Samasource raises $14.8M for global AI data biz driven from Africa – TechCrunch

Samasource raises $14.8M for global AI data biz driven from Africa – TechCrunch

AI training data provider Samasource has raised a $14.8 million Series A funding round led by Ridge Ventures. The…

Eden office management platform raises $25 million Series B – TechCrunch

Luna is a new kind of space company helping biotech find its footing in microgravity – TechCrunch

Facebook’s latest experiment is a meme creation app, Whale – TechCrunch

Salesforce, AWS expand partnership to bring Amazon Connect to Service Cloud – TechCrunch

18 months after acquisition, MuleSoft is integrating more deeply into Salesforce – TechCrunch

Ohi raises $2.75M to power same-day delivery for brands that aren’t Amazon – TechCrunch

Atlassian expands Jira Service Desk beyond IT teams – TechCrunch

Why Salesforce is moving Marketing Cloud to Microsoft Azure – TechCrunch

Facebook’s Libra code chugs along ignoring regulatory deadlock – TechCrunch

Eigen nabs $37M to help banks and others parse huge documents using natural language and ‘small data’ – TechCrunch

John Carmack steps down at Oculus – TechCrunch

The ONNX format becomes the newest Linux Foundation project – TechCrunch

AWS confirms reports it will challenge JEDI contract award to Microsoft – TechCrunch

Moveworks snags $75M Series B to resolve help desk tickets with AI – TechCrunch

Freshworks raises $150M Series H on $3.5B valuation – TechCrunch

Facebook says government demands for user data are at a record high – TechCrunch

Google to offer checking accounts in partnership with banks starting next year – TechCrunch

Work collaboration startup Notion cozies up to Silicon Valley’s top accelerators – TechCrunch

Facebook says a bug led caused its iPhone app’s inadvertent camera access – TechCrunch

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Microsoft winds down its bigger plans for Cortana with mobile app shutdown – TechCrunch

Microsoft winds down its bigger plans for Cortana with mobile app shutdown – TechCrunch

At Microsoft’s Ignite conference this month, the company announced a new vision for its personal productivity assistant, Cortana —…

Twitter makes its political ad ban official – TechCrunch

Know your startup’s value so you can communicate it to investors – TechCrunch

Microsoft announces its xCloud streaming service and a truckload of new games are coming in 2020 – TechCrunch

Apple Research app arrives on iPhone and Apple Watch with three opt-in health studies – TechCrunch

Salesforce announces it’s moving Marketing Cloud to Microsoft Azure – TechCrunch

Meet Apple’s new MacBook Pro – TechCrunch

GitHub launches a mobile app, smarter notifications and improved code search – TechCrunch

Mozilla partners with Intel, Red Hat and Fastly to take WebAssembly beyond the browser – TechCrunch

Pan-African e-tailer Jumia grows 3Q revenue, e-payments and losses – TechCrunch

HBO’s former CEO said to be in talks with Apple TV+ for an exclusive production deal – TechCrunch

The AI stack that’s changing retail personalization – TechCrunch

Alibaba’s Singles’ Day sales top $38 billion – TechCrunch

Twitter drafts a deepfake policy that would label and warn, but not always remove, manipulated media – TechCrunch

Microsoft’s Chromium-based Edge browser gets new privacy features, will be generally available January 15 – TechCrunch

Microsoft uses AI to diagnose cervical cancer faster in India – TechCrunch

Apple’s star-studded ‘Morning Show’ gets off to a bumpy-but-promising start – TechCrunch

You can now use Azure to manage resources anywhere, including on AWS and Google Cloud – TechCrunch

A look at the top trends exciting NYC’s consumer VCs – TechCrunch

Microsoft’s Azure Synapse Analytics bridges the gap between data lakes and warehouses – TechCrunch

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Microsoft releases Monthly Rollup previews for Win7, 8.1, Server 2008 SP2, 2012 and .Net

Microsoft releases Monthly Rollup previews for Win7, 8.1, Server 2008 SP2, 2012 and .Net

