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  • newMeituan-Dianping’s IPO off to a good start as shares climb 7% on debut

    Meituan-Dianping’s IPO off to a good start as shares climb 7% on debut

    Meituan-Dianping (3690.HK) enjoyed a strong debut today in Hong Kong, a sign that investors are confident in the Tencent-backed company’s prospects despite its cash-burning growth strategy, heavy competition and a sluggish Hong Kong stock market. During morning trading, Meituan’s shares reached a high of HKD$73.85 (about $9.41), a 7% increase over its initial public offering […]
    - 2 hours ago, 20 Sep 18, 10:48am -
  • newVW reimagines the microbus as an all-electric cargo hauler

    VW reimagines the microbus as an all-electric cargo hauler

    The slow roll towards electrified vehicles isn’t isolated to passenger cars and SUVs. Manufacturers are investing in commercial vehicles as well — everything from school buses and delivery vans to big commercial trucks. VW Group’s vision for an electrified commercial vehicle future also includes a microbus. The automaker’s commercial vehicles unit unveiled five zero-emission vehicles […]
    - 4 hours ago, 20 Sep 18, 8:51am -
  • newIndia’s Livspace raises $70M for its one-stop-shop for interior design

    India’s Livspace raises $70M for its one-stop-shop for interior design

    Livspace, an India-based startup that helps consumers manage home renovations and interior design, has pulled in a $70 million Series C deal that’s led by Goldman Sachs and TPG Growth. Existing investors Jungle Ventures, Bessemer Venture Partners, and Helion Ventures also took part in the round, which takes Livspace total funding to date to over $100 million. […]
    - 4 hours ago, 20 Sep 18, 8:16am -
  • newSparkLabs is launching a cybersecurity and blockchain accelerator program in the US

    SparkLabs is launching a cybersecurity and blockchain accelerator program in the US

    Investment firm SparkLabs has run accelerator programs across APAC, now it has announced its first that’ll be based on U.S. soil and it’s a cybersecurity and blockchain program that’ll be located in Washington, D.C. from next year. The program will be led by former Startup Grind COO Brian Park and Mike Bott, who is ex-managing […]
    - 6 hours ago, 20 Sep 18, 6:51am -
  • newGoogle’s GitHub competitor gets better search tools

    Google’s GitHub competitor gets better search tools

    Google today announced an update to Cloud Source Repositories, its recently relaunched Git-based source code repository, that brings a significantly better search experience to the service. This new search feature is based on the same tool that Google’s own engineers use day in and day out and it’s now available in the beta release of […]
    - 7 hours ago, 20 Sep 18, 5:30am -
  • newGoogle brings vulnerability scanning to its Cloud Build CI/CD platform

    Google brings vulnerability scanning to its Cloud Build CI/CD platform

    Google today announced an important update to its Cloud Build CI/CD platform that brings vulnerability scanning to all container images built using the service. Container Registry vulnerability scanning, which is now in beta, is meant to ensure that as businesses adopt modern DevOps practices, the container they eventually deploy are free of known vulnerabilities. As […]
    - 7 hours ago, 20 Sep 18, 5:30am -
  • newGoogle’s Cloud Memorystore for Redis is now generally available

    Google’s Cloud Memorystore for Redis is now generally available

    After five months in public beta, Google today announced that its Cloud Memorystore for Redis, its fully managed in-memory data store, is now generally available. The service, which is fully compatible with the Redis protocol, promises to offer sub-millisecond responses for applications that need to use in-memory caching. And because of its compatibility with Redis, developers […]
    - 7 hours ago, 20 Sep 18, 5:30am -
  • new‘Jackrabbot 2’ takes to the sidewalks to learn how humans navigate politely

    ‘Jackrabbot 2’ takes to the sidewalks to learn how humans navigate politely

    Autonomous vehicles and robots have to know how to get from A to B without hitting obstacles or pedestrians — but how can they do so politely and without disturbing nearby humans? That's what Stanford's Jackrabbot project aims to learn, and now a redesigned robot will be cruising campus learning the subtleties of humans negotiating one another's personal space.
    - 7 hours ago, 20 Sep 18, 5:06am -
  • newLime is pissed at San Francisco for denying it an e-scooter permit, claims ‘unlawful bias’

