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Sources: Uber has confidentially filed for an IPO; filing indicates it could go public as soon as the first quarter of 2019 (Wall Street Journal)

Wall Street Journal : Sources: Uber has confidentially filed for an IPO; filing indicates it could go public as soon as the first quarter of 2019   —  The filing indicates a public listing could come in early 2019, pitting the ride-hailing service against rival Lyft  —  Uber Technologies Inc. filed paperwork confidentially …

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UK-based Boku, a carrier billing services provider, says it has acquired Danal, a US-based mobile identity and authentication service, and will pay up…

Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch : UK-based Boku, a carrier billing services provider, says it has acquired Danal, a US-based mobile identity and authentication service, and will pay up to $68M   —  After going public in the U.K. last year, Boku has made an acquisition to expand its carrier billing services …

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Italy’s competition authority fines Facebook a total of $11.4M for using people’s data for commercial purposes in ways that break the country’s laws…

Katie Collins / CNET : Italy's competition authority fines Facebook a total of $11.4M for using people's data for commercial purposes in ways that break the country's laws   —  Italy's Competition Authority on Friday slapped Facebook with two fines that total 10 million euros ($11.4M) for using people's data …

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Andy Rubin’s Essential has acquired CloudMagic, maker of the Newton email app that the India-based startup shut down in September (Anirban…

Anirban Sen / Livemint : Andy Rubin's Essential has acquired CloudMagic, maker of the Newton email app that the India-based startup shut down in September   —  Andy Rubin's Essential Products has acquired CloudMagic less than three months after the startup's founder Rohit Nadhani said its flagship email app Newton Mail was shutting down

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Acorn Product Development and Purigen Biosystems Announce Breakthrough…

Acorn and Purigen to Elaborate on Co-developing and Commercializing Disruptive Life Science Products at BIOMEDevice Event on December 5-6, 2018 at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center (PRWeb December 05, 2018) Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/acorn_product_development_and_purigen_biosystems_announce_breakthrough_platform_for_extracting_enriching_and_quantifying_dna_and_rna_from_biological_samples/prweb15961296.htm

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South Australia is fueling energy storage investment

Enlarge / An employee working for the manufacturer of solar batteries, Sonnen GmbH, in the Bavarian village of Wildpoldsried in southern Germany is pictured on July 5, 2016. (credit: CHRISTOF STACHE/AFP/Getty Images ) In September, South Australia confirmed a plan to set up an AU$100 million (USD $72 million) fund to help households purchase home energy storage batteries. Households could receive subsidies of up to AU$6,000 (USD $4,300) on a purchase of a battery that would store electricity either from a solar-panel system or from the South Australian grid. The electricity could then be used during an emergency or a blackout. After a year as the home of the world's largest grid-tied battery (built by Tesla), South Australia is becoming a hub for battery investment. Other, non-Tesla battery makers are taking note. This week, German battery maker Sonnen started producing batteries at an old GM Holden factory in Elizabeth, South Australia . Sonnen has long experience in the home energy storage market, deploying batteries for German households before Tesla announced its Powerwall. Now, it intends to use its Elizabeth factory to produce batteries not only for South Australians who hope to take advantage of the government's new subsidies but also to ship home storage batteries to other places in the Asia market, according to PV Magazine . Read 5 remaining paragraphs | Comments

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