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  • TikTok announces first data center in Europe
    by Natasha Lomas on August 6, 2020 at 11:24 am

    TikTok, the Chinese video sharing app that’s found itself at the center of a geopolitical power struggle which threatens to put hard limits on its global growth this year, said today it will build its first data center in Europe. The announcement of a TikTok data center in the EU also follows a landmark ruling

  • Uber picks up Autocab to push into places its own app doesn’t go
    by Natasha Lomas on August 6, 2020 at 8:19 am

    Uber has bought UK based Autocab, which sells SaaS to the taxi and private hire vehicle industry, with the aim of expanding the utility of its own platform by linking users who open its app in places where it doesn’t offer trips to local providers who do. No acquisition price has been disclosed and Uber

  • More Chinese phone makers could lose US apps under Trump’s Clean Network
    by Rita Liao on August 6, 2020 at 8:18 am

    Over a third of the world’s smartphone sales come from Chinese vendors Huawei, Xiaomi and Oppo. These manufacturers have thrived not only because they offer value-for-money handsets thanks to China’s supply chains, but they also enjoy a relatively open mobile ecosystem, in which consumers in most countries can freely access the likes of Google, Instagram

  • Infermedica scores $10M Series A for its ‘AI-driven’ diagnosis and triage platform
    by Steve O'Hear on August 6, 2020 at 8:00 am

    Infermedica, the Poland-founded health tech startup that offers an AI-driven platform for preliminary diagnosis and triage, has raised just over $10 million in Series A funding. The round is led by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and digital health fund Heal Capital. Existing investors Karma Ventures, Inovo Venture Partners, and Dreamit Ventures

  • Attorneys general from twenty states call on Facebook to do more to fight discrimination, disinformation and harrassment
    by Jonathan Shieber on August 6, 2020 at 3:08 am

    In an open letter to Facebook’s leadership posted earlier today, the attorneys general from twenty states called on the company to do more to fight intimidation, discrimination, disinformation, harassment and hate speech on the platform. “Although Facebook has made some progress in counteracting the use of its platform to dehumanize and demean, that is just

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