    Lime is pissed at San Francisco for denying it an e-scooter permit, claims ‘unlawful bias’

    Lime is waging a war against the San Francisco Municipal Transporation Agency (SFMTA), claiming the organization acted with “unlawful bias” and “sought to punish Lime” when it chose not to award the e-scooter and dockless bike startup a permit to operate in San Francisco last month. Lime has sent an appeal to the SFMTA, requesting an “unbiased hearing […]
    - 8 hours ago, 20 Sep 18, 4:50am -
  • newFacing sexual assault charges, 3D-printed gun advocate Cody Wilson evades US authorities

    Facing sexual assault charges, 3D-printed gun advocate Cody Wilson evades US authorities

    The gun rights activist who waged a very public legal war over the right to freely distribute 3D-printed gun schematics over the internet is facing serious charges that have nothing to do with firearms. According to a law enforcement press conference today, Cody Wilson, 30, is believed to have traveled to Taipei after learning that […]
    - 8 hours ago, 20 Sep 18, 4:35am -
  • new18 new details about Elon Musk’s redesigned, moon-bound ‘Big F*ing Rocket’

    18 new details about Elon Musk’s redesigned, moon-bound ‘Big F*ing Rocket’

    Although the spotlight at this week’s SpaceX event was squarely on Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa — the first paying passenger for the company’s nascent space tourism business — Elon Musk also revealed a wealth of new details about the BFR and just how this enormous rocket and spacecraft will get to the moon and back. […]
    - 10 hours ago, 20 Sep 18, 2:44am -
  • newLyft now integrates public transit info in app

    Lyft now integrates public transit info in app

    Lyft has officially entered the public transit space with the launch of Nearby Transit, a feature currently available just in Santa Monica, Calif. This comes just a couple of days after Lyft deployed electric scooters in the city. Today, Lyft customers in Santa Monica will see the Nearby Transit option, which includes route information and […]
    - 10 hours ago, 20 Sep 18, 2:31am -
  • newEntrepreneurs: It’s time to put corporate VCs back on your short list

    Entrepreneurs: It’s time to put corporate VCs back on your short list

    The startup media is awash with stories of corporate venture capital prioritizing their own interests over those of their portfolio. While some of these stories may have a basis in truth, it’s critical to recognize that this is only one side of the story. It's time the whole story is told.
    - 10 hours ago, 20 Sep 18, 2:30am -
  • newCoinbase hires Fannie Mae exec Brian Brooks as chief legal officer

    Coinbase hires Fannie Mae exec Brian Brooks as chief legal officer

    Coinbase has made yet another addition to its C-suite. The cryptocurrency trading platform has hired Brian Brooks, the former executive vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary of Fannie Mae, as its chief legal officer. The hiring is part of the company’s effort to expand its legal, compliance and government affairs teams. Mike Lempres, who […]
    - 10 hours ago, 20 Sep 18, 2:13am -
  • newAmazon launches Scout, a machine learning-powered visual shopping tool

    Amazon launches Scout, a machine learning-powered visual shopping tool

    Amazon is experimenting with a new tool called Scout designed to help shoppers better figure out what they want to buy in a more visual fashion, according to a report from CNBC, which first spotted Scout live on Amazon’s site. Using a combination of imagery, a thumbs up and down voting mechanism, and machine learning […]
    - 10 hours ago, 20 Sep 18, 2:06am -
  • newFabricio Bloisi’s Movile is leading tech’s charge in Brazil and beyond and he’s coming to Startup Battlefield Latin America

    Fabricio Bloisi’s Movile is leading tech’s charge in Brazil and beyond and he’s coming to Startup Battlefield Latin America

    In the 20 years since Movile launched its first technology services in 1998, the technology industry in Latin America has exploded. Technology startups have gone from being an afterthought to being at the forefront of the economic changes sweeping through the region. And Movile’s digital marketplaces, delivery services and investment capital (powered by Naspers) have, in […]
    - 12 hours ago, 20 Sep 18, 1:00am -
  • newPassword bypass flaw in Western Digital My Cloud drives puts data at risk

