TikTok removed more than 104 million videos in the first half of 2020 —...

TikTok’s latest transparency report states that it removed 104 million clips during the first six months of 2020, writes Nick Summers. Here is the link: https://www.engadget.com/tiktok-bytedance-transparency-report-coalition-harmful-content-145021603.html

Snowflake’s IPO is a bet on companies using AI for everything — Quartz

The startup’s main value proposition is that it makes it easier and cheaper for businesses to analyze data they’ve shelved away on the cloud, writes Nicolás Rivero. Here is the link: https://qz.com/1904413/snowflakes-ipo-is-a-bet-on-companies-using-ai-for-everything/

This fintech is now more valuable than Robinhood — Fortune

Chime locked in its new valuation via a Series F funding round to the tune of $485 million from investors including Coatue, ICONIQ, Tiger Global, Whale Rock Capital, General Atlantic, Access...

Unity Software goes public — Emerging Tech Brew

On Friday, Unity Software IPO’d on the New York Stock Exchange (with the ticker "U"), writes Ryan Duffy. Here is the link: https://www.morningbrew.com/emerging-tech/stories/2020/09/21/unity-software-goes-public

Apple launches new iPad Air and Apple One subscription — The Guardian

Apple has unveiled a fully revamped iPad Air alongside a faster version of its cheapest iPad and new Apple One subscription service, writes Samuel Gibbs. Here is the link: https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2020/sep/15/apple-launches-new-ipad-air-and-apple-one-subscription

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/