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Sources: investors, including BlackRock, GIC, and Silver Lake, who invested $10.3B in Ant's 2018 pre-IPO round are left with illiquid stakes after canceled IPO (Financial Times)

Published Jan. 16, 2021, 5:10 p.m. by rssfeed

Financial Times: Sources: investors, including BlackRock, GIC, and Silver Lake, who invested $10.3B in Ant's 2018 pre-IPO round are left with illiquid stakes after canceled IPO — BlackRock among groups …

OpenAI’s text-to-image engine, DALL-E, is a powerful visual idea generator

Published Jan. 16, 2021, 4:51 p.m. by rssfeed

DALL-E brings AI one step closer to human-like creativity, and the images it generates could seed all kinds of new ideas.

Tencent Music acquires China-based Lazy Audio, a platform for audiobooks, podcasts, and radio shows, for $417M (Eva Mathews/Reuters)

Published Jan. 16, 2021, 4 p.m. by rssfeed

Eva Mathews / Reuters: Tencent Music acquires China-based Lazy Audio, a platform for audiobooks, podcasts, and radio shows, for $417M — (Reuters) - China's Tencent Music Entertainment Group said on …

This Week in Apps: Parler deplatformed, alt apps rise, looking back at 2020 trends

Published Jan. 16, 2021, 4 p.m. by rssfeed

Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the weekly TechCrunch series that recaps the latest in mobile OS news, mobile applications and the overall app economy. The app industry is …

Galaxy Buds Pro review: good sound quality, voice detect feature is nice, but the touch controls are finicky and some features only work with Samsung devices (Chris Welch/The Verge)

Published Jan. 16, 2021, 3:25 p.m. by rssfeed

Chris Welch / The Verge: Galaxy Buds Pro review: good sound quality, voice detect feature is nice, but the touch controls are finicky and some features only work with Samsung …

How a group of Dorsey's lieutenants overcame his reluctance to ban Trump's account when it became clear Trump was using his Twitter presence to incite violence (New York Times)

Published Jan. 16, 2021, 2:40 p.m. by rssfeed

New York Times: How a group of Dorsey's lieutenants overcame his reluctance to ban Trump's account when it became clear Trump was using his Twitter presence to incite violence — …

A survey estimates that Apple Pay users reached 507M worldwide in September 2020, about 50% of the total iPhone userbase, adding ~66M users from September 2019 (Horace Dediu/Asymco)

Published Jan. 16, 2021, 1:15 p.m. by rssfeed

Horace Dediu / Asymco: A survey estimates that Apple Pay users reached 507M worldwide in September 2020, about 50% of the total iPhone userbase, adding ~66M users from September 2019 …

Checkout wants to be Rapyd and Fast

Published Jan. 16, 2021, noon by rssfeed

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture-capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. We’re back on this lovely Saturday with a bonus episode! Again! There is …

Will your neighbors get vaccinated?

Published Jan. 16, 2021, noon by rssfeed

As the coronavirus vaccines have rolled out across the US, the process has been confusing and disastrous. States, left by the federal government to fend for themselves, have struggled to …

Do your neighbors want to get vaccinated?

Published Jan. 16, 2021, noon by rssfeed

As the coronavirus vaccines have rolled out across the US, the process has been confusing and disastrous. States, left by the federal government to fend for themselves, have struggled to …