    Password bypass flaw in Western Digital My Cloud drives puts data at risk

    A security researcher has published details of a vulnerability in a popular cloud storage drive after the company failed to issue security patches for over a year. Remco Vermeulen found a privilege escalation bug in Western Digital’s My Cloud devices, which he said allows an attacker to bypass the admin password on the drive, gaining […]
    - 12 hours ago, 20 Sep 18, 12:28am -
  • newFitbit targets employers and health plans with Care

    Fitbit targets employers and health plans with Care

    When it launched the Versa back in March, Fitbit also announced plans to pivot. While the company will continue to operate in consumer hardware, it’s also shifting much of its focus toward healthcare. A month earlier, the company had acquired Twine, a platform that serves as part of the foundation of its new health coaching service, […]
    - 12 hours ago, 20 Sep 18, 12:13am -
  • newFacebook plans voter drive, partners with Democratic/Republican Institutes

    Facebook plans voter drive, partners with Democratic/Republican Institutes

    Facebook will push users to register to vote through a partnership with TurboVote, has partnered with the International Republican Institute and National Democratic Institute nonprofits to monitor foreign election interference and will publish a weekly report of trends and issues emerging from its new political ads archive. Facebook has also confirmed that its election integrity […]
    - 12 hours ago, 20 Sep 18, 12:07am -
  • newGitLab raises $100M

    GitLab raises $100M

    GitLab, the developer service that aims to offer a full lifecycle DevOps platform, today announced that it has raised a $100 million Series D funding round at a valuation of $1.1 billion. The round was led by Iconiq. As GitLab CEO Sid Sijbrandij told me, this round, which brings the company’s total funding to $145.5 million, will […]
    - 14 hours ago, 19 Sep 18, 10:31pm -

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  • newWatch: Scott Galloway’s provocative predictions on Amazon, Walmart and the future of retail

    Watch: Scott Galloway’s provocative predictions on Amazon, Walmart and the future of retail

    Why Walmart will beat Amazon at groceries. Scott Galloway, NYU Stern School of Business professor and future co-host of our new Pivot podcast, kicked off Recode’s Code Commerce conference this week in New York with a wide-ranging and humorous presentation.There he discussed everything from artificial scarcity in fast fashion to why VR will fail — “no one’s gonna put something on their face that acts as a prophylactic that ensures they will never conceive a child.” He also presen…
    - 11 hours ago, 20 Sep 18, 1:52am -
  • newA group led by U.K. investor/consultant Ian Osborne is trying to buy Fortune magazine

    A group led by U.K. investor/consultant Ian Osborne is trying to buy Fortune magazine

    Marc Benioff was going to buy the business magazine but bought Time instead. Now there’s a new round of would-be buyers. Marc Benioff is buying Time, so he’s not going to buy Fortune. Who will?Here’s one contender: Ian Osborne, a British consultant and investor who is working with a group of investors that wants to buy the business magazine.I’ve been able to confirm that Osborne, under the auspices of his London-based Connaught Limited firm, is in talks with Fortune’s owner Mer…
    - 14 hours ago, 19 Sep 18, 10:23pm -
  • newRecode Daily: How two direct-to-consumer startups iterated their way to success

    Recode Daily: How two direct-to-consumer startups iterated their way to success

    Plus: The DOJ opened a fraud investigation into Tesla over CEO Elon Musk’s tweets; Postmates is a newborn unicorn; you can never go back to the old Twitter. Here’s how two direct-to-consumer products iterated to success: “We launched with a pretty mediocre product,” Native deodorant CEO and founder Moiz Ali told the crowd at Day Two of our Code Commerce conference in New York City. How did he know? Customers said so. They also didn’t buy the product again and gave bad reviews. So…
    - 19 hours ago, 19 Sep 18, 5:58pm -
  • newSwiping on Tinder is addictive. That’s partly because it was inspired by an experiment that ‘turned pigeons into gamblers.’

    Swiping on Tinder is addictive. That’s partly because it was inspired by an experiment that ‘turned pigeons into gamblers.’

