Manish Singh / TechCrunch:
Google hires Sanjay Gupta, a former Disney and Star executive, as the manager and vice president of sales and operations for its India business — Google said on Friday it has appointed Sanjay Gupta, a former top executive with Disney India and Star, as the manager and vice president of sales and operations for its India business.
Catalin Cimpanu / ZDNet:
Pwn2Own Tokyo 2019 hacking contest: Amazon Echo speakers, Samsung and Sony smart TVs, Xiaomi Mi9, others hacked; Facebook Portal and Google Nest not attempted — Amazon Echo, Samsung and Sony smart TVs fall on first day of Pwn2Own Tokyo 2019 hacking contest.
Alex Wilhelm / Crunchbase News:
Cloudflare, in its first earnings report after IPO, announces Q3 revenue growth of 48% YoY to $73.9M as GAAP loss increased to $40.9M from $38M in Q3 2018 — We´ve been tracking the revenue multiples of SaaS companies broadly, and the 2019 IPO class more specifically over the past few months.
Kris Holt / Engadget:
Disney says Disney+ will launch in UK, France, Germany, Italy, and Spain on March 31 — Disney+ will officially debut in the US, Canada and the Netherlands November 12th, and Australia and New Zealand a week later. The rest of the world will need to wait a little longer to stream the likes of Avengers …
Dami Lee / The Verge:
Adobe says it is developing live-streaming features that are built directly into its Creative Cloud apps, starting with a beta version for Adobe Fresco — ‘It makes all of our products viral’ — Adobe is developing live-streaming features that are built directly into its Creative Cloud apps …
Marcelo Rochabrun / Reuters:
Uber says it will allow passengers and drivers to record audio of their trips in Brazil and Mexico, in response to rising safety concerns in the region — SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Uber (UBER.N) said on Wednesday that it will allow passengers and drivers to record audio of their trips in Brazil …
Ron Miller / TechCrunch:
Chronosphere, founded by two ex-Uber engineers, raises $11M Series A for a scalable, cloud-native production monitoring tool able to handle Uber-level scale — Chronoshere, a startup from two ex-Uber engineers, who helped create the open source M3 monitoring project to handle Uber-level scale …
Saheli Roy Choudhury / CNBC:
HP Inc. confirms it received an acquisition proposal from Xerox on Tuesday — - Xerox has made a cash-and-stock offer for personal-computer and printer maker HP, CNBC confirmed on Wednesday. — The company´s board discussed the possibility on Tuesday, according to a report by The Wall Street Journal …
Court docs: Facebook execs discussed a plan in 2012 to cut off access to user data for developers seen as future rivals while pushing a user privacy narrative — SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook Inc (FB.O) began cutting off access to user data for app developers from 2012 to squash potential rivals …
Survey of Tesla Model 3 owners: 90%+ say Autopilot makes them safer, 13% say Autopilot has put them in a dangerous situation and 28% say it saved them from one — We asked 5,000 Model 3 owners about Tesla´s software for automated driving on highways and parking lots. More than 90% said the feature makes them safer.