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YouTube says it will shut down it’s built-in Messages feature next month - https://www.launchticker.com/story/youtube-says-it-will-shut-down-its-built-in-messages-feature-next
Fintech firm Tala raises $110M Series D - https://www.launchticker.com/story/fintech-firm-tala-raises-110m-series-d-led-by-rps-ventures
Intel unveils Springhill, its first AI-centric chip designed for data centers - https://www.launchticker.com/story/intel-unveils-springhill-its-first-ai-centric-chip-designed-for-data-centers
YouTube plans to end targeted advertising for videos that will likely appeal to children, according to Bloomberg sources - https://www.launchticker.com/story/youtube-plans-to-end-targeted-advertising-for-videos-that-will-likely
DoorDash is yet to institute a promised new tipping policy, reports Recode -https://www.launchticker.com/story/doordash-is-yet-to-institute-a-promised-new-tipping-policy-reports
Remote working platform Tandem (YC S19) is raising $7.5M led by Andreessen Horowitz, according to TechCrunch sources - https://www.launchticker.com/story/remote-working-platform-tandem-yc-s19-is-raising-7-5m-led-by
Atlanta-based mobile testing platform Kobiton raises $5.2M Series A - https://www.launchticker.com/story/atlanta-based-mobile-testing-platform-kobiton-raises-5-2m-series-a-led-by
Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou allegedly told Canadian authorities the company has an office in Iran, according to court docs - https://www.launchticker.com/story/huawei-cfo-meng-wanzhou-allegedly-told-canadian-authorities-the-company-has
Gmail adds a desktop web tool that automatically highlights and fixes typos when composing a new email - https://www.launchticker.com/story/gmail-adds-a-desktop-web-tool-that-automatically-highlights-and-fixes
Amazon opens its largest-ever campus building in Hyderabad, India - https://www.launchticker.com/story/amazon-opens-its-largest-ever-campus-building-in-hyderabad-india-the-facility
Israel-based semiconductor firm TriEye raises $2M Series A (second tranche) from Porsche - https://www.launchticker.com/story/israel-based-semiconductor-firm-trieye-raises-2m-series-a-second-tranche-from
Movie ticket subscription firm MoviePass has exposed credit card details for tens of thousands of customers, according to security researcher Mossab Hussein - https://www.launchticker.com/story/movie-ticket-subscription-firm-moviepass-has-exposed-credit-card-details-for
The EU launches an initial probe into Facebook’s Libra project, reports Bloomberg - https://www.launchticker.com/story/the-eu-launches-an-initial-probe-into-facebooks-libra-project-reports
Xiaomi announces $180 Mi A3, a 6-inch Android One device with a 48MP back camera - https://www.launchticker.com/story/xiaomi-announces-180-mi-a3-a-6-inch-android-one-device-with
Walmart files a lawsuit against Tesla claiming the company’s solar installations allegedly led to fires at seven of its locations - https://www.launchticker.com/story/walmart-files-a-lawsuit-against-tesla-claiming-the-companys-solar-installations
Google expands its lightweight Search app Google Go to Android users worldwide - https://www.launchticker.com/story/google-expands-its-lightweight-search-app-google-go-to-android-users
Facebook starts rolling out its Clear History tool in Ireland, South Korea, and Spain - https://www.launchticker.com/story/facebook-starts-rolling-out-its-clear-history-tool-in-ireland-south
DoorDash acquires self-driving startup Scotty Labs - https://www.launchticker.com/story/doordash-acquires-self-driving-startup-scotty-labs-terms-undisclosed-scotty-is-develo ping
MoviePass exposed unencrypted customer credit card information on an unprotected server: Report - https://www.launchticker.com/story/theater-film-subscription-company-moviepass-exposed-unencrypted-customer-credit-card-data
Zendrive, which monitors driver behavior via mobile devices, raises $37M Series B - https://www.launchticker.com/story/zendrive-which-monitors-driver-behavior-via-mobile-devices-raises-37m-series
Apple launches the Apple Card in general availability in the US - https://www.launchticker.com/story/apple-launches-the-apple-card-in-general-availability-in-the-us
Bellevue, WA-based CDB company Oleo raises $1.5M - https://www.launchticker.com/story/bellevue-wa-based-cdb-company-oleo-raises-1-5m-from-undisclosed-investors-sells
Government consulting and services company Inpixion acquires Toronto-based indoor mapping platform Jibestream - https://www.launchticker.com/story/government-consulting-and-services-company-inpixion-2-5m-market-cap-acquires-toronto-based
A ransomware attack targeted 23 TX towns on Friday - https://www.launchticker.com/story/a-ransomware-attack-targeted-23-tx-towns-on-friday-the-texas
Twitter acqui-hires app creation team Lightwell - https://www.launchticker.com/story/twitter-33b-market-cap-acqui-hires-app-creation-tool-lightwell-terms-undisclosed
This Week in Startups: charity: water Founder and CEO Scott Harrison - https://www.launchticker.com/story/this-week-in-startups-episode-966-jason-speaks-with-charity-water
