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Future, a $150/month fitness app which assigns users a human trainer who builds personalized workouts and proactively checks progress, raises $8.5M Series A (@joshconstine / TechCrunch) https://techcrunch.com/2019/05/23/future-personal-trainer/ http://www.techmeme.com/190523/p8#a190523p8
Samsung researchers detail a machine learning method that can recreate lifelike motion from just a single image of a person's face (Devin Coldewey / TechCrunch) https://techcrunch.com/2019/05/22/mona-lisa-frown-machine-learning-brings-old-paintings-and-photos-to-life/ http://www.techmeme.com/190523/p7#a190523p7
Cardinal Analytx, which develops predictive analytics software for health care payers and providers, raises $22M Series B led by Kleiner Perkins' John Doerr (@kyle_l_wiggers / VentureBeat) https://venturebeat.com/2019/05/23/cardinal-analytx-raises-22-million-to-predict-high-cost-health-plan-members/ http://www.techmeme.com/190523/p6#a190523p6
Lenovo reports Q4 profit of $118M, up 389% YoY, on revenue of $11.7B, up 10.1% YoY, helped by strong PC sales, says production is unaffected by trade war (@sijiaj / Reuters) https://www.reuters.com/article/us-lenovo-results/pc-maker-lenovo-books-fourth-quarter-profit-surge-says-production-unaffected-by-trade-war-idUSKCN1ST0AX http://www.techmeme.com/190523/p5#a190523p5
GitHub launches Sponsors, a tool that lets you pay your favorite open source contributors; developers can opt in to a "Sponsor me" button on their repositories (@fredericl / TechCrunch) https://techcrunch.com/2019/05/23/github-launches-sponsors-lets-you-pay-your-favorite-open-source-contributors/ http://www.techmeme.com/190523/p4#a190523p4
A look at Amazon's AI research centers in Germany, which employ hundreds of researchers, stirring concerns about an "internal brain drain" to foreign companies (@janoschdelcker / Politico) https://www.politico.eu/article/amazon-germany-artificial-intelligence-inside-secretive-research-program/ htt p://www.techmeme.com/190523/p3#a190523p3
Source: Amazon is working on a wearable voice-activated health and wellness device that works with a mobile app and can recognize human emotions (@mattmday / Bloomberg) https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-05-23/amazon-is-working-on-a-wearable-device-that-reads-human-e motions-jw0fydco http://www.techmeme.com/190523/p2#a190523p2
GDPR has helped big tech companies cement their dominance in the data economy while smaller companies have suffered from relatively high compliance costs (@markscott82 / Politico) https://www.politico.eu/article/europe-data-protection-gdpr-general-data-protection-regulation-facebook-google/ http://www.techmeme.com/190523/p1#a190523p1
RT @Techmeme: The "tech cold war", escalated by recent actions against Huawei, started over a decade ago when China began restricting US se…
A breakdown of Huawei's supply problems after the US ban, using its latest flagship phone as an example, from hardware to software to building an app ecosystem (@ronamadeo / Ars Technica) https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2019/05/huaweis-us-ban-a-look-at-the-hardware-and-software-supply-problems/ h ttp://www.techmeme.com/190522/p44#a190522p44
Walmart launches a line of Android tablets under its Onn store brand starting at $64, which ship with Play Store and Google apps, unlike Amazon's Fire tablets (@nexusben / 9to5Google) https://9to5google.com/2019/05/22/walmart-android-tablets-available/ http://www.techmeme.com/190522/p43#a190522p43
Cala Health, an SF-based medical tech company developing wearable electronic devices to tackle chronic disease, raises $50M Series C from investors including GV (@psawers / VentureBeat) https://venturebeat.com/2019/05/21/gv-joins-50-million-investment-in-wearable-therapy-startup-cala-health/ http://www.techmeme.com/190522/p42#a190522p42
