facial recognition lawsuit and cashless payments for foreigners – TechCrunch

Hello and welcome back to TechCrunch’s China Roundup, a digest of recent events shaping the Chinese tech landscape and what they mean to people in the rest of the world....

Siemens CEO deplores admiration for ‘pot smoker’ after deputy praised Elon Musk

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Siemens (SIEGn.DE) Chief Executive Joe Kaeser on Friday lamented Germans who fail to recognize true visionaries and instead admire pot smokers who talk about space travel,...

Can America ever rebuild its neighborhoods and communities? – TechCrunch

We talk a lot about startup ecosystems around these parts, and for good reason. Strong ecosystems have great reservoirs of talent congregated close together, a culture built around helping one...

Goldman faces probe after entrepreneur slams Apple Card algorithm in tweets

FILE PHOTO: The ticker symbol and logo for Goldman Sachs is displayed on a screen on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., December...

Two security researchers earned $60,000 for hacking an Amazon Echo – TechCrunch

Two security researchers have been crowned the top hackers in this year’s Pwn2Own hacking contest after developing and testing several high profile exploits, including an attack against an Amazon Echo. Amat...

Existing U.S. antitrust laws can address tech monopolies, DOJ antitrust chief says

FILE PHOTO: Makan Delrahim, assistant Attorney General, Antitrust Division, U.S. Department of Justice speaks at the WSJTECH live conference in Laguna Beach, California, U.S. October 22, 2019. ...

Roku puts a remote on your wrist with new Apple Watch app – TechCrunch

The Roku remote is coming to your wrist. The company announced today the launch of an Apple Watch app that lets you control your Roku device, including Roku ...

Instagram to test hiding Like counts in US, which could hurt influencers – TechCrunch

“We will make decisions that hurt the business if they help people’s well-being and health” says Instagram’s CEO Adam Mosseri. To that end, next week Instagram will expand its...

FCC orders station groups to negotiate with AT&T in DirecTV dispute

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Federal Communications Commission on Friday said it was directing broadcast station groups to go to the negotiating table over whether to allow local stations to air...

Alibaba to invest $3.3B to bump its stake in logistics unit Cainiao – TechCrunch

Alibaba is doubling down on its logistics affiliate Cainiao, two years after acquiring a majority stake in the firm. The Chinese giant said today it would invest an additional 23.3...

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