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January 14, 2019, 8:05 AM

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Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Researchers: a hacking group made ~$3.7M in Bitcoin since Aug. with Ryuk ransomware, which only targets firms with huge resources and can lay dormant for a year  —  Ryuk lies in wait for as long as a year, then pounces on only the biggest prey.  —  A recently discovered ransomware group …
Lulu Yilun Chen / Bloomberg:
Tencent previews Xiaowei, an AI voice assistant for WeChat that will integrate with Tencent's own services and apps by third parties such as Meituan or Didi  —  - WeChat's assistant can help connect users with mini apps  — WeChat mini programs will focus on monetisation with ads
Alexandria Sage / Reuters:
In-car video analysis tech demoed at CES aims to help carmakers and ride-hailing firms gather data to sell while enhancing safety by observing driver behavior  —  LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - As vehicles get smarter, your car will be keeping eyes on you.  —  This week at CES, the international …
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Kyle Wiggers / VentureBeat:
Indiegogo says Chinese entrepreneurs have raised $150M+ on its platform since 2016, with 35 products raising $1M+  —  Crowdfunding platform Indiegogo, which made its debut at the Sundance Film Festival in 2008, turns 11 this month.  In the intervening years, it's provided the seed capital …
Sarah Schmid Stevenson / Xconomy:
Humatics raises $28M Series A1 for a spatial intelligence platform that lets industrial robots navigate factories and warehouses at a centimeter level precision  —  Humatics, the Waltham, MA-based startup working on microlocation technology for use in robots and autonomous vehicles …
Steve O'Hear / TechCrunch:
London-based Scape Technologies exits stealth, says it has raised $8M seed for its camera-based positioning tech that it says is far more accurate than GPS  —  Scape Technologies, a London-based computer vision startup, is de-cloaking today to announce that it has raised $8 million in seed fund …

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