Friday, May 29, 2020

Chat app Kakao’s games business lands $130M from Tencent and others...

 Korea’s dominant messaging firm Kakao is back raising funds after its games business, a standalone unit that is headed for an IPO, pulled in...

Fujifilm’s X-H1 camera adds top video chops to X Series still...

 Fujifilm’s mirrorless lineup of X Series cameras has an excellent reputation, especially thanks to their ability to produce great-looking images comparable to full-frame competitors...

Senator calls on Tinder to fix a security flaw that lets...

 Oregon Senator Ron Wyden is nervous about Tinder. He may not be swiping on the service this Valentine’s Day, but with a new letter...

Uber could be profitable if it wants to, says CEO

 Uber lost $4.5 billion last year, but CEO Dara Khosrowshahi said he’s not worried. Speaking at the Goldman Sachs Technology and Internet Conference in San...

Activant Capital closed $129 million growth stage fund

 Greenwich, Connecticut-based Activant Capital has closed a $129 million late-stage venture fund. The firm was founded in 2013 by Steve Sarracino and has seen six...

Blockchain engineers are in demand

 Demand is off the charts for blockchain talent, and the capital is waiting to back it up. Over $3.7 billion has been raised through...

Orbi Outdoor Satellite adds Wi-Fi coverage to your back yard

 I’m a big fan of the Netgear Orbi line of mesh access points and now there’s more to love. Netgear is now shipping the...

Facebook should actually be Tinder too

 There’s beauty in the double-blind opt-in. That’s the way you match with someone on Tinder. You like them, they like you, you both find...

Workast raises cash to expand beyond Slack with its message-based task...

 Workast, the popular Slack-based task management toolkit, is looking to expand its messaging horizons. The company, which answered the prayers of everyone who was...

Very famous VC Bill Gurley says startup boardrooms are now just...

 Fresh off a public spat between Uber investor Benchmark Capital and former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick, Benchmark general partner Bill Gurley took the stage...
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