Los Angeles Times:
MyShake, an app that uses data from the USGS alert system that senses earthquakes, sent out its first public alert for a 4.3 magnitude earthquake on Tuesday — In a milestone, California´s new statewide earthquake early warning cellphone app sent out its first public alert for a magnitude 4.3 earthquake …
Dave Muoio / MobiHealthNews:
Boston-based OM1, a healthcare industry startup which organizes and analyzes large datasets to measure and predict clinical outcomes, raises $50M Series C — Scale Venture Partners headed the round, which comes roughly a year and a half after OM1´s $21 million Series B.
Salvador Rodriguez / CNBC:
Facebook acquires Spanish cloud gaming startup PlayGiga, reportedly for ~€70M — - Facebook has acquired PlayGiga, a Madrid-based company that specializes in cloud gaming. — Over the past few years, Facebook has been expanding its efforts in gaming.
Gavin Bridge / Variety:
Analysis: Netflix has released 371 original TV shows and movies in the US in 2019, a 54.6% increase over 2018 and more than the entire US TV industry in 2005 — 371 series, movies represents over 50% increase in streaming service´s content volume vs. 2018 — Netflix averaged …
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Paige, which helps diagnose cancer using computer vision trained with clinical image data, raises $45M Series B led by Healthcare Venture Partners — Health care startup Paige has raised $45 million to diagnose cancer with the help of computer vision trained with clinical imaging data.
New York Times:
The defining moments of tech in the 2010s including the Arab Spring and unveiling of the iPad, as recalled by Zuckerberg, Snowden, Phil Schiller, and others — An oral history of the 2010s — When the decade began, tech meant promise — cars that could drive themselves, social networks that could take down dictators.
The Epilepsy Foundation files criminal complaint against 30+ unidentified Twitter users for coordinated attack of seizure-inducing videos to its feed last month — .Attackers sent videos of flashing and strobing lights to people on Twitter last month as part of a cyberattack which deliberately targeted people with epilepsy.
Sara Fischer / Axios:
Facebook pilots a program in the US to use part-time contracted “community reviewers” to expedite the fact-checking process and aid its fact-checking partners — Facebook is creating a new pilot program in the U.S. that will leverage part-time contracted “community reviewers” to expedite its fact-checking process.
Sara Fischer / Axios:
Facebook is funding a free 45-minute online Reuters course for journalists on spotting and handling manipulated media, now in English, French, Spanish, Arabic — Facebook is spending six figures to fund a course on manipulated media and deepfakes for newsrooms, executives tell Axios.
Colin Lecher / The Verge:
Security engineer at Google says she was fired from the company last week after two years for sending internal browser pop-ups about labor rights — The latest termination at the company — Google has fired another employee following a showing of internal activism, marking the latest …