Another shoe, so to speak, may be about about to drop for Huawei. According to new reporting from The Wall Street Journal, the Justice Department has been investigating a potential violation of U.S. sanctions on Iran by the Chinese smartphone maker. The probe reflects a similar one into ZTE that landed that device maker in […]

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Didi, the Chinese transportation behemoth that acquired Brazilian ride-hailing service 99 back in January, has replaced 99’s chief executive with one of its own, Recode first reported. Stepping in to replace Peter Fernandez is Tony Qiu, who most recently oversaw Didi’s luxury business. Before joining Didi, Qiu had stints at Morgan Stanley and Bain Capital. Fernandez […]

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Launch a fleet of robotic pizza vans and you’re going to get painted as the robotic pizza company. It’s a hard label to shake off — but as far as labels go, it’s a pretty cool one. Even so, Zume Pizza has long made it clear that has broader plans to move beyond pizza delivery, […]

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Dropbox is a critically important tool for more than 500 million people, which is why we’re so excited to have founder and CEO Drew Houston on the Disrupt stage in September. Dropbox launched back in 2007 and Houston has spent the last decade growing Dropbox to the behemoth it is today. During that time, Houston […]

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The European Union’s executive body, the EC, has taken a first pass at drawing up a strategy to respond to the myriad socio-economic challenges around artificial intelligence technology — including setting out steps intended to boost investment, support education and training, and draw up an ethical and legal framework for steering AI developments by the end of […]

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Snapchat wants to let you play its augmented reality Lenses, not just play dress-up. Today it launched Snappables — AR games that use your touch, motion, and facial expressions to compete for high scores or in literal head-to-head multiplayer matchups. Snappables live alongside Snapchat’s other Lenses and are rolling out globally this week. New games […]

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Along with today’s big reveal of the redesigned version of Gmail, Google also more quietly introduced a new app that ties into its suite of productivity applications: Google Tasks. The app, as the name implies, offers you a dedicated place to create, view and edit your task list and to-do’s, including those created from within […]

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Kubernetes has gained in popularity quickly over the last 18 months, but like many highly technical solutions it requires a level of expertise many companies are lacking. A Bangalore/San Francisco startup called Hasura hopes to simplify all of that with a managed Kubernetes solution built with developers in mind. Today, the company announced a $1.6 […]

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Rockerbox has acquired Eventable, bringing two digital marketing startups together. Rockerbox’s technology includes attribution measurement to determine which ads are driving sales, as well as what it calls a Recency Marketing Platform, which targets advertising based on users’ most recent browsing behavior. Eventable, meanwhile, is focused on bringing marketing to your calendar — its technology can […]

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Riding high on the growing consumer demand for podcasts, a startup called Castbox this morning announced the close of $13.5 million in Series B funding for its technology-fueled podcast app. The round was led by SIG China, and includes participation from existing investors IDG Capital, Qiming Venture Partners, and GSR Ventures. To date, Castbox has raised $29.5 […]

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Healing America’s broken healthcare industry has been at the top of the priority list for almost every politician, entrepreneur, and inventor for at least the past forty years. Costs continue to climb (roughly 5% this year) and spending is already 20% of the nation’s GDP. For the trillions of dollars Americans spend on healthcare they’re […]

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A recently discovered programming error can make some crypto tokens susceptible to hackers . The exploit allows a hacker to pass an unusually high value to the exchange and get a ridiculous number of tokens in exchange, a problem that has caused the Okex exchange shut down all token trading including one called BeautyChain (BEC). […]

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Austin, Texas-based BigCommerce has completed a big round of funding. The growth stage startup, which powers e-commerce sites for Sony, Toyota and 60,000 other merchants, has raised $64 million to accelerate its business. The investment was led by Goldman Sachs, with participation from General Catalyst, GGV Capital and Tenaya Capital. And it brings BigCommerce’s total raised […]

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Another contender is throwing its hat into the ring to replace Uber in Southeast Asia after India’s Jugnoo, a startup that specializes in offering autorickshaws on-demand in India, revealed it plans to enter Singapore. Uber announced its exit from Southeast Asia last month in a deal that sees Grab buy its regional business, and since […]

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Twitter is making good on its pledge to fight the persistent problems of spam, bots, harassment and misinformation that have plagued the social platform for years. Today, in its generally positive Q1 earnings report, the company announced that changes it has made related to TweetDeck and its API — two of the most common spam […]

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