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China’s NetEase raises $600M for its music streaming business – TechCrunch

China’s NetEase raises $600M for its music streaming business – TechCrunch As Tencent Music, China’s largest streaming firm, reportedly stalls on its proposed U.S. IPO, one of its closest challengers is doubling down. NetEase Cloud Music, a rival operated by games and publishing giant NetEase, just closed a fresh $600 …

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Bots Distorted the 2016 Election. Will the Midterms Be a Sequel? – TechCrunch

Bots Distorted the 2016 Election. Will the Midterms Be a Sequel? – TechCrunch Tiffany Olson Kleeman Contributor Tiffany Olson Kleeman is the chief executive officer of Distil Networks. She formerly served in executive roles at Symantec and FireEye and was deputy chief of staff for cybersecurity operations under President George …

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Silicon Valley’s sovereign wealth problem – TechCrunch

Silicon Valley’s sovereign wealth problem – TechCrunch It’s time to bring the conversation about where Silicon Valley gets its money from out into the open. Following recent revelations into Saudi Arabia’s extensive reach and influence in the US technology sector, the willful ignorance that has defined the relationship between venture …

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Docker has raised $92 million in new funding – TechCrunch

Docker has raised $92 million in new funding – TechCrunch Docker, the company that did more to create today’s modern containerized computing environment than any other independent company, has raised $92 million of a targeted $192 million funding round, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The …

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With $50M in fresh funding, Allbirds will open new stores in the US, UK and Asia – TechCrunch

With $50M in fresh funding, Allbirds will open new stores in the US, UK and Asia – TechCrunch The quintessential venture capitalist’s uniform consists of a pair of designer jeans, a Patagonia fleece vest and $95 wool sneakers. The company behind the shoes, Allbirds, entered the unicorn club this morning …

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Deliverr raises $7M to help e-commerce businesses compete with Amazon Prime – TechCrunch

Deliverr raises $7M to help e-commerce businesses compete with Amazon Prime – TechCrunch When Amazon rolled out its membership-based two-day shipping service in 2005, e-commerce and customer expectations around fulfillment speed changed forever. Today, more than 100 million people use Amazon Prime. That means, 100 million people are fully accustomed …

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Tech In Asia lays off staff after canceling planned ICO – TechCrunch

Tech In Asia lays off staff after canceling planned ICO – TechCrunch Earlier this month, media startup Tech In Asia surprised its readers when it announced plans to implement an $18 per month paywall. More expensive than packages for the Bloomberg, the Wall Street Journal and The Information, the subscription …

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Eventbrite’s IPO should encourage tech companies to get out while they still can – TechCrunch

Eventbrite’s IPO should encourage tech companies to get out while they still can – TechCrunch Eventbrite is having one hell of a debut on the New York Stock Exchange this morning. Shares of the ticketing startup, founded back in 2006, have shot up over 50% in trading on the NYSE. …

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North Korea skirts US sanctions by secretly selling software around the globe – TechCrunch

North Korea skirts US sanctions by secretly selling software around the globe – TechCrunch Fake social media profiles are useful for more than just sowing political discord among foreign adversaries, as it turns out. A group linked to the North Korean government has been able to duck existing sanctions on …

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Alibaba’s Ant Financial denies stealing from Equifax – TechCrunch

Alibaba’s Ant Financial denies stealing from Equifax – TechCrunch Ant Financial has denied claims that it covertly raided Equifax — the U.S. credit firm that was hit by a hack last year — to grab information, including code, confidential data and documents to help recruit staff for its own credit …

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