Cleo, the ‘digital assistant’ that replaces your banking apps, picks up $10M Series A led by Balderton

When Cleo, the London-based “digital assistant” that wants to replace your banking apps, quietly entered the U.S., the company couldn’t have expected to be an instant hit. Many better-funded British startups have failed to “break America.” However, just four months later, the fintech upstart counts 350,000 users across the pond — claiming more than 600,000 active users […]

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White House: We’re Going to Cyber Harder

With the launch of a new national cyber strategy, President Donald Trump has authorized the use of “offensive cyber operations” against U.S. adversaries, National Security Adviser John Bolton told reporters on Thursday. The U.S. hopes by deploying offensive measures it can deter cyberattacks targeting critical infrastructure and other systems, Bolton said, by demonstrating to adversaries that […]

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Looks Like Twitch Is Now Blocked in China

Twitch had a rush of popularity in China last month, but now reports indicate that the live streaming video platform is no longer available in the country. Abacas, a Hong Kong-based China tech news site, noticed that Twitch’s website was not accessible in parts of China as of earlier this week, and then found that […]

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This Could Be Google’s First Homegrown Chrome OS Tablet

Thanks to the seemingly endless number of Pixel 3 leaks, we’ve got a pretty good idea of the kind of phones Google will probably launch on October 9.However, info on other product announcements scheduled for Google Day are still a little sparse, which is why these pics that appear to show Google’s new Chrome OS tablet are so interesting. Discovered by About […]

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Scientists Gave MDMA to Octopuses—and What Happened Was Profound

When humans take the drug MDMA, versions of which are known as molly or ecstasy, they commonly feel very happy, extraverted, and particularly interested in physical touch. A group of scientists recently wondered whether this drug might have a similar effect on other species—specifically, octopuses, which are seemingly as different from humans as an animal […]

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How Amazon plans to battle Walmart in India

Walmart recently spent billions to get into online retail in India. Now Amazon is going offline in the hope of gaining millions of new customers in the vast market. The e-commerce giant is buying 49% of More, a popular Indian supermarket chain, according to multiple reports in local media. The remaining 51% will be owned by Indian […]

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Meet Yusaku Maezawa, first SpaceX moon tourist

The first private passenger on a commercial trip around the moon will be Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa   There is now a face and a name for the man who hopes to become the first paying passenger to fly to the moon. The US company, SpaceX, has said Yusaku Maezawa, a Japanese billionaire is its […]

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Equifax fined by ICO over data breach that hit Britons

Credit rating agency Equifax is to be fined £500,000 by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) after it failed to protect the personal data of 15 million Britons. A 2017 cyber-attack exposed information belonging to 146 million people around the world, mostly in the US. The compromised systems were also US-based. But the ICO ruled Equifax’s […]

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Nuclear bunkers are the new real estate craze (If things go nuclear, break the bank for a bunker.)

I am trying really hard to make this nuclear bomb shelter feel like a home. The room is small, just enough to fit a bunk bed, a padded bench, a ladder in the middle and an air filtration system, but not much else, not even a toilet. I’m looking for where I could put books, or […]

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Facebook is setting up a ‘war room’ ahead of Brazil and US elections

The social network also says it removed almost 1.3 billion fake accounts between October and March.   Facebook hopes it won’t be caught off guard when it comes to future elections, like the social network has admitted it was after miscreants abused the platform during the 2016 US presidential election. The company is setting up […]

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