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Feb 16, 2019
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Feb 18, 2019

Alan raises another $45 million for its health insurance product

Paris-based startup Alan has raised a Series B round of funding of $45 million (€40 million). Index Ventures is once again leading the round, with partners of DST Global also participating. The company had raised a $28 million funding round only ten months ago. Alan is a software-as-a-service start…

By Romain Dillet
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Feb 18, 2019

Razer is closing its game store after less than a year

Razer is one of the dominant brands in gaming when it comes to picking equipment to play, but one of its biggest efforts to own a larger slice of digital spending hasn’t gone according to plan. After less than a year, the company announced that it will close its digital game store at the end …

By Jon Russell
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Feb 18, 2019

China tells teachers to quit assigning homework through WeChat

China’s education authorities are about to take some burden off parents with school-aged children. A proposal posted last week by the Department of Education in China’s eastern province of Zhejiang said teachers should be banned from using WeChat, QQ or other mobile apps to assign homew…

By Rita Liao
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Feb 18, 2019
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Feb 18, 2019
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Feb 18, 2019

Stop saying, "We take your privacy and security seriously"

In my years covering cybersecurity, there’s one variation of the same lie that floats above the rest. “We take your privacy and security seriously.” You might have heard the phrase here and there. It’s a common trope used by companies in the wake of a data breach — eit…

By Zack Whittaker
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Feb 18, 2019

UK parliament calls for antitrust, data abuse probe of Facebook

A final report by a British parliamentary committee which spent months last year investigating online political disinformation makes very uncomfortable reading for Facebook — with the company singled out for “disingenuous” and “bad faith” responses to democratic concer…

By Natasha Lomas
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Feb 17, 2019

What business leaders can learn from Jeff Bezos' leaked texts

Joel Wallenstrom Contributor Joel Wallenstrom is president and chief executive of Wickr, a secure communications company. Before Wickr, Joel co-founded iSEC Partners, one of the world's leading information security research teams, later acquired by NCC Group, and served as Director for Strategic Al…

By Joel Wallenstrom
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Feb 17, 2019

SeaBubbles shows off its 'flying' all-electric boat in Miami

We were promised flying cars but, as it turns out, flying boats were easier to build. SeaBubbles, a “flying” boat startup that uses electric power instead of gas, hit Miami this weekend to show off one of its five prototype boats — or six, if you count an early, windowless white boat th…

By Sarah Perez
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Feb 18, 2019
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Feb 18, 2019
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Feb 18, 2019
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Feb 18, 2019
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Feb 18, 2019
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