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CA court orders YouTuber Ruben Sim to pay $150K to Roblox and stay off the platform, after Roblox accused him of leading a "cybermob" that terrorized players (Nicole Carpenter/Polygon)

CA court orders YouTuber Ruben Sim to pay $150K to Roblox...

Nicole Carpenter / Polygon: CA court orders YouTuber Ruben Sim to pay $150K to Roblox...

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US court rules in favor of pharma giant Merck in a $1.4B legal dispute with insurers who claimed an "Act of War" exclusion to deny coverage for NotPetya losses (Bloomberg Law)

US court rules in favor of pharma giant Merck in a $1.4B...

Bloomberg Law: US court rules in favor of pharma giant Merck in a $1.4B legal dispute...

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CB Insights: investments in European tech startups rose to a record $93.3B in 2021, up 142% YoY, across 7,051 deals, compared to 5,746 deals in 2020 (Julie Steinberg/Wall Street Journal)

CB Insights: investments in European tech startups rose...

Julie Steinberg / Wall Street Journal: CB Insights: investments in European tech...

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Google files to dismiss state AGs' antitrust lawsuit and says in a blog post that allegations of ad auction collusion with Facebook are "more heat than light" (Kim Lyons/The Verge)

Google files to dismiss state AGs' antitrust lawsuit and...

Kim Lyons / The Verge: Google files to dismiss state AGs' antitrust lawsuit and...

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IBM to sell part of Watson Health, including image software offerings and extensive data sets, to private equity firm Francisco Partners, sources say for $1B+ (Bloomberg)

IBM to sell part of Watson Health, including image software...

Bloomberg: IBM to sell part of Watson Health, including image software offerings...

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Investigation finds that Binance withheld information from regulators and maintained weak checks on customers even as it publicly welcomed government oversight (Reuters)

Investigation finds that Binance withheld information from...

Reuters: Investigation finds that Binance withheld information from regulators and...

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Hands-on with a pre-release mid-2018 build of Microsoft's canceled Andromeda OS for dual-screen devices (Zac Bowden/Windows Central)

Hands-on with a pre-release mid-2018 build of Microsoft's...

Zac Bowden / Windows Central: Hands-on with a pre-release mid-2018 build of Microsoft's...

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Health monitoring startup Casana raises a $30M Series B as it gets ready to debut a smart toilet seat that measures heart rate and other vitals (Erin Brodwin/Axios)

Health monitoring startup Casana raises a $30M Series B...

Erin Brodwin / Axios: Health monitoring startup Casana raises a $30M Series B as...

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Netflix COO says the company is "open to licensing large game IP"; job listings hint it may launch Fortnite-like live service games with regular content updates (Janko Roettgers/Protocol)

Netflix COO says the company is "open to licensing large...

Janko Roettgers / Protocol: Netflix COO says the company is “open to licensing large...

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Google files a motion to dismiss state AGs' antitrust lawsuit and says in a blog post that allegations of collusion with Facebook are "more heat than light" (Kim Lyons/The Verge)

Google files a motion to dismiss state AGs' antitrust lawsuit...

Kim Lyons / The Verge: Google files a motion to dismiss state AGs' antitrust lawsuit...

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A group of 34 QA testers at Activision Blizzard's Raven Software vote to unionize with the CWA, and ask the company to voluntarily recognize their union status (Jason Schreier/Bloomberg)

A group of 34 QA testers at Activision Blizzard's Raven...

Jason Schreier / Bloomberg: A group of 34 QA testers at Activision Blizzard's Raven...

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Netflix COO says it's "open to licensing large game IP"; job listings suggest it may launch Fortnite-like live service games that are regularly updated (Janko Roettgers/Protocol)

Netflix COO says it's "open to licensing large game IP";...

Janko Roettgers / Protocol: Netflix COO says it's “open to licensing large game...

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A hands-on look at a pre-release build from mid-2018 of Microsoft's canceled Andromeda OS for dual-screen devices (Zac Bowden/Windows Central)

A hands-on look at a pre-release build from mid-2018 of...

Zac Bowden / Windows Central: A hands-on look at a pre-release build from mid-2018...

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IBM to sell part of its Watson Health business, including image software offerings and extensive data sets, to PE firm Francisco Partners, sources say for $1B+ (Bloomberg)

IBM to sell part of its Watson Health business, including...

Bloomberg: IBM to sell part of its Watson Health business, including image software...

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Democrats Push to Revive $250 Billion Tech Investment Bill to Counter China

Democrats Push to Revive $250 Billion Tech Investment Bill...

Democratic leaders are aiming to smooth out differences over the technology spending...

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Investigation finds that Binance withheld info from regulators and maintained weak checks on customers even as it publicly welcomed regulatory oversight (Reuters)

Investigation finds that Binance withheld info from regulators...

Reuters: Investigation finds that Binance withheld info from regulators and maintained...

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Netflix reports Q4 revenue of $7.71B, up 16% YoY, net income of $607M, 222M paid subscribers, and $30B in 2021 revenue, up 19%; stock down 25%+ on weak guidance (Todd Spangler/Variety)

Netflix reports Q4 revenue of $7.71B, up 16% YoY, net income...

Todd Spangler / Variety: Netflix reports Q4 revenue of $7.71B, up 16% YoY, net income...

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5G rollout in US hits turbulence with air safety dispute

5G rollout in US hits turbulence with air safety dispute

The telecoms and aviation industries went head to head in the United States this...

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White House, Democrats Revive Effort to Boost High-Tech Research

White House, Democrats Revive Effort to Boost High-Tech...

House Republicans have concerns over $250 billion measure passed by Senate to counter...

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IBM Sells Watson Health Assets to Investment Firm

IBM Sells Watson Health Assets to Investment Firm

The tech giant said its deal with Francisco Partners wouldn’t weaken its commitments...

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BigTime Software, which helps companies monitor and manage their finances through budgeting, tracking, and invoicing, raises $100M from Vista Equity Partners (Jim Dallke/Chicago Business Journal)

BigTime Software, which helps companies monitor and manage...

Jim Dallke / Chicago Business Journal: BigTime Software, which helps companies monitor...

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CB Insights: investments in European tech rose to $93.3B in 2021, up 142% YoY, in 7,051 deals, compared to 5,746 in 2020 (Julie Steinberg/Wall Street Journal)

CB Insights: investments in European tech rose to $93.3B...

Julie Steinberg / Wall Street Journal: CB Insights: investments in European tech...

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What’s the point of digital clothes?

What’s the point of digital clothes?

Fashion has always been in the business of selling fantasies. Is the dream of digital-only...

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ByteDance's Revenue Growth Slowed Last Year Amid China Clampdowns

ByteDance's Revenue Growth Slowed Last Year Amid China...

Facing challenges at home, the Chinese social-media giant is banking increasingly...

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Crowdbotics, which lets users launch React Native and Django apps without having to learn code, raises a $22M combined seed and Series A (Kyle Wiggers/VentureBeat)

Crowdbotics, which lets users launch React Native and Django...

Kyle Wiggers / VentureBeat: Crowdbotics, which lets users launch React Native and...

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The Bathroom of the Future Is Here: From High-Tech Toilets to Self-Filling Tubs

The Bathroom of the Future Is Here: From High-Tech Toilets...

After two stress-filled pandemic years, some Americans are turning their bathrooms...

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How a Small Town Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Amazon

How a Small Town Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Amazon

In Darlington, England, shopkeepers rue e-commerce, but the town has embraced new...

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Microsoft Gambles on Troubled Activision, But Risks Are Likely Manageable

Microsoft Gambles on Troubled Activision, But Risks Are...

Microsoft in its planned purchase of Activision Blizzard will take on a company...

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Intel to Invest $20 Billion in U.S. Chip-Making Facility

Intel to Invest $20 Billion in U.S. Chip-Making Facility

Intel plans to invest at least $20 billion in new chip-making capacity in Ohio,...

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Netflix keeps growing, but latest figures leave investors underwhelmed

Netflix keeps growing, but latest figures leave investors...

Streaming giant Netflix says it's bracing for slower-than-expected growth this year,...

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The Graph Foundation, which operates a protocol for indexing and querying blockchain data, raises $50M led by Tiger Global via a sale of its The Graph tokens (Joanna Ossinger/Bloomberg)

The Graph Foundation, which operates a protocol for indexing...

Joanna Ossinger / Bloomberg: The Graph Foundation, which operates a protocol for...

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Intel to Invest at Least $20 Billion in U.S. Chip-Making Facility

Intel to Invest at Least $20 Billion in U.S. Chip-Making...

Intel plans to invest at least $20 billion in new chip-making capacity in Ohio,...

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Twitter terminated its head of security Peiter "Mudge" Zatko this week, and CISO Rinki Sethi will depart in the coming weeks; both execs joined Twitter in 2020 (New York Times)

Twitter terminated its head of security Peiter "Mudge"...

New York Times: Twitter terminated its head of security Peiter “Mudge” Zatko this...

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Twitter terminated its head of security Peiter "Mudge" Zatko this week; its Chief Information Security Officer Rinki Sethi will depart in the coming weeks (New York Times)

Twitter terminated its head of security Peiter "Mudge"...

New York Times: Twitter terminated its head of security Peiter “Mudge” Zatko this...

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Intel commits $20B to build at least two semiconductor fabrication plants on a 1,000-acre site by 2025, employing at least 3,000 people in New Albany, Ohio (Alana Semuels/TIME)

Intel commits $20B to build at least two semiconductor...

Alana Semuels / TIME: Intel commits $20B to build at least two semiconductor fabrication...

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Apple releases iOS 15.3 RC and macOS Monterey 12.2 RC with a fix for Safari 15's IndexedDB API that leaked users' browser history and Google ID to other sites (Filipe Espósito/9to5Mac)

Apple releases iOS 15.3 RC and macOS Monterey 12.2 RC with...

Filipe Espósito / 9to5Mac: Apple releases iOS 15.3 RC and macOS Monterey 12.2 RC...

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OpenSea suffered a database outage affecting some services that rely on its APIs to display NFTs, including Twitter and MetaMask; the issue has been fixed (Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai/VICE)

OpenSea suffered a database outage affecting some services...

Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai / VICE: OpenSea suffered a database outage affecting...

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Intel commits $20B to build two semiconductor fabrication plants on a 1,000 acre site, employing ~3,000 people, on outskirts of Columbus, Ohio (Alana Semuels/TIME)

Intel commits $20B to build two semiconductor fabrication...

Alana Semuels / TIME: Intel commits $20B to build two semiconductor fabrication...

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Intel commits $20B to build two semiconductor fabrication plants on a 1,000 acre site, employing ~3000 people, on outskirts of Columbus, Ohio (Alana Semuels/TIME)

Intel commits $20B to build two semiconductor fabrication...

Alana Semuels / TIME: Intel commits $20B to build two semiconductor fabrication...

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Netflix reports Q4 revenue of $7.71B, up 16% YoY, net income of $607M, 222M paid subscribers, and $30B in 2021 revenue, up 19%; stock down ~20% on weak guidance (Todd Spangler/Variety)

Netflix reports Q4 revenue of $7.71B, up 16% YoY, net income...

Todd Spangler / Variety: Netflix reports Q4 revenue of $7.71B, up 16% YoY, net income...

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Twitter will let iOS users of its Blue subscription service use NFTs as hexagon-shaped profile pictures (Salvador Rodriguez/Wall Street Journal)

Twitter will let iOS users of its Blue subscription service...

Salvador Rodriguez / Wall Street Journal: Twitter will let iOS users of its Blue...

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How Facebook became indispensable in Africa with its ease of access, importance to small businesses, its facilitating of community organizing, and more (Nesrine Malik/The Guardian)

How Facebook became indispensable in Africa with its ease...

Nesrine Malik / The Guardian: How Facebook became indispensable in Africa with its...

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Inside DARPA's Air Combat Evolution program, which aims to design AI that can fly a plane and engage in aerial combat without a human pilot (Sue Halpern/New Yorker)

Inside DARPA's Air Combat Evolution program, which aims...

Sue Halpern / New Yorker: Inside DARPA's Air Combat Evolution program, which aims...

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Meta details Data2vec, a self-supervised algorithm that unifies the process of training a neural network to learn the same across speech, images, and text (Tiernan Ray/ZDNet)

Meta details Data2vec, a self-supervised algorithm that...

Tiernan Ray / ZDNet: Meta details Data2vec, a self-supervised algorithm that unifies...

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DeepMind co-founder Mustafa Suleyman is leaving Google to join Greylock Partners; Suleyman was stripped of some duties in 2019 for allegedly bullying staff (Coral Murphy Marcos/New York Times)

DeepMind co-founder Mustafa Suleyman is leaving Google...

Coral Murphy Marcos / New York Times: DeepMind co-founder Mustafa Suleyman is leaving...

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Apple releases iOS 15.3 RC and macOS Monterey 12.2 RC with a fix for Safari 15's IndexedDB API, which leaked users' browser history and Google ID to other sites (Filipe Espósito/9to5Mac)

Apple releases iOS 15.3 RC and macOS Monterey 12.2 RC with...

Filipe Espósito / 9to5Mac: Apple releases iOS 15.3 RC and macOS Monterey 12.2 RC...

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Analysis: many right-wing personalities saw their followers surge on sites like Telegram, Gab, and Gettr after the January 6 riot, but growth has since stalled (Washington Post)

Analysis: many right-wing personalities saw their followers...

Washington Post: Analysis: many right-wing personalities saw their followers surge...

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Apple releases iOS 15.3 RC and macOS Monterey 12.2 RC with a fix to Safari 15's IndexedDB API, which leaked users' browser history and Google ID to other sites (Filipe Espósito/9to5Mac)

Apple releases iOS 15.3 RC and macOS Monterey 12.2 RC with...

Filipe Espósito / 9to5Mac: Apple releases iOS 15.3 RC and macOS Monterey 12.2 RC...

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Apple releases iOS 15.3 RC and macOS Monterey 12.2 RC to fix Safari 15's IndexedDB API, which leaked users' browser history and Google ID to other sites (Filipe Espósito/9to5Mac)

Apple releases iOS 15.3 RC and macOS Monterey 12.2 RC to...

Filipe Espósito / 9to5Mac: Apple releases iOS 15.3 RC and macOS Monterey 12.2 RC...

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Netflix Shares Sink as Company Sees Subscriber Growth Slowing

Netflix Shares Sink as Company Sees Subscriber Growth Slowing

The video streamer cites growing competition and an “ongoing Covid overhang” for...

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DeepMind co-founder Mustafa Suleyman is leaving Google to join Greylock Partners; Suleyman was stripped of some duties in 2019 for allegedly bullying staff (New York Times)

DeepMind co-founder Mustafa Suleyman is leaving Google...

