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Citi Ventures just led a $28 million round for a startup that helps freelancers manage their finances

Citigroup's investment arm led a $28 million funding round in a San Francisco-based software company that helps creative freelancers manage their finances.  The investment comes as more US workers are participating in the "gig economy," meaning they're outside contractors who don't rely on long-term, traditional employers.  The investment arm of Citigroup is backing a software company that's aimed at helping freelancers manage their bills and projects.  San Francisco-based HoneyBook has just ...
Tags: North Korea, US, San Francisco, Trends, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Citigroup, Citibank, Intuit, Citi Ventures, Shark Tank, Citi, Norwest Venture Partners, Kim Jong, Honeybook, Naama Alon

A former Facebook executive raised $3.7 million to fund a game aiming to match the success of 'Pokémon Go'

Former Facebook employee Nikki Lannen has raised €3.3 million ($3.7 million) to fund the development of a new augmented-reality game at her startup WarDucks. The funding round was led venture capital firm EQT Ventures and will help get the new location-based game off the ground in 2020. Lannen left her job at Facebook in 2013 to launch WarDucks, which aims to make its titles "fun" rather than "super-realistic." Former Facebook executive Nikki Lannen has raised nearly $4 million to create a n...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Europe, North Korea, Samsung, San Francisco, Trends, Ireland, The Times, Dublin, Latin America, Kim Jong, Former Facebook, EQT Ventures, Nikki Lannen, Lannen

North Korean dissidents are using Ethereum to overthrow Kim Jong-un

Political dissidents known as the Cheollima Civil Defense (CCD) are selling special “post-liberation blockchain visas” for cryptocurrency in a bid to raise funds for overthrowing Kim Jong-un — and they’ve already collected over $57,000 in Bitcoin. Much like internationally recognized visas, CCD says it will allow anyone who purchases a Free Joseon Genesis Visa (G-VISA) to visit North Korea once it has been “liberated,” reports South China Morning Post. The group insists it will create 200,000 no...
Tags: Startups, North Korea, Cryptocurrency, Blockchain, Kim Jong, South China Morning Post, Hard Fork, Cheollima Civil Defense CCD

Ad agencies say consulting firms never actually produce work for clients. Here's how Accenture Interactive proved them wrong at SXSW this year.

Accenture Interactive had a sprawling showcase at SXSW last week to highlight all the work it is doing for brands, its most splashy presence at the festival yet. The company showed off a facial recognition-powered photo booth for Disney, an augmented reality activation for countertop maker DuPont, and other branded experiences. This is the latest example of how data-rich consulting firms are encroaching on ad agencies by pitching themselves as more strategic and tech-savvy.  Ad agencies often...
Tags: North Korea, Disney, Trends, Austin, Ibm, DuPont, Accenture, Forrester, Sxsw, Kim Jong, Rodman, Accenture Interactive, Rori DuBoff, DuBoff, Deloitte Accenture, Jay Pattisall

FilMart: Viu Uploads ‘No Sleep, No FOMO’ Reality Show for Millennials

“No Sleep No FOMO” is an eight-episode pan-regional travelog show that Asian streaming firm Viu hopes will help it win over more millennial generation audiences. It harnesses the potential of local social media celebrities and their 12 million followers. The show features “Running Man” star Kim Jong-kook, Korean musician Eric Nam and Singapore actor Paul […]
Tags: Asia, News, Singapore, Global, PAUL, Kim Jong, Eric Nam, Viu, PCCW, Janice Lee

Apple News jitters, Instagram goes shopping, and chatbots rise again

Hello! Thanks for subscribing. If you got this newsletter forwarded, sign up for your own here. In less than a week, Apple is set to announce a range of services including an all-you-can-read subscription news bundle, and it’s causing a lot of angst for publishers already worried about big tech eating media. I talked to publishers who were pitched by Apple, and they say the phone maker is basing the business model on a flawed comparison between news and music. To date, The New York Times and Th...
Tags: Apple, Google, Verizon, Facebook, Instagram, Washington Post, North Korea, Trends, Comcast, New York Times, Alex Gibney, Wall Street Journal, Xfinity, Lance Armstrong, Elizabeth Holmes, Alaska Airlines

