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Twitter's about to introduce Topics. Here's how the new feature works

Now that we’re all used to seeing tweets from randos we don’t follow in our feeds, Twitter is introducing a new way for you to ...

SpaceX sends another batch of Starlink satellites into space

Elon Musk’s private space company added 60 more satellites Monday to its goal of nearly 45,000 for a global internet network called Starlink. The satellite ...

Investigation is launched on Apple Card for gender bias

The investigation follows a series of tweets by a customer upset over the credit limit given to his wife, as well as the customer service ...

CDC links one substance to vaping-related illness

The illness, EVALI, has currently been linked to vitamin E acetate after patients’ lungs were examined. Read more… More about Tech, Health, Mashable Video, Vaping, ...

NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope successor is huge

The space agency shared a picture of the telescope on Twitter, comparing it to a person on a crane.  Read more… More about Tech, Space, ...

A16Z-backed Shift.org announces veterans hiring pipeline partnership with Better.com

While across much of Asia, November 11th is either “singles day” (a $38 billion Alibaba extravaganza this year) or Pepero Day (named because 11/11 looks ...

OLX Group invests up to $400M in used car marketplace Frontier Car Group at $700M valuation

Frontier Car Group, the Berlin-based startup building used car marketplaces targeting high-growth, emerging markets, has picked up another significant round of funding from a strategic ...

Join Jeremy Johnson from Andela at Disrupt Berlin

Over the past few years, Andela has built a simple yet powerful answer to the talent shortage in Silicon Valley and other overheating tech ecosystems. ...

Investigation: PR firms with GOP ties are using Google's ad platform to collect voter email addresses and push users to sites mimicking reputable news sources (Sam Baker/Engadget)

Sam Baker / Engadget:Investigation: PR firms with GOP ties are using Google’s ad platform to collect voter email addresses and push users to sites mimicking ...

A look at Uber's struggles in Latin America, which has been its worst performing region in the first three quarters of 2019, as Didi makes big inroads in Mexico (Julia Love/Reuters)

Julia Love / Reuters:A look at Uber’s struggles in Latin America, which has been its worst performing region in the first three quarters of 2019, ...

Workato, provider of an app integration and automation platform with customers including Slack and Broadcom, raises $70M Series C led by Redpoint Ventures (Rosalie Chan/Insider)

Rosalie Chan / Insider:Workato, provider of an app integration and automation platform with customers including Slack and Broadcom, raises $70M Series C led by Redpoint ...

UK's Balderton Capital has raised a new $400M fund to back EU tech startups at the Series A stage; the VC had closed a similar Series A fund in 2017 at $375M (Steve O'Hear/TechCrunch)

Steve O’Hear / TechCrunch:UK’s Balderton Capital has raised a new $400M fund to back EU tech startups at the Series A stage; the VC had ...

Review of the redesigned Dell XPS 13 2-in-1: spacious keyboard and trackpad with a 16:10 13.4" display and fast performance, but it is not practical as a tablet (Dan Seifert/The Verge)

Dan Seifert / The Verge:Review of the redesigned Dell XPS 13 2-in-1: spacious keyboard and trackpad with a 16:10 13.4″ display and fast performance, but ...

Alibaba Singles Day kicked off with Taylor Swift and a huge, new sales record

Move over Prime Day, Alibaba’s shopping holiday just set new spending records. Singles Day, the Chinese ecommerce giant’s annual “global shopping festival,” has just begun ...

YouTube says it can delete your account if you’re not 'commercially viable'

YouTube’s new terms of service has some users and content creators very worried that the company could delete their account. In the section titled “Account ...

Apple Card being investigated by regulators for gender bias

Apple’s tech-oriented credit card is at the heart of a new investigation into alleged gender discrimination. New York state regulators have announced an investigation into ...

He redesigned Count Chocula. Now he creates emoji.

In the early 2000s, Pat Giles worked on MTV’s Daria. Then he redesigned Count Chocula. These days, the 52-year-old animation vet works at a New ...

Google Nest Wifi can probably fix your internet problems, but it's not perfect

If you’re reading this, you may agree with me that wifi, in general, kind of sucks. Either that or the homes many of us live ...

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

Voi 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 ...

Germany-based digital payments group Wirecard to acquire Chinese online payments company AllScore Payment Services for €109M (Olaf Storbeck/Financial Times)

Olaf Storbeck / Financial Times:Germany-based digital payments group Wirecard to acquire Chinese online payments company AllScore Payment Services for €109M  —  Wirecard has agreed to ...

Uber's CEO, in an interview covering Saudi funding, called Khashoggi's murder a "mistake" which the Saudis are taking "seriously"; he later expressed regret (Axios)

Axios:Uber’s CEO, in an interview covering Saudi funding, called Khashoggi’s murder a “mistake” which the Saudis are taking “seriously”; he later expressed regret  —  Uber ...

How Jersey City, one of the first municipalities to legalize Airbnb, passed strict short-term rent regulations despite a $4M+ Airbnb-funded opposition campaign (Paris Martineau/Wired)

Paris Martineau / Wired:How Jersey City, one of the first municipalities to legalize Airbnb, passed strict short-term rent regulations despite a $4M+ Airbnb-funded opposition campaign  ...

Voi Technology, a Sweden-based scooter-sharing startup which operates in a 38 cities across 10 European countries, raises $85M Series B (Steve O'Hear/TechCrunch)

Steve O’Hear / TechCrunch:Voi Technology, a Sweden-based scooter-sharing startup which operates in a 38 cities across 10 European countries, raises $85M Series B  —  Voi ...

Inside Huawei's response to the US trade ban, as the Chinese company remains the world's top telecom equipment supplier 180 days after being put on a blacklist (Li Tao/South China Morning Post)

Li Tao / South China Morning Post:Inside Huawei’s response to the US trade ban, as the Chinese company remains the world’s top telecom equipment supplier ...

Startups Weekly: Airbnb’s growing pains

Hello and welcome back to Startups Weekly, a weekend newsletter that dives into the week’s noteworthy startups and venture capital news. Before I jump into ...

Profile of Disney's Kevin Mayer, head of the company's streaming strategy and the Disney+ launch, who managed acquisitions of Pixar, Marvel, Lucasfilm, and Fox (Wall Street Journal)

Wall Street Journal:Profile of Disney’s Kevin Mayer, head of the company’s streaming strategy and the Disney+ launch, who managed acquisitions of Pixar, Marvel, Lucasfilm, and ...

Google Maps rolls out the ability for users to manage and edit their public profiles from within the app via the new "Your profile" tab (Rita El Khoury/Android Police)

Rita El Khoury / Android Police:Google Maps rolls out the ability for users to manage and edit their public profiles from within the app via ...

Tech companies have been failing to deal with child abuse images for years, and they still don't have a common standard for identifying illegal video content (New York Times)

New York Times:Tech companies have been failing to deal with child abuse images for years, and they still don’t have a common standard for identifying ...

Google and Twitter approved anti-vaccination ads, with widely debunked claims, submitted as part of a test; Facebook, Snap, and YouTube rejected the ads (Blake Montgomery/The Daily Beast)

Blake Montgomery / The Daily Beast:Google and Twitter approved anti-vaccination ads, with widely debunked claims, submitted as part of a test; Facebook, Snap, and YouTube ...

NY regulator launches a probe into Goldman Sachs after a viral tweet alleges gender discrimination in the Apple Card's algorithms when determining credit limits (Bloomberg)

Bloomberg:NY regulator launches a probe into Goldman Sachs after a viral tweet alleges gender discrimination in the Apple Card’s algorithms when determining credit limits  —  ...

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