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Recent articles by Jonathan:

Marc Lore leaves Walmart a little over four years after selling for $3B –

Marc Lore, the executive vice president, president and CEO of U.S. e-commerce for Walmart, is stepping down a little over four years after selling his e-commerce company to the country’s largest retailer for $3 billion. Lore’s tenure at the company was a mixed bag. Walmart instituted several new technology initiatives under Lore’s tenure, but […] → Read More

Backed by Marc Benioff, Flockjay pitches its sales training service as an onramp to tech careers –

“Most people don’t even know that a job in tech sales is even a possibility,” says Shaan Hathiramani, the founder and chief executive of Flockjay, a company offering a tech sales training curriculum to the masses. Hathiramani sees his startup as an onramp to the tech industry for legions of workers who have the skillsets […] → Read More

2020 was one of the warmest years in history and indicates mounting risks of climate change –

It’s official. 2020 was one of the warmest years on record either edging out or coming in just behind 2016 for the warmest year in recorded history according to data from US government agencies. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration had the year just tied with 2016, while the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration put […] → Read More

Beyond Meat shares soar after inking deal with Taco Bell on new menu items –

Shares of Beyond Meat are soaring on news that the company will be working with Taco Bell on new menu items. The company’s stock was up $17.13, or 13.67%, to $142.48 and climbing in midday trading after Taco Bell announced that it would embrace Beyond Meat to come up with new menu items due to […] → Read More

Nuclear fusion tech developer General Fusion now has Shopify and Amazon founders backing it –

In a brief announcement today, the Canadian nuclear fusion technology developer General Fusion announced that the investment firm created by Shopify founder Tobias Lütke has joined the company’s cap table. The size of the investment made by Lütke’s Thistledown Capital was not disclosed, but with the addition, General Fusion has the founders of the two […] → Read More

Lumiata raises $14 million for its service to predict healthcare outcomes –

Healthcare systems are always looking out for ways to save money and a startup called Lumiata has just raised $14 million to continue building out its service that aims to help them do it. The company, already backed by Khosla Ventures and Blue Venture Fund raised its latest round from and AllegisNL Capital. The company’s […] → Read More

Accel Partners heads down to Georgia to invest in DecisionLink, leading an $18.5 million round –

DecisionLink, an Atlanta-based company that provides software for cost-benefit analyses of business services from a customer’s perspective, has managed to woo one of Silicon Valley’s top venture firms to invest in its latest $18.5 million round of funding. Accel Partners has a long-standing reputation as one of the Bay Area’s premier investment firms, and it’s […] → Read More

Airbnb cancels all bookings for DC during Inauguration week –

Airbnb won’t be hosting anyone in Washington DC during the week of the Presidential Inauguration, the company said in a statement. Brian Chesky took to Twitter to confirm the company’s move on Wednesday even as lawmakers in the nation’s Capitol were moving ahead with a historic vote to impeach President Donald Trump for a second […] → Read More

Programmable genetics gets more cash as Tessera Therapeutics gets a $230 million infusion –

Technologists are getting better at coding biology and venture firms are flooding a new generation of startups with cash so that they can commercialize their technology bringing in the next wave of genetic innovation. Tessera Therapeutics, the Boston-based spinup from Flagship Pioneering, is the latest company to enter the mix with $230 million in new […] → Read More

Amazon is removing products promoting the QAnon conspiracy –

Amazon has begun the process of removing QAnon-related products from its platform. A spokesperson for the company said that the process may take a few days. Any sellers that attempt to evade the company’s systems and list products will be subject to action, including a blanket selling ban across Amazon stores. News of the ban was […] → Read More

The Capitol riot and its aftermath makes the case for tech regulation more urgent, but no simpler –

Last week and throughout the weekend, technology companies took the historic step of deplatforming the president of the United States in the wake of a riot in which the US Capitol was stormed by a collection of white nationalists, QAnon supporters, and right wing activists. The decision to remove Donald Trump, his fundraising and moneymaking […] → Read More

Ahead of inauguration, Airbnb pledges bans for anyone involved in Capitol riot –

Building on a policy that the company said has been in place since the Charlottesville protests back in 2017, Airbnb said it will take additional steps to beef up community protections for the DC metro area ahead of the presidential inauguration. Airbnb already removes people from the platform who are associated with violent hate groups […] → Read More

San Francisco police are prepping for a pro-Trump rally at Twitter headquarters –

San Francisco police are preparing for a pro-Trump protest at Twitter’s headquarters, a building which has been essentially abandoned since the start of the pandemic last year, with most Twitter employees working remotely. The potential protest comes days after Twitter banned the President from using its service — his favorite form of communication to millions […] → Read More

Stripe reportedly joins the tech platforms booting President Trump from their services –

It might be easier at this point to ask which tech platforms President Donald Trump can still use. Payment-processing company Stripe is the latest tech company to kick Donald Trump off of its platform, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal. That means the president’s campaign website and online fundraising arms will no […] → Read More

Amazon Web Services gives Parler 24-hour notice that it will suspend services to the company –

Parler is at risk of disappearing, just as the social media network popular among conservatives was reaching new heights of popularity in the wake of President Donald Trump’s ban from all major tech social platforms. Amazon Web Services, which provides backend cloud services, has informed Parler that it intends to cut ties with the company […] → Read More

Parler reportedly removed posts by Trump affiliate Lin Wood calling for execution of VP Mike Pence –

It seems that even the “free speech” social network Parler has its limits. The social network that has attracted scores of conservative commentators because of its commitment to free speech has taken down several posts from Trump affiliate Lin Wood, according to a report in Mediaite. In one of the posts removed from the social […] → Read More

Parler jumps to No. 1 on App Store after Facebook and Twitter ban Trump –

Users are surging on small, conservative, social media platforms after President Donald Trump’s ban from the world’s largest social networks, even as those platforms are seeing access throttled by the app marketplaces of tech’s biggest players. The social network, Parler, a network that mimics Twitter, is now the number one app in Apple’s app store […] → Read More

SilviaTerra wants to bring the benefits of carbon offsets to every landowner everywhere –

Zack Parisa and Max Nova, the co-founders of the carbon offset company SilivaTerra, have spent the last decade working on a way to democratize access to revenue generating carbon offsets. As forestry credits become a big, booming business on the back of multi-billion dollar commitments from some of the world’s biggest companies to decarbonize their […] → Read More

MadeiraMadeira, Brazil’s answer to Wayfair and Ikea, is now worth over $1 billion –

MadeiraMadeira, the Brazilian answer to Wayfair or Ikea, is now worth $1 billion after raising $190 million in late stage financing from investors led by SoftBank’s Latin American investment fund and the Brazilian public and private investment firm, Dynamo. An online marketplace specializing in home products, MadeiraMadeira offers roughly 300,000 products so customers can build […] → Read More

Connecting employer healthcare plans to surgical centers of excellence nets Carrum Health $40 million –

Six years after launching its service linking employer-sponsored insurance plans with surgical centers of excellence, the Carrum Health has raised $40 million in a new round of financing to capitalize on tailwinds propelling its business forward. As the COVID-19 pandemic exposes cracks in the U.S. healthcare system, one of the ways that employers have tried […] → Read More