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Sources: Lyft expects its IPO to be valued at between $ 20 billion and $ 25 billion and plans to launch its IPO roadshow during the week of March 18

(Reuters) – Lyft Inc. plans to launch the roadshow of its initial public offering in the week of March 18, making it the first US primary market company to enter the stock market, people said on Wednesday. close to the… Continue Reading →

Sources: Bitmain reported a net loss of approximately $ 500 million in the third quarter of 2018; the company had announced earnings of $ 1 billion in the first half of 2018

Mining giant Bitmain lost about $ 500 million in the third quarter of 2018 in a globally bearish market for cryptocurrency, CoinDesk learned. The Beijing-based company recently provided an update of its financial results on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange… Continue Reading →

Behind the scenes of Mithril Capital, Peter Thiel's other fund, managed primarily by Ajay Royan, that sources describe as an investment business in disarray

Seven years ago, Peter Thiel, an associate who spoke well, promised to have launched the "cornerstone" of Thiel's investment empire, naming their new company after the name of a mythical metal of the Lord of the Rings because it was… Continue Reading →

Sources: the Chinese Communist Party's propaganda application Xuexi Qiangguo, which has become the most popular application of the Apple App Store in China, was developed by Alibaba

BEIJING (Reuters) – A highly successful Chinese government propaganda application has been developed by Alibaba, two company members told Reuters at a time when the country's technology companies are under surveillance. global scale for their links with Beijing. The Chinese… Continue Reading →

Sources: SNAP offers $ 40K to $ 50K per episode for the original preview series on Snapchat wants 10-12 episodes of a series, each up to seven minutes

SNAP is willing to pay for original shows, and it's enough to spark the interest of entertainment executives in production for the SNAP vertical video platform. SNAP offers to pay $ 40,000 to companies $ 50,000 per episode for the… Continue Reading →

Sources: Facebook keeps a "watch list" of former employees and users who have uttered threats against the company and sometimes uses its products to track their whereabouts.

In early 2018, a Facebook user launched a public threat on the social network against one of the company's offices in Europe. Facebook detected the threat, extracted the data from the user and determined that it was in the same… Continue Reading →

Apple has signed many publishers on its next information service with a 50% revenue split, sources said, but this distribution likely will not satisfy major newspapers.

Apple says it wants to save journalism. All she wants in return is half of the revenue earned by journalists selling their items through a new Apple subscription service. Cue Internet outrage. The argument of everyone, from my colleague Casey… Continue Reading →

According to sources, Google plans to unveil a cheaper smartphone in 2019 and expects it to be cheaper than the iPhone XR, whose price starts at $ 749.

TAIPEI – Google plans to unveil its first smartphone at a reduced price this year as part of an aggressive push into the hardware business that, he hopes, will draw more users into its ecosystem, have revealed sources. The US… Continue Reading →

Sources: Two teams of federal officials gathered to secure electoral infrastructure and fight foreign influence are significantly reduced

Two teams of federal officials meeting to fight foreign interference in the elections are being drastically reduced, according to three current and former officials of the Department of Homeland Security. And now, these sources fear that the ministry is not… Continue Reading →

Sources: Apple is planning an April or May launch date for its video streaming service, but Netflix will not participate and HBO is not engaged.

Although the exact disagreement between Apple and HBO is not known, media companies are concerned about data sharing and revenue distribution, while Apple is trying to bundle existing services in new ways. For example, the Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday… Continue Reading →

Sources: In the past six months, the Indian antitrust watchdog investigated allegations that Google used Android, a case similar to the one that led to a hefty fine in the EU.

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – The Indian antitrust commission is investigating allegations that Google's Alphabet Inc unit would abuse its Android mobile operating system to block rivals, told Reuters four sources informed . FILE PHOTO: A man stands in front of… Continue Reading →

Sources: The start-up Brigade supported by Sean Parker, who was trying to stimulate the civic debate, separates when she is looking for a buyer, and Pinterest hires about 20 members of her team.

Facebook co-founder Sean Parker has funded Brigade to pull out the vote and stimulate the civic debate, but after five years and little progress, the start-up is separating, many sources confirm for TechCrunch. We learned that Pinterest had recruited about… Continue Reading →

Foot Locker has invested $ 100 million in the GOAT Group, which operates the GOAT line of footwear market; According to some sources, this investment brings the value of the GOAT group to more than 550 million dollars

<div _ngcontent-c14 = "" innerhtml = " Photo credit: Foot Locker The first Foot Locker store opened in 1974 in City of Industry, California. Over the past four decades, the company's mission was to create the world's leading retailer of… Continue Reading →

Sources: Apple has transferred its modem engineering unit to its internal hardware technology group headed by Johny Srouji, senior vice president of Apple hardware technology.

Feb. 7 (Reuters) – Apple Inc. has transferred its modem chip engineering business to its internal hardware technology group, Reuters told two people familiar with the move, saying the company wanted to develop a key component of its iPhones after… Continue Reading →

Spotify buys Gimlet Media, a podcast producer and its network, according to sources at a cost of about $ 230 million, and Anchor, which facilitates the registration and distribution of podcasts by users

Spotify is a streaming music company that also wants to become a podcast company. Spotify not only acquired Gimlet Media, a podcast producer and network, for about $ 230 million – a contract Recode told you about – last week… Continue Reading →

Sources: Reddit Raises Between $ 150 Million And $ 300 Million In A D Series Led By Tencent With A $ 2.7 Billion Upgrading Before Money

Reddit raises between $ 150 million and $ 300 million for the Internet homepage to continue, said several sources at TechCrunch. The next round of the D series would be led by the Chinese tech giant Tencent with a valuation… Continue Reading →

Go-Jek confirms the first closing of its Series F round, according to sources, it has collected about 920 million dollars for a valuation of 9.5 billion dollars; Go-Jek plans to raise $ 2 billion for the round

Go-Jek, the Indonesian company that is attacking Grab in Southeast Asia, has announced the first closing of its F series, as TechCrunch announced last week. The company does not reveal any numbers. Sources told us last week that it had… Continue Reading →

Sources describe in detail the Raven project in the United Arab Emirates, a group of more than 12 former US intelligence agents who help monitor governments, activists and critics, sometimes using NSA tactics

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Two weeks after leaving his position as intelligence analyst for the US National Security Agency in 2014, Lori Stroud was working in the Middle East as a hacker for an Arab monarchy. She had joined Project Raven,… Continue Reading →

Sources: In recent weeks, Amazon has contacted major third-party sellers about a new market it plans to launch in the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia.

The Middle East is a potentially lucrative market for Amazon. Part of the region is full of millionaires and most commercial transactions are in English, which facilitates the growth of US-based sellers. But it also involves unique risks, namely the… Continue Reading →

Internal sources and documents describe how Facebook makes moderators aware of political issues and possible "public relations fires" in different elections.

This article is part of a series of motherboards on moderation strategies of Facebook content. You can read the rest of the cover here. In anticipation of elections, Facebook becomes a battleground. Russian troll farms have flooded the platform with… Continue Reading →

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