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May 14, 2019, 12:25 PM

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Mehul Srivastava / Financial Times:
WhatsApp says flaw let attackers install NSO Group surveillance software on iPhones and Android phones since May via the app's call function; flaw now patched  —  A vulnerability in the messaging app WhatsApp has allowed attackers to inject commercial Israeli spyware on to phones, the company and a spyware technology dealer said.
Lauren Thomas / CNBC:
Walmart announces next-day delivery on 200K+ items for orders over $35, first in Phoenix and Las Vegas, and expanding to 75% of the US population by year-end  —  KEY POINTS  — The retailer's rollout of next-day delivery will begin in Phoenix, Las Vegas and Southern California …
Chaim Gartenberg / The Verge:
Lenovo demos a prototype ThinkPad with a folding 13.3" 4:3 2K OLED display, plans to launch a finished device in H1 2020 as part of its ThinkPad X1 brand  —  Hands-on with Lenovo's PC prototype with folding screen  —  Folding phones are already being pitched as the next big wave of tech …
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Cameron Faulkner / The Verge:
Amazon says Alexa Guard, which lets Echo speakers listen for security incidents in homes and send Smart Alerts in case of danger, is now rolling out in the US  —  This free feature turns your smart speaker into a useful security device  —  Amazon's Alexa Guard feature is now rolling out in the US …
Kyle Wiggers / VentureBeat:
OnePlus 7 Pro unveiled with upgraded fast charging, a telephoto lens, a 90Hz edge-to-edge screen, and a retractable camera, launching for $669 in the US  —  If you've shopped for an Android phone within the past six years, chances are you've come across OnePlus.
Paul Sawers / VentureBeat:
Neighborhood social network Nextdoor raises $123M led by Riverwood Capital at a $2.1B valuation, bringing its total raised to $400M+  —  Nextdoor, the social network aimed at local neighborhoods, has raised $123 million in a round of funding led by Riverwood Capital, with participation from Benchmark …
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Benjamin Mayo / 9to5Mac:
VP of Apple Pay debuts a new iPhone NFC feature: tags that trigger Apple Pay purchases when tapped without needing a special app; Bird is a launch partner  —  Apple's VP of Apple Pay Jennifer Bailey today announced a new NFC feature for iPhone: special tags that trigger Apple Pay purchases when tapped …
William Gallagher / AppleInsider:
Adobe is warning users of older versions of Creative Cloud apps to stop using them or face “infringement claims” from 3rd-parties; Adobe is being sued by Dolby  —  Users of older versions of Creative Cloud apps, including Photoshop, Premiere Pro and Lightroom Classic …
Mike Wheatley / SiliconANGLE:
Unravel Data, which makes an app performance management platform for big data stacks, raises $35M Series C led by Point72 Ventures  —  Big-data application performance monitoring firm Unravel Data Systems Inc. today said it has raised $35 million in a round of funding led by Point72 Ventures.
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Kyle Wiggers / VentureBeat:
WekaIO, which develops file systems optimized for AI and technical workloads, raises $31.7M Series C led by HPE, bringing total raised to about $73.7M  —  No matter the domain, data-intensive apps share one requirement in common: a reliable file system that ensures data is available to them on demand.
Catherine Shu / TechCrunch:
Tempo Automation, which provides a turnkey circuit board manufacturing solution, raises $45M Series C led by Point72 Ventures  —  Tempo Automation, a San Francisco-based startup that helps shorten the time from prototype to production for electronics manufacturers, announced today …
Bloomberg:
Uber's CEO, in email to staff Monday, acknowledged the rocky trading debut, noting Facebook and Amazon's initial post-IPO difficulties; stock ends day down 10%+  —  Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi, in an email to staff Monday, acknowledged Uber's rocky trading debut, while at the same time saying …

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