Microsoft releases Monthly Rollup previews for Win7, 8.1, Server 2008 SP2, 2012 and .Net | Computerworld While ‘optional non-security’…

Up close with CastAway, the Chrome OS add-on for your phone

The iRobot Roomba s9+ and Braava m6 are the robots you should trust to clean your house well – TechCrunch

He heard you fine | Computerworld

Google acquires CloudSimple – TechCrunch

Windows 10 1909: 7 oddities, quirks and inconsistencies

Apple’s vaping app ban, Disney+ gets installed, apps gear up for Black Friday – TechCrunch

No one knows how effective digital therapies are, but a new tool from Elektra Labs aims to change that – TechCrunch

What we know about the Win10 version 1909 upgrade — and what you can do about it

Those crappy pre-installed Android apps can be full of security holes – TechCrunch

Patch Tuesday arrives with Access error, 1909 in tow, and a promise of no more ‘optional’ patches this year

Google brings RCS support in its Android Messages app to the US – TechCrunch

Critical updates to Excel and publicly disclosed exploits make for an urgent November Patch Tuesday

Google finishes the install of its private Curie cable, announces Panama branch – TechCrunch

Motorola’s new Razr gives me hope for the future of foldables

Amazon and Google double down on hands-free recipes to help sell their smart displays – TechCrunch

The best travel apps for Android

Windows 10 November 2019 Update: Key enterprise features

Microsoft (finally) delivers service pack-like Windows 10 1909

Google Maps adds a new translation feature that speaks place names out loud – TechCrunch

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Clumio raises $135M Series C for its backup as a service platform – TechCrunch

Clumio raises $135M Series C for its backup as a service platform – TechCrunch

Clumio, a 100-people startup that offers a SaaS-like service for enterprise backup, today announced that it has raised a $135 million Series C round, led by existing investor Sutter Hill Ventures and new investor Altimeter…

India says law permits agencies to snoop on citizen’s devices – TechCrunch

India says law permits agencies to snoop on citizen’s devices – TechCrunch

The Indian government said on Tuesday that it is “empowered” to intercept, monitor, or decrypt any digital communication “generated, transmitted, received, or stored” on a citizen’s device in the country in the interest of national…

Weber’s new SmokeFire pellet grill uses June technology for smart cooking – TechCrunch

Weber’s new SmokeFire pellet grill uses June technology for smart cooking – TechCrunch

BBQ legend Weber is getting into the connected cooking game with their new SmokeFire grill, which uses wood pellets for fuel and incorporates technology developed by Weber in partnership with appliance startup June for Wi-Fi-enabled…

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SocialRank sells biz to Trufan, pivots to a mobile LinkedIn – TechCrunch

SocialRank sells biz to Trufan, pivots to a mobile LinkedIn – TechCrunch

What do you do when your startup idea doesn’t prove big enough? Run it as a scrawny but profitable lifestyle…

John Legere is stepping down as CEO of T-Mobile, succeeded by deputy Mike Sievert on May 1 – TechCrunch

John Legere is stepping down as CEO of T-Mobile, succeeded by deputy Mike Sievert on May 1 – TechCrunch

He’s reportedly not going to take over WeWork, but John Legere is definitely on his way out of the CEO…

SmartNews raises $92M at a $1.2B valuation – TechCrunch

SmartNews raises $92M at a $1.2B valuation – TechCrunch

Looks like there’s still money to be made in news aggregation — at least according to the investors backing the…

Watch Out: 7 Digital Disruptions for IT Leaders

Watch Out: 7 Digital Disruptions for IT Leaders

Here are seven digital disruptions that you may not see coming. Be like Apple, not Kodak. Years ago, Kodak was…

Curve, the ‘over-the-top’ banking platform, adds support for Samsung Pay – TechCrunch

Curve, the ‘over-the-top’ banking platform, adds support for Samsung Pay – TechCrunch

Curve, the London-based “over-the-top banking platform,” has added support for Samsung Pay in the U.K., making it easy for Samsung…