New York Times: DeepMind co-founder Mustafa Suleyman is leaving Google to join Greylock...

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Netflix reports Q4 revenue of $7.71B, up 16% YoY, net income of $607M, 222M paid subscribers, and $30B in 2021 revenue, up 19%; stock down 20%+ on weak guidance (Todd Spangler/Variety)

Netflix reports Q4 revenue of $7.71B, up 16% YoY, net income...

Todd Spangler / Variety: Netflix reports Q4 revenue of $7.71B, up 16% YoY, net income...

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Netflix Shares Sink as Subscriber Growth Misses Forecast

Netflix Shares Sink as Subscriber Growth Misses Forecast

The video streamer reported a jump in subscribers, though not as much as expected,...

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Netflix reports Q4 revenue of $7.71B, up 16% YoY, net income of $607M, 222M paid subscribers, and $30B in 2021 revenue, up 19%; stock down 15%+ on weak guidance (Todd Spangler/Variety)

Netflix reports Q4 revenue of $7.71B, up 16% YoY, net income...

Todd Spangler / Variety: Netflix reports Q4 revenue of $7.71B, up 16% YoY, net income...

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Netflix Reports Jump in Subscribers, Helped by 'Don't Look Up'

Netflix Reports Jump in Subscribers, Helped by 'Don't Look...

Shares of the video streamer dropped in after-hours trading as the number of new...

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Netflix reports Q4 revenue of $7.71B, up 16% YoY, net income of $607M, 222M paid subs, and 2021 revenue of $30B, up 19% YoY; stock down 11%+ on weak guidance (Todd Spangler/Variety)

Netflix reports Q4 revenue of $7.71B, up 16% YoY, net income...

Todd Spangler / Variety: Netflix reports Q4 revenue of $7.71B, up 16% YoY, net income...

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Netflix Reports Jump in Subscribers, Helped by 'Don't Look Up' and 'Cobra Kai'

Netflix Reports Jump in Subscribers, Helped by 'Don't Look...

Shares of the video streamer dropped in after-hours trading as the number of new...

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Apple names longtime company spokesperson Kristin Huguet as VP of worldwide communications, replacing Stella Low, who is leaving after joining Apple in May 2021 (John Paczkowski/BuzzFeed News)

Apple names longtime company spokesperson Kristin Huguet...

John Paczkowski / BuzzFeed News: Apple names longtime company spokesperson Kristin...

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The US Federal Reserve releases its long-awaited report on a digital dollar but doesn't take a position on issuing one, and seeks public feedback for 120 days (Jeff Cox/CNBC)

The US Federal Reserve releases its long-awaited report...

Jeff Cox / CNBC: The US Federal Reserve releases its long-awaited report on a digital...

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Mercedes-Benz plans to use Luminar's lidar tech in future vehicles in exchange for data and services, and takes a small 1.5M share stake in Luminar (Kirsten Korosec/TechCrunch)

Mercedes-Benz plans to use Luminar's lidar tech in future...

Kirsten Korosec / TechCrunch: Mercedes-Benz plans to use Luminar's lidar tech in...

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The US Federal Reserve releases a long-awaited report on a digital dollar but doesn't take a position on creating one, and seeks public feedback for 120 days (Jeff Cox/CNBC)

The US Federal Reserve releases a long-awaited report on...

Jeff Cox / CNBC: The US Federal Reserve releases a long-awaited report on a digital...

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Prophecy, which lets data engineers build workflows by switching between a visual interface and a code editor, raises a $25M Series A led by Insight Partners (Frederic Lardinois/TechCrunch)

Prophecy, which lets data engineers build workflows by...

Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch: Prophecy, which lets data engineers build workflows...

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TikTok says it is testing letting creators charge subscriptions for their content (Mahira Dayal/The Information)

TikTok says it is testing letting creators charge subscriptions...

Mahira Dayal / The Information: TikTok says it is testing letting creators charge...

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Apple names longtime company spokesperson Kristin Huguet as VP of worldwide communications, replacing Stella Low, who is leaving after less than a year (John Paczkowski/BuzzFeed News)

Apple names longtime company spokesperson Kristin Huguet...

John Paczkowski / BuzzFeed News: Apple names longtime company spokesperson Kristin...

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Sources: TikTok ousted its marketing chief Nick Tran for "going rogue" with plans like TikTok Kitchen, NFTs by Lil Nas X and others, and TikTok Resumes (Lydia Moynihan/New York Post)

Sources: TikTok ousted its marketing chief Nick Tran for...

Lydia Moynihan / New York Post: Sources: TikTok ousted its marketing chief Nick...

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Sources: ByteDance revenue grew by 70% YoY to around $58B in 2021, slower than a year earlier when its revenue grew by 100%+ to $34.3B (Reuters)

Sources: ByteDance revenue grew by 70% YoY to around $58B...

Reuters: Sources: ByteDance revenue grew by 70% YoY to around $58B in 2021, slower...

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Sources: Google's AR headset could launch in 2024, powered by a custom processor, resembling ski goggles, and no need for an external power connection (Alex Heath/The Verge)

Sources: Google's AR headset could launch in 2024, powered...

Alex Heath / The Verge: Sources: Google's AR headset could launch in 2024, powered...

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The Senate Judiciary votes 16-6 to advance the American Innovation and Choice Online Act, which would stop platforms from favoring their products over rivals' (Lauren Feiner/CNBC)

The Senate Judiciary votes 16-6 to advance the American...

Lauren Feiner / CNBC: The Senate Judiciary votes 16-6 to advance the American Innovation...

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Twitter will let iOS users of its Blue subscription service use NFTs as their profile pictures (Salvador Rodriguez/Wall Street Journal)

Twitter will let iOS users of its Blue subscription service...

Salvador Rodriguez / Wall Street Journal: Twitter will let iOS users of its Blue...

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Several services that rely on OpenSea's APIs, including Twitter and MetaMask, are having trouble displaying NFTs as the marketplace suffers a "database outage" (Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai/VICE)

Several services that rely on OpenSea's APIs, including...

Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai / VICE: Several services that rely on OpenSea's APIs,...

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Twitter will let users of its Blue subscription service use NFTs as their profile pictures (Salvador Rodriguez/Wall Street Journal)

Twitter will let users of its Blue subscription service...

Salvador Rodriguez / Wall Street Journal: Twitter will let users of its Blue subscription...

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Twitter Embraces NFTs With New Profile-Picture Feature

Twitter Embraces NFTs With New Profile-Picture Feature

The platform will start letting subscribers to its Blue service use nonfungible...

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Senate Panel Approves Antitrust Bill Restricting Big Tech Platforms

Senate Panel Approves Antitrust Bill Restricting Big Tech...

The Senate Judiciary Committee advanced a bipartisan antitrust bill forbidding tech...

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Crypto.com says its breach affected 483 users, resulting in unauthorized cryptocurrencies withdrawals worth ~$33.84M, and all users were reimbursed the same day (Andrew Asmakov/Decrypt)

Crypto.com says its breach affected 483 users, resulting...

Andrew Asmakov / Decrypt: Crypto.com says its breach affected 483 users, resulting...

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Sources: Google's AR headset could launch in 2024, powered by a custom processor, resembling ski goggles, and without a tethered connection to external power (Alex Heath/The Verge)

Sources: Google's AR headset could launch in 2024, powered...

Alex Heath / The Verge: Sources: Google's AR headset could launch in 2024, powered...

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Current and former members of Google's site reliability group Borg SRE say managers, including the team's leader Pierre Aubert, fostered a toxic environment (Nico Grant/Bloomberg)

Current and former members of Google's site reliability...

Nico Grant / Bloomberg: Current and former members of Google's site reliability...

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Sources: TikTok ousted its marketing chief Nick Tran after he went "rogue" with plans like TikTok Kitchen, NFTs by Lil Nas X and others, and TikTok Resumes (Lydia Moynihan/New York Post)

Sources: TikTok ousted its marketing chief Nick Tran after...

Lydia Moynihan / New York Post: Sources: TikTok ousted its marketing chief Nick...

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Mercedes-Benz will use Luminar's lidar tech in future vehicles as part of a deal that includes data sharing and the automaker taking a small stake in Luminar (Kirsten Korosec/TechCrunch)

Mercedes-Benz will use Luminar's lidar tech in future vehicles...

Kirsten Korosec / TechCrunch: Mercedes-Benz will use Luminar's lidar tech in future...

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Sources: Google's AR headset will be powered by a custom processor, resemble ski goggles, and won't require a tethered connection to an external power source (Alex Heath/The Verge)

Sources: Google's AR headset will be powered by a custom...

Alex Heath / The Verge: Sources: Google's AR headset will be powered by a custom...

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Meta launches gamified activities on Messenger Kids to help kids learn how to safely use the internet, developed with guidance from online safety experts (Kim Lyons/The Verge)

Meta launches gamified activities on Messenger Kids to...

Kim Lyons / The Verge: Meta launches gamified activities on Messenger Kids to help...

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Meta launches gamified activities on Messenger Kids to help kids learn how to use the internet safely, developed with guidance from experts in online safety (Kim Lyons/The Verge)

Meta launches gamified activities on Messenger Kids to...

Kim Lyons / The Verge: Meta launches gamified activities on Messenger Kids to help...

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How Amazon inspired France's new unicorn: Robotics startup Exotec CEO on success

How Amazon inspired France's new unicorn: Robotics startup...

The robotics startup Exotec has become France's 25th unicorn company, valued at...

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Atom Computing, which aims to build a quantum computer based on neutral atom tech that uses lasers to manipulate individual qubits, raises a $60M Series B (Mike Wheatley/SiliconANGLE)

Atom Computing, which aims to build a quantum computer...

Mike Wheatley / SiliconANGLE: Atom Computing, which aims to build a quantum computer...

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Profile of Hemant Taneja, who became the sole managing partner of General Catalyst in 2021, as the firm raises a seed, venture, and growth fund totaling $4.6B (Eric Newcomer/Newcomer)

Profile of Hemant Taneja, who became the sole managing...

Eric Newcomer / Newcomer: Profile of Hemant Taneja, who became the sole managing...

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Crypto.com says its breach affected 483 users, resulting in unauthorized withdrawals of ~$33.84M in cryptocurrencies and cash but says users were reimbursed (Andrew Asmakov/Decrypt)

Crypto.com says its breach affected 483 users, resulting...

Andrew Asmakov / Decrypt: Crypto.com says its breach affected 483 users, resulting...

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TikTok says it is testing allowing creators to charge subscriptions for their content (Mahira Dayal/The Information)

TikTok says it is testing allowing creators to charge subscriptions...

Mahira Dayal / The Information: TikTok says it is testing allowing creators to charge...

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Sources: ByteDance revenue grew 70% YoY to around $58B in 2021, slower than a year earlier when its revenue grew by 100%+ to $34.3B (Reuters)

Sources: ByteDance revenue grew 70% YoY to around $58B...

Reuters: Sources: ByteDance revenue grew 70% YoY to around $58B in 2021, slower...

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Virtru, which offers encryption for data shared over email, SaaS apps, and more, raises a $60M Series C, bringing its total funding to $136.8M (Kyle Alspach/VentureBeat)

Virtru, which offers encryption for data shared over email,...

Kyle Alspach / VentureBeat: Virtru, which offers encryption for data shared over...

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Research finds the base of global music subscribers grew to 523.9M by the end of Q2 2021, up 26.4% YoY; Spotify's market share dropped from 33% to 31% (Mark Mulligan/MIDiA Research)

Research finds the base of global music subscribers grew...

Mark Mulligan / MIDiA Research: Research finds the base of global music subscribers...

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6sense, which offers AI-based sales prediction and marketing tools, raises $200M co-led by Blue Owl and MSD Partners at a $5.2B valuation (Katie Roof/Bloomberg)

6sense, which offers AI-based sales prediction and marketing...

Katie Roof / Bloomberg: 6sense, which offers AI-based sales prediction and marketing...

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Montreal-based Shakepay, which lets Canadians buy and sell bitcoin, raises a ~$35M Series A at a $313M valuation led by Virginia VC firm QED Investors (Josh Scott/BetaKit)

Montreal-based Shakepay, which lets Canadians buy and sell...

Josh Scott / BetaKit: Montreal-based Shakepay, which lets Canadians buy and sell...

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Netflix Is Expected to Log Smaller Profit as It Spends More on Content

Netflix Is Expected to Log Smaller Profit as It Spends...

The streaming platform is striving to assuage concerns on Wall Street about its...

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Chicago-based BlockFills, which helps institutions develop digital asset trading businesses, raises a $37M Series A (Jamie Crawley/CoinDesk)

Chicago-based BlockFills, which helps institutions develop...

Jamie Crawley / CoinDesk: Chicago-based BlockFills, which helps institutions develop...

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Russian's central bank proposes banning the trading, use, and mining of cryptocurrencies on Russian territory, citing threats to financial stability (Reuters)

Russian's central bank proposes banning the trading, use,...

Reuters: Russian's central bank proposes banning the trading, use, and mining of...

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Ukraine Hacks Signal Risks of Cyberwar Even as Limited Scope Confounds Experts

Ukraine Hacks Signal Risks of Cyberwar Even as Limited...

Last week’s cyberattacks might presage a larger operation, but so far, the hacks...

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Swiss startup Terra Quantum, which offers cloud-based quantum computing as a service, raises a $60M Series A led by Lakestar (Maija Palmer/Sifted)

Swiss startup Terra Quantum, which offers cloud-based quantum...

Maija Palmer / Sifted: Swiss startup Terra Quantum, which offers cloud-based quantum...

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South Korea's Greenlabs, which wants to digitize the entire value chain of agriculture space from crop production to distribution, raises a $140M Series C (Kate Park/TechCrunch)

South Korea's Greenlabs, which wants to digitize the entire...

Kate Park / TechCrunch: South Korea's Greenlabs, which wants to digitize the entire...

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Apple countersues Ericsson, seeks a US import ban on mobile base stations and proposes that both parties withdraw all patent infringement actions (Florian Mueller/FOSS Patents)

Apple countersues Ericsson, seeks a US import ban on mobile...

Florian Mueller / FOSS Patents: Apple countersues Ericsson, seeks a US import ban...

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Russian c.bank proposes banning cryptocurrencies, crypto mining

Russian c.bank proposes banning cryptocurrencies, crypto...

Representations of virtual cryptocurrencies are seen in this illustration taken...

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Vienna-based PlanRadar, which digitizes construction and real estate documents and communication, raises a $70M Series B (Mike Butcher/TechCrunch)

Vienna-based PlanRadar, which digitizes construction and...

