Southeast Asia’s digital economy to triple to $240 billion by 2025 – TechCrunch

From Techcrunch It may sit in the shade of China and India, but tech has real growth potential in Southeast Asia. Home to a cumulative 650 million people, the region’s digital economy... Read more »

China’s hottest news app Jinri Toutiao announces new CEO – TechCrunch

From Techcrunch You may not have heard of ByteDance, but you probably know its red-hot video app TikTok, which gobbled up in August. The Beijing-based company also runs a popular news aggregator called... Read more »

Sheryl Sandberg claims she didn’t know Facebook hired agency behind ‘abhorrent’ anti-Soros campaign – TechCrunch

From Techcrunch Sheryl Sandberg has denied that she obstructed early investigations into election meddling and claimed that she was unaware Facebook was involved with an agency that ran “abhorrent” anti-Semitic campaigns that targeted George Soros... Read more »

Here’s the teaser trailer for Niantic’s Pokémon GO-style Harry Potter game – TechCrunch

From Techcrunch The good news: Niantic/WB Games/Portkey has released a trailer for “Wizards Unite,” the Harry Potter game built in the same spirit as Pokémon GO. The bad news: It… doesn’t show... Read more »

NYC and Arlington, VA win the contest for Amazon’s split East Coast headquarters – TechCrunch

From Techcrunch New York City and Arlington, Virginia have reportedly won Amazon’s lengthy and highly-publicized pageant for the locations of its new headquarters, beating out 238 other contestants. According to the Wall... Read more »

How issues of microtransit, congestion and parking are closing in on cities – TechCrunch

From Techcrunch Earlier this week in a new experimental newsletter I’ve been helping Danny Crichton on, we briefly discussed transit pundit Jarrett Walker’s article in The Atlantic arguing against the view that... Read more »

Growing pains at venture-backed Moogsoft lead to layoffs – TechCrunch

From Techcrunch Eight months after bringing in a $40 million Series D, Moogsoft‘s co-founder and chief executive officer Phil Tee confirmed to TechCrunch that the IT incident management startup had shed 18... Read more »

81% of VC firms don’t have a single black investor — BLCK VC plans on changing that – TechCrunch

From Techcrunch Venture capital has a diversity problem. BLCK VC, a new organization founded by Storm Ventures associate Frederik Groce and NEA associate Sydney Sykes meant to connect, engage and advance black... Read more »

Facebook connects Russia to 100+ accounts it removed ahead of mid-terms – TechCrunch

From Techcrunch The 115 accounts Facebook took down yesterday for inauthentic behavior ahead of the mid-term elections may indeed have been linked to the Russia-based Internet Research Agency, according to a new... Read more »

Hey look, it’s a new Barnes & Noble Nook in 2018 – TechCrunch

From Techcrunch It’s true! It’s 2018, and Barnes & Noble just announced another Nook! You can preorder it today! All of these things are somehow  simultaneouslytrue. The Nook line has basically been... Read more »