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Techmeme - 2019-05-24T09:46:16-04:00

Hacker breaches Perceptics, which makes license plate readers for cities and the US government, dumps internal files on the dark web; Perceptics confirms breach (Thomas Claburn/The Register) - 2019-05-24T09:45:16-04:00

Yandex launches a new delivery service that lets users tell a restaurant what to cook, even if not on the menu, initially available in Moscow and St. Petersburg (Ilya Khrennikov/Bloomberg) - 2019-05-24T09:35:06-04:00

Chinese travel platform Mafengwo, which offers editorial content, bookings, and travel merchandise, raises $250M Series E led by Tencent Holdings (Mary Ann Azevedo/Crunchbase News) - 2019-05-24T08:50:03-04:00

Sources: Facebook is planning to launch its own cryptocurrency and a digital payments system in about a dozen countries by Q1 2020 (Szu Ping Chan/BBC) - 2019-05-24T07:35:02-04:00

SpaceX successfully launches first batch of 60 Starlink satellites of nearly 11,000 planned into a low orbit above Earth to provide global internet connectivity (Alan Boyle/GeekWire) - 2019-05-24T07:05:01-04:00

Sensor Tower: Valve's Steam Link reaches 2M+ installs on Android and iOS, with 330K+ downloads on iOS in its first week, 71% of which were from China and Japan (Randy Nelson/Sensor Tower Blog) - 2019-05-24T02:55:01-04:00

Automattic acquires Prospress, the company behind WooCommerce Subscriptions and other automated tools; the 20-person Prospress team will join Automattic (Romain Dillet/TechCrunch) - 2019-05-23T22:35:06-04:00

Twitter permanently bans Brian and Ed Krassenstein, who frequently shared anti-Trump sentiments, alleging they ran fake accounts and purchased fake interactions (Will Sommer/The Daily Beast) - 2019-05-23T21:25:03-04:00

Lime shuffles leadership, with co-founder Brad Bao taking over as CEO from co-founder Toby Sun, who will now focus on R&D; COO Joe Kraus promoted to president (Biz Carson/Forbes) - 2019-05-23T21:20:05-04:00

A distorted video of Speaker Pelosi, in which her speech is made to appear slurred, has 2M+ views on Facebook; YouTube says it has removed uploads of the video (Drew Harwell/Washington Post) - 2019-05-23T21:05:02-04:00

Shopify quietly acquired Handshake, an e-commerce platform for B2B wholesale purchasing, source says for less than $100M; Handshake was last valued at ~$54M (Ingrid Lunden/TechCrunch) - 2019-05-23T20:20:01-04:00

Self-driving car startup Aurora has acquired lidar company Blackmore, which has raised $21.5M; sources: GM's Cruise was looking at acquiring Blackmore last year (Kirsten Korosec/TechCrunch) - 2019-05-23T19:30:13-04:00

Google restores Gmail accounts used by Baltimore officials during its ransomware recovery; Google's automated security systems initially disabled the accounts (Ian Duncan/Baltimore Sun) - 2019-05-23T18:15:06-04:00

Square quietly launches an invite-only beta to process payments for some CBD products (Tom Angell/Forbes) - 2019-05-23T17:45:30-04:00

Coinbase says Coinbase Commerce, its app to help merchants easily accept crypto, has exceeded $50M in transactions since launching in February 2018 (Brady Dale/CoinDesk) - 2019-05-23T17:30:04-04:00

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