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Segway-Ninebot unveils the semi-autonomous KickScooter T60 that it says can return itself to charging stations, expected to be available in Q1 2020 for ~$1,420 (Reuters)

Segway-Ninebot unveils the semi-autonomous KickScooter T60 that it says can return itself to charging stations, expected to be available in Q1 2020 for ~$1,420 (Reuters)

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Segway-Ninebot unveils the semi-autonomous KickScooter T60 that it says can return itself to charging stations, expected to be available in Q1 2020 for ~$1,420  —  BEIJING/HONG KONG (Reuters) – Segway-Ninebot Group, a Beijing-based electric scooter maker, on Friday unveiled a scooter …

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Gab experienced a huge growth spurt in H1 2019 as SimilarWeb data shows its traffic between January and July grew almost 200% and unique visitors are up 180% (David Gilbert/VICE)

Gab experienced a huge growth spurt in H1 2019 as SimilarWeb data shows its traffic between January and July grew almost 200% and unique visitors are up 180% (David Gilbert/VICE)

David Gilbert / VICE:
Gab experienced a huge growth spurt in H1 2019 as SimilarWeb data shows its traffic between January and July grew almost 200% and unique visitors are up 180%  —  Gab has experienced a huge growth spurt in the first half of 2019, a worrying sign of the spread of hateful ideologies and radicalization online.

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Sources and a leaked pitch deck indicate that Amazon may have offered vendors the ability to bid for an Amazon Choice badge in 2017 (Hilary Milnes/Digiday)

Sources and a leaked pitch deck indicate that Amazon may have offered vendors the ability to bid for an Amazon Choice badge in 2017 (Hilary Milnes/Digiday)

Hilary Milnes / Digiday:
Sources and a leaked pitch deck indicate that Amazon may have offered vendors the ability to bid for an Amazon Choice badge in 2017  —  Amazon has previously offered vendors the ability to “bid” for an Amazon’s Choice badge by lowering prices and spending more money on advertising …

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India-based Twitter-like platform ShareChat, which supports multiple regional languages, raises $100M round led by Twitter, sources say at $600M-$650M valuation (Biswarup Gooptu/The Economic Times)

India-based Twitter-like platform ShareChat, which supports multiple regional languages, raises $100M round led by Twitter, sources say at $600M-$650M valuation (Biswarup Gooptu/The Economic Times)

Biswarup Gooptu / The Economic Times:
India-based Twitter-like platform ShareChat, which supports multiple regional languages, raises $100M round led by Twitter, sources say at $600M-$650M valuation  —  Regional language social networking platform ShareChat has completed a $100 million (about Rs 718 crore) equity financing round led …

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Rimeto raises $10M Series A for its corporate directory that integrates with systems like HR, CRM, and others for richer, easier to search employee profiles (Ron Miller/TechCrunch)

Rimeto raises $10M Series A for its corporate directory that integrates with systems like HR, CRM, and others for richer, easier to search employee profiles (Ron Miller/TechCrunch)

Ron Miller / TechCrunch:
Rimeto raises $10M Series A for its corporate directory that integrates with systems like HR, CRM, and others for richer, easier to search employee profiles  —  The notion of the corporate directory has been around for many years, but in a time of more frequent turnover and shifting responsibilities …

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Twitter’s followable topics may open big new audiences for the company, as well as polarize them; Twitter still thinks its “trending” section can be fixed (Casey Newton/The Interface)

Twitter’s followable topics may open big new audiences for the company, as well as polarize them; Twitter still thinks its “trending” section can be fixed (Casey Newton/The Interface)

Casey Newton / The Interface:
Twitter’s followable topics may open big new audiences for the company, as well as polarize them; Twitter still thinks its “trending” section can be fixed  —  On Wednesday, Twitter invited reporters to its headquarters in San Francisco for an update on improvements to the product.

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JD.com reports Q2 revenue of ~$22B, up 23% YoY, and net income of ~$90.1M, beating analyst expectations of a $6.3M net loss on $20.9B revenue (Daniel Strauss/Business Insider)

JD.com reports Q2 revenue of ~$22B, up 23% YoY, and net income of ~$90.1M, beating analyst expectations of a $6.3M net loss on $20.9B revenue (Daniel Strauss/Business Insider)

Daniel Strauss / Business Insider:
JD.com reports Q2 revenue of ~$22B, up 23% YoY, and net income of ~$90.1M, beating analyst expectations of a $6.3M net loss on $20.9B revenue  —  – Shares of JD.com rose as much as 8% in early trading on Tuesday after the company posted a surprising profit.  Analysts had projected a quarterly loss.

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Sources: Coinbase and Barclays end UK partnership, started in early 2018; Coinbase partners with ClearBank, which may have asked the exchange to drop Zcash (Ian Allison/CoinDesk)

Sources: Coinbase and Barclays end UK partnership, started in early 2018; Coinbase partners with ClearBank, which may have asked the exchange to drop Zcash (Ian Allison/CoinDesk)

Ian Allison / CoinDesk:
Sources: Coinbase and Barclays end UK partnership, started in early 2018; Coinbase partners with ClearBank, which may have asked the exchange to drop Zcash  —  The most prestigious banking relationship in crypto has ended.  —  Barclays, the London-based global bank, is no longer working …

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Polarity, which uses AI to analyze text on employee screens to augment it with context overlays, raises $8.1M Series AA following a $3.5M Series A in 2017 (Lucas Matney/TechCrunch)

Polarity, which uses AI to analyze text on employee screens to augment it with context overlays, raises $8.1M Series AA following a $3.5M Series A in 2017 (Lucas Matney/TechCrunch)

Lucas Matney / TechCrunch:
Polarity, which uses AI to analyze text on employee screens to augment it with context overlays, raises $8.1M Series AA following a $3.5M Series A in 2017  —  Reference docs and spreadsheets seemingly make the world go ’round, but what if employees could just close those tabs for good without losing that knowledge?

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Zhihu, a China-based Q&A platform with 100M+ posts, raises $434M led by Chinese live-streaming platform Kuaishou, with Baidu, Tencent, and others participating (Bloomberg)

Zhihu, a China-based Q&A platform with 100M+ posts, raises $434M led by Chinese live-streaming platform Kuaishou, with Baidu, Tencent, and others participating (Bloomberg)

Bloomberg:
Zhihu, a China-based Q&A platform with 100M+ posts, raises $434M led by Chinese live-streaming platform Kuaishou, with Baidu, Tencent, and others participating  —  – Baidu to add Zhihu’s online Q&A content to its main mobile app  — Deal may help Baidu and Kuaishou compete with Bytedance

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