TikTok starts experimenting with commerce – TechCrunch

TikTok starts experimenting with commerce – TechCrunch

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LA warns of ‘juice-jacking’ malware, but admits it has no cases – TechCrunch

LA warns of ‘juice-jacking’ malware, but admits it has no cases – TechCrunch

Los Angeles’ district attorney is warning travelers to avoid public USB charging points because “they may contain dangerous malware.” Reading…

The surprisingly boring road to self-driving cars – TechCrunch

The surprisingly boring road to self-driving cars – TechCrunch

At last, it is here! The truly self-driving car, no human behind the wheel! For the public! …A few hundred…

Spotify confirms it’s testing real-time lyrics synced to music – TechCrunch

Spotify confirms it’s testing real-time lyrics synced to music – TechCrunch

With the launch of iOS 13, Apple added perfectly timed live lyrics to its Apple Music app. Now Spotify may…

The new AirFly Pro is the perfect travel buddy for your AirPods Pro – TechCrunch

The new AirFly Pro is the perfect travel buddy for your AirPods Pro – TechCrunch

Accessory maker TwelveSouth has a solid lineup of gadgets, many of which fill a niche that their products uniquely address…

Instagram tests hiding Like counts globally – TechCrunch

Instagram tests hiding Like counts globally – TechCrunch

Instagram is making Like counts private for some users everywhere. Instagram tells TechCrunch the hidden Likes test is expanding to…

Disney+ to launch in India, Southeast Asian markets next year – TechCrunch

Disney+ to launch in India, Southeast Asian markets next year – TechCrunch

Disney plans to bring its on-demand video streaming service to India and some Southeast Asian markets as soon as the…

New NASA app puts you in the pilot’s seat of Boeing’s Starliner or SpaceX’s Crew Dragon – TechCrunch

New NASA app puts you in the pilot’s seat of Boeing’s Starliner or SpaceX’s Crew Dragon – TechCrunch

NASA has a new app (or web-based game, if you’re on desktop) that provides a simplified simulation of what it’s…

Yahoo Japan and Line are reportedly going to merge – TechCrunch

Yahoo Japan and Line are reportedly going to merge – TechCrunch

According to Nikkei, messaging app Line and Yahoo Japan are about to merge and form a single tech company. Despite…

Return of the Mack – TechCrunch

Return of the Mack – TechCrunch

In poker, complacency is a quiet killer. It can steal your forward momentum bit by bit, using the warm glow…

Minecraft Earth is live, so get tapping – TechCrunch

Minecraft Earth is live, so get tapping – TechCrunch

Microsoft’s big experiment in real-world augmented reality gaming, Minecraft Earth, is live now for players in North America, the U.K.…

Facebook pilloried over iPhone ‘secret camera access’ bug – TechCrunch

Facebook pilloried over iPhone ‘secret camera access’ bug – TechCrunch

Facebook has faced a barrage of concern over an apparent bug that resulted in the social media giant’s iPhone app…

Instagram Stories launches TikTok clone Reels in Brazil – TechCrunch

Instagram Stories launches TikTok clone Reels in Brazil – TechCrunch

Instagram is launching a video-music remix feature to finally fight back against Chinese social rival TikTok. Instagram Reels lets you…

Facebook finally lets you banish nav bar tabs & red dots – TechCrunch

Facebook finally lets you banish nav bar tabs & red dots – TechCrunch

Are those red notification dots on your Facebook home screen driving you crazy? Sick of Facebook Marketplace wasting your screen…

Popular Android phones can be tricked into snooping on their owners – TechCrunch

Popular Android phones can be tricked into snooping on their owners – TechCrunch

Security researchers have found several popular Android phones can be tricked into snooping on their owners by exploiting a weakness…

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Lawyers hate timekeeping. Ping raises $13M to fix it with AI – TechCrunch

Lawyers hate timekeeping. Ping raises $13M to fix it with AI – TechCrunch

Counting billable time in six minute increments is the most annoying part of being a lawyer. It’s a distracting waste.…

