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Here are the 'low rates' for Apple's new credit card

On its new Apple Card website, Apple shared more details about its newest payment method: a credit card backed by Goldman Sachs and on the ...

Your iPhone addiction is about to get even more expensive

As Apple spent nearly two hours breathlessly detailing its many new services, I slowly got a sinking feeling in the pit of my stomach. No, ...

How much would you pay for Apple TV+, anyway? Here's what the Mashable staff said.

Many of us have woken up to the reality that all of the “reasonably priced” subscription services we pay for add up to a lot ...

4 burning questions we have about Apple TV+

Oprah, Tim Cook, and plenty of celebs gathered in Cupertino on Monday to reveal the new Apple TV+ streaming service. Some of its biggest titles? ...

Apple TV isn’t taking a shot at Netflix just yet – it’s going after Amazon

Apple announcements are usually a big event, but the first of 2019 was a bit more celebrity-laden than usual.  Jennifer Anniston, Steve Carrell, Reese Witherspoon, ...

McDonald’s is acquiring Dynamic Yield to create a more customized drive-thru

McDonald’s is announcing an agreement to acquire personalization company Dynamic Yield. The announcement does not include a price, but a source with knowledge of the ...

Tell us who designed your startup’s brand

Before people ever use or buy your product, they’ll interact with your brand. What does your company stand for? How is your product different? Branding ...

Social investment platform eToro acquires smart contract startup Firmo

Social investing and trading platform eToro announced that it has acquired Danish smart contract infrastructure provider Firmo for an undisclosed purchase price. Firmo’s platform enables exchanges ...

Lidar startup Ouster raises $60 million in production run-up

Ouster has raised $60 million as the San Francisco-based lidar startup opens a new facility that will have the capacity to assemble and ship several ...

Yunji, a startup that enables social commerce via WeChat, files for $200M US IPO

China’s Pinduoduo was all the rage in 2018 as the e-commerce upstart quickly rose to challenge Alibaba and raised $1.63 billion through a Nasdaq listing. ...

Uber to acquire Middle East rival Careem in a $3.1B deal with $1.7B in convertible notes and $1.4B in cash (Ryan Browne/CNBC)

Ryan Browne / CNBC:Uber to acquire Middle East rival Careem in a $3.1B deal with $1.7B in convertible notes and $1.4B in cash  —  – ...

Cryptocurrency mining equipment maker Bitmain's application for an IPO on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange has now officially expired (Wolfie Zhao/CoinDesk)

Wolfie Zhao / CoinDesk:Cryptocurrency mining equipment maker Bitmain’s application for an IPO on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange has now officially expired  —  Cryptocurrency mining ...

HTC's Vive Focus Plus standalone VR headset, aimed at enterprises, will go on sale for $800 starting April 15 in 25 global markets and will support 19 languages (Dean Takahashi/VentureBeat)

Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:HTC’s Vive Focus Plus standalone VR headset, aimed at enterprises, will go on sale for $800 starting April 15 in 25 global ...

Report: Apple News+ will surface WSJ stories of general interest; subscribers will have access to 3 days worth of business and financial news in WSJ's archives (Chance Miller/9to5Mac)

Chance Miller / 9to5Mac:Report: Apple News+ will surface WSJ stories of general interest; subscribers will have access to 3 days worth of business and financial ...

McDonald's is acquiring Dynamic Yield, which uses machine learning to personalize online shopping such as recommending products; source says deal worth $300M+ (Anthony Ha/TechCrunch)

Anthony Ha / TechCrunch:McDonald’s is acquiring Dynamic Yield, which uses machine learning to personalize online shopping such as recommending products; source says deal worth $300M+  ...

Alibaba acquires Israeli VR startup Infinity Augmented Reality

Infinity Augmented Reality, an Israeli virtual reality startup, has been acquired by Alibaba, the companies announced this weekend. The deal’s terms were not disclosed. Alibaba ...

Xiaomi reports Q4 revenue of ~$6.62B, up 26.5% YoY, as its sales outside of China grow to 40% of its total revenue from 28% last year (Rita Liao/TechCrunch)

Rita Liao / TechCrunch:Xiaomi reports Q4 revenue of ~$6.62B, up 26.5% YoY, as its sales outside of China grow to 40% of its total revenue ...

