Archive for category: Global News

Cargo, which sold snack-boxes and other amenities to ride-hail passengers, lays off “fewer than 30” employees and pivots to car-top advertising (Kia Kokalitcheva/Axios)+

Cargo, which sold snack-boxes and other amenities to ride-hail passengers, lays off “fewer than 30” employees and pivots to car-top advertising (Kia Kokalitcheva/Axios)

Istanbul-based Getir, which promises an average grocery delivery time of 10 minutes, raises $38M Series A led by Michael Moritz, starts raising $100M Series B (Laura Pitel/Financial Times)+

Istanbul-based Getir, which promises an average grocery delivery time of 10 minutes, raises $38M Series A led by Michael Moritz, starts raising $100M Series B (Laura Pitel/Financial Times)

Investigation finds illicit THC products are being openly hawked on Instagram and Facebook; Facebook removed 19 groups and Instagram removed posts and hashtags (CNBC)+

Investigation finds illicit THC products are being openly hawked on Instagram and Facebook; Facebook removed 19 groups and Instagram removed posts and hashtags (CNBC)

Sources: some FBI officials were stunned by AG Barr’s use of the Pensacola case to rebuke Apple as they believe Apple had already provided ample assistance (Wall Street Journal)+

Sources: some FBI officials were stunned by AG Barr’s use of the Pensacola case to rebuke Apple as they believe Apple had already provided ample assistance (Wall Street Journal)

Cyral, which helps protect data stored in cloud repositories, announces $11M Series A and reveals a previously undisclosed $4.1M angel investment (Ron Miller/TechCrunch)+

Cyral, which helps protect data stored in cloud repositories, announces $11M Series A and reveals a previously undisclosed $4.1M angel investment (Ron Miller/TechCrunch)

Funnel, which offers tools to help businesses prepare their marketing data for better reporting and analysis, raises $47M Series B led by Eight Roads Ventures (Steve O’Hear/TechCrunch)+

Funnel, which offers tools to help businesses prepare their marketing data for better reporting and analysis, raises $47M Series B led by Eight Roads Ventures (Steve O’Hear/TechCrunch)

In a Q&A, Joe Biden says Section 230 should be immediately revoked for Facebook and other platforms and that Zuckerberg should be submitted to civil liability (New York Times)+

In a Q&A, Joe Biden says Section 230 should be immediately revoked for Facebook and other platforms and that Zuckerberg should be submitted to civil liability (New York Times)

Study finds the worlds’ biggest brands, including Samsung and L’Oreal, are unknowingly running ads inside climate misinformation videos on YouTube (Alex Hern/The Guardian)+

Study finds the worlds’ biggest brands, including Samsung and L’Oreal, are unknowingly running ads inside climate misinformation videos on YouTube (Alex Hern/The Guardian)

Renders of Huawei’s P40 Pro show a camera bump with Leica branding that has five lenses at the back and two selfie cameras at the front, but no headphone jack (Sam Byford/The Verge)+

Renders of Huawei’s P40 Pro show a camera bump with Leica branding that has five lenses at the back and two selfie cameras at the front, but no headphone jack (Sam Byford/The Verge)

FBI says it will notify state officials when local election systems are hacked, after criticism that it wasn’t doing enough to inform states of election threats (Dustin Volz/Wall Street Journal)+

FBI says it will notify state officials when local election systems are hacked, after criticism that it wasn’t doing enough to inform states of election threats (Dustin Volz/Wall Street Journal)

Australia-based hotel booking tech company SiteMinder raises A$100M at a valuation of A$1.1B, says it now has 35,000 hotels worldwide as clients (Yolanda Redrup/Australian Financial Review)+

Australia-based hotel booking tech company SiteMinder raises A$100M at a valuation of A$1.1B, says it now has 35,000 hotels worldwide as clients (Yolanda Redrup/Australian Financial Review)

FBI: nation-state hackers breached the networks of two US municipalities last year, targeting a Microsoft SharePoint vulnerability that was patched in February (Catalin Cimpanu/ZDNet)+

FBI: nation-state hackers breached the networks of two US municipalities last year, targeting a Microsoft SharePoint vulnerability that was patched in February (Catalin Cimpanu/ZDNet)

