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Report: Russian pirates found a new business model, sharing ripped movies and TV shows via private CDN networks with streaming sites that monetize…

Andy / TorrentFreak : Report: Russian pirates found a new business model, sharing ripped movies and TV shows via private CDN networks with streaming sites that monetize them via ads   —  With the popularity of torrent sites on the wane in Russia, an interesting business model for mass streaming is thriving in the region.

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Research: 97 startups attained a unicorn status in China in 2018, bringing the total number of unicorns to 186, with a combined estimated valuation of…

Jane Zhang / South China Morning Post : Research: 97 startups attained a unicorn status in China in 2018, bringing the total number of unicorns to 186, with a combined estimated valuation of ~$736B   —  China fostered 97 unicorns - start-ups valued at least US$1 billion - last year, despite an economic slowdown and a prolonged trade war …

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Naspers invests $1.16B in Avito, Russia’s top classifieds site, taking its ownership to over 99% and valuing the company at $3.85B (TechCrunch)

TechCrunch : Naspers invests $1.16B in Avito, Russia's top classifieds site, taking its ownership to over 99% and valuing the company at $3.85B   —  South African internet conglomerate Naspers is best known for backing Chinese tech giant Tencent, but it also operates a vast network of online classifieds businesses.

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References are found in iOS 12.2 to four new iPad models without FaceID, two of which are WiFi-only, and a new iPod Touch without FaceID or TouchID…

Juli Clover / MacRumors : References are found in iOS 12.2 to four new iPad models without FaceID, two of which are WiFi-only, and a new iPod Touch without FaceID or TouchID   —  Earlier today, registration info for seven new iPad models was discovered in the Eurasian Economic Commission Database …

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US court dismisses lawsuit from RIAA labels against foreign YouTube-ripping sites, citing lack of jurisdiction since no US users or businesses were…

Ernesto / TorrentFreak : US court dismisses lawsuit from RIAA labels against foreign YouTube-ripping sites, citing lack of jurisdiction since no US users or businesses were targeted   —  YouTube rippers are seen as the largest piracy threat to the music industry, and record labels are doing their best to shut them down.

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Uber is hiring for a new Micromobility Robotics team to develop autonomous scooters and bikes that can drive themselves to reach customers and…

James Cook / Telegraph : Uber is hiring for a new Micromobility Robotics team to develop autonomous scooters and bikes that can drive themselves to reach customers and charging points   —  Uber is hiring engineers to develop electric scooters and bicycles which can drive themselves around cities in order to reach customers and charging points.

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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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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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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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Chainalysis: Bitcoin transactions on darknet markets rose throughout 2018 to an average of $2M/day, nearly double the activity measured at the start…

Anna Irrera / Reuters : Chainalysis: Bitcoin transactions on darknet markets rose throughout 2018 to an average of $2M/day, nearly double the activity measured at the start of the year   —  NEW YORK (Reuters) - Use of bitcoin as a form of payment doubled in 2018 on darknet market sites, where users can buy anything …

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