Spotify, in a now-deleted tweet, says it has 70M paying subscribers, up from 60M in late July 2017, as the company prepares for an IPO (Juli Clover/MacRumors)

January 4, 2018

Juli Clover / MacRumors: Spotify, in a now-deleted tweet, says it has 70M paying subscribers, up from 60M in late July 2017, as the company prepares for an IPO  —  Spotify today announced on Twitter (in a now-deleted tweet) that it has hit a new milestone, with the streaming music service reaching a total of 70 million paid subscribers. Source: http://www.techmeme.com

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Storm, bitter cold further tighten US inland transport networks

Extreme cold that already has hampered freight movement in the US Midwest is now freezing a broad swathe of the Eastern US. Photo credit: Shutterstock. Days of bitterly cold weather across the northern US, followed by the massive winter storm now hitting the Atlantic Coast, have raised concerns for shippers about… Source: http://www.joc.com

January 4, 2018
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MoneyLion, which originates loans and personalized advice based on spending to people who connect their bank account data, raises $42M Series B (Fitz Tepper/TechCrunch)

January 4, 2018

Fitz Tepper / TechCrunch: MoneyLion, which originates loans and personalized advice based on spending to people who connect their bank account data, raises $42M Series B  —  MoneyLion, the part lending, part savings and part wealth management app targeted at the financial middle class has raised $42M in Series B funding … Source: http://www.techmeme.com

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The quest for the best predictive analytics

Many of us will agree that having access to data is key in our industry today. To distinguish ourselves from competitors – who also have access to a vast amount of data – the capability to exploit this data then becomes critical in achieving a competitive advantage. This, unfortunately, is… Source: http://www.joc.com

January 4, 2018
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Intel begins issuing patches to combat Spectre and Meltdown flaws, with plans to release updates for 90% of chips from past five years this week (Jeremy Horwitz/VentureBeat)

January 4, 2018

Jeremy Horwitz / VentureBeat: Intel begins issuing patches to combat Spectre and Meltdown flaws, with plans to release updates for 90% of chips from past five years this week  —  Following up on yesterday’s confirmation that security exploits can compromise computers with Intel processors, Intel today announced a timetable … Source: http://www.techmeme.com

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