14 Mar 2020
Bill Gates leaves Microsoft’s board

1. Startup founders are building companies on WhatsApp Companies like shoe brand Portblue, AI e-commerce company Sorabel and Sama, an online recruitment platform for migrant workers, all started life using WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger to communicate with customers, onboard users and raise brand awareness. For many years, WeChat has…

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29 Feb 2020

1. Notivize makes it easier for non-technical teams to optimize app notifications A new startup called Notivize aims to give product teams direct access to one of their most important tools for increasing user engagement — notifications. The company has been testing the product with select customers since last…

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29 Feb 2020

1. Newlab and The Boston Globe team up to launch AI tools startup Applied XLabs Applied XLabs is a new startup building tools that can automate data-gathering for journalists — and eventually, for knowledge workers in other industries. The company is emerging from Brooklyn-based Newlab, with The Boston Globe…

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24 Feb 2020

1. Intuit close to buying personal finance firm Credit Karma for $7B Business and financial software company Intuit Inc. is nearing an agreement to acquire personal finance company Credit Karma Inc. for $7 billion, according to a report from The Wall Street Journal Saturday. The deal is said to…

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22 Feb 2020

1. Microsoft brings Word, Excel, and PowerPoint together in the new unified Office app Microsoft Corp. today launched a new mobile version of its Office 365 productivity suite that brings Word, Excel, and PowerPoint together in a unified interface with several handset-specific features. The unified Office app first made…

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21 Feb 2020

1. Quibi’s streaming service app launches in app stores for pre-order Quibi, the mobile-only streaming service from Jeffrey Katzenberg, is now open for pre-orders. The company declined to fully show off its app only a month ago during demos of its “TurnStyle” technology at the Consumer Electronics Show in…

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14 Feb 2020

1. Tesla plans to raise $2B in the stock offering Tesla Inc made an about-turn on Thursday by announcing plans to raise $2 billion in a stock offering as the electric-car maker taps into an astronomical jump in its share price in the past few months. Chief executive Elon…

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23 Jan 2020

1. Indian bike rental startup Bounce raises $105M Bounce, a Bangalore-based startup that operates over 15,000 electric and gasoline docked bikes in nearly three dozen cities in India, said today it has raised $105 million in a new funding round as it explores sustainable ways to expand within the…

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22 Jan 2020

1. Cruise unveils Origin, an electric driverless vehicle designed for sharing Cruise unveiled Tuesday evening a “production-ready” driverless vehicle called Origin, the product of a multi-year collaboration with parent company GM and investor Honda that is designed for a ride-sharing service. The shuttle-like vehicle — branded with Cruise’s trademark…

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13 Jan 2020

1. Automated reasoning versus machine learning: How AWS provides secure access control without data By embracing diversity, humanity finds greater strength. Our differences mean we can specialize, using our unique talents to excel in the areas to which we are most suited. This is as true for intelligence as…

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