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SBF’s trial has started, this is how he and FTX got here

Former FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried's trial begins Tuesday. Here's what you need to know.

Qobra raises $10.5 million for its real-time sales compensation tool

French startup Qobra has raised a $10.5 million Series A funding round (€10 million) led by Singular with Revenue Syndicate and existing investor Breega also participating. Qobra helps businesses ma

FBI most-wanted Russian hacker reveals why he burned his passport

Russian hacker Mikhail Matveev, also known on the internet as “Wazawaka” and “Boriselcin,” is wanted by the FBI, which is offering a $10 million reward for information that could lead to his a

Motel One says ransomware gang stole customer credit card data

Motel One, one of Europe’s largest hotel chains, has confirmed it was the target of a ransomware attack that saw hackers access customer data. Motel One is a low-budget German hotel chain that opera

LinkedIn goes big on new AI tools for learning, recruitment, marketing and sales, powered by OpenAI

LinkedIn — the Microsoft-owned social platform for those networking for work or recruitment — is now 21 years old, an aeon in the world of technology. To stay current with what the working

Dry Studio’s Black Diamond 75 is a gaming keyboard that actually looks good

Whenever I reviewed an Angry Miao keyboard in the past, I always wondered what the company would be able to do if it brought its engineering and design chops to a more affordable segment. The typical

DoorDash tests a feature that rewards users for dining out, not ordering in

DoorDash has made a name for itself as a restaurant delivery service that has in later years expanded to categories like groceries and convenience store items. But the company is now running a test of

Adapting to a world with higher interest rates — a guide for startups

Make customers want what you have to sell. Once you get the formula right, you can worry about capital efficiency.

Wattpad ditches ‘Paid Stories’ for a freemium model

After launching its “Paid Stories” program in 2019, the social storytelling platform Wattpad is now replacing it with a new freemium model called “Wattpad Originals” that gives authors the bes

Science lab automation and robotics startup Automata raises $40M

Automata, a company that combines software and hardware to automate science labs around the globe, has raised $40 million in an equity-based round of funding, as the U.K.-based startup looks to double

Meta planning ad-free subscription or tracking ads ‘choice’ in EU, per WSJ — in latest bid to keep snooping

New battle lines appear to be being drawn up in the European Union between Facebook and Instagram owner Meta and regional users’ privacy rights. As it stands, the tech giant is running ads unlaw

Sparx wants to do for enterprise what Truebill did for consumer recurring bills

Sparx is very much in its early stages, however, in the past six months, the company has already reached profitability.

Ten Key Labs wants to simplify managing equity for startups

Amar Varma, a three-time entrepreneur and VC, experienced firsthand the challenge of dealing with administering equity stakes within a startup. It’s his belief that many existing solutions &#821

Venture capital spring is here

Over the past six months, I have seen a trickle of early-stage financings turn into a river, and I predict we will soon see a gush.

HCVC is back with a new $75 million deep tech fund

Paris-based VC firm HCVC just announced the final closing of its second fund, simply called “Fund II.” And the team has managed to raise $75 million (€69 million) so that it can back pre-seed an

Cloaked manages your logins with proxy emails, phone numbers and a built-in password manager

New York–based privacy and security startup Cloaked launched its apps today to let users create unique proxy emails, phone numbers, and passwords for online accounts. The company, which was in priva

The new Ford F-150 Lightning Flash puts tech and battery range on center stage

Ford is launching another version of its all-electric F-150 Lightning pickup that prioritizes tech and battery range over other premium features as the automaker tries to respond more quickly to consu

HMD Global starts manufacturing in Europe with the ‘Made in Hungary’ Nokia XR21 5G phone

HMD Global, the phone maker and marketer behind the Nokia mobile phone brand, has launched its very first smartphone manufactured in Europe. The news comes some six months after the Finnish company fi

Stitch raises $25M Series A extension led by Ribbit Capital, increasing the round’s total to $46M

Open banking, in which traditional banks release their data via application programming interfaces (APIs) to enable the development of new financial services for their consumers, has been one of the m

Unitary AI picks up $15M for its multimodal approach to video content moderation

Content moderation continues to be a contentious topic in the world of online media. New regulations and public concern are likely to keep it as a priority for many years to come. But weaponized AI an
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