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Amazon Alexa caught recording a private conversation and sending it to a random contact; Samsung asked to pay $539 million to Apple; and Apple paying Rs … source

Walmart sells 80% of its Brazilian operation to Advent Intl, will record $4.5B loss as a result

Walmart’s ongoing push to cut away unprofitable or slow-growing international operations, to shore up its resources to compete against Amazon at home and in Asia on digital fronts, had another…

Lendix raises $37 million for its lending marketplace

French startup Lendix has raised a new funding round of $37 million (€32 million). With this new influx of cash, the startup has one goal in mind. It wants to…

Apple TV gets Dolby Atmos and streamlined sign-ons for channels and services

Apple TV, still definitely not a hobby, has some new features being added as it grows. Tim Cook mentioned that there are 50 percent more users now than there were…

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Now that Google has officially launched Android Pay, and now that Apple Pay is leading the mobile retail payments market, Amazon wants a piece of the action, … source

Student developers arrive in full force for Apple’s WWDC

As the developer community prepares for Apple to unveil its latest software efforts at the company’s WWDC keynote later this morning, there are a younger subset of student developers feverishly…

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Hosts:Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Iyaz Akhtar and Jason Howell From CES 2012: Microsoft’s hidden announcements, MySpace tries to be relevant, CES gadget … source

The race to build autonomous delivery robots rolls on

It’s been a busy year in delivery robot land. Starship Technologies sounded the starting gun to bring autonomous delivery vehicles to market with a $17.2 million round led by Daimler…

Lendix raises $37 million for its lending marketplace

French startup Lendix has raised a new funding round of $37 million (€32 million). With this new influx of cash, the startup has one goal in mind. It wants to…

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Hosts: Leo Laporte, Kevin Marks and Parmy Olson Google I/O 2014 keynote, U.S. Supreme Court Pulls the Plug on Aereo’s Streaming TV, and more. Download … source

Microsoft promises to keep GitHub independent and open

Microsoft today announced its plans to acquire GitHub for $7.5 billion in stock. Unsurprisingly, that sent a few shock waves through the developer community, which still often eyes Microsoft with…

ING backs FinCompare, the German comparison platform for SME financing

FinCompare, the German fintech startup that offers a comparison platform for SME financing, has closed €10 million in Series A funding. The round is led by ING Ventures, the venture…