Shanghai reportedly is trialing facial recognition at pharmacies to flag potential abusers and prevent pharmacists from helping patients obtain illegal drugs (Sarah Dai/South China Morning Post)+

Shanghai reportedly is trialing facial recognition at pharmacies to flag potential abusers and prevent pharmacists from helping patients obtain illegal drugs (Sarah Dai/South China Morning Post)

DoorDash pay data analysis: the average contractor earns $1.45/hour, nearly 33% of jobs pay less than $0 after expenses, and only 11% pay more than minimum wage (#PayUp)+

DoorDash pay data analysis: the average contractor earns $1.45/hour, nearly 33% of jobs pay less than $0 after expenses, and only 11% pay more than minimum wage (#PayUp)

Microsoft partners with T-Mobile to provide 4G SIM cards to students in underserved areas, announces 14 Windows 10 PCs, some cell-connected, starting from $219 (Sean Endicott/Windows Central)+

Microsoft partners with T-Mobile to provide 4G SIM cards to students in underserved areas, announces 14 Windows 10 PCs, some cell-connected, starting from $219 (Sean Endicott/Windows Central)

Microsoft, Reddit, Twitter, and over 100 others, sign amicus brief to block Trump’s “public charge” rule which sets high bar for immigrants to get legal status (Monica Nickelsburg/GeekWire)+

Microsoft, Reddit, Twitter, and over 100 others, sign amicus brief to block Trump’s “public charge” rule which sets high bar for immigrants to get legal status (Monica Nickelsburg/GeekWire)

LaunchDarkly, a feature management platform for developers, raises $54M led by Bessemer Venture Partners; sources say the company is now valued at $800M+ (Yuliya Chernova/Wall Street Journal)+

LaunchDarkly, a feature management platform for developers, raises $54M led by Bessemer Venture Partners; sources say the company is now valued at $800M+ (Yuliya Chernova/Wall Street Journal)

How spyware from eSurv, which was helping police hack suspects’ phones in Italy, was allegedly used by its employees to hack the phones of innocent Italians (Ryan Gallagher/Bloomberg)+

How spyware from eSurv, which was helping police hack suspects’ phones in Italy, was allegedly used by its employees to hack the phones of innocent Italians (Ryan Gallagher/Bloomberg)

NBC says Peacock will launch on July 15 and have a free tier with limited programming and two premium tiers, at $4.99/month with ads and $9.99/month with no ads (Julia Alexander/The Verge)+

NBC says Peacock will launch on July 15 and have a free tier with limited programming and two premium tiers, at $4.99/month with ads and $9.99/month with no ads (Julia Alexander/The Verge)

Google announces Premium Support plan for enterprise cloud customers, starting at $12.5K per month with 15-minute response times for mission-critical situations (Mike Wheatley/SiliconANGLE)+

Google announces Premium Support plan for enterprise cloud customers, starting at $12.5K per month with 15-minute response times for mission-critical situations (Mike Wheatley/SiliconANGLE)

Nanox, which says it has digitized traditional X-rays using low-cost scanners and wants to offer an AI-based pay-per-scan service, raises $26M led by Foxconn (Kyle Wiggers/VentureBeat)+

Nanox, which says it has digitized traditional X-rays using low-cost scanners and wants to offer an AI-based pay-per-scan service, raises $26M led by Foxconn (Kyle Wiggers/VentureBeat)

WorkBoard, a SaaS startup that makes goal setting and management software, raises $30M Series C led by a16z, less than a year after a $23M Series B (Alex Wilhelm/TechCrunch)+

WorkBoard, a SaaS startup that makes goal setting and management software, raises $30M Series C led by a16z, less than a year after a $23M Series B (Alex Wilhelm/TechCrunch)

Epsagon, which offers a microservices application monitoring service, raises $16M Series A, says it has quadrupled its customer roster in the past 12 months (Kyle Wiggers/VentureBeat)+

Epsagon, which offers a microservices application monitoring service, raises $16M Series A, says it has quadrupled its customer roster in the past 12 months (Kyle Wiggers/VentureBeat)

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