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Nvidia the latest collateral damage in US-China tech war

Nvidia, the world’s largest maker of artificial intelligence chips, is at the heart of a new round of U.S. tech sanctions targeting China. Nvidia noted in an SEC filing that the U.S. government

A hacked Kaiser Permanente employee’s emails led to breach of 70,000 patient records

Kaiser Permanente, the largest nonprofit health plan provider in the United States, has disclosed a data breach that exposed the sensitive health information of almost 70,000 patients. In a notice to

The IRS’s crypto tax partner, ZenLedger, raises $15 million Series B

Government tends to struggle when it comes to keeping up with tech innovation. The past U.S. tax season that just wrapped up in April was particularly stressful for investors and the Internal Revenue

Tech giants pledge $30M to boost open source software security

Tech giants including Amazon, Google and Microsoft have pledged millions of dollars to bolster the security of open source software. The pledge was made during a meeting in Washington, DC last week, w

Daily Crunch: Startup that transforms real-world items into NFTs raises $6.9M seed round

Hello friends and welcome to Daily Crunch, bringing you the most important startup, tech and venture capital news in a single package.

Prelude raises $24M to help organizations harden their cybersecurity defenses

Prelude, a Washington, D.C-based startup that helps organizations harden their cyber defenses through the use of autonomous red-teaming, has secured $24 million in Series A funding. Prelude ā€” which

Corsha lands $12M to bring MFA security to machine-to-machine API traffic

Corsha, a Washington, D.C.-based cybersecurity startup, has secured a $12 million Series A investment to bring multi-factor authentication (MFA) to machine-to-machine API traffic. APIs, which allow tw

How long can Zuckerberg afford to bankroll the AR/VR market?

Hello friends, and welcome back to Week in Review! Last week, we talked about the “de-stonkifying” of the market. This week, we’re looking at a wounded Facebook/Meta that finds itsel

Google gets hit with a new lawsuit over ‘deceptive’ location tracking

Washington, DC, Texas, Washington state and Indiana announced the latest lawsuit against Big Tech Monday, alleging that Google deceived users by collecting their location data even when they believed

Finalsite ransomware attack forces 5,000 school websites offline

Finalsite, an internet software house that provides school districts with website design, hosting and content management solutions, has been hit by a ransomware attack. Earlier this week, school distr

The most prominent group lobbying for Silicon Valley’s interests in DC just fell apart

The trade group representing Silicon Valley’s biggest companies will disband, even as tech enters a new era of intense regulatory scrutiny in the nation’s capital. The Internet Association

Profitable proptech Place raises $100M at a $1B valuation as Goldman Sachs leads its first round of funding

Many real estate technology companies are developing technology that is in competition with, or could potentially replace, real estate agents. One startup that aims to help agents succeed and flourish

Magnify raises $6M for its post-sales orchestration platform

In many companies, post-sales can be a bit of a haphazard process, with customer success, marketing and product teams all trying to figure out how to provide the best service to new and existing custo

Apple Maps rolls out 3D view to London, LA, New York and San Francisco

Apple is bringing its 3D maps to more cities within the Apple Maps app, including London, LA, New York and San Francisco. The experience, launching with iOS 15, follows several years of investment in

GrubMarket gobbles up $120M at a $1B+ pre-money valuation to take on the food supply chain

When people talk about “online food delivery” services, chances are that they’ll think of the Uber Eats, Instacarts and Getirs of this world. But today a startup that’s tacklin

Howard University cancels classes after ransomware attack

Washington, D.Cā€™s Howard University has canceled classes after becoming the latest educational institution to be hit by a ransomware attack. The incident was discovered on September 3, just weeks af

A California judge just struck down Prop 22: Now what?

California is not going to resolve this issue. Congress is not going to resolve this issue because it almost never resolves anything. So the game comes down to individual states.

A new Senate bill would totally upend Apple and Google’s app store dominance

With two giants calling the shots and collecting whatever tolls they see fit, mobile software makers have long complained that app stores take an unfair cut of the cash that should be flowing directly

Abodu raises $20M to build prefabricated backyard homes

The need for more affordable housing has never been more urgent as a shortage in the U.S. housing market persists. Startups attempting to help address the shortage in a variety of ways abound. One suc

ChargerHelp raises $2.75M to keep EV chargers working

The coming wave of electric vehicles will require more than thousands of charging stations. In addition to being installed, they also need to work ā€” and today, that isn’t happening. If a stati
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