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Microsoft crosses $1 trillion market cap after impressive Q3 earnings  Windows Central · 3 hours
Microsoft has joined the likes of Apple and Amazon among the first companies to hit a $1 trillion market cap. After beating analyst expectations with its FY19 Q3... more
Airbnb wants to get into streaming media… because why not?  TechCrunch · 7 hours
Airbnb is looking to book a place in the streaming media business. The company best known for its controversial marketplace of on-demand accommodations is now plotting a foray... more
The Brave browser launches ads that reward users for viewing  TechCrunch · 10 hours
With the latest desktop version of the Brave browser, users can now opt-in to the Brave Ads program. Brave is an ad-blocking web browser startup led by Brendan... more
Pinterest employee #1 launches blockchain art market MakersPlace  TechCrunch · 8 hours
Pinterest is a great place to find digital art but a terrible place to sell it. The fact that anything online is infinitely copyable makes it tough for artists to establish a... more
Samsung Plans $116 Billion Investment in Non-Memory Chips to Challenge TSMC, Qualcomm  Gadgets 360 · 14 hours
Samsung plans to invest $116 billion in non-memory chips through 2030, to cut its reliance on the volatile memory chip market and develop chips... more
Don't worry about your motherboard working with a GTX 1080 Ti  Windows Central · 13 hours
Best answer: As long as you have a full-sized PCIe 3.0 x16 slot available then your motherboard will be fine whether it's AMD or Intel. In... more
Godzilla: King of the Monsters Trailer — ‘How Many of These Things Are There?’  Gadgets 360 · 17 hours
It seems Warner Bros. wasn’t done marketing Godzilla: King of the Monsters, as we have another trailer for the epic... more
Twitter Ascribes Quarterly Growth to Fight Against Abuse  Gadgets 360 · 18 hours
Twitter jumped 13 percent on Tuesday after it reported quarterly revenue above estimates, which executives said was the result of weeding out spam and abusive posts and targeting ads better. more
The IPO market is heating up again, but it won’t change how fast companies go public  TechCrunch · 1 day
It’s been an exciting couple of months for startup employees and public market shareholders alike, as... more
Singapore’s SalesWhale raises $5.3M to bring AI to sales and marketing teams  TechCrunch · 1 day
SalesWhale, a Singapore-based startup that uses AI to help marketers and salespeople generate leads, has announced a Series A round worth $5.3 million. The... more
Squarespace makes its first acquisition with Acuity Scheduling  TechCrunch · 1 day
Squarespace is announcing its first acquisition today, a 13-year-old company called Acuity that allows businesses to manage their online appointments. Squarespace CEO Anthony Casalena noted that the company has been expanding beyond... more
eBay beats with revenues of $2.6B and EPS of $0.67 as restructuring takes shape  TechCrunch · 1 day
As eBay continues to work through a restructuring strategy, the e-commerce marketplace and online auction pioneer reported earnings for the... more
How to buy the best grill - CNET  CNET · 1 day
If you're in the market for a new grill this season, here's how to narrow down your options to find the perfect fit. more
How to pitch to a (tech) journalist  TechCrunch · 1 day
Startup growth comes from many places, but one option is through “earned media” — stories and mentions in the press. Earned media is great, because the channel is nominally free, and it can often... more
Twitter profits rise as quarterly ad revenue doubles  CBC · 1 day
The company said net income for the first three months of the year rose on strong ad demand. Daily users... more
'Shady' pro-Brexit adverts 'got one million clicks'  Sky News · 1 day
Controversial pro-Brexit advertisements generated "one million clicks" on Facebook, the Information Commissioner's Office has told a group of MPs. more
Election interference is 'online harm', MPs hear  BBC · 1 day
The UK's information commissioner has strong words on the need for reform of political ads online. more
Blueshift announces $15M Series B to expand AI-fueled cross-channel marketing tool  TechCrunch · 2 days
Blueshift is startup founded by tech industry veterans, who saw first-hand how difficult cross-channel marketing was. They decided to launch a company and build a cross-channel... more
GeForce GTX 1650 now official for just $149, GTX 1660 Ti comes to laptops  Windows Central · 2 days
NVIDIA brings Turing to the sub-$200 segment, and GTX 16 series cards are making their way to over 80 laptop... more
Voiceflow, which allows anyone to make voice apps without coding, raises $3.5 million  TechCrunch · 2 days
The market for voice apps has opened up — Amazon Alexa’s platform alone has over 80,000 skills as of earlier this year... more
Coming to store shelves: cameras that guess your age and sex  ABC NEWS · 2 days
Kroger and Walgreens are testing shelves and coolers with built-in cameras that try to guess your age, gender or mood as a way to show you... more
Updated 2019 Razer Blade Pro is smaller and more powerful  Windows Central · 2 days
Mightier but also smaller than ever, the 17-inch Razer Blade Pro is back for 2019. Just over two years ago, I reviewed the Blade Pro, Razer's 17-inch behemoth... more
