Samsung says it will extend Bixby button remapping to all Galaxy phones on Android Pie in a future software update, after confirming the feature for the S10 (Nick Statt/The Verge)

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@techmeme.com | 8 hours ago

Portland, Ore.-based Lytics, whose platform helps enterprises provide personalized marketing experiences, raises $35M Series C, bringing total raised to $58M (Taylor Soper/GeekWire)

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@techmeme.com | 9 hours ago

Google partners with US government departments and pharmacies to help fight the opioid crisis by showing drug disposal locations inside Google Maps (Paul Sawers/VentureBeat)

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@techmeme.com | 14 hours ago

Freight logistics startup Flexport raises a $1B round led by SoftBank's Vision Fund, source says at a valuation of $3.2B (Alex Konrad/Forbes)

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@techmeme.com | 15 hours ago

Amazon says it will fund computer science classes in 1,000+ US high schools in all 50 states as part of its Future Engineer program (Sarah Perez/TechCrunch)

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@techmeme.com | 14 hours ago

How custom and adaptive video game controllers from Microsoft and others, as well as ways to remap controls in-game, support gamers with physical disabilities (Jason M. Bailey/New York Times)

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@techmeme.com | 17 hours ago

Opensignal report: average US 4G download speeds are 18.1MBps, ranked 47th among 77 countries in a large-scale study on 94M+ devices across 2018 (Michael Potuck/9to5Mac)

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@techmeme.com | 18 hours ago

Microsoft previews Dynamics 365 AI and mixed reality services and applications on iOS, Android, and HoloLens for remote assistance, customized bots, and more (Mary Jo Foley/ZDNet)

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@techmeme.com | 18 hours ago

Mark Zuckerberg is meeting with UK Culture Secretary Jeremy Wright in CA after refusing to appear before the UK committee investigating online disinformation (Hadas Gold/CNN)

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@techmeme.com | 19 hours ago

Driverless cars won't become widespread until automakers and police determine how to pull over autonomous cars, how to program the AI to recognize authorities (Ira Boudway/Bloomberg)

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@techmeme.com | 21 hours ago

Kids googling themselves for the first time face shock, frustration, and sometimes excitement at content parents had been posting about them since their birth (Taylor Lorenz/The Atlantic)

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@techmeme.com | 1 day ago

Internal email shows Google is renaming its Public Policy unit to Government Affairs and Public Policy, as it reorganizes the company's global lobbying efforts (David McCabe/Axios)

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@techmeme.com | 1 day ago

Galaxy Watch Active hands-on: a refined attempt at a fitness smartwatch with upgraded fitness tracking features; no rotating bezel is a change for the better (Mat Smith/Engadget)

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@techmeme.com | 1 day ago

Sources: Lyft plans to list its IPO shares on Nasdaq around the end of March and is expected to make its IPO filing public as early as next week (Wall Street Journal)

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@techmeme.com | 1 day ago

Mark Zuckerberg talks to Harvard professor Jonathan Zittrain about encryption, "information fiduciaries", and more, as part of Zuckerberg's 2019 challenge (Harvard Law Today)

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@techmeme.com | 1 day ago

Analysis of data from social platforms: Democratic 2020 candidates are being targeted by a coordinated campaign of misinformation focused on sensitive issues (Natasha Korecki/Politico)

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@techmeme.com | 1 day ago

ThousandEyes, which provides a network intelligence platform to monitor performance, raises $50M Series D led by GV (Kyle Wiggers/VentureBeat)

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@techmeme.com | 1 day ago

Arm unveils two new products for cloud and edge applications, the Neoverse N1, which focuses on compute speed, and the Neoverse E1, focusing on throughput (Frederic Lardinois/TechCrunch)

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@techmeme.com | 1 day ago

Binance launches Binance DEX, a decentralized trading platform built on its own blockchain network, for public testing (Wolfie Zhao/CoinDesk)

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@techmeme.com | 1 day ago

The DoD will investigate some of the complaints raised by Oracle in a lawsuit over the JEDI cloud computing contract, which is expected to be won by Amazon (Wall Street Journal)

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@techmeme.com | 1 day ago

Dutch startup Aidence, which works on early recognition of lung cancer using AI in medical imaging, raises €10M Series A led by INKEF Capital and Rabo Ventures (Andrii Degeler/Tech.eu)

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@techmeme.com | 1 day ago

Cisco Visual Networking Index: by 2022, 5G will power as many 9% of mobile data connections in North America, compared to 6.5% in Western Europe, and 4% in Asia (Brian Fung/Washington Post)

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@techmeme.com | 1 day ago

Fabless semiconductor company Peraso, which is developing wireless networking chips based on WiGig, has raised $42M Series D, bringing total raised to $79.3M (Kyle Wiggers/VentureBeat)

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@techmeme.com | 1 day ago

Microsoft says Russia-linked Fancy Bear targeted European research groups and think tanks that work on issues including election security and nuclear policy (Karen Weise/New York Times)

