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[NEWS] Prosper is the latest Silicon Valley company to get dinged by, and settle charges with, the SEC – Loganspace

[NEWS] Prosper is the latest Silicon Valley company to get dinged by, and settle...

Another Silicon Valley company is settling with the SEC: the online lending company Prosper, which the SEC had accused of “miscalculating and materially overstating annualized net returns to retail and other investors.” Prosper has agreed to pay $3 million as part of the settlement, in which it has neither admitted nor denied the agency’s allegations.…
[NEWS] Hacker dumps thousands of sensitive Mexican embassy documents online – Loganspace

[NEWS] Hacker dumps thousands of sensitive Mexican embassy documents online – Loganspace

A hacker stole thousands of documents from Mexico’s embassy in Guatemala and posted them online. The hacker, who goes by the online handle @0x55Taylor, tweeted a link to the data earlier this week. The data is no longer available for download after the cloud host pulled the data offline, but the hacker shared the document…
[NEWS] Alphabet’s Sidewalk Labs is developing visual cues to indicate when their tech is monitoring you – Loganspace

[NEWS] Alphabet’s Sidewalk Labs is developing visual cues to indicate when their tech is...

Alphabet’s subsidiary focused on urban tech development, Sidewalk Labs, is now trying to reinvent signage for smart cities. These signs aren’t to direct the flow of traffic, or to point the way to urban landmarks — they’re designed to let citizens know when they’re being monitored. The proposal is part of a push by the…
[NEWS] Netflix says it’s testing a shuffle feature for when you don’t know what to watch – Loganspace

[NEWS] Netflix says it’s testing a shuffle feature for when you don’t know what...

Netflix is testing a new feature that can help you start streaming when you don’t know what to watch. The company confirmed it’s testing a shuffle mode of sorts, which will allow you to easily click on a popular show to start playing a random episode. The idea with the feature is to offer an…
[NEWS] Reese Witherspoon’s Hello Sunshine is considering book-themed subscription boxes – Loganspace

[NEWS] Reese Witherspoon’s Hello Sunshine is considering book-themed subscription boxes – Loganspace

Reese Witherspoon’s media company Hello Sunshine already has its hands in movies, television, Apple TV+ shows, podcasts, Audible originals, books, and more. Now, it’s weighing an entry into the subscription box business, to further capitalize on its brand and its appeal to women. The subscription boxes under consideration would operate out of Reese’s Book Club…
[NEWS] Sequoia reveals first cohort for its ‘Surge’ accelerator program in India and Southeast Asia – Loganspace

[NEWS] Sequoia reveals first cohort for its ‘Surge’ accelerator program in India and Southeast...

Back in January, Sequoia India announced plans for its first early-stage startup accelerator program in India and Southeast Asia, and today the firm revealed the first cohort of 17 startups. To recap, the program — which is called Surge — gives each startup a $1.5 million check and participation in a four-month program that’s split…
[NEWS] Security flaw in French government messaging app exposed confidential conversations – Loganspace

[NEWS] Security flaw in French government messaging app exposed confidential conversations – Loganspace

The French government just launched its own messaging app called Tchap in order to protect conversations from hackers, private companies and foreign entities. But Elliot Alderson, also known as Baptiste Robert, immediately found a security flaw. He was able to create an account even though the service is supposed to be restricted to government officials.…
[NEWS] Amazon’s one-two punch: How traditional retailers can fight back – Loganspace

[NEWS] Amazon’s one-two punch: How traditional retailers can fight back – Loganspace

Aaron Rinberg Contributor Aaron Rinberg is an associate with Battery Ventures in Herzliya, Israel. Scott Tobin Contributor Scott Tobin is a general partner with Battery Ventures in Herzliya, Israel. If you think physical retail is dead, you couldn’t be more wrong. Despite the explosion in e-commerce, we’re still buying plenty of stuff in offline stores.…
[NEWS] Industrial robotics giant Fanuc is using AI to make automation even more automated – Loganspace

[NEWS] Industrial robotics giant Fanuc is using AI to make automation even more automated...

Industrial automation is already streamlining the manufacturing process, but first those machines must be painstakingly trained by skilled engineers. Industrial robotics giant Fanuc wants to make robots easier to train, therefore making automation more accessible to a wider range of industries, including pharmaceuticals. The company announced a new artificial intelligence-based tool at TechCrunch’s Robotics +…
[NEWS] Index Ventures, Stripe back bookkeeping service Pilot with $40M – Loganspace

[NEWS] Index Ventures, Stripe back bookkeeping service Pilot with $40M – Loganspace

Five years after Dropbox acquired their startup Zulip, Waseem Daher, Jeff Arnold and Jessica McKellar have gained traction for their third business together: Pilot. Pilot helps startups and small businesses manage their back office. Chief executive officer Daher admits it may seem a little boring, but the market opportunity is undeniably huge. To tackle the…

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