Researcher: since at least October, source code for thousands of Instagram profiles leaked the user's contact info when loaded in a web browser; fixed in March (@lhautala / CNET) https://www.cnet.com/news/instagram-website-leaked-phone-numbers-and-emails-for-months-researcher-says/ http://www.techmeme.com/190522/p41#a190522p41
RT @Techmeme: Leaked memo: ARM has told staff it must suspend business, including all active contracts, support entitlements, and pending e…
IHS reports cloud-based gaming earned $387M in 2018, with Sony's Playstation Now responsible for 36% of that total, and predicts it will grow to $2.5B by 2023 (@_boogs / VentureBeat) https://venturebeat.com/2019/05/20/ihs-markit-cloud-gaming-earned-387-million-in-2018-and-could-grow-to-2- 5-billion-by-2023/ http://www.techmeme.com/190522/p40#a190522p40
Indiegogo CEO and President David Mandelbrot steps down, citing personal reasons, will be replaced by Andy Yang, former Reddit core product lead and 500px CEO (@bijanstephen / The Verge) https://www.theverge.com/2019/5/22/18635644/indiegogo-layoffs-ceo-david-mandelbrot-any-yang http://www.techmeme.com/190522/p39#a190522p39
Samsung files emergency motion to redact details of its settlement with Qualcomm last year, revealed to be $100M, made public in the FTC v. Qualcomm ruling (@camillahodgson / Financial Times) https://on.ft.com/2VXB56a http://www.techmeme.com/190522/p38#a190522p38
Software dev Panic unveils Playdate, a Game Boy-like device with a hand crank control, will have a "season" of games released over time, coming in 2020 for $149 (@a_webster / The Verge) https://www.theverge.com/circuitbreaker/2019/5/22/18628360/playdate-panic-teenage-engineering-qwop-katamari http://www.techmeme.com/190522/p37#a190522p37
Researcher shares zero-day Windows 10 local privilege escalation exploit that grants full control over files reserved for full-privilege users (@wirelesswench / Threatpost) https://threatpost.com/windows-zero-day-lpe/144976/ http://www.techmeme.com/190522/p36#a190522p36
Modsy, which combines computer vision tech with human designers to help users design their homes, raises $37M Series C led by TCV, with a total raised of $70M (@lucasmtny / TechCrunch) https://techcrunch.com/2019/05/22/modsy-scores-37m-to-virtually-redesign-your-home/ http://www.techmeme.com /190522/p35#a190522p35
Deutsche Bank says a software glitch has, for almost a decade, prevented some potentially suspicious transactions from being flagged to law enforcement (@olafstorbeck / Financial Times) https://www.ft.com/content/d537f416-7c71-11e9-81d2-f785092ab560 http://www.techmeme.com/190522/p34#a190522p34
Instawork, a platform that connects hospitality workers with employers, raises $18M round led by Spark Capital, GV, and Burst Capital to expand across the US (@kyle_l_wiggers / VentureBeat) https://venturebeat.com/2019/05/22/instawork-raises-18-million-to-match-hospitality-workers-with-employers/ http://www.techmeme.com/190522/p33#a190522p33
Google says around 25% of calls placed using its Duplex AI service started with a human; calls to ~12 restaurants found people made 3 of 4 successful bookings (New York Times) https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/22/technology/personaltech/ai-google-duplex.html http://www.techmeme.com/190522/p32#a190522p32
Hot damn! Congrats @gozmike and the whole team @smoochlabs! This is a big exit for the #ConvComm space... /tip @Techmeme #bots #botness https://twitter.com/smoochlabs/status/1131176670189240320
Researcher: devices can be tracked across apps and sites with info from sensors like gyroscope; patched on iOS; a minor issue on Android, given poor calibration (@campuscodi / ZDNet) https://www.zdnet.com/article/android-and-ios-devices-impacted-by-new-sensor-calibration-attack/ http://www.techmeme.com/190522/p31#a190522p31
