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Facebook announces updates in effort to fight false news: using more machine learning, expanding fact-checking partnerships, using Claim Review…

Tessa Lyons / Facebook : Facebook announces updates in effort to fight false news: using more machine learning, expanding fact-checking partnerships, using Claim Review framework, more   —  Over the last year and half, we have been committed to fighting false news through a combination of technology and human review …

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Amazon Fire TV Cube review: controls more than just TV, supports 4K HDR, picks up commands even while video or music is playing, but the remote lacks…

Dan Seifert / The Verge : Amazon Fire TV Cube review: controls more than just TV, supports 4K HDR, picks up commands even while video or music is playing, but the remote lacks features   —  Alexa turns out to be a good match for your living room  —  For the past few years, Amazon has had two of the most popular living room products …

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VIPKID, which links native English speakers with online learners, raises $500M Series D+ reportedly at a $3B+ valuation, says it has 40K teachers,…

Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch : VIPKID, which links native English speakers with online learners, raises $500M Series D+ reportedly at a $3B+ valuation, says it has 40K teachers, 300K students   —  The online language school market is continuing to heat up, and a startup that connects native English speakers with an audience …

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Intel CEO Brian Krzanich to step down following an investigation into a consensual relationship with an Intel employee; Bob Swan to step in as interim…

Sara Salinas / CNBC : Intel CEO Brian Krzanich to step down following an investigation into a consensual relationship with an Intel employee; Bob Swan to step in as interim CEO   —  Intel's Brian Krzanich is out as CEO and chairman of the board following an investigation into a “consensual relationship with an Intel employee,” the company announced Thursday.

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AT&T unveils 31 TV networks offered in its WatchTV streaming service, which is launching next week for $15/month and is also included in two wireless…

Janko Roettgers / Variety : AT&T unveils 31 TV networks offered in its WatchTV streaming service, which is launching next week for $15/month and is also included in two wireless plans   —  AT&T announced the launch of its new internet service Watch TV Thursday, revealing both the TV networks included in the service …

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Sources: Apple is facing technical hurdles making the AirPower wireless charger, which runs a stripped-down version of iOS, but aims to launch it by…

Mark Gurman / Bloomberg : Sources: Apple is facing technical hurdles making the AirPower wireless charger, which runs a stripped-down version of iOS, but aims to launch it by September   —  - Engineers hoped for June launch; company aims for September  — Several new Apple products have been delayed in recent years

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Sources: Apple is facing technical hurdles making the AirPower wireless charger, which runs a stripped-down version of iOS, but aims to launch it by…

Mark Gurman / Bloomberg : Sources: Apple is facing technical hurdles making the AirPower wireless charger, which runs a stripped-down version of iOS, but aims to launch it by September   —  - Engineers hoped for June launch; company aims for September  — Several new Apple products have been delayed in recent years

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Sources: Apple is facing technical hurdles making the AirPower wireless charger, which runs a stripped-down version of iOS, but aims to launch it by…

Mark Gurman / Bloomberg : Sources: Apple is facing technical hurdles making the AirPower wireless charger, which runs a stripped-down version of iOS, but aims to launch it by September   —  - Engineers hoped for June launch; company aims for September  — Several new Apple products have been delayed in recent years

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Tech companies are increasingly shaping the future of US cities through investments, promise of jobs, and more, as cities strain under a multitude of…

Farhad Manjoo / New York Times : Tech companies are increasingly shaping the future of US cities through investments, promise of jobs, and more, as cities strain under a multitude of challenges   —  I'm not saying America's cities are turning into dystopian technocapitalist hellscapes in which corporations operate every essential service and pull every civic string.

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German startup Silexica, which optimises how disparate applications work together on autonomous cars, raises $18M Series B led by EQT Ventures (Ingrid…

Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch : German startup Silexica, which optimises how disparate applications work together on autonomous cars, raises $18M Series B led by EQT Ventures   —  As we inch closer to building increasingly autonomous cars, the complexities that these vehicles will present as programmable hardware are increasing …

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Indian food delivery service Swiggy raises $210M round led by DST Global and Naspers, sources say at a $1.2B+ valuation, bringing its total raised to…

Supraja Srinivasan / The Economic Times : Indian food delivery service Swiggy raises $210M round led by DST Global and Naspers, sources say at a $1.2B+ valuation, bringing its total raised to $466M+   —  The additional capital will be used by Swiggy to ramp up its supply chain network and expand to new markets

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How DNS rebinding attacks can be used to discover and communicate with devices on local networks, including Google Home, RokuTV, and Sonos WiFi…

Brannon Dorsey : How DNS rebinding attacks can be used to discover and communicate with devices on local networks, including Google Home, RokuTV, and Sonos WiFi speakers   —  The home WiFi network is a sacred place; your own local neighborhood of cyberspace.  There we connect our phones, laptops, and “smart” …

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Singapore-based game studio Mighty Bear raises $2.5M ahead of debut release

Mighty Bear, a game studio startup that grew out of King.com’s former office in Singapore, has landed new funding as it readies its debut title for smartphones. The startup was founded by four former King.com staffers — Simon Davis, Fadzuli Said, Benjamin Chevalier and Saurabh Shukul — after the gaming giant closed its Singapore office — inherited via the acquisition of Non Stop Games — following  its $5.9 billion acquisition by Activision . Today, Mighty Bear’s team of 18 counts experience working with Ubisoft, EA, Lucasarts, Disney, Gameloft and others. The startup previously raised $775,000 in a pre-seed round in early 2017 , and this time around it has pulled in a seven-figure USD investment. The deal is officially undisclosed, but a source with knowledge of discussions told TechCrunch it is worth around $2.5 million. The deal was led by U.S.-based Skycatcher, New York hedge fund banker Eric Mindich’s Everblue fund, and M Ventures from Los Angeles. Others in the round include Singapore’s Atlas Ventures, Lev Leviev — who is co-founder of VK.com among other things — and existing backer Global Founders Capital, which is affiliated with Rocket Internet. “We’ve already got a good set of investors from Europe and Asia so we realized we needed networks in North America, too,” Mighty Bear CEO Simon Davis told TechCrunch in an interview. Davis added that, beyond extending their reach for purposes like hiring, partnerships and more, they open up the potential for IP and media deals further down the road. First thing first though: Mighty Bear is working to launch its first title, which Davis said will be an MMORPG. Right now, it is being secretly tested for scalability and technical capabilities among users in India and the Philippines with a view to a full launch on iOS and Android later this year. Davis said the company plans to launch another title, too, with both games managed concurrently

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