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Techmeme 3h
Charleston, SC-based startup Palmetto, which helps consumers calculate potential energy costs and savings by using green tech like solar, raises $29M Series B (FinSMEs)
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Techmeme 4h
Kuo: iPhone shipments could decline by 25-30% if Apple is forced to remove WeChat from worldwide App Store under Trump's EO ( / MacRumors)
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Techmeme 7h
While Facebook claims its size helps it defend the US against Chinese companies like TikTok, history shows TikTok succeeded partly due to FB's corporate goals (Lucas Kunce / Pro Market)
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Techmeme 7h
Sources: Sequoia, which first invested in ByteDance in 2014 and holds a 10%+ stake, has been pressing its White House contacts to help land a deal for TikTok (Wall Street Journal)
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Techmeme 8h
Facebook, Google, and Twitter are making the same mistakes big news outlets made decades ago, trying to placate hyperpartisan critics who are "working the refs" ( / New York Times)
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Techmeme 10h
Expert System, an enterprise NLP vendor founded in 1989, raises $29.4M in post-IPO financing for its AI-powered text extraction and analysis tools ( / VentureBeat)
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Techmeme 13h
Israel-based Silverfort raises $30M Series B for its multi-factor authentication tech that can help enterprises secure their data on premises and in the cloud ( / CTech)
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Techmeme 14h
Sources: Simon Property, the biggest mall owner in the US, and Amazon explored turning stores before occupied by J.C. Penney and Sears into fulfillment centers (Wall Street Journal)
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Techmeme 16h
Apple files a notice of opposition with USPTO against a startup trying to trademark a logo which resembles a pear for its recipe search app called Prepear ( / iPhone in Canada Blog)
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Techmeme 18h
Toronto-based Thriver, formerly known as Platterz, raises $33M Series B to expand beyond a B2B marketplace for corporate meal plans to virtual wellness programs ( / VentureBeat)
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Techmeme 22h
As Zynga buys Istanbul-based Rollic Games for $168M, a look at the rapid growth of hyper-casual mobile games, where publishers may launch a new title every week ( / Financial Times)
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Techmeme Aug 9
iwoca, an online lending startup for SMBs, raises £100M to support SMBs looking for financing via the UK's Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme ()
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Techmeme Aug 8
The language in Trump's EOs on WeChat and TikTok may be vague deliberately, as some argue the uncertainty may dissuade more US companies from operating in China ( / New York Times)
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Techmeme Aug 8
Huawei says that production of its high-end Kirin smartphone chips will stop Sept. 15 and, more broadly, its smartphone production has "no chips and no supply" (Joe Mcdonald / Associated Press)
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Techmeme Aug 8
Twitter says it is testing showing quote tweet counts directly on each tweet to see whether that makes the Retweets with Comments metric "more understandable" ( / The Verge)
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Techmeme Aug 8
US bank regulator fines Capital One $80M over a 2019 hack that compromised personal info of ~106M card customers and applicants between 2005 and early 2019 ( / Wall Street Journal)
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Techmeme Aug 8
Linux Foundation launches Open Source Security Foundation to bring some of the world's most important OSS security initiatives under one umbrella ( / SiliconANGLE)
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Techmeme Aug 8
Rapidly escalating tensions, including WeChat ban, may devastate Apple's business due to its huge exposure on everything, from manufacturing to sales, to China ( / The Verge)
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Techmeme Aug 8
Sources: Twitter had preliminary talks with TikTok about combining with TikTok's US operations, expects it would face less antitrust scrutiny than Microsoft (Wall Street Journal)
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Techmeme Aug 8
Profile of Pinduoduo founder Colin Huang, from his early startup endeavors to creating a $100B+ social commerce giant successfully challenging Alibaba and JD ( / Turner's Blog)
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