Wednesday after dozens of Mercedes-Benz vehicles were stolen using the app. The Chicago Police Department was alerted by Car2Go that some of their vehicles may have been rented by deceptive or fraudulent means through a mobile  app, a spokesperson wrote in ...
  • Pinterest prices IPO above range Pinterest will begin trading on the NYSE tomorrow. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)More
  • Explainer: How 5G drove moves by Apple, Qualcomm and Intel Apple Inc and Qualcomm Inc on Tuesday settled an acrimonious two-year legal dispute. Shortly afterward, Intel Corp said it will exit the smartphone modem chip business. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share ...
  • Co-Star raises $5 million to bring its astrology app to Android Nothing scales like a horoscope. If you haven’t heard of Co-Star, you might just be in the wrong circles. In some social scenes it’s pretty much ubiquitous. Wherever conversations regularly kick off by comparing astrological charts, it’s useful to have that info at hand. The trend is so notable that the app even got a ...
  • Notes from the Samsung Galaxy Fold: day two I’ve not had any technical issues with my Samsung Galaxy Fold. So far, so good. A day or so in does, however, tend to be the time when the harsh light of day starts to seep in on these things. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook ...
  • Kids on 45th just raised millions in seed funding to sell lightly used kids clothes — sight unseen A seemingly endless number of startups has attracted funding in recent years to make life easier for people with money to spend. They’re sold sell nice clothes, chic shoes, cool office space, on-demand car services, on-demand laundry services, on-demand cleaning services, anti-aging therapies. It goes on and on. Overlooked in the process is the overwhelmingly ...
  • Salesforce is buying MapAnything, a startup that raised over $84 million Salesforce announced today it’s buying another company built on its platform. This time it’s MapAnything, which as the name implies, helps companies build location-based workflows, something that could come in handy for sales or service calls. The companies did not reveal the selling price, and Salesforce didn’t have anything to add beyond a brief press ...
  • Chipotle customers are saying their accounts have been hacked A stream of Chipotle customers have said their accounts have been hacked and are reporting fraudulent orders charged to their credit cards — sometimes totaling hundreds of dollars. Customers have posted on several Reddit threads complaining of account breaches and many more have tweeted at @ChipotleTweets to alert the fast food giant of the problem. ...
  • Wisconsin governor says wants to renegotiate Foxconn contract Wisconsin’s governor said on Wednesday he wants to renegotiate the state’s contract with Foxconn Technology Group Ltd because the Taiwanese company is not expected to reach its job creation goals for the state. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on ...
  • Zoom, the profitable tech unicorn, prices IPO above range The video conferencing business will go public on the Nasdaq tomorrow, the same day as fellow tech unicorn Pinterest. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to ...
  • Wonderloop’s networking app lets you swipe left on video profiles instead of pictures There isn’t much left to be done in online networking apps. We are all familiar with professional (LinkedIn), social (Facebook), realtime (Twitter), and dating (Tinder, Bummble etc). But profile photos of the people you’re interacting with only get you so far. And we’ve all known that person who looked smart in the photo and turned ...
  • Audi self-driving unit taps newcomer Aeva for its unique lidar Audi’s self-driving unit has tapped a startup with a unique approach to lidar as it ramps up testing in Munich using a fleet of autonomous electric e-tron crossover vehicles. Audi subsidiary Autonomous Intelligent Driving, or AID, said Wednesday it’s using lidar sensors developed by Aeva, a startup founded just two years ago by veterans of ...
  • Terry Gou will resign as Foxconn’s chairman to run for president of Taiwan Foxconn chairman Terry Gou officially announced on Wednesday that he will run for president of Taiwan. Gou will step down from leading the company (also known as Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. Ltd), one of Apple’s most important manufacturers, in order to campaign for the nomination of the Kuomintang, the pro-China opposition party. Taiwan’s economy ...
  • Acting as the data integrator between hospitals and digital health apps brings Redox $33 million Investors have forked over $33 million in a new round of funding for Redox, hoping that the company can execute on its bid to serve as the link between healthcare providers and the technology companies bringing new digital services to market. The financing comes just two months after Redox sealed a deal with Microsoft to ...
  • Coinbase launches in 11 countries with crypto-to-crypto conversions only Coinbase is currently only available in 32 countries around the world — mostly in North America, Europe, Australia and Singapore. Today, the company is aggressively expanding by opening 11 countries at once in Latin America and South East Asia. But there’s a trick — there’s no crypto-to-fiat conversions. Coinbase competitor Binance has taken the crypto world ...
  • CarPlay Makes First-Ever Debut in 2020 Toyota Highlander, Nissan Versa, and All-New Hyundai Venue Ahead of the annual New York International Auto Show, several automakers have announced new vehicles with first-time support for CarPlay, including the 2020 Toyota Highlander, 2020 Nissan Versa, and 2020 Hyundai Venue. 2020 Toyota Highlander with wi… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click ...
  • Apple Hit With Securities Fraud Lawsuit for Hiding iPhone Sales Drop Apple is facing a class action lawsuit accusing the company of securities fraud for making false statements and failing to disclose adverse information regarding its business prospects. These actions allegedly led to an artificially inflated stock pric… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new ...
