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    At Pwn2Own Vancouver 2022, several bugs were exploited in Microsoft, Ubuntu, and Tesla products; first day saw $800K+ awarded for exploiting 16 zero-day bugs

    Jonathan Greig / The Record: At Pwn2Own Vancouver 2022, several bugs were exploited in Microsoft, Ubuntu,...

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    Heartex, an AI-focused data labeling and annotation service, raises a $25M Series A led by Redpoint Ventures, bringing its total funding to $30M

    Kyle Wiggers / TechCrunch: Heartex, an AI-focused data labeling and annotation service, raises a $25M Series...

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    UK-based Modulr, an API payments infrastructure provider that lets businesses automate and embed payments, raises a $108M Series C led by General Atlantic

    Omar Faridi / Crowdfund Insider: UK-based Modulr, an API payments infrastructure provider that lets businesses automate...

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    OpenSea launches Seaport, a new marketplace protocol which allows users to bundle different digital assets in exchange for an NFT, support for tipping, and more

    Anushree Dave / The Block: OpenSea launches Seaport, a new marketplace protocol which allows users to...

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    Report: Electronic Arts is looking to sell or merge; sources say EA pursued an NBCUniversal merger and held acquisition talks with Disney, Apple, and Amazon

    Ethan Gach / Kotaku: Report: Electronic Arts is looking to sell or merge; sources say EA...

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    Dutch e-commerce company Prosus plans to exit Russia and is looking to sell Avito, its classifieds ads business in the country that analysts have valued at ~$6B

    Loni Prinsloo / Bloomberg: Dutch e-commerce company Prosus plans to exit Russia and is looking to...

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    Singapore-based online fashion marketplace Zilingo fires CEO Ankiti Bose after a probe found “serious financial irregularities”; Bose was suspended in April

    Reuters: Singapore-based online fashion marketplace Zilingo fires CEO Ankiti Bose after a probe found “serious financial...

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    Kuo: Apple is working on an updated version of the HomePod for release in Q4 2022 or Q1 2023, and there “may not be much innovation in hardware design”

    Juli Clover / MacRumors: Kuo: Apple is working on an updated version of the HomePod for...

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    Court docs and a source: Larry Ellison participated in a November 14, 2020 call that focused on strategies for contesting the legitimacy of the 2020 US election

    Washington Post: Court docs and a source: Larry Ellison participated in a November 14, 2020 call...

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    Bravado, a networking service and jobs marketplace for sales professionals, raises a $26M Series B led by Tiger Global

    Sophia Kunthara / Crunchbase News: Bravado, a networking service and jobs marketplace for sales professionals, raises...

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    Google agrees to keep Bandcamp in the Play Store even if it doesn't adopt Google's in-app payment system; Epic will keep 10% of Bandcamp's IAP revenue in escrow

    Murray Stassen / Music Business Worldwide: Google agrees to keep Bandcamp in the Play Store even...

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    Google agrees to let Match Group offer alternative billing to Android users; the Tinder owner drops its request for a temporary restraining order against Google

    Jay Bonggolto / Android Central: Google agrees to let Match Group offer alternative billing to Android...

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    Report: Microsoft hid Bing autofill in the US for politically sensitive Chinese names, affecting Windows search; Microsoft blames a technical error

    Aaron Tilley / Wall Street Journal: Report: Microsoft hid Bing autofill in the US for politically...

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    Noyo, which provides APIs to help companies offer health insurance and other employee benefits, raises a $45M Series B led by Norwest Venture Partners

    FinSMEs: Noyo, which provides APIs to help companies offer health insurance and other employee benefits, raises...

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    Seoul prosecutors open an investigation into Terraform Labs, creator of the UST stablecoin and the LUNA token, as its co-founder Do Kwon faces a $78M tax fine

    TechCrunch: Seoul prosecutors open an investigation into Terraform Labs, creator of the UST stablecoin and the...

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    Snapchat is testing Family Center, which lets parents see who their teens are friends with and whom they are texting; teens have the option to not participate

    Sarah Perez / TechCrunch: Snapchat is testing Family Center, which lets parents see who their teens...

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    FTC warns edtech companies to not use children's data for ads and other commercial purposes without parental consent, saying it will “vigilantly enforce” COPPA

    Tonya Riley / CyberScoop: FTC warns edtech companies to not use children's data for ads and...