Despite support from 7,500+ employees, Amazon shareholders voted down a proposal asking Jeff Bezos to produce a comprehensive climate change plan (Vox) https://www.vox.com/recode/2019/5/22/18635604/amazon-shareholder-meeting-2019-climate-change-proposal http://www.techmeme.com/190522/p30#a190522p30
Source: http://Block.one, which raised ~$4B in its ICO, has made $174M in VC investments and bought back 10% of its stock, rewarding early investors like Peter Thiel (@alastairjmarsh / Bloomberg) https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-05-22/thiel-backed-crypto-startup-pays-out-6-567-return http://www.techmeme.com/190522/p29#a190522p29
Testing finds Tesla's updated Autopilot software, designed to make changing lanes "more seamless", does not work well and could create safety risks for drivers (@itskeithbarry / Consumer Reports) https://www.consumerreports.org/autonomous-driving/tesla-navigate-on-autopilot-automatic-lane-change-requires-significant-driver-intervention/ http://www.techmeme.com/190522/p28#a190522p28
Razer says it will shut down its Ouya and Forge TV services on June 25, marking the official end of the crowdfunded Android game console, discontinued in 2015 (Owen S. Good / Polygon) https://www.polygon.com/2019/5/22/18635860/razer-ouya-store-forge-tv-closing-discontinued-dates http://www.techmeme.com/190522/p27#a190522p27
Ireland's Data Protection Commission, the lead EU supervisory authority for Google, announces investigation into Google's online advertising data collection (@ryan_browne_ / CNBC) https://www.cnbc.com/2019/05/22/irish-data-privacy-watchdog-to-probe-google-over-potential-gdpr-breach.html http://www.techmeme.com/190522/p26#a190522p26
Amazon shareholders reject two non-binding proposals to ban sale of facial recognition tech to government customers, despite pressure from ACLU and others (@zackwhittaker / TechCrunch) https://techcrunch.com/2019/05/22/amazon-reject-facial-recognition-proposals/ http://www.techmeme.com/19052 2/p25#a190522p25
Google says it's experiencing indexing issues that may cause stale search results; users searching for fresh news from sites including NYT or WSJ get no results (@michaelnovinson / CRN) https://www.crn.com/news/security/google-indexing-problems-resulting-in-some-stale-search-results http://www.techmeme.com/190522/p24#a190522p24
Toronto-based online investment management platform Wealthsimple raises $75M round led by Allianz X and says it now has 150,000 clients (@ryan_browne_ / CNBC) https://www.cnbc.com/2019/05/22/roboadvisor-wealthsimple-raises-75-million-from-allianz-power.html http://www.techmeme.com/190522/p23#a190522p23
EE says it will roll out the UK's first 5G network on May 30, beating Vodafone by a month, in six cities, including London, Edinburgh, and Belfast (@jonporty / The Verge) https://www.theverge.com/2019/5/22/18635302/ee-5g-launch-release-date-price-uk-next-generation-mobile-may-30-phones-devices http://www.techmeme.com/190522/p22#a190522p22
Google begins rolling out an updated mobile search design with a black "ad" label and favicons for all organic results (@ginnymarvin / Search Engine Land) https://searchengineland.com/google-rolling-out-mobile-search-redesign-with-black-ad-label-favicons-for-organic-results-317328 http://www.techmeme.com/190522/p21#a190522p21
Avaaz study finds extensive far-right disinformation networks on Facebook ahead of EU elections; Facebook says it removed 77 Pages and 230 accounts in response (@riptari / TechCrunch) https://techcrunch.com/2019/05/22/facebook-found-hosting-masses-of-far-right-eu-disinformation-networks/ http://www.techmeme.com/190522/p20#a190522p20
Source says Medium has 200K-400K paying subscribers, which at $50 per user amounts to a minimum of $10M per year from subscriptions alone (@alexeheath / Cheddar) https://cheddar.com/media/ev-williams-medium-subscription http://www.techmeme.com/190522/p19#a190522p19
