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Jeff Bezos says Prime has 100M+ members worldwide in his annual shareholder letter, the first time Prime membership numbers have been shared by Amazon…

Eugene Kim / CNBC : Jeff Bezos says Prime has 100M+ members worldwide in his annual shareholder letter, the first time Prime membership numbers have been shared by Amazon   —  - Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has released his latest annual shareholder letter.  — Bezos has published a shareholder letter every year since 1997.

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Silicon Valley’s tech industry appears increasingly out of touch with reality, the latest example being Facebook’s response to recent scandals, as IQ…

M.G. Siegler / 500ish Words : Silicon Valley's tech industry appears increasingly out of touch with reality, the latest example being Facebook's response to recent scandals, as IQ trumps EQ   —  As we slip out of touch with reality...  There's something that has been in the back of my mind for some time now.

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Southeast Asian P2P lending platform Funding Societies raises $25M Series B led by Softbank Ventures Korea (Catherine Shu/TechCrunch)

Catherine Shu / TechCrunch : Southeast Asian P2P lending platform Funding Societies raises $25M Series B led by Softbank Ventures Korea   —  Funding Societies, a peer-to-peer lending platform in Southeast Asia, said today that it has raised a $25 million Series B led by Softbank Ventures Korea, the Japanese tech conglomerate's early-stage venture capital unit.

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ZTE says it’s delaying release of quarterly earnings to undetermined "later date" to assess implications of US Commerce Dept. ban on sales…

Dan Strumpf / Wall Street Journal : ZTE says it's delaying release of quarterly earnings to undetermined “later date” to assess implications of US Commerce Dept. ban on sales of US products to ZTE   —  Commerce Department found the Chinese company violated terms of a deal settling allegations of sanctions-busting involving North Korea and Iran

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Florida man, who the FCC claimed made 96M robocalls during a three-month period in 2016 and said should pay a $120M fine, denies wrongdoing before US…

David Shepardson / Reuters : Florida man, who the FCC claimed made 96M robocalls during a three-month period in 2016 and said should pay a $120M fine, denies wrongdoing before US Senate   —  WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Florida man alleged to have made almost 100 million robocalls to trick consumers with “exclusive” …

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Tala, which provides mobile-first financial services in emerging markets, raises $65M led by Revolution Growth with participation from Lowercase…

Jonathan Shieber / TechCrunch : Tala, which provides mobile-first financial services in emerging markets, raises $65M led by Revolution Growth with participation from Lowercase Capital, others   —  Peris Kimeli and Betsy Cheruyot were students at Kenyatta University thinking about launching a business when they applied …

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Sources: Netflix plans to spend ~$1B on original productions in Europe this year, more than double what it spent last year, across multiple languages…

Matthew Garrahan / Financial Times : Sources: Netflix plans to spend ~$1B on original productions in Europe this year, more than double what it spent last year, across multiple languages   —  Netflix will escalate its assault on European broadcasters by sharply increasing its content investment across the continent …

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Stripe launches Radar for Fraud Teams, a premium service that’s an extension of its free AI-powered anti-fraud service, which has also been updated…

Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch : Stripe launches Radar for Fraud Teams, a premium service that's an extension of its free AI-powered anti-fraud service, which has also been updated   —  Cybersecurity continues to be a growing focus and problem in the digital world, and now Stripe is launching a new paid product that it hopes …

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Microsoft Translator gets full offline support on Android and iOS; third-party Android developers can now pay to use Translator in their own apps…

Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch : Microsoft Translator gets full offline support on Android and iOS; third-party Android developers can now pay to use Translator in their own apps   —  Chances are you mostly need a translator app on your phone while you are traveling.  But that's also when you are most likely to not have any connectivity.

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Researcher finds a public and unprotected AWS storage bucket, belonging to data firm Localblox, containing 48M individuals’ records scraped from…

Zack Whittaker / ZDNet : Researcher finds a public and unprotected AWS storage bucket, belonging to data firm Localblox, containing 48M individuals' records scraped from public profiles   —  Exclusive: Profile data was scraped without user consent or knowledge to “build a three-dimensional picture” on millions of people.

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Iran bans all government bodies from using foreign-based messaging apps, including Telegram, which is used by over 40M Iranians (Amir…

Amir Vahdat / Associated Press : Iran bans all government bodies from using foreign-based messaging apps, including Telegram, which is used by over 40M Iranians   —  TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's presidency has banned all government bodies from using foreign-based messaging apps to communicate with citizens, state media reported Wednesday …

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With an interface designed to push users to consent, Facebook’s privacy changes comply with the letter of GDPR law but with questionable spirit (Josh…

Josh Constine / TechCrunch : With an interface designed to push users to consent, Facebook's privacy changes comply with the letter of GDPR law but with questionable spirit   —  Facebook is about to start pushing European users to speed through giving consent for its new GDPR privacy law compliance changes.

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