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Penta, the German challenger bank account for SMEs, raises €7M Series A

Penta, the German fintech startup that offers a digital bank account targeting SMEs, has raised €7 million in Series A funding. Backing the company once ...

VC firm SignalFire says it uses a data-centric approach to beat others to key deals and hires, as 55 candidates were placed via its platform in 6 months (Alex Konrad/Forbes)

Alex Konrad / Forbes:VC firm SignalFire says it uses a data-centric approach to beat others to key deals and hires, as 55 candidates were placed ...

Google CEO Sundar Pichai publicly discusses censored Chinese search engine for the first time, says internal tests have been very promising (Nitasha Tiku/Wired)

Nitasha Tiku / Wired:Google CEO Sundar Pichai publicly discusses censored Chinese search engine for the first time, says internal tests have been very promising  —  ...

Survey of 4,581 US adults finds about 66% have heard about social media bots, and most people believe they are used for malicious purposes (Pew Research Center)

Pew Research Center:Survey of 4,581 US adults finds about 66% have heard about social media bots, and most people believe they are used for malicious ...

Microsoft to roll out speech-to-text dictation for Word and OneNote on the web over next few weeks with PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook online adding it in 2019 (Tom Warren/The Verge)

Tom Warren / The Verge:Microsoft to roll out speech-to-text dictation for Word and OneNote on the web over next few weeks with PowerPoint, Excel, and ...

LA-based esports organization Cloud9 raises $50M Series B, following an October 2017 $20M Series A co-led by Founders Fund (Matt Perez/Forbes)

Matt Perez / Forbes:LA-based esports organization Cloud9 raises $50M Series B, following an October 2017 $20M Series A co-led by Founders Fund  —  Founded in ...

Dubai launches its self-driving taxi service

It might not be flying taxis, but self-driving taxis on the road started test runs in Dubai on Sunday. At the annual consumer electronics trade ...

Peugeot says self-driving cars like its e-Legend can be more than sci-fi pods

French car maker Peugeot doesn’t think the future of self-driving cars has to look like sci-fi-inspired pods.  Instead, a design executive said this week he ...

Tesla's been in 'production hell,' but it finally hit 100,000 Model 3s sold — and in record time

Tesla is catching up. The electric car maker has been long struggling to keep up with car orders for its newest electric sedan, the Model ...

Get this electric toothbrush on sale for the massively discounted price of $49.99

When someone tells you to “smile more,” you can do one of two things:  Politely ask them to mind their own business, or scorch their ...

Indian restaurant discovery and food delivery service Zomato raises $210M from Ant Financial, at an estimated ~$2B valuation (The Economic Times)

The Economic Times:Indian restaurant discovery and food delivery service Zomato raises $210M from Ant Financial, at an estimated ~$2B valuation  —  BENGALURU: Alibaba’s payment affiliate ...

A look at the growth of drone journalism and the federal and local regulatory hurdles that drone journalists face (Travis Fox/Columbia Journalism Review)

Travis Fox / Columbia Journalism Review:A look at the growth of drone journalism and the federal and local regulatory hurdles that drone journalists face  —  ...

Sources: Google is in talks with Flipkart, Paytm, others as it aims to debut a shopping tab in India that directs users to ecommerce sites from product searches (The Economic Times)

The Economic Times:Sources: Google is in talks with Flipkart, Paytm, others as it aims to debut a shopping tab in India that directs users to ...

How facial recognition is being used to monitor animals: detecting sickness in salmon, gauging diet of cattle, protecting elephants from poachers, and more (Mack DeGeurin/New York Magazine)

Mack DeGeurin / New York Magazine:How facial recognition is being used to monitor animals: detecting sickness in salmon, gauging diet of cattle, protecting elephants from ...

As India takes a firm stance on data localization and works on a data protection framework, two US senators write to encourage "light touch" regulation (Aditya Kalra/Reuters)

Aditya Kalra / Reuters:As India takes a firm stance on data localization and works on a data protection framework, two US senators write to encourage ...

European authorities to investigate Twitter over GDPR non-compliance

The GDPR is beginning to bare its teeth. Irish authorities are investigating Twitter for not complying with a user request covered by the General Data ...

Separating tech fact from the fiction around Jamal Khashoggi's Apple Watch

Amid the news of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi’s disappearance and likely death in Turkey sits a technological mystery involving an Apple Watch. Thursday, the ...

What does ‘time well spent’ mean for games like ‘Candy Crush?’

If you own a smartphone, chances are you know Candy Crush and maybe even the game’s latest incarnation, Candy Crush Friends Saga. What you may ...

I drove my first all-electric car. It reminded me of my distracting smartphone.

It was eerily quiet. I was driving a Jaguar — my first time in the driver’s seat of any vehicle from the luxury British car ...

Real life vs. online life: For kids, is there a difference?

Welcome to Small Humans, an ongoing series at Mashable that looks at how to take care of – and deal with – the kids in ...

Inside DARPA's neurotechnology research program for healing and enhancement of the human body and mind through neural implants and brain-machine interfaces (Michael Joseph Gross/The Atlantic)

Michael Joseph Gross / The Atlantic:Inside DARPA’s neurotechnology research program for healing and enhancement of the human body and mind through neural implants and brain-machine ...

Ex-Reddit product head Dan McComas talks about how site's focus on a growth at all costs hurt the health of the community and why Reddit won't be able to change (Noah Kulwin/New York Magazine)

Noah Kulwin / New York Magazine:Ex-Reddit product head Dan McComas talks about how site’s focus on a growth at all costs hurt the health of ...

How US got China to scale back cyber espionage in 2015 by publicly charging Chinese hackers, arresting a spy in Canada, and taking a firm stance in negotiations (Garrett M. Graff/Wired)

Garrett M. Graff / Wired:How US got China to scale back cyber espionage in 2015 by publicly charging Chinese hackers, arresting a spy in Canada, ...

Thalmic Labs discontinues its Myo armband that allowed users to control devices like drones and smartphones via hand gestures, teases new product (Paul Sawers/VentureBeat)

Paul Sawers / VentureBeat:Thalmic Labs discontinues its Myo armband that allowed users to control devices like drones and smartphones via hand gestures, teases new product  ...

Google's real-time translations now available on Android phones and all Assistant-optimized headphones, not just Google Pixel Buds (Kellen/Droid Life)

Kellen / Droid Life:Google’s real-time translations now available on Android phones and all Assistant-optimized headphones, not just Google Pixel Buds  —  Google’s Pixel Buds may ...

Google says it won't identify women who reported sexual misconduct on 'Sh*tty Media Men' list

Finally, something good. Google says it doesn’t plan to comply with a proposed subpoena that would ask the tech giant to hand over names, email ...

The rise of renewable energy will change everything

Ad Content from AT&T An electric vehicle cruising down the highway, a solar panel installed on a neighbor’s rooftop, a wind turbine turning in the ...

The fascinating story behind the explosive success of Candy Crush — MashTalk

What does “time well spent” mean for games like Candy Crush? If you own a smartphone, chances are you know Candy Crush and maybe even ...

Amazon is currently offering 55% off Grado's legendary SR60 headphones

Audiophiles and casual listeners everywhere, LISTEN UP. Because we’re kind of flipping out over this deal and we’re sure you will too. When it comes ...

Here's how to tell if your Facebook account was one of the 29 million hacked

Twenty-nine million Facebook users had their accounts accessed by hackers.  This, as it sounds, is very bad. And while the larger ramifications of the breach, ...

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