    Journalist Nancy Jo Sales talks about the gamification of dating and her new HBO documentary “Swiped” on the latest Recode Decode podcast. When she set out to make her new documentary “Swiped: Hooking Up in the Digital Age,” journalist Nancy Jo Sales says she wanted to humanize the people who used dating apps: These are real people, not just pictures to be swiped left or right on.She found out that they’re also participants in a decades-old psychological experiment. In the docum…
    - 21 hours ago, 19 Sep 18, 3:45pm -
  • ‘We launched with a pretty mediocre product’ — how two direct-to-consumer startups iterated to success

    ‘We launched with a pretty mediocre product’ — how two direct-to-consumer startups iterated to success

    Customer feedback is very important. First is the worst — at least when it comes to consumer goods. That’s the message from the founders of deodorant and mattress brands Native and Tuft & Needle.“We launched with a pretty mediocre product,” Native deodorant CEO and founder Moiz Ali told the crowd at Code Commerce in New York City. How did he know? Customers said so. They also didn’t buy the product again and gave bad reviews.“We quickly realized there was a need for a better-…
    - 1 day ago, 19 Sep 18, 3:41am -
  • Emily Weiss wants Glossier to own the online beauty conversation

    Emily Weiss wants Glossier to own the online beauty conversation

    “The shopping experience is even more broken and lacking for beauty products than what we initially believed.” When people are deciding which mascara to buy online, they’re not looking at how fast the mascara will be delivered, according to Glossier CEO Emily Weiss. Cracking the online beauty business isn’t as simple as “building tools that cross-sell, upsell and get things to you faster,” she said.“The shopping experience is even more broken and lacking for beauty products…
    - 1 day ago, 19 Sep 18, 3:19am -
  • Instacart needs to treat its delivery workers ‘much, much better’

    Instacart needs to treat its delivery workers ‘much, much better’

    Instacart CEO Apoorva Mehta admits the company has had a rocky relationship with its shoppers. Grocery delivery startup Instacart has had a complicated relationship with its shoppers, the people it hires to pick up and deliver users’ groceries. Instacart was sued by some shoppers — and ultimately settled for $4.6 million — in early 2017. It has messed with shoppers’ tips, and earlier this year even withheld some of those tips by accident due to a software “bug.” Instacart CEO…
    - 1 day ago, 19 Sep 18, 2:32am -
  • Chobani CEO Hamdi Ulukaya says he would consider going public — but won’t sell to an industry giant

    Chobani CEO Hamdi Ulukaya says he would consider going public — but won’t sell to an industry giant

    But: “When I read about Elon Musk, I think sometimes maybe not.” Chobani founder and CEO Hamdi Ulukaya is “not against” taking his yogurt company public. But he is decidedly not interested in selling it to a food conglomerate, a popular path for many consumer packaged goods brands.“What happens is all these little brands, these good brands, as they grow, because of the financial structure, 99 percent of them become part of larger organizations,” he said, speaking at our Code C…
    - 1 day ago, 19 Sep 18, 1:37am -

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  • newJio rolls out YouTube for JioPhone, JioPhone 2 after WhatsApp

    Jio rolls out YouTube for JioPhone, JioPhone 2 after WhatsApp

    Jio rolls out YouTube for JioPhone, JioPhone 2 after WhatsApp  India TodayJioPhone users get dicated YouTube App: Here's how to download it  Zee NewsJioPhone gets dedicated YouTube app: How to install from JioStore  GizbotFull coverage
    - 36 mins ago, 20 Sep 18, 12:00pm -
  • newHuawei Freebuds 2 Pro is the Apple AirPods competitor that can be wirelessly charged by Mate 20 Pro

    Huawei Freebuds 2 Pro is the Apple AirPods competitor that can be wirelessly charged by Mate 20 Pro

    Huawei Freebuds 2 Pro is the Apple AirPods competitor that can be wirelessly charged by Mate 20 Pro  BGR IndiaHuawei teases the square-shaped camera setup in the upcoming Mate 20 series  FirstpostHuawei Mate 20 launch: Company could launch AirPods-like wireless earphones as well  The Indian ExpressFull coverage
    - 53 mins ago, 20 Sep 18, 11:43am -
  • newGoogle One expanded storage option to start rolling out for Indian users soon

    Google One expanded storage option to start rolling out for Indian users soon

    Google One expanded storage option to start rolling out for Indian users soon  FirstpostGoogle One cloud subscription service is coming to India  XDA Developers (blog)Full coverage
    - 1 hour ago, 20 Sep 18, 11:23am -
  • newOnePlus 6T Cases on Sale; Suggest Dual Rear Camera Setup, In-Display Fingerprint Sensor

