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SoftBank to invest $1B into German digital payments provider Wirecard in new fintech partnership –

SoftBank is making a huge investment into one of the providers of the kind of digital commerce infrastructure that underpins many of the companies that it backs. → Read More

Selina raises $100M at an $850M valuation for its network of living spaces for digital nomads –

The rising tide of Airbnb is lifting all boats, and today a startup that’s building a series of living-coworking-activity spaces across the world primarily geared at digital nomads is reeling in a sizeable round to take its business to the next level. Selina, which operates a network of 22,000 beds out of boutique hostel-style operations […] → Read More

VDOO secures $32M for a platform that detects and fixes vulnerabilities on IoT devices –

Our universe of connected things is expanding by the day: the number of objects with embedded processors now exceeds the number of smartphones globally and is projected to reach some 18 billion devices by 2022. → Read More

eBay beats with revenues of $2.6B and EPS of $0.67 as restructuring takes shape –

As eBay continues to work through a restructuring strategy, the e-commerce marketplace and online auction pioneer reported earnings for the first quarter of the year that should keep some of the more activist shareholders a little at bay. → Read More

Verizon and Google ink deal to offer YouTube TV to Verizon wireless and Fios subscribers –

Just days after Google and Amazon buried the hatchet over their longstanding streaming feud, Google has made another interesting inroad in its bid to bring yet more ubiquity to its YouTube-based premium video efforts. → Read More

Twitter Q1 flies past estimates with sales of $787M and EPS of $0.25, but MAUs drop to 330M –

Social networking and media platform Twitter today reported its results for the first quarter of the year, and it’s a strong one. The company said that revenues came in at $787 million, up 18 percent on a year ago; with net income of $191 million and earnings per share of $0.25. Monthly active users, however, […] → Read More

Stripe acquires Touchtech, updates APIs to prep for strong customer authentication in Europe

Stripe, the payments powerhouse that is now valued at $22.5 billion, has made an acquisition to help it gear up for new regulations in Europe that will be rolled out later this year to improve security in online transactions. → Read More

Super raises $20M to fix the home services and repairs market with its subscription service

Home owners in the US spend upwards of $300 billion annually on home repairs and maintenance — a huge sum that often comes with another, more hidden cost: the stress of finding reliable tradespeople, managing those jobs, and (in the worst-case scenario) picking up the pieces if things go wron… → Read More

Intel acquires UK’s Omnitek to double down on FPGA solutions for video and AI applications

Intel’s strategy to build out its FPGA processor business continues apace. → Read More

Salesforce ‘acquires’ Salesforce.org for $300M in a wider refocus on the non-profit sector

Salesforce yesterday announced a move to reposition how it provides software to and works with non-profits like educational institutions and charities: the company announced that it would integrate Salesforce. → Read More

Logistics startup Zencargo raises $20M to take on the antiquated business of freight forwarding

Move over, Flexport. There is another player looking to make waves in the huge and messy business of freight logistics. → Read More

TikTok downloads banned on iOS and Android in India over porn and other illegal content

TikTok, the user-generated video sharing app from Chinese publisher Bytedance that has been a global runaway success, has stumbled hard in one of the world’s biggest mobile markets, India, over illicit content in its app. → Read More

Facebook is discontinuing P2P payments in Messenger in the UK and France on June 15

Facebook is pulling away from its ambitions to provide peer-to-peer money transfers via Messenger in Europe. → Read More

Electric car startup Byton loses co-founder and former CEO, reported $500M Series C to close this summer

The race is on for building and shipping more cost-effective electric cars, but today one of more ambitious startups in the field announced some significant changes that underscore some of the challenges in making that a reality. → Read More

Vimeo has acquired short-form video creation platform Magisto

Vimeo, the IAC -owned platform for hosting, sharing and monetizing streamed video, has made an acquisition to expand into providing more creation and editing tools. → Read More

Microsoft: Hackers compromised support agent’s credentials to access customer email accounts

On the heels of a trove of 773 million emails, and tens of millions of passwords, from a variety of domains getting leaked in January, Microsoft has faced another breach affecting its web-based email services. → Read More

Naspers-owned PayU doubles down on India with $70M deal to buy Wibmo

PayU, the Naspers-owned payments company that competes with the likes of PayPal but focuses mainly on emerging markets, has made an acquisition to expand its business in India. → Read More

GoFundMe rebrands the Direct Impact Fund as GoFundMe.org for wider charitable giving

GoFundMe.com has made a name for itself as a wildly successful platform for people to raise awareness virally and collect money for their personal causes, with $5 billion coming from 50 million donors since launching in 2010. → Read More

LinkedIn adds a range of reactions to spur more engagement in conversations

Sometimes a “like” in social media doesn’t give the full picture, or you’re just not inspired enough to write a fuller response. → Read More

Triplebyte raises $35M for its online coding test and credentialing service for hiring engineers

LinkedIn, with nearly 600 million users, dominates the market today for recruiters headhunting suitable candidates for knowledge worker roles. → Read More