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Amid Brazil’s persistent economic crisis, fintech startup GuiaBolso raises $39 million

Despite a continuing economic crisis, Brazil’s technology startups are continuing to attract cash and financing, with the mobile personal financial service GuiaBolso raising $39 million in fresh funding. Readers outside of Brazil can think of the company as a combination of U.S. services like Mint, Credit Karma and Lending Club, all rolled into one. Read More

Duo Security raises $70 million at a valuation north of $1 billion

Duo Security today announced its Series D funding that puts the company in unicorn territory. The company raised $70 million led by Meritech Capital Partners and Lead Edge Capital at a valuation of $1.17 billion. This funding round brings...Show More Summary

High-end Brazilian job recruitment marketplace Revelo raises $4.6 million

Revelo, a job marketplace that puts the responsibility on companies to contact candidates, has raised $4.6 million in its latest financing. The company, unlike traditional job boards, puts high-end, high-profile Brazilian job seekers at the center of the search, and makes companies reach out to them. Read More

New neural network teaches itself Go, spanks the pros

This time, the Go-playing algorithm didn’t need any human players to help it.

Due to legal settlement, Amazon customers now get a few extra bucks

Ars staffers got as little as $0.76 and as much as $12.02. How much did you get?

HP’s new workstation tablet makes Surface Pro look like Surface Amateur

HP has built a machine for artists, designers, and engineers, all packed into a tablet.

Apple Maps gains airport maps for O‘Hare and several others

Previously, only San Jose and Philadelphia airports were mapped in the app.

Republican fight against municipal broadband heats up in Michigan

Michigan bill says no "federal, state, or local funds" can pay for broadband.

Viral video of man being dragged from United flight gets officers fired

"Our cell phones are the best deterrent to ensure mistreatment becomes a rarity."

An Alibaba-backed fintech company founded by a 34-year-old just had an amazing IPO

Qudian, an online small credit provider, went public on the New York Stock Exchange. The company, which was founded by 34-year-old Min Luo, is going after a market it says China's biggest banks can't serve. Qudian, an online small credit...Show More Summary

The best phones of 2017 that you can buy right now

We've gone through all the new phones released so far in 2017 to pick the ones with the best cameras, battery life, and overall performance. Whether it's Apple's iPhone, Samsung's Galaxy Note8, the Google Pixel, the OnePlus 5, or Andy Rubin's Essential phone, you can't go wrong with any of these devices. Show More Summary

Open source and API driven chatbots allow businesses to build cross-platform chatbots with ease

The increased usage of chat applications opens the door for more businesses to utilize the ease of developing chatbots to reach more of their audience. Chatbots are still an emerging technology, but they have shown that as the more tech-savvy...Show More Summary

New York City will be bathed with orange light in support of its bid for Amazon's $5 billion headquarters

Many of New York's landmarks will be lit up in orange in support of the city's bid to host Amazon's second headquarters. Proposals from cities are due to Amazon on October 19. New York is facing stiff competition from about 50 otherShow More Summary

China's first space station is doomed — but objects inside of it may reach the ground unharmed

Tiangong-1, China's first space station, is expected to break up in Earth's atmosphere within months. Some pieces, such as those made of titanium, will be strong enough to hit the ground. Whole objects may survive intact due to the onion-like...Show More Summary

IBM's stock just surged almost 10%, and Morgan Stanley thinks the company is at an 'inflection' point (IBM)

IBM's stock surged nearly 10% on Wednesday following a better-than-expected earnings report. Morgan Stanley sees reasons to be hopeful about the company, but other analyst firms are less optimistic. The company's revenues declined for...Show More Summary

Austin, Texas is most likely to get Amazon's $5 billion headquarters, according to the data

Moody's Analytics ranked what it believes to be the top contenders for Amazon's second headquarters. The analysts point to Austin, Texas as the most likely city, based on several of the company's requirements. However, it is nearly impossible...Show More Summary

TOP STRATEGIST: Bitcoin will soar to $25,000 in 5 years

In the first episode of "the bit," FundStrat Global Advisor co-founder Tom Lee explains different methodologies for valuing bitcoin. Lee shares his short-term and long-term bitcoin price targets based on these valuation methods. Following...Show More Summary

Facebook and Google's political advertising problem goes beyond fake Russian accounts (GOOG, FB)

Facebook and Google employees helped promote anti-Islam ads to voters in swing states. The ads violate the norms of political advertising you'd see in traditional media. Big tech platforms that spread political advertising need to fix...Show More Summary

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