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Facebook to launch Community Actions, a News Feed petition feature for users to tag government agencies and officials and advocate for changes, on…

Josh Constine / TechCrunch : Facebook to launch Community Actions, a News Feed petition feature for users to tag government agencies and officials and advocate for changes, on Monday   —  Gather a mob and Facebook will now let you make political demands.  Tomorrow Facebook will encounter a slew of fresh complexities …

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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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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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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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DaDa, a Chinese online tutoring service that helps children aged 4 to 16 learn English from native speakers, raises $255M Series D led by Warburg…

Quynh Nguyen / DealStreetAsia : DaDa, a Chinese online tutoring service that helps children aged 4 to 16 learn English from native speakers, raises $255M Series D led by Warburg Pincus   —  Global private equity firm Warburg Pincus has led a $255-million Series D round in China's online English tutoring platform DaDa …

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Report: $5.3B was invested in cybersecurity companies in 2018, up 81% from 2016, with California alone accounting for 46% of VC investments worldwide…

Zack Whittaker / TechCrunch : Report: $5.3B was invested in cybersecurity companies in 2018, up 81% from 2016, with California alone accounting for 46% of VC investments worldwide   —  2018 wasn't all bad.  It turned out to be a record year for venture capital firms investing in cybersecurity companies.

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HyperScience, which uses AI to extract structured data from hand-filled and other business forms, raises $30M Series B, bringing its total raised to…

Jordan Crook / TechCrunch : HyperScience, which uses AI to extract structured data from hand-filled and other business forms, raises $30M Series B, bringing its total raised to $50M   —  HyperScience, the machine learning company that turns human readable data into machine readable data, has today announced the close …

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Amazon says ~200K SMBs generated $100K+ in sales via Amazon stores in 2018, 50K exceeded $500K, and the number of SMBs that sold $1M+ grew by 20%…

Paul Hill / Neowin : Amazon says ~200K SMBs generated $100K+ in sales via Amazon stores in 2018, 50K exceeded $500K, and the number of SMBs that sold $1M+ grew by 20%   —  Amazon has announced that it has helped more than 50,000 small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) generate more than $500,000 in sales in 2018 …

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EU’s copyright reform with “link tax” and “upload filters” suffers a setback as 11 member states vote against the proposal, making adoption in May…

Julia Reda : EU's copyright reform with “link tax” and “upload filters” suffers a setback as 11 member states vote against the proposal, making adoption in May less likely   —  Today, Council firmly rejected the negotiating mandate that was supposed to set out Member States' position ahead …

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Sources: the FTC has met to consider a record-setting fine against Facebook for failing to safeguard user privacy, potentially violating a 2011…

Washington Post : Sources: the FTC has met to consider a record-setting fine against Facebook for failing to safeguard user privacy, potentially violating a 2011 consent decree   —  U.S. regulators have met to discuss imposing a record-setting fine against Facebook for violating a legally binding agreement …

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