Mike Butcher / TechCrunch: Vienna-based PlanRadar, which digitizes construction...

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Berlin-based EMnify, which offers a cloud-based platform for cellular connectivity in the IoT stack, raises €50M from One Peak, bringing total funding to €70M (Patricia Allen/EU-Startups)

Berlin-based EMnify, which offers a cloud-based platform...

Patricia Allen / EU-Startups: Berlin-based EMnify, which offers a cloud-based platform...

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EXCLUSIVE TikTok owner ByteDance's revenue growth slowed to 70% in 2021 - sources

EXCLUSIVE TikTok owner ByteDance's revenue growth slowed...

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Amazon will launch Amazon Style, its first physical fashion store, in Los Angeles later this year; customers can use an app to send items to the fitting room (Kurt Schlosser/GeekWire)

Amazon will launch Amazon Style, its first physical fashion...

Kurt Schlosser / GeekWire: Amazon will launch Amazon Style, its first physical fashion...

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File sharing service WeTransfer is seeking to raise €125M, less than the €160M initially targeted, in an Amsterdam IPO at a valuation of up to €716M (Swetha Gopinath/Bloomberg)

File sharing service WeTransfer is seeking to raise €125M,...

Swetha Gopinath / Bloomberg: File sharing service WeTransfer is seeking to raise...

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Microsoft-Activision deal gives merger speculators a new darling

Microsoft-Activision deal gives merger speculators a new...

Microsoft logo is seen on a smartphone placed on displayed Activision Blizzard logo...

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Sources: Meta is working on plans to let users create and sell NFTs on Facebook and Instagram, show NFTs on user profiles, and is considering an NFT marketplace (Financial Times)

Sources: Meta is working on plans to let users create and...

Financial Times: Sources: Meta is working on plans to let users create and sell...

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Chennai-based M2P Fintech, which provides payment APIs to legacy banks and fintech startups in India, raises a $56M Series C at a $605M valuation (Manish Singh/TechCrunch)

Chennai-based M2P Fintech, which provides payment APIs...

Manish Singh / TechCrunch: Chennai-based M2P Fintech, which provides payment APIs...

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AUSTRIA ADDS A LOTTERY TO COVID VACCINE MANDATE

AUSTRIA ADDS A LOTTERY TO COVID VACCINE MANDATE

A doctor vaccinates a person with a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine...

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CHEAP VERSION OF MERCK COVID PILL TO BE MADE FOR POORER NATIONS

CHEAP VERSION OF MERCK COVID PILL TO BE MADE FOR POORER...

An experimental COVID-19 treatment pill, called molnupiravir and being developed...

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Sources: a16z plans to raise $3.5B for its latest cryptocurrency fund and up to $1B for a fund focused on seed investments in digital asset startups (Miles Kruppa/Financial Times)

Sources: a16z plans to raise $3.5B for its latest cryptocurrency...

Miles Kruppa / Financial Times: Sources: a16z plans to raise $3.5B for its latest...

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What the Metaverse Has to Do With Microsoft's Deal for Activision

What the Metaverse Has to Do With Microsoft's Deal for...

Microsoft described the $75 billion acquisition of videogame giant as a pathway...

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CB Insights: global fintech funding in 2021 jumped to a record $131.5B across 4,969 deals, up from $49B raised across 3,491 deals in 2020 (TechCrunch)

CB Insights: global fintech funding in 2021 jumped to a...

TechCrunch: CB Insights: global fintech funding in 2021 jumped to a record $131.5B...

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What can Joe Biden do to tackle record inflation in the US?

What can Joe Biden do to tackle record inflation in the...

During a press conference to mark his first year in office, US President Joe Biden...

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What can US President Biden do to tackle record inflation?

What can US President Biden do to tackle record inflation?

During a press conference to mark his first year in office, President Joe Biden...

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Investing app Acorns cancels its proposed $2.2B SPAC merger announced in May 2021, and says it will instead pivot to a private capital raise (Reuters)

Investing app Acorns cancels its proposed $2.2B SPAC merger...

Reuters: Investing app Acorns cancels its proposed $2.2B SPAC merger announced in...

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Why 5G Rollout Is Concerning Airlines and Flight-Safety Regulators: What to Know

Why 5G Rollout Is Concerning Airlines and Flight-Safety...

Verizon and AT&T began providing much of the service, while airlines prepare for...

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SaaS Labs, which offers business automation tools for sales and support teams at SMBs, raises a $42M Series B, and acquires CallPage and Atolia (Manish Singh/TechCrunch)

SaaS Labs, which offers business automation tools for sales...

Manish Singh / TechCrunch: SaaS Labs, which offers business automation tools for...

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Saudi Arabia-based Lean Technologies, which enables companies to access bank data and make payments, raises $33M led by Sequoia Capital (Farah Elbahrawy/Bloomberg)

Saudi Arabia-based Lean Technologies, which enables companies...

Farah Elbahrawy / Bloomberg: Saudi Arabia-based Lean Technologies, which enables...

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Big Health, which makes cognitive behavioral therapy apps Sleepio and Daylight to help users improve sleep, raises a $75M Series C led by SoftBank Vision Fund 2 (Dave Muoio/FierceHealthcare)

Big Health, which makes cognitive behavioral therapy apps...

Dave Muoio / FierceHealthcare: Big Health, which makes cognitive behavioral therapy...

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Mantra Health, which provides virtual mental health care services to college and university students in the US, raises a $22M Series A led by VMG Partners (Aisha Malik/TechCrunch)

Mantra Health, which provides virtual mental health care...

Aisha Malik / TechCrunch: Mantra Health, which provides virtual mental health care...

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Spekit, which helps companies train remote employees by adapting and integrating their training manuals within apps that employees use, raises a $45M Series B (Alexandra Wilson/Forbes)

Spekit, which helps companies train remote employees by...

Alexandra Wilson / Forbes: Spekit, which helps companies train remote employees...

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Lyra Health, a mental health service used by employees at companies like Uber and Morgan Stanley, raises a $235M Series F led by Dragoneer at a $5.85B valuation (Rebecca Torrence/FierceHealthcare)

Lyra Health, a mental health service used by employees...

Rebecca Torrence / FierceHealthcare: Lyra Health, a mental health service used by...

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Google launches a limited beta of Google Play Games, which brings Android games to Windows 10 and Windows 11, in Hong Kong, South Korea, and Taiwan (Ryne Hager/Android Police)

Google launches a limited beta of Google Play Games, which...

Ryne Hager / Android Police: Google launches a limited beta of Google Play Games,...

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This summer the IRS will require users to log in via ID.me, which uses facial recognition in its authentication process, to file taxes, make payments, and more (Mack DeGeurin/Gizmodo)

This summer the IRS will require users to log in via ID.me,...

Mack DeGeurin / Gizmodo: This summer the IRS will require users to log in via ID.me,...

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Australian user research software startup Dovetail raises a $63M Series A led by Accel at a $700M+ valuation, bringing its total funding to $70M+ (Alex Wilhelm/TechCrunch)

Australian user research software startup Dovetail raises...

Alex Wilhelm / TechCrunch: Australian user research software startup Dovetail raises...

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Internal email: Google is creating a unit under its Labs division for blockchain and other distributed tech, led by engineering VP Shivakumar Venkataraman (Mark Bergen/Bloomberg)

Internal email: Google is creating a unit under its Labs...

Mark Bergen / Bloomberg: Internal email: Google is creating a unit under its Labs...

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Red Cross says a cyberattack on a vendor for over 60 Red Cross and Red Crescent societies compromised the personal data of 515,000+ "highly vulnerable people" (Sean Lyngaas/CNN)

Red Cross says a cyberattack on a vendor for over 60 Red...

Sean Lyngaas / CNN: Red Cross says a cyberattack on a vendor for over 60 Red Cross...

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Red Cross says a cyberattack on a vendor for over 60 Red Cross and Red Crescent societies compromised personal data for 515,000+ "highly vulnerable" people (Sean Lyngaas/CNN)

Red Cross says a cyberattack on a vendor for over 60 Red...

Sean Lyngaas / CNN: Red Cross says a cyberattack on a vendor for over 60 Red Cross...

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AT&T begins its 5G C-band rollout in eight US metro areas, including Austin and Chicago, after delaying rollouts around airports due to safety concerns (Emma Roth/The Verge)

AT&T begins its 5G C-band rollout in eight US metro areas,...

Emma Roth / The Verge: AT&T begins its 5G C-band rollout in eight US metro areas,...

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POAP, or Proof Of Attendance Protocol, which issues NFTs as "mementos" to attendees of real-world events, raises a $10M seed led by Archetype and Sapphire Sport (Lucas Matney/TechCrunch)

POAP, or Proof Of Attendance Protocol, which issues NFTs...

Lucas Matney / TechCrunch: POAP, or Proof Of Attendance Protocol, which issues NFTs...

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These Workout Glasses Project Fitness Stats Right Into Your Sight Line

These Workout Glasses Project Fitness Stats Right Into...

We tested three pairs of futuristic frames to see whether they live up to their...

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Flight Disruptions Ease as 5G Goes Live

Flight Disruptions Ease as 5G Goes Live

Stable weather and changes following wireless carriers’ temporary concession to...

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Instagram Creators Can Charge for Subscriptions Under New Test Service

Instagram Creators Can Charge for Subscriptions Under New...

Meta Platforms’ Instagram is launching trials of a subscription service that enables...

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Australian user research software startup Dovetail raises a $63M Series A led by Accel at a $700M+ valuation, says it tripled its revenue and customers in 2021 (Alex Wilhelm/TechCrunch)

Australian user research software startup Dovetail raises...

Alex Wilhelm / TechCrunch: Australian user research software startup Dovetail raises...

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Google says it will transition organizations using G Suite legacy free edition to an upgraded Google Workspace paid subscription starting on July 1 (Abner Li/9to5Google)

Google says it will transition organizations using G Suite...

Abner Li / 9to5Google: Google says it will transition organizations using G Suite...

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AT&T begins its 5G rollout in Austin, Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston, Chicago, Detroit, Jacksonville, Orlando, and South Florida, after delaying it near airports (Emma Roth/The Verge)

AT&T begins its 5G rollout in Austin, Dallas-Fort Worth,...

Emma Roth / The Verge: AT&T begins its 5G rollout in Austin, Dallas-Fort Worth,...

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Crypto.com confirms it suffered a cybersecurity breach, says it reimbursed the ~400 affected customer accounts, and plans to share more in the coming days (Bloomberg)

Crypto.com confirms it suffered a cybersecurity breach,...

Bloomberg: Crypto.com confirms it suffered a cybersecurity breach, says it reimbursed...

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Google says organizations using G Suite legacy free edition will need to upgrade to a paid subscription for Google Workspace, starting July 1 (Abner Li/9to5Google)

Google says organizations using G Suite legacy free edition...

Abner Li / 9to5Google: Google says organizations using G Suite legacy free edition...

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Instagram Subscriptions launches as an alpha, initially letting 10 US creators offer their followers paid access to exclusive Instagram Live videos and Stories (Sarah Perez/TechCrunch)

Instagram Subscriptions launches as an alpha, initially...

Sarah Perez / TechCrunch: Instagram Subscriptions launches as an alpha, initially...

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Autograph, an agency co-founded by Tom Brady that helps celebrities get involved with NFTs, raises a $170M Series B co-led by a16z and Kleiner Perkins (Lucas Matney/TechCrunch)

Autograph, an agency co-founded by Tom Brady that helps...

Lucas Matney / TechCrunch: Autograph, an agency co-founded by Tom Brady that helps...

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Clari, which helps companies generate more predictable revenue through big data insights, raises a $225M Series F led by Blackstone at a $2.6B valuation (Paul Sawers/VentureBeat)

Clari, which helps companies generate more predictable...

Paul Sawers / VentureBeat: Clari, which helps companies generate more predictable...

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Australian user research software company Dovetail raises $63M Series A led by Accel at a $700M+ valuation, says it tripled its revenue and customers last year (Alex Wilhelm/TechCrunch)

Australian user research software company Dovetail raises...

Alex Wilhelm / TechCrunch: Australian user research software company Dovetail raises...

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Crypto.com confirms it suffered a recent security breach, affecting about 400 customer accounts, and says it fully reimbursed all unauthorized withdrawals (Bloomberg)

Crypto.com confirms it suffered a recent security breach,...

Bloomberg: Crypto.com confirms it suffered a recent security breach, affecting about...

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Tel Aviv-based Personetics, which helps incumbent banks compete with neobanks by personalizing their customer offerings, raises $85M led by Thoma Bravo (Ingrid Lunden/TechCrunch)

Tel Aviv-based Personetics, which helps incumbent banks...

Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch: Tel Aviv-based Personetics, which helps incumbent banks...

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Instagram Subscriptions launches as an alpha in the US, initially letting 10 creators offer paid access to exclusive Instagram Live videos and Stories (Sarah Perez/TechCrunch)

Instagram Subscriptions launches as an alpha in the US,...

Sarah Perez / TechCrunch: Instagram Subscriptions launches as an alpha in the US,...

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Wheel, which provides tools that let health providers and employers offer telehealth services, raises a $150M Series C, bringing its total funding to $216M (Natasha Mascarenhas/TechCrunch)

Wheel, which provides tools that let health providers and...

Natasha Mascarenhas / TechCrunch: Wheel, which provides tools that let health providers...

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EU Companies Face Fallout From Decision Against Google

EU Companies Face Fallout From Decision Against Google

An Austrian regulator said Google Analytics posed a privacy risk, the latest move...

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Why 5G Rollout Is Concerning Airlines and Flight-Safety Regulators: What We Know

Why 5G Rollout Is Concerning Airlines and Flight-Safety...

Verizon and AT&T began providing much of the service, while airlines prepare for...

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Biden’s offshore wind plan is also a jobs plan

Biden’s offshore wind plan is also a jobs plan

An offshore wind turbine three miles off the coast of Block Island, Rhode Island,...

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iTrustCapital, which lets users with an individual retirement account invest in cryptocurrencies, raises a $125M Series A at a $1.3B+ post-money valuation (Brandy Betz/CoinDesk)

iTrustCapital, which lets users with an individual retirement...

Brandy Betz / CoinDesk: iTrustCapital, which lets users with an individual retirement...

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Ambient.ai, which uses AI to process live video footage from security cameras and alert users of breaches, raises $52M led by a16z (Devin Coldewey/TechCrunch)

Ambient.ai, which uses AI to process live video footage...

Devin Coldewey / TechCrunch: Ambient.ai, which uses AI to process live video footage...

