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Current and upcoming trends in Latin America’s mobile growth

Mobile companies that seize on the progress already taking place and learn from or integrate trends like digital wallets, QR codes, on-demand delivery and 5G will be poised for the biggest success in

Coinbase to launch debit card in the US with rewards program

Cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase is launching a debit card in the U.S. this winter. Customers can join the waitlist and get the Coinbase Card whenever it is available. Coinbase already launched the Co

Justice at Spotify demands better compensation and increased transparency for musicians

Musicians have taken issue with Spotify’s artist compensation for about as long as there’s been a Spotify. Making a living as a musician is difficult enough for the vast majority of those who are

Apple’s Jeff Bigham, disability rights lawyer Haben Girma, author Sara Hendren and more to join Sight Tech Global

The other day we announced the first ten sessions for Sight Tech Global, a virtual event Dec. 2-3 that is convening the world’s top technologists to discuss how AI-based technologies are revolut

Audible further expands into podcasts

Audible, the Amazon-owned audiobook company, is further expanding into podcasts with the addition of approximately 100,000 of podcasts, totaling 5 million episodes to its service. The shows will be of

Lotame unveils its new cookie-less tech for ad targeting

Data management company Lotame is announcing a new way for publishers and marketers to track identity that it calls Panorama ID . For years, online advertisers have relied on cookies to track and targ

Pulumi raises $37.5M Series B for its cloud engineering platform

Seattle-based Pulumi, one of the newer startups in the ”infrastructure-as-code” space, today announced that it has raised a $37.5 million Series B funding round led by NEA. Previous invest

Samsung beats Xiaomi to reclaim No. 1 spot in Indian smartphone market

Xiaomi, which has led the Indian smartphone market for three consecutive years, has ceded ground to its long-rival Samsung in the world’s second largest market, according to a new report. According

Tech stocks sell off sharply as market looks at COVID-19 numbers, whispers ‘oh f***’

The American stock market is struggling today, with tech stocks in particular taking extra stick. After European stocks tanked on the back of COVID-19 concerns, American stocks are following suit. Tec

The DOJ is investigating Visa’s $5.3 billion bid for Plaid on antitrust grounds

It’s not just big tech that’s getting the antitrust treatment from the Department of Justice. Late Monday afternoon, the Department of Justice tipped its hand that it was investigating Vis

Stripe Climate is a new tool to let Stripe customers make carbon removal purchases

Last year, payments giant Stripe announced that it would donate $1 million of its own funds annually into companies that are building technology to remove carbon from our environment, with the recipie

3 lessons from Root’s IPO pricing

No matter who wins the election, or how the transition goes -- if the markets stay rich, the IPOs can flow.

Priori raises $6.3M to help large companies hire outside legal help

Priori Legal, a startup rethinking the way that large corporations hire outside counsel, has raised $6.3 million in Series A funding. Founded by CEO Basha Rubin and CPO Mirra Levitt (who met while cla

TikTok to add Election Day resources, live results from AP to its election guide

TikTok announced this morning it will expand the set of resources provided in its in-app election guide in the U.S. to include direct access to sites that help users get information about polling loca

Shotcall picks up $2.2 million to let fans game with their favorite streamers

The pandemic has resulted in a growth spurt for gaming, an industry that was already growing on the backs of esports and Twitch streaming. So it makes sense that startups big and small are flocking to

LA-based MarketerHire upgrades its service matching remote marketers with companies

MarketerHire, a Los Angeles-based startup backed by a slew of executives from some of the city’s hottest startups, launched its new service matching freelance marketing experts with open jobs li

That dreadful VPN might finally be dead thanks to Twingate, a new startup built by Dropbox alums

VPNs, or virtual private networks, are a mainstay of corporate network security (and also consumers trying to stream Netflix while pretending to be from other countries). VPNs create an encrypted chan

The Flume 2 Smart Home Water Monitor is a smart, easy-to-use, and essential smart home device

Many smart home gadgets focus on convenience or automation of typically manual tasks, but Flume’s smart water sensor provides a potentially much more vital service: The ability to track how much

DoubleVerify, a specialist in brand safety, ad fraud and ad quality, raises $350M

Ad-based platforms can face a lot of heat from advertisers when they can’t control how and where their ads run: just look back to the ad boycott against Facebook earlier this year (or earlier bo

Lunchbox raises $20M to help restaurants build their own ordering experiences

With many restaurants forced to rely entirely on the delivery and takeout business during the pandemic, there’s been a lot of discussion about whether the industry can survive while paying heft
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