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Thomas Brewster / Forbes:
District court judge rules that authorities don't have the right, even with a warrant, to force suspects to unlock devices via biometrics, similar to passwords   —  A California judge has ruled that American cops can't force people to unlock a mobile phone with their face or finger.
Jan 14, 2019, 9:55 PMIn context
Owen Churchill / South China Morning Post:
LinkedIn restores Chinese access to the profile of US-based activist Zhou Fengsuo after blocking it a day earlier, says the profile was blocked in error   —  - Zhou, a student leader during the bloody 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown, says he thinks media attention led to the change
Jan 4, 2019, 10:00 PMIn context
Alex Konrad / Forbes:
Autodesk buys BuildingConnected, which helps builders find and hire qualified contractors for construction projects, for $275M   —  Autodesk's construction software business is getting its second acquisition-fueled jolt of the past few weeks.  The company announced on Thursday …
Dec 20, 2018, 9:45 AMIn context
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Sprout Social, a social media monitoring, marketing, and analytics service with 25,000 business customers, has raised $40.5M Series D at a valuation of ~$800M   —  Sprout Social, a social media monitoring, marketing and analytics service with 25,000 business customers that helps …
Dec 19, 2018, 2:45 PMIn context
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
The Mom Project, a job site for moms returning to work, raises $8M Series A to expand to more cities, says it has 75,000 registered moms and 1,000 companies   —  If you are a mother who has taken a break from full-time employment to raise kids, you may have also experienced the challenge …
Dec 17, 2018, 1:30 PMIn context
Jon Porter / The Verge:
Apple hires another Tesla employee, Andrew Kim, the designer famous for re-imagining Microsoft's brand and who worked on Hololens and Windows 10 UI   —  The hire renews speculation of an Apple-designed car  —  Andrew Kim, the designer who first rose to prominence with a fan-made reimagining …
Dec 17, 2018, 10:30 AMIn context
Kyle Wiggers / VentureBeat:
Datacamp, which offers customizable online data science courses to 3.3M+ users in 190+ countries and business customers like Uber and HSBC, raises $25M Series B   —  Data engineers and researchers are in demand.  According to LinkedIn, as of August 2018 in the U.S., the tech industry …
Dec 17, 2018, 9:50 AMIn context
Thomas Brewster / Forbes:
Test shows that Android phones like LG G7 ThinQ, OnePlus 6, and Samsung Galaxy S9 and Note 8 can be unlocked via facial recognition using 3D-printed head models   —  Facial recognition is cropping up everywhere.  From shopping malls to the workplace, it's likely something is scanning your face every day.
Dec 16, 2018, 7:35 PMIn context
Forbes:
GE to spin out its industrial IoT software business into a separate company with $1.2B in revenue, sell 90% of ServiceMax to Silver Lake for an undisclosed sum   —  By Nigel Fenwick, Vice President, Principal Analyst; Frank Gillett, Vice President, Principal Analyst; Michele Pelino, Principal Analyst; Paul Miller, Senior Analyst
Dec 14, 2018, 4:50 PMIn context
Michael del Castillo / Forbes:
Stablecoin project Basis, backed by Bain Capital, GV, and a16z, confirms it is closing due to regulatory issues and will return the $133M capital raised   —  Not even three Princeton honors students and $133 million could save the Basis cryptocurrency from the scrap bin of SEC rejects.
Dec 13, 2018, 2:53 PMIn context

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