Amazon to open its first non-Whole Foods grocery store in 2020 – TechCrunch

Amazon to open its first non-Whole Foods grocery store in 2020 – TechCrunch

Amazon is opening its first non-Whole Foods grocery store in the LA neighborhood of Woodland Hills, the retailer today confirmed.…

D2C companies deliver customer delight and simplicity – TechCrunch

D2C companies deliver customer delight and simplicity – TechCrunch

Ashwin Ramasamy Contributor Ashwin Ramasamy is the cofounder of PipeCandy, which provides algorithm-generated insights and predictions about ecommerce and D2C…

Ex-Facebook CPO Chris Cox now advises on climate & campaign tech – TechCrunch

Ex-Facebook CPO Chris Cox now advises on climate & campaign tech – TechCrunch

Chris Cox’s motivational speeches were at the heart of Facebook’s new employee orientation. But after 14 years at the social…

Alpaca nabs $6M for stocks API so anyone can build a Robinhood – TechCrunch

Alpaca nabs $6M for stocks API so anyone can build a Robinhood – TechCrunch

Stock trading app Robinhood is valued at $7.6 billion, but it only operates in the US. Freshly-funded fintech startup Alpaca…

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Prince Andrew sparks near-universal condemnation with TV interview

Prince Andrew sparks near-universal condemnation with TV interview

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Doctors said boy wouldn’t live past his second birthday. His town just threw a parade for his third

US House investigating whether Trump lied to Mueller

Microsoft announces changes to cloud contract terms following EU privacy probe – TechCrunch

Pastor Evan Mawarire says life after Mugabe is more brutal than ever in Zimbabwe

Turkey deports American ISIS suspect back to US

Hong Kong protests: Fire lit at entrance of fortified university to hold back police

30 years after the Velvet Revolution, the Czechs are back on the streets

Florida couple gives birth to boy thanks to ‘Win a Baby’ contest

House impeachment deposition transcripts of Jennifer Williams and Tim Morrison released

Investment bank Lazard has quietly recruited a ‘Venture and Growth’ team to focus on European scale-ups – TechCrunch

Dara Oladosu, Nigerian software developer gets a job offer from Twitter

Former Bolivian president Evo Morales says he will not run in new elections after bowing to pressure to step down

Hong Kong’s student protesters are turning campuses into fortresses

Gilets jaunes anniversary: France’s yellow vest movement is in desperate search of a direction

Uyinene Mrwetyana: South Africa’s post office murderer and rapist given three life sentences

Live updates: Impeachment hearing testimony from Marie Yovanovitch

SoftBank Vision Fund’s Carolina Brochado is coming to Disrupt Berlin – TechCrunch

Omoyele Sowore: New York-based journalist detained by Nigeria’s security forces

Bolivia unrest: Evo Morales denounces ‘coup’ as Jeanine Anez takes power

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Instagram to test hiding Like counts in US, which could hurt influencers – TechCrunch

Instagram to test hiding Like counts in US, which could hurt influencers – TechCrunch

“We will make decisions that hurt the business if they help people’s well-being and health” says…

Facebook’s first experimental apps from its ‘NPE Team’ division focus on students, chat & music – TechCrunch

T-Mobile sugar-coats Sprint merger with promises of free data — but only if it’s approved – TechCrunch

iOS 13.2.2 fixes bug that kills your background apps prematurely – TechCrunch

Spotify’s podcasting app Anchor now helps you make trailers – TechCrunch

With $6.5M in funding, Aircam offers a fast, easy way to share photos at events – TechCrunch

Tinder’s interactive video series ‘Swipe Night’ is going international next year – TechCrunch

Apple refreshes its privacy site with new technical whitepapers – TechCrunch

Veterans can now use an iPhone to pull up their health records – TechCrunch

FCC approves T-Mobile/Sprint merger despite serious concerns – TechCrunch

AT&T will pay $60 million over fake unlimited data ‘bait and switch scam’ – TechCrunch

Huawei calls hackers to Munich for secret bug bounty meeting – TechCrunch

Gradeup raises $7M to expand its online exam preparation platform to smaller Indian cities and towns – TechCrunch

Brazilian mobile phone insurance technology startup Pitzi is now worth over $100 million – TechCrunch

Adobe launches Photoshop for iPad – TechCrunch

Adobe’s Photoshop Camera is an AI-powered photo editor for your phone – TechCrunch

TikTok expands its influence to third-party apps with new developer program & SDK – TechCrunch

AI in E-Commerce: Risk or Competitive Advantage?

