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EU warns adtech giants over 'legal tricks' as it moots changes to centralize privacy oversight: Natasha Lomas

The European Commission has given its clearest signal yet that it’s prepared to intervene over weak enforcement of the EU’s data protection rules against big tech. Today the bloc’s executive also had a warning for adtech giants Google and Facebook — accusing …

AWS brings M1 Mac minis to its cloud: Frederic Lardinois

At today’s AWS re:Invent keynote, Amazon CTO Werner Vogels announced that AWS will now offer M1 Mac minis as part of its EC2 compute service. It was only last year, that AWS first brought Mac minis to its cloud. Using the Thunderbolt port, these minis connect…

Mexico's Mendel secures $35M to tackle LatAm's corporate spend management problem: Mary Ann Azevedo

Mendel, a corporate spend management solution for enterprises in Latin America, announced today that it has secured $35 million in debt and equity. The Mexico-based startup closed the $15 million Series A round and $20 million debt financing after participat…

Let's talk about the SaaS selloff: Alex Wilhelm

We're on the cusp of seeing investing hypothesis backed by hundreds of billions in capital being tested. Not quite yet, but so very close. Watch the markets.

Taiwan’s bargaining chips?: Ciel Qi

While Taiwan undoubtedly enjoys its current semiconductor dominance and the leverage that gives it over both China and the U.S., neither feel comfortable with the status quo.

Super app Grab starts trading on supersized SPAC combination: Alex Wilhelm

Grab will begin trading today on the Nasdaq under the ticker symbol "GRAB."And it raised a pile of money in the process. Billions, in fact.

Picsart acquires R&D company DeepCraft in seven-figure deal to aid video push: Sarah Perez

SoftBank-based digital creation platform Picsart, which recently hit uniciorn status, announced today it’s acquiring the research and development company DeepCraft. The deal is a combination of both cash and stock and is in the seven-figure range, but the exa…

Social app IRL makes its first acquisition with deal for digital nutrition company AaBeZe Labs: Sarah Perez

IRL, the SoftBank-backed social app and recent unicorn, is today announcing its first acquisition. The company is purchasing, for an undisclosed sum, the “digital nutrition” company AaBeZe Labs and its portfolio of IP with the goal of making IRL a healthier a…

Playground launches in beta to help creators cultivate community: Amanda Silberling

Launching today in beta, Playground is a social platform that seeks to help people discover and develop community while empowering creators to monetize their audience. Already, the website has a wide variety of users like the Museum of Modern Art, comedy host…

Moovit partners with smart cane company WeWALK to enhance mobility for visually impaired: Rebecca Bellan

Intel-owned Moovit, a mobility-as-a-service (MaaS) provider with a globally popular trip planning app, has partnered with WeWALK, a smart cane company, to help visually impaired people reach their destinations safer and more efficiently. WeWALK’s app will now…

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