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    A Meta executive told employees to stop discussing abortion on Workplace, citing “an increased risk” that the company is seen as a “hostile work environment”

    Alex Heath / The Verge: A Meta executive told employees to stop discussing abortion on Workplace,...

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    AdvIntel: the Conti ransomware group has taken its infrastructure offline and its leaders have partnered with other smaller ransomware groups to conduct attacks

    Lawrence Abrams / BleepingComputer: AdvIntel: the Conti ransomware group has taken its infrastructure offline and its...

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    Docs: SpaceX paid $250K to settle a flight attendant's allegation that Elon Musk exposed himself and offered a horse in exchange for an erotic massage in 2016

    Rich McHugh / Insider: Docs: SpaceX paid $250K to settle a flight attendant's allegation that Elon...

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    Analysis: insurers significantly raised cyber coverage premiums in 2021, after high profile hacks; direct-written premiums by the largest insurers rose 92% YoY

    Wall Street Journal: Analysis: insurers significantly raised cyber coverage premiums in 2021, after high profile hacks;...

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    Sacramento-based Azra Games, a blockchain gaming startup developing a sci-fi fantasy game with virtual collectibles, raises a $15M seed led by a16z

    MK Manoylov / The Block: Sacramento-based Azra Games, a blockchain gaming startup developing a sci-fi fantasy...

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    Canada joins its intelligence allies in banning carriers from using Huawei and ZTE equipment for the country's 5G network, after a delay of over three years

    Robert Gillies / Associated Press: Canada joins its intelligence allies in banning carriers from using Huawei...

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    Sources: Coinbase is pausing new projects, freezing hiring, cutting costs, and giving staff more stock grants after its stock fell 75%+ in the past six months

    The Information: Sources: Coinbase is pausing new projects, freezing hiring, cutting costs, and giving staff more...

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    North American smartphone shipments grew 3.7% YoY to 39M units in Q1 2022; Apple grew its market share to 51% with 19.9M units as Google grew 380% to 1.2M units

    Canalys: North American smartphone shipments grew 3.7% YoY to 39M units in Q1 2022; Apple grew...

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    Republicans, who opposed common carrier status for ISPs in the net neutrality debate, now want social media platforms to be treated like “public utilities”

    Washington Post: Republicans, who opposed common carrier status for ISPs in the net neutrality debate, now...

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    Sources: at an all-hands, Twitter's top lawyer Vijaya Gadde said there is “no such thing as a deal being on hold” and execs said Musk's deal is moving forward

    Bloomberg: Sources: at an all-hands, Twitter's top lawyer Vijaya Gadde said there is “no such thing...

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    Tether's accounting firm says Tether holds $20.1B in commercial paper, down 17% QoQ; Tether had $82.4B+ in total assets on March 31 and $82.2B in liabilities

    Emily Nicolle / Bloomberg: Tether's accounting firm says Tether holds $20.1B in commercial paper, down 17%...

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    Meta launches its free WhatsApp Cloud API, aimed at SMBs, to all businesses worldwide, and announces paid features for its WhatsApp Business app coming later

    Sarah Perez / TechCrunch: Meta launches its free WhatsApp Cloud API, aimed at SMBs, to all...

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    Sources: Apple executives previewed the upcoming mixed reality headset to the company's board last week; Apple ramped up reality OS development in recent weeks

    Mark Gurman / Bloomberg: Sources: Apple executives previewed the upcoming mixed reality headset to the company's...

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    Celebrities have been criticized for hyping crypto without highlighting the risks after this month's sell-off, as Crypto.com and FTX scale back on ad spending

    Tiffany Hsu / New York Times: Celebrities have been criticized for hyping crypto without highlighting the...

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    Sources: Ian Goodfellow, Apple's former director of machine learning who left due to the company's return to work policy, is joining Alphabet's DeepMind

    Mark Gurman / Bloomberg: Sources: Ian Goodfellow, Apple's former director of machine learning who left due...

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    Pipedream, an integration platform that lets developers build workflow automations and connect cloud services, raises a $20M Series A led by True Ventures

    Kyle Wiggers / TechCrunch: Pipedream, an integration platform that lets developers build workflow automations and connect...

