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Sources: Spotify plans to launch a ~$100 voice-controlled in-car music player with preset buttons that correspond to Spotify playlists later this year   —  Spotify has a new target as it makes a break for independence from devices made by Apple, Google and Amazon: the car dashboard.
Jan 18, 2019, 1:55 PMIn context
Financial Times:
Berlin-based scooter-sharing startup Flash raises €55M Series A led by Target Global, aims to design and build its own vehicles to set it apart from rivals   —  A new scooter-sharing start-up led by the former founder of Delivery Hero has raised €55m in one of Europe's largest ever …
Jan 18, 2019, 8:00 AMIn context
Eva Szalay / Financial Times:
HSBC says it processed over 3M FX transactions worth ~$250B using blockchain tech in 2018 and plans to make its FX Everywhere platform commercially available   —  HSBC is leaning more heavily on blockchain-based tools to handle the fiddly processes behind foreign-exchange trades …
Jan 14, 2019, 5:35 PMIn context
Financial Times:
China's new guidelines for short video apps ban 100 types of inappropriate content, say that platforms should review every piece of content that goes online   —  China's wildly popular short-video apps, such as Tik Tok, will now be held responsible for all “harmful” content posted by users …
Jan 13, 2019, 11:07 AMIn context
Financial Times:
Mondelez sues insurer for refusing to pay $100M claim for NotPetya damages in the first major legal battle over cost recovery from state sponsored cyberattacks   —  Mondelez, the US food company that owns the Oreo and Cadbury brands, is suing its insurance company, Zurich …
Jan 10, 2019, 10:45 PMIn context
Financial Times:
A look at how data brokers identify people and how much personal information they sell as IDC forecasts data vendor sales will triple to $10.1B by 2022   —  There are many personal details that Paul-Olivier Dehaye is willing to share online, but the behaviour of his bladder is not one of them.
Jan 9, 2019, 9:50 AMIn context
Financial Times:
Sources: SoftBank has radically scaled back plans for fresh investment in WeWork, is now planning a $2B investment, down from $16B considered late last year   —  Japan's SoftBank has radically scaled back plans for fresh investment in WeWork, the lossmaking shared-office provider …
Jan 7, 2019, 2:20 PMIn context
Patrick McGee / Financial Times:
HERE Mobility, backed by German car makers, debuts an app called SoMo for planning rides from multiple transport services in 15 cities, including London and LA   —  Here Technologies, the digital mapping service purchased for €2.8bn by German carmakers in 2015, launched a new transportation app …
Jan 7, 2019, 12:50 PMIn context
Shannon Bond / Financial Times:
Inside Uber's US serious incident team where ~130 investigators deal with reports of crashes, physical altercations, sexual misconduct, theft, and stalking   —  There is space for scores of people in a section of Uber's office in downtown Phoenix but on a recent weekday morning only a handful …
Dec 30, 2018, 11:30 PMIn context
Madhumita Murgia / Financial Times:
Privacy International: popular Android apps like TripAdvisor, Kayak, Indeed, MyFitnessPal share data with Facebook without user consent, possibly violating GDPR   —  Some of the most popular apps for Android smartphones, including Skyscanner, TripAdvisor and MyFitnessPal …
Dec 30, 2018, 3:10 PMIn context

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