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London-based fashion e-commerce startup Thread, which uses AI to help suggest clothes to buy, raises $22M and announces an equity crowdfunding…

Andrii Degeler / Tech.eu : London-based fashion e-commerce startup Thread, which uses AI to help suggest clothes to buy, raises $22M and announces an equity crowdfunding campaign   —  British menswear suggestion and matching startup Thread has raised $22 million in a Series B funding round from Balderton Capital …

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The data loss bug in Windows 10 shows Microsoft hasn’t developed the processes and systems needed to sustain the two feature updates a year for…

Peter Bright / Ars Technica : The data loss bug in Windows 10 shows Microsoft hasn't developed the processes and systems needed to sustain the two feature updates a year for Windows approach   —  Buggy updates point at deeper problems.  —  It's fair to say that the Windows 10 October 2018 Update has not been Microsoft's most successful update.

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Profile of Symphony, a secure messaging app for financial industry that also lets bots at different institutions talk to each other and settle trades…

Oliver Staley / Quartz : Profile of Symphony, a secure messaging app for financial industry that also lets bots at different institutions talk to each other and settle trades   —  For almost 40 years, Bloomberg has been an unescapable fact of life in the financial world.  —  Older than the internet …

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Research shows ISIS and al-Qaeda have shifted away from YouTube for disseminating propaganda following the platform’s 2017 crackdown against extremist…

Rita Katz / Wired : Research shows ISIS and al-Qaeda have shifted away from YouTube for disseminating propaganda following the platform's 2017 crackdown against extremist content   —  BEFORE MOST PEOPLE even knew that terrorist outreach was happening online, YouTube was a top recruitment venue for jihadi terrorist groups.

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How projects like Ocean Protocol, Oasis, Enigma, and SingularityNET use blockchain for AI research hoping to curb the dominance of big tech in the…

Nathaniel Popper / New York Times : How projects like Ocean Protocol, Oasis, Enigma, and SingularityNET use blockchain for AI research hoping to curb the dominance of big tech in the field   —  SAN FRANCISCO — Pairing artificial intelligence and the blockchain might be what you would expect from a scammer looking to make a quick buck in 2018.

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Google says it will open source the firmware for Titan M, the secure chip in Pixel 3 phones that handles Verified Boot and has its own isolated…

Brian Barrett / Wired : Google says it will open source the firmware for Titan M, the secure chip in Pixel 3 phones that handles Verified Boot and has its own isolated storage and RAM   —  THE GOOGLE PIXEL 3 has all the betterments you would expect from a flashy flagship smartphone: great camera, zippy processor, smarter AI.

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Tiger Global raises $3.75B for its latest VC fund, which surpassed its initial target of $3B; focus to include consumer internet and industry-specific…

Lindsay Fortado / Financial Times : Tiger Global raises $3.75B for its latest VC fund, which surpassed its initial target of $3B; focus to include consumer internet and industry-specific software   —  Tiger Global has raised $3.75bn for its latest venture capital fund, surpassing its initial target of $3bn and making …

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SoftBank Group COO Marcelo Claure and Arm CEO Simon Segers talk about the present and future of Arm, IoT growth, while trying to dodge Saudi-related…

Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat : SoftBank Group COO Marcelo Claure and Arm CEO Simon Segers talk about the present and future of Arm, IoT growth, while trying to dodge Saudi-related questions   —  SoftBank, one of the world's biggest tech companies and startup investors, believes we'll have a trillion connected devices by 2025.

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Recent news serves as a reminder that operators in startups and venture capital should work to ensure their investors are not bad actors (Fred…

Fred Wilson / AVC : Recent news serves as a reminder that operators in startups and venture capital should work to ensure their investors are not bad actors   —  I got an email from the CEO of one of our portfolio companies last week.  —  It asked a very basic question, but one that I don't recall being asked before:

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Sources: Facebook is stepping up efforts to buy a major cybersecurity firm and has approached several companies about an acquisition (The Information)

The Information : Sources: Facebook is stepping up efforts to buy a major cybersecurity firm and has approached several companies about an acquisition   —  In an effort to repair its tattered reputation around data protection, Facebook is stepping up efforts to acquire a major cybersecurity firm, according to four people familiar with the matter.

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Brazil-based Loggi, a fast delivery services platform matching couriers with shippers, is raising a $111M round, with SoftBank’s Vision Fund…

Giles Turner / Bloomberg : Brazil-based Loggi, a fast delivery services platform matching couriers with shippers, is raising a $111M round, with SoftBank's Vision Fund contributing $100M   —  - Loggi notching up to 3 million deliveries a month: CEO  — Sao Paulo-based startup to invest in engineers, robotics

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South Africa-based Adhara, a startup that builds private blockchains for banks using privacy centric Ethereum fork Quorum, raises $15M from Consensys…

Ian Allison / CoinDesk : South Africa-based Adhara, a startup that builds private blockchains for banks using privacy centric Ethereum fork Quorum, raises $15M from Consensys   —  Blockchain startup Adhara, which boasts a stellar line-up of former banking innovators, has secured $15 million in new funding from Consensys, the ethereum design studio.

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OnePlus 6T launch event in NYC moved up by a day to avoid overlap with Apple’s October 30 event; OnePlus event is a ticketed event for fans as well as…

Dami Lee / The Verge : OnePlus 6T launch event in NYC moved up by a day to avoid overlap with Apple's October 30 event; OnePlus event is a ticketed event for fans as well as press   —  OnePlus is moving up the launch of its OnePlus 6T by a day in order to avoid colliding with Apple's iPad Pro and Mac event on October 30th, which was just announced yesterday.

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