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    Logitech acquires popular game streaming tool Streamlabs for around $89M

    If you’re into live-streaming video games, you’ve probably heard of Streamlabs. They make a popular, free software tool for overlaying content on top of whatever game you’re playing, allowing streamers to pop everything from sponsorship logos to donation alerts on top of their video. Logitech  has acquired the company for roughly $89 million, plus $29 million in bonus payments if the team ...
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    Facebook’s plan for our post-web future

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    Let us connect some dots. Five years ago, Facebook acquired VR pioneers Oculus for $2 billion. This week, it snapped up neural-interface pioneers CTRL-Labs for somewhere north of $500 million, and announced that its own massively multiplayer VR shared universe Horizon will launch early next year. Oculus became (somewhat creepily named) Facebook Reality Labs, headed by Andrew Bosworth, one of the company’s first 15 engineers, who also headed ...
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    Sep

    Africa’s top mobile phone seller Transsion lists in Chinese IPO

    Chinese mobile-phone and device maker Transsion has listed in an IPO on Shanghai’s STAR Market, a Transsion spokesperson confirmed to Us. Headquartered in Shenzhen, Transsion is a top-seller of smartphones in Africa under its Tecno brand. The company has also started to support venture funding of African startups. Transsion issued 80 million A-shares at an opening price of 35.15 yuan (≈ $5.00) to raise 2.8 ...
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    Sep

    Amboss, the knowledge platform for medical professionals, scores €30M Series B

    Amboss, the Berlin-based ‘medtech’ startup that originally offered a learning app for students but has since pivoted to a knowledge platform for medical professionals, has raised €30 million in Series B funding. The round is led by Partech’s growth fund, with Target Global acting as a co-investor. Existing investors, Cherry Ventures, Wellington Partners and Holtzbrinck Digital, also participated. Launched in ...
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    Sep

    Tesla V10.0 car software update adds Smart Summon, Netflix/YouTube, Spotify, karaoke and more

    Tesla is rolling out a new software update that adds a slew of new features to its cars. These include the new “Smart Summon” feature, which will allow cars equipped with the optional $5,000 full-self driving package to automatically drive themselves from a parking spot to collect you in a parking lot. This is one of the most advanced semi-self-driving features that ...
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    Sep

    Worried about a ‘no deal’ brexit? UK startups should check this guide

    UK startups concerned the country is about to leave the European Union  in just a little over a month’s time with nothing agreed to ensure a smooth transition should point their eyes at this guide — put together by startup policy advocacy group, Coadec. While a ‘no deal’ brexit is still not inevitable the chances of it happening have stepped up sharply in recent months ...
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    Sep

    Last year’s Gatwick drone attack involved at least two drones, say police

    A major drone incident at the UK’s second business airport last year continues to baffle police. Last December a series of drone sightings near Gatwick Airport  caused chaos as scores of flights were grounded and thousands of travellers had their holiday plans disrupted. The incident, which took place during a peak travel period ahead of Christmas, led to the airport being closed for 30 ...
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    Sep

    YouTube Music will be preinstalled on Android 10 and new Android 9 devices

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    Here’s one way to play catch up in the competitive streaming music market: preinstall your app on millions of Android handsets. That’s what Google will now be doing with YouTube Music. The company announced today the app will come preinstalled on all new devices launching with Android 10 as well as Android 9, including its own Pixel series of smartphones. The move ...
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    Sep

    The Galaxy Fold is now available for purchase in the US

    This is, surely, the moment some loyal fans have waited for. And understandably so. The Galaxy Fold is, by all measures, an exciting phone. It’s the sort of bold brashness that has helped Samsung set itself apart from the competition. Many of us laughed at the Galaxy Note, too, and yet here we are, with larger phones across the board. ...
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    Sep

    Verizon lights up 5G in (parts of) NYC

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    Verizon this week announced that it’s finally begun to flip the switch on its 5G network in parts of New York City, along with Panama City and Boise. That brings the wireless carrier’s (disclosure: also TechCrunch’s parent) totally number up to 13 cities with a taste of the next ten network. Here in NYC, 5G will touch three of the ...