Ontario-based Innovation Guelph, which funds and supports local entrepreneurs, secures ~$1.4M from the federal government - https://www.launchticker.com/story/ontario-based-innovation-guelph-which-funds-and-supports-local-entrepreneurs-secures-1-4m
Waymo to test autonomous vehicles (with drivers present) in Florida's rainy season to collect data and assess sensor performance - https://www.launchticker.com/story/waymo-to-test-its-modified-chrysler-pacificas-and-a-jaguar-i-pace
English software testing startup SpotQA raises ~$3.2M seed - https://www.launchticker.com/story/english-software-testing-startup-spotqa-raises-3-2m-seed-led-by-crane
Amsterdam-based Shleep, which provides an app and services to improve sleeping habits, raises ~$1.6M - https://www.launchticker.com/story/amsterdam-based-shleep-which-provides-an-app-and-services-to-improve-customers
Holding company IAC acquires NurseFly, a marketplace for temporary nursing positions, for a reported $15M - https://www.launchticker.com/story/holding-company-iac-21-4b-market-cap-acquires-nursefly-a-marketplace-for
Machine learning platform http://H2O.ai raises $72.5M Series D - https://www.launchticker.com/story/machine-learning-platform-h2o-ai-raises-72-5m-series-d-led-by-goldman
Homies, an online network for foreign-born nationals and expats, raises $12M Series A - https://www.launchticker.com/story/homies-an-online-network-for-foreign-born-nationals-and-expats-raises-12m
Sidewalk delivery robot company Starship Technologies raises $40M Series A - https://www.launchticker.com/story/sidewalk-delivery-robot-company-starship-technologies-raises-40m-series-a-led
Yubico launches $70 YubiKey 5Ci, the first security key that’s compatible with Lightning port devices - https://www.launchticker.com/story/yubico-launches-70-yubikey-5ci-the-first-security-key-thats-compatible
Sen Bernie Sanders (I-VT) announces a plan that promises ban to the use of facial recognition tech by police - https://www.launchticker.com/story/sen-bernie-sanders-i-vt-announces-a-plan-that-promises-ban-to
YouTube files a lawsuit against Christopher Brady, claiming he misused copyright rules to file false claims against video creators - https://www.launchticker.com/story/youtube-files-a-lawsuit-against-christopher-brady-claiming-he-misused-copyright
Brand management firm http://Reputation.com raises $30M - https://www.launchticker.com/story/brand-management-firm-reputation-com-raises-30m-led-by-ascension-ventures-with
Facebook will hire a team of journalists to work on its upcoming News Tab, reports The New York Times - https://www.launchticker.com/story/facebook-will-hire-a-team-of-journalists-to-work-on-its
As many as 20 state state attorneys plan to launch a joint antitrust investigation into large tech firms, according to multiple reports - https://www.launchticker.com/story/as-many-as-20-state-state-attorneys-plan-to-launch-a
Update: Google responds to Trump’s claim, saying it has never altered search results to try to affect political sentiment - https://www.launchticker.com/story/president-trump-claims-google-manipulated-millions-of-votes-ahead-of-the
China says it has a right to voice its opinions over the Hong Kong protests - https://www.launchticker.com/story/china-says-it-has-a-right-to-voice-its-opinions-over
Brainbase, a Los Angeles-based IP management software firm, raises $3M from Struck Capital - https://www.launchticker.com/story/brainbase-a-los-angeles-based-ip-management-software-firm-raises-3m-from
President Trump claims Google manipulated millions of votes ahead of the 2016 presidential election - https://www.launchticker.com/story/president-trump-claims-google-manipulated-millions-of-votes-ahead-of-the
Twitter says state-controlled media will no longer be allowed to advertise on its platform - https://www.launchticker.com/story/twitter-says-state-controlled-media-will-no-longer-be-allowed-to-advertise
Update: Facebook says it has removed five accounts, seven Pages, and three Groups with links to the Chinese government - https://www.launchticker.com/story/twitter-says-china-has-sponsored-more-than-900-accounts-in-an
Twitter says China has sponsored more than 900 accounts in an attempt to sow political discord in Hong Kong - https://www.launchticker.com/story/twitter-says-china-has-sponsored-more-than-900-accounts-in-an
Bill Stasior, the former head of Apple’s Siri division, joins Microsoft’s AI unit, reports The Information - https://www.launchticker.com/story/ill-stasior-the-former-head-of-apples-siri-division-joins-microsofts
India-based management software firm Ally raises $8M Series A - https://www.launchticker.com/story/india-based-management-software-firm-ally-raises-8m-series-a-led-by
Update: Apple TV Plus will cost $10 per month and launch in November, according to Bloomberg sources - https://www.launchticker.com/story/apple-plans-to-invest-6b-in-its-apple-tv-plus-streaming
Apple plans to invest $6B in its Apple TV Plus streaming service, according to the Financial Times - https://www.launchticker.com/story/apple-plans-to-invest-6b-in-its-apple-tv-plus-streaming
 
 
 
 
 
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