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January 14, 2019, 10:00 AM

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Lily Katz / Android Authority:
USB-C headphones were virtually absent at CES 2019, failing to catch on because of continuing compatibility issues and a lack of quality hardware  —  6.3K  —  In a sea of 3D audio products and true-wireless earbuds, USB Type-C headphones were nowhere in sight at CES 2019.
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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 …
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 …
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 …

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