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Messaging app Wire confirms $8.2M raise, responds to privacy concerns after moving holding company to the US

Messaging app Wire confirms .2M raise, responds to privacy concerns after moving holding company to the US Big changes are afoot for Wire, an enterprise-focused end-to-end encrypted messaging app and service that advertises itself as “the most secure collaboration platform”. In February, Wire quietly raised $8.2 million from Morpheus Ventures and others, […]

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Acronis raises $147M from Goldman Sachs to expand its cyber security services

Acronis raises 7M from Goldman Sachs to expand its cyber security services When you hear the name Acronis, chances are you’re thinking about products like its disk cloning tool True Image or maybe its backup services. The company, though, wants you to think about cyber protection and all of its products (and […]

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Cybersecurity company Acronis hits unicorn status after raising $147 million led by Goldman Sachs

Cybersecurity company Acronis hits unicorn status after raising 7 million led by Goldman Sachs Cyber security solutions provider Acronis announced today that it has raised $147 million in funding led by Goldman Sachs, bringing it to unicorn status. The company did not disclose its valuation, but founder and CEO Serguei Beloussov told […]

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Microsoft Azure’s cloud regions in Switzerland are now open for business

Microsoft Azure’s cloud regions in Switzerland are now open for business Microsoft today announced the availability of its cloud regions in Switzerland. The company first announced its plans for two Swiss regions near Zurich and Geneva, called Switzerland North and West, in 2018. Earlier this year, Microsoft noted that it was seeing […]

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Tile finds another $45M to expand its item-tracking devices and platform

Tile finds another M to expand its item-tracking devices and platform Tile — the company that makes popular small square-shaped tags and other technology to help people keep track of physical belongings like keys and bags — has made more recent moves to link up with chipmakers, helping it expand to wireless headsets and […]

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Congressional testimony reveals some faults in Facebook’s digital currency plans

Congressional testimony reveals some faults in Facebook’s digital currency plans As Facebook continues to lay the foundation for getting some of the world’s largest payment processing and technology companies a seat at the global monetary policy table, the company faces significant obstacles to enacting its plans from both sides of the Congressional […]

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Zava bags $32M to expand its AI-free telehealth service in Europe

Zava bags M to expand its AI-free telehealth service in Europe More money is being injected into the telehealth space in Europe. Zava, a long-time player that bills its online service as offering a “discreet and convenient” alternative to an in-person doctor visit, has just announced a $32 million Series A round, […]

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Revolut adds Apple Pay support in 16 markets

Revolut adds Apple Pay support in 16 markets Fintech startup Revolut has expanded its support for Apple Pay, confirming that from today the payment option is available for users in 16 European markets. The list of supported markets is: UK, France, Poland, Germany, Czech Republic, Spain, Italy, Switzerland, Ireland, Belgium, Austria, Sweden, Denmark, […]

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Google has quietly added DuckDuckGo as a search engine option for Chrome users in ~60 markets

Google has quietly added DuckDuckGo as a search engine option for Chrome users in ~60 markets In an update to the chromium engine, which underpins Google’s popular Chrome browser, the search giant has quietly updated the lists of default search engines it offers per market — expanding the choice of search product […]

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Startups Weekly: Squad’s screen-shares and Slack’s swastika

Startups Weekly: Squad’s screen-shares and Slack’s swastika We’re three weeks into January. We’ve recovered from our CES hangover and, hopefully, from the CES flu. We’ve started writing the correct year, 2019, not 2018. Venture capitalists have gone full steam ahead with fundraising efforts, several startups have closed multi-hundred million dollar rounds, a virtual influencer […]

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