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Apple wins $539m in damages from Samsung in patent case

Apple has been awarded $539m (£400m) in damages from Samsung, in the latest round of a bitter patent battle that began seven years over infringements of the former’s patents in devices that are now long gone. . The amount is almost half that which Silicon Valley smartphone giant Apple had been seeking from Samsung for its… Read More »

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Instagram Finally Adds Mute Feature

Finally, Instagram has announced two long-awaited feature: the ability to mute posts and and how much time you spend on the app. Mute will let you hide posts from certain people without unfollowing them. To the offending party, things will look normal, but their annoying photos or Stories will no longer clutter your feed. The… Read More »

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Airbnb Launches Instagram-Like ‘Stories’ Feature

Home-sharing company Airbnb has quietly launched ‘Travel Stories’ on its site and app—which look a hell of a lot like Instagram Stories—for travelers to share their photos and videos from their trip directly. Like Instagram, you’re able to geo-tag where you were in each photo, from restaurants to beaches, to specific Airbnbs. All of the… Read More »

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UberEats bought this SA tech startup

Uber’s food delivery business Uber Eats has acquired South African restaurant technology company owned by venture capital firm Knife Capital orderTalk for an undisclosed amount. OrderTalk provides online ordering software to restaurants that integrates with a restaurant’s point-of-sale system. The startup was founded by Hilton Keats in 1998 on the back of an online ordering software development partnership… Read More »

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Tempow raises $4 million to improve Bluetooth

Tempow, a company that’s developing a new protocol to improve Bluetooth, announced it has raised $4 million in a series A round of funding led by Balderton Capital, with participation from C4 Ventures. Founded out of Paris in 2016, Tempow is seeking to bring one of the key benefits of Wi-Fi-connected speakers to the Bluetooth world…. Read More »

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Lux AI startup Wizata raises €1.5 million

Luxembourg AI startup Wizata has announced €1.5 million in fundraising, including €500,000 from the Digital Tech Fund. Wizata provides AI solutions for the manufacturing and natural resources industries, with emphasis on the field of metal and mining. Established in 2014, it won the 2017 Microsoft Country Partner of the Year Award and was named the… Read More »

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TruStory raises $3 million to vet ICO

Los Angeles-based TruStory, a stealth-mode startup led by Preethi Kasireddy, has raised $3M in a seed funding round to help vet information on cryptocurrency and other areas. It’s a huge and growing opportunity. Though regulators around the world are cracking down on cryptocurrency fraud, the number of ICOs has skyrocketed and the funds raised through… Read More »

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