10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Monday. Tech firms scrambled to keep dozens of copies of videos showing the New Zealand mosque shooting off their platforms. YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter struggled to stop users ripping and uploading copies of the original video, and the distressing footage was easily discoverable the day after the incident. Facebook, facing huge criticism over live streaming, says it removed 1.5 million videos of the New Zealand shooting in 24 ho...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Spotify, Instagram, North Korea, Trends, Andreessen, New Zealand, Andreessen Horowitz, Wall Street Journal, Alexa, Marc Andreessen, Kim Jong, Chris Cox

$1 billion Sequoia-backed data startup Health Catalyst has picked lead banks for its IPO

Health Catalyst, a $1 billion healthcare data startup, is interviewing banks for an initial public offering, according to multiple sources. The company has hired Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan to lead the IPO process, according to one of the sources. Health Catalyst announced a $100 million equity and debt financing round in early February which it said valued the company above $1 billion. Health Catalyst, a Sequoia Capital-backed startup that stores and analyzes data for healthcare companies, is...
Tags: North Korea, Trends, Goldman Sachs, Sequoia Capital, Jefferies, Jpmorgan, Kim Jong, Salt Lake City Utah, Dan Burton, Tom Burton, Peloton, Health Catalyst, JPMorgan Credit Suisse, Health Catalyst Goldman Sachs, Steve Barlow, HB Ventures Read

Analysts think AT&T's streaming strategy is muddled — and it could be a weakness as rivals Disney and NBCU launch their services

Now that AT&T has closed its Time Warner acquisition, it has a lot of streaming services to manage. It already has DirecTV Now, which has two tiers. It also has WatchTV and HBO Now. And it's preparing to launch its WarnerMedia streaming service, which will have three tiers for customers to choose from.  Analysts say AT&T will need to simplify its marketing message to compete in a fragmented TV ecosystem. AT&T has a choice problem. Having closed its Time Warner deal, it plans to build a ne...
Tags: Hbo, Time Warner, North Korea, Disney, Trends, Netflix, Hulu, Turner, Viacom, Business Insider, Nbcu, Max, Kim Jong, AT T, DirecTV, Rich Greenfield

Beto O'Rourke's hacker name was "Psychedelic Warlord," so that must mean he's done hallucinogenic drugs — right? — and is that something that's okay in a presidential candidate?

Scott Adams addresses the question whether Beto has done hallucinogens:Scott's first pass at the question is another question: "Have you seen Beto?" He giggles while waiting for the question to soak in. He says anyone who's taken hallucinogens (which Scott has) will have an "easier time" with the question.Eventually he gives his answer: He'd place a "large bet" on "yes."He's quick to add that it's not a criticism. "In fact, I might even prefer it." This preference interweaves with his reason for...
Tags: Art, Law, United States, Kim Jong-un, Propaganda, Kim, George Bernard Shaw, BETO, Trump, Lsd, Scott, Scott Adams, Kim Jong, Shaw, Robert F Kennedy, RFK

North Korea may suspend talks with 'gangster-like' U.S., rethink nuclear test freeze

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the United States wished to continue talks with North Korea and had "every expectation" that its leader, Kim Jong Un, would stick to pledges not to resume nuclear and missile testing. Pompeo gave no sign of U.S. willingness to soften its stance in demanding that North Korea give up its nuclear weapons. North Korean Vice Foreign Minister Choe Son Hui blamed top U.S. officials for the breakdown of last month's summit between Kim and U.S. President Donald ...
Tags: News, North Korea, United States, Associated Press, Kim, Donald Trump, State, Kim Jong, TASS, Pompeo, Mike Pompeo, Choe Son Hui, Hanoi Russia

As the Congress Turns: In presidential probes, many So Cal reps play starring roles

