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    Hackers steal an estimated $130M from DeFi platform Cream Finance in a flash loan attack; the company lost $37M in Feb. and $29M in Aug. in similar attacks

    Catalin Cimpanu / The Record: Hackers steal an estimated $130M from DeFi platform Cream Finance in...

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    Indian insurtech startup Acko raises $255M co-led by General Atlantic and Multiples Private Equity at a $1.1B valuation, bringing its total raised to $450M

    Manish Singh / TechCrunch: Indian insurtech startup Acko raises $255M co-led by General Atlantic and Multiples...

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    Samsung reports Q3 net profit of ~$10.5B, up 31% YoY, on record revenue of ~$63B, up 10% YoY, beating estimates; operating profit rose 26% YoY to ~$13B

    Richard Lawler / The Verge: Samsung reports Q3 net profit of ~$10.5B, up 31% YoY, on...

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    Internal docs show how Facebook calculates the number of engineers needed and how it has struggled to recruit talent, missing recruitment goals in 2019 and 2021

    Anna Kramer / Protocol: Internal docs show how Facebook calculates the number of engineers needed and...

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    GitHub says as much as 30% of new code on its network is written with its AI tool Copilot, and 50% of developers who tried it since July have kept using it

    Bryan Walsh / Axios: GitHub says as much as 30% of new code on its network...

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    A look at Stripe's carbon-removal investments, including $9M in 10 projects; nearly 9K businesses use Stripe Climate to divert some revenue to carbon-removal

    Ed Ballard / Wall Street Journal: A look at Stripe's carbon-removal investments, including $9M in 10...

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    QuickNode, which helps developers build blockchain apps, raises a $35M Series A led by Tiger Global, following a $5.3M seed round in May

    Eli Tan / CoinDesk: QuickNode, which helps developers build blockchain apps, raises a $35M Series A...

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    Twilio Q3: rev. of $740.2M vs. $681M est., up 65% YoY, loss of $224.1M, up from $116.9M YoY, 250K+ active customer accounts, up from 208K YoY; stock down 11%+

    Tiernan Ray / ZDNet: Twilio Q3: rev. of $740.2M vs. $681M est., up 65% YoY, loss...

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    eBay Q3: revenue of $2.5B, vs. $2.46B estimates, up 11% YoY, gross merchandise value of $19.5B, down 10% YoY, 154M active buyers, up 5% YoY, stock down 6%+

    Emily Bary / MarketWatch: eBay Q3: revenue of $2.5B, vs. $2.46B estimates, up 11% YoY, gross...

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    After raising $357M in its IPO, Rent the Runway closes at $19.29, down 8% from its $23 opening price, valuing the company at $1.2B

    Bloomberg: After raising $357M in its IPO, Rent the Runway closes at $19.29, down 8% from...

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    Skyryse, which develops a flight automation operating system called FlightOS, raises a $200M Series B co-led by Fidelity and Monashee Investment Management

    Aria Alamalhodaei / TechCrunch: Skyryse, which develops a flight automation operating system called FlightOS, raises a...

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    Sources: DOJ is investigating whether Visa used financial incentives to keep Square, Stripe, and PayPal from using other card networks or payment systems

    Wall Street Journal: Sources: DOJ is investigating whether Visa used financial incentives to keep Square, Stripe,...

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    Facebook tells employees to preserve internal docs and communications related to its business since 2016, as governments and legislative bodies begin inquiries

    New York Times: Facebook tells employees to preserve internal docs and communications related to its business...

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    Spotify cites Edison Research and its own internal data to claim it “recently became” the most-used podcast platform in the US and says it has 3.2M podcasts

    Sarah Perez / TechCrunch: Spotify cites Edison Research and its own internal data to claim it...

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    Google unveils Android 12L update focused on tablets, foldables, and Chromebooks, which tweaks big screen UI layouts, adds a taskbar, more, coming early 2022

    Ron Amadeo / Ars Technica: Google unveils Android 12L update focused on tablets, foldables, and Chromebooks,...

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    AWS launches new EC2 instances powered by AI accelerators from Intel's Habana, claims 40% better price-performance to train ML models over latest GPU instances

    Kyle Wiggers / VentureBeat: AWS launches new EC2 instances powered by AI accelerators from Intel's Habana,...

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    Rent the Runway raises $357M in its Nasdaq IPO, valuing the company at about $1.5B

    Bloomberg: Rent the Runway raises $357M in its Nasdaq IPO, valuing the company at about $1.5B ...

