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Published: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 14:16:25 -0400

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Satellogic raises $27M Series B led by Tencent, with CrunchFund participating, for affordable, high-resolution imaging satellites (Darrell Etherington/TechCrunch)

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 14:15:05 -0400

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(image) Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch:
Satellogic raises $27M Series B led by Tencent, with CrunchFund participating, for affordable, high-resolution imaging satellites  —  Space tech company Satellogic has raised $27 million in a Series B round led by Chinese internet giant Tencent, and with participation by CrunchFund (disclosure …




Google to stop scanning Gmail email content to target ads, will use other user info it has for ad targeting (Mark Bergen/Bloomberg)

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 13:35:07 -0400

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(image) Mark Bergen / Bloomberg:
Google to stop scanning Gmail email content to target ads, will use other user info it has for ad targeting  —  The move is designed to ease concerns of enterprise customers  —  Diane Greene pushes ad change to chase Microsoft in enterprise  —  Google is stopping one of the most controversial …







Algorithmia, a marketplace for algorithms, functions and machine-learning models, raises $10.5M Series A led by Google's new AI fund (Frederic Lardinois/TechCrunch)

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 13:05:08 -0400

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(image) Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Algorithmia, a marketplace for algorithms, functions and machine-learning models, raises $10.5M Series A led by Google's new AI fund  —  About a month ago, word spread that Google had quietly launched a new fund for investing into AI companies.  Now this fund has made its first (or at least its first public) investment.







Instagram is testing "favorites", editable lists allowing users to share posts with a limited group of friends (Casey Newton/The Verge)

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 12:00:30 -0400

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(image) Casey Newton / The Verge:
Instagram is testing “favorites”, editable lists allowing users to share posts with a limited group of friends  —  Reinventing the friends list  —  Instagram has begun testing a way to share posts with a more limited group of friends.  Called favorites, the feature attempts …




A number of female founders allege unwanted sexual advances and harassment by Binary Capital's Justin Caldbeck (Dan Primack/Axios)

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 11:30:05 -0400

(image) Dan Primack / Axios:
A number of female founders allege unwanted sexual advances and harassment by Binary Capital's Justin Caldbeck  —  “What do you know about a VC named Justin Caldbeck?”  —  That was the question a (now former) colleague asked last year, at the end of an unrelated conversation.







Samsung Electronics says its has begun mass production of Exynos i T200, its first processor optimized for Internet of Things devices (Cho Mu-Hyun/ZDNet)

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 09:00:19 -0400

(image) Cho Mu-Hyun / ZDNet:
Samsung Electronics says its has begun mass production of Exynos i T200, its first processor optimized for Internet of Things devices  —  Samsung Electronics has begun production for its first Internet of Things-optimised Exynos processor.  —  Samsung Electronics has launched the Exynos i T200 …







Civic says it has raised $33M in digital currency in a public token sale for its blockchain-based identity verification project (Gertrude Chavez-Dreyfuss/Reuters)

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 02:45:05 -0400

(image) Gertrude Chavez-Dreyfuss / Reuters:
Civic says it has raised $33M in digital currency in a public token sale for its blockchain-based identity verification project  —  U.S. startup Civic has sold $33 million in digital currency tokens for its identity verification project in a public sale, the company's co-founder and Chief Executive Vinny Lingham told Reuters.




Sling TV expands access of its cloud DVR service to iOS and Windows 10 devices, priced at $5 per month for 50 hours of storage (Jeff Baumgartner/Multichannel News)

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 00:00:16 -0400

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(image) Jeff Baumgartner / Multichannel News:
Sling TV expands access of its cloud DVR service to iOS and Windows 10 devices, priced at $5 per month for 50 hours of storage  —  AirTV also receives updates for the Sling TV user interface … Sling TV confirmed that it has expanded access of its Cloud DVR service to iOS devices, the new Dish AirTV Player, and on Windows 10.




Google starts removing "confidential, personal medical records of private people" from search results (Mark Bergen/Bloomberg)

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 23:20:12 -0400

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(image) Mark Bergen / Bloomberg:
Google starts removing “confidential, personal medical records of private people” from search results  —  Google quietly added a new category of information Thursday  —  Health joins financial data, revenge porn as banned subjects  —  Alphabet Inc.'s Google has quietly decided …




Waymo hires ex-Tesla director of hardware engineering, Satish Jeyachandran, to lead its hardware team (Dana Hull/Bloomberg)

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 22:30:05 -0400

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(image) Dana Hull / Bloomberg:
Waymo hires ex-Tesla director of hardware engineering, Satish Jeyachandran, to lead its hardware team  —  Jeyanchandran was Tesla's director of hardware engineering  —  High-profile hire is latest in Silicon Valley talent war  —  Waymo has hired Satish Jeyachandran …