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Japan’s SmartHR raises $13.3M led by 500 Startups

SmartHR, a startup helping Japanese employers run HR and staffing smarter — because that’s of course its name — has raised a JPY 1.5 billion ($13.3 million) Series B round led by 500 Startups Japan. The startup is perhaps comparable to the likes of Zenefits and Gusto in the U.S. — it aims to drag Japanese HR departments into today’s digital era. “In Japan… Read More

Alibaba said it would hire staff older than 60 and received 1,000 applications in 24 hours

Alibaba's Taobao is hiring two "senior research fellows" who must be aged over 60. The company was inundated and received more than 1,000 applications in 24 hours. The pivot to senior shoppers comes as China's population ages. When Alibaba's...Show More Summary

Uber rival Cabify raised $160M at a $1.4B valuation amid restructuring and CEO change

Cabify, the Madrid-based startup that competes with the likes of Uber and 99 in Latin America as well as Spain and Portugal, has closed out another round of funding as competition continues to heat up in the on-demand transportation sector. Show More Summary

Rupert Murdoch may be right that Facebook should pay media companies. That doesn't mean it's going to happen.

Rupert Murdoch makes a fair point that Facebook would do right by the media industry by paying for content like cable companies do. Facebook doesn't have much incentive to listen. The company is already reticent about being seen as a...Show More Summary

Take a look inside Amazon's futuristic new store, which promises no checkout lines and tracks your purchases with high-tech sensors

Amazon has opened its store of the future, Amazon Go, to the public. The store uses cameras and sensors to track what shoppers take from the shelves, so they can just walk out without stopping to check out. Amazon Go is finally here. The...Show More Summary

The Air Force has appointed a general to investigate why pilots keep having trouble breathing in the cockpit

Numerous Air Force planes were grounded in 2017 after pilots experienced symptoms of oxygen deprivation while in flight. Both Air Force and Navy planes have seen such incidents over the past several years, but military officials have...Show More Summary

People are waiting in a line wrapped around the block to shop at Amazon's new store that claims to ban lines

Amazon opened its first cashierless store to the public on Monday, January 22 in Seattle. The store claims to make shopping easier by eradicating cashiers and lines, but the excitement has drawn more would-be customers than could beShow More Summary

SpaceX gets good news from the Air Force on the Zuma mission

The important national security customer gives SpaceX a vote of confidence.

Rupert Murdoch: Facebook has become 'inherently unreliable' and should pay publishers for posting on the site

Rupert Murdoch, News Corp's executive chairman, said in a statement Monday that Facebook should start paying publishers for content displayed on the site. "The time has come to consider a different route," Murdoch's statement says. "If...Show More Summary

7 scandalous things tech companies like Facebook, Apple, and Amazon have done that sound made up — but are actually true

Major tech companies like Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Uber, and Google have an enormous amount of access to, and influence on, the average person's life. In some cases, the companies have admitted to using their access in data in ways that...Show More Summary

Vice's Canadian cable TV channel is going off the air, after low ratings and reported losses for the $100 million joint venture

Rogers Communications ended a $100 million joint venture with Vice Media for its cable channel, Viceland Canada, on Monday, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Viceland Canada reportedly had substantial revenue loss and low ratings. Canadian...Show More Summary

In-N-Out employees can work their way up to $160,000 a year with no degree or previous experience

In-N-Out Burger pays its employees really well. Store managers earn an average yearly salary of more than $160,000, more than what the typical tech worker in Silicon Valley makes for the year. High wages for fast-food workers can lead...Show More Summary

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