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1. Millions of Instagram influencers had their private contact data scraped and exposed
A massive database containing contact information for millions of Instagram influencers, celebrities and brand accounts was found online by a security researcher.
We traced the database back to Mumbai-based social media marketing firm Chtrbox. Shortly after we reached out, Chtrbox pulled the database offline.
2. US mitigates Huawei ban by offering temporary reprieve
Last week, the Trump administration effectively banned Huawei from importing U.S. technology, a decision that forced several American companies, including Google, to take steps to sever their relationships. Now, the Department of Commerce has announced that Huawei will receive a “90-day temporary general license” to continue to use U.S. technology to which it already has a license.
3. GM’s car-sharing service Maven to exit eight cities
GM is scaling back its Maven car-sharing company and will stop service in nearly half of the 17 North American cities in which it operates.
4. Maisie Williams’ talent discovery startup Daisie raises $2.5M, hits 100K members
The actress who became famous playing Arya Stark on “Game of Thrones” has fresh funding for her startup.
5. ByteDance, TikTok’s parent company, plans to launch a free music streaming app
The company, which operates popular app TikTok, has held discussions with music labels to launch the app as soon as the end of this quarter.
6. Future Family launches a $200 membership for fertility coaching
In its recent user research, Future Family found that around 70% of new customers had yet to see a fertility doctor. So today, the startup is rolling out a new membership plan that offers customers a dedicated fertility coach, and helps them find a doctor in their area.
7. When will customers start buying all those AI chips?
Danny Crichton says it’s the best and worst time to be in semiconductors right now. (Extra Crunch membership required.)