DoorDash buys Scotty Labs, which raised $6M in VC funding to help remotely control self-driving cars, quietly hires co-founders of high precision map maker Lvl5 (TechCrunch)

How companies like McDonald's and Facebook use podcasts, such as Gizmodo-produced The Sauce, as subtle brand-building efforts meant to entertain and persuade (David Yaffe-Bellany/New York Times)

Adult website Luscious left data of 1M+ users exposed, including user email addresses, location data, the content they uploaded, liked, and shared (Zack Whittaker/TechCrunch)

Sources: a group of as many as 20 states will launch a joint antitrust investigation of big tech companies as soon as next month (Wall Street Journal), which provides an open source machine learning platform to build smart applications, raises $72.5M led by Goldman Sachs and Ping An Global Voyager Fund (Kyle Wiggers/VentureBeat)

IFTTT warns against migrating Nest devices to Google accounts

Yubico launches its dual USB-C and Lightning two-factor security key

Yubico launches USB-C and Lightning-compatible Yubikey 5Ci, with native support for iOS apps like LastPass and 1Password out of the box, for $70 (Jay Peters/The Verge)

Xiaomi misses expectations with Q2 revenue of $7.36B, up 15% YoY, and profit of $277M, down 87% YoY; total smartphone shipments rose to 32M (Reuters), formerly known as ReputationDefender, which helps businesses track and improve online reviews, raises $30M led by Ascension Ventures (Kyle Wiggers/VentureBeat)

Microsoft acquires jClarity, which provides performance tuning tools for Java developers, to help optimize Java workloads on Azure (Maria Deutscher/SiliconANGLE) nabs $30M more to help enterprises manage their profiles online

Summer flash sale: Score 2-for-1 passes to Disrupt Berlin 2019

SpotQA picks up $3.25M seed funding for its automated software testing