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Meng Jing / South China Morning Post:
Alibaba says fake product listings were down 67% on its platforms in 2018 after deployment of anti-counterfeiting system analyzing sentiment in user comments   —  E-commerce giant reports 67 per cent year-on-year decline in suspected fake product listings on its platforms …
May 17, 2019, 12:45 PMIn context
Dennis Schaal / Skift:
Amazon launches flight bookings in India for a variety of carriers, offers Amazon Prime customers up to 2,000 rupees ($28.50) cash back on bookings   —  A shoe just dropped.  Amazon is stepping into travel again.  It may offer travel products in all sizes once it really gets going.
May 17, 2019, 6:35 AMIn context
Larry Cermak / The Block:
Sources: Coinbase is in advanced talks to acquire the Bitcoin custody provider Xapo for around $50M   —  Regulated U.S.-based cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase is in advanced talks to buy custody provider Xapo for about $50 million to boost its custody business, people familiar with the matter said on Thursday.
May 16, 2019, 2:20 PMIn context
Kaveh Waddell / Axios:
Data from CB Insights shows Apple, Google, Microsoft, Facebook, and Amazon have collectively acquired more than 50 AI companies since 2010   —  Big Tech has snapped up more than 50 AI companies since 2010, carving out another front in the nonstop war among the giants for AI talent, data and ideas.
May 15, 2019, 10:50 PMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
As it ponders Facebook fines, FTC must seek regulation forcing Facebook to make its social graph truly portable, letting users export friend lists to other apps   —  FTC must pave the path to competition  —  Choice for consumers compels fair treatment by corporations.
May 12, 2019, 2:05 PMIn context
Charlie Osborne / ZDNet:
French telecom Orange to acquire Netherlands-based cybersecurity company SecureLink for €515M   —  The deal has been inked for over €500 million.  —  Orange has agreed to acquire SecureLink to tap into the growing enterprise cybersecurity market in Europe.
May 11, 2019, 4:35 PMIn context
Manish Singh / TechCrunch:
A look at the super app trend in India, where companies like Paytm, Ola, and Amazon are increasingly bundling a range of new services into their apps   —  Companies like Paytm and Amazon bundle other services to give users an all-in-one experience  —  Truecaller, an app that helps users screen strangers …
May 11, 2019, 6:05 AMIn context
Eric Newcomer / Bloomberg:
Profile of Garrett Camp, the Uber co-founder who envisioned the idea of private cars for hire with an app and whose stake in Uber is now worth ~$3.7B   —  Garrett Camp envisioned cities full of private cars for hire with an app.  Travis Kalanick took it from there, and they both became wealthy beyond imagination.
May 10, 2019, 10:05 AMIn context
Chris Hughes / New York Times:
Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes says Mark Zuckerberg's influence is staggering and that it is time to break up Facebook   —  The last time I saw Mark Zuckerberg  —  was in the summer of 2017, several months before the Cambridge Analytica scandal broke.  We met at Facebook's Menlo Park …
May 9, 2019, 7:15 AMIn context
Steve O'Hear / TechCrunch:
HeyJobs, which uses machine learning to make high skilled recruitment scalable, raises $12M Series A led by Notion Capital   —  HeyJobs, a three year-old Berlin startup that helps large employers scale recruitment, has raised $12 million in Series A funding.
May 8, 2019, 8:10 AMIn context

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