Twitter users rise as platform targets trolls  Sky News · 2 days
Twitter shares jumped in pre-market trade after the social media platform reported stronger user growth and progress in its efforts to curb malicious posts. more
Amazon Said to Confirm Closing Its Online Marketplace in China  Gadgets 360 · 2 days
Amazon will withdraw its domestic e-commerce marketplace business in China, effective from July 18, Financial Times cited the company to say. more
Harness hauls in $60M Series B investment on $500M valuation  TechCrunch · 2 days
Series B rounds used to be about establishing a product-market fit, but for some startups the whole process seems to be accelerating. Harness, the startup founded by AppDynamics... more
Douyu, China’s Twitch backed by Tencent, files for a $500M U.S. IPO  TechCrunch · 2 days
Douyu, a Chinese live streaming service focused on video games, has filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission as it prepares to raise... more
India’s ZestMoney raises $20M to grow its digital lending service  TechCrunch · 2 days
Fintech is very much still hot in Asia. ZestMoney, a startup that helps consumers with no credit history get loans to buy online, announced today it has raised... more
AT&T’s 5G E marketing ploy is turning out to be a disaster  THE VERGE · 2 days
AT&T may have just amicably settled a false advertising lawsuit with Sprint over its “5G Evolution” branding, but the company’s apparent marketing strategy here... more
Low-cost streaming TV service Philo announces price increase, now starts at $20/month  9to5Mac · 2 days
Philo, one of the most affordable streaming TV services on the market, announced today that it is slightly increasing its prices. Furthermore, new data... more
Streaming TV service Philo gets a little more expensive  TechCrunch · 2 days
As the internet TV services have matured, their pricing has as well. The majority have raised their price points — some have even done so multiple times. Today, Philo is... more
How to watch Rangers baseball in 2019 without cable - CNET  CNET · 2 days
From streaming Fox Sports Southwest in Dallas-Fort Worth to watching MLB.TV out-of-market, Rangers fans have a Texas-sized range of options for following their club. more
Audioburst raises $10M to build AI-powered infotainment systems for cars, ad solutions  TechCrunch · 2 days
Audioburst, a startup that uses AI technology to extract the best bits from podcasts and talk radio to create new listening experiences, has raised... more
SiriusXM’s new streaming-only ‘Essential’ plan targets smart speaker owners  TechCrunch · 3 days
Last week, Amazon and Google rolled out free music streaming services to cater to the growing base of smart speaker owners. Now, SiriusXM is going after this market, too. The... more
China’s new gaming rules to ban poker, blood and imperial schemes  TechCrunch · 3 days
Lots of news has surfaced from China’s gaming industry in recent weeks as the government hastens to approve a massive backlog of titles in the world’s... more
How to watch Cardinals baseball in 2019 without cable - CNET  CNET · 5 days
From streaming Fox Sports Midwest in St. Louis to watching MLB.TV out-of-market, St. Louis Cardinals fans have many options for following their club this season. more
Weed tech heats up with a new smart vaporizer from Apple, Microsoft alums - CNET  CNET · 5 days
The newest app-enabled vaporizer on the market is the Firefly 2 Plus, and it shows how Silicon Valley... more
Fastly, the content delivery network, files for an IPO  TechCrunch · 5 days
Fastly, the content delivery network that’s raised $219 million in financing from investors (according to Crunchbase), is ready for its close up in the public markets. The eight-year-old company is... more
Equity Shot: Pinterest zooms into the public markets (and yet another tech company files for an IPO)  TechCrunch · 5 days
Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers... more
Leica censored in China for ad that dramatizes the Tiananmen Square protests  THE VERGE · 5 days
German camera maker Leica is facing heat from Chinese censors and nationalistic internet users who are leaving angry comments after it launched an ad... more
How do you hire a great growth marketer?  TechCrunch · 5 days
Editors Note: This article is part of a series that explores the world of growth marketing for founders. If you’ve worked with an amazing growth marketing agency, nominate them to be featured... more
How to watch Braves baseball in 2019 without cable - CNET  CNET · 5 days
From streaming Fox Sports South in Atlanta to watching MLB.TV out-of-market, Atlanta Braves fans have many options to follow their club this season. more
How to watch Brewers baseball in 2019 without cable - CNET  CNET · 5 days
From streaming Fox Sports Wisconsin in Milwaukee to watching MLB.TV out-of-market, Brewers fans who cut the cord still have plenty of options. more
Create, host, and manage a website with this $30 SSDPage bundle  Windows Central · 5 days
It should come as no surprise that having an engaging and powerful website is perhaps the most important element of building a brand or business online.... more
How to declutter your inbox and unsubscribe from unwanted emails  THE VERGE · 6 days
Your email inbox is like a virtual home — after all, that’s where all your first... more
