Turbotodd

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Breathe easy, it’s Friday.

The U.S. Job numbers are out and the country added 136K jobs last month, and the jobless rate fell to 3.5%…despite evidence of a broader economic slowdown.

The Dow is on the rise as it attempts to recover from the turbulence earlier in the week.

Speaking of turbulence, the WSJ just reported that Disney is banning advertising from Netflix across its entertainment TV networks. The streaming wars are going full bore.

And the cyberwars continue. Ars Technica is reporting a 0-day vulnerability that gives attackers full control of Android phones. Lots of ‘em, including Pixel 4 models.

A member of Google’s Android team indicated the vulnerability would be patched in the October Android security update.

Funding rounds: Scooter firm Bird raised a $275M Series D led by CDPQ and Sequoia. That makes for a $2.5B valuation. I look forward to dodging more Birds while biking around LadyBird Lake here in Austin.

And Indian hyperlocal delivery startup Dunzo raised $45M from Google, Lightbox Ventures, and others, a Series D, valuing the company at $200M.
Dunzo delivers across several categories, including groceries, dinner, and even medicines, and will pick up and deliver anything within a city (within reason).

Flashbacks to NYC’s Kozmo, circa 1999!

Written by turbotodd

October 4, 2019 at 10:41 am

Posted in 2019, cybersecurity, netflix, scooters

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