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Vonage brings number programmability to its business service
TechCrunch

Chances are you still mostly think of Vonage as a consumer VOIP player, but in recent years, the company also launched its Vonage Business Cloud (VBC) platform and acquired Nexmo, an API-based communications service that competes directly with many of Twilio’… more…

Nigerian fintech startup OneFi acquires payment company Amplify
TechCrunch

Lagos based online lending startup OneFi is buying Nigerian payment solutions company Amplify for an undisclosed amount. OneFi will take over Amplify’s IP, team, and client network of over 1000 merchants to which Amplify provides payment processing services, … more…

Fifty years of the internet
TechCrunch

Leonard Kleinrock Contributor Share on Twitter Leonard Kleinrock is the Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Computer Science at the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering. When my team of graduate students and I sent the first message over the internet on a warm … more…

General Catalyst just carved out an aggressive new seed-stage program — here’s what to know
TechCrunch

General Catalyst is diving more seriously into the business of funding seed-stage startups. To wit, the venture firm is announcing today that it plans to invest at least $25 million each year in nascent teams that “can’t be too early” for the firm to see, acc… more…

TC Sessions: Mobility, a one-day session event on the future of transportation
TechCrunch

The way people and packages move from Point A to Point B is in the midst of a remarkable transformation driven by technological innovations in AI, robotics, electric battery development, digital platforms and manufacturing. A mobility revolution is in the mak… more…

Here are the 85+ startups that launched today at Y Combinator’s W19 Demo Day 1
TechCrunch

Y Combinator’s incubator classes have gotten huge. With over 200 companies, the Winter 2019 class is by far YC’s largest yet. Meanwhile, the incubator prepares to shift its headquarters from Mountain View to San Francisco. It’s so large, in fact, it’s had to … more…

Democrats push financial inclusion as 2020 election race heats up
Reuters

Boosting access to the U.S. banking system is emerging as a prominent theme as Democrats tap discontent over income inequality ahead of the 2020 presidential election. more…

Hello, Collaboration! How the Future of A.I. Lies With Brand Cross-Pollination
Entrepreneur.com

Alexa, meet Cortana. Cortana, meet Alexa -- and Siri and Google Assistant. Now, PDAs, talk amongst yourselves ... more…

Consumers are growing frustrated with the increasing number of SVOD options (DIS, AAPL, NFLX, AMZN, ROKU)
Business Insider

This is an excerpt from a story delivered exclusively to Business Insider Intelligence Digital Media Briefing subscribers. To receive the full story plus other insights each morning, click here. As the SVOD market continues to expand and fragment, providers a… more…

Financial service consumers are willing to share their personal data for benefits and discounts (ACN)
Business Insider

This is an excerpt from a story delivered exclusively to Business Insider Intelligence Fintech Briefing subscribers. To receive the full story plus other insights each morning, click here. Despite concerns around the privacy of their data, 60% of consumers wo… more…

WarnerMedia will refocus its workforce on streaming (T, NFLX)
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This is an excerpt from a story delivered exclusively to Business Insider Intelligence Digital Media Briefing subscribers. To receive the full story plus other insights each morning, click here. Serious layoffs are expected as AT&T integrates WarnerMedia and … more…

The urgent care industry trends looking to fulfill the demand of a growing segment in the healthcare market
Business Insider

The popularity of urgent care clinic business model has been on the rise as the demand for cheaper alternatives to hospitals grows. The number of urgent care facilities increased from 6,400 in 2014 to 8,100 in 2018, with another 500 to 600 expected to open th… more…

Thousands of Reddit users are trying to delete Google from their lives, but they're finding it impossible because Google is everywhere
Business Insider

Thousands of Reddit users have joined r/deGoogle, a community dedicated to surviving on the internet without Google. The goal is to try and avoid handing any personal information over to Google, and involves avoiding services like Google search, YouTube, Gmai… more…

Ariana Grande is getting into private equity; Citigroup is considering working with pot companies
Business Insider

Dear Readers, Like most of you this week, I was captivated by the college admissions scandal. Some of the details that emerged were stunning: for example, wealthy parents Photoshopping their kids heads to make it appear like they were lightweight crew stars. … more…

A new study shows mHealth apps lack evidence and imperil patient privacy
Business Insider

This is an excerpt from a story delivered exclusively to Business Insider Intelligence Digital Health Briefing subscribers. To receive the full story plus other insights each morning, click here. A recent anaylsis of mobile health (mHealth) apps found their d… more…

Dai is the next big women's performance workwear brand you should know — here's what its clothes look and feel like
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Insider Picks writes about products and services to help you navigate when shopping online. Insider, Inc. receives a commission from our affiliate partners when you buy through our links, but our reporting and recommendations are always independent and object… more…

Pilots who fly for Amazon are underpaid and overworked, and it may doom the e-commerce behemoth's aspirations to edge out FedEx and UPS (AMZN)
Business Insider

Business Insider spoke with 13 pilots who work or have worked for Air Transport Services Group and Atlas Air Worldwide, where they fly or have flown planes for Amazon Air. Those pilots and transportation analysts said the rapid growth of Amazon Air, coupled w… more…

I bought a $69 bidet attachment for my toilet in an effort to be more eco-friendly and hygienic — and now I can't imagine not having one
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Insider Picks writes about products and services to help you navigate when shopping online. Insider Inc. receives a commission from our affiliate partners when you buy through our links, but our reporting and recommendations are always independent and objecti… more…

Manila Water says availability reaches 96 pct of consumers - ABS-CBN News
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Manila Water says availability reaches 96 pct of consumers ABS-CBN News MWSS regulator may face contempt – solon INQUIRER.net Manila Water signs deal to develop new supply source ABS-CBN News Govt eyes new water agencies to solve crisis The Manila Times Water… more…

New York Times CEO warns publishers ahead of Apple news launch - Thomson Reuters Foundation
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New York Times CEO warns publishers ahead of Apple news launch Thomson Reuters Foundation Apple's TV streaming service: Showtime is upon us at last CNET Apple's Streaming Service: What to Expect Engadget Apple March event: what to expect from the TV and news … more…

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