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South Africa-based mobile games publisher Carry1st raises a $20M Series A extension led by a16z, the firm's first investment in an Africa-headquartered startup (Dean Takahashi/VentureBeat)

South Africa-based mobile games publisher Carry1st raises...

Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat: South Africa-based mobile games publisher Carry1st...

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Biden signs a memorandum expanding the NSA's role in protecting sensitive government networks, and mandating cybersecurity practices at DoD and spy agencies (Dustin Volz/Wall Street Journal)

Biden signs a memorandum expanding the NSA's role in protecting...

Dustin Volz / Wall Street Journal: Biden signs a memorandum expanding the NSA's...

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Handshake, a diversity-focused recruitment network aimed at college students, raises a $200M Series F at a $3.5B valuation, up from $1.5B in May 2021 (Katie Roof/Bloomberg)

Handshake, a diversity-focused recruitment network aimed...

Katie Roof / Bloomberg: Handshake, a diversity-focused recruitment network aimed...

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Tel Avi-based Personetics, which helps incumbent banks compete with neobanks by personalizing their customer offerings, raises $85M led by Thoma Bravo (Ingrid Lunden/TechCrunch)

Tel Avi-based Personetics, which helps incumbent banks...

Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch: Tel Avi-based Personetics, which helps incumbent banks...

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Revolut launches commission-free stock trading in the US, letting users trade shares of 1,100+ securities listed on the NYSE and the Nasdaq (Hannah Lang/Reuters)

Revolut launches commission-free stock trading in the US,...

Hannah Lang / Reuters: Revolut launches commission-free stock trading in the US,...

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China denies reports that it plans to require large internet companies with 100M+ users or $1.58B+ in revenue to obtain an approval before making investments (Reuters)

China denies reports that it plans to require large internet...

Reuters: China denies reports that it plans to require large internet companies...

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Opera unveils Crypto Browser Project, a beta browser for Windows, Mac, and Android, with a crypto wallet, access to crypto/NFT exchanges, dApps, and more (Steve Dent/Engadget)

Opera unveils Crypto Browser Project, a beta browser for...

Steve Dent / Engadget: Opera unveils Crypto Browser Project, a beta browser for...

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Password management service 1Password raises a $620M Series C led by Iconiq Growth at a $6.8B valuation and says it now has 100K+ paying customers (Carly Page/TechCrunch)

Password management service 1Password raises a $620M Series...

Carly Page / TechCrunch: Password management service 1Password raises a $620M Series...

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Filmhub, which lets filmmakers distribute their work to over 100 streaming channels, including Amazon Prime Video and Apple TV, raises a $6.8M seed led by a16z (Sarah Perez/TechCrunch)

Filmhub, which lets filmmakers distribute their work to...

Sarah Perez / TechCrunch: Filmhub, which lets filmmakers distribute their work to...

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South Africa-based mobile games publisher Carry1st raises a $20M Series A extension led by a16z, the firm's first investment in an Africa-headquartered company (Dean Takahashi/VentureBeat)

South Africa-based mobile games publisher Carry1st raises...

Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat: South Africa-based mobile games publisher Carry1st...

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Gale Healthcare, which matches nurses with available work shifts at hospitals or clinics, raises $60M from FTV Capital and says 40K nurses use its service (Emma Betuel/TechCrunch)

Gale Healthcare, which matches nurses with available work...

Emma Betuel / TechCrunch: Gale Healthcare, which matches nurses with available work...

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Biden to Expand National Security Agency Role in Government Cybersecurity

Biden to Expand National Security Agency Role in Government...

The White House order mandates cybersecurity practices at the Defense Department,...

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Chinese government data shows domestic smartphone shipments grew 15.9% YoY to 342.8M units in 2021, below the 371.7M smartphones shipped in 2019 (Arjun Kharpal/CNBC)

Chinese government data shows domestic smartphone shipments...

Arjun Kharpal / CNBC: Chinese government data shows domestic smartphone shipments...

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Ambient.ai, which uses AI to process live video footage from security cameras and alert users about any breaches, raises $52M led by a16z (Devin Coldewey/TechCrunch)

Ambient.ai, which uses AI to process live video footage...

Devin Coldewey / TechCrunch: Ambient.ai, which uses AI to process live video footage...

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Parallel Systems, which builds autonomous battery-electric rail vehicles, comes out of stealth, with a $49.55M Series A, bringing its total funding to $53.15M (Rebecca Bellan/TechCrunch)

Parallel Systems, which builds autonomous battery-electric...

Rebecca Bellan / TechCrunch: Parallel Systems, which builds autonomous battery-electric...

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Why 5G is causing flight cancellations

Why 5G is causing flight cancellations

The Federal Aviation Administration is worried about a new, 5G upgrade scheduled...

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Wheel, which provides tools enabling health providers or employers to offer telehealth services, raises a $150M Series C, bringing its total funding to $216M (Natasha Mascarenhas/TechCrunch)

Wheel, which provides tools enabling health providers or...

Natasha Mascarenhas / TechCrunch: Wheel, which provides tools enabling health providers...

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iTrustCapital, which lets users of an individual retirement account(IRA) invest in cryptocurrencies, raises a $125M Series A at a post-money valuation of $1.3B+ (Brandy Betz/CoinDesk)

iTrustCapital, which lets users of an individual retirement...

Brandy Betz / CoinDesk: iTrustCapital, which lets users of an individual retirement...

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Revolut launches commission-free stock trading in the US, allowing users to trade shares of 1,100+ securities listed on NYSE and Nasdaq (Hannah Lang/Reuters)

Revolut launches commission-free stock trading in the US,...

Hannah Lang / Reuters: Revolut launches commission-free stock trading in the US,...

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Password management service 1Password raises a $620M Series C led by Iconiq Growth at a $6.8B valuation and says it now has a paying customer base of 100K+ (Carly Page/TechCrunch)

Password management service 1Password raises a $620M Series...

Carly Page / TechCrunch: Password management service 1Password raises a $620M Series...

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Opera unveils Crypto Browser Project, with a beta browser for Windows, Mac, and Android, with a crypto wallet, access to crypto/NFT exchanges, dApps, and more (Steve Dent/Engadget)

Opera unveils Crypto Browser Project, with a beta browser...

Steve Dent / Engadget: Opera unveils Crypto Browser Project, with a beta browser...

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Microsoft's Activision Deal to Power Its Netflix-of-Gaming Aspirations

Microsoft's Activision Deal to Power Its Netflix-of-Gaming...

With its $75 billion deal for Activision Blizzard, Microsoft aims to shake up the...

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SpaceX Alumni Pitch Robot Railcars as Freight's Low-Carbon Future

SpaceX Alumni Pitch Robot Railcars as Freight's Low-Carbon...

Parallel Systems raised nearly $50 million to develop its autonomous electric vehicles.

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Israeli startup Personetics, which helps incumbent banks compete with neobanks by personalizing their customer offerings, raises $85M led by Thoma Bravo (Ingrid Lunden/TechCrunch)

Israeli startup Personetics, which helps incumbent banks...

Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch: Israeli startup Personetics, which helps incumbent banks...

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Sources: China will require large internet companies that have 100M+ users or $1.58B+ in revenue to obtain an approval before undertaking any investment deals (Reuters)

Sources: China will require large internet companies that...

Reuters: Sources: China will require large internet companies that have 100M+ users...

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Tesla investors urge judge to order Musk repay $13 bln for SolarCity deal

Tesla investors urge judge to order Musk repay $13 bln...

 REUTERS/Mike Blake/File PhotoTesla Inc (TSLA.O) shareholders on Tuesday asked a...

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Lattice, which builds workforce people management tools including for performance reviews and tracking career goals, raises a $175M Series F at a $3B valuation (Ingrid Lunden/TechCrunch)

Lattice, which builds workforce people management tools...

Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch: Lattice, which builds workforce people management tools...

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Sources: in recent weeks, CEO Bobby Kotick suggested Activision Blizzard make an acquisition, including of trade publications like Kotaku and PC Gamer (Wall Street Journal)

Sources: in recent weeks, CEO Bobby Kotick suggested Activision...

Wall Street Journal: Sources: in recent weeks, CEO Bobby Kotick suggested Activision...

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Microsoft to gobble up Activision in $69 billion metaverse bet

Microsoft to gobble up Activision in $69 billion metaverse...

 (Mike Blake, Reuters)Microsoft Corp (MSFT.O) is buying "Call of Duty" maker Activision...

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Sony's shares fell 13% on Wednesday, its biggest drop since October 2008, wiping $20B off its valuation, after Microsoft announced its Activision deal (Bloomberg)

Sony's shares fell 13% on Wednesday, its biggest drop since...

Bloomberg: Sony's shares fell 13% on Wednesday, its biggest drop since October 2008,...

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WHATSAPP FOR ANDROID, DESKTOP TO GET NEW FEATURES

WHATSAPP FOR ANDROID, DESKTOP TO GET NEW FEATURES

The Android app will get new pencil and drawing  tools in a future update, while...

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The Royal Society finds social media sites banning misleading content is ineffective and can drive misinformation to "harder-to-address corners of the internet" (Clive Cookson/Financial Times)

The Royal Society finds social media sites banning misleading...

Clive Cookson / Financial Times: The Royal Society finds social media sites banning...

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WHO says no evidence healthy children, adolescents need COVID-19 boosters

WHO says no evidence healthy children, adolescents need...

Photo Credit: Fabrice Coffrini | ReutersAt present, there is no evidence  that healthy...

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Activision Blizzard's Workplace Problems Spurred $75 Billion Microsoft Deal

Activision Blizzard's Workplace Problems Spurred $75 Billion...

After a California lawsuit and a Wall Street Journal report, the company’s stock...

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Big Tech and Foes Spar Over Bill to Curb Market Power of Dominant Internet Platforms

Big Tech and Foes Spar Over Bill to Curb Market Power of...

The tech lobby launches an ad campaign to block a bipartisan bill by Sens. Amy Klobuchar...

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Airlines Cancel Some Flights Ahead of 5G Wireless Launch

Airlines Cancel Some Flights Ahead of 5G Wireless Launch

The flight suspensions occurred even as AT&T and Verizon agreed to limit signals...

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A look at crowdsourced juries in China, like Meituan's "kangaroo jury" made up of volunteers who adjudicate disputes between buyers and sellers on its platform (Jennifer Conrad/Wired)

A look at crowdsourced juries in China, like Meituan's...

Jennifer Conrad / Wired: A look at crowdsourced juries in China, like Meituan's...

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Winners and losers of Microsoft's $75 billion deal to buy Activision Blizzard

Winners and losers of Microsoft's $75 billion deal to buy...

Shares in Sony slumped more by than 10 percent in Tokyo on Wednesday on news of...

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China Notifies Firms of Tougher Investment Rules for Big Tech

China Notifies Firms of Tougher Investment Rules for Big...

The new regulations are likely to curb domestic technology giants from growing even...

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AI tools can generate an optimal poker strategy, balancing bluffing and playing it straight, which some professional players are using to augment their play (Keith Romer/New York Times)

AI tools can generate an optimal poker strategy, balancing...

Keith Romer / New York Times: AI tools can generate an optimal poker strategy, balancing...

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YouTube Shuts Division for Original Programming

YouTube Shuts Division for Original Programming

The unit launched “Cobra Kai,” but most shows never gained traction with viewers.

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Sony Shares Fall Sharply on News of Microsoft Deal for Activision Blizzard

Sony Shares Fall Sharply on News of Microsoft Deal for...

Sony Group’s shares fell nearly 13% in Tokyo on concerns about tough new competition...

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BukuKas, an e-commerce enabler for SMBs that also makes a bookkeeping app, raises a $80M Series C led by Tiger Global and Sequoia India, rebrands as Lummo (Aditya Hadi Pratama/Tech in Asia)

BukuKas, an e-commerce enabler for SMBs that also makes...

Aditya Hadi Pratama / Tech in Asia: BukuKas, an e-commerce enabler for SMBs that...

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Kenya-based Copia Global, which uses proprietary logistics for a mobile-first e-commerce service aimed at unbanked customers in Africa, raises a $50M Series C (Tage Kene-Okafor/TechCrunch)

Kenya-based Copia Global, which uses proprietary logistics...

Tage Kene-Okafor / TechCrunch: Kenya-based Copia Global, which uses proprietary...

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Pyxis One, which offers no-code AI models to companies for targeted marketing, raises a $100M Series C led by SoftBank Vision Fund 2 and renames itself to Pixis (Christine Hall/TechCrunch)

Pyxis One, which offers no-code AI models to companies...

Christine Hall / TechCrunch: Pyxis One, which offers no-code AI models to companies...

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Survey finds that 76% of Chinese citizens and 68% of Indians say they trust AI companies compared to only 35% in France, the UK, and the US (Madhumita Murgia/Financial Times)

Survey finds that 76% of Chinese citizens and 68% of Indians...

Madhumita Murgia / Financial Times: Survey finds that 76% of Chinese citizens and...

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Ericsson sues Apple over 5G and other patents, following the expiration of the cross-license agreement between the two companies and no renewal deal (Florian Mueller/FOSS Patents)

Ericsson sues Apple over 5G and other patents, following...

Florian Mueller / FOSS Patents: Ericsson sues Apple over 5G and other patents, following...

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Apple and Google warn of harmful consequences to user privacy and security from two proposed Senate antitrust bills scheduled to be considered this week (CNBC)

Apple and Google warn of harmful consequences to user privacy...

CNBC: Apple and Google warn of harmful consequences to user privacy and security...

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Sources: Activision Blizzard tried to find other buyers, including Meta, while weighing a potential Microsoft takeover after the WSJ's exposé in November (Bloomberg)

Sources: Activision Blizzard tried to find other buyers,...

Bloomberg: Sources: Activision Blizzard tried to find other buyers, including Meta,...

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Indonesia's Moladin, which pivoted to a used car and motorbike marketplace in mid-2021, raises a $42M Series A led by Northstar Group and Sequoia Capital India (Aastha Maheshwari/DealStreetAsia)

Indonesia's Moladin, which pivoted to a used car and motorbike...

Aastha Maheshwari / DealStreetAsia: Indonesia's Moladin, which pivoted to a used...

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Reliance buys a majority stake in Indian startup Addverb, which uses robots to make e-commerce warehouses and energy production more efficient, for $132M (Saritha Rai/Bloomberg)

Reliance buys a majority stake in Indian startup Addverb,...

Saritha Rai / Bloomberg: Reliance buys a majority stake in Indian startup Addverb,...

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Financial data and analytics startup Canalyst raises a $70M Series C led by Dragoneer Investment Group, bringing its total funding to over $100M (Charlize Alcaraz/BetaKit)

Financial data and analytics startup Canalyst raises a...

