Facebook’s Libra code chugs along ignoring regulatory deadlock – TechCrunch

Facebook’s Libra code chugs along ignoring regulatory deadlock – TechCrunch

“5 months and growing strong” the Libra Association announced today in an post about its technical infrastructure that completely…

Three of Apple and Google’s former star chip designers launch NUVIA with $53M in series A funding – TechCrunch

The ONNX format becomes the newest Linux Foundation project – TechCrunch

John Carmack steps down at Oculus – TechCrunch

Adobe announces GA of customer data platform – TechCrunch

Eigen nabs $37M to help banks and others parse huge documents using natural language and ‘small data’ – TechCrunch

John Carmack steps down at Oculus to pursue AI passion project ‘before I get too old’ – TechCrunch

Messaging app Wire confirms $8.2M raise, responds to privacy concerns after moving holding company to the US – TechCrunch

Atlassian expands Jira Service Desk beyond IT teams – TechCrunch

Mirantis acquires Docker Enterprise – TechCrunch

Facebook pilloried over iPhone ‘secret camera access’ bug – TechCrunch

Lawyers hate timekeeping. Ping raises $13M to fix it with AI – TechCrunch

Dutch court orders Facebook to ban celebrity crypto scam ads after another lawsuit – TechCrunch

D2C companies deliver customer delight and simplicity – TechCrunch

Amazon to open its first non-Whole Foods grocery store in 2020 – TechCrunch

Salesforce Ventures invested $300M in Automattic while Salesforce was building a CMS – TechCrunch

Ex-Facebook CPO Chris Cox now advises on climate & campaign tech – TechCrunch

I ran digital ads for a presidential campaign, and Twitter is right to ban them – TechCrunch

Alpaca nabs $6M for stocks API so anyone can build a Robinhood – TechCrunch

Libra’s critics are missing the forest for the trees – TechCrunch

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AWS confirms reports it will challenge JEDI contract award to Microsoft – TechCrunch

AWS confirms reports it will challenge JEDI contract award to Microsoft – TechCrunch

Surely just about everyone was surprised when the Department of Defense named Microsoft as the winner of the decade…

Microsoft announces its xCloud streaming service and a truckload of new games are coming in 2020 – TechCrunch

Apple Research app arrives on iPhone and Apple Watch with three opt-in health studies – TechCrunch

Salesforce announces it’s moving Marketing Cloud to Microsoft Azure – TechCrunch

Meet Apple’s new MacBook Pro – TechCrunch

GitHub launches a mobile app, smarter notifications and improved code search – TechCrunch

HBO’s former CEO said to be in talks with Apple TV+ for an exclusive production deal – TechCrunch

Samsung’s Space Monitor is handsome and minimal — if you have the desk for it – TechCrunch

Pan-African e-tailer Jumia grows 3Q revenue, e-payments, and losses – TechCrunch

Mozilla partners with Intel, Red Hat and Fastly to take WebAssembly beyond the browser – TechCrunch

Smartphone maker Realme is taking India and other emerging markets by storm – TechCrunch

Alibaba’s Singles’ Day sales top $38 billion – TechCrunch

Twitter drafts a deepfake policy that would label and warn, but not always remove, manipulated media – TechCrunch

Apple’s star-studded ‘Morning Show’ gets off to a bumpy-but-promising start – TechCrunch

Photoshop for iPad bombs, Google Play’s new rewards program, iOS bug fixes – TechCrunch

Microsoft uses AI to diagnose cervical cancer faster in India – TechCrunch

A look at the top trends exciting NYC’s consumer VCs – TechCrunch

Corporate, public investments spur interest in Pacific Northwest startups – TechCrunch

How Microsoft is trying to become more innovative – TechCrunch

Former Twitter employees charged with spying – TechCrunch

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Google brings RCS support in its Android Messages app to the US – TechCrunch

Google brings RCS support in its Android Messages app to the US – TechCrunch

Google today announced that it is now rolling out to all of its users in the U.S. support for…

Amazon and Google double down on hands-free recipes to help sell their smart displays – TechCrunch

