Voicebot survey estimates that about 77M US adults use voice assistants in their cars at least monthly, compared with 45.7M using them on smart speakers (Rani Molla/Recode)

Rani Molla / Recode:Voicebot survey estimates that about 77M US adults use voice assistants in their cars at least monthly, compared with 45.7M using them…

View More Voicebot survey estimates that about 77M US adults use voice assistants in their cars at least monthly, compared with 45.7M using them on smart speakers (Rani Molla/Recode)

DaDa, a Chinese online tutoring service that helps children aged 4 to 16 learn English from native speakers, raises $255M Series D led by Warburg Pincus (Quynh Nguyen/DealStreetAsia)

Quynh Nguyen / DealStreetAsia:DaDa, a Chinese online tutoring service that helps children aged 4 to 16 learn English from native speakers, raises $255M Series D…

View More DaDa, a Chinese online tutoring service that helps children aged 4 to 16 learn English from native speakers, raises $255M Series D led by Warburg Pincus (Quynh Nguyen/DealStreetAsia)

Chainalysis: Bitcoin transactions on darknet markets rose throughout 2018 to an average of $2M/day, nearly double the activity measured at the start of the year (Anna Irrera/Reuters)

Anna Irrera / Reuters:Chainalysis: Bitcoin transactions on darknet markets rose throughout 2018 to an average of $2M/day, nearly double the activity measured at the start…

View More Chainalysis: Bitcoin transactions on darknet markets rose throughout 2018 to an average of $2M/day, nearly double the activity measured at the start of the year (Anna Irrera/Reuters)

Report: $5.3B was invested in cybersecurity companies in 2018, up 81% from 2016, with California alone accounting for 46% of VC investments worldwide (Zack Whittaker/TechCrunch)

Zack Whittaker / TechCrunch:Report: $5.3B was invested in cybersecurity companies in 2018, up 81% from 2016, with California alone accounting for 46% of VC investments…

View More Report: $5.3B was invested in cybersecurity companies in 2018, up 81% from 2016, with California alone accounting for 46% of VC investments worldwide (Zack Whittaker/TechCrunch)

DNC says in court filing that it was a target of a failed spearphishing campaign after the midterms; researchers: the campaign resembled Russia-linked attacks (Nicole Perlroth/New York Times)

Nicole Perlroth / New York Times:DNC says in court filing that it was a target of a failed spearphishing campaign after the midterms; researchers: the…

View More DNC says in court filing that it was a target of a failed spearphishing campaign after the midterms; researchers: the campaign resembled Russia-linked attacks (Nicole Perlroth/New York Times)

Profile of angel investor and Code.org co-founder Ali Partovi, who now manages Neo, a fund that matches talented young engineers with tech industry veterans (Biz Carson/Forbes)

Biz Carson / Forbes:Profile of angel investor and Code.org co-founder Ali Partovi, who now manages Neo, a fund that matches talented young engineers with tech…

View More Profile of angel investor and Code.org co-founder Ali Partovi, who now manages Neo, a fund that matches talented young engineers with tech industry veterans (Biz Carson/Forbes)

Sources: Snap fires security chief over secret relationship with a consultant and pushes out his boss, the head of HR, amid multiple departures in recent months (Alex Heath/Cheddar)

Alex Heath / Cheddar:Sources: Snap fires security chief over secret relationship with a consultant and pushes out his boss, the head of HR, amid multiple…

View More Sources: Snap fires security chief over secret relationship with a consultant and pushes out his boss, the head of HR, amid multiple departures in recent months (Alex Heath/Cheddar)

Amazon says ~200K SMBs generated $100K+ in sales via Amazon stores in 2018, 50K exceeded $500K, and the number of SMBs that sold $1M+ grew by 20% (Paul Hill/Neowin)

Paul Hill / Neowin:Amazon says ~200K SMBs generated $100K+ in sales via Amazon stores in 2018, 50K exceeded $500K, and the number of SMBs that…

View More Amazon says ~200K SMBs generated $100K+ in sales via Amazon stores in 2018, 50K exceeded $500K, and the number of SMBs that sold $1M+ grew by 20% (Paul Hill/Neowin)

Sources: Airbnb held informal talks to buy discounted hotel booking app HotelTonight; HotelTonight was valued at $463M in a March 2017 funding round (Wall Street Journal)

Wall Street Journal:Sources: Airbnb held informal talks to buy discounted hotel booking app HotelTonight; HotelTonight was valued at $463M in a March 2017 funding round …

View More Sources: Airbnb held informal talks to buy discounted hotel booking app HotelTonight; HotelTonight was valued at $463M in a March 2017 funding round (Wall Street Journal)