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Apple is shaking up leadership and changing priorities across numerous divisions to refocus revenue efforts: Report - https://goo.gl/S6EuU9
Berlin-based German Autolabs, which offers an automotive AI voice assistant, raises ~$8M - https://goo.gl/PvKqMq
Germany's Mambu, which offers a SaaS banking platform for lending and deposits, raises ~$34M https://goo.gl/Voiu9d
Almost 10k American Twitch streamers earned revenue in 2017: Report - https://goo.gl/4u16Dt
SpaceX updates plans for Mars-bound Starship craft, expects to develop liquid-bleeding heat shield - https://goo.gl/oEJRbs
Former Softchoice CEO and President David MacDonald joins Toronto-based Leaders Fund as a partner - https://goo.gl/CJu5Aj
SoftBank provides almost half of the capital for Abu Dhabi state investor Mubadala Investment Co's new $400M fund: Report - https://goo.gl/r5YZrX
Nissan unveils ROAM, a device that repurposes old EV battery cells for camping applications - https://goo.gl/UxvSwt
FTC complaint targets privacy improvements in Facebook Groups - https://goo.gl/XEJd9L
Alibaba developed the popular Xuexi Qiangguo propaganda app for the Chinese government: Report - https://goo.gl/yvwr81
YouTuber reveals platform still suggests and monetizes sexually suggestive videos of children after 2017 scandal - https://goo.gl/qx9ziX
YouTuber criticizes platform over recommendation issue that drives users from risqué videos of adults to exploitative (and monetized) videos of children - https://goo.gl/qx9ziX
Apple partners with Oakland nonprofit Dream Corps on a Swift training initiative - https://goo.gl/DQWQ3Z
Google plans to make it more difficult for sites to determine if a Chrome user is in Incognito Mode: Report - https://goo.gl/F58fVe
Amazon resumes sales of the $30 Echo Wall Clock - https://goo.gl/rqAFzh
Germany's Mambu, which offers a SaaS banking platform for lending and deposits, raises ~$27M - https://goo.gl/Voiu9d
Web app development and discovery community Glitch launches a WebVR starter kit for developers - https://goo.gl/Fe98B2
The Information details alleged efforts by Huawei to steal American IP - https://goo.gl/rVVBjG
Insurance firm Singapore Life acquires fintech firm Canvas from payments platform Yolopay - https://goo.gl/iyhDiS
PlayGame, an Indonesia-based gaming platform, raises an undisclosed amount from Tron Foundation - https://goo.gl/8uqXVA
Alibaba created popular Chinese Communist Party app Xuexi Qiangguo, according to Reuters sources - https://goo.gl/xxjJh5
A Google Earth update reveals details of secretive military sites in Taiwan, reports South China Morning Post - https://goo.gl/xV8hdy
Singapore announces ~$75M fund for local SMEs - https://goo.gl/3hXcK2
The Australian government says it believes it was the target of a state-sponsored cyberattack - https://goo.gl/shT9y1
The Wall Street Journal profiles the life and career of HQ Trivia and Vine co-founder Colin Kroll, who died in December - https://goo.gl/ggcDiK
Skylight launches a Kickstarter for a passport wallet with a built-in power bank - https://goo.gl/o1LqVU
Update: Facebook’s UK public policy manager Karim Palant says the company is open to “meaningful regulation,” and that it will support “effective privacy legislation” - https://goo.gl/JuHfhK
Update: Collins says social media platforms should be able to stop election interference - https://goo.gl/JuHfhK
Lawmakers in Zhejiang, China, draft new rules to ban teachers from issuing homework online - https://goo.gl/dhYSdv
A British government committee calls for an independent regulatory body to oversee Facebook and other large tech firms - https://goo.gl/JuHfhK
Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo predicts Apple will launch an iPhone with three back cameras this year - https://goo.gl/KDtisB
New Zealand says it will independently assess the risks of using Huawei tech in its 5G networks - https://goo.gl/N1HFPA
Apple hires former Otto CEO Sam Jadallah to oversee its home initiative, according to CNBC sources - https://goo.gl/QngsP5
SoftBank is providing roughly half the backing for Mubadala’s $400M European investment fund, reports Reuters - https://goo.gl/zu2hNs
Ericsson CEO Borje Ekholm claim Europe will not suffer from a lack of access to 5G equipment - https://goo.gl/eEMBDb
UK-based fintech firm GoCardless raises $75M Series E - https://goo.gl/m6rhci
@Razer announces the closure of its online game store less than a year after launch - https://goo.gl/y4dGve
French insurtech firm Alan raises €40M (~$45M) Series B - https://goo.gl/hCNRL6
Parliamentary report to call for regulation of Facebook: Report - https://goo.gl/W2mxYL
Hundreds of Etsy sellers report the company erroneously withdrew significant funds from their accounts - https://goo.gl/sLwqMu
Samsung stops developing new Blu-ray players for the US - https://goo.gl/AtFgYN
FCC filing reveals details on Motorola's coming 5G Moto Mod - https://goo.gl/2DxurH
Researchers say voice-controlled apps and devices are vulnerable to inaudible commands - https://goo.gl/AsggGC
English and Welsh authorities to use GPS tags to track convicted criminals - https://goo.gl/3KXbRo
Previously reported hacker now selling ~840M credentials from 30 companies - https://goo.gl/afY2Ja
Sony patents indicate coming PlayStation VR controllers will feature analog sticks, variable trigger resistance, left/right hand detection - https://goo.gl/R8gxUR
OpenAI releases a limited version of its GPT-2 text generation model, citing concerns about fake news, impersonation, more - https://goo.gl/eK3Kao
LG will base its plans for folding displays on consumer reaction to competitors' folding devices - https://goo.gl/MSvNSC
Britain's government concludes it can mitigate the security risks posed by Huawei telecom equipment: Report - https://goo.gl/JaAF9x
Private equity firm Great Hill Partners is in talks to acquire @Gizmodo from Univision, according to @WSJ sources - https://goo.gl/mEQ1Pa
 
 
 
 
 
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