Category: Technology & Digitalization

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Content recommendation company Taboola says it has agreed to go public via a SPAC, valuing the company at $2.6B and raising $545M (Sara Fischer/Axios)

Sara Fischer / Axios:Content recommendation company Taboola says it has agreed to go public via a SPAC, valuing the company at $2.6B and raising $545M  —  Taboola, the content recommendation company known best for the chum box ads at the bottom of publishers’ websites, has agreed to merge with special purpose …


25 January 2021 0

Google workers across the world announce Alpha Global, an international union alliance comprising 13 unions representing workers in 10 countries (Zoe Schiffer/The Verge)

Zoe Schiffer / The Verge:Google workers across the world announce Alpha Global, an international union alliance comprising 13 unions representing workers in 10 countries  —  Alpha Global includes workers from 10 countries, including the United States and Germany  —  Google workers across the world are coming together to form a global union alliance.


25 January 2021 0

Brigit, a personal finance app offering overdraft coverage, emergency loans, and budgeting tools, says it raised $35M Series A in early 2020 led by Lightspeed (Eliza Haverstock/Forbes)

Eliza Haverstock / Forbes:Brigit, a personal finance app offering overdraft coverage, emergency loans, and budgeting tools, says it raised $35M Series A in early 2020 led by Lightspeed  —  Nearly two decades before Zuben Mathews co-founded a consumer fintech app, he was studying economics at the University of Chicago …


25 January 2021 0

German startup Wingcopter, which develops fixed-wing drones capable of vertical take-off and landing, raises $22M Series A led by Xplorer Capital (Darrell Etherington/TechCrunch)

Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch:German startup Wingcopter, which develops fixed-wing drones capable of vertical take-off and landing, raises $22M Series A led by Xplorer Capital  —  After bootstrapping for four years, this drone startup is ready to scale fast  —  German drone technology startup Wingcopter has raised …


25 January 2021 0

Research shows that hundreds of SPACs are looking to acquire tech companies in the coming months, heating up competition for startups and inflating deal values (Wall Street Journal)

Wall Street Journal:Research shows that hundreds of SPACs are looking to acquire tech companies in the coming months, heating up competition for startups and inflating deal values  —  ‘Blank check’ firms known as SPACs are in pursuit of America’s hottest startups.  Is the invasion a sign of a market euphoria that can’t last?


25 January 2021 0

Source: Kuaishou Technology, ByteDance’s main rival in China, is seeking to raise as much as $5.4B through an IPO in Hong Kong and is slated to list on Feb. 5 (Julia Fioretti/Bloomberg)

Julia Fioretti / Bloomberg:Source: Kuaishou Technology, ByteDance’s main rival in China, is seeking to raise as much as $5.4B through an IPO in Hong Kong and is slated to list on Feb. 5  —  – ByteDance’s chief rival is selling 365 million shares in IPO  — Kuaishou’s offering has attracted 10 cornerstone investors


25 January 2021 0

Hacker leaks data of 2.28M+ users of dating site MeetMindful, including real names, Facebook account tokens, email addresses, and geo-location information (Catalin Cimpanu/ZDNet)

Catalin Cimpanu / ZDNet:Hacker leaks data of 2.28M+ users of dating site MeetMindful, including real names, Facebook account tokens, email addresses, and geo-location information  —  Data belongs to dating site MeetMindful and includes everything from real names to Facebook account tokens, and from email addresses and geo-location information.


24 January 2021 0

In an interview, Waymo CEO dismissed Tesla as a competitor and argued that Tesla’s current strategy, without lidar, wouldn’t produce a fully self-driving system (Timothy B. Lee/Ars Technica)

Timothy B. Lee / Ars Technica:In an interview, Waymo CEO dismissed Tesla as a competitor and argued that Tesla’s current strategy, without lidar, wouldn’t produce a fully self-driving system  —  Elon Musk and John Krafcik have very different theories about driverless tech.  —  Many Tesla fans view the electric carmaker …


24 January 2021 0

After Huawei spinoff, Honor confirms partnerships with key chip suppliers such as AMD, Intel, Qualcomm, and MediaTek, launches new smartphone and notebooks (Nikkei Asia)

Nikkei Asia:After Huawei spinoff, Honor confirms partnerships with key chip suppliers such as AMD, Intel, Qualcomm, and MediaTek, launches new smartphone and notebooks  —  Smartphone maker unveils first handset since splitting from China tech titan  —  TAIPEI — Honor, the former budget smartphone arm …


24 January 2021 0

Clubhouse has secured a new round of funding led by Andreessen Horowitz, says it now has over 180 investors in the company (joinclubhouse.com)

joinclubhouse.com:Clubhouse has secured a new round of funding led by Andreessen Horowitz, says it now has over 180 investors in the company  —  Clubhouse is moving quickly today, but in some ways it feels like the journey started a long time ago.  The two of us met back in 2011 through a mutual friend …


24 January 2021 0