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    New York-based Tomorrow Health, whose data-driven marketplace matches patients with home-based care suppliers, has raised a $60M Series B led by BOND

    Katie Adams / MedCity News: New York-based Tomorrow Health, whose data-driven marketplace matches patients with home-based...

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    Kaspersky researchers discovered malware used in the wild since March 2021 to backdoor Microsoft Exchange servers of government and military orgs worldwide

    Sergiu Gatlan / BleepingComputer: Kaspersky researchers discovered malware used in the wild since March 2021 to...

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    The FCC authorizes SpaceX to provide Starlink satellite internet to vehicles in motion, including commercial airlines, shipping vessels, and trucks

    Michael Sheetz / CNBC: The FCC authorizes SpaceX to provide Starlink satellite internet to vehicles in...

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    Google settles a lawsuit by agreeing in part to pay $90M in a fund to support US app developers who made $2M or less in annual Play Store revenue from 2016-2021

    Reuters: Google settles a lawsuit by agreeing in part to pay $90M in a fund to...

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    Short-form video app Triller confidentially files for a US IPO, after ending its $5B merger with video ad software provider SeaChange on June 14

    Manya Saini / Reuters: Short-form video app Triller confidentially files for a US IPO, after ending...

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    Uber received 3,824 reports of sexual assault and misconduct in 2019 and 2020, down 38% from 2017 and 2018, but the rate of fatal physical assaults rose 18%

    Prarthana Prakash / Bloomberg: Uber received 3,824 reports of sexual assault and misconduct in 2019 and...

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    As avatars for metaverse applications grow in popularity, a look at Understanding Comics, a 30-year-old illustrated lecture considered an avatar design bible

    Tim Bradshaw / Financial Times: As avatars for metaverse applications grow in popularity, a look at...

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    Meta says Instagram is testing a change that turns video posts into Reels with select users, as part of efforts to “simplify and improve the video experience”

    Aisha Malik / TechCrunch: Meta says Instagram is testing a change that turns video posts into...

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    Gene Levoff, a former lawyer at Apple, pleads guilty to insider trading; he allegedly traded ahead of quarterly earnings from 2011 to 2016 and was fired in 2018

    Jonathan Stempel / Reuters: Gene Levoff, a former lawyer at Apple, pleads guilty to insider trading;...

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    Source: eToro and the SPAC company that agreed to take it public are planning to let the June 30 deadline for their merger pass without closing the deal

    Maria Heeter / The Information: Source: eToro and the SPAC company that agreed to take it...

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    April, which personalizes and autofills tax filings by using AI to analyze tax code, raised a $30M Series A led by Treasury, bringing its total funding to $40M

    Kyle Wiggers / TechCrunch: April, which personalizes and autofills tax filings by using AI to analyze...

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    Raspberry Pi announces the Pico W, a $6 microcontroller equipped with an 802.11n Wi-Fi radio, powered by an Infineon CYW43439 chip with Bluetooth disabled

    Mitchell Clark / The Verge: Raspberry Pi announces the Pico W, a $6 microcontroller equipped with...

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    Zoom is returning to its business software roots to revive growth, after two years of trying to monetize consumers, many of whom stick with free 40-minute calls

    Brody Ford / Bloomberg: Zoom is returning to its business software roots to revive growth, after...

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    CFTC charges South Africa-based bitcoin pool operator Mirror Trading International with a $1.7B fraud, in its “largest ever fraud scheme case involving bitcoin”

    Danny Nelson / CoinDesk: CFTC charges South Africa-based bitcoin pool operator Mirror Trading International with a...

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    Internal memo: Meta Chief Product Officer Chris Cox expects “slower growth” in H2 2022 and “teams should not expect vast influxes of new engineers and budgets”

    Katie Paul / Reuters: Internal memo: Meta Chief Product Officer Chris Cox expects “slower growth” in...

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    India-based GetVantage, which uses AI to offer revenue-based capital of between $10K to $500K to startups, has raised $36M, bringing its total funding to $40M

    Catherine Shu / TechCrunch: India-based GetVantage, which uses AI to offer revenue-based capital of between $10K...

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    Unity is laying off over 200 people, or 4% of its workforce, two weeks after the CEO said at an all-hands meeting that there won't be any layoffs

    Ari Notis / Kotaku: Unity is laying off over 200 people, or 4% of its workforce,...