Google Maps Incognito mode starts rolling out for Android users – TechCrunch

Mario Kart Tour will test real-time multiplayer in December – TechCrunch

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Every startup is a bank–or wants to be – TechCrunch

Every startup is a bank–or wants to be – TechCrunch

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the…

Legislators from ten parliaments put the squeeze on Facebook – TechCrunch

AWS announces new savings plans to reduce complexity of reserved instances – TechCrunch

Yandex is now testing a self-driving sidewalk cargo delivery robot – TechCrunch

Solar based ISP startup Tizeti launches 4G LTE network in Nigeria – TechCrunch

Echo Studio is Amazon’s lower-cost answer to the HomePod – TechCrunch

Amazon is planning a $40M robotics hub near Boston – TechCrunch

Neo4j introduces new cloud service to simplify building a graph database – TechCrunch

Amperity acquires Custora to improve its customer data platform – TechCrunch

Chronosphere launches with $11M Series A to build scalable, cloud-native monitoring tool – TechCrunch

CTO.ai’s developer shortcuts eliminate coding busywork – TechCrunch

Microsoft launches Power Virtual Agents, its no-code bot builder – TechCrunch

Workday to acquire online procurement platform Scout RFP for $540M – TechCrunch

Ben Horowitz on shocking rules and dramatic object lessons – TechCrunch

Facebook’s new branding distinguishes app from acquisitions – TechCrunch

Microsoft launches the first public preview of its Fluid Framework for collaborative editing – TechCrunch

Amazon now sells movie tickets in India – TechCrunch

Lightspeed’s Jeremy Liew is on the hunt for always-on media startups – TechCrunch

Facebook sues OnlineNIC for domain name fraud associated with malicious activity – TechCrunch

Bosun Tijani talks strategy as CEO of Africa’s new largest tech hub – TechCrunch

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Microsoft’s HoloLens 2 starts shipping – TechCrunch

Microsoft’s HoloLens 2 starts shipping – TechCrunch

Earlier this year, at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Microsoft announced the second generation of its…

Microsoft launches Project Cortex, a knowledge network for your company – TechCrunch

Saudi Arabia reportedly recruited Twitter employees to steal personal data of activists – TechCrunch

Microsoft has big plans for its new Edge browser – TechCrunch

Microsoft launches managed meeting rooms as a service – TechCrunch

The Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2 is a truly great game controller – TechCrunch

Twitter suspends accounts affiliated with Hamas and Hezbollah – TechCrunch

An interview with economist Thomas Philippon, author of ‘The Great Reversal’ – TechCrunch

Adobe is bringing Illustrator to the iPad in 2020 – TechCrunch

Apple commits $2.5 billion to address California’s housing crisis and homelessness issues – TechCrunch

Adobe Photoshop arrives on the iPad – TechCrunch

TikTok stumbles in the US and Huawei shipments continue to surge – TechCrunch

Airbnb to ban ‘party houses’ in wake of Halloween shooting that left 5 dead – TechCrunch

Apple TV+ now live, with one year free for new iOS, Apple TV and Mac purchases – TechCrunch

Los Angeles-based BuildOps, subcontracting software for real estate, raises $5.8 million – TechCrunch

Apple TV+ will be free with an Apple Music student subscription – TechCrunch

Twitter says government demands for user data continue to rise – TechCrunch

Driving license tests just got smarter in India with Microsoft’s AI project – TechCrunch

Twitter is banning political ads – TechCrunch

Hackers can steal the contents of Horde webmail inboxes with one click – TechCrunch