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Proptech startup States Title, now Doma, going public via SPAC in $3B deal

Real estate tech startup Doma, formerly known as States Title, announced Tuesday it will go public through a merger with SPAC Capitol Investment Corp. V in a deal valued at $3 billion, including debt. SPACs, often called blank-check companies, are in.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchMar 2nd, 2021

Laiye, China’s answer to UiPath, closes $50 million Series C+

Robotic process automation has become buzzy in the last few months. New York-based UiPath is on course to launch an initial public offering after gaining an astounding valuation of $35 billion in February. Over in China, homegrown RPA startup Laiye i.....»»

Category: topSource:  theglobeandmailRelated News2 hr. 34 min. ago

This flying electric ferry could revolutionize coastal travel

A Boston-based startup is aiming to revolutionize coastal travel with an all-electric passenger aircraft that flies just above the water......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News3 hr. 6 min. ago

MI5 Warns of Spies Using LinkedIn To Trick Staff Into Spilling Secrets

According to the United Kingdom's Security Service, known as MI5, hostile states are creating fake LinkedIn profiles to trick users into spilling secrets. The BBC reports: At least 10,000 UK nationals have been approached by fake profiles linked to h.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News6 hr. 34 min. ago

Hackers Are Exploiting a Pulse Secure 0-Day To Breach Orgs Around the World

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: Hackers backed by nation-states are exploiting critical vulnerabilities in the Pulse Secure VPN to bypass two-factor authentication protections and gain stealthy access to networks belonging to a.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News8 hr. 6 min. ago

Would Be Cool if Everyone Normalized These Pesky Data Leaks, Says Data-Leaking Facebook in Leaked Memo

Facebook wants you to believe that the scraping of 533 million people's personal data from its platform, and the dumping of that data online by nefarious people, is something to be "normalised." The Register: A blundering Facebook public relations op.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News10 hr. 6 min. ago

Chat App Discord Ends Takeover Talks With Microsoft

Microsoft and video-game chat company Discord have ended takeover talks after Discord rejected a $12 billion bid, Bloomberg reported Tuesday, citing a people familiar with the matter. From the report: Discord is now focused on a potential public list.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News10 hr. 6 min. ago

Who’s funding privacy tech?

New regulations, stricter cross-border data transfer rules and increasing calls for data sovereignty have helped the privacy startup space grow thanks to an uptick in investor support. Privacy isn’t dead, as many would have you believ.....»»

Category: topSource:  marketingvoxRelated News10 hr. 34 min. ago

Belarusian regime’s thugs shut down Imaguru, the country’s key startup hub

After visits by unnamed masked intruders and the cancellation of its lease, Imaguru — the country’s key startup hub, event and co-working space in Minsk — has effectively been shut down by the Lukashenko regime, which has led a brutal crackdown.....»»

Category: topSource:  marketingvoxRelated News10 hr. 34 min. ago

Discord walked away from Microsoft talks, may pursue an IPO

A month after reports that Microsoft sought to buy the hot voice chat app Discord surfaced, those talks are off, a source familiar with the deal confirmed to TechCrunch. Discord is considering plans to stay independent, possibly charting a path to it.....»»

Category: topSource:  marketingvoxRelated News10 hr. 34 min. ago

BlaBlaCar raises $115 million to build all-in-one travel app

French startup BlaBlaCar has raised a new $115 million funding round (€97 million). While the company is better known for its long distance carpooling marketplace, BlaBlaCar has also added a bus marketplace with the acquisition of Ouibus and an onl.....»»

Category: topSource:  marketingvoxRelated News10 hr. 34 min. ago

EU lawmakers propose strict curbs on use of facial recognition

Draft legislation would limit use to essential public-interest scenarios. Enlarge (credit: John Lamb / The Image Bank / Getty Images) EU regulators have proposed strict curbs on the use of facial recognition in public spaces, limiting the cont.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News11 hr. 6 min. ago

Hackers are exploiting a Pulse Secure 0-day to breach orgs around the world

Exploits allow state-backed hackers to bypass 2FA and breach defense contractors. Enlarge (credit: CHUYN / Getty Images) Hackers backed by nation-states are exploiting critical vulnerabilities in the Pulse Secure VPN to bypass two-factor authe.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News11 hr. 6 min. ago

Deregulated US government oversight on interstate waters leaves murky implications for states

The familiar murkiness of waters in the Gulf of Mexico can be off-putting for beachgoers visiting Galveston Island. Runoff from the Mississippi River makes its way to local beaches and causes downstream water to turn opaque and brown. Mud is one fact.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News11 hr. 34 min. ago

Social media platforms brace for the Chauvin trial verdict

Social media companies are on high alert for a verdict in the trial of former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin for the death of George Floyd, knowing that their platforms have been used in the past to inflame tensions in the United States and.....»»

Category: topSource:  cnnRelated News12 hr. 6 min. ago

Holographic metasurface gas sensors for instantaneous visual alarms

Biological and chemical substances can be rapidly detected in real-time for public health and environmental monitoring purposes. In a new report now on Science Advances, Inki Kim and a research team in mechanical engineering, materials science and el.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News12 hr. 34 min. ago

Tom Brady and Salesforce Ventures pour millions into Class, a Zoom-friendly edtech startup

Class, an edtech startup that integrates exclusively with Zoom to make remote teaching more elegant, has raised $12.25 million in new financing. The round brings Salesforce Ventures, Sound Ventures and Super Bowl champion Tom Brady onto its capital t.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News14 hr. 6 min. ago

Catch&Release raises $14M to help marketers find and license content from across the web

Catch&Release founder and CEO Analisa Goodin told me that she wants to help brands break free from the limitations of stock photography — and that her startup has raised $14 million in Series A funding to achieve that goal. Goodin explained that th.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News14 hr. 6 min. ago

Leo AR, user-facing marketplace for 3D objects, raises $3 million seed round

Apple’s introduction of ARKit changed the game for entrepreneurs, not unlike the App Store did on a much, much larger scale back in 2008. One entrepreneur, Dana Loberg, has capitalized on the launch of ARKit with her startup Leo AR. Leo is the.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News14 hr. 6 min. ago

HAAH shifts U.S. sales plan back to Chinese imports

HAAH Motors Holdings has shifted its business plan back to importing fully assembled cars from China. A year ago, the California startup said that it would build the vehicles at a U.S. plant, but now has put those plans on hold......»»

Category: topSource:  autonewsRelated News14 hr. 6 min. ago

Pandemic makes separation even scarier for people with a family member in prison

Jails and prisons in the United States had a coronavirus infection rate three times greater than the general population, with an average of 1,400 new COVID-19 infections and seven deaths every day over the past year......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News17 hr. 34 min. ago