    OnePlus 6T Cases on Sale; Suggest Dual Rear Camera Setup, In-Display Fingerprint Sensor

    OnePlus 6T Cases on Sale; Suggest Dual Rear Camera Setup, In-Display Fingerprint Sensor  NDTVOnePlus wants fans to name its upcoming Smart TV  DigitOnePlus 6T teaser goes live on Amazon, TV ad with Amitabh Bachchan out too  Business StandardOnePlus 6T: Erstes 'offizielles' Bild deutet behutsame Neuerungen an  WinFutureFull coverage
    - 1 hour ago, 20 Sep 18, 11:11am -
  • newSamsung Galaxy A7 (2018) With Triple Camera Setup Launched: Price, Specifications

    Samsung Galaxy A7 (2018) With Triple Camera Setup Launched: Price, Specifications

    Samsung Galaxy A7 (2018) With Triple Camera Setup Launched: Price, Specifications  NDTVSamsung Galaxy A7 (2018) launched with triple rear cameras and 6-inch FHD+ Super AMOLED Infinity display  The Mobile IndianSamsung Galaxy A7 (2018) with 6″ sAMOLED Display & Tripe Rear Cameras Goes Official  PhoneRadarFull coverage
    - 2 hours ago, 20 Sep 18, 11:02am -
  • newNokia 6.1 Plus Flash Sale Today on Flipkart: Price in India, Offers, Specifications

    Nokia 6.1 Plus Flash Sale Today on Flipkart: Price in India, Offers, Specifications

    Nokia 6.1 Plus Flash Sale Today on Flipkart: Price in India, Offers, Specifications  NDTVNokia 5.1 Plus dual-camera set for Flipkart-exclusive release in India  International Business Times, India EditionNokia 5.1 Plus price to be revealed on September 24, will be Flipkart exclusive  The Mobile IndianFull coverage
    - 2 hours ago, 20 Sep 18, 10:47am -
  • new2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class facelift Launch Live Updates: Price, Specifications, Features

    2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class facelift Launch Live Updates: Price, Specifications, Features

    2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class facelift Launch Live Updates: Price, Specifications, Features  NDTVAuto.com2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Facelift Launch Today  ABP LiveLive updates: 2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class facelift India launch  OverdriveFull coverage
    - 2 hours ago, 20 Sep 18, 10:46am -
  • newXiaomi Redmi 6A Review: The new budget king?

    Xiaomi Redmi 6A Review: The new budget king?

    Xiaomi Redmi 6A Review: The new budget king?  BGR IndiaXiaomi Mi A2 Red Edition launched in India, first sale today via Mi.com and Amazon  India TodayAndroid One Xiaomi Mi A2 Red Edition up for grabs on Amazon, Mi e-store  International Business Times, India EditionFull coverage
    - 2 hours ago, 20 Sep 18, 10:40am -
  • newRealme 2 Pro will have waterdrop-style notch and Snapdragon 660 SoC, confirms CEO Madhav Seth

    Realme 2 Pro will have waterdrop-style notch and Snapdragon 660 SoC, confirms CEO Madhav Seth

    Realme 2 Pro will have waterdrop-style notch and Snapdragon 660 SoC, confirms CEO Madhav Seth  BGR IndiaRealme 2 Pro confirmed specifications: Snapdragon 660 SoC, notch-display, and more  GizbotRealme 2 Pro revealed by CEO, also confirms Snapdragon 660 SoC  gizmochina (blog)Full coverage
    - 2 hours ago, 20 Sep 18, 10:37am -
  • newApple Watch Series 4 Review roundup: Initial thoughts claim that it is better than ever

    Apple Watch Series 4 Review roundup: Initial thoughts claim that it is better than ever

    Apple Watch Series 4 Review roundup: Initial thoughts claim that it is better than ever  BGR IndiaApple barely managed to get approval for the ECG feature for Watch Series 4 in time for launch  DigitWhy Australia needs heart health features on the local Apple Watch  The AgeApple Watch Series 4 review: the best gets better  The VergeThe new Apple Watch reviews are in and it seems like a good one  QuartzFull coverage
    - 3 hours ago, 20 Sep 18, 9:50am -

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