Social music startup Smule raises $54M for Asian expansion

Smule, maker of Sing! Karaoke and other social music apps, announced yesterday that it has raised $54 million in a round led by Chinese company Tencent. Adams Street Partners, Bessemer Ventures, Floodgate,

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Chinese startup Infervision emerges from stealth with an AI tool for diagnosing lung cancer

Roughly 600,000 people in China die fromlung cancer every year.Already the leading cause of death in the pollution-choked and chain-smoking-prone nation, the incidence of lung cancer among Chinas citizens

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Pubs scammed by $100 notes featuring ‘not for circulation’ in big pink Chinese script

Northern Territory police looking for couple over counterfeiting scam that has deceived seven premises since Sunday Pubs in Darwin are being hit by an elaborate counterfeiting scam: a couple buying alcohol

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Nextdoor broke the social network mold. Could political ads make it just like Facebook?

Through verifying identities and enforcing a culture of civility, the neighborhood social network built trust. That could change if it enters the political ad game Nextdoor, the social network that helps

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South Korea looks past Park as presidential election gets under way

Record turnout expected with electorate galvanised by anger over sprawling bribery and abuse-of-power scandal that brought down Park Geun-hye South Koreans have gone to the polls to choose a new president

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GEs small robots could solve big problems inspecting gas turbines

Imagine the difficultyof trying to inspect a working gas turbine. There is not only intense heat, bladesare constantly spinning, making getting a camera inside to examinethe operating turbine a huge

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WhatsApp quietly added encryption to iCloud backups

WhatsApp has quietly beefedup the security of an iCloud backup feature for users of its messaging service potentially closing a loophole that couldenable otherwise end-to-end encrypted messages to become

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New Curtis Sittenfeld novel will imagine Hillary Clinton’s life without Bill

As-yet untitled novel will tell the story of Hillary Rodham and her life after she turns down marriage proposal from Bill Clinton once and for all Curtis Sittenfeld has signed a book deal to write a novel

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Bony Crests On Skulls Of Extinct Species Could Reveal Social Dynamics

The bones of long-dead species usually reveal little about their social behavior, but a study of four ape species suggests there might be an exception in the sagittal crest, the bony ridge some have at

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