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March 13, 2020
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Daily Crunch: Stocks plummet after travel ban

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We’ve got a barrage of news related to the COVID-19 pandemic, while Comscore partners with Twitch and the ACLU sues over facial recognition in airports. Here’s your Da....

March 11, 2020
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Edtech startups prepare to become ‘not just a teaching tool but a necessity’

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As Stanford, Princeton, Columbia and others shutter classrooms to limit the coronavirus outbreak, college educators around the country are clambering to move their classes online.&....

March 8, 2020
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Ford is building an all-electric Transit cargo van for the US market

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Ford said it will produce and sell an all-electric version of its popular Ford Transit cargo van for the North American market starting with the 2022 model year as part of the auto....

January 18, 2020
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NextNav raises $120M to deploy its indoor positioning tech to find people in skyscrapers

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NextNav LLC has raised $120 million in equity and debt to commercially deploy an indoor positioning system that can pinpoint a device’s location — including which floo....

October 27, 2019
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Alexa, where are the legal limits on what Amazon can do with my health data?

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The contract between the UK’s National Health Service (NHS) and ecommerce giant Amazon — for a health information licensing partnership involving its Alexa voice AI — has b....

October 2, 2019
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Startup aims to make filtered water an app-driven subscription service in the home

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With so many scandals around the quality of tap water these days, especially in the US, many people are turning to bottled water to drink. But this requires single-use plastics tha....

September 7, 2019
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A huge database of Facebook users’ phone numbers found online

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Hundreds of millions of phone numbers linked to Facebook accounts have been found online. The exposed server contained more than 419 million records over several databases on user....

August 22, 2019
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After data incidents, Instagram expands its bug bounty

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Facebook is expanding its data abuse bug bounty to Instagram . The social media giant, which owns Instagram, first rolled out its data abuse bounty in the wake of the Cambridge Ana....

June 27, 2019
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EU opens formal antitrust probe of Broadcom and seeks interim order

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The European Commission has opened a formal investigation into US chipmaker Broadcom which it suspects of restricting competition via a number of exclusivity practices in markets ....

May 9, 2019
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Kargo is disrupting logistics in Myanmar, one of the world’s most challenging countries

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Founders in Seattle recently bemoaned a lack of capital and support when compared to Silicon Valley — what about those building startups in more remote markets? Kargo, a company ....