Motorola’s new Razr gives me hope for the future of foldables

Critical updates to Excel and publicly disclosed exploits make for an urgent November Patch Tuesday

The best travel apps for Android

Windows 10 November 2019 Update: Key enterprise features

Microsoft (finally) delivers service pack-like Windows 10 1909

Google Maps adds a new translation feature that speaks place names out loud – TechCrunch

Patch Tuesday arrives with Access error, 1909 in tow, and a promise of no more ‘optional’ patches this year

5 hidden Windows 10 features you should be using

Google ponders shaming slow websites inside Chrome

Google’s CallJoy phone agent for small businesses gets smarter, more conversational – TechCrunch

The AI stack that’s changing retail personalization – TechCrunch

The case against Grace Hopper Celebration – TechCrunch

No one knows how effective digital therapies are, but a new tool from Elektra Labs aims to change that – TechCrunch

An exorcism at Microsoft | Computerworld

FAQ: Microsoft sharpens Edge | Computerworld

Google Chrome to identify and label slow websites – TechCrunch

Patch Tuesday alert: Make sure Windows Auto Update is temporarily disabled

YouTube redesigns its homepage – TechCrunch

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AWS, Salesforce join forces with Linux Foundation on Cloud Information Model – TechCrunch

AWS, Salesforce join forces with Linux Foundation on Cloud Information Model – TechCrunch

Last year Adobe, SAP and Microsoft came together and formed the Open Data Initiative. Not to be outdone, this week AWS, Salesforce and Genesys in partnership with The Linux Foundation announced the Cloud Information Model.…

Freshworks raises $150M Series H on $3.5B valuation – TechCrunch

Freshworks raises $150M Series H on $3.5B valuation – TechCrunch

Freshworks, a company that makes a variety of business software tools from CRM to help desk software, announced a $150 million Series H investment today from Sequoia Capital, CapitalG (formerly Google Capital) and Accel on…

Facebook says government demands for user data are at a record high – TechCrunch

Facebook says government demands for user data are at a record high – TechCrunch

Facebook’s latest transparency report is out. The social media giant said the number of government demands for user data increased by 16% to 128,617 demands during the first-half of this year compared to the second-half…

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Facebook quietly built “Popular Photos”, an in-app Instagram – TechCrunch

Facebook quietly built “Popular Photos”, an in-app Instagram – TechCrunch

Facebook is copying Instagram while simultaneously invading its acquisition with branding and links back to the mothership. TechCrunch has spotted…

The new AirFly Pro is the perfect travel buddy for your AirPods Pro – TechCrunch

The new AirFly Pro is the perfect travel buddy for your AirPods Pro – TechCrunch

Accessory maker TwelveSouth has a solid lineup of gadgets, many of which fill a niche that their products uniquely address…

Instagram tests hiding Like counts globally – TechCrunch

Instagram tests hiding Like counts globally – TechCrunch

Instagram is making Like counts private for some users everywhere. Instagram tells TechCrunch the hidden Likes test is expanding to…

Disney+ to launch in India, Southeast Asian markets next year – TechCrunch

Disney+ to launch in India, Southeast Asian markets next year – TechCrunch

Disney plans to bring its on-demand video streaming service to India and some Southeast Asian markets as soon as the…

New NASA app puts you in the pilot’s seat of Boeing’s Starliner or SpaceX’s Crew Dragon – TechCrunch

New NASA app puts you in the pilot’s seat of Boeing’s Starliner or SpaceX’s Crew Dragon – TechCrunch

NASA has a new app (or web-based game, if you’re on desktop) that provides a simplified simulation of what it’s…

Yahoo Japan and Line are reportedly going to merge – TechCrunch

Yahoo Japan and Line are reportedly going to merge – TechCrunch

According to Nikkei, messaging app Line and Yahoo Japan are about to merge and form a single tech company. Despite…

Return of the Mack – TechCrunch

Return of the Mack – TechCrunch

In poker, complacency is a quiet killer. It can steal your forward momentum bit by bit, using the warm glow…

