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AtScale lands $50 million investment led by Morgan Stanley – TechCrunch

AtScale lands $50 million investment led by Morgan Stanley – TechCrunch AtScale, the startup that helps companies move massive amounts of data into business intelligence and analytics tools, announced a $50 million Series D round today. Morgan Stanley led the round with previous investors Storm Ventures and Atlantic Bridge joining …

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Fivetran announces $15M Series A to build automated data pipelines – TechCrunch

Fivetran announces $15M Series A to build automated data pipelines – TechCrunch Fivetran, a startup that builds automated data pipelines between data repositories and cloud data warehouses and analytics tools, announced a $15 million Series A investment led by Matrix Partners. Fivetran helps move data from source repositories like Salesforce …

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The economics and tradeoffs of ad-funded smart city tech – TechCrunch

The economics and tradeoffs of ad-funded smart city tech – TechCrunch In order to have innovative smart city applications, cities first need to build out the connected infrastructure, which can be a costly, lengthy, and politicized process. Third-parties are helping build infrastructure at no cost to cities by paying for …

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Children are being “datafied” before we’ve understood the risks, report warns – TechCrunch

Children are being “datafied” before we’ve understood the risks, report warns – TechCrunch A report by England’s children’s commissioner has raised concerns about how kids’ data is being collected and shared across the board, in both the private and public sectors. In the report, entitled Who knows what about me?, Anne …

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Audit Facebook and overhaul competition law, say MEPs responding to breach scandals – TechCrunch

Audit Facebook and overhaul competition law, say MEPs responding to breach scandals – TechCrunch After holding a series of hearings in the wake of the Facebook -Cambridge Analytica data misuse scandal this summer, and attending a meeting with Mark Zuckerberg himself in May, the European Union parliament’s civil liberties committee …

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I Can’t Believe This Blockchain Is Free

I Can’t Believe This Blockchain Is Free Michael J. Casey is the chairman of CoinDesk’s advisory board and a senior advisor for blockchain research at MIT’s Digital Currency Initiative. The following article originally appeared in CoinDesk Weekly, a custom-curated newsletter delivered every Sunday exclusively to our subscribers. As anger has …

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AI could help push Neo4j graph database growth – TechCrunch

AI could help push Neo4j graph database growth – TechCrunch Graph databases have always been useful to help find connections across a vast data set, and it turns out that capability is quite handy in artificial intelligence and machine learning too. Today, Neo4j, the makers of the open source and …

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EU antitrust regulator eyeing Amazon’s use of merchant data – TechCrunch

EU antitrust regulator eyeing Amazon’s use of merchant data – TechCrunch The European Union’s competition commission is looking into how Amazon uses data from retailers selling via its ecommerce marketplace, Reuters reports. Competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager revealed the action today during a press conference. “We are gathering information on the …

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