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October 28, 2019, 10:05 AM

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Spotify:
Spotify beats Q3 expectations with premium subscribers rising 31% YoY to 113M, MAUs growing 30% YoY to 248M, on revenue of €1.73B, up 28% YoY  —  NEW YORK—(BUSINESS WIRE)— Spotify Technology S.A. (NYSE:SPOT) today reported financial results for the third fiscal quarter of 2019 ending September 30, 2019.
New York Times:
How NYC, where 1.5M packages are delivered daily, is dealing with worsening congestion, road safety, and pollution, exacerbated by the rise of online commerce  —  The push for convenience is having a stark impact on gridlock, roadway safety and pollution in New York City and urban areas around the world.
Khari Johnson / VentureBeat:
Facebook AI Research says it has created a system that can modify human faces in live video feeds to thwart state-of-the-art facial recognition software  —  Facebook AI Research says it has created a machine learning system for de-identification of individuals in video.
Kyle Wiggers / VentureBeat:
Fairmarkit, a platform that automates enterprise procurement of goods like office or cleaning supplies and services, raises $11M Series A  —  Tail spend — the purchases enterprises make outside their large, ongoing expenses — is a tricky business.  While direct spend is usually well managed …
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Romain Dillet / TechCrunch:
Welcome to the Jungle, which helps track job applications and facilitate onboarding new recruits, raises $22.3M led by Gaia Capital Partners  —  French startup Welcome to the Jungle has raised a new $22.3 million funding round (€20 million).  The startup is both a media company …
Kyle Wiggers / VentureBeat:
Aviatrix, which provides a common set of networking and security services to enterprise clients with one or more public clouds, raises $40M Series C led by CRV  —  Aviatrix, a five-year-old provider of networking and security services for multi-cloud enterprises, today announced …
Annie Musgrove / Tech.eu:
IDnow, which offers AI-based identity verification services for enterprises, raises $40M Series B from Corsair Capital  —  IDnow, German provider of Identity Verification-as-a-Service (IVAAS), has raised a $40 million Series B from Corsair Capital.  —  The Munich-based tech company develops …

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