Minecraft Earth is live, so get tapping – TechCrunch

Minecraft Earth is live, so get tapping – TechCrunch

Microsoft’s big experiment in real-world augmented reality gaming, Minecraft Earth, is live now for players in North America, the U.K.,…

Instagram Stories launches TikTok clone Reels in Brazil – TechCrunch

Instagram Stories launches TikTok clone Reels in Brazil – TechCrunch

Instagram is launching a video-music remix feature to finally fight back against Chinese social rival TikTok. Instagram Reels lets you…

Facebook’s first experimental apps from its ‘NPE Team’ division focus on students, chat & music – TechCrunch

Facebook’s first experimental apps from its ‘NPE Team’ division focus on students, chat & music – TechCrunch

This July, Facebook announced a new division called NPE Team which would build experimental consumer-facing apps, allowing the company to…

Popular Android phones can be tricked into snooping on their owners – TechCrunch

Popular Android phones can be tricked into snooping on their owners – TechCrunch

Security researchers have found several popular Android phones can be tricked into snooping on their owners by exploiting a weakness…

iOS 13.2.2 fixes bug that kills your background apps prematurely – TechCrunch

iOS 13.2.2 fixes bug that kills your background apps prematurely – TechCrunch

Does it feel like your iPhone is being a little quick to shut down apps running in the background lately?…

T-Mobile sugar-coats Sprint merger with promises of free data — but only if it’s approved – TechCrunch

T-Mobile sugar-coats Sprint merger with promises of free data — but only if it’s approved – TechCrunch

The planned $26 billion merger between T-Mobile and Sprint has been approved by the Justice Department and the FCC, but…

Spotify’s podcasting app Anchor now helps you make trailers – TechCrunch

Spotify’s podcasting app Anchor now helps you make trailers – TechCrunch

Spotify’s simple podcasting suite, Anchor, is today introducing a new feature designed to help creators promote their podcast: trailers. On…

With $6.5M in funding, Aircam offers a fast, easy way to share photos at events – TechCrunch

With $6.5M in funding, Aircam offers a fast, easy way to share photos at events – TechCrunch

Aircam is a new startup that allows anyone to get instant access to pictures taken by professional photographers at weddings,…

Tinder’s interactive video series ‘Swipe Night’ is going international next year – TechCrunch

Tinder’s interactive video series ‘Swipe Night’ is going international next year – TechCrunch

Tinder’s big experiment with interactive content — the recently launched in-app series called Swipe Night — was a success. According to Tinder parent company…

Apple refreshes its privacy site with new technical whitepapers – TechCrunch

Apple refreshes its privacy site with new technical whitepapers – TechCrunch

For the fourth year in a row, Apple has updated its privacy pages. Every year the tech giant’s refreshes the…

FCC approves T-Mobile/Sprint merger despite serious concerns – TechCrunch

FCC approves T-Mobile/Sprint merger despite serious concerns – TechCrunch

The FCC has given its stamp of approval to T-Mobile and Sprint’s proposed merger, saying the deal will “enhance competition”…

AT&T will pay $60 million over fake unlimited data ‘bait and switch scam’ – TechCrunch

AT&T will pay $60 million over fake unlimited data ‘bait and switch scam’ – TechCrunch

AT&T is being punished at last for its shady claims of plans with “unlimited data” but were in reality nothing…

Huawei calls hackers to Munich for secret bug bounty meeting – TechCrunch

Huawei calls hackers to Munich for secret bug bounty meeting – TechCrunch

Chinese tech giant Huawei has asked some of the world’s best phone hackers to a secret meeting in Munich later…

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Yandex is now testing a self-driving sidewalk cargo delivery robot – TechCrunch

Yandex is now testing a self-driving sidewalk cargo delivery robot – TechCrunch

Add another one to the list of companies piloting small wheeled autonomous robots for small package and food delivery: Yandex…

An early look at eFounders’ next batch of enterprise SaaS startups – TechCrunch

An early look at eFounders’ next batch of enterprise SaaS startups – TechCrunch

European startup studio eFounders recently reached a portfolio valuation of $1 billion across 23 companies. And the company doesn’t want…

