Poland’s answer to Amazon seeks record ecommerce IPO — PitchBook

Allegro, the leading Polish ecommerce company backed by Cinven and Permira, is planning to go public in what will be the country's largest-ever ecommerce listing, writes Leah Hodgson. Here is the link:...

Waze launches lane guidance, trip suggestions, traffic alerts, and more — VentureBeat

Waze is rolling out a host of new features, as the Google-owned navigation app looks to counter the pandemic-driven decrease in transport demand, writes Paul Sawers. Here is the link: https://venturebeat.com/2020/09/15/waze-launches-lane-guidance-trip-suggestions-traffic-alerts-and-more/

Oracle confirms deal with TikTok-owner ByteDance to become ‘trusted technology provider’ — CNBC

The deal still needs U.S. government approval, writes Jordan Novet. Here is the link: https://www.cnbc.com/2020/09/14/oracle-confirms-deal-with-tiktok-owner-bytedance-to-become-trusted-technology-provider.html

Microsoft’s underwater data centre resurfaces after two years — BBC

Microsoft researchers are assessing how it has performed, and what they can learn from it about energy efficiency, writes Rory Cellan-Jones. Here is the link: https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-54146718 You may also be interested in:...

Walmart tests delivery drones less than two weeks after Amazon received FAA approval —...

The program lifts off in Fayetteville, North Carolina, where select grocery and household items will be flown from local Walmart stores to shoppers’ doorsteps, writes Connie Lin. Here is the link: https://www.fastcompany.com/90548692/walmart-tests-delivery-drones-less-than-two-weeks-after-amazon-received-faa-approval

Portland passes broadest facial recognition ban in the US — CNN

The city of Portland, Oregon, on Wednesday banned the use of facial-recognition technology by city departments — including local police — as well as public-facing businesses, writes Rachel Metz. Here is the...

Former NSA chief Keith Alexander has joined Amazon’s board of directors — The Verge

A former director of the National Security Agency and the first commander of the US Cyber Command, Alexander served as the public face of US data collection during the Edward Snowden...

Android 11 release: everything you need to know about Google’s update — The Guardian

Google has released its latest big update called Android 11 “R”, writes Samuel Gibbs. Here is the link: https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2020/sep/09/android-11-release-everything-you-need-to-know-about-google-update

General Atomics flies MQ-9 Reaper with AI pod that chooses targets autonomously — FlightGlobal

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems has integrated and flown the MQ-9 Reaper with the Agile Condor pod, an on-board artificially intelligent computer that promises to autonomously find, track and propose targets to...

Intel just changed its logo for the first time since 2006 — TNW

The look is both new and familiar, writes Napier Lopez. Here is the link: https://thenextweb.com/plugged/2020/09/02/intel-just-changed-its-logo-for-the-first-time-since-2006/

Storelift launches autonomous convenience stores using AI and computer vision — VB

A French startup called Storelift believes it can create a new convenience store concept that leans on many of the same AI and computer vision tools used in Amazon Go, writes...

The NSA phone-spying program exposed by Edward Snowden didn’t stop a single terrorist attack,...

On Wednesday, the appeals court ruled that not only was the collection of Moalin's phone records illegal, but it was ultimately irrelevant to the conviction, writes Aaron Holmes. Here is the link:...

Joe Biden’s official presidential campaign signs have landed in Animal Crossing — AdAge

Ahead of the presidential election in November, the Democratic candidate is inviting gamers to place his official campaign yard signs on their digital island paradises in Nintendo’s “Animal Crossing: New Horizons",...

Oracle loses appeal in $10 billion Pentagon cloud-computing contract dispute — Fortune

A U.S. appeals court rejected Oracle Corp.’s challenges to the Pentagon’s disputed $10 billion cloud-computing contract, writes Susan Decker and Naomi Nix. Here is the link: https://fortune.com/2020/09/02/oracle-loses-appeal-pentagon-cloud-computing-contract-amazon-microsoft/

Samsung announces its cheapest 5G phone and new Trio wireless charger — The Verge

Samsung has announced a host of new devices at its Life Unstoppable virtual event today, writes Jon Porter. Here is the link: https://www.theverge.com/2020/9/2/21418056/samsung-life-unstoppable-galaxy-a42-5g-smartphone-tab-a7-tablet-trio-wireless-charger