Charlize Alcaraz / BetaKit: Financial data and analytics startup Canalyst raises...

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Snapchat's friend recommendation feature will no longer suggest users under 18, unless they have a certain number of friends in common, to curb drug dealing (NBC News)

Snapchat's friend recommendation feature will no longer...

NBC News: Snapchat's friend recommendation feature will no longer suggest users...

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The US OCC and Federal Reserve approve SoFi's bid to become a bank holding company via its Golden Pacific Bancorp acquisition; SoFi stock jumps 16%+ after hours (Kate Rooney/CNBC)

The US OCC and Federal Reserve approve SoFi's bid to become...

Kate Rooney / CNBC: The US OCC and Federal Reserve approve SoFi's bid to become...

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Democratic lawmakers unveil the Banning Surveillance Advertising Act, which would ban targeted ads but allow broad location-based and contextual ads (Makena Kelly/The Verge)

Democratic lawmakers unveil the Banning Surveillance Advertising...

Makena Kelly / The Verge: Democratic lawmakers unveil the Banning Surveillance Advertising...

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A look at Tonga's internet blackout following the volcano blast, which initial investigations suggest destroyed the country's single undersea internet cable (Chris Stokel-Walker/MIT Technology Review)

A look at Tonga's internet blackout following the volcano...

Chris Stokel-Walker / MIT Technology Review: A look at Tonga's internet blackout...

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Indonesia's Moladin, which pivoted to a used-vehicle marketplace in mid-2021, raises a $42M Series A co-led by Northstar Group and Sequoia Capital India (Aastha Maheshwari/DealStreetAsia)

Indonesia's Moladin, which pivoted to a used-vehicle marketplace...

Aastha Maheshwari / DealStreetAsia: Indonesia's Moladin, which pivoted to a used-vehicle...

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Sources: Activision Blizzard tried to find other interested buyers, including Meta, as it weighed a potential Microsoft takeover after WSJ's exposé in November (Bloomberg)

Sources: Activision Blizzard tried to find other interested...

Bloomberg: Sources: Activision Blizzard tried to find other interested buyers, including...

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Financial data and analytics firm Canalyst raises a $70M Series C led by Dragoneer Investment Group, bringing its total funding to over $100M (Charlize Alcaraz/BetaKit)

Financial data and analytics firm Canalyst raises a $70M...

Charlize Alcaraz / BetaKit: Financial data and analytics firm Canalyst raises a...

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Reliance buys majority stake in Indian robotics startup Addverb, which uses robots to make e-commerce warehouses and energy production more efficient, for $132M (Saritha Rai/Bloomberg)

Reliance buys majority stake in Indian robotics startup...

Saritha Rai / Bloomberg: Reliance buys majority stake in Indian robotics startup...

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Proton.ai, which offers AI-powered tools for wholesale distributors to help sales reps and customers manage products across channels, raises a $20M Series A (Kyle Wiggers/VentureBeat)

Proton.ai, which offers AI-powered tools for wholesale...

Kyle Wiggers / VentureBeat: Proton.ai, which offers AI-powered tools for wholesale...

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AT&T and Verizon temporarily restrict 5G expansion near US airports, but a few airlines will still suspend some flights on Wednesday amid Boeing's guidance (Wall Street Journal)

AT&T and Verizon temporarily restrict 5G expansion near...

Wall Street Journal: AT&T and Verizon temporarily restrict 5G expansion near US...

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Internal memo: Better.com CEO Vishal Garg resumes full-time duties over a month after taking time off following his controversial firing of ~900 staff on Zoom (Noah Kirsch/The Daily Beast)

Internal memo: Better.com CEO Vishal Garg resumes full-time...

Noah Kirsch / The Daily Beast: Internal memo: Better.com CEO Vishal Garg resumes...

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US OCC and Federal Reserve grant SoFi a conditional banking license via its acquisition of Golden Pacific Bancorp community bank; SoFi stock up 16%+ after hours (Kate Rooney/CNBC)

US OCC and Federal Reserve grant SoFi a conditional banking...

Kate Rooney / CNBC: US OCC and Federal Reserve grant SoFi a conditional banking...

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AT&T and Verizon temporarily restrict 5G expansion plans near US airports, but a few airlines will still suspend some flights Wednesday amid Boeing guidance (Wall Street Journal)

AT&T and Verizon temporarily restrict 5G expansion plans...

Wall Street Journal: AT&T and Verizon temporarily restrict 5G expansion plans near...

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Airlines Cancel Some Flights Ahead of U.S. 5G Wireless Launch

Airlines Cancel Some Flights Ahead of U.S. 5G Wireless...

The flight suspensions occurred even as AT&T and Verizon agreed to limit signals...

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What you need to know about Biden’s free rapid test program

What you need to know about Biden’s free rapid test program

Some local governments, like Broward Country, Florida, launched free rapid test...

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Banyan Security, which offers a zero trust remote access client and saw a 300% increase in users in 2021, raises a $30M Series B led by Third Point Ventures (Kyle Alspach/VentureBeat)

Banyan Security, which offers a zero trust remote access...

Kyle Alspach / VentureBeat: Banyan Security, which offers a zero trust remote access...

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Democratic lawmakers unveil the Banning Surveillance Advertising Act, which would ban targeted ads by data brokers, but exempt broad location and contextual ads (Makena Kelly/The Verge)

Democratic lawmakers unveil the Banning Surveillance Advertising...

Makena Kelly / The Verge: Democratic lawmakers unveil the Banning Surveillance Advertising...

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Democratic lawmakers unveil Banning Surveillance Advertising Act, which would ban targeted ads by data brokers, but exempt broad location and contextual ads (Makena Kelly/The Verge)

Democratic lawmakers unveil Banning Surveillance Advertising...

Makena Kelly / The Verge: Democratic lawmakers unveil Banning Surveillance Advertising...

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Microsoft-Activision Deal Likely to Face Close Antitrust Scrutiny

Microsoft-Activision Deal Likely to Face Close Antitrust...

The $75 billion acquisition will have to navigate a regulatory environment that...

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The Metaplex Foundation, developer of an NFT protocol behind 5.7M+ minted Solana NFTs, raises $46M with Michael Jordan and Allen Iverson among 90+ investors (Andrew Hayward/Decrypt)

The Metaplex Foundation, developer of an NFT protocol behind...

Andrew Hayward / Decrypt: The Metaplex Foundation, developer of an NFT protocol...

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AT&T and Verizon temporarily restrict 5G expansion plans near US airports, but a few airlines will still suspend some flights Wednesday amid Boeing guidance (Drew FitzGerald/Wall Street Journal)

AT&T and Verizon temporarily restrict 5G expansion plans...

Drew FitzGerald / Wall Street Journal: AT&T and Verizon temporarily restrict 5G...

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Ironclad, which helps companies create and manage business contracts, raises a $150M Series E entirely from existing investors at a $3.2B valuation (Kenrick Cai/Forbes)

Ironclad, which helps companies create and manage business...

Kenrick Cai / Forbes: Ironclad, which helps companies create and manage business...

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Appcues, which offers analytics and no-code tools for user onboarding, raises a $32.1M Series B led by NewSpring and says it has ~1,500 customers including Lyft (Ingrid Lunden/TechCrunch)

Appcues, which offers analytics and no-code tools for user...

Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch: Appcues, which offers analytics and no-code tools for...

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Following several game studio acquisitions, Microsoft's Activision Blizzard deal faces a big regulatory hurdle with Lina Khan's antitrust-focused FTC (Peter Kafka/Vox)

Following several game studio acquisitions, Microsoft's...

Peter Kafka / Vox: Following several game studio acquisitions, Microsoft's Activision...

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Walnut, a personalized product demo and analytics service, raises a $35M Series B and says its ARR has grown 700% since its $21M Series A in August 2021 (Paul Sawers/VentureBeat)

Walnut, a personalized product demo and analytics service,...

Paul Sawers / VentureBeat: Walnut, a personalized product demo and analytics service,...

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Clockwise, which offers enterprise time tracking and scheduling tools, raises a $45M Series C led by Coatue and says 10K organizations are paying subscribers (Kyle Wiggers/VentureBeat)

Clockwise, which offers enterprise time tracking and scheduling...

Kyle Wiggers / VentureBeat: Clockwise, which offers enterprise time tracking and...

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Airlines Cancel Some Flights Citing Launch of AT&T, Verizon 5G Signals

Airlines Cancel Some Flights Citing Launch of AT&T, Verizon...

Some international flights were suspended even as wireless carriers agreed to limit...

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Sources: the US government is reviewing Alibaba's cloud business to determine potential national security risks, with a focus on how it stores US clients' data (Alexandra Alper/Reuters)

Sources: the US government is reviewing Alibaba's cloud...

Alexandra Alper / Reuters: Sources: the US government is reviewing Alibaba's cloud...

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The FTC and DOJ seek public comment on how to rewrite "the antitrust laws regarding mergers", signaling a potentially tougher stance toward Big Tech deals (Lauren Feiner/CNBC)

The FTC and DOJ seek public comment on how to rewrite "the...

Lauren Feiner / CNBC: The FTC and DOJ seek public comment on how to rewrite “the...

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Animoca Brands, which publishes NFTs and games tied to blockchain platforms, raises $359M led by Liberty City at a $5B valuation, up from $2.2B in October 2021 (Joanna Ossinger/Bloomberg)

Animoca Brands, which publishes NFTs and games tied to...

Joanna Ossinger / Bloomberg: Animoca Brands, which publishes NFTs and games tied...

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Computer chip shortage pushes European car sales to record low

Computer chip shortage pushes European car sales to record...

EU car sales fell to a new low last year as the auto sector was hobbled by the Covid...

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Apple shipped an estimated 22% of global smartphones in Q4 2021, down from 23% in Q4 2020, followed by Samsung at 20%, Xiaomi at 12%, Oppo at 9%, and Vivo at 8% (Canalys)

Apple shipped an estimated 22% of global smartphones in...

Canalys: Apple shipped an estimated 22% of global smartphones in Q4 2021, down from...

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Coinbase partners with Mastercard to let users pay with a credit card in its upcoming NFT marketplace, solve "pain points", and classify NFTs as "digital goods" (Stephen Graves/Decrypt)

Coinbase partners with Mastercard to let users pay with...

Stephen Graves / Decrypt: Coinbase partners with Mastercard to let users pay with...

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As Intel pushes ahead with its IDM 2.0 strategy, a look at the motivations behind its TSMC partnership that is giving its competitor better scale and economics (Ben Thompson/Stratechery)

As Intel pushes ahead with its IDM 2.0 strategy, a look...

Ben Thompson / Stratechery: As Intel pushes ahead with its IDM 2.0 strategy, a look...

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AT&T, Verizon Will Withhold 5G Signals Near Airports to Prevent Flight Delays

AT&T, Verizon Will Withhold 5G Signals Near Airports to...

The wireless carriers said the new cellular signals will remain offline near runways...

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Apple Says Senate Tech Bill Would Hurt Its Privacy Push

Apple Says Senate Tech Bill Would Hurt Its Privacy Push

The iPhone makers warns that a proposal in Congress would weaken a privacy-protection...

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The FTC and DOJ are seeking public comment on rewriting merger guidelines, signaling a potentially tougher stance toward Big Tech deals (Lauren Feiner/CNBC)

The FTC and DOJ are seeking public comment on rewriting...

Lauren Feiner / CNBC: The FTC and DOJ are seeking public comment on rewriting merger...

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YouTube says it's winding down YouTube Originals after six years and will only fund programs that are part of its Black Voices and YouTube Kids Funds (Todd Spangler/Variety)

YouTube says it's winding down YouTube Originals after...

Todd Spangler / Variety: YouTube says it's winding down YouTube Originals after...

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OpenSea acquires crypto lending APIs startup Dharma Labs, which will shutter its wallet in 30 days; source says the deal was valued between $110M and $130M (Frank Chaparro/The Block)

OpenSea acquires crypto lending APIs startup Dharma Labs,...

Frank Chaparro / The Block: OpenSea acquires crypto lending APIs startup Dharma...

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Microsoft plans to acquire Activision Blizzard for $68.7B in cash, or $95/share, in FY 2023; Activision's stock, which closed last week at $65.39, jumps 25%+ (Microsoft)

Microsoft plans to acquire Activision Blizzard for $68.7B...

Microsoft: Microsoft plans to acquire Activision Blizzard for $68.7B in cash, or...

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Microsoft plans to buy Activision Blizzard for $68.7B in cash, or $95/share, closing in FY '23; Activision's stock, which closed last week at $65.39, jumps 24%+ (Microsoft)

Microsoft plans to buy Activision Blizzard for $68.7B in...

Microsoft: Microsoft plans to buy Activision Blizzard for $68.7B in cash, or $95/share,...

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Clockwise, which offers enterprise time tracking and scheduling tools, raises $45M Series C led by Coatue and says teams at 10K orgs are paying subscribers (Kyle Wiggers/VentureBeat)

Clockwise, which offers enterprise time tracking and scheduling...

Kyle Wiggers / VentureBeat: Clockwise, which offers enterprise time tracking and...

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Coinbase partners with Mastercard so users can pay with credit cards in its upcoming NFT marketplace, to solve "pain points" and bring NFTs to a larger audience (Stephen Graves/Decrypt)

Coinbase partners with Mastercard so users can pay with...

Stephen Graves / Decrypt: Coinbase partners with Mastercard so users can pay with...

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Microsoft plans to buy Activision Blizzard for $68.7B in cash, or $95/share, closing in FY '23; Activision's stock, which closed last week at $65.39, jumps 27%+ (Microsoft)

Microsoft plans to buy Activision Blizzard for $68.7B in...

Microsoft: Microsoft plans to buy Activision Blizzard for $68.7B in cash, or $95/share,...

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Microsoft is buying one of the biggest names in games — if Washington lets it

Microsoft is buying one of the biggest names in games —...

An Activision display at the E3 gaming show in 2017 | Photo by David McNew/Getty...

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Microsoft plans to acquire Activision Blizzard for $68.7B in cash, or $95/share, closing in FY 2023 (Microsoft)

Microsoft plans to acquire Activision Blizzard for $68.7B...

Microsoft: Microsoft plans to acquire Activision Blizzard for $68.7B in cash, or...

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Source: Israeli police used NSO's Pegasus to monitor citizens, mayors, political protesters, and former government employees without warrants or court oversight (Tomer Ganon/CTech)

Source: Israeli police used NSO's Pegasus to monitor citizens,...

Tomer Ganon / CTech: Source: Israeli police used NSO's Pegasus to monitor citizens,...