Transport for London says it will roll out default WiFi device tracking on the Underground this summer, after a trial in 2016, to improve analytics and more (@riptari / TechCrunch) https://techcrunch.com/2019/05/22/mind-the-privacy-gap/ http://www.techmeme.com/190522/p18#a190522p18
Box revamps its workplace automation tool Relay, launched with IBM in 2016, and updates Box Tasks and File Request Links (@kyle_l_wiggers / VentureBeat) https://venturebeat.com/2019/05/22/box-revamps-workplace-automation-tool-relay-debuts-new-tasks-and-file-request-features/ http://www.techmeme.com/190522/p17#a190522p17
Federal court ruling affirmed the right to share copyrighted material for criticism and helped EFF protect a Reddit commenter's anonymity (@alexhmoss / Electronic Frontier Foundation) https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2019/05/reddit-commenters-fight-anonynmity-win-free-speech-and-fair-use http://www.techmeme.com/190522/p16#a190522p16
Apple unveils Privacy Preserving Ad Click Attribution, a new web technology aimed at preserving user privacy without reducing effectiveness of ad campaigns (@zackwhittaker / TechCrunch) https://techcrunch.com/2019/05/22/apple-online-ads-private/ http://www.techmeme.com/190522/p15#a190522p15
Percepto, which provides autonomous drone solutions in industries like energy, oil, and gas, raises $15M Series A led by USVP and Arkin Holdings (@kyle_l_wiggers / VentureBeat) https://venturebeat.com/2019/05/22/percepto-raises-15-million-for-facility-monitoring-autonomous-drones/ http://www.techmeme.com/190522/p14#a190522p14
KaiOS, which provides the OS for feature phones from OEMs like Nokia and Jio, raises $50M led by Cathay Innovation, says 100M handsets are now powered by its OS (@ingridlunden / TechCrunch) https://techcrunch.com/2019/05/22/kaios-raises-50m-more-hits-100m-handsets-powered-by-its-feature-phone-os/ http://www.techmeme.com/190522/p13#a190522p13
All but the largest Apple device resellers have vanished from Amazon's marketplace six months after Apple cut a deal with the retail giant (@nickstatt / The Verge) https://www.theverge.com/2019/5/21/18624846/amazon-marketplace-apple-deal-iphones-mac-third-party-sellers-john-bumstead http://www.techmeme.com/190522/p12#a190522p12
Interesting timing for KaiOS funding, given the crunch going on at the smartphone end of the spectrum both in sales and specifically with Huawei considering its own OS. tip @Techmeme https://twitter.com/TechCrunch/status/1131184244703858688
A close look at Apple's Taptic Engine and how it uses software integration and resonance to make haptic feedback feel better in its devices than the competition (@taylorcdixon / iFixit) https://ifixit.org/blog/16768/apple-taptic-engine-haptic-feedback/ http://www.techmeme.com/190522/p11#a190522p1 1
Federal judge rules in favor of FTC in antitrust case against Qualcomm, says its licensing practices have strangled competition in the modem chip market (@FOSSpatents / FOSS Patents) http://www.fosspatents.com/2019/05/breaking-news-federal-trade-commission.html http://www.techmeme.com/190522/p10#a190522p10
Leaked memo: ARM has told staff it must suspend business, including all active contracts, support entitlements, and pending engagements, with Huawei (@davelee / BBC) https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-48363772 http://www.techmeme.com/190522/p9#a190522p9
Google and UCSD research: of the 27 hacking service providers contacted online to hijack test Gmail accounts, ten never replied and only five launched attacks (@campuscodi / ZDNet) https://www.zdnet.com/article/google-research-most-hacker-for-hire-services-are-frauds/ http://www.techmeme.com/190522/p8#a190522p8
Tip @Techmeme: BREAKING NEWS: Federal Trade Commission wins antitrust case against Qualcomm in Northern District of California http://www.fosspatents.com/2019/05/breaking-news-federal-trade-commission.html <- This was the first article to publish and comment on the ruling.