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    A Taiwanese minister and TSMC board member urges US Congress to pass the Chips Act, saying the pace of building TSMC's Arizona chip factory depends on subsidies

    Jeanne Whalen / Washington Post: A Taiwanese minister and TSMC board member urges US Congress to...

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    London-based Shop Circle, which offers merchants a one-stop shop for e-commerce software, emerges from stealth with $65M in funding led by NFX and QED Investors

    Christine Hall / TechCrunch: London-based Shop Circle, which offers merchants a one-stop shop for e-commerce software,...

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    Officials in Zhengzhou, China used the smartphone location tracking-based health code system to stop 1,000+ depositors from protesting over failing rural banks

    Financial Times: Officials in Zhengzhou, China used the smartphone location tracking-based health code system to stop...

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    South Korea's chip stockpile has jumped 53.4% YoY in May, the most in more than four years, suggesting a slowdown in demand for memory chips

    Sam Kim / Bloomberg: South Korea's chip stockpile has jumped 53.4% YoY in May, the most...

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    Samsung begins mass production of 3nm chips touting a 45% reduction in power usage, a 16% smaller surface area, and 23% better performance compared to 5nm chips

    Joyce Lee / Reuters: Samsung begins mass production of 3nm chips touting a 45% reduction in...

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    Tel Aviv-based Cyolo, maker of zero trust security tech enabling secure connection to workplaces, has raised a $60M Series B, bringing its total raised to $85M

    Meir Orbach / CTech: Tel Aviv-based Cyolo, maker of zero trust security tech enabling secure connection...

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    Google Workspace head Javier Soltero, who managed Google's productivity and collaboration tools including Gmail and Meet, is leaving the company on July 15

    Aisha Counts / Protocol: Google Workspace head Javier Soltero, who managed Google's productivity and collaboration tools...

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    Grayscale Investments sues the US SEC after the agency rejected its application on Wednesday to convert its flagship Grayscale Bitcoin Trust product to an ETF

    Nikhilesh De / CoinDesk: Grayscale Investments sues the US SEC after the agency rejected its application...

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    Sources: Byju's has laid off 1,500+ staff from Toppr and WhiteHat Jr, two companies it acquired in the past two years, and ~1,000 from its core operations teams

    Moneycontrol: Sources: Byju's has laid off 1,500+ staff from Toppr and WhiteHat Jr, two companies it...

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    Sources: digital asset trading firm Genesis is potentially facing “hundreds of millions” of dollars in losses, partly through exposure to 3AC and Babel Finance

    CoinDesk: Sources: digital asset trading firm Genesis is potentially facing “hundreds of millions” of dollars in...

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    Researchers say some businesses are exaggerating AI's capabilities, brewing misunderstanding and distorting policymakers' views of AI's power and fallibility

    Wall Street Journal: Researchers say some businesses are exaggerating AI's capabilities, brewing misunderstanding and distorting policymakers'...

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    EU lawmakers provisionally agree on anti-laundering rules for crypto, requiring verified customer identities for transfers between regulated digital wallets

    Bloomberg: EU lawmakers provisionally agree on anti-laundering rules for crypto, requiring verified customer identities for transfers...

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    Docs: Coinbase is selling features of its intelligence-gathering tool Coinbase Tracer to ICE, letting ICE track crypto transactions including bitcoin and ether

    Sam Biddle / The Intercept: Docs: Coinbase is selling features of its intelligence-gathering tool Coinbase Tracer...

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    Hypercasual video games, with simple gameplay and low-stakes challenges, are getting more sophisticated as studios struggle to retain monetizable players

    Katie Deighton / Wall Street Journal: Hypercasual video games, with simple gameplay and low-stakes challenges, are...

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    Filing: Google asks the US FEC to green light a program that would exempt campaign-related emails from spam; GOP alleges Gmail unfairly flags its emails as spam

    Ashley Gold / Axios: Filing: Google asks the US FEC to green light a program that...

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    New Delhi-based Progcap, a digital bank that provides working capital to SMBs, raised a $40M Series C extension at a $600M valuation, up 3x since September 2021

    Manish Singh / TechCrunch: New Delhi-based Progcap, a digital bank that provides working capital to SMBs,...