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Appcues, which offers analytics and no-code tools to fix user onboarding, raises a $32.1M Series B led by NewSpring, says it has ~1,500 customers including Lyft (Ingrid Lunden/TechCrunch)

Appcues, which offers analytics and no-code tools to fix...

Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch: Appcues, which offers analytics and no-code tools to...

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Netflix Gives Its Toughest Audience What It Wants

Netflix Gives Its Toughest Audience What It Wants

Price increases come as the streaming company’s stock slumps on subscriber-growth...

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For Maximum EV Efficiency, Stick to 25 Miles an Hour, Ignore Angry Drivers

For Maximum EV Efficiency, Stick to 25 Miles an Hour, Ignore...

‘Hypermilers’ in pursuit of extreme fuel efficiency in electric cars invite road...

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Apple accounted for 22% of global smartphone shipments in Q4 2021, down from 23% in 2020, followed by Samsung (20%), Xiaomi (12%), Oppo (9%), and Vivo (8%) (Canalys)

Apple accounted for 22% of global smartphone shipments...

Canalys: Apple accounted for 22% of global smartphone shipments in Q4 2021, down...

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Microsoft says Xbox Game Pass has 25M subscribers, up from 18M in January 2021 (Tom Warren/The Verge)

Microsoft says Xbox Game Pass has 25M subscribers, up from...

Tom Warren / The Verge: Microsoft says Xbox Game Pass has 25M subscribers, up from...

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An in-depth look at Sony's ambition to become the world's most fully integrated entertainment company across movie blockbusters, music catalogs, and PlayStation (Financial Times)

An in-depth look at Sony's ambition to become the world's...

Financial Times: An in-depth look at Sony's ambition to become the world's most...

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Apple confirms that the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro do not support noise cancellation during phone calls

Apple confirms that the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro do...

Photo credit: Gadgets Now Apple has confirmed that  iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro...

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Microsoft plans to acquire Activision Blizzard for $68.7B in cash, or $95/share, closing in FY 2023; Bobby Kotick will remain as CEO, reporting to Phil Spencer (Microsoft)

Microsoft plans to acquire Activision Blizzard for $68.7B...

Microsoft: Microsoft plans to acquire Activision Blizzard for $68.7B in cash, or...

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Sources: the US government is reviewing Alibaba's cloud business to determine potential national security risks, including how it stores US clients' data (Alexandra Alper/Reuters)

Sources: the US government is reviewing Alibaba's cloud...

Alexandra Alper / Reuters: Sources: the US government is reviewing Alibaba's cloud...

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There Are So Many Details From Marvel’s ‘Eternals’ You Probably Missed

There Are So Many Details From Marvel’s ‘Eternals’ You...

Photo credit: Marvel StudiosMarvel's Eternals is a very different beast to many...

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Microsoft plans to acquire Activision Blizzard for $68.7B, or $95 per share, in cash (Microsoft)

Microsoft plans to acquire Activision Blizzard for $68.7B,...

Microsoft: Microsoft plans to acquire Activision Blizzard for $68.7B, or $95 per...

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Beijing 2022 Olympics Mobile App Is Marred by Security Flaws, Researchers Say

Beijing 2022 Olympics Mobile App Is Marred by Security...

A Chinese-built mobile app that is mandatory for all participants in the Winter...

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Microsoft to Buy Activision Blizzard

Microsoft to Buy Activision Blizzard

Microsoft is nearing a deal to buy Activision Blizzard for more than $50 billion,...

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Microsoft announces plans to acquire Activision Blizzard (Microsoft)

Microsoft announces plans to acquire Activision Blizzard...

Microsoft: Microsoft announces plans to acquire Activision Blizzard  —  With three...

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Animoca Brands, an NFT and metaverse service, raises $359M led by Liberty City at a $5B valuation, up from $2.2B in October 2021 (Joanna Ossinger/Bloomberg)

Animoca Brands, an NFT and metaverse service, raises $359M...

Joanna Ossinger / Bloomberg: Animoca Brands, an NFT and metaverse service, raises...

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Pinwheel, which offers APIs to fintechs for payroll, income, and other data, raises a $50M Series B at a $500M valuation, following a $20M Series A in June 2021 (Anita Ramaswamy/TechCrunch)

Pinwheel, which offers APIs to fintechs for payroll, income,...

Anita Ramaswamy / TechCrunch: Pinwheel, which offers APIs to fintechs for payroll,...

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China's MY2022 Olympics app, mandatory for attendees to report travel and health data, has serious encryption flaws and contains censorship keyword lists (Jeffrey Knockel/The Citizen Lab)

China's MY2022 Olympics app, mandatory for attendees to...

Jeffrey Knockel / The Citizen Lab: China's MY2022 Olympics app, mandatory for attendees...

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Shopify partners with JD.com to help US merchants sell goods in China; merchants can set up shops in 3-4 weeks, well below the current 12-month process (Arjun Kharpal/CNBC)

Shopify partners with JD.com to help US merchants sell...

Arjun Kharpal / CNBC: Shopify partners with JD.com to help US merchants sell goods...

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Chinese Investment in U.S. Plane Maker Draws FBI, National-Security Reviews

Chinese Investment in U.S. Plane Maker Draws FBI, National-Security...

The scrutiny on Icon Aircraft comes as Washington and Beijing vie to control technologies...

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The UK government will increase scrutiny of crypto ads, bringing the marketing in line with other financial promotions, citing risk to buyers (Lucy Harley-Mckeown/The Block)

The UK government will increase scrutiny of crypto ads,...

Lucy Harley-Mckeown / The Block: The UK government will increase scrutiny of crypto...

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Crypto.com halted withdrawals and requires users to re-sign-in and reset 2FA; research shows Crypto.com lost 4,600+ ETH, worth $15M+, during a suspected hack (Andrew Asmakov/Decrypt)

Crypto.com halted withdrawals and requires users to re-sign-in...

Andrew Asmakov / Decrypt: Crypto.com halted withdrawals and requires users to re-sign-in...

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Istanbul-based mobile game developer Dream Games, which makes Royal Match, raises $255M led by Index Ventures at a $2.75B valuation, up from $1B in June 2021 (Ryan Browne/CNBC)

Istanbul-based mobile game developer Dream Games, which...

Ryan Browne / CNBC: Istanbul-based mobile game developer Dream Games, which makes...

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The EU levied €1.1B in GDPR fines during 2021, up from €158.5M in 2020, led by the €746M fine on Amazon and €225M fine on WhatsApp (Stephanie Bodoni/Bloomberg)

The EU levied €1.1B in GDPR fines during 2021, up...

Stephanie Bodoni / Bloomberg: The EU levied €1.1B in GDPR fines during 2021, up...

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Crypto.com halts withdrawals and requires users to re-sign-in and reset 2FA; research shows Crypto.com lost 4,600+ ETH, worth over $15M, during a suspected hack (Andrew Asmakov/Decrypt)

Crypto.com halts withdrawals and requires users to re-sign-in...

Andrew Asmakov / Decrypt: Crypto.com halts withdrawals and requires users to re-sign-in...

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African startup Finclusion Group, which uses AI to provide credit-based financial services, raises a $20M pre-Series A in debt and equity (Tage Kene-Okafor/TechCrunch)

African startup Finclusion Group, which uses AI to provide...

Tage Kene-Okafor / TechCrunch: African startup Finclusion Group, which uses AI to...

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Binance conducted its first Binance Coin (BNB) auto-burn last quarter, removing over 1.6M BNB tokens worth $750M from circulation (Omkar Godbole/CoinDesk)

Binance conducted its first Binance Coin (BNB) auto-burn...

Omkar Godbole / CoinDesk: Binance conducted its first Binance Coin (BNB) auto-burn...

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Oil prices jump to highest level since 2014 on supply concerns

Oil prices jump to highest level since 2014 on supply concerns

Oil prices have jumped to their highest level since 2014 after the drone attack...

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Analysis: Meta has filed dozens of patents to monetize its metaverse, including a virtual store with sponsored items, eye and face tracking in headsets, more (Hannah Murphy/Financial Times)

Analysis: Meta has filed dozens of patents to monetize...

Hannah Murphy / Financial Times: Analysis: Meta has filed dozens of patents to monetize...

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Just Eat outsources 6,000 of its riders and drivers working across six UK cities to Dutch staffing agency Randstad, to comply with stricter UK employment rules (Morgan Meaker/Wired)

Just Eat outsources 6,000 of its riders and drivers working...

Morgan Meaker / Wired: Just Eat outsources 6,000 of its riders and drivers working...

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The Tech Oversight Project, mainly funded by Pierre Omidyar and Chris Hughes' organizations, launches Tuesday to push for Big Tech antitrust regulation (Cat Zakrzewski/Washington Post)

The Tech Oversight Project, mainly funded by Pierre Omidyar...

Cat Zakrzewski / Washington Post: The Tech Oversight Project, mainly funded by Pierre...

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Despite high hopes, AI in health care hasn't been effective because medical data is more complex and scarcer than web data, causing misleading results (Tom Simonite/Wired)

Despite high hopes, AI in health care hasn't been effective...

Tom Simonite / Wired: Despite high hopes, AI in health care hasn't been effective...

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Bahrain-based cryptocurrency exchange Rain Financial raises a $110M Series B co-led by Paradigm and Kleiner Perkins, following a $6M Series A in January 2021 (Brandy Betz/CoinDesk)

Bahrain-based cryptocurrency exchange Rain Financial raises...

Brandy Betz / CoinDesk: Bahrain-based cryptocurrency exchange Rain Financial raises...

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Despite "cringe content", LinkedIn's ad-free business model and a willingness to stunt virality for healthier engagement make it the only good social network (Trung Phan/SatPost)

Despite "cringe content", LinkedIn's ad-free business model...

Trung Phan / SatPost: Despite “cringe content”, LinkedIn's ad-free business model...

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Samsung unveils its 4nm Exynos 2200 SoC with an Xclipse GPU using AMD's RDNA 2 architecture, offering hardware-accelerated ray tracing and variable rate shading (Cho Mu-Hyun/ZDNet)

Samsung unveils its 4nm Exynos 2200 SoC with an Xclipse...

Cho Mu-Hyun / ZDNet: Samsung unveils its 4nm Exynos 2200 SoC with an Xclipse GPU...

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Bahrain-based cryptocurrency exchange Rain Financial raises a $110M Series B co-led by Paradigm and Kleiner Perkins (Brandy Betz/CoinDesk)

Bahrain-based cryptocurrency exchange Rain Financial raises...

Brandy Betz / CoinDesk: Bahrain-based cryptocurrency exchange Rain Financial raises...

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Despite high hopes, AI in health care hasn't been effective because medical data is more complex and scarce than web data, resulting in misleading results (Tom Simonite/Wired)

Despite high hopes, AI in health care hasn't been effective...

Tom Simonite / Wired: Despite high hopes, AI in health care hasn't been effective...

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South Korean startup flex, which makes tools for automating HR processes and workflows, raises a $32M Series B led by Greenoaks at a $287M valuation (Kate Park/TechCrunch)

South Korean startup flex, which makes tools for automating...

Kate Park / TechCrunch: South Korean startup flex, which makes tools for automating...

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Tech Oversight Project, mainly funded by Pierre Omidyar and Chris Hughes's organizations, launches Tuesday to push for Big Tech antitrust regulations (Cat Zakrzewski/Washington Post)

Tech Oversight Project, mainly funded by Pierre Omidyar...

Cat Zakrzewski / Washington Post: Tech Oversight Project, mainly funded by Pierre...

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Samsung unveils 4nm Exynos 2200, its new SoC with Xclipse GPU based on AMD's RDNA 2 architecture, offering features such as hardware-accelerated ray tracing (Cho Mu-Hyun/ZDNet)

Samsung unveils 4nm Exynos 2200, its new SoC with Xclipse...

Cho Mu-Hyun / ZDNet: Samsung unveils 4nm Exynos 2200, its new SoC with Xclipse GPU...

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How Netflix succeeded in South Korea, including by developing ideas considered too risky for broadcasters and licensing local content overseas (Bloomberg)

How Netflix succeeded in South Korea, including by developing...

Bloomberg: How Netflix succeeded in South Korea, including by developing ideas considered...

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Autonomous driving startup Wayve, which relies on machine learning to teach a car how to drive instead of hardware like lidar sensors, raises a $200M Series B (Sam Shead/CNBC)

Autonomous driving startup Wayve, which relies on machine...

Sam Shead / CNBC: Autonomous driving startup Wayve, which relies on machine learning...

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Paris-based Spendesk, which offers spend management software to SMBs, raises $114M at a $1.5B valuation, after raising the same amount in July 2021 (Benoit Berthelot/Bloomberg)

Paris-based Spendesk, which offers spend management software...

Benoit Berthelot / Bloomberg: Paris-based Spendesk, which offers spend management...

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Activision Blizzard says 37 employees have "exited" and 44 have been disciplined since July as part of its investigation over workplace misconduct allegations (Kirsten Grind/Wall Street Journal)

Activision Blizzard says 37 employees have "exited" and...

Kirsten Grind / Wall Street Journal: Activision Blizzard says 37 employees have...

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India-based agritech startup Arya, which helps farmers in South Asia store and sell their produce and secure credit, raises a $46M Series C and $14M as debt (Manish Singh/TechCrunch)

India-based agritech startup Arya, which helps farmers...

Manish Singh / TechCrunch: India-based agritech startup Arya, which helps farmers...

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India-based agritech startup Arya, which helps farmers in South Asia store and sell their produce and secure credit, raises a $42M Series C and $18M as debt (Manish Singh/TechCrunch)

India-based agritech startup Arya, which helps farmers...

Manish Singh / TechCrunch: India-based agritech startup Arya, which helps farmers...

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U.S. Airlines Seek Further 5G Rollout Delay

U.S. Airlines Seek Further 5G Rollout Delay

Carriers said in a letter to the administration that current FAA flight-safety measures...

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Social Capital founder and CEO Chamath Palihapitiya says the "ugly truth" is "nobody cares about what's happening" to Uyghurs in China, himself included (Ashley Rodriguez/Insider)

Social Capital founder and CEO Chamath Palihapitiya says...

Ashley Rodriguez / Insider: Social Capital founder and CEO Chamath Palihapitiya...

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Indian startup INDmoney, which is building a "one-stop shop" finance app for investments and expenses, raises a $75M Series D at a ~$600M valuation (Manish Singh/TechCrunch)

Indian startup INDmoney, which is building a "one-stop...

Manish Singh / TechCrunch: Indian startup INDmoney, which is building a “one-stop...

