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Alibaba reportedly near finalizing a deal to acquire NetEase’s cross-border e-commerce unit 59m

By Tech Crunch | September 4, 2019

After weeks of media reports, Alibaba may finally be nearing an agreement to acquire NetEase’s cross-border e-commerce unit, Kaola. Chinese tech news website 36kr reports that a deal may be announced as early as this week and is expected to

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Facebook will require political advertisers provide further credentials, or have their ads paused

By Tech Crunch | August 28, 2019

Ahead of the 2020 elections, Facebook today announced it’s tightening requirements for groups buying political ads on the social network. The company last year began requiring advertisers get authorized to run ads about social issues, elections, or politics, which involves advertisers

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Google, Mozilla team up to block Kazakhstan’s browser spying tactics

By Tech Crunch | August 21, 2019

Google and Mozilla have taken the rare step of blocking an untrusted certificate issued by the Kazakhstan government, which critics say it forced its citizens to install as part of an effort to monitor their internet traffic. The two browser

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Huawei pushes back launch of 5G foldable, the Mate X

By Tech Crunch | August 15, 2019

If you were desperately ripping days off of your calendar until you could get your hands on Huawei’s $2,600 5G foldable, the Mate X — which was originally slated to launch next month — it sounds like you’re going to have to wait

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Twitter ‘fesses up to more adtech leaks

By Tech Crunch | August 7, 2019

Twitter  has disclosed more bugs related to how it uses personal data for ad targeting that means it may have shared users data with advertising partners even when a user had expressly told it not to. Back in May the social network disclosed a bug

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GitHub confirms it has blocked developers in Iran, Syria and Crimea

By Tech Crunch | July 29, 2019

The impact of U.S. trade restrictions is trickling down to the developer community. GitHub, the world’s largest host of source code, is preventing users in Iran, Syria, Crimea and potentially other sanctioned nations from accessing portions of the service, chief

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Toyota invests $600 million in Didi, with the two setting up a new joint venture for driver services

By Tech Crunch | July 25, 2019

Didi Chuxing announced today that it has received new investment totaling $600 million from Toyota Motor Corporation. As part of the deal, the two companies will also set up a joint venture with GAC Toyota Motor to provide vehicle-related services

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Meet the robots Toyota is bringing to the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games

By Tech Crunch | July 22, 2019

Meet the robots Tokyo’s 2020 Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games are fast-approaching, and Toyota is playing a key role in on-site mobility and transportation. The Japanese automaker has unveiled five robots it’s also going to be bringing to the games,

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Contract management startup Icertis becomes unicorn with $115M new round

By Tech Crunch | July 18, 2019

Icertis, a Washington-headquartered startup that develops cloud-based software to help large companies manage contracts, has raised $115 million at more than a billion-dollar valuation to become the latest SaaS unicorn as it looks to further expand its footprint across the

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Apple disables Walkie Talkie app due to vulnerability that could allow iPhone eavesdropping

By Tech Crunch | July 11, 2019

Apple has disabled the Apple Watch Walkie Talkie app due to an unspecified vulnerability that could allow a person to listen to another customer’s iPhone without consent, the company told TechCrunch this evening. Apple has apologized for the bug and

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Volkswagen launches WeShare all-electric car sharing service

By Tech Crunch | June 27, 2019

Making good on plans revealed last year to debut an EV-exclusive car sharing service, Volkswagen is actually launching its fleet for customers – debuting WeShare, a new shared service similar to Car2Go or GM’s Maven, but featuring only all-electric vehicles. Initially,

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FedEx lures online sellers with two-day air shipping at ground rates after Amazon contract ends

By Tech Crunch | June 24, 2019

International shipping giant FedEx is showing it’s serious about attracting the ecommerce crowd after a high-profile termination of one of its contracts with Amazon to provide delivery using its express air service in the US. FedEx is now offering the