Catalin Cimpanu / ZDNet:Android Security Bulletin for August 2019 patches QualPwn bugs that could have allowed attackers to compromise devices with Qualcomm chips over a Wi-Fi network — Patches for the QualPwn vulnerabilities have been released earlier today by both Qualcomm and the Android team.
Monica Melton / Forbes:Cybereason, an endpoint detection and response platform, raises $200M Series E led by SoftBank at a $900M valuation — Cybereason, a cloud-based cybersecurity company and Forbes 2019 Next Billion-Dollar Startups honoree announced Tuesday $200 million in new funding.
Laura Bliss / CityLab:Uber and Lyft publish research on ride sharing in six US cities, excluding NYC, finding few vehicle-miles traveled but a heavier impact on traffic in core areas — A new analysis by the ride-hailing giants sheds some light on a long-asked question about their congestion impacts on U.S. cities.
Ben Schoon / 9to5Google:Fossil announces Gen 5, its latest smartwatch running Wear OS, with an updated Snapdragon chipset, 44mm case, and a built-in speaker, available now for $295 — Fossil is the biggest name in Wear OS right now, but the specs on a lot of the company´s offerings have been a bit dissappointing.
Matthew Prince / The Cloudflare Blog:Cloudflare CEO on why the company terminated DDoS protection service for 8chan: the site was “lawless and that lawlessness has caused multiple tragic deaths” — The mass shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio are horrific tragedies. In the case of the El Paso shooting …
Kate Clark / TechCrunch:AI-powered news aggregation app SmartNews raises $28M Series E led by Japan Post Capital, valuing the startup at $1.1B and bringing the total raised to $116M — A $28 million financing has made SmartNews, an AI-powered news aggregation app, a unicorn. — Japan Post Capital has led …
Colin Dixon / nScreenMedia:Parks Associates: 39% of US broadband homes own a streaming media player, up 1% since 2018; Roku and Amazon Fire TV own 39% and 30% of the market, respectively — New research data shows that streaming media player growth is flattening. However, the number of connected TV homes continues to grow strongly, thanks to smart TV.
Sharon Terlep / Wall Street Journal:How companies use AI in customer service: some to serve clients better, and some to find the “breakpoint” at which their service is so bad that a customer quits — Technology lets companies see how badly they can treat consumers, right up until the moment they bolt
Peter Loftus / Wall Street Journal:Diabetics in the US are increasingly using electronic skin patches and smartphones to better manage their disease through continuous glucose tracking — Wearable blood-sugar monitors deliver round-the-clock glucose readings—and relief from the daily grind of finger-stick blood tests
Ben Riley-Smith / Telegraph:Sources: US officials warn the UK that a free trade deal would not happen if digital services tax on companies like Google and Amazon becomes UK law this fall — Donald Trump´s administration is warning Britain that it will not get a free trade deal unless a new tax affecting US tech giants is dropped, The Telegraph can reveal.