China Roundup: facial recognition lawsuit and cashless payments for foreigners

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China Roundup: facial recognition lawsuit and cashless payments for foreignersHello and welcome back to TechCrunch’s China Roundup, a digest of recent events shaping the Chinese tech landscape and what they mean to people in the rest of the world. This week, a lawsuit sparked a debate over the deployment of China’s pervasive facial recognition; meanwhile, […]

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Voi raises another $85M for its European e-scooter service

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Voi raises another $85M for its European e-scooter serviceVoi Technology, the “micro-mobility” startup that operates an e-scooter service in a 38 cities across 10 European countries, has raised an $85 million in Series B funding. Backing the round is a mixture of existing and new investors. They include Balderton Capital, Creandum, Project A, JME Ventures, […]

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The post-exponential era of AI and Moore’s Law

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The post-exponential era of AI and Moore’s LawMy MacBook Pro is three years old, and for the first time in my life, a three-year-old primary computer doesn’t feel like a crisis which must be resolved immediately. True, this is partly because I’m waiting for Apple to fix their keyboard debacle, and partly because I still […]

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Frequency Matters, Nov 8, 2019: Nov Gov’t & Military Electronics issue, 5G/China news & Events

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Frequency Matters, Nov 8, 2019: Nov Gov’t & Military Electronics issue, 5G/China news & EventsMicrowave Journal editors Pat Hindle and Gary Lerude review the technical features in the Nov Gov’t & Military Electronics issue, 5G/China news and EDI CON Online/AOC events.Microwave Journal editors Pat Hindle and Gary Lerude review the technical features in the Nov […]

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Week in Review: Airbnb is just the beginning

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Week in Review: Airbnb is just the beginningHey everyone. Thank you for welcoming me into you inbox yet again. I got some awesome responses to the #DeleteLinkedIn newsletter last week, a few dozen emails (some of them angry) and plenty of tweets. Looking forward to chatting with some of you soon. On that note, I’m […]

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Can America ever rebuild its neighborhoods and communities?

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Can America ever rebuild its neighborhoods and communities?We talk a lot about startup ecosystems around these parts, and for good reason. Strong ecosystems have great reservoirs of talent congregated close together, a culture built around helping one another on ambitious projects, and sufficient risk capital to ensure that interesting projects have the resources to get […]

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Two security researchers earned $60,000 for hacking an Amazon Echo

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Two security researchers earned $60,000 for hacking an Amazon EchoTwo security researchers have been crowned the top hackers in this year’s Pwn2Own hacking contest after developing and testing several high profile exploits, including an attack against an Amazon Echo. Amat Cama and Richard Zhu, who make up Team Fluoroacetate, scored $60,000 in bug bounties for […]

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Original Content podcast: Apple’s star-studded ‘Morning Show’ gets off to a bumpy-but-promising start

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Original Content podcast: Apple’s star-studded ‘Morning Show’ gets off to a bumpy-but-promising startWe weren’t sure what to expect from the launch of Apple’s new subscription streaming service. There were reports that the company was committed to staying family friendly, rather than exploring the adult content and creative liberties that both premium cable and streaming can […]

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Watch MIT’s ‘mini cheetah’ robots frolic, fall, flip – and play soccer together

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Watch MIT’s ‘mini cheetah’ robots frolic, fall, flip – and play soccer together MIT’s Biomimetics Robotics department took a whole herd of its new ‘mini cheetah’ robots out for a group demonstration on campus recently – and the result is an adorable, impressive display of the current state of robotic technology in action. The school’s […]

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