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Microsoft says two new Exchange zero-day bugs under active attack, but no immediate fix

Microsoft has confirmed two unpatched Exchange Server zero-day vulnerabilities are being exploited by cybercriminals in real-world attacks. Vietnamese cybersecurity company GTSC, which first discovere

Microsoft’s M12 led $20M investment in web3 platform Space and Time

Space and Time, a decentralized data platform, has raised $20 million in strategic funding to help businesses grow through smart contract technology. “Our mission is to make smart contracts smarter

Microsoft rolls out Windows 11 update with File Explorer tabs, systemwide captions and more

Microsoft today announced that the next major version of Windows 11, the aptly-named Windows 11 2022 Update, has begun rolling out to the more than 190 countries where Windows is available. The highli

After the Figma-Adobe deal, which design startups are acquisition targets?

News that Adobe will buy upstart design software unicorn Figma for $20 billion was the single largest event in startup land this week, a surprise upset over the Ethereum Merge coming to fruition.

Daily Crunch: Adobe snaps up Figma in proposed $20B deal that has some scratching their heads

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Game on for UK’s deeper antitrust probe of Microsoft-Activision

The U.K.’s competition watchdog has confirmed it will move to an in-depth investigation of the Microsoft-Activision $68.7 billion gaming mega-deal, a couple of weeks after it signalled concerns

On cloud platforms and SME antitrust complaints

End-to-end encrypted email provider Tutanota finally got a fix last month from Microsoft for a registration issue that had affected users who were trying to sign up to the tech giant’s cloud-bas

Microsoft patches a new zero-day affecting all versions of Windows

Microsoft has released security fixes for a zero-day vulnerability affecting all supported versions of Windows that has been exploited in real-world attacks. The zero-day bug, tracked as CVE-2022-3796

Dope Security emerges from stealth to shake up the SWG market

San Francisco-based cybersecurity startup Dope Security has launched from stealth with $4 million in funding to modernize the secure web gateway market. A secure web gateway, or SWG, is a network secu

Dig scoops up $34M to tackle the fragmented world of cloud data security

In 2022, the amount of corporate data stored in the cloud (versus on-premise servers) reached 60%, a signal of how the world of enterprise IT is evolving. But lest you think that cloud=modern=more eff

Google has already published its version of the new 31 emojis

Unicode Consortium, an organization maintaining the official emojis catalog for smartphones, published the Unicode 15.0 standard on Tuesday with 31 new emojis, including a pushing hand, a shaking face

Tighter VC capital forces AI startups to face the music

A new report from PitchBook shows that VC activity in the AI sector declined precipitously over the past few months.

Varjo, an early mover in building XR headsets and software for enterprises, taps $40M

Applications in the metaverse often feel like more of a marketing gimmick than something that a critical mass of consumers would use, let alone pay for. But turn to the enterprise and there appears to

In leaked memo, Aurora CEO weighs spinouts, layoffs and acquisitions against sale to big tech

The chief executive of autonomous vehicle developer Aurora Innovation presented a swath of cost-cutting and cash-generating options to its board, ranging from a hiring freeze and spinning out assets t

Netflix’s cheaper ad tier could arrive earlier than expected

Although Netflix announced to the world in July that it is launching its ad-supported version in early 2023, the streamer could be changing its plans. As reported by The Wall Street Journal on Wednesd

UK closely probing four tech firms over kids’ privacy code breaches

The U.K. could be gearing up to hit a handful of tech firms with enforcement orders (and potentially fines) related to a children’s online privacy and safety Code which has been in force for a y

UK dials up scrutiny of Microsoft’s $68.7BN Activision deal over antitrust concerns

Microsoft’s $68.7 billion all-cash deal to bag gaming giant Activision Blizzard faces closer antitrust scrutiny in the U.K. where the country’s market watchdog has just announced it will m

Studio Ghibli films just became available to rent on major digital platforms Apple TV, Amazon and more

It’s an exciting day for Studio Ghibli fans — fans in the United States and Canada, that is. The majority of Studio Ghibli’s film catalog has just been released to major digital rental platf

Key issues you should consider before signing an international merger deal

By understanding the key issues in cross-border tech M&A, an international acquirer can close a successful transaction and achieve its commercial objectives in the United States.

Microsoft launches Arm-based Azure VMs powered by Ampere chips

Following a preview in April, Microsoft this morning announced the general availability of virtual machines (VMs) on Azure featuring the Ampere Altra, a processor based on the Arm architecture. The fi
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