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Okta nabs ScaleFT to build out ‘Zero Trust’ security framework – TechCrunch

Okta nabs ScaleFT to build out ‘Zero Trust’ security framework – TechCrunch Okta, the cloud identity management company, announced today it has purchased a startup called ScaleFT to bring the Zero Trust concept to the Okta platform. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. While Zero Trust isn’t exactly new …

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‘Serious concerns’ at FCC threaten to halt Sinclair-Tribune merger – TechCrunch

‘Serious concerns’ at FCC threaten to halt Sinclair-Tribune merger – TechCrunch The FCC has been under serious scrutiny by citizens, advocates, and politicians alike due to its laissez-faire attitude towards, in particular, the proposed Sinclair Broadcasting merger with Tribune. But the agency is showing some backbone today with a no-nonsense …

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Netskope nabs Sift Security to enhance infrastructure cloud security – TechCrunch

Netskope nabs Sift Security to enhance infrastructure cloud security – TechCrunch Netskope, a company that focuses on security in the cloud, announced today it has acquired Sift Security, a startup launched in 2014 to help secure cloud infrastructure services like Amazon, Microsoft and Google using machine learning. The company did …

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Facial recognition startup Kairos acquires Emotion Reader – TechCrunch

Facial recognition startup Kairos acquires Emotion Reader – TechCrunch Kairos, the face recognition technology used for brand marketing, has announced the acquisition of EmotionReader. EmotionReader is an Limerick, Ireland-based startup that uses algorithms to analyze facial expressions around video content. The startup allows brands and marketers to measure viewers emotional …

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Box acquires Butter.ai to make search smarter – TechCrunch

Box acquires Butter.ai to make search smarter – TechCrunch Box announced today that it has acquired Butter.ai, a startup that helps customers search for content intelligently in the cloud. The terms of the deal were not disclosed, but the Butter.AI team will be joining Box. Butter.AI was started by two …

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AI-fueled market intelligence firm Signal Media takes $16M to tackle more targets – TechCrunch

AI-fueled market intelligence firm Signal Media takes $16M to tackle more targets – TechCrunch Signal Media has closed a $16 million Series B funding round for an AI-fueled approach to media monitoring and b2b market intelligence. The UK startup uses machine learning techniques to filter through external information at scale …

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Ping Identity acquires stealthy API security startup Elastic Beam – TechCrunch

Ping Identity acquires stealthy API security startup Elastic Beam – TechCrunch At the Identiverse conference in Boston today, Ping Identity announced that it has acquired Elastic Beam, a pre-Series A startup that uses artificial intelligence to monitor APIs and help understand when they have been compromised. Ping also announced a new …

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Twitter ‘smytes’ customers – TechCrunch

Twitter ‘smytes’ customers – TechCrunch Twitter today announced it was acquiring the “trust and safety as a service” startup Smyte to help it better address issues related to online abuse, harassment, spam, and security on its platform. But it also decided to immediately shut down access to Smyte’s API without warning, leaving …

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Twitter acquires anti-abuse technology provider Smyte – TechCrunch

Twitter acquires anti-abuse technology provider Smyte – TechCrunch Twitter this morning announced it has agreed to buy San Francisco-based technology company Smyte, which describes itself as “trust and safety as a service.” Founded in 2014 by former Google and Instagram engineers, Smyte offers tools to stop online abuse, harassment, and spam, …

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