April 11, 2019
Thu. 04/11 - Alexa Snags Its Own "Scandal"
Yes, there are people listening in on your Alexa recordings, but it’s complicated; Jeff Bezos challenges competitors to pay their workers more, the third big unicorn IPO of the year happened today, and a rundown of noteworthy recent startup raises.
Amazon Workers Are Listening to What You Tell Alexa (Bloomberg)
Jeff Bezos challenges retail rivals to outdo Amazon’s $15 minimum wage (The Verge)
YouTube TV Hikes Price to $50 per Month for All Customers After Inking Discovery Deal (Variety)
PagerDuty pops more than 50% in debut as tech IPO market heats up (CNBC)
Affectiva raises $26 million to bring emotional intelligence AI to car safety systems (VentureBeat)
Triplebyte raises $35M for its online coding test and credentialing service for hiring engineers (TechCrunch)
Lemonade picks up $300 million Series D led by SoftBank Group (TechCrunch)
That image of a black hole you saw everywhere? Thank this grad student for making it possible (CNN)
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