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LinkedIn launches Stories, plus Zoom, BlueJeans and Teams video integrations as part of wider redesign –

With the employment market remaining sluggish as the world continues to struggle with Covid-19, a company that has built its popular businesses largely around recruitment is launching a redesign that pushes engagement in other ways as it waits for the job economy to pick up. LinkedIn, the Microsoft-owned site now with 706 million registered users, […] → Read More

Spectrum Labs raises $10M for its AI-based platform to combat online toxicity –

With the US presidential election now 40 days away, all eyes are focused on how online conversations, in conjunction with other hallmarks of online life like viral videos, news clips, and misleading ads, will be used, and often abused, to influence people’s decisions. But political discourse, of course, is just one of the ways that […] → Read More

Ripjar, founded by GCHQ alums, raises $36.8M for AI that detects financial crime –

Financial crime as a wider category of cybercrime continues to be one of the most potent of online threats, covering nefarious actives as diverse as fraud, money laundering and funding terrorism. Today, one of the startups that has been building data intelligence solutions to help combat that is announcing a fundraise to continue fueling its […] → Read More

Salsify nabs $155M as its commerce experience platform sees a big surge of business from Covid-19 –

As traditional brands grapple with a new world where selling online is as much or perhaps even more important than how you are positioned in a physical store, a startup that helps them get all their inventory, marketing and selling strategies all on one page has raised a significant round of funding. Salsify, which provides […] → Read More

EasySend raises $16M from Intel, more for its no-code approach to automating B2C interfaces –

No-code and low-code software have become increasingly popular ways for companies — especially those that don’t count technology as part of their DNA — to bring in more updated IT processes without the heavy lifting needed to build and integrate services from the ground up. As a mark of that trend, today, a company that […] → Read More

TikTok says it removed 104M videos in H1 2020, proposes harmful content coalition with other social apps –

As the future of ByteDance’s TikTok ownership continues to get hammered out between tech leviathans, investors and government officials in meeting rooms, the video app today published its latest transparency report. In all, over 104.5 million videos were taken down; it had nearly 1,800 legal requests; and received 10,600 copyright takedown notices for the first […] → Read More

A meeting room of one’s own: three VCs discuss breaking out of big firms to found their own gigs –

One of the more salient trends in the tech world — arguably the engine that propels it — has been the recurring theme of people who hone talents at bigger companies and then strike out on their own to found their own startups. (Some, like Max Levchin, even hire entrepreneurial types intentionally to help perpetuate […] → Read More

Instagram CEO, ACLU slam TikTok and WeChat app bans for putting US freedoms into the balance –

As people begin to process the announcement from the U.S. Department of Commerce detailing how it plans, on grounds of national security, to shut down TikTok and WeChat — starting with app downloads and updates for both, plus all of WeChat’s services, on September 20, with TikTok following with a shut down of servers and […] → Read More

Impact, a YC-style accelerator for the entertainment industry, spins out from Imagine Entertainment with backing from Benchmark –

Hollywood has been better known for making films and TV shows about the tech industry than it has been for being a part of it, but today a new enterprise is launching, backed by a major Silicon Valley venture firm, that hopes to hit pause on that image. Imagine Impact, a content accelerator that launched […] → Read More

Supercell’s CEO talks about its majority owner Tencent, finding its next hit, and more –

Mobile games maker Supercell has been one of the great, understated, breakthroughs of the European startup world. The Helsinki-based mobile games maker built an empire out of Clash of Clans, raking in tons of money and catching the eye of world class investors and eventually a new strategic majority shareholder in the form of Tencent […] → Read More

A conversation with Tunde Kehinde of Lidya on finance and the digital divide –

Small and medium businesses have been some of the hardest hit in the Covid-19 pandemic. And all that has been as true in emerging markets as it has been for SMBs in the developed world. Tunde Kehinde has had a front-row seat witnessing and responding to that crisis. He’s the CEO and co-founder of Lidya, a […] → Read More

Narrator raises $6.2M for a new approach to data modelling that replaces star schema –

Snowflake went public this week, and in a mark of the wider ecosystem that is evolving around data warehousing, a startup that has built a completely new concept for modelling warehoused data is announcing funding. Narrator — which uses an 11-column ordering model rather than standard star schema to organise data for modelling and analysis — […] → Read More

User-generated e-learning site Kahoot acquires Actimo for up to $33M to double down on corporate sector –

Norwegian company Kahoot originally made its name with a platform the lets educators and students create and share game-based online learning lessons, in the process building up a huge public catalogue of gamified lessons created by its community. Today the startup — now valued at over $2 billion — is announcing an acquisition to give a […] → Read More

Apple unveils its super fast five nanometer A14 chip, shipping in the new iPad Air next month –

No iPhone 12 announced today, but Apple unveiled a new chip that will power the next generation of its hardware (including that phone whenever it’s launched). The A14 Bionic, which will ship first with the new iPad Air, is going to be Apple’s fastest yet. Apple says that it will be the first to use […] → Read More

Mette Lykke on food waste and building a big startup on a big idea –

Food has been an ever-present touchpoint in the world of startups, and I don’t mean the free catered lunches, or expansive canteens that you get in bigger places, to keep startup workers sustained but also focused on building, without leaving the building. There are hundreds, maybe even thousands, of enterprises spun out of the idea […] → Read More

ARM co-founder starts ‘Save Arm’ campaign to keep independence amid $40B Nvidia deal –

ARM Holdings, the UK semiconductor company, made history for the second time today, becoming the country’s biggest tech exit when Nvidia announced over the weekend that it would buy it from SoftBank for $40 billion in an all-stock deal. (ARM’s first appearance in the record books? When SoftBank announced in 2016 that it would acquire […] → Read More

Red Ventures acquires CNET Media Group from ViacomCBS for $500M –

Another big M&A play is going down in the the world of media. Publishing group Red Ventures today announced that it is buying CNET Media Group from ViacomCBS for $500 million. The deal will include the eponymous CNET tech site, as well as ZDNet, Gamespot, TVGuide, Metacritic, and Chowhound. The news puts paid to speculation that had been […] → Read More

TikTok hits 100M users in Europe as the clock ticks on its US business –

TikTok may or may not be making a deal for its US operations, which the US government says it will shut down over national security concerns on September 20th if its Chinese ownership is not resolved. But something that the US narrative has not really addressed is that the company is still growing like a […] → Read More

StackRox nabs $26.5M for a platform that secures containers in Kubernetes –

Containers have become a ubiquitous cornerstone in how companies manage their data, a trend that has only accelerated in the last eight months with the larger shift to cloud services and more frequent remote working due to the coronavirus pandemic. Alongside that, startups building services to enable containers to be used better are also getting […] → Read More

PayPal, Visa expand Instant Transfers for fast payouts globally on all PayPal’s networks –

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to put huge stress on people’s and businesses’ finances, and in an effort to meet some of the crunch, today PayPal and Visa announced an expansion of a service to get cash into people’s hands faster. Instant Transfer — a service where PayPal lets people and businesses quickly access transferred funds […] → Read More