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Facebook plans to challenge Europe’s top court, which today ruled that EU countries can order Facebook to globally remove content that violates local laws. Facebook currently complies with proper legal requests to remove content that breaks a nation’s laws, but can leave it up for global viewers if the post doesn’t violate its Community Standards.

But today during a live-streamed Q&A with Facebook employees, CEO Mark Zuckerberg said that “This is something I expect us and other companies will be litigating.”

Zuckerberg explained that Facebook had “successfully fought” overly broad takedown requests in the past. He also noted that “a lot of the details about exactly how [the ruling gets] implemented will depend on national courts across Europe.”

Facebook told TechCrunch in a statement today that:

This judgement raises critical questions around freedom of expression and the role that internet companies should play in monitoring, interpreting and removing speech that might be illegal in any particular country.

At Facebook, we already have Community Standards which outline what people can and cannot share on our platform, and we have a process in place to restrict content if and when it violates local laws. This ruling goes much further.

It undermines the long-standing principle that one country does not have the right to impose its laws on speech on another country. It also opens the door to obligations being imposed on internet companies to proactively monitor content and then interpret if it is “equivalent” to content that has been found to be illegal.

 In order to get this right national courts will have to set out very clear definitions on what “identical” and “equivalent” means in practice. We hope the courts take a proportionate and measured approach, to avoid having a chilling effect on freedom of expression.

Zuckerberg hadn’t done a live-streamed Q&A recently, but holds them weekly inside Facebook. Yet after The Verge’s Casey Newton published two hours of leaked audio from Facebook internal all-hands meetings, Zuckerberg is trying to show he has nothing to hide.

During pre-question remarks, Zuckerberg also discussed the U.S. Attorney General Bill Barr’s open letter from the U.S., U.K and Australia demanding that Facebook halt the expansion of encryption across all its messaging apps. “We get that there are real concerns with doing that,” Zuckerberg said. “There are these different equities we try to balance,” specifically safety needs like catching child abusers and terrorists versus privacy and protecting political dissidents as well as normal citizens.

The CEO argued Facebook could still police encrypted apps, noting “There’s a lot we can do with detecting patterns,” including linking accounts so it can shut down the WhatsApp accounts of bad actors on Facebook, and that Facebook can “find it upstream” by analyzing suspicious activity outside of the messages threads themselves. He also mentioned that iMessage is the top U.S. messaging app and it’s encrypted too, showing Facebook isn’t the only one pushing private messaging and clearly users want it.

Queried about Bernie Sanders’ statement that “billionaires shouldn’t exist,” Zuckerberg said “no one deserves to have that much money.” That’s despite having a fortune north of $60 billion, though much of it is dedicated to the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative that works on science, justice, education, and opportunity issues.

Zuckerberg was asked about concerns that his comments regarding Facebook would likely sue to stop an attempt by regulators to break it up. He’d discussed how presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren had made the break-up a core piece of her policy slate, which led to questions about whether Facebook might try to minimize the reach of her statements or avoid voter registration that could aid.

Zuckerberg crystallized the question, saying, “If Facebook is worried about Elizabeth Warren becoming president because of that thing…how can we be trusted to be impartial and make sure she and other people get a voice?” He said that “Even when people disagree with what I think would be good…I still want to give them a voice . . . we need to be able to put what people want to express…above our preferences all the time.”

Today’s session certainly felt more guarded than the leaked Q&As. At one point Zuckerberg noted he wouldn’t share stats on Facebook Dating because it was a public discussion. Yet the talk still helped clarify critical Facebook policy positions are a tumultuous time for the company.

Zuckerberg joked at the beginning of the Q&A that he’s making this one publicly available because “I do such a bad job in interviews that it’s like, what do we have to lose?”

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It’s an unusual trajectory for a hardware startup exploring a nearly unoccupied market, but CEO Magnus Wanberg is confident that’s because this category of device is destined to grow in response to increasingly invasive tech. Sometimes an anti-technology trend is the tech opportunity of a lifetime.

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I reviewed the reMarkable last year and compared it with its only real competition, the Sony Digital Paper Tablet. It was launched not on Kickstarter or Indiegogo but with its own independent crowdfunding campaign u2014 and considering we’ve seen devices like this attempt such a thing and either let down or rip off their backers, that alone was a significant risk.