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    Palo Alto-based Pangea, which offers embedded security APIs for cloud-native app builders, emerges from stealth with a $25M Series A led by Ballistic Ventures

    Mike Wheatley / SiliconANGLE: Palo Alto-based Pangea, which offers embedded security APIs for cloud-native app builders,...

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    Meta's Q1 2022 enforcement report: Facebook's automated content moderation systems improved YoY; the number of wrongly removed, and restored posts, also grew

    Casey Newton / Platformer: Meta's Q1 2022 enforcement report: Facebook's automated content moderation systems improved YoY;...

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    Thought Machine, a cloud-based infrastructure provider for 35+ banks globally, raises a $160M Series D at a $2.7B valuation, up from $1B+ in November 2021

    Siddharth Venkataramakrishnan / Financial Times: Thought Machine, a cloud-based infrastructure provider for 35+ banks globally, raises...

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    Google Cloud launches new software supply chain and zero trust tools, including one that gives governments and enterprises access to vetted open-source packages

    Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch: Google Cloud launches new software supply chain and zero trust tools, including...

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    As startups face potential drops in valuation and VCs demand lower spending and higher margins, some companies turn to cutting staff, marketing, and projects

    Heather Somerville / Wall Street Journal: As startups face potential drops in valuation and VCs demand...

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    Linz-based Storyblok, which offers a headless CMS, raises a $47M Series B led by Mubadala Capital and HV Capital, and says ~74K companies use its tools

    Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch: Linz-based Storyblok, which offers a headless CMS, raises a $47M Series B...

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    Certora, a provider of security analysis tools for smart contract developers to detect mistakes before deploying code, raises a $36M Series B led by Jump Crypto

    Mike Millard / The Block: Certora, a provider of security analysis tools for smart contract developers...

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    Enjoy Technology, which runs mobile retail stores and went public via a SPAC merger in October 2021, says it lacks the cash to operate beyond early June 2022

    Joanna Glasner / Crunchbase News: Enjoy Technology, which runs mobile retail stores and went public via...

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    Twitter loses more execs amid Musk's takeover bid: Twitter Service VP Katrina Lane, head of data science Max Schmeiser, and VP of product management Ilya Brown

    Bloomberg: Twitter loses more execs amid Musk's takeover bid: Twitter Service VP Katrina Lane, head of...

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    Robinhood is working on a second crypto wallet, which will give users sole custody of their private keys, coming in beta this summer and launching later in 2022

    Jon Porter / The Verge: Robinhood is working on a second crypto wallet, which will give...

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    Elon Musk, who wanted to “defeat the spam bots”, is lying when he says bots are why he's backing away from buying Twitter at $54.20/share, amid stocks' downturn

    Matt Levine / Bloomberg: Elon Musk, who wanted to “defeat the spam bots”, is lying when...

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    Researchers detail a BLE relay attack to unlock and operate a Tesla outside its BLE range; when told in April, Tesla said relay attacks are a “known limitation”

    Bill Toulas / BleepingComputer: Researchers detail a BLE relay attack to unlock and operate a Tesla...

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    Knock-on effects of the TerraUSD/Luna collapse will be felt across the crypto industry and may chill VCs' enthusiasm for investing in crypto startups

    Hannah Miller / Bloomberg: Knock-on effects of the TerraUSD/Luna collapse will be felt across the crypto...

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    Live broadcasts and shared videos of mass shootings again raise questions about social networks' responsibilities in curbing violent and hateful content

    New York Times: Live broadcasts and shared videos of mass shootings again raise questions about social...

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    Tel Aviv-based Komodor, which helps companies troubleshoot Kubernetes issues, raises a $42M Series B led by Tiger Global, bringing its total funding to $67M

    Ron Miller / TechCrunch: Tel Aviv-based Komodor, which helps companies troubleshoot Kubernetes issues, raises a $42M...

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    San Diego-based Turquoise Health, a free search engine that lets patients compare hospital prices for US medical procedures, raises a $20M Series A led by a16z

    Michael Schroeder / MedCity News: San Diego-based Turquoise Health, a free search engine that lets patients...

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    A look at the Apple Together solidarity movement that emerged from #AppleToo to provide support for Apple employees organizing in retail, AppleCare, and more

    Caitlin Harrington / Wired: A look at the Apple Together solidarity movement that emerged from #AppleToo...