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Twitter expands misinformation reporting feature to more international markets

Last August, Twitter introduced a new feature in select markets, including the U.S., that invited users to report misinformation they encountered on its platform — including things like election

Shopify and China’s JD.com team up to capture cross-border sellers

Two of the world’s largest e-commerce players are joining joined hands. Major Chinese online retailer JD.com has formed a strategic partnership with Ottawa-based Shopify to help global brands ta

US airlines warn C-Band 5G could cause ‘catastrophic disruption’

The airline industry claims a “catastrophic” event could unfold on Wednesday when AT&T and Verizon activate their new C-Band 5G networks.

Mustard looks beyond baseball as it raises another $3.75M for sensor-free sports coaching

Los Angeles-based sports training platform Mustard this week announced a $3.75 million round. Led by Lake Nona Sports & Health Tech Fund, this latest raise follows a $1.7 million round back in lat

Upward plans to open a 250,000-square-foot vertical farm in PA early next year

Brooklyn-based Upward Farms this week unveiled plans to launch a massive 250,000-square-foot vertical farm. Set for an early-2023 opening, the site will be located in Northeastern Pennsylvania’s Luz

Toyota Ventures backs seed extension into Agtonomy, turning tractors into autonomous vehicles

Using a mobile phone app, a farmer can assign a job to one of the tractors, like mowing the field.

Smart calendar tool Clockwise raises $45M to help remote teams avoid burnout using AI

Clockwise, a time management and smart calendar tool, has raised $45 million in Series C funding led by Coatue, with participation from Atlassian Ventures and existing investors Accel, Greylock Partne

Walnut snaps up fresh capital after growing 700% in four months

Rather than just sales teams using it, the company saw marketing and customer success teams adopt the technology, too.

Block’s Cash App adopts Lightning Network for free bitcoin payments

Late last year, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey stepped down from his position in order to give his full attention to his other company, Square (now called Block), which had become increasingly invested in bl

Microsoft to buy Activision Blizzard for $68.7 billion

Gaming giant Activision Blizzard, under the gun from investors over sexual harassment controversies and ongoing executive turmoil, has pulled the escape cord: The company has agreed to be acquired by

Appcues nabs $32.1M for analytics and no-code tools to fix user onboarding

User onboarding has been a longstanding and persistent challenge in the world of apps. Developers grapple with design and technical constraints; publishers and users might have different priorities wh

Fairplay closes $35M in equity, debt to provide revenue-based financing to entrepreneurs

Fairplay provides a sales advance as funding in exchange for a flat fee and a steady revenue share of earnings until the capital is paid back.

Castiron serves up a $6M seed round to support ‘food artisans’

The pandemic hasn’t been easy for anyone, but the food service industry has been hit particularly hard. More than 90,000 restaurants and bars have closed, leaving workers unemployed in an alread

Faeth Therapeutics closes $20M seed to turn nutrition into a pillar of cancer treatment

A hot bowl of pad thai simmers in front of you. The taste and texture is exactly what you might expect from a quick takeout dinner, but it’s not just a meal — it’s medicine. This hypothe

How one founder is building a sustainable platform for proactive mental health care

This week Darrell and Jordan talk with Real CEO and founder Ariela Safira. Real is a therapy platform that aims to make mental healthcare more accessible by offering group sessions and curriculums a u

Wayve raises $200M Series B led by Eclipse for its AI for autonomous delivery vehicles

British autonomous vehicle startup Wayve has raised a $200 million Series B funding round from investors to scale its technology and expand its partnerships with commercial fleets. Wayve is aiming to

Pinwheel raises $50M Series B at $500M valuation for its income verification APIs

Six months after its $20 million Series A, payroll connectivity platform Pinwheel just announced that it has nabbed another $50 million in a round led by new investor GGV Capital.  Pinwheel serves ne

Permiso emerges from stealth with $10M to tackle the next wave of cloud security

Permiso, a Palo Alto-based startup that provides cloud identity detection and response for cloud infrastructures, has launched from stealth with $10 million in seed funding. The company, founded by fo

Verana Health closes $150M round to glean more detail from electronic health records

Verana Health, a company focused on collecting and organizing troves of medical data, announced a $150 million Series E funding round on Friday. This round comes as the company sets its sights on new

Score another win for Istanbul gaming startups: Dream Games raises $255M at a $2.75B valuation

Yet more funding is finding its way to Istanbul’s gaming startups. Today, Dream Games — the casual games developer behind the hit game Royal Match — is announcing a $255 million Seri
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