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Tech giants still not doing enough to fight fakes, says European Commission

It’s a year since the European Commission got a bunch of adtech giants together to spill ink on a voluntary Code of Practice to do something — albeit, nothing very quantifiable — as

Waymo expands self-driving services to include B2B car parts delivery trial

Self-driving vehicle technology company Waymo has expanded its business relationship with automotive retail company AutoNation, the companies announced today. The new extension builds on the existing

The future of cybersecurity VC investing with Lightspeed’s Arif Janmohamed

There are two types of enterprise startups: those that create value and those that protect value. Cybersecurity is most definitely part of the latter group, and as a vertical, it has sprawled the past

Where top VCs are investing in cybersecurity

Security is one of the toughest things to get right; a hacker only needs to win once, but businesses have to get it right every single time. Not every company faces the same field of threats. That&#82

Sony to shut down PlayStation Vue on January 30, 2020

Sony’s live TV streaming service, PlayStation Vue, is shutting down. The service will no longer be available as of January 30, 2020, the company announced today. The news comes only days after r

Samsung’s new laptops charge phones with their touchpad

Yext Answers helps businesses provide better site search

Yext helps businesses manage their presence on search and across the web; starting today, with the launch of Yext Answers, it’s also helping them provide a better experience on their own website

Fountain, a platform for recruiting gig and hourly workers, raises $23M

Contract, self-employed and temporary jobs are on the rise in developed markets, with some 85% of the global workforce, 2.7 billion people, estimated to be on some form of hourly wage rather than flat

Razer targets gamers with low latency wireless earbuds

Everyone’s in the wireless earbuds business these days. Razer, never one to be left out of a trend, is entering the category this week with Hammerhead True Wireless, a pair of fully wireless earbuds

This is the gig worker ballot initiative Uber, Lyft, DoorDash and Instacart are backing

A group of Lyft, Uber and DoorDash drivers are announcing this morning in Sacramento a statewide ballot measure for the November 2020 ballot. Called the Protect App-Based Drivers & Services Act &#

Google brings its ‘.new’ domains to the rest of the web, including to Spotify, Microsoft & others

A year ago, Google rolled out “.new” links that worked like shortcuts to instantly create new Google documents. For example, you could type “doc.new” (without the quotes) to cr

LA-based gaming studio Scopely raises $200M at a $1.7B valuation

The Los Angeles-based mobile game development studio Scopely has become America’s newest unicorn thanks to a $200 million financing, which values the company at a whopping $1.7 billion. Scopely

Datameer announces $40M investment as it pivots away from Hadoop roots

Datameer, the company that was born as a data prep startup on top of the open-source Hadoop project, announced a $40 million investment and a big pivot away from Hadoop, while staying true to its big

WeFarm rakes in $13M to grow its marketplace and network for independent farmers

Huge networks like Facebook and LinkedIn have a huge gravitational force in the world of social media — the size of their audiences make them important platforms for advertising and those who wa

Venmo launches a rewards program offering up to 5% back at Target, Sephora, Dunkin’ & Wendy’s

Amid increased competition in the digital payments space, Venmo today announced its first-ever rewards program, Venmo Rewards, which will allow users to earn automatic cash back on purchases when they

Amazon Echo Buds review

It’s a wonder that Echo Buds didn’t arrive sooner. Earbuds (I still can’t write “hearables” without cringing a bit) are the clearest path to making Alexa work outside of the home. Amazon, af

CampusReel uses GenZ’s obsession with video to help them choose a college

One of the toughest and earliest decisions many people make as an adult is where to spend thousands of dollars on a degree. Identifying a college or university with the right culture, campus, communit

Webiny announces $348K seed to build open-source serverless CMS

Webiny, a London startup developing a serverless content management system, announced a $348,000 (£270,000) seed round today led by UK investment firm Episode 1. Webiny founder Sven Al Hamad says tha

Lyft replaces pricey All-Access monthly plan with Lyft Pink

When Lyft unveiled its All-Access plan last year, many were taken aback by the hefty price of $299 per month. Now, Lyft is ditching that plan and replacing it with Lyft Pink, which costs just $19.99.

Become scores $12.5M Series A for its business lending marketplace

Become, the Israeli startup that operates a business lending marketplace to give SMBs more funding options, has closed $10 million in Series A investment. In addition, the company — formerly kno
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