Facebook’s dating service is launching in the US

(CNN)Facebook is moving from Likes to love. The US is now the 20th country to have access to Dating. The feature allows anyone with a Facebook account who is 18 or older to set up a dating profile from within the Facebook mobile app. Facebook’s decision to move into the dating space may strike some as brazen or tone deaf. For more than a year, the social media company has come under fire for its data privacy practices, most notably with the Cambridge Analytica scandal. Now Facebook is asking users to trust it with one of the most intimate activities they do online: search for love. Dating pulls over a first name and age from a Facebook account. But beyond …

Chinese AI unicorn Megvii files for Hong Kong IPO

Hong Kong (CNN Business)One of China’s largest artificial intelligence companies has filed for an initial public offering in Hong Kong. Ant Financial — the Alibaba affiliate controlled by the company’s billionaire founder Jack Ma — owns around 15% of Megvii through a subsidiary, according to a draft prospectus Megvii published late on Sunday. Alibaba Group owns another 14% of the Chinese AI startup through its subsidiary, Taobao China. The three co-founders of Megvii own a combined 16.8% stake in the company. But they control a majority of the voting power through a dual-class share structure, which gives their shares greater voting rights than ordinary shareholders. Established in 2011, Megvii caters to Chinese technology giants including Alibaba, Huawei and Lenovo. It …

Free music streaming is coming to Google and Amazon

Why tap on an ad when you can talk to it?Image: Chesnot/Getty Images We’ve all been there: You hear an ad while streaming music on Spotify or Pandora and it’s just too much effort to look up the product later.  Well, both music streaming services are looking into ways to change that with interactive voice ads.  SEE ALSO: Spotify now has 100 million paid subscribers worldwide Spotify announced on Thursday that it would do limited tests of voice-activated ads in the United States. Right now it’s just advertising its own products, like original podcasts and branded playlists. The ads give users a moment to say “Play now” if they want to hear what is being advertised. If not, the ad …