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Financial Times:
Israeli ride-hailing service Gett, which anticipates becoming profitable later this year, is planning an IPO on either the London Stock Exchange or in Israel   —  Taxi-hailing company Gett, which anticipates becoming profitable later this year, is planning an initial public offering to cash …
Mar 18, 2019, 10:05 AMIn context
Snigdha Poonam / Financial Times:
A look at the online video market in India, valued at $700M+, where 245M watch YouTube on their phones each month and 300+ content creators have 1M+ subscribers   —  For eight minutes last month, the Swedish video blogger PewDiePie was no longer king of the internet.
Mar 16, 2019, 3:25 PMIn context
Financial Times:
As ride-hailing and p2p lending face govt. scrutiny in China, a number of state-backed startups have entered those sectors increasing the pressure on incumbents   —  Technology start-ups in two of China's hottest sectors are facing a fresh rush of competition as state-backed rivals push into ride-hailing and peer-to-peer lending.
Mar 9, 2019, 1:40 PMIn context
Aliya Ram / Financial Times:
Report: 40% of 2,830 AI startups in Europe do not use AI programs in their products; ~8% of EU startups were AI companies in 2018, up from ~3% in 2015   —  Two-fifths of Europe's artificial intelligence start-ups do not use any AI programs in their products, according to a report that highlights the hype around the technology.
Mar 5, 2019, 7:45 AMIn context
Yuan Yang / Financial Times:
Researcher finds a server exposed online with 364M Chinese chat logs, including identity card numbers, addresses, and social media profiles   —  Hundreds of millions of private chat logs from Chinese users have been left exposed on the internet, a researcher has found, in another worrying case of weak data protection in China.
Mar 4, 2019, 11:55 AMIn context
Clive Cookson / Financial Times:
Research: machine learning techniques today are designed to find patterns and always make a prediction, making a lot of ML-based scientific research unreliable   —  Artificial intelligence is being applied with undue haste to analyse data in some areas of biomedical research …
Feb 17, 2019, 4:25 PMIn context
Financial Times:
Sources: the UK government has concluded that it can mitigate the risk from using Huawei equipment in 5G networks, a setback for the US-led anti-Huawei campaign   —  The British government has concluded that it can mitigate the risk from using Huawei equipment in 5G networks …
Feb 17, 2019, 1:40 PMIn context
Nicholas Megaw / Financial Times:
Sources: SoftBank's Vision Fund to invest $440M in UK online banking startup OakNorth, valuing it at ~$2.8B   —  SoftBank's Vision Fund is set to invest $440m in British banking start-up OakNorth, according to two people close to the deal, in what will be the largest ever European fintech fundraising.
Feb 7, 2019, 10:10 PMIn context
Hannah Murphy / Financial Times:
Snap reports Q4 revenue of $389.8M, up 36% YoY, DAUs of 186M in Q4'18 from 187M in Q4'17 and 186M in Q3'18, as Android design refresh rolls out   —  Snap, the parent of disappearing message app Snapchat, stemmed recent declines in users and beat revenue expectations in its fourth-quarter results …
Feb 5, 2019, 4:22 PMIn context
Madhumita Murgia / Financial Times:
India proposes new rules for apps like TikTok with user generated content and 5M+ users, requires a local office, proactive removal of content, more   —  Bid to make platforms take responsibility for all content posted to their sites  —  The Indian government is targeting the Chinese social media apps …
Feb 4, 2019, 10:50 AMIn context

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