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Square's new debit card gives merchants instant access to funds, discounts with other sellers

SQUARE'S NEW DEBIT CARD GIVES MERCHANTS INSTANT ACCESS TO FUNDS, DISCOUNTS WITH OTHER SELLERS

Square's new debit card offers merchants instant access to funds, in addition to discounts with other sellers on the Square platform.

Modularity will publish games from modders like Meeple Station

MODULARITY WILL PUBLISH GAMES FROM MODDERS LIKE MEEPLE STATION

Scott Reismanis, founder of ModDB in Melbourne, Australia, has started a new publisher called Modularity that will publish mod games...

 
 
 
Pro.com raises $33 million to match home renovators with general contractors

PRO.COM RAISES $33 MILLION TO MATCH HOME RENOVATORS WITH GENERAL CONTRACTORS

Pro.com, a website that matches home rennovators with general contractors, today announced that it has rescured $33 million in Series...

Facebook and Stanford researchers design a chatbot that learns from its mistakes

FACEBOOK AND STANFORD RESEARCHERS DESIGN A CHATBOT THAT LEARNS FROM ITS MISTAKES

In a new paper, scientists at Facebook AI Research and Stanford describe a chatbot that learns from its mistakes over time.

 
 
 
Alation raises $50 million to index enterprise data

ALATION RAISES $50 MILLION TO INDEX ENTERPRISE DATA

Data catalog provider Alation has raised $50 million in a series C round led by Sapphire Ventures, with a host of previous investors...

Box prepares for Brexit with new U.K. cloud zone

BOX PREPARES FOR BREXIT WITH NEW U.K. CLOUD ZONE

Box has launched a new cloud zone that is based entirely in the U.K., as the Silicon Valley giant gears up for the Brexit bulldozer.

 
 
 
Facebook open-sources Spectrum to make uploading photos more efficient

FACEBOOK OPEN-SOURCES SPECTRUM TO MAKE UPLOADING PHOTOS MORE EFFICIENT

Facebook has officially launched a new open-source image processing library called Spectrum, designed to improve image uploads in Android...

Playtika acquires casual card game developer Supertreat

PLAYTIKA ACQUIRES CASUAL CARD GAME DEVELOPER SUPERTREAT

Social casino game giant Playtika announced it has acquired Supertreat, the Austria-based creator of card games on mobile devices.

 
 
 
Amazon's AWS launches full-managed data backup service

AMAZON'S AWS LAUNCHES FULL-MANAGED DATA BACKUP SERVICE

Amazon Web Services has announced AWS Backup, a service for its customers to back up all their data into a fully-managed, centralized...

From studies to esports, colleges can use video games

FROM STUDIES TO ESPORTS, COLLEGES CAN USE VIDEO GAMES

Games offer significant social, cognitive, and economic benefits. It's up to colleges to up their game and prepare students for this...

 
 
 
Heartland Tech Weekly: These states had promising VC funding increases in 2018

HEARTLAND TECH WEEKLY: THESE STATES HAD PROMISING VC FUNDING INCREASES IN 2018

With the books closed on 2018, its safe to say that startups in these states reached significant funding milestones last year.

The Carlton and Floss dances are no longer in Forza Horizon 4

THE CARLTON AND FLOSS DANCES ARE NO LONGER IN FORZA HORIZON 4

Forza Horizon 4 previously featured two dances that are the subject of a lawsuit against Fortnite creator Epic Games. Now, Playground...

 
 
 
Microsoft's M12 venture fund expands to India, invests in health care data startup Innovaccer

MICROSOFT'S M12 VENTURE FUND EXPANDS TO INDIA, INVESTS IN HEALTH CARE DATA STARTUP INNOVACCER

Microsoft is joining India's burgeoning tech startup space. The company's corporate venture fund M12 has made its first investment...

Ex-Qualcomm CEO Paul Jacobs and ex-Florida governor Jeb Bush join Heal's board

EX-QUALCOMM CEO PAUL JACOBS AND EX-FLORIDA GOVERNOR JEB BUSH JOIN HEAL'S BOARD

Heal, a startup that uses doctors to make house calls, said Paul Jacobs, former CEO of Qualcomm, and ex-Florida Governor Jeb Bush have...