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The device has been a runaway success, though, selling over 100,000 units u2014 and attracting investment in the process. When I talked with Wanberg and co-founder Gerst about their new A round, the conversation was so interesting that I decided to publish it in full (or at least slightly edited).

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How did they get here? What would they have done differently? Is the threat of the “smart” world really a thing? Why fight tech with more tech?

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Devin: So you guys raised some money, that’s great! But it’s been a while since we talked. I think it’s important to hear about the progress of unique companies that are doing interesting things. So first can you tell me a little about what the company’s been busy with?

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Magnus: Well, we’ve created this wonderful product, the reMarkable paper tablet. We’ve been very focused on that effort, based on a love for paper and a love for technology, to see if we can find some ways to join these two together to help people think better. That’s sort of the the whole ethos of the company.

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So for the last six years, we’ve just been grinding away… you know, we’re a small player up against the big guys on this. So we’ve been sort of fighting guerrilla warfare trying to trying to establish ourselves.

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And we were successful, fortunately, when we did our pre-order campaign, because as we found out, we weren’t the only ones who who love this notion of thinking better with the paper tablet, seeing paper as a powerful tool for thinking and for creating.

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This time it actually has insurance. Zero-fee stock-trading app Robinhood is launching Cash Management, a new feature that earns users 2.05% APY interest on uninvested money in their account with the ability to spend it through a special Mastercard debit card. The waitlist opens today in the U.S. with the first users to be admitted soon. u201cIf you have $5,000 in your account while youu2019re thinking about what to invest in, youu2019d have an extra $105 at the end of the yearu201d thanks to Robinhood Cash Managementu2019s interest, co-CEO Baiju Bhatt tells me.

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The $7.6 billion-valuation startup first attempted something similar in December with Robinhood Checking, promising a stunningly tall 3% interest rate. But the product turned into a PR disaster when the Securities Investor Protection Corporation that was supposed to insure usersu2019 funds declared Robinhood ineligible, with its CEO noting it had never agreed to cover checking accounts. That led Robinhood to shelve the feature, scrub its site of any mention of Checking and apologize.

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Robinhood Cash Managementu2019s debit cards, featuring the same design from the scrapped Checking launch

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Now despite Bhatt claiming u201cCash Management is a brand new program built from the ground up,u201d it will offer the same debit card design and network of 75,000 ATMs. Itu2019s even using an identical promo image for its half-translucent green, black, white and American flag debit card designs. But each useru2019s funds will be covered by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation up to $1.25 million. To get around the $250,000 FDIC limit per bank, Robinhood is partnering with six banks that it will spread a useru2019s cash across as necessary to bundle up to that sum. Robinhood earns money by taking a chunk of the interchange fees from transactions on its debit card run in partnership with Sutton Bank, and from a fee paid by the six banks cash gets swept into.

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To help it avoid further regulatory missteps, Robinhood yesterday added former SEC commissioner Dan Gallagher as its first independent board member. He joins the startupu2019s recently hired COO, CFO, chief compliance officer, VP of Risk & Compliance and VP of Legal & Regulatory to bring more supervision to Robinhood.

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Robinhood co-founders and co-CEOs (from left): Baiju Bhatt and Vlad Tenev

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The opt-in feature prevents users from missing out on earning interest if they keep money in their Robinhood account, and makes funds from stock sales quickly accessible via the debit card for spending or withdrawal. That convenience could give Robinhood an edge as its loses one if its key differentiators. Last week, its top incumbent competitors Charles Schwab, E*Trade and AmeriTrade all dropped their $4.95 to $6.95 fees on stock trades to match Robinhoodu2019s free offering. That makes Cash Management and Robinhood Crypto even more critical to its continued growth. Thatu2019s necessary to justify the $7.6 billion valuation from its recent $323 million Series E raise led by DST Global that brings it to $860 million in total funding.

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How Robinhood Cash Management works

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u201cWe decided the best thing to do is giving people the peace of mind that their money is held at these banks, while trying to pay back the very best interest rates,u201d Bhatt tells me. [Disclosure: I know Robinhoodu2019s co-founders from college.]

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With Cash Management, once users deposit cash into the Robinhood accounts and opt into the program, theyu2019re eligible to earn interest. Any balance on their account, including returns from sales of securities or cryptocurrencies, is swept into the FDIC-insured partner banks via Promontoryu2019s debit suite system. Those banks include Wells Fargo, HSBC, Goldman Sachs, Citibank, U.S. Bank and Bank of Baroda. If one of those banks folds, the FDIC will make customers whole for up to $250,000, equaling $1.25 million across all six working with Robinhood. Users are able to opt out of specific banks.

