Global shipments of wearable devices reached 72.6M units in Q1, growing 29.7% YoY, with Apple shipping 21.2M units for a 29.3% market share — Global shipments of wearable devices grew 29.7% year over year during the first quarter of 2020 (1Q20) as total device volume reached 72.6 million units according …
Sources: ByteDance looks to shift decision-making and research capabilities out of China, expanding operations in US and increasing global hires — BEIJING/NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - TikTok´s poaching of Disney´s Kevin Mayer to be its CEO was just the most visible part of a broader strategy …
Catalin Cimpanu / ZDNet:
OpenSSH says it will deprecate SHA-1 logins over security concerns, after researchers demonstrated an attack that cost under $50,000 in January 2020 — Breaking a SHA-1-generated SSH authentication key now costs roughly $50,000, putting high-profile remote servers at risk of attacks.
Kyle Wiggers / VentureBeat:
Vesta, which wants to fight payment fraud using AI, raises $125M led by Goldfinch Partners, bringing its total raised to over $145M — Payments solutions provider Vesta today announced that it raised $125 million in capital, bringing its total raised to over $145 million.
Ginny Marvin / Marketing Land:
Google says Discovery ads, which are eligible to serve across YouTube Home and Watch Next feeds, Gmail, and the Discover feed, are now available globally — Discovery campaigns are available to all advertisers globally. — Google introduced two big image-driven ad tests at its Google Marketing Live event last year.
Jennifer Smith / Wall Street Journal:
Platform Science, which provides fleet management telematics software for trucking companies, raises $42M Series B led by Prologis with Daimler participating — Daimler, Platform Science will build software incorporating app-driven technology directly into new big rigs
Rita Liao / TechCrunch:
JD.com and Kuaishou, a Chinese livestreaming platform with 300M+ DAUs, announce partnership, allowing users to directly purchase JD products within Kuaishou app — JD.com, the online retailer that is Alibaba´s long-time nemesis, announced Wednesday a strategic partnership with Kuaishou …
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Apple confirms it has acquired Ontario-based Inductiv, which develops AI to automate identifying and correcting errors in data — - Inductiv engineering team joined iPhone maker in recent weeks — Apple has acquired over a dozen AI-related companies for Siri
Justin Sayles / The Ringer:
Online porn has shifted dramatically during the pandemic, with performers big and small flocking to more intimate services like OnlyFans, ManyVids, and Snapchat — The coronavirus has shuttered the adult entertainment industry, so enterprising performers are turning to platforms like OnlyFans …
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Kentik, which offers an enterprise network intelligence service, raises $23.5M led by Vistara Capital Partners, bringing total raised to $61.7M — Kentik, the company once known as CloudHelix, today announced that it has raised a $23.5 million growth funding round led by Vistara Capital Partners …