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NY-based Timescale raises $15M Series A1 for its database for time-series data that’s popular for its ease of cloud deployment, after a $12.4M Series…

Kyle Wiggers / VentureBeat : NY-based Timescale raises $15M Series A1 for its database for time-series data that's popular for its ease of cloud deployment, after a $12.4M Series A in 2018   —  Timescale, a New York startup founded by Ajay Kulkarni and Mike Freedman, is on a mission to build open source database software …

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UK-based startup Bud, which connects banks to fintechs and other financial service providers, raises $20M Series A with backing from HSBC, Goldman…

Steve O'Hear / TechCrunch : UK-based startup Bud, which connects banks to fintechs and other financial service providers, raises $20M Series A with backing from HSBC, Goldman Sachs, others   —  Bud, the U.K. fintech that helps banks connect their apps and data to other fintech companies and financial service providers …

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Report: Ant Financial accounted for 35% of global VC investment in fintech startups in 2018, raising $14B, almost as much as the $15.9B raised in EU…

John Detrixhe / Quartz : Report: Ant Financial accounted for 35% of global VC investment in fintech startups in 2018, raising $14B, almost as much as the $15.9B raised in EU and US   —  When it comes to financial technology companies, Ant Financial is in it own league.  The affiliate of e-commerce giant Alibaba raised $14 billion …

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Sources: Attorneys General of CT, IL, MA, NY, NJ, and NC are investigating how Facebook has handled user data, in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica…

Bloomberg : Sources: Attorneys General of CT, IL, MA, NY, NJ, and NC are investigating how Facebook has handled user data, in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal   —  - Cambridge Analytica data breach triggered state probes  —  Facebook Inc. has become the target of at least three more state probes …

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Didi says its global ride-hailing network had 550M users, over 31M drivers, and covered more than 1,000 cities around the world in 2018 (Jane…

Jane Zhang / South China Morning Post : Didi says its global ride-hailing network had 550M users, over 31M drivers, and covered more than 1,000 cities around the world in 2018   —  - Following scandals, Didi has focused on safety overhauls, including in-trip audio recordings by passengers and drivers and in-car panic buttons

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Inside Alibaba’s futuristic 290-room FlyZoo hotel where it showcases its prowess in AI and incubates tech it wants to sell to the hospitality industry…

Cate Cadell / Reuters : Inside Alibaba's futuristic 290-room FlyZoo hotel where it showcases its prowess in AI and incubates tech it wants to sell to the hospitality industry   —  HANGZHOU, China (Reuters) - Gliding silently through Alibaba Group Holding Ltd's futuristic “FlyZoo” hotel, black disc-shaped robots …

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tZERO, Overstock.com’s security token trading platform which raised $134M in an ICO last August, went live on Thursday (Nikhilesh De/CoinDesk)

Nikhilesh De / CoinDesk : tZERO, Overstock.com's security token trading platform which raised $134M in an ICO last August, went live on Thursday   —  Overstock.com's much-anticipated security token trading platform, tZERO, officially began trading Thursday afternoon.  —  The company announced in a press release …

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Pictures of what appear to be the two models of Samsung’s Galaxy S10 leak, showing “Infinity-O” display, very thin bezels, USB-C port, and a headphone…

James Vincent / The Verge : Pictures of what appear to be the two models of Samsung's Galaxy S10 leak, showing “Infinity-O” display, very thin bezels, USB-C port, and a headphone jack   —  Well, the leaks start coming and they don't stop coming  —  There's less than a month to go before Samsung unveils …

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An overview of projects like NewsGuard, and how efforts to rank the credibility of news sites can be problematic, despite good intentions (Will…

Will Oremus / Slate : An overview of projects like NewsGuard, and how efforts to rank the credibility of news sites can be problematic, despite good intentions   —  In the era of fake news, a cottage industry of startups is competing to turn media credibility into a booming business.  Do we really want that?

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Zuckerberg’s WSJ op-ed and rumored push to unify messaging infrastructure across Facebook’s apps may be signs of company’s increased concern about…

Kurt Wagner / Recode : Zuckerberg's WSJ op-ed and rumored push to unify messaging infrastructure across Facebook's apps may be signs of company's increased concern about regulation   —  It sure feels like regulation is coming for Facebook.  —  The threat of government regulation has been looming over Facebook …

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Report: small US cities, rural communities, and Rust Belt states most at risk of automated job replacement; men, younger workers, and minorities most…

Brookings : Report: small US cities, rural communities, and Rust Belt states most at risk of automated job replacement; men, younger workers, and minorities most vulnerable   —  Senior Research Analyst - Metropolitan Policy Program  —  Senior Research Assistant - Metropolitan Policy Program

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Profile of Front Porch Forum, a thriving message board community of ~160K members covering towns in Vermont, which has helped create resilience during…

Andrew Liptak / The Verge : Profile of Front Porch Forum, a thriving message board community of ~160K members covering towns in Vermont, which has helped create resilience during disasters   —  On August 29th, 2011, Tropical Storm Irene passed over Vermont, the first such storm to hit the state since 1938.

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YouTube starts rolling out a new feature on iOS that will let viewers swipe right or left to navigate between videos, coming to Android devices later…

Eleanor Cummins / Popular Science : YouTube starts rolling out a new feature on iOS that will let viewers swipe right or left to navigate between videos, coming to Android devices later this year   —  The design team tells us how they made swipe happen.  —  Tapping is so last year.  That's why YouTube began rolling …

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Apple’s FoundationDB says it is open sourcing FoundationDB Record Layer, which powers CloudKit and offers schema management, indexing, and query…

Chance Miller / 9to5Mac : Apple's FoundationDB says it is open sourcing FoundationDB Record Layer, which powers CloudKit and offers schema management, indexing, and query capabilities   —  Apple originally acquired FoundationDB in 2015, and last April it announced that it was making the cloud database open source.

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Salesforce announces AI-powered APIs for Commerce Cloud that let developers add recommendations, visual search, and inventory availability to their…

Natalie Gagliordi / ZDNet : Salesforce announces AI-powered APIs for Commerce Cloud that let developers add recommendations, visual search, and inventory availability to their apps   —  The CRM giant is rolling out a series of update to Commerce Cloud that aim to expand the footprint of the platform.

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