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There the cash earns a variable annual percentage yield (APY) that may fluctuate based on market factors like the Fed fund’s rate. Currently Robinhood offers a 2.05% APY, but refused to compare it to competitors. However, it ranks relatively high amongst popular banking options like these, according to Bankrate, especially given it has no minimum balance:

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Robinhood Cash Management will also compete directly with Wealthfront Cash that launched in February and now offers 2.07% APY interest, but lacks a debit card or ATMs. Betterment Checking & Savings does provide a Visa debit card, but its current APY is 1.79%.

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Cash Management users can select from the four debit card styles that are accepted anywhere that takes Mastercard, plus 75,000 ATMs. It also works with Apple Pay, Google Pay and Samsung Pay. There are no foreign transaction fees, maintenance fees or account minimum.

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A variety of new Cash Management features are being added to the Robinhood app. You can get notifications and emails for all your transactions, and lock the card from your phone if you suspect fraud. You also can opt for location protection, which alerts you if your card is used too far away from your phone. An in-app ATM finder shows users where they can get cash without a fee.

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u201cPartially we want this to be a good business but we also want this to be a big part of customer’s lives,u201d says Robinhood VP of product Josh Elman. Instead of nickel and diming Cash Management users, the startup monetizes by charging its partners. But the bigger strategy is to get more users on Robinhood in hopes some will subscribe to Robinhood Gold. There users pay a variable monthly fee depending on how much they want to borrow from the startup to trade on margin.

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Robinhood co-CEO Baiju Bhatt speaks with TechCrunchu2019s Josh Constine at Disrupt SF 2018

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u201cI think the main takeaway over the last year has been that since last December, our company has been very committed to building an organization that has a really strong culture [of compliance]u201d Bhatt concludes. u201cWe’ve grown the leadership team over the last year with experience from risk and finance backgrounds. We think that’s reflected pretty clearly in how Robinhood operates and the diligence that went into building this new program.u201d

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No longer a scrappy startup, the budding fintech giant must now grapple with much greater regulatory scrutiny. With more than 6 million users, the SEC wonu2019t stand for it putting peopleu2019s finances in in jeopardy.

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Smartphone maker Vivo, broadcaster CCTV and internet giant Tencent said today they are suspending all cooperation with the National Basketball Association, becoming the latest Chinese firms to cut ties with the league after a tweet from a Houston Rockets executive supporting Hong Kongu2019s pro-democracy protesters offended many in the worldu2019s most populous nation.

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Vivo, which is a key sponsor for the upcoming exhibition games to be played in Shanghai and Shenzhen this week, said in a statement on Chinese social networking platform Weibo that it was u201cdissatisfiedu201d with Rockets General Manager Daryl Moreyu2019s views on Hong Kong.

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In a tweet over the weekend, Morey voiced his support for protesters in Hong Kong. He said, u201cFight for freedom, stand with Hong Kong.u201d Even as he quickly moved to delete the tweet and the NBA attempted to smooth the dialog, Moreyu2019s views had offended many in China, which maintains a low tolerance for criticism of its political system.

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In a statement, the NBA said it was u201cregrettableu201d that Moreyu2019s views had u201cdeeply offended many of our friends and fans in China.” This stance from the NBA, which has grown accustomed to seeing its star players speak freely and criticize anyone they wish, including the U.S. President Donald Trump, in turn, offended many.

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Earlier today, Chinese state broadcaster CCTV said it was also suspending broadcasts of the leagueu2019s games to be played in China.

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In a statement today, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver tried to steer the league from the controversy. u201cIt is inevitable that people around the world — including from America and China — will have different viewpoints over different issues. It is not the role of the NBA to adjudicate those differences. However, the NBA will not put itself in a position of regulating what players, employees and team owners say or will not say on these issues. We simply could not operate that way,u201d he said.

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China remains a key strategic nation for the NBA. According to official figures, more than 600 million viewers in China watched NBA content during the 2017-18 season. The leagueu2019s five-year partnership with Chinese tech giant Tencent for digital streaming rights of matches is reported to be worth $1.5 billion.

