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  • newGoogle inks patent deal with Tencent
     Google has yet more news from China after the U.S. search firm announced a patent cross-licensing agreement with Chinese tech giant Tencent. The terms were not disclosed, but Google said the tie-in with Tencent, which is valued at over $500 billion…
    - 4 hours ago 19 Jan 18, 5:58am -
  • newSEC cools traders’ hot plans for cryptocurrency-based exchange traded funds
     The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has serious concerns about the securities industry’s plans to create exchange traded funds around cryptocurrency.In a strongly worded letter to the heads of the Securities Industry and Financial Market…
    - 4 hours ago 19 Jan 18, 5:56am -
  • newCrunch Report | Amazon reveals 20 finalists for second HQ
    The 20 finalist cities for Amazon’s second HQ are announced, HuffPost drops its free contributor platform and Uber’s SoftBank deal officially closes. All this on Crunch Report. Read More
    - 6 hours ago 19 Jan 18, 4:00am -
  • newVaro Money raises $45 million for mobile banking without fees
     There are a number of startups looking to disrupt traditional banking. We’ve covered Chime, Zero and Jiko, just to name a few.Another one of those is Varo Money and they’ve raised $45 million led by private equity giant, Warburg Pincus and The…
    - 7 hours ago 19 Jan 18, 2:47am -
  • newTile lays off dozens after a disappointing holiday
     Tile, one of the best known item-tracking gadgets out there, has laid off some 30 people and reportedly froze the potential hires of another 10, TechCrunch has learned. This comes less than a year after the company raised a $25 million B round last…
    - 8 hours ago 19 Jan 18, 1:57am -
  • newAI voice assistant developer Rokid raises $100M Series B extension to build its US presence
     Rokid, a Chinese startup that makes an AI voice assistant and smart devices, just raised a Series B extension round led by Temasek Holdings, with participation from Credit Suisse, IDG Capital and CDIB Capital. The size of the round was not released…
    - 9 hours ago 19 Jan 18, 1:00am -
  • newApple revamps web design for App Store
     Apple has updated the look of its web-based App Store, 9to5Mac first reported. It definitely has the feel of the iOS 11 App Store, which Apple completely redesigned and launched last September. But, unlike iOS 11, there’s no focus on app discover…
    - 9 hours ago 19 Jan 18, 12:57am -
  • newDiverse teams are still *really* good for business, McKinsey says
     Diversity is good for business — not just from the ethical standpoint, but from the perspective of a company’s bottom line, according to McKinsey & Company. As a follow-up to its “Why Diversity Matters” study in 2015, McKinsey analyzed more…
    - 10 hours ago 19 Jan 18, 12:00am -
  • newCES sucked this year
     I’ve heard tell of people predicting the weather through achy joints. CES isn’t all that different. You get a sixth sense about the show once you’ve been to a few. A few weeks before the show starts you get a slight throb in your bones, telli…
    - 11 hours ago 18 Jan 18, 11:19pm -
  • newSnap Inc. lays off at least two dozen amid slowed user growth and engagement
     Snap Inc. has laid off at least two dozen people across several divisions within the company, according to The Information, which first reported the news. Snap has since confirmed these layoffs, which largely affect those on the content teams in th…
    - 11 hours ago 18 Jan 18, 11:09pm -

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