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Contabilizei raises $20 million to ease Brazilians’ tax pain – TechCrunch

Contabilizei raises $20 million to ease Brazilians’ tax pain – TechCrunch Online tax filing and accounting service, Contabilizei, has raised $20 million in a new round of financing led by Point72 Ventures, the early stage investment arm associated with hedge fund guru Steven Cohen’s Point72 Asset Management. Smart money in both the …

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Nexon founder hints at plan to sell his $9B majority share in gaming giant – TechCrunch

Nexon founder hints at plan to sell his $9B majority share in gaming giant – TechCrunch The founder of Korea’s Nexon, one of the biggest gaming companies on the planet, today appeared to acknowledge his intention to sell his controlling interest for around $9 billion. The divestment has been a hot …

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2018 ushered in ‘a potential space renaissance’ – TechCrunch

2018 ushered in ‘a potential space renaissance’ – TechCrunch The aerospace industry took flight with ambitious civilian and military projects over the course of 2018, and private investors took notice. Rockets are flying to the far side of the moon. Entrepreneurs are creating new propulsion technologies to take rockets deeper into …

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In emerging markets there are no copycats, just budding entrepreneurs – TechCrunch

In emerging markets there are no copycats, just budding entrepreneurs – TechCrunch Federico Antoni Contributor Federico Antoni is managing partner at ALLVP, an early-stage VC based in Mexico. He is a lecturer in management at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. More posts by this contributor Not another AI post …

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Still a year away from launch, Meg Whitman and Jeffrey Katzenberg’s Quibi keeps adding talent – TechCrunch

Still a year away from launch, Meg Whitman and Jeffrey Katzenberg’s Quibi keeps adding talent – TechCrunch Video won’t start rolling on Meg Whitman and Jeffrey Katzenberg’s new bite-sized streaming service with the billion dollar backing until the end of 2019, but talent keeps signing up to come along for …

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Marriott’s poor data breach response is putting victims at risk of phishing – TechCrunch

Marriott’s poor data breach response is putting victims at risk of phishing – TechCrunch Last Thursday, Marriott sent out millions of emails warning of a massive data breach — some 500 million guest reservations had been stolen from its Starwood database. One problem: the email sender’s domain didn’t look like …

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The crusade against open source abuse – TechCrunch

The crusade against open source abuse – TechCrunch Salil Deshpande Contributor Salil Deshpande serves as the managing director of Bain Capital Ventures. He focuses on infrastructure software and open source. More posts by this contributor Let’s define “container-native” After the Satoshi Roundtable, is there a way to bridge the bitcoin …

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Skype co-founder snags $105M for fintech lending venture in Southeast Asia – TechCrunch

Skype co-founder snags $105M for fintech lending venture in Southeast Asia – TechCrunch A fintech whale quietly going about its business in Southeast Asia has come out from under the radar after Oriente, a Hong Kong-based business headed by Skype’s first employee, announced that it has raised a whopping $105 million. …

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WTF is happening to crypto? – TechCrunch

WTF is happening to crypto? – TechCrunch Four days ago the crypto markets were crashing hard. Now they’re crashing harder. Bitcoin, which hasn’t fallen past $6,000 for months, has dumped to $4,413.99 as of this morning, and nearly everything else is falling in unison. Ethereum, flying high at $700 a …

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