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In a statement issued today, Tencent Sports said it was u201ctemporarily suspendingu201d the pre-season broadcast arrangements. Over the weekend, Chinese sportswear maker Li-Ning Company and Shanghai Pudong Development Bank suspended their cooperation with the Houston Rockets.

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Users on Twitter reported today that e-commerce giants Alibaba and JD.com appear to have taken a stand, too. Searches in Chinese for u201cHouston Rocketsu201d and u201cRockets,u201d which previously surfaced NBA franchise products, now return no results.

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In an unrelated event, several Chinese services banned an episode of the satirical animated show u201cSouth Parku201d last week. In the episode, titled u201cBand in China,u201d the show criticized Chinau2019s policies on free speech and U.S. corporatesu2019 efforts to bow down to the worldu2019s most populous nation to avoid any repercussions.

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In a statement on Monday, South Park creators issued a mock apology. They said, u201clike the NBA, we welcome the Chinese censors into our homes and into our hearts. We too love money more than freedom. Long live the Great Communist Party of China! May this autumnu2019s sorghum harvest be bountiful! We good now China?u201d

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Speaking today at the Microsoft Government Leaders Summit in Washington, DC, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella made the case for edge computing, even while pushing the Azure cloud as what he called “the world’s computer.”

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While Amazon, Google and other competitors may have something to say about that, marketing hype aside, many companies are still in the midst of transitioning to the cloud. Nadella says the future of computing could actually be at the edge, where computing is done locally before data is then transferred to the cloud for AI and machine learning purposes. What goes around, comes around.

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But as Nadella sees it, this is not going to be about either edge or cloud. It’s going to be the two technologies working in tandem. “Now, all this is being driven by this new tech paradigm that we describe as the intelligent cloud and the intelligent edge,” he said today.

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He said that to truly understand the impact the edge is going to have on computing, you have to look at research, which predicts there will be 50 billion connected devices in the world by 2030, a number even he finds astonishing. “I mean this is pretty stunning. We think about a billion Windows machines or a couple of billion smartphones. This is 50 billion [devices], and that’s the scope,” he said.

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The key here is that these 50 billion devices, whether you call them edge devices or the Internet of Things, will be generating tons of data.u00a0That means you will have to develop entirely new ways of thinking about how all this flows together. “The capacity at the edge, that ubiquity is going to be transformative in how we think about computation in any business process of ours,” he said. As we generate ever-increasing amounts of data, whether we are talking about public sector kinds of use case, or any business need, it’s going to be the fuel for artificial intelligence, and he sees the sheer amount of that data driving new AI use cases.

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“Of course when you have that rich computational fabric, one of the things that you can do is create this new asset, which is data and AI. There is not going to be a single application, a single experience that you are going to build, that is not going to be driven by AI, and that means you have to really have the ability to reason over large amounts of data to create that AI,” he said.

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Nadella would be more than happy to have his audience take care of all that using Microsoft products, whether Azure compute, database, AI tools or edge computers like the Data Box Edge it introduced in 2018. While Nadella is probably right about the future of computing, all of this could apply to any cloud, not just Microsoft.

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As computing shifts to the edge, it’s going to have a profound impact on the way we think about technology in general, but it’s probably not going to involve being tied to a single vendor, regardless of how comprehensive their offerings may be.

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Nio delivered 4,799 vehicles in the third quarter, a 35.1% surge in sales and a positive development for the Chinese electric automaker that has been plagued by cost overruns, a voluntary battery recall and macroeconomic conditions such as declining passenger vehicle sales and reduced EV subsidies.

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The company said Tuesday it also exceeded the middle point of its guidance range by 499 vehicles, or 11.6%.

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The deliveries sent Nio shares up more than 9%. However, Nio shares, which were trading at $1.69 on Tuesday prior to the market close, are still down some 49% from just a month ago.

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In the third quarter, Nio delivered 4,196 of its five-seater ES6 SUV and 603 of the ES8, its more expensive seven-seater premium electric SUV. As of September 30, 2019, aggregate deliveries of the companyu2019s ES6 and ES8 reached 23,689 vehicles, of which 12,341 vehicles were delivered in 2019.

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Nio founder, chairman and CEO William Li credited more “competitive retail prices” on the ES6 for contributing to the jump in deliveries. He added that the company began in October delivering ES6 and ES8 vehicles with an 84 kWh battery pack that extends their range to 316 miles and 276 miles, respectively. Li expects these longer-range vehicles to accelerate orders and deliveries in the fourth quarter.