Solar based ISP startup Tizeti launches 4G LTE network in Nigeria – TechCrunch

Solar based ISP startup Tizeti launches 4G LTE network in Nigeria – TechCrunch

Nigerian internet service provider Tizeti has launched its first 4G LTE network. The Y-Combinator backed startup — that uses solar…

Amazon is planning a $40M robotics hub near Boston – TechCrunch

Amazon is planning a $40M robotics hub near Boston – TechCrunch

Amazon announced a plan today to build a $40 million, 350,000 square foot robotics innovation hub in Westborough, MA. The…

Echo Studio is Amazon’s lower-cost answer to the HomePod – TechCrunch

Echo Studio is Amazon’s lower-cost answer to the HomePod – TechCrunch

Amazon’s kickstarted the smart speaker market with the original Echo, way back in late-2014. Like many of the company’s hardware…

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Saudi Aramco flotation values oil giant at $1.7tn

Saudi Aramco flotation values oil giant at $1.7tn

Image copyright Reuters Saudi Arabia has placed a preliminary valuation on state oil company Aramco of…

Gotabaya Rajapaksa: Sri Lanka’s powerful new president

‘Show no mercy’: leaked documents reveal details of China’s Xinjiang detentions | World news

Hong Kong protesters hurl PETROL BOMBS at volunteers trying to clear roadblocks and shoot ARROWS at police — RT World News

Apple AirPods Pro receive first firmware update

Mike Pence’s Aide Jennifer Williams Says Donald Trump’s Ukraine Phone Call Was Unusual, Inappropriate

Hong Kong protesters shoot arrows, hurl petrol bombs in campus clash

U.S. and South Korea postpone military drills in bid to save North Korea dialogue

Chinese Troops Clean Hong Kong Streets, Prompting Fears

Taiwan president chooses running mate who Chinese paper wanted arrested

Hong Kong police say media officer hit by arrow in standoff with protesters

Son of jailed radicals, reviled by the police union. Now, Chesa Boudin is San Francisco’s top cop | US news

U.S., South Korea postpone military drills to bolster peace effort with North Korea

Military Drone Crashes at Backyard in Russian City

Devastating bushfire conditions to worsen in Australia

Khamenei blames counter-revolution, enemies for ‘sabotage’ in Iran gasoline price protests

China and US had ‘constructive discussions’ about phase-one trade deal

Commentary: Why would anyone ask Google for fashion advice?

Australian Man Accused Of Starting Bushfire To Protect Cannabis Crop

U.S., South Korea postpone military drills to bolster North Korea peace effort

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Brazilian mobile phone insurance technology startup Pitzi is now worth over $100 million – TechCrunch

Brazilian mobile phone insurance technology startup Pitzi is now worth over $100 million – TechCrunch

With roughly one million customers across Brazil and a new round of financing, the mobile phone…

Gradeup raises $7M to expand its online exam preparation platform to smaller Indian cities and towns – TechCrunch

Adobe’s Photoshop Camera is an AI-powered photo editor for your phone – TechCrunch

Adobe launches Photoshop for iPad – TechCrunch

TikTok expands its influence to third-party apps with new developer program – TechCrunch

AI in E-Commerce: Risk or Competitive Advantage?

Mario Kart Tour will test real-time multiplayer in December – TechCrunch

8th Wall’s new Cloud Editor helps customers quickly build mobile AR experiences – TechCrunch

Apple Card users can now finance iPhone purchases for 24 months, interest-free – TechCrunch

Spotify launches a dedicated Kids app for Premium Family subscribers – TechCrunch

Samsung teases a clamshell foldable form factor – TechCrunch

LA-based gaming studio Scopely raises $200M at a $1.7B valuation – TechCrunch

Facebook staff demand Zuckerberg limit lies in politcal ads – TechCrunch

Why Design Thinking Will Save Businesses From Themselves

GameClub offers mobile gaming’s greatest hits for $5 per month – TechCrunch

Here’s what the Pixel 4’s radar chip looks like – TechCrunch

Mobile banking app Current raises $20M Series B, tops half a million users – TechCrunch

