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Personio, the German HR platform for SMEs, raises $75M Series C at a $500M valuation [TechCrunch] Personio, the Germany-founded HR platform for SMEs, has raised $75 million in Series C funding in a round led by Accel. I understand the investment values the company at around $500 million. Also joining is Lightspeed Venture Partners, alongside Lars Dalgaard…

Review: Devialet’s Phantom Reactor is the David to your subwoofer’s Goliath [The Next Web] I first listened to the minuscule Devialet Phantom Reactors in the company’s New York showroom in late 2018.  Back then, I wrote that they were one of the few speakers that have made me think ‘wow’ in a long time. After all, review enough speakers costing tho…

Researchers completely re-engineer yeast to make more biofuel [Ars Technica] Systems-level engineering of a living thing is remarkably complicated.

Darrelle Revis Was Better at Football Than Richard Sherman, but Not at Trash Talk [Crypto Coins News] While Darrelle Revis was better than 49ers cornerback Richard Sherman in his prime, he doesn't have the trash-talking skills to back it up.

Phony outrage about video games is our only bipartisan issue [The Next Web] Former US Vice President and current Presidential hopeful, Joe Biden, became the latest politician to talk shit about video games -- and sounds just as nasty about it as anyone's always ...

Radiohead.com unveils “The Radiohead Library,” an official band repository [Ars Technica] Tons of great stuff, although there's bad news if you rely on YouTube.

Get Hyped With These Excellent PlayStation 5 Concept Designs [Crypto Coins News] Ahead of an official PlayStation 5 reveal, enterprising designers have let their imaginations run wild, conjuring stellar concept designs.

Boeing seeks $10 billion in loans as 737 Max crisis continues [Ars Technica] Planes still grounded as another software problem was disclosed Friday.

Outbreak of new virus explodes in China; human-to-human spread confirmed [Ars Technica] The WHO will hold an emergency meeting to assess the threat to public health.

Scientists invent robot that climbs surfaces like Spider-Man [The Next Web] A pair of researchers from Zhejiang University in China have developed a device capable of allowing humans or robots to scale walls like the Amazing Spider-Man. Researchers Xin Li ...

Snapchat founder says TikTok could dethrone Instagram [The Next Web] Evan Spiegel knows a thing or two about the social space. For eight years, his startup, Snapchat, has been chasing giants in this space. And now he thinks a new competitor, TikTok, ...

Crytek, Cloud Imperium battle over how to end Star Citizen lawsuit [Ars Technica] Both sides now want the case dismissed but for vastly different reasons.

NYT Endorsement Shows Democrats Are Determined to Lose to Trump [Crypto Coins News] The unprecedented New York Times endorsement of two primary candidates waters down an already weak and divided field for Democrats.

Tesla calls claims of unintended acceleration in NHTSA petition "completely false" [TechCrunch] Tesla pushed back Monday against claims that its electric vehicles may suddenly accelerate on their own, calling a petition filed with federal safety regulators “completely false.” Tesla also questions the validity of the petition, noting that it was submitte…

Tesla says faulty acceleration allegation is ‘completely false’ [The Verge] Company suggests petition is motivated by stock manipulation

OnePlus 8 Pro leak confirms 120Hz display option [The Next Web] One of the OnePlus 8 Pro’s most anticipated changes is a move to a 120Hz display. That’s all but confirmed: OnePlus posted about the change in a forum post last week, and now a leak on TrueTech shows what appears to be a menu screen on the new phone giving yo…

Sundar Pichai offers a cryptic warning against over-regulating AI [The Next Web] Sundar Pichai, the CEO of Google and its parent company Alphabet, wants the world's governments to regulate artificial intelligence. In an opinion piece published in the Financial ...

Court rules Mike Rothenberg must fork over more than $31 million to settle SEC allegations [TechCrunch] Mike Rothenberg, the once high-flying VC bent on bringing the party to Silicon Valley, must now pay a whopping $31.4 million to settle a California federal court ruling in favor of Security and Exchange Commission allegations. TechCrunch deemed Rothenberg a ‘…

Rocket Lab's first launch of 2020 is a mission for the National Reconnaissance Office [TechCrunch] Rocket Lab has announced its first mission for 2020 – a dedicated rocket launch on behalf of client the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) with a launch window that opens on January 31. The Electron rocket Rocket Lab is using for this mission will take…

Israel's cybersecurity startup scene spawned new entrants in 2019 [TechCrunch] Yoav Leitersdorf Contributor Share on Twitter Yoav Leitersdorf is the Silicon Valley-based Managing Partner at YL Ventures, where he accelerates cybersecurity startups in the U.S. market. More posts by this contributor A look back at the Israeli cyber securit…

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