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Nio has struggled to hit its own guidance in previous quarters. Nio began deliveries of the ES8 in China in June 2018. And while deliveries initiallyu00a0surpassed expectations, they slowed in 2019. The company reported loss of $390.9 million in the first quarter. The rout continued in the second quarter when Nio reported a loss of $462 million.

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Nio delivered 3,553 vehicles in the second quarter, a 7.9% decline from the first period of 2019.

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Nio’s response to its dismal numbers has included shifting its vehicle production plans, reducing R&D spending and cutting thousands of jobs. The company plans to cut its workforce from 9,900 people down to 7,800 by the end of the third quarter, Li said in September when reporting its earnings. He also said there will be additional restructuring and some non-core businesses will be spun off by the end of the year.

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In June, Nio faced a new problem when it voluntarily recalled nearly 5,000 of its ES8 high-performance electric SUVs after a series of battery fires in China and a subsequent investigation revealed a vulnerability that created a safety risk. The recall affected a quarter of the ES8 vehicles it has sold since they went on sale in June 2018.

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Nio was able to complete its recall for the 4,803 ES8s by prioritizing battery manufacturing capacity for this effort. But that significantly affected production and delivery results, Li said at the time. Nio delivered just 837 electric vehicles in July.

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But even before the recall, delivery numbers were down. Nio delivered 1,340 vehicles in June, 1,089 in May and 1,124 in April. Those numbers rebounded in September when Nio said it delivered 2,019 vehicles.

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It’s unclear if these rosier numbers signal the beginning of a broader turnaround for Nio, which has accumulated about $6 billion in losses since its founding in 2014. Sales of EVs in China continue to slide, a fall blamed on a reduction in subsidies.

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Itu2019s a tough job at an even tougher time. The move comes on the tail of five consecutive quarterly losses and major layoffs, including a quarter of the companyu2019s staff, which were let go in July of last year.

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Itu2019s a far fall for a company that comprised roughly 11 percent of global smartphone sales, some eight years ago. These days, HTC is routinely relegated to the u201cotheru201d column when these figures are published.

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All of this is not to say that the company doesnu2019t have some interesting irons in the fire. With Vive, HTC has demonstrated its ability to offer a cutting edge VR platform, while Exodus has tapped into an interest in exploring the use of blockchain technologies for mobile devices.

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Of course, neither of these examples show any sign of displacing HTCu2019s once-booming mobile device sales. And this Januaryu2019s $1.1 billion sale of a significant portion of its hardware division to Google has left many wondering whether it has much gas left in the mobile tank.

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With Wang initially scheduled to appear on stage at Disrupt this week, the company ultimately opted to have Maitre sit in on the panel instead. In preparation for the conversation, we sat down with the executive to discuss his new role and future of the struggling Taiwanese hardware company.

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Education is a $4 trillion market globally in urgent need of an overhaul u2014 so where within education are top venture capitalists optimistic about startups building large businesses by providing new solutions?

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According to EdSurge, $1.45 billion of venture capital (a mere 1.1% of the $130 billion in US venture funding) was invested in education startups in the US in 2018; there were only 112 education-focused deals. In line with the trend in venture capital overall, this represented an increase in overall capital but a concentration in fewer deals (mainly large late-stage rounds).

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Education is regarded as a tough market for achieving VC scale returns. Selling into school districts and universities is difficult and slow, and freemium models that go direct-to-teachers have struggled to monetize.

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New software, content, and financing solutions for learning outside the traditional school system are more compelling business opportunities. This is particularly the case in vocational training where the return on investment of an educational program or tool can be quantitatively measured in job offers and salary increases

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I asked four leading edtech VCs and six of the top generalist VCs (who have a track record of education investments) to share where they see opportunity in this sector:

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Here are their answers…

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Jennifer Carolan, General Partner at Reach Capital (an education-focused VC firm in Palo Alto with investments including Abl, BetterLesson, Epic!, Handshake, Holberton School, Newsela, Outschool, and Tinkergarten):

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u201cHuman-centered learning has been traditionally limited to one’s physical geography but technology is unlocking learning opportunities that never before existed.u00a0 We’re particularly interested in the marketplaces that are better matching supply and demand across experiential learning, educator coaching, tutoring, and online small groups.