These Surface Studio 2 alternatives are all WAY more affordable  Windows Central · 6 days
Interested in the Surface Studio 2 but can't lay down $3,500 for one? Perhaps you should consider some alternatives built by Microsoft's partners, the best of which we... more
Ancestry pulls slavery-era ad after backlash  ABC NEWS · 5 days
Ancestry.com is apologizing after an ad for the DNA testing company that showed a white man and black woman discussing escaping to the North during the Civil War era drew widespread criticism online more
Apple-Qualcomm-Intel Dance: What It Means for the Future of 5G  Gadgets 360 · 6 days
The market for a critical component in next-generation smartphones is undergoing a dramatic shift at the dawn of the 5G era. more
Vodafone's New Rs. 999 Prepaid Recharge Offers 12GB Data, Unlimited Calls, 1-Year Validity  Gadgets 360 · 6 days
Vodafone’s new recharge is available only in Punjab circle for now, and should be made open market soon. more
Chrome Canary picks up a distraction-free Reader Mode  Windows Central · 6 days
Reader Mode is now live in the Canary build, coming to beta channel soon. Google Chrome is getting a built-in reader mode on the desktop, similar to what you get on Safari,... more
Huawei Makes Second Attempt at Brazil Smartphone Market With P30 Series  Gadgets 360 · 6 days
Huawei is making a second attempt at cracking the Brazilian smartphone market, the fourth-largest in the world, with the launch of two high-end handsets this month. more
Amazon Music’s free ad-supported tier goes live, but only for Alexa users  THE VERGE · 6 days
Amazon has launched a free tier of its music streaming service in the US that is ad-supported and available to use through the company’s... more
Amazon launches ad-supported music service to Echo owners  TechCrunch · 6 days
Amazon today announced the launch of a free, ad-supported music service in the U.S. that will be available to anyone who wants to play free music on their Echo speaker. Until today,... more
YouTube Music is now free with ads on Google Home devices  TechCrunch · 6 days
Following reports that Amazon is preparing to launch a free, streaming music service for Echo owners, Google today announced YouTube Music will be free on its... more
YouTube Music’s free tier now available on Google Home speakers  9to5Google · 6 days
Following Home’s new “Gentle Sleep & Wake” feature yesterday, Google speakers and Smart Displays now support... more
Google Home adds support for YouTube Music’s free ad-supported tier  THE VERGE · 6 days
Google Home smart speakers can now play music from YouTube Music’s free ad-supported tier. Previously, in... more
Google Removes Popular App From Play Store After Reported Large Scale Ad Fraud  Gadgets 360 · 7 days
BuzzFeed News reports that the fraudulent DU Group apps used to draw ad clicks even they weren’t running in the background draining... more
Marketing platform startup Adverity raises $12.4M in round led by Felix Capital  TechCrunch · 7 days
Marketers get a lot of incoming from the data they have to deal with, bound up in hundreds of spreadsheets and reports, making it... more
Lcare Watch Review  Gadgets 360 · 7 days
Lcare Watch is a fitness focused wearable that is priced at Rs 3,495, but is it better than other fitness trackers in the market? We review to find out. more
Nintendo Switch China Distribution by Tencent Gets Approval  Gadgets 360 · 7 days
Nintendo's Switch console has to date not been officially released in the country, home to the world's biggest video-gaming market. more
Qualcomm Gains $30 Billion in Market Value After Apple Settlement  Gadgets 360 · 7 days
Qualcomm added $30 billion to its market value on Wedenesday after it resolved a lengthy legal battle with Apple. more
Amazon China to close local marketplace and place more focus on cross-border  TechCrunch · 7 days
Amazon has finally given up the fight with Chinese online shopping giants to capture the domestic market. On Thursday, the Seattle-based ecommerce company announced... more
Apple Accused of Securities Fraud Over Hiding iPhone Sales Drop in US Lawsuit  Gadgets 360 · 7 days
Apple was accused in a new lawsuit of securities fraud for concealing a slump in demand for iPhones, particularly in China, leading... more
Pinterest valued at £9.7bn as it makes stock market debut  Sky News · 7 days
Pinterest's initial public offering (IPO) has set the company's valuation at $12.7bn (£9.7bn). more
PathAI raises $60 million for its computer vision-based pathogen detection technology  TechCrunch · 1 week
With a clinical version of PathAI‘s computer vision-based pathogen detection service still at least one year from coming to market, the diagnostic technology developer has snagged... more
FCC moves to deny China Mobile's bid to enter the US market - CNET  CNET · 1 week
The United States is concerned that letting the company access US networks could lead to security threats. more
Help TechCrunch find the best startup growth marketing agencies  TechCrunch · 1 week
While billions of people are now online, thousands of companies large and small are using every channel they can to reach them. Companies like Slack, Airbnb, Pinterest, Instagram, and Dropbox... more
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Leica censored in China for ad that dramatizes the Tiananmen Square protests
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