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@techmeme.com | 1 day ago

Sphero is crowdfunding RVR, a new robot that can connect to accessories like Raspberry Pi through its universal expansion port, starting at $199 on Kickstarter (Ashley Carman/The Verge)

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@techmeme.com | 2 days ago

GN Group, which makes connected hearing aids that work with iOS and Android, is acquiring videoconferencing device and software provider Altia Systems for $125M (Ingrid Lunden/TechCrunch)

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@techmeme.com | 2 days ago

Google says the built-in microphone in Nest Secure devices, which it had never disclosed earlier in the tech specs, was "never intended to be a secret" (Nick Bastone/Business Insider)

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@techmeme.com | 2 days ago

IFTTT's Linden Tibbets resigns as CEO, will stay as chief design officer; Chris Kibarian, ex-CEO of Monster.com owner Randstad Digital Ventures, named IFTTT CEO (Ingrid Lunden/TechCrunch)

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@techmeme.com | 2 days ago

Report: Amazon's China unit in merger talks with local e-commerce firm Kaola, one of the biggest Chinese shopping sites for imported goods (Reuters)

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@techmeme.com | 2 days ago

Alan, which makes a SaaS platform for the private health insurance market in France, raises $45M Series B after raising a $28M Series A in April 2018 (Romain Dillet/TechCrunch)

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@techmeme.com | 2 days ago

Regulators globally increasingly view "loot boxes", which provide random in-game items for real money, as a form of gambling, and are considering regulations (Makena Kelly/The Verge)

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@techmeme.com | 2 days ago

Researcher finds India's state gas company left sensitive site exposed, leaking 5M+ Aadhaar numbers and other data; part of the site was indexed by Google (Zack Whittaker/TechCrunch)

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@techmeme.com | 2 days ago

CrowdStrike: Russian state-sponsored hackers take less than 20 minutes to start moving laterally in a targeted organization's network after an initial breach (Eduard Kovacs/SecurityWeek)

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@techmeme.com | 2 days ago

London-based Entrepreneur First, a "talent investor" backing people pre-team and pre-idea so they can found startups, raises $115M fund to keep scaling globally (Steve O'Hear/TechCrunch)

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@techmeme.com | 2 days ago

Strategy Analytics: in Q4 2018, shipments of smart speakers grew 95% from 22.6M units in Q3 to 38.5M units, with Amazon shipping 13.7M units and Google 11.5M (Kyle Wiggers/VentureBeat)

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@techmeme.com | 2 days ago

Walmart reports US e-commerce sales rose 43% YoY in Q4, thanks to its growing online grocery business, including the expansion of grocery pickups and deliveries (Sarah Perez/TechCrunch)

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@techmeme.com | 2 days ago

Sources: Bitmain posts a net loss of ~$500M in the third quarter of 2018; the company had disclosed profits of $1B in the first half of 2018 (Wolfie Zhao/CoinDesk)

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@techmeme.com | 2 days ago

NsKnox, which provides real-time payment fraud detection services, raises $15M Series A co-led by Viola Ventures and Microsoft's M12 (Kyle Wiggers/VentureBeat)

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@techmeme.com | 2 days ago

Q&A with Chris Lattner, developer of Swift, on its origins and evolution, the original team, Craig Federighi, and community feedback (Ole Begemann)

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@techmeme.com | 2 days ago

As emoji become a critical part of communication, unprepared courts are increasingly having to interpret their myriad meanings in criminal cases (Dami Lee/The Verge)

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@techmeme.com | 2 days ago

A deep dive on the widespread and ongoing DNS hijacking attacks, which the DHS issued an emergency directive about last month (Brian Krebs/Krebs on Security)

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@techmeme.com | 3 days ago

The Pentagon needs Silicon Valley's brightest minds to work on AI but struggles to attract them because of job instability, poor compensation, and more (Amy Webb/Wired)

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@techmeme.com | 3 days ago

Sources: Saudi Arabia PIF and Mubadala, the biggest outside investors in SoftBank's Vision Fund, have complained about high valuations paid for tech companies (Wall Street Journal)

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@techmeme.com | 3 days ago

Google publishes 30-page paper on how it combats disinformation across YouTube, Search, News, Ads: product improvements, experience with spam, context for users (Abner Li/9to5Google)

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@techmeme.com | 3 days ago

Berlin-based Mambu raises €30M Series C for its SaaS banking platform used by banking and financial services startups, such as N26 and OakNorth, in 50 countries (Mary Loritz/EU-Startups)

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@techmeme.com | 3 days ago

Code and imagery found in Instagram's Android app reveal Fundraiser stickers for Instagram Stories; Facebook says they are coming later this year (Josh Constine/TechCrunch)

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@techmeme.com | 3 days ago

Behind the scenes at Mithril Capital, Peter Thiel's other fund primarily run by Ajay Royan, which sources describe as an investment firm in disarray (Theodore Schleifer/Recode)

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@techmeme.com | 3 days ago

Report: 2.7M patient calls to Sweden's healthcare hotline were found exposed on an unprotected server, along with other sensitive personal information (Már Másson Maack/The Next Web)

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@techmeme.com | 3 days ago