With Democrats in control of the U.S. House of Representatives, committees are stepping up investigations and oversight of Trump administration practices and policies. Here’s a look at the Southern California reps in position to play the biggest roles in those hearings: Adam Schiff, D-Burbank Role: Chairman, House Intelligence Committee, leading congressional Democrats’ investigation of Russia’s ties to President Trump and his 2016 campaign. Trump has tried accusing Schiff of ethics violations, ...
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Pompeo presses Kim Jong-un to keep his word on nuclear tests

The US says it expects Kim Jong-un to live up to his commitment on a nuclear test moratorium.
Tags: News, US, Kim Jong, Pompeo

North Korea Blames Pompeo, Bolton For ‘Mistrust’ That Foiled Negotiations

North Korea blames Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and National Security Adviser John Bolton for an “atmosphere of hostility and mistrust” that dissolved denuclearization negotiations last month between Kim Jong-un and President Trump, The New York Times reported. North Korea’s Vice Foreign Minister Choe Son-hui reportedly said at a press conference in Pyongyang that Kim and Trump’s relationship was still “good and the chemistry is mysteriously wonderful.” Choe said that Kim would make a decis...
Tags: News, North Korea, New York Times, Kim, Times, Donald Trump, Pyongyang, Trump, State, Kim Jong, John Bolton, Choe, Mike Pompeo, Choe Son Hui, Nicole Lafond, Denuclearization

'Very, very severe headwinds’: The threat to bust up Big Tech is giving some experts painful flashbacks to the financial crisis — and one has stopped buying those stocks entirely

As calls to regulate or break up US tech giants increase, Wall Street sees a resemblance to past situations in which massive companies faced years of scrutiny and difficulty. Senator and presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren said recently that Facebook, Google, Amazon, and Apple should be split up to increase competition. Some experts now say the companies are in for an extended rough period. One money manager explained to Business Insider why he stopped buying those four stocks entirely. W...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Microsoft, North Korea, Wall Street, Elizabeth Warren, US, Trends, Warren, Department Of Justice, Stifel Nicolaus, Kim Jong, Antonelli, Competitive Enterprise Institute, Facebook Google Amazon

North Korea Threatens to Scuttle Talks With the U.S. and Resume Tests

A senior North Korean diplomat said Kim Jong-un would soon decide whether to end its moratorium on nuclear and missile tests.
Tags: News, North Korea, Nuclear Weapons, Kim Jong-un, Trump, Kim Jong, Donald J, Nuclear Tests

North Korean official: Kim Jong Un rethinking US talks

North Korean Vice Foreign Minister Choe Son Hui said his country was deeply disappointed by the failure of the two sides to reach any agreements at the Hanoi summit between Kim and Trump.            [Author: Associated Press]
Tags: News, US, Associated Press, Kim, Hanoi, Trump, Kim Jong, Choe Son Hui

Murder Trial To Proceed Against 2nd Woman In Killing Of Kim Jong Un's Half-Brother

Malaysian authorities dropped charges this week against the Indonesian woman accused of smearing poison on the face of Kim Jong Nam. But they won't drop charges against Doan Thi Huong.(Image credit: Vincent Thian/AP)
Tags: News, Kim Jong, Kim Jong Nam, Doan Thi Huong

Vietnamese Woman to Face Trial Alone in Killing of Kim Jong-un’s Brother

Malaysian prosecutors refused to drop charges against the woman, Doan Thi Huong, despite having let her Indonesian co-defendant go free this week.
Tags: News, Indonesia, North Korea, Kim Jong-un, Joko Widodo, Vietnam, Murders, Kim Jong, Mohamad, Mahathir, Politics And Government, Attempted Murders and Homicides, Kim Jong-nam, Doan Thi Huong, Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia

Woman charged with murdering Kim Jong Un's half-brother has appeal rejected

Malaysian prosecutors rejected an appeal to drop a murder charge against one of the two women accused of using the deadly nerve agent VX to murder the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, just days after allowing her co-defendant to walk free.

