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Indonesian ride-hailing company Go-Jek acquires Philippines-based fintech startup Coins.ph, sources say for $72M, ahead of a planned expansion into…

Jon Russell / TechCrunch : Indonesian ride-hailing company Go-Jek acquires Philippines-based fintech startup Coins.ph, sources say for $72M, ahead of a planned expansion into the country   —  Ride-hailing startup Go-Jek's expansion into the Philippines ran into problems earlier this month over its ownership structure …

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Tech companies funding journalism projects deepens their codependence and implies the media is the exception that should be protected from tech’s…

James Ball / Columbia Journalism Review : Tech companies funding journalism projects deepens their codependence and implies the media is the exception that should be protected from tech's disruption   —  Yesterday, Facebook announced it would spend $300 million over three years on journalistic content, partnerships, and programs.

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Google Maps rolls out ability to see user-reported speed traps via small camera icons, in North America, UK, Australia, Russia, Brazil, India, and…

Matt Binder / Mashable : Google Maps rolls out ability to see user-reported speed traps via small camera icons, in North America, UK, Australia, Russia, Brazil, India, and Indonesia   —  Drivers will soon have an extra set of eyes on the road, courtesy of Google.  —  Google's navigation app, Google Maps …

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Japanese hotel, trying to replace all of its staff with robots, ended up creating more work for staff and frustrated guests as robots didn’t perform…

Wall Street Journal : Japanese hotel, trying to replace all of its staff with robots, ended up creating more work for staff and frustrated guests as robots didn't perform as expected   —  The robot revolution will have to wait at the Henn na Hotel in Japan, which is laying off low-performing droids

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A Japanese hotel, aiming to replace all staff with robots, ended up creating more work for its staff and frustrated guests as robots didn’t perform as…

Wall Street Journal : A Japanese hotel, aiming to replace all staff with robots, ended up creating more work for its staff and frustrated guests as robots didn't perform as expected   —  The robot revolution will have to wait at the Henn na Hotel in Japan, which is laying off low-performing droids

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Strategy Robot, founded by the creators of an AI bot that beat four top professional Texas Hold ‘Em players, signs a $10M two-year contract with the…

Tom Simonite / Wired : Strategy Robot, founded by the creators of an AI bot that beat four top professional Texas Hold 'Em players, signs a $10M two-year contract with the US Army   —  IN 2017, A poker bot called Libratus made headlines when it roundly defeated four top human players at no-limit Texas Hold 'Em.

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