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BitPay says Bitcoin use by its merchants fell to ~65% of crypto payments, down from 92% in 2020, as Ether purchases rose to 15% and stablecoins grew to 13% (Olga Kharif/Bloomberg)

BitPay says Bitcoin use by its merchants fell to ~65% of...

Olga Kharif / Bloomberg: BitPay says Bitcoin use by its merchants fell to ~65% of...

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Ukraine's digital transformation ministry says "all evidence points to Russia being behind the attack", which took down about 70 government websites (Max Seddon/Financial Times)

Ukraine's digital transformation ministry says "all evidence...

Max Seddon / Financial Times: Ukraine's digital transformation ministry says “all...

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Istanbul-based Spyke, which builds multiplayer social games, raises a $55M seed from Griffin Gaming Partners, the largest Turkish seed round yet (Ingrid Lunden/TechCrunch)

Istanbul-based Spyke, which builds multiplayer social games,...

Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch: Istanbul-based Spyke, which builds multiplayer social...

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In February, Spain will start requiring influencers and sponsors promoting cryptocurrencies to pre-notify authorities and warn of investing risks or face fines (Financial Times)

In February, Spain will start requiring influencers and...

Financial Times: In February, Spain will start requiring influencers and sponsors...

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Amazon reverses its plan to ban the use of Visa credit cards in the UK, set to start on January 19; the company had cited high transaction fees (Alberto Nardelli/Bloomberg)

Amazon reverses its plan to ban the use of Visa credit...

Alberto Nardelli / Bloomberg: Amazon reverses its plan to ban the use of Visa credit...

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Sources: Activision Blizzard has fired or pushed out 36+ employees and disciplined ~40 more since July, after sexual harassment and other misconduct allegations (Kirsten Grind/Wall Street Journal)

Sources: Activision Blizzard has fired or pushed out 36+...

Kirsten Grind / Wall Street Journal: Sources: Activision Blizzard has fired or pushed...

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Apple clarifies it will still collect a commission from Dutch developers using third-party payments; Google will too in South Korea, just lowering its fee by 4% (Eric Benjamin Seufert/Mobile Dev Memo)

Apple clarifies it will still collect a commission from...

Eric Benjamin Seufert / Mobile Dev Memo: Apple clarifies it will still collect a...

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Game publishers' plans to add NFTs to games have sparked a fierce backlash from gamers, who have long resented the growing number of micro transactions in games (New York Times)

Game publishers' plans to add NFTs to games have sparked...

New York Times: Game publishers' plans to add NFTs to games have sparked a fierce...

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Sources: Activision Blizzard has fired or pushed out over 36 and disciplined ~40 others since July, after allegations of sexual harassment and other misconduct (Kirsten Grind/Wall Street Journal)

Sources: Activision Blizzard has fired or pushed out over...

Kirsten Grind / Wall Street Journal: Sources: Activision Blizzard has fired or pushed...

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How Do You Handle a Plutonium-Powered Pacemaker?

How Do You Handle a Plutonium-Powered Pacemaker?

Very carefully, found Philadelphia’s Hahnemann hospital, which had to find a new...

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Apple clarifies that it will still collect a commission from Dutch devs who use 3rd-party payments; Google will too in South Korea, just lowering its fee by 4% (Eric Benjamin Seufert/Mobile Dev Memo)

Apple clarifies that it will still collect a commission...

Eric Benjamin Seufert / Mobile Dev Memo: Apple clarifies that it will still collect...

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BitPay: Bitcoin use by BitPay merchants dropped to ~65% of crypto payments, down from 92% in 2020, as Ether purchases rose to 15% and stablecoins to 13% (Olga Kharif/Bloomberg)

BitPay: Bitcoin use by BitPay merchants dropped to ~65%...

Olga Kharif / Bloomberg: BitPay: Bitcoin use by BitPay merchants dropped to ~65%...

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Istanbul-based Spyke, which builds multiplayer social games, raises a $55M seed from Griffin Gaming Partners, the largest Turkish seed round ever (Ingrid Lunden/TechCrunch)

Istanbul-based Spyke, which builds multiplayer social games,...

Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch: Istanbul-based Spyke, which builds multiplayer social...

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Amazon Backs Off Threat to Ban U.K.-Issued Visa Credit Cards

Amazon Backs Off Threat to Ban U.K.-Issued Visa Credit...

The online retailer said it is in talks with Visa on a deal that would allow customers...

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Sources: Activision Blizzard has fired or pushed out over 36+ and disciplined ~40 others since July, after allegations of sexual harassment and other misconduct (Kirsten Grind/Wall Street Journal)

Sources: Activision Blizzard has fired or pushed out over...

Kirsten Grind / Wall Street Journal: Sources: Activision Blizzard has fired or pushed...

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Activision Pushes Out Dozens of Staff Over Misconduct

Activision Pushes Out Dozens of Staff Over Misconduct

The videogame giant’s actions have come in the wake of pressure from investors,...

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Uganda-based Asaak, which uses behavioral and financial data to assess loans for motorbikes and smartphones for African gig workers, raises a $30M pre-Series A (Annie Njanja/TechCrunch)

Uganda-based Asaak, which uses behavioral and financial...

Annie Njanja / TechCrunch: Uganda-based Asaak, which uses behavioral and financial...

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Israeli startup Pentera, formerly Pcysys, which helps find cybersecurity risks, raises a $150M Series C led by K1 at a $1B valuation, bringing funding to $190M (Ofir Dor/Globes Online)

Israeli startup Pentera, formerly Pcysys, which helps find...

Ofir Dor / Globes Online: Israeli startup Pentera, formerly Pcysys, which helps...

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Spain will impose restrictions starting next month on influencers promoting cryptocurrencies, after concerns over protecting investors in the unregulated sector (Financial Times)

Spain will impose restrictions starting next month on influencers...

Financial Times: Spain will impose restrictions starting next month on influencers...

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Ukraine's government says "all evidence points to Russia being behind the attack", which took down about 70 government websites (Max Seddon/Financial Times)

Ukraine's government says "all evidence points to Russia...

Max Seddon / Financial Times: Ukraine's government says “all evidence points to...

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Chinese startup Axera, which makes AI chips for computer vision in smart cities and smart homes, raises ~$126M from Meituan and others (Arjun Kharpal/CNBC)

Chinese startup Axera, which makes AI chips for computer...

Arjun Kharpal / CNBC: Chinese startup Axera, which makes AI chips for computer vision...

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Pfizer CEO: Virus will be here for years but this may be last wave with restrictions

Pfizer CEO: Virus will be here for years but this may be...

Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla speaks during a ceremony in Thessaloniki, Greece, on October...

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Warren Buffett says these are the best businesses to own — 3 examples from Berkshire's portfolio

Warren Buffett says these are the best businesses to own...

Warren Buffett says these are the best businesses to own — 3 examples from Berkshire's...

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Indian startup INDmoney, which is building a finance app for investments and expenses, raises a $75M Series D at a ~$600M valuation (Manish Singh/TechCrunch)

Indian startup INDmoney, which is building a finance app...

Manish Singh / TechCrunch: Indian startup INDmoney, which is building a finance...

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Oppo’s next flagship leaks with OnePlus-esque Hasselblad branding

Oppo’s next flagship leaks with OnePlus-esque Hasselblad...

Image Credit: Onleaks Details about Oppo's next flagship  are starting to gather....

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Amazon reverses its proposed ban on Visa credit cards in the UK, due to start on January 19; the company had cited high transaction costs (Alberto Nardelli/Bloomberg)

Amazon reverses its proposed ban on Visa credit cards in...

Alberto Nardelli / Bloomberg: Amazon reverses its proposed ban on Visa credit cards...

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An overview of China's robotaxi services offered by AutoX, Baidu, Deeproute.ai, Didi, Momenta, Pony.ai, and WeRide, and the progress they made in 2021 (Rita Liao/TechCrunch)

An overview of China's robotaxi services offered by AutoX,...

Rita Liao / TechCrunch: An overview of China's robotaxi services offered by AutoX,...

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Chinese economy rebounds in 2021, but slowing growth fuels concerns

Chinese economy rebounds in 2021, but slowing growth fuels...

China's economy grew by 8.1 percent last year, but the expansion slowed towards...

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A look at preserving video games for research, including the legal challenges mounted by game companies and the technical challenges of playing old games (Noah Smith/Washington Post)

A look at preserving video games for research, including...

Noah Smith / Washington Post: A look at preserving video games for research, including...

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Big Tech Braces for a Wave of Regulation

Big Tech Braces for a Wave of Regulation

Unlike in the past, this new scrutiny could have an impact on the bottom line.

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5G Wireless Service and Flight Safety: What to Know

5G Wireless Service and Flight Safety: What to Know

Some commercial flights could be canceled, delayed or diverted this week when Verizon...

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AT&T, Dish Spend Billions on Spectrum for 5G Services

AT&T, Dish Spend Billions on Spectrum for 5G Services

The Federal Communications Commission’s most recent auction of wireless spectrum...

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Meet the Marketing Exec Who's Been Making Her Mark at Apple, Uber and Netflix

Meet the Marketing Exec Who's Been Making Her Mark at Apple,...

Bozoma Saint John is now the chief marketing officer at Netflix. She’s worked for...

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Malware targeting Linux-based operating systems, commonly used in IoT devices, rose 35% YoY in 2021; three malware families accounted for 22%+ of total threats (Mihai Maganu/CrowdStrike Blog)

Malware targeting Linux-based operating systems, commonly...

Mihai Maganu / CrowdStrike Blog: Malware targeting Linux-based operating systems,...

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French startup Exotec, which builds autonomous industrial warehouse robots, raises a $335M Series D led by Goldman Sachs Asset Management at a $2B valuation (Paul Sawers/VentureBeat)

French startup Exotec, which builds autonomous industrial...

Paul Sawers / VentureBeat: French startup Exotec, which builds autonomous industrial...

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Analysis: malware targeting Linux operating systems, commonly deployed in IoT devices, rose 35% in 2021 YoY; three malware families made up 22%+ of the total (Mihai Maganu/CrowdStrike Blog)

Analysis: malware targeting Linux operating systems, commonly...

Mihai Maganu / CrowdStrike Blog: Analysis: malware targeting Linux operating systems,...

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Recent filings from Walmart, including seven US trademark applications, indicate a possible plan to develop and offer virtual goods, NFTs, and a cryptocurrency (Lauren Thomas/CNBC)

Recent filings from Walmart, including seven US trademark...

Lauren Thomas / CNBC: Recent filings from Walmart, including seven US trademark...

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Israeli cybersecurity firm Pentera, formerly Pcysys, raises a $150M Series C led by K1 Investment Management at a $1B valuation, bringing total funding to $190M (Ofir Dor/Globes Online)

Israeli cybersecurity firm Pentera, formerly Pcysys, raises...

Ofir Dor / Globes Online: Israeli cybersecurity firm Pentera, formerly Pcysys, raises...

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Safari 15 bug can leak your recent browsing activity and personal identifiers (Emma Roth/The Verge)

Safari 15 bug can leak your recent browsing activity and...

Emma Roth / The Verge: Safari 15 bug can leak your recent browsing activity and...

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A flaw in Safari 15's IndexedDB API can leak browser activity and user identifiers, like Google ID, to other sites; Apple was alerted of the flaw on November 28 (FingerprintJS Blog)

A flaw in Safari 15's IndexedDB API can leak browser activity...

FingerprintJS Blog: A flaw in Safari 15's IndexedDB API can leak browser activity...

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A flaw in Safari 15's IndexedDB API can leak browser activity and user identifiers, like Google ID, to other sites; Apple was alerted of the flaw on November 28 (Emma Roth/The Verge)

A flaw in Safari 15's IndexedDB API can leak browser activity...

Emma Roth / The Verge: A flaw in Safari 15's IndexedDB API can leak browser activity...

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A flaw in Safari 15 IndexedDB API can leak browsing activity and user identifiers, like Google ID, to other sites; Apple was alerted about the flaw on Nov. 28 (Emma Roth/The Verge)

A flaw in Safari 15 IndexedDB API can leak browsing activity...

Emma Roth / The Verge: A flaw in Safari 15 IndexedDB API can leak browsing activity...

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Sources: Apple will expand CarKey availability beyond BMW by this summer, starting with Hyundai's Genesis line; a look at potential Apple headset names (Mark Gurman/Bloomberg)

Sources: Apple will expand CarKey availability beyond BMW...

Mark Gurman / Bloomberg: Sources: Apple will expand CarKey availability beyond BMW...

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Researchers detail SysJoker, backdoor malware targeting Windows, macOS, and Linux, that remained undetected by virtually all malware scanning engines (Dan Goodin/Ars Technica)

Researchers detail SysJoker, backdoor malware targeting...

Dan Goodin / Ars Technica: Researchers detail SysJoker, backdoor malware targeting...

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A month-old ransomware attack on Kronos' workforce management software has disrupted ~8M US employees' payroll; Kronos is aiming for a fix by the end of January (Becky Sullivan/NPR)

A month-old ransomware attack on Kronos' workforce management...

Becky Sullivan / NPR: A month-old ransomware attack on Kronos' workforce management...

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Gurman: Apple's headset will likely cost $2,000+ and have two CPUs, one on par with the M1 Pro, two 8K displays, and an interchangeable prescription lens option (José Adorno/9to5Mac)

Gurman: Apple's headset will likely cost $2,000+ and have...

José Adorno / 9to5Mac: Gurman: Apple's headset will likely cost $2,000+ and have...

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The UK government hires ad agency M&C Saatchi to run a publicity campaign criticizing Meta's plans to make Messenger end-to-end encrypted by default (James Ball/Rolling Stone)

The UK government hires ad agency M&C Saatchi to run a...

James Ball / Rolling Stone: The UK government hires ad agency M&C Saatchi to run...

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How to Use a Free Password Manager---and Make Your Logins Safer

How to Use a Free Password Manager---and Make Your Logins...

Reusing passwords on different sites and apps is dangerous. Here’s a guide to safer...

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Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro ready to fire on all cylinders as January OTA update brings dozens of vital fixes

Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro ready to fire on all cylinders...

 Image Credit: Eric Zeman/ Android        AuthorityThe January OTA pack for  Google...

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UK government hires M&C Saatchi ad agency to run a publicity campaign criticizing Meta's plans to make Messenger e2e encrypted by default (James Ball/Rolling Stone)

UK government hires M&C Saatchi ad agency to run a publicity...

James Ball / Rolling Stone: UK government hires M&C Saatchi ad agency to run a publicity...

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Tesla asked law firm to fire attorney who worked on Elon Musk probe at SEC, report says

Tesla asked law firm to fire attorney who worked on Elon...

