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15 de July de 2019 Off By morse

Brazil’s Creditas secures $231M from SoftBank
Creditas, the Brazilian provider of online direct consumer loans, has raised $231 million in a new financing round led by SoftBank.

AT&T’s new streaming service HBO Max arrives in 2020, will be the exclusive home of ‘Friends’
Hooray, we don’t have to call it the Untitled WarnerMedia  streaming service anymore! Instead, it’s going to be named HBO Max, and it will launch next spring with more than 10,000 hours of content available to subscribers. 

Amazon has asked for permission to launch more than 3000 satellites
The firm has filed an application with the FCC to join SpaceX, One Web, and others in launching a constellation of satellites to provide broadband internet.

Alexa will now be giving out health advice to UK citizens
The UK’s National Health Service hopes that its partnership with Amazon could help to reduce demand on its services.

IBM Bets $34 Billion That Red Hat Can Help It Catch Amazon and Microsoft
IBM outlined its latest strategy: using its $34 billion purchase of Red Hat, the largest ever acquisition of a business software company, to get a big piece of the lucrative cloud computing market. 

Ford and Volkswagen to sign a cooperation agreement for electric and self-driving cars 
The companies are ready to give a major step into the development of electric and self-driving cars. 

It’s Data Time

  • Internet advertising will account for 52% of global advertising expenditure in 2021 (Zenith)
  • Mobile apps had a record quarter in Q2 with 30.3 billion downloads and almost US$22.6 billion in consumer spending — up 20% from a year earlier (AppAnnie)