  • EU lawmakers back wifi-based car standard in win for Volkswagen The European Commission’s push for a wifi-based standard for cars backed by Volkswagen took a big step forward on Wednesday after EU lawmakers endorsed wifi over 5G technology promoted by BMW and Qualcomm. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on ...
  • As researchers pursue links between the bacteria and human health, startups stand to benefit In 2009, the National Institutes of Health launched a five-year, $150 million project to stimulate research into a new field of medicine examining the connections between the millions of bacteria living in the human gut and overall human health. Spurred by the advancements in genetics from a decade earlier, this new field of research would ...
  • The Exit: an AI startup’s McPivot Five years ago, Dynamic Yield was courting an investment from The New York Times as it looked to shift how publishers paywalled their content. Last month, Chicago-based fast food king McDonald’s bought the Israeli company for $300 million, a source told TechCrunch, with the purpose of rethinking how people order drive-thru chicken nuggets. The pivot ...
  • A new state-backed hacker group is hijacking government domains at a phenomenal pace A few months ago, researchers at Cisco’s Talos cybersecurity unit sounded the alarm after discovering a previously undiscovered hacker group targeting a core part of the internet’s infrastructure. Their alarm was heard: FireEye quickly came out with new intelligence warning of a “global” domain name hijacking campaign targeting websites of predominantly Arab governments. The campaign, ...
  • Proof of Capital is a new $50M blockchain fund that’s backed by HTC It’s often said that the dramatic fall of crypto prices last year ushered in a new era for technology-focused startups in the blockchain space, and the same argument can be made for the venture capitalists who fund them. Proof of Capital is the latest fund to emerge after it officially announced a maiden $50 million ...
  • Alsid raises $14.7 million to secure your Active Directory installation French startup Alsid has raised a $14.7 million funding round (€13 million). The company is working on a security solution to protect your Microsoft Active Directory installation and make sure a hacker can’t access your system. Idinvest Partners is leading today’s round. Existing investors 360 Capital Partners and Axeleo Capital are also participating. If you ...
  • Switzerland to monitor potential health risks posed by 5G networks Switzerland will introduce a monitoring system to assuage concerns about the potential health impact of fifth-generation (5G) mobile frequency emissions and smooth the cutting-edge technology’s rollout, the government said on Wednesday. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens ...
  • Aidoc, the AI solution for medical imaging analysis, raises $27M Series B Aidoc, the Tel Aviv startup using AI to analyse medical scans, has raised $27 million in Series B funding. The round is led by Square Peg Capital and brings total funding to date to $40 million. The company’s previous backers include Israeli VC TLV Partners, Magma Ventures and Emerge. Offering a solution aimed at radiologists ...
  • Stripe acquires Touchtech, updates APIs to prep for strong customer authentication in Europe Stripe, the payments powerhouse that is now valued at $22.5 billion, has made an acquisition to help it gear up for new regulations in Europe that will be rolled out later this year to improve security in online transactions. It has acquired Touchtech Payments, a startup out of Ireland that works with banks to help ...
  • Event software maker Bizzabo raises $27 million in private funding Bizzabo, a U.S.-Israeli maker of software to manage and personalize professional events, said on Wednesday it raised $27 million in a funding round led by Viola Growth. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to ...
  • Apple Removes Video Sharing App TikTok From Indian App Store to Comply With State Demand Apple has removed TikTok from its App Store in India to comply with a government demand to block downloads of the video sharing app over child safety concerns. TikTok, developed by China-based Bytedance Technology, lets users create and share shor… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens ...
  • Enterprise events management platform Bizzabo scores $27M Series D Bizzabo, the New York and Tel Aviv-based events management platform, has raised $27 million in Series D funding. Leading the round is Viola Growth, along with new investor Next47. We’re also told that previous backers, including Pilot Growth, followed on. The new funding brings the total raised by the company to $56 million. Originally launched ...
  • China selfie app firm Meitu forays into skincare to counter drop in users Meitu Inc, the Chinese firm best known for its selfie image-enhancing app, said on Wednesday it is venturing into the offline skincare market as it attempts to offset the impact of dwindling app users and a money-losing smartphone business. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens ...
  • Ericsson profit beats forecasts for fifth straight quarter as savings, 5G sales kick in Mobile telecom equipment maker Ericsson beat first-quarter result forecasts on Wednesday due mainly to strong growth in North America as the company raised its full-year outlook for the global networks market. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens ...
  • TikTok vanishes from Google, Apple app stores in India after ban The Chinese video app TikTok is no longer available in Google and Apple app stores in India after a state court prohibited its downloads, a setback for developer Bytedance Technology’s efforts to tap users in a key market. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in ...
  • Microsoft turned down facial-recognition sales on human rights concerns Microsoft Corp recently rejected a California law enforcement agency’s request to install facial recognition technology in officers’ cars and body cameras due to human rights concerns, company President Brad Smith said on Tuesday. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on ...