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Education is a $4 trillion market globally in urgent need of an overhaul u2014 so where within education are top venture capitalists optimistic about startups building large businesses by providing new solutions? According to EdSurge, $1.45 billion of venture capital (a mere 1.1% of the $130 billion in US venture funding) was invested in education […]

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To the former, the government of China has designated Africa a strategic priority in its foreign relations and has pursued policies and programs accordingly.

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Ahad Mohammad started Bongo in 2013. The on-demand video service began life as a channel on YouTube in 2014 before expanding as a standalone app to users a year later.

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Facebook plans to challenge Europe’s top court, which today ruled that EU countries can order Facebook to globally remove content that violates local laws. Facebook currently complies with proper legal requests to remove content that breaks a nation’s laws, but can leave it up for global viewers if the post doesn’t violate its Community Standards.

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But today during a live-streamed Q&A with Facebook employees, CEO Mark Zuckerberg said that “This is something I expect us and other companies will be litigating.”

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Zuckerberg explained that Facebook had “successfully fought” overly broad takedown requests in the past. He also noted that “a lot of the details about exactly how [the ruling gets] implemented will depend on national courts across Europe.”

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Facebook told TechCrunch in a statement today that:

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This judgement raises critical questions around freedom of expression and the role that internet companies should play in monitoring, interpreting and removing speech that might be illegal in any particular country.

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At Facebook, we already have Community Standards which outline what people can and cannot share on our platform, and we have a process in place to restrict content if and when it violates local laws. This ruling goes much further.

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It undermines the long-standing principle that one country does not have the right to impose its laws on speech on another country. It also opens the door to obligations being imposed on internet companies to proactively monitor content and then interpret if it is u201cequivalentu201d to content that has been found to be illegal.

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u00a0In order to get this right national courts will have to set out very clear definitions on what “identical” and “equivalent” means in practice. We hope the courts take a proportionate and measured approach, to avoid having a chilling effect on freedom of expression.

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Zuckerberg hadn’t done a live-streamed Q&A recently, but holds them weekly inside Facebook. Yet after The Verge’s Casey Newton published two hours of leaked audio from Facebook internal all-hands meetings, Zuckerberg is trying to show he has nothing to hide.

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During pre-question remarks, Zuckerberg also discussed the U.S. Attorney General Bill Barr’s open letter from the U.S., U.K and Australia demanding that Facebook halt the expansion of encryption across all its messaging apps. “We get that there are real concerns with doing that,” Zuckerberg said. “There are these different equities we try to balance,” specifically safety needs like catching child abusers and terrorists versus privacy and protecting political dissidents as well as normal citizens.

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The CEO argued Facebook could still police encrypted apps, noting “There’s a lot we can do with detecting patterns,” including linking accounts so it can shut down the WhatsApp accounts of bad actors on Facebook, and that Facebook can “find it upstream” by analyzing suspicious activity outside of the messages threads themselves. He also mentioned that iMessage is the top U.S. messaging app and it’s encrypted too, showing Facebook isn’t the only one pushing private messaging and clearly users want it.

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Queried about Bernie Sanders’ statement that “billionaires shouldn’t exist,” Zuckerberg said “no one deserves to have that much money.” That’s despite having a fortune north of $60 billion, though much of it is dedicated to the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative that works on science, justice, education, and opportunity issues.

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Zuckerberg was asked about concerns that his comments regarding Facebook would likely sue to stop an attempt by regulators to break it up. He’d discussed how presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren had made the break-up a core piece of her policy slate, which led to questions about whether Facebook might try to minimize the reach of her statements or avoid voter registration that could aid.

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Zuckerberg crystallized the question, saying, “If Facebook is worried about Elizabeth Warren becoming president because of that thingu2026how can we be trusted to be impartial and make sure she and other people get a voice?” He said that “Even when people disagree with what I think would be goodu2026I still want to give them a voice . . . we need to be able to put what people want to express…above our preferences all the time.”

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Today’s session certainly felt more guarded than the leaked Q&As. At one point Zuckerberg noted he wouldn’t share stats on Facebook Dating because it was a public discussion. Yet the talk still helped clarify critical Facebook policy positions are a tumultuous time for the company.

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Zuckerberg joked at the beginning of the Q&A that he’s making this one publicly available because “I do such a bad job in interviews that it’s like, what do we have to lose?”

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