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After botched IPO, Asian streaming startup M17 gets a $35M lifeline from investors

Asian tech company M17, which operates a live-streaming platform and data app business, has confirmed that it has canceled its proposed U.S. public listing and raised private funding to keep its busin

Kry bags $66M to launch its video-call-a-doctor service in more European markets

Swedish telehealth startup Kry has closed a $66 million Series B funding round led by Index Ventures, with participation from existing investors Accel, Creandum, and Project A. It raised a $22.8

A friendly reminder: Don’t put passwords in Trello

A new bit of research from David Shear at security firm Flashpoint found that there are hundreds if not thousands of open Trello boards containing passwords, login credentials, and other potentially s

PayPal and Singapore’s Temasek invest $125M in Indian payment startup Pine Labs

Fresh from agreeing its largest acquisition to date with a deal to buy European payment firm iZettle for $2.2 billion, PayPal is on the investment hunt once again after it backed India’s Pine La

China’s SenseTime, the world’s highest-valued AI startup, closes $620M follow-on round

SenseTime, the world’s highest-valued AI company with a valuation of over $4.5 billion, is back in the money again. The company raised $600 million in an Alibaba-led financing round announced la

Nike debuts its first SNKRS stash drop at a concert with Kendrick Lamar and SZA

On a mild Thursday night at the Los Angeles Forum, Nike’s public relations team and a group of journalists from some of the country’s leading lifestyle, tech, and general interest websites

Microsoft can ban you for using offensive language

A report by CSOOnline presented the possibility that Microsoft would be able to ban “offensive language” from Skype, Xbox, and, inexplicably, Office. The post, which cites Microsoft’

Toyota pauses automated driving testing on U.S. roads following Uber accident

Automaker Toyota has temporarily ceases its public road testing of its fully autonomous ‘Chauffeur’ system in the U.S. after an accident earlier this week saw an Uber self-driving test veh

Africa Roundup: Uber says it’s staying, Konga could be epic startup fail

Despite exit rumors and quitting Morocco, Uber is staying in Africa, according to its General Manager for Sub-Saharan Africa, Alon Lits. Speculation Uber could leave the continent surfaced late last

Ford adds Waze to its Sync 3 AppLink for iOS users

While some carmakers and others worry about Google’s domination in mapping and how that will play out in the auto industry, we are continuing to see announcements that point, if not to Google&#8

LG turns to EyeEm to add AI to its cameras

LG today announced an updated version of the V30 smartphone and it comes with a supercharged camera powered by a third-party AI system. LG turned to EyeEm to add new features to the camera. Now, thank

Twilio Closes $130M Series E Round Led By Fidelity And T. Rowe Price

Twilio, the developer-centric communications platform, today announced that it has raised a $130 million Series E round led by Fidelity and T. Rowe Price. The round also includes new investors Altimet

Tesla Buys A Company In A State Where It’s Barred From Selling Cars

Tesla Motors has acquired Michigan-based <a target="_blank" href="http://www.rivieratool.com/">Riviera Tool</a>, Tesla confirms. This purchase marks Tesla's first presence in Michigan, a state where t

BT Confirms New BT Mobile 4G Service On EE’s Network

Ahead of closing its deal to buy EE for £12.5 billion, BT is laying the groundwork for its new mobile business and quad-play strategy, today: the company has now officially launched BT Mobile —

Of Course Comcast Subscribers Can’t Stream HBO Go On The PS4

HBO Go finally hit the PS4 this week bringing the online streaming service to the best selling next-gen console. But of course it doesn’t work with Comcast. Why would it? HBO Go hit the PS3 last

LivingSocial Offloads Let’s Bonus, Its Last Non-English Business [Updated]

The downsizing of LivingSocial’s international operations continues: the daily deals site has sold Let’s Bonus — and its operations in Spain, Portugal, Italy and Chile. The buyer

TripAdvisor Buys ZeTrip And Its Personal Travel Journal App Rove

TripAdvisor, the travel planning and booking business, today announced the acquisition of a startup that it hopes will help build out its relationship with customers during and after their travels

Samsung Announces New Spokesperson

Gob Bluth has been named the new spokesperson of Samsung. As a former semi-professional magician, Gob knows that it’s important to create the illusion that Samsung makes decent products. Already