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    UserGems, whose AI-based data mapping tech helps companies identify prospective customers for B2B sales, raises a $20M Series A led by Craft Ventures

    Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch: UserGems, whose AI-based data mapping tech helps companies identify prospective customers for...

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    Israel-based Augury, which uses AI to monitor industrial machine health, raises a $180M Series E at a $1B+ valuation, bringing its total funding to $286M

    Ofir Dor / Globes Online: Israel-based Augury, which uses AI to monitor industrial machine health, raises...

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    Medable, a developer of clinical trial management software, raises a $304M Series D led by Blackstone Growth and Tiger Global at a $2.1B valuation

    Christine Hall / TechCrunch: Medable, a developer of clinical trial management software, raises a $304M Series...

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    FCC orders China Telecom Americas to stop providing services in the US within 60 days, says the US unit is subject to Chinese government control and influence

    Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica: FCC orders China Telecom Americas to stop providing services in the...

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    Alphabet's “Other Bets” had a Q3 operating loss of $1.29B, up from $1.1B YoY, on revenue of $182M primarily generated by Verily and Fiber, up from $178M YoY

    Abner Li / 9to5Google: Alphabet's “Other Bets” had a Q3 operating loss of $1.29B, up from...

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    Bangalore-based neobank Zolve, which aims to help immigrants in the US access financial services, raises a $40M Series A at a $210M valuation

    Manish Singh / TechCrunch: Bangalore-based neobank Zolve, which aims to help immigrants in the US access...

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    Microsoft reports overall gaming revenue of $3.6B in Q1, up 16% YoY, with hardware revenue up 166% YoY on continued demand for Xbox Series X and S consoles

    Tom Warren / The Verge: Microsoft reports overall gaming revenue of $3.6B in Q1, up 16%...

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    Amid harassment fallout, Blizzard says it will pause plans for next year's BlizzCon event to focus on supporting its teams and game development

    Kyle Orland / Ars Technica: Amid harassment fallout, Blizzard says it will pause plans for next...

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    Home Depot, Lowe's, Best Buy stop selling Chinese surveillance cameras from Lorex and Ezviz, called out for human rights abuses; Walmart, Costco still sell them

    Zack Whittaker / TechCrunch: Home Depot, Lowe's, Best Buy stop selling Chinese surveillance cameras from Lorex...

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    Microsoft's Intelligent Cloud revenue grew to $16.96B in Q1, up 31% YoY, as Azure and other cloud services revenue grew 50%

    Dina Bass / Bloomberg: Microsoft's Intelligent Cloud revenue grew to $16.96B in Q1, up 31% YoY,...

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    Alphabet reports traffic acquisition costs of $11.50B, vs. $11.16B expected, and YouTube had a record $7.2B in Q3 ad revenue, up from $5B in Q3 2020

    Jennifer Elias / CNBC: Alphabet reports traffic acquisition costs of $11.50B, vs. $11.16B expected, and YouTube...

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    Robinhood Q3: revenue of $365M, up 35% YoY but missing estimates of $431.5M due to less crypto trading, net loss of $1.32B, up from $11M YoY; stock down 8%+

    Maggie Fitzgerald / CNBC: Robinhood Q3: revenue of $365M, up 35% YoY but missing estimates of...

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    AMD Q3: revenue of $4.31B, up 54% YoY, Computing and Graphics revenue of $2.4B, up 44% YoY, Enterprise, Embedded and Semi-Custom revenue of $1.9B, up 69% YoY

    Tiernan Ray / ZDNet: AMD Q3: revenue of $4.31B, up 54% YoY, Computing and Graphics revenue...

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    Australia's Online Privacy Bill plans to make social media companies obtain parental consent for users under 16, with fines of up to ~$7.5M for non-compliance

    Byron Kaye / Reuters: Australia's Online Privacy Bill plans to make social media companies obtain parental...

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    India-based Groww, which lets users invest in mutual funds, gold, stocks, and more, raises a $251M Series E led by Iconiq Growth, tripling its valuation to $3B

    Manish Singh / TechCrunch: India-based Groww, which lets users invest in mutual funds, gold, stocks, and...

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    ProtonMail's parent company wins a Swiss court appeal confirming email services are not considered telcos and thus not subject to data retention requirements

    Michael Shields / Reuters: ProtonMail's parent company wins a Swiss court appeal confirming email services are...