 
 
 
Robomart to roll out driverless grocery store vehicles in Boston area this spring

ROBOMART TO ROLL OUT DRIVERLESS GROCERY STORE VEHICLES IN BOSTON AREA THIS SPRING

Robomart is partnering with Stop & Shop grocery store chain to make deliveries with its driverless grocery store vehicles this spring.

Indian edtech startup Byju's acquires U.S.-based Osmo for $120 million

INDIAN EDTECH STARTUP BYJU'S ACQUIRES U.S.-BASED OSMO FOR $120 MILLION

India's Byju's, which is backed by Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, is acquiring Palo Alto, California startup Osmo.

 
 
 
Inside Sirin Labs' first blockchain smartphone retail store

INSIDE SIRIN LABS' FIRST BLOCKCHAIN SMARTPHONE RETAIL STORE

Sirin Labs has officially launched its much-hyped blockchain smartphone, Finney. The company also opened its first blockchain smartphone...

Unity backs down in dispute with Improbable, schedules Reddit chat

UNITY BACKS DOWN IN DISPUTE WITH IMPROBABLE, SCHEDULES REDDIT CHAT

Unity Technologies backed down on its previous stance in a dispute that erupted last week with SpatialOS platform maker Improbable...

 
 
 
Pew: 74% of users don't know Facebook records their ad preferences

PEW: 74% OF USERS DON'T KNOW FACEBOOK RECORDS THEIR AD PREFERENCES

A new Pew Research survey on ad targeting comes as Facebook has been under increased skepticism about what user information it collects.

App Annie: China drove 40% of mobile app spending and nearly half of all downloads in 2018

APP ANNIE: CHINA DROVE 40% OF MOBILE APP SPENDING AND NEARLY HALF OF ALL DOWNLOADS IN 2018

China accounted for nearly half of all global app downloads, and 40 percent of all consumer spends in apps last year, App Annie says.

 
 
 



Kentucky high school investigates students' alleged mockery of Native...

Kentucky high school investigates students' alleged mockery of Native American at rally

A Catholic high school in northern Kentucky is facing severe backlash after videos went viral showing students allegedly mocking Native Americans at a rally in Washington. Read more ...

Trump offers a 'Dreamers' deal for border-money proposal

Trump offers a 'Dreamers' deal for border-money proposal

Speaking from the White House, Trump said he was offering a "commonsense compromise both parties should embrace." Read more ...

Women's March returns amid shutdown and controversy

Women's March returns amid shutdown and controversy

It's the third year women from around the nation have participated. Read more ...

John Coughlin, Champion U.S. Figure Skater, Found Dead 1 Day After Suspension

John Coughlin, Champion U.S. Figure Skater, Found Dead 1 Day After Suspension

The two-time U.S. pairs champion was being investigated by SafeSport after allegations were made against him. Read more ...

At least 66 people killed, dozens injured in Mexico gasoline pipeline explosion

At least 66 people killed, dozens injured in Mexico gasoline pipeline explosion

Residents who live in the immediate vicinity of the pipeline, which runs from the cities of Tuxpan to Tula, have been evacuated. Read more ...

George W. Bush Calls For End To Shutdown With Pizza Delivery

George W. Bush Calls For End To Shutdown With Pizza Delivery

“It's time for leaders on both sides to put politics aside," the former president said. Read more ...

Trump offers temporary relief for Dreamers in exchange for border wall funding

Trump offers temporary relief for Dreamers in exchange for border wall funding

President Trump repeated calls for a wall at the southern border and outlined measures aimed at reopening the federal government in a Saturday speech. He urged the creation of... Read more ...

Panties, bras tossed from car as suspected shoplifter leads police on 100...

Panties, bras tossed from car as suspected shoplifter leads police on 100 mph chase, police say

Four bras, 14 pairs of panties, two candles and some air freshener refills - all valued at about $445 were taken from the store. Read more ...

Trump Offers Temporary Immigrant Protections For $5.7 Billion In Wall Money

Trump Offers Temporary Immigrant Protections For $5.7 Billion In Wall Money

The partial government shutdown has gone on weeks, and President Trump is offering a way out. But Democrats say the president's offer is a nonstarter and any deal needs to open... Read more ...

France ends 28-match US unbeaten run with 3-1 victory

France ends 28-match US unbeaten run with 3-1 victory

LE HAVRE, France - Kadidiatou Diani scored twice and France ended the U.S. national team's 28-game unbeaten streak with a 3-1 victory Saturday. Read more ...