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    Siemens plans to buy Brightly, a North Carolina-based provider of buildings and infrastructure management software, from Clearlake Capital for $1.58B

    Wilfried Eckl-Dorna / Bloomberg: Siemens plans to buy Brightly, a North Carolina-based provider of buildings and...

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    How SCOTUS overturning Roe could be used to curb online freedoms and surveil vulnerable populations, as happened to sex workers following FOSTA/SESTA in 2018

    Olivia Snow / Wired: How SCOTUS overturning Roe could be used to curb online freedoms and...

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    T-Mobile launched App Insights, letting marketers target its wireless customers based on apps they have installed and engagement patterns; users can opt out

    Allison Johnson / The Verge: T-Mobile launched App Insights, letting marketers target its wireless customers based...

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    Sam Bankman-Fried says there are no active talks for FTX to acquire Robinhood; Robinhood says no acquisition can go through without the founders' approval

    Jacquelyn Melinek / TechCrunch: Sam Bankman-Fried says there are no active talks for FTX to acquire...

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    Google says Hangouts will shut down in November as it begins prompting mobile Hangouts users to move to Chat

    Emma Roth / The Verge: Google says Hangouts will shut down in November as it begins...

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    Analysis of Stardust period tracking app, the top free app on the US App Store on June 25, shows it shares users' phone numbers with analytics company Mixpanel

    TechCrunch: Analysis of Stardust period tracking app, the top free app on the US App Store...

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    London-based BNPL startup Hokodo raised a $40M Series B led by Notion Capital, following an £8.8M Series A in June 2021

    Sophia Kunthara / Crunchbase News: London-based BNPL startup Hokodo raised a $40M Series B led by...

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    UK regulators investigate Kristo Käärmann, CEO and co-founder of money transfer company Wise, after tax authorities alleged he failed to pay a £720K+ tax bill

    Ryan Browne / CNBC: UK regulators investigate Kristo Käärmann, CEO and co-founder of money transfer company...

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    Sources: Sam Bankman-Fried's crypto exchange FTX is exploring an acquisition of Robinhood; Robinhood's stock closes up 14%

    Bloomberg: Sources: Sam Bankman-Fried's crypto exchange FTX is exploring an acquisition of Robinhood; Robinhood's stock closes...

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    Amazon plans to host two Prime shopping events in a year for the first time, the second one set for Q4 2022, according to a notice sent to third-party merchants

    Annie Palmer / CNBC: Amazon plans to host two Prime shopping events in a year for...

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    Stardust's privacy policy said it may share “anonymized, encrypted” data to third parties “whether or not legally required”, before being changed after pushback

    Samantha Cole / VICE: Stardust's privacy policy said it may share “anonymized, encrypted” data to third...

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    Amazon's Prime Day shopping event, set for July 12-13, appears to be more low-key than previous years, focused on discounting Amazon-made products

    Sebastian Herrera / Wall Street Journal: Amazon's Prime Day shopping event, set for July 12-13, appears...

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    A look at Amazon's fight with China-based sellers of generic items trying to game its algorithm to develop Marketplace brands and get the “Amazon's Choice” tag

    Christopher Mims / Wall Street Journal: A look at Amazon's fight with China-based sellers of generic...

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    India's central bank ban on loading non-bank prepaid payment instruments using credit lines has created panic among Indian fintech startups

    Manish Singh / TechCrunch: India's central bank ban on loading non-bank prepaid payment instruments using credit...

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    UK online grocer Ocado, which licenses its automated warehouse tech to other brands, raised £578M in a share sale and secured a £300M loan facility from banks

    Oscar Hornstein / UKTN: UK online grocer Ocado, which licenses its automated warehouse tech to other...

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    Leaked investor call: BlockFi backer Morgan Creek Digital aims to raise $250M to counter FTX's BlockFi bailout, since it could wipe out BlockFi shareholders

    Tracy Wang / CoinDesk: Leaked investor call: BlockFi backer Morgan Creek Digital aims to raise $250M...

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    Detroit-based Autobooks, a payment and accounting service for small businesses, raised a $50M Series C led by Macquarie, bringing its total funding to ~$98M

    Julie Muhn / Finovate: Detroit-based Autobooks, a payment and accounting service for small businesses, raised a...