Transsion, which reportedly makes ~59% of feature phones and ~34% smartphones sold in Africa, files for IPO on China's upcoming Nasdaq-like exchange in Shanghai (South China Morning Post)

South China Morning Post:Transsion, which reportedly makes ~59% of feature phones and ~34% smartphones sold in Africa, files for IPO on China’s upcoming Nasdaq-like exchange ...

WorkBoard, a SaaS platform that helps companies assess their strategic plans, raises $23M Series B led by GGV after it more than tripled total revenue last year (Alex Wilhelm/Crunchbase News)

Alex Wilhelm / Crunchbase News:WorkBoard, a SaaS platform that helps companies assess their strategic plans, raises $23M Series B led by GGV after it more ...

A moderator for the /r/aww, a cute animal subreddit with 19M subscribers, details his processes for identifying and banning bots, trolls, and propagandists (Robert Peck/Wired)

Robert Peck / Wired:A moderator for the /r/aww, a cute animal subreddit with 19M subscribers, details his processes for identifying and banning bots, trolls, and ...

Alibaba acquires Israel-based startup InfinityAR, sources say for $10M+; in 2016, Alibaba invested $15M in the startup at an implied valuation of $80M (Yasmin Yablonko/Globes Online)

Yasmin Yablonko / Globes Online:Alibaba acquires Israel-based startup InfinityAR, sources say for $10M+; in 2016, Alibaba invested $15M in the startup at an implied valuation ...

5 bizarre facts about Elizabeth Holmes 'The Inventor' left out

Here at Mashable, the Elizabeth Holmes obsession could not be stronger.  We’ve read the book, listened to the podcast, watched both of the documentaries — ...

5 cheap online courses that could help you land a job in AI

These days, pundits galore are proselytizing about the Future of Work. Depending on who you ask, the robots may or may not be taking over, ...

Flying taxi startup Blade is helping Silicon Valley CEOs bypass traffic

One year after a $38 million Series B valued on-demand aviation startup Blade at $140 million, the company has begun taxiing the Bay Area’s elite. ...

Startups Weekly: A much-needed unicorn IPO update

As I’m sure everyone reading this knows, female-founded businesses receive just over 2 percent of venture capital on an annual basis. Most of those checks ...

A Redmonk study, combining GitHub and Stack Overflow data, finds TypeScript, Kotlin, and Julia usage is up, while Go, R, Scala, Clojure, Groovy usage is down (Stephen O'Grady/Redmonk)

Stephen O’Grady / Redmonk:A Redmonk study, combining GitHub and Stack Overflow data, finds TypeScript, Kotlin, and Julia usage is up, while Go, R, Scala, Clojure, ...

New York-based Jitjatjo, an on-demand staffing marketplace that matches service and hospitality businesses with temp workers, announces $11M Series A (Kyle Wiggers/VentureBeat)

Kyle Wiggers / VentureBeat:New York-based Jitjatjo, an on-demand staffing marketplace that matches service and hospitality businesses with temp workers, announces $11M Series A  —  It’s ...

Iterable, a startup that helps companies build marketing campaigns, raises $50M Series C to expand cross-channel marketing platform (Ron Miller/TechCrunch)

Ron Miller / TechCrunch:Iterable, a startup that helps companies build marketing campaigns, raises $50M Series C to expand cross-channel marketing platform  —  Iterable, a startup ...

LA to limit scooter companies that don't share GPS data with the city to 30-day permit and 3K scooter fleet, while those that do can have fleets of up to 10.5K (Alfred Ng/CNET)

Alfred Ng / CNET:LA to limit scooter companies that don’t share GPS data with the city to 30-day permit and 3K scooter fleet, while those ...

Alibaba, Tencent, Suning, and several Chinese carmakers have set up a ~$1.5B joint venture to invest in a ride-hailing company focusing on new energy vehicles (Reuters)

Reuters:Alibaba, Tencent, Suning, and several Chinese carmakers have set up a ~$1.5B joint venture to invest in a ride-hailing company focusing on new energy vehicles  ...

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