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In-car video analysis tech demoed at CES aims to help carmakers and ride-hailing firms gather data to sell while enhancing safety by observing driver…

Alexandria Sage / Reuters : In-car video analysis tech demoed at CES aims to help carmakers and ride-hailing firms gather data to sell while enhancing safety by observing driver behavior   —  LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - As vehicles get smarter, your car will be keeping eyes on you.  —  This week at CES, the international …

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Vena Solutions, which offers cloud-based financial planning software for clients like Nike and M&S, raises $115M Series D, bringing the total…

Duncan Riley / SiliconANGLE : Vena Solutions, which offers cloud-based financial planning software for clients like Nike and M&S, raises $115M Series D, bringing the total raised to $148M   —  Enterprise cloud financial planning software firm Vena Solutions Inc. said today it has raised $115 million in new funding to scale up its operations.

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Apple says HomePod will become officially available in China and Hong Kong on January 18 for RMB 2,799, or ~$414 (Chance Miller/9to5Mac)

Chance Miller / 9to5Mac : Apple says HomePod will become officially available in China and Hong Kong on January 18 for RMB 2,799, or ~$414   —  Apple has announced today that HomePod will be available in China starting on Friday, January 18th.  Apple teased last month that HomePod was coming to China in “early 2019,” but now we have an official release date.

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Intel’s Nervana, a neural network chip for inference-based workloads, will lack a standard cache hierarchy, and software will directly manage on-chip…

Kyle Wiggers / VentureBeat : Intel's Nervana, a neural network chip for inference-based workloads, will lack a standard cache hierarchy, and software will directly manage on-chip memory   —  At a press event at the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show, Intel announced the Nervana Neural Network Processor (NNP-I) …

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Researchers used a series of auctions to find that it would take on average $1,000+ to entice users to deactivate their Facebook accounts for a year…

Jennifer Ouellette / Ars Technica : Researchers used a series of auctions to find that it would take on average $1,000+ to entice users to deactivate their Facebook accounts for a year   —  Some users required more than $1,000 to deactivate their account for one year. … A series of auctions revealed that Facebook users value …

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Source: Netflix to hire Activision Blizzard’s Spencer Neumann as its new CFO starting in early 2019; Activision said it intended to fire Neumann in a…

Kenneth Li / Reuters : Source: Netflix to hire Activision Blizzard's Spencer Neumann as its new CFO starting in early 2019; Activision said it intended to fire Neumann in a filing   —  (Reuters) - Netflix Inc is expected to announce in the next few days that it has poached media finance veteran Spencer Neumann …

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All photos uploaded to Twinning, Popsugar’s tool to match a user’s photo with a celebrity’s, were accessible from a public AWS storage bucket that is…

Zack Whittaker / TechCrunch : All photos uploaded to Twinning, Popsugar's tool to match a user's photo with a celebrity's, were accessible from a public AWS storage bucket that is now locked   —  I thought the worst thing about Popsugar's Twinning tool was that it matched me with James Corden.

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Parents are often shocked by inappropriate videos on TikTok, a major hit with teens that Sensor Tower says was the most downloaded app on iOS in H1…

Agence France-Presse : Parents are often shocked by inappropriate videos on TikTok, a major hit with teens that Sensor Tower says was the most downloaded app on iOS in H1 2018   —  TikTok's video-sharing app was the most downloaded on Apple's App Store in the first half of 2018, beating out Facebook, Instgram and Snapchat

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Chinese online brokerage Futu Securities files for a US IPO, seeking to raise up to $300M, and says it had $92M in revenue for year ending September…

NASDAQ.com : Chinese online brokerage Futu Securities files for a US IPO, seeking to raise up to $300M, and says it had $92M in revenue for year ending September 2018   —  Futu Holdings, the largest China-based online broker age, filed on Friday with the SEC to raise up to $300 million in an initial public offering.

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Intercontinental Exchange subsidiary Bakkt raises $182.5M to build its cryptocurrency exchange; sources: regulatory hurdles delay its plans for…

Frank Chaparro / The Block : Intercontinental Exchange subsidiary Bakkt raises $182.5M to build its cryptocurrency exchange; sources: regulatory hurdles delay its plans for bitcoin futures   —  Bakkt, the cryptocurrency venture by Intercontinental Exchange, has scored $182.5 million to build out its platform aimed …

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China-owned spacecraft maker CASIC launches first of 156 satellites intended to provide internet service by 2022 to rural China and then to developing…

Echo Huang / Quartz : China-owned spacecraft maker CASIC launches first of 156 satellites intended to provide internet service by 2022 to rural China and then to developing countries   —  Over the weekend, China launched a satellite into low-earth orbit, the first step of a plan to provide global satellite internet …

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Beijing plans to adopt facial recognition-enabled smart locks in its public housing projects involving 120K tenants in 2019 to crack down on illegal…

Meng Jing / South China Morning Post : Beijing plans to adopt facial recognition-enabled smart locks in its public housing projects involving 120K tenants in 2019 to crack down on illegal subletting   —  - The smart lock is one of the latest hi-tech tools authorities are using to keep an eye on its citizens

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In an year of breaches, data leaks, and reports of starvation deaths due to faulty implementation, India’s Aadhaar had its constitutional status…

Aria Thaker / Quartz : In an year of breaches, data leaks, and reports of starvation deaths due to faulty implementation, India's Aadhaar had its constitutional status upheld in 2018   —  After almost a decade since its launch, India's controversial biometric identity programme, Aadhaar, finally got a measure …

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Big players in autonomous driving such as Uber, Tesla, and Waymo had a disappointing 2018, but many startups with a “minimum viable product” made good…

Timothy B. Lee / Ars Technica : Big players in autonomous driving such as Uber, Tesla, and Waymo had a disappointing 2018, but many startups with a “minimum viable product” made good progress   —  Big companies struggled but small ones moved forward.  —  As 2018 dawned, expectations for self-driving vehicles were sky-high:

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