Patrick Pleul | picture alliance | Getty ImagesA Tesla lawyer has asked a law firm...

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A look at Cambodia's embrace of China's authoritarian internet surveillance model, as the country is set to launch a National Internet Gateway on February 16 (Charles McDermid/New York Times)

A look at Cambodia's embrace of China's authoritarian internet...

Charles McDermid / New York Times: A look at Cambodia's embrace of China's authoritarian...

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Microsoft discloses malware attack on Ukraine govt networks

Microsoft discloses malware attack on Ukraine govt networks

In this undated handout photo released by Ukrainian Foreign Ministry Press Service,...

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A ransomware attack on Kronos workforce management software has disrupted the payroll of ~8M US employees; the health care sector has been hit especially hard (Becky Sullivan/NPR)

A ransomware attack on Kronos workforce management software...

Becky Sullivan / NPR: A ransomware attack on Kronos workforce management software...

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Researchers detail SysJoker, a backdoor targeting Windows, macOS, and Linux from H2 2021 that remained undetected by virtually all malware scanning engines (Dan Goodin/Ars Technica)

Researchers detail SysJoker, a backdoor targeting Windows,...

Dan Goodin / Ars Technica: Researchers detail SysJoker, a backdoor targeting Windows,...

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Verana Health, which offers an AI-powered data analytics engine for medical research, raises a $150M Series E co-led by J&J Innovation and Novo Growth (Andrea Park/FierceBiotech)

Verana Health, which offers an AI-powered data analytics...

Andrea Park / FierceBiotech: Verana Health, which offers an AI-powered data analytics...

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Microsoft identifies a destructive malware operation targeting multiple Ukrainian orgs; the malware looks like ransomware but lacks a ransom recovery mechanism (Microsoft Security Blog)

Microsoft identifies a destructive malware operation targeting...

Microsoft Security Blog: Microsoft identifies a destructive malware operation targeting...

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DexCare, whose software helps health systems manage capacity and patient appointment booking, raises a $50M Series B, after a $20M round in March 2021 (Charlotte Schubert/GeekWire)

DexCare, whose software helps health systems manage capacity...

Charlotte Schubert / GeekWire: DexCare, whose software helps health systems manage...

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A look at the SMART Health Card, a minimal verification system that uses QR codes to check COVID-19 vaccine status, available to ~200M people in the US (David Ingram/NBC News)

A look at the SMART Health Card, a minimal verification...

David Ingram / NBC News: A look at the SMART Health Card, a minimal verification...

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AT&T spent $9.1B, Dish $7.3B, and T-Mobile $2.9B in FCC's 5G auction for the 3.45GHz to 3.55GHz band previously reserved for military use; Verizon was absent (Drew FitzGerald/Wall Street Journal)

AT&T spent $9.1B, Dish $7.3B, and T-Mobile $2.9B in FCC's...

Drew FitzGerald / Wall Street Journal: AT&T spent $9.1B, Dish $7.3B, and T-Mobile...

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Report: Alphabet, Amazon, Meta, and Microsoft laying undersea fiber-optic cables helped increase data transmission capacity by 41% in 2020 while reducing costs (Christopher Mims/Wall Street Journal)

Report: Alphabet, Amazon, Meta, and Microsoft laying undersea...

Christopher Mims / Wall Street Journal: Report: Alphabet, Amazon, Meta, and Microsoft...

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UK-based Twig, which lets users trade their physical goods and digital collectibles for cash, raises a $35M Series A, as it plans to expand to the US and EU (Natasha Lomas/TechCrunch)

UK-based Twig, which lets users trade their physical goods...

Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch: UK-based Twig, which lets users trade their physical...

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Apple will let dating app developers in the Netherlands offer alternative payment options, complying with an order to do so by January 15 or face fines (Toby Sterling/Reuters)

Apple will let dating app developers in the Netherlands...

Toby Sterling / Reuters: Apple will let dating app developers in the Netherlands...

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Sources: Apple is uncertain about using a glass back for the 2022 iPad Pro, and is testing a larger glass Apple logo on the iPad Pro's back for MagSafe charging (Filipe Espósito/9to5Mac)

Sources: Apple is uncertain about using a glass back for...

Filipe Espósito / 9to5Mac: Sources: Apple is uncertain about using a glass back...

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Elon Musk's Tesla Asked Law Firm to Fire Associate Hired From SEC

Elon Musk's Tesla Asked Law Firm to Fire Associate Hired...

Long dismissive of regulators, the Tesla boss has recently aimed his ire at individuals...

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PitchBook: Chicago has 26 unicorns, 13 of which reached the status in 2021; 17 VC funds in Chicago raised $7.42B in 2021, up from three raising $977M in 2016 (Kiel Porter/Bloomberg)

PitchBook: Chicago has 26 unicorns, 13 of which reached...

Kiel Porter / Bloomberg: PitchBook: Chicago has 26 unicorns, 13 of which reached...

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The Pain of Online School Remains, Even When Kids Are in Classrooms

The Pain of Online School Remains, Even When Kids Are in...

Digital tools such as Google Classroom and Canvas are still used during in-person...

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Sources: Apple is uncertain about using an all glass black for the 2022 iPad Pro, and is testing a glass Apple logo on the back of the iPad for MagSafe charging (Filipe Espósito/9to5Mac)

Sources: Apple is uncertain about using an all glass black...

Filipe Espósito / 9to5Mac: Sources: Apple is uncertain about using an all glass...

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WhatsApp inches forward on bringing Reactions to its app

WhatsApp inches forward on bringing Reactions to its app

WhatsApp, owned by Meta, is actively developing its app and working on new features....

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Take a Look at The Largest And Most Detailed 3D Map of The Universe Ever Made

Take a Look at The Largest And Most Detailed 3D Map of...

A 'CT scan' of the Universe across more than 5 billion light-years. (D. Schlegel/Berkeley...

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Netflix raises monthly subscription prices in U.S., Canada

Netflix raises monthly subscription prices in U.S., Canada

Illustration by Alex Castro / The VergeNetflix is ​​raising the prices of all  its...

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Apple will allow developers of dating apps in the Netherlands to offer alternative payment options, complying with an order to do so by Jan. 15 or face fines (Toby Sterling/Reuters)

Apple will allow developers of dating apps in the Netherlands...

Toby Sterling / Reuters: Apple will allow developers of dating apps in the Netherlands...

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North Korean hackers said to have stolen nearly $400 million in cryptocurrency last year

North Korean hackers said to have stolen nearly $400 million...

North Korean hackers stole nearly $400 million worth of cryptocurrency in 2021,...

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Austria-based Mostly AI, which simulates synthetic data for AI training, data analytics, and software testing, raises a $25M Series B from Molten Ventures (Shubham Sharma/VentureBeat)

Austria-based Mostly AI, which simulates synthetic data...

Shubham Sharma / VentureBeat: Austria-based Mostly AI, which simulates synthetic...

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Analysis: Coinbase influences cryptocurrency returns, most coins underperform BTC and ETH over time, and VC-backed coins give the worst returns of all (Fais Khan/startups and econ)

Analysis: Coinbase influences cryptocurrency returns, most...

Fais Khan / startups and econ: Analysis: Coinbase influences cryptocurrency returns,...

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Netflix raises its monthly subscription prices by $1 to $2 in the US and Canada; the standard US plan has increased from $13.99 to $15.49 per month (Lisa Richwine/Reuters)

Netflix raises its monthly subscription prices by $1 to...

Lisa Richwine / Reuters: Netflix raises its monthly subscription prices by $1 to...

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New Delhi-based Rooter, a game streaming and e-sports service with 8.5M MAUs, raises a $25M Series A led by Lightbox, March Gaming, and Duane Park Ventures (Gaurav Laghate/The Economic Times)

New Delhi-based Rooter, a game streaming and e-sports service...

Gaurav Laghate / The Economic Times: New Delhi-based Rooter, a game streaming and...

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Tumblr's internet relic status, exemplified by its chronological feed, has given it new life: 48% of active users are Gen Z and revenue is up 55% since July (Kyle Chayka/New Yorker)

Tumblr's internet relic status, exemplified by its chronological...

Kyle Chayka / New Yorker: Tumblr's internet relic status, exemplified by its chronological...

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Zero Hash, which lets fintech companies, payment processors, and retail brokers integrate crypto and NFT services into their products, raises a $105M Series D (Brandy Betz/CoinDesk)

Zero Hash, which lets fintech companies, payment processors,...

Brandy Betz / CoinDesk: Zero Hash, which lets fintech companies, payment processors,...

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London-based Twig, which offers users an e-money account and gives instant cash-outs for their fashion items and electronics, raises a $35M Series A (Natasha Lomas/TechCrunch)

London-based Twig, which offers users an e-money account...

Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch: London-based Twig, which offers users an e-money account...

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A California superior court judge rules that the confidentiality agreements Google requires its employees to sign are too broad and break the state's labor laws (Washington Post)

A California superior court judge rules that the confidentiality...

Washington Post: A California superior court judge rules that the confidentiality...

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Tech Giants Weave an Undersea Web of Power

Tech Giants Weave an Undersea Web of Power

Google, Amazon, Meta and Microsoft increasingly dominate the internet’s critical...

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TikTok's Travel Guides: The New Way to Plan a Vacation

TikTok's Travel Guides: The New Way to Plan a Vacation

The pandemic gave rise to a host of new virtual tour guides, eager to share their...

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A group of 46 state AGs, Guam, and DC asks a US federal appeals court to reinstate the antitrust lawsuit against Facebook that was dismissed in June 2021 (Reuters)

A group of 46 state AGs, Guam, and DC asks a US federal...

Reuters: A group of 46 state AGs, Guam, and DC asks a US federal appeals court to...

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Sources: the US FTC and a group of states led by New York are investigating Meta's Oculus virtual reality unit over potential anti-competitive practices (Bloomberg)

Sources: the US FTC and a group of states led by New York...

Bloomberg: Sources: the US FTC and a group of states led by New York are investigating...

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Netflix raises its monthly subscription prices by $1 to $2 in the US and Canada; the standard US plan has gone up from $13.99 to $15.49 per month (Lisa Richwine/Reuters)

Netflix raises its monthly subscription prices by $1 to...

Lisa Richwine / Reuters: Netflix raises its monthly subscription prices by $1 to...

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Sources: Elliott Investment Management and Vista Equity Partners are in advanced talks to buy Citrix Systems; a deal could be announced within a few weeks (Bloomberg)

Sources: Elliott Investment Management and Vista Equity...

Bloomberg: Sources: Elliott Investment Management and Vista Equity Partners are...

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London-based Twig, which offers users an e-money account that provides instant cash-outs for selling fashion and electronic goods, raises a $35M Series A (Natasha Lomas/TechCrunch)

London-based Twig, which offers users an e-money account...

Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch: London-based Twig, which offers users an e-money account...

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Zero Hash, which lets fintechs, payment processors, and retail brokers integrate crypto and NFT services into their product offerings, raises a $105M Series D (Brandy Betz/CoinDesk)

Zero Hash, which lets fintechs, payment processors, and...

Brandy Betz / CoinDesk: Zero Hash, which lets fintechs, payment processors, and...

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Tumblr's internet relic status, exemplified by its chronological feed, has given it new life, with Gen Z now 48% of active users and revenue up 55% since July (Kyle Chayka/New Yorker)

Tumblr's internet relic status, exemplified by its chronological...

Kyle Chayka / New Yorker: Tumblr's internet relic status, exemplified by its chronological...

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Google Misled Publishers and Advertisers, Lawsuit Alleges

Google Misled Publishers and Advertisers, Lawsuit Alleges

Google misled publishers and advertisers for years about the pricing and processes...

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Netflix Raises Prices on U.S., Canada Plans

Netflix Raises Prices on U.S., Canada Plans

The streaming platform’s standard plan for U.S. users now costs $15.49 a month,...

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Russia Arrests Hackers Tied to Major U.S. Ransomware Attacks, Including Colonial Pipeline Disruption

Russia Arrests Hackers Tied to Major U.S. Ransomware Attacks,...

The group has been blamed for major attacks against U.S. businesses and infrastructure.

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Interview with Google TV Director of Product Management Rob Caruso, who says Google TV devices may get fitness, smart home capabilities, and more this year (Nick Statt/Protocol)

Interview with Google TV Director of Product Management...

Nick Statt / Protocol: Interview with Google TV Director of Product Management Rob...

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Linktree says it will not allow links that facilitate real life sexual services after some adult creators say they were banned from the service without warning (Samantha Cole/VICE)

Linktree says it will not allow links that facilitate real...

Samantha Cole / VICE: Linktree says it will not allow links that facilitate real...

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A group of 46 state AGs, Guam, and DC asks a US federal appeals court to reinstate the antitrust lawsuit against Facebook that was dismissed in 2021 (Reuters)

A group of 46 state AGs, Guam, and DC asks a US federal...

Reuters: A group of 46 state AGs, Guam, and DC asks a US federal appeals court to...

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Several adult content creators and escorts say they were banned from Linktree's link-organizing service without warning (Samantha Cole/VICE)

Several adult content creators and escorts say they were...

Samantha Cole / VICE: Several adult content creators and escorts say they were banned...

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Netflix raises monthly subscription prices by $1 to $2 in the US and Canada, with the standard US plan now costing $15.49 per month, up from $13.99 (Lisa Richwine/Reuters)

Netflix raises monthly subscription prices by $1 to $2...

Lisa Richwine / Reuters: Netflix raises monthly subscription prices by $1 to $2...

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Sources: the FTC and multiple states led by New York are investigating Meta's Oculus VR unit over potential anti-competitive practices (Bloomberg)

Sources: the FTC and multiple states led by New York are...

Bloomberg: Sources: the FTC and multiple states led by New York are investigating...

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Lukka, a crypto asset data and enterprise software provider, raises a $110M Series E led by Marshall Wace at a $1.3B valuation (Yogita Khatri/The Block)

Lukka, a crypto asset data and enterprise software provider,...

Yogita Khatri / The Block: Lukka, a crypto asset data and enterprise software provider,...

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Tether freezes three Ethereum blockchain addresses containing $160M upon a law enforcement request; Bloxy data shows Tether has frozen 563 addresses since 2017 (Helene Braun/CoinDesk)

Tether freezes three Ethereum blockchain addresses containing...

Helene Braun / CoinDesk: Tether freezes three Ethereum blockchain addresses containing...

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Google Misled Publishers and Advertisers, Unredacted Suit Alleges

Google Misled Publishers and Advertisers, Unredacted Suit...

Google misled publishers and advertisers for years about the pricing and processes...