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Our Monday show covers the latest in tech news from the weekend and what’s making headlines early in the week. Here’s the rundown:
- The crypto mini-boom of the last week came after a brutal few fortnights of pessimism; for the crypto-faithful, it must feel like a breath of fresh air.
- Startups: IRL turned out to be a digital fraud, Vanta is a unicorn worth watching, given its quick ARR growth helped it grow into its valuation and TreasurySpring is making the most of the macroeconomic winds spurring fintech growth.
- Amazon pledged more investment in India, and it’s not alone. Many American companies plan to invest more in India, often focused on chip-related work.
- Globally, there seems to be a trend of becoming more self-reliant for chip production: Japan is looking to buy one of its domestic chip producers. And American investors are putting capital into domestic chip efforts as well.
- Finally, IBM is buying Apptio for $4.6 billion.
Whew! That’s a lot, but we had a good time. We’ll see you back here on Wednesday!
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