Kim Jong-nam murder: Malaysia rejects suspect's release plea

Vietnam had asked Malaysia to free Doan Thi Huong, who is on trial for killing Kim Jong-un's brother.
Tags: News, Malaysia, Vietnam, Kim Jong, Kim Jong Nam, Doan Thi Huong

Woman charged with murdering Kim Jong Un's half-brother to stay behind bars after appeal rejected

Malaysian prosecutors rejected an appeal to drop a murder charge against one of the two women accused of using the deadly nerve agent VX to murder the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, just days after allowing her co-defendant to walk free.
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Is the American Century Over For Good?

Opinion Nixon, leading a minority Republican Party, had a compelling argument: “If the Democrats cannot unite their own party, how can they unite the nation?” USA – -( “Politics stops at the water's edge” was a tradition that, not so long ago, was observed by both parties, particularly when a president was abroad, speaking for the nation. The tradition was enunciated by Sen. Arthur Vandenberg of Michigan in 1947, as many of the Republicans in the 80th Congress moved to back Tru...
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Kim Jong-nam murder trial: prosecutors reject request to free Doan Thi Huong

Vietnam’s calls to release second suspect are refused, following release of Indonesian woman Siti AisyahA Vietnamese woman will continue her trial for the murder of Kim Jong-nam, the half-brother of North Korea’s leader, after Malaysian prosecutors rejected a request from Vietnam to free her on Thursday.The Vietnamese government had made the appeal after Doan Thi Huong’s co-accused, Indonesian woman Siti Aisyah, was released on Monday in a shock decision. Continue reading...
Tags: North Korea, Asia Pacific, Malaysia, Kim Jong-un, Vietnam, Kim Jong, Kim Jong Nam, Doan Thi Huong, SITI, Siti Aisyah

Case against second woman charged with killing Kim Jong Un's half-brother continues

Malaysian prosecutors declined to withdraw a murder charge against one of the two women accused of using the deadly nerve agent VX to murder the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, just days after allowing her co-defendant to walk free.
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Prosecutors to continue case against second woman charged in Kim Jong Nam killing

Malaysian prosecutors declined to withdraw a murder charge against one of the two women accused of using the deadly nerve agent VX to murder the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, just days after allowing her co-defendant to walk free.
Tags: Cnn, Kim Jong, Kim Jong Nam

Microsoft just announced three new products that could help make it the guaranteed winner of an $8 billion Pentagon contract (MSFT)

On Wednesday, Microsoft announced that Microsoft Teams, Microsoft Power Platform and Dynamics 365 Customer Engagement will have versions made available for government use, and have been certified with higher government security certifications. These products are poised to help Microsoft in the bid for the Defense Enterprise Office Solutions contract, an $8 billion contract with the Department of Defense to help modernize its office and messaging software. Microsoft says it's still on track to ...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Microsoft, North Korea, Trends, Department Of Defense, Pentagon, Amazon Web Services, Adams, Dod, Kim Jong, Jedi, Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure JEDI, DEOS, Defense Enterprise Office Solutions, Department of Defense Now

Investing app Stash just rolled out a new debit-card rewards program that gives customers a stake in the companies they shop at

Stash, a micro-investing app, is rolling out a "Stock-Back" program that rewards its debit-card holders with fractional shares of stock in companies they've shopped at. "Tonight, you go to Olive Garden to have a dinner, and when you pay your bill, you are going to become the Olive Garden shareholder," Brandon Krieg, cofounder and CEO of Stash, told Business Insider.  Shoppers in the US are used to receiving rewards like cash, points, or extra miles on their credit card purchases. But what a...
Tags: North Korea, US, Trends, Netflix, Starbucks, SoFi, Union Square Ventures, Olive Garden, Kim Jong, FDIC, Krieg, Dunkin, Green Dot Corporation, Monzo, Brandon Krieg, Vanguard Total World Stock ETF Stash

Kim Jong-nam murder: Suspect Siti Aisyah 'shocked' at being released

Siti Aisyah had been charged with killing Kim Jong-un's half brother with VX nerve agent.
Tags: News, Kim Jong, Siti Aisyah

North Korea election: Surprise as leader Kim Jong-un 'not on ballot'

The rubberstamp election in North Korea saw a predictable result - but with one historic first.
Tags: News, North Korea, Kim Jong