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Early Go-Jek investor NSI Ventures goes independent and rebrands to Openspace

NSI Ventures, the Singapore-based VC firm affiliated with PE firm Northstar Group that invested early in ride-sharing unicorn Go-Jek, is going independent after it announced it has rebranded to Opens

Business solutions firm Africa’s Talking closes $8.6M round led by IFC

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In the age of Cambridge Analytica what are reasonable data norms?

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Allegro.AI nabs $11M for ‘deep learning as a service’, for businesses to build computer vision products

Artificial intelligence and the application of it across nearly every aspect of our lives is shaping up to be one of the major step changes of our modern society. Today, a startup that wants to help o

China-based online education companies just launched an aggressive hiring spree in search of U.S. teachers

Teachers have long supplemented their incomes by tutoring. And there’s perhaps never been a better, or easier, time to do it than right now.  The reason: China-based online education companies

How Microsoft helped imprison a man for ‘counterfeiting’ software it gives away for free

In a sickening concession to bad copyright law and Microsoft's bottom line over basic technical truths and common sense, Eric Lundgren will spend 15 months in prison for selling discs that let people

Acorns launches retirement account product to expand beyond retail investing

Acorns, the mobile service that’s providing a gateway to investing in the stock market, has completed the master plan it set in motion months ago with the acquisition of Vault by finally launch

Adtech company BuySellAds acquires a majority stake Digg

It looks like Digg has found a new owner: digital advertising company BuySellAds, which has acquired a majority stake in the news aggregator. It seems that last month’s shut down of Digg Reade

Rookout raises $4.2M for its rapid production debugging platform

Few people get into coding because they enjoy debugging, but since there’s no such thing as perfect code, issues inevitably pop up. Israeli startup Rookout is tackling one aspect of this by help

The FDA is cracking down on Juul e-cig sales to minors

The FDA has its eye on Juul Labs, the e-cigarette company that has captured nearly half of the $2 billion e-cig market. Yesterday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb ann

Facebook warns GDPR could flatten or reduce European user count

Europe’s sweeping privacy law GDPR goes into effect May 25th, and Facebook is being forced to push users through new agreements to terms of service changes required to comply with the law. That&

Facebook’s Internet.org has connected almost 100M to the ‘internet’

Facebook is getting the developing world online, even as the developed world criticizes its privacy practices. Mark Zuckerberg said today on Facebook’s Q1 2018 earnings call that “our Inte

PayPal shares tick up after surpassing expectations for the quarter

PayPal reported its first-quarter results after the bell on Wednesday, sending shares up about 3 percent in after-hours trading, due to better-than-expected numbers. Adjusted earnings per share for th

Ford to stop selling every car in North America but the Mustang and Focus Active

Ford today announced it will phase out most cars it sells in North America. According to its latest financial release, the auto giant “will transition to two vehicles” — the Mustang

Will Elon Musk give us the cyborg dragon we want, or the one we need?

It’s 2018. We need a stupid cyborg dragon. You know it, I know it. But only one borderline super villain billionaire is brave enough to actually build the damn thing. Elon Musk, who definitely doesn

Qualcomm delivers a better-than-expected second quarter amid its chaotic year

Fresh off a massive cascading series of fiascos that has thrown the future of Qualcomm into doubt, the company managed to report a mostly positive first quarter and keep the stock from going into a fu

Facebook beats in Q1 and boosts daily user growth to 1.45B amidst backlash

Amongst massive criticism over data privacy, Facebook showed the resiliency of its advertising machine by beating Wall Street’s $11.41 billion revenue estimate in its Q1 2018 earnings report by

Dolo delivers on the Foursquare prophecy of hyper-local tips

Dolo is the kindness of strangers as an app. Where’s the prettiest place in the park? What’s the best thing on the menu? How do I skip the line? Dolo lets you leave helpful suggestions for

Alexa integration comes to Meural Canvas, letting you use your voice to navigate the art world

Alexa can do just about everything if you ask it the right question in the right way. Today, it’s gaining a new skill, letting you move through artwork on the Meural Canvas digital artwork fram

For the first time, parents will be able to limit YouTube Kids to human-reviewed channels and recommendations

To address parents’ concerns over inappropriate content on YouTube being seen by children, Google today is announcing an expanded series of parental controls for its YouTube Kids application. Th
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