Sources: US is considering blacklisting as many as five Chinese video surveillance companies, including Hikvision and Dahua Technology, from buying US tech (Bloomberg) https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-05-22/trump-weighs-blacklisting-two-chinese-surveillance-companies http://www.techmeme.com/190522/p7#a190522p7
Sources: Indian ride-hailing service Ola is suspending its food delivery business and laying off ~40 employees, about 18 months after acquiring Foodpanda India (Livemint) https://www.livemint.com/companies/start-ups/ola-drops-foodpanda-delivery-lays-off-several-employees-1558463350377.html http://www.techmeme.com/190522/p6#a190522p6
The 016, a small social network with no algorithmic feed, seeks to connect local media, organizations, and businesses with the citizens of Worcester, MA (@dankennedy_nu / Nieman Lab) https://www.niemanlab.org/2019/05/the-016-a-social-network-for-worcester-seeks-to-become-a-delivery-boy-and-booster-for-local-media/ http://www.techmeme.com/190522/p5#a190522p5
UNESCO says AI assistants are reinforcing gender stereotypes by mostly defaulting to female-sounding voices, urges better safeguards against gendered language (@nickstatt / The Verge) https://www.theverge.com/2019/5/21/18634322/amazon-alexa-apple-siri-female-voice-assistants-harmful-gender-stereotypes-new-study http://www.techmeme.com/190522/p4#a190522p4
The "tech cold war", escalated by recent actions against Huawei, started over a decade ago when China began restricting US services companies in its market (@benthompson / Stratechery) https://stratechery.com/2019/china-leverage-and-values/ http://www.techmeme.com/190522/p3#a190522p3
RT @Techmeme: Circle, which owns trading platform Poloniex, equity crowdfunding site SeedInvest, and the USDC stablecoin with Coinbase, lay…
RT @Techmeme: Huawei reiterates that it has been working on its own mobile OS; sources: Huawei has been pitching app makers and European ca…
Huawei reiterates that it has been working on its own mobile OS; sources: Huawei has been pitching app makers and European carriers on its own mobile app store (@nat_droz / Bloomberg) https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-05-21/huawei-considers-rivals-to-google-s-android-after-u-s-ban http://www.techmeme.com/190521/p26#a190521p26
 
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RT @mattRosoff: Here's the latest scoop from @chrissyfarr - an interesting move by Comcast - tip @Techmeme https://twitter.com/CNBC/status/1130884602707566592
MacBook Pro update, with 9th gen Intel 8-core processors in the 15-inch model. Also they tweaked the keyboard again to try and reduce ddouubble and msng keystrokes. Also: Apple has extended the Keyboard Service Program! https://sixcolors.com/post/2019/05/apple-updates-macbook-pro-processors-and-keyboard-extends-keyboard-service-program/ tip @Techmeme
RT @Techmeme: Sources: ByteDance, owner of TikTok, is developing a paid music service via a new app it expects to debut as early as this fa…
RT @Techmeme: Sources: US intelligence chiefs have been briefing US tech companies since Oct. to warn them on the risks of trade with China…
RT @Techmeme: Xiaomi beats revenue expectations with Q1 sales of ~$6.3B, up 27% YoY, and net income of ~$303M, up 23.5% YoY, thanks to grow…
RT @Techmeme: Y Combinator says it has promoted longtime partner Geoff Ralston to president; Sam Altman says he will no longer be the chair…
RT @Techmeme: Sources: after Trump's ban, chipmakers including Intel, Qualcomm, Xilinx, and Broadcom have told their employees they will no…
RT @Techmeme: Source: Google will stop providing Huawei with any technical support and collaboration for Android and Google services, inclu…
RT @Techmeme: Facebook releases maps of population density, movement, and network coverage to help nonprofits and universities better map t…
RT @Techmeme: Despite Musk's exaggerations, there's a chance Tesla's vertically integrated approach and love of software will win in auto,…
Growth of impermanent formats like Stories, which may be shared more in 2019 than News Feed posts, shows awareness that digital pasts are a liability for many (@MikeIsaac / Brain Dump) https://mikeisaac.substack.com/p/nothing-bad-can-stay http://www.techmeme.com/190519/p14#a190519p14
RT @Techmeme: A look at the rise of "tea" accounts on social media, which seek to boost their popularity by documenting gossip about influe…
RT @Techmeme: By 2023, Uber Eats may own 25% of the global food delivery industry worth $191B, but both DoorDash and GrubHub make more sale…
 
 
 
 
 
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