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    Brazil-based Hash, which develops white label payment infrastructure for non-financial B2B companies looking to offer banking services, raises a $40M Series C

    Mary Ann Azevedo / TechCrunch: Brazil-based Hash, which develops white label payment infrastructure for non-financial B2B...

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    Citizen Lab: the iPhone of Ben Hubbard, an American reporter for NYT, was hacked in 2020 and 2021, likely by Saudi Arabia using NSO's Pegasus; NSO denies claim

    Ben Hubbard / New York Times: Citizen Lab: the iPhone of Ben Hubbard, an American reporter...

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    Tesla rolls back its FSD beta from version 10.3, which improved many items like brake light and turn signal detection, to 10.2 after “seeing some issues”

    Richard Lawler / The Verge: Tesla rolls back its FSD beta from version 10.3, which improved...

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    Tesco, UK's largest supermarket chain, was hacked on Saturday, halting online grocery orders through Sunday; Tesco says its site and app are back up and running

    Julia Kollewe / The Guardian: Tesco, UK's largest supermarket chain, was hacked on Saturday, halting online...

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    Profile of France-based BlaBlaCar, a long distance carpooling marketplace with 80% of its riders outside of France and 60% outside of Europe

    Chris O'Brien / The French Tech Journal: Profile of France-based BlaBlaCar, a long distance carpooling marketplace...

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    Indian startup Clear, which helps individuals and businesses file tax returns and more, raises a $75M Series C from Kora Capital, Stripe, and others

    Manish Singh / TechCrunch: Indian startup Clear, which helps individuals and businesses file tax returns and...

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    Profile of Databricks CEO and co-founder Ali Ghodsi, who turned the data analytics startup into a company worth $28B, on track to reach ~$1B in sales in 2022

    Kenrick Cai / Forbes India: Profile of Databricks CEO and co-founder Ali Ghodsi, who turned the...

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    Researchers detail how hackers are using FiveSys, a rootkit with a Microsoft-issued digital signature, to steal the login credentials of gamers in China

    Danny Palmer / ZDNet: Researchers detail how hackers are using FiveSys, a rootkit with a Microsoft-issued...

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    A look at productivity influencers who center their content around apps like Notion, Excel, and Asana, offering advice on how to stay organized

    Lizzy Lawrence / Protocol: A look at productivity influencers who center their content around apps like...

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    Microsoft reverses its decision to remove code editing feature Hot Reload in its upcoming .NET 6 SDK, after backlash from the open source community

    Tom Warren / The Verge: Microsoft reverses its decision to remove code editing feature Hot Reload...

  • CISA warns of malware discovered in npm package UAParser.js, which has 6M-7M downloads weekly, that installs a password stealer and a crypto miner

    Catalin Cimpanu / The Record: CISA warns of malware discovered in npm package UAParser.js, which has...

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    Tel Aviv and Palo Alto-based Metrolink.ai, which is developing a data management service, raises a $22M seed led by Grove Ventures

    Kyle Wiggers / VentureBeat: Tel Aviv and Palo Alto-based Metrolink.ai, which is developing a data management...

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    Q&A with Sundar Pichai on the future of work after lockdowns, unionization push by Google employees, changing perceptions of privacy, and more

    Matt Murray / Wall Street Journal: Q&A with Sundar Pichai on the future of work after...

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    Mobile game maker Scopely to buy GSN Games, which makes free-to-play games like Bingo Bash, from Sony Pictures Entertainment for ~$1B in cash and stock

    Todd Spangler / Variety: Mobile game maker Scopely to buy GSN Games, which makes free-to-play games...

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    Facebook files a lawsuit against a Ukrainian national for allegedly scraping its website and selling the personal data of 178M+ users on a cybercrime forum

    Catalin Cimpanu / The Record: Facebook files a lawsuit against a Ukrainian national for allegedly scraping...

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    Docs: Facebook user reports of “false news” hit ~40K per hour on January 6; the Instagram account reported most often for inciting violence was @realdonaldtrump

    Washington Post: Docs: Facebook user reports of “false news” hit ~40K per hour on January 6;...

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    Internal docs show Facebook staff faulted the company for failing to thwart the proliferation of Groups, like Stop The Steal, that fomented January 6 violence

    Michael Riley / Bloomberg: Internal docs show Facebook staff faulted the company for failing to thwart...