Netflix launches $4 mobile-only monthly plan in Malaysia – TechCrunch

OnePlus’ second 5G phone will be a T-Mobile exclusive – TechCrunch

India to spend $6 billion to revive telecom operators BSNL and MTNL – TechCrunch

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Coveo raises $227M at $1B+ valuation for AI-based enterprise search and personalization – TechCrunch

Coveo raises $227M at $1B+ valuation for AI-based enterprise search and personalization – TechCrunch

Search and personalization services continue to be a major area of investment among enterprises, both to…

How Europe overtook the US in championing free markets – TechCrunch

Chronosphere launches with $11M Series A to build scalable, cloud-native monitoring tool – TechCrunch

Workday to acquire online procurement platform Scout RFP for $540M – TechCrunch

CTO.ai’s developer shortcuts eliminate coding busywork – TechCrunch

Ben Horowitz on shocking rules and dramatic object lessons – TechCrunch

Volterra announces $50M investment to manage apps in hybrid environment – TechCrunch

Sumo Logic acquires JASK to fill security operations gap – TechCrunch

Microsoft Teams gets Yammer integration, secure private channels, and more – TechCrunch

Amazon now sells movie tickets in India – TechCrunch

Lightspeed’s Jeremy Liew is on the hunt for always-on media startups – TechCrunch

New Relic snags early stage serverless monitoring startup IOpipe – TechCrunch

How you react when your systems fail may define your business – TechCrunch

Bosun Tijani talks strategy as CEO of Africa’s new largest tech hub – TechCrunch

Facebook shares rise on strong Q3, users up 2% to 2.45B – TechCrunch

Facebook agrees to pay UK data watchdog’s Cambridge Analytica fine but settles without admitting liability – TechCrunch

Yext Answers helps businesses provide better site search – TechCrunch

Amazon Echo Buds review – TechCrunch

Datameer announces $40M investment as it pivots away from Hadoop roots – TechCrunch

Amazon axes $14.99 Amazon Fresh fee, making grocery delivery free for Prime members to boost use – TechCrunch

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Veterans can now use an iPhone to pull up their health records – TechCrunch

Veterans can now use an iPhone to pull up their health records – TechCrunch

Apple has teamed up with Veteran Affairs (VA) to allow those who’ve served our country to…

Twitter suspends accounts affiliated with Hamas and Hezbollah – TechCrunch

An interview with economist Thomas Philippon, author of ‘The Great Reversal’ – TechCrunch

Microsoft Azure gets into agtech with the preview of FarmBeats – TechCrunch

Adobe’s Fresco drawing app is now available on Windows – TechCrunch

Microsoft’s Chromium-based Edge browser gets new privacy features, will be generally available January 15 – TechCrunch

You can now use Azure to manage resources anywhere, including on AWS and Google Cloud – TechCrunch

Microsoft’s Azure Synapse Analytics bridges the gap between data lakes and warehouses – TechCrunch

Microsoft launches managed meeting rooms as a service – TechCrunch

Apple commits $2.5 billion to address California’s housing crisis and homelessness issues – TechCrunch

Adobe is bringing Illustrator to the iPad in 2020 – TechCrunch

Microsoft launches the first public preview of its Fluid Framework for collaborative editing – TechCrunch

Adobe Photoshop arrives on the iPad – TechCrunch

TikTok stumbles in the US and Huawei shipments continue to surge – TechCrunch

Airbnb to ban ‘party houses’ in wake of Halloween shooting that left 5 dead – TechCrunch

Los Angeles-based BuildOps, subcontracting software for real estate, raises $5.8 million – TechCrunch

Apple TV+ now live, with one year free for new iOS, Apple TV and Mac purchases – TechCrunch

Twitter says government demands for user data continue to rise – TechCrunch

Twitter is banning political ads – TechCrunch

Hackers can steal the contents of Horde webmail inboxes with one click – TechCrunch