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Sources: business travel and expense management service TripActions is in talks to raise funding at a ~$9B valuation; TripActions raised $275M in October 2021 (Bloomberg)

Sources: business travel and expense management service...

Bloomberg:Sources: business travel and expense management service TripActions is...

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Sources: one-click checkout service Bolt has laid off 100+ employees across go-to-market, sales, and recruiting roles amid slowing revenue and customer growth (TechCrunch)

Sources: one-click checkout service Bolt has laid off 100+...

TechCrunch:Sources: one-click checkout service Bolt has laid off 100+ employees...

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Twitter agrees to pay $150M to the FTC, settling allegations that it misrepresented the "security and privacy" of user data between May 2013 and September 2019 (Diane Bartz/Reuters)

Twitter agrees to pay $150M to the FTC, settling allegations...

Diane Bartz / Reuters:Twitter agrees to pay $150M to the FTC, settling allegations...

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Peter Thiel steps down from Meta's board, on which he secured a seat in 2005 after investing $500K; Meta announced in February 2022 that Thiel would be leaving (Issie Lapowsky/Protocol)

Peter Thiel steps down from Meta's board, on which he secured...

Issie Lapowsky / Protocol:Peter Thiel steps down from Meta's board, on which he...

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The UK orders a security review of chipmaker Newport Wafer Fab's sale to Nexperia, the Dutch subsidiary of China's Wingtech, after reportedly not intervening (Chad Bray/South China Morning Post)

The UK orders a security review of chipmaker Newport Wafer...

Chad Bray / South China Morning Post:The UK orders a security review of chipmaker...

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Airspace, a logistics startup that uses AI to optimize time-critical deliveries globally, raises $70M led by DBL Partners, bringing its total funding to $138M (Eric Rosenbaum/CNBC)

Airspace, a logistics startup that uses AI to optimize...

Eric Rosenbaum / CNBC:Airspace, a logistics startup that uses AI to optimize time-critical...

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Zip, whose cloud SaaS product lets businesses simplify their internal procurement process, raises a $43M Series B led by YC Continuity at a $1.2B valuation (Mary Ann Azevedo/TechCrunch)

Zip, whose cloud SaaS product lets businesses simplify...

Mary Ann Azevedo / TechCrunch:Zip, whose cloud SaaS product lets businesses simplify...

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DeFi-focused startup Common raises $20M from Spark Capital, Polychain, Jump, Wintermute, and others for Commonwealth, its community management platform for DAOs (Kate Irwin/Decrypt)

DeFi-focused startup Common raises $20M from Spark Capital,...

Kate Irwin / Decrypt:DeFi-focused startup Common raises $20M from Spark Capital,...

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Interviews with former and current Microsoft employees suggest a widespread pattern of executive misconduct persists, years after Satya Nadella vowed to end it (Ashley Stewart/Insider)

Interviews with former and current Microsoft employees...

Ashley Stewart / Insider:Interviews with former and current Microsoft employees...

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Apple to raise pay for US hourly workers to $22/hour, a 45% rise from 2018, amid inflation and unionization push; starting salaries in US also expected to rise (Tim Higgins/Wall Street Journal)

Apple to raise pay for US hourly workers to $22/hour, a...

Tim Higgins / Wall Street Journal:Apple to raise pay for US hourly workers to $22/hour,...

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A 51-page Senate committee report warns that the US government lacks comprehensive data on ransomware attacks and payments and suffers from fragmented reporting (Liam Tung/ZDNet)

A 51-page Senate committee report warns that the US government...

Liam Tung / ZDNet:A 51-page Senate committee report warns that the US government...

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Lenovo Q4 profit beats estimates, at $412M, up 58% YoY, on revenue of $16.7B, up 6.8% YoY; Counterpoint: Lenovo led global PC market in Q1 with 23% marketshare (Josh Ye/Reuters)

Lenovo Q4 profit beats estimates, at $412M, up 58% YoY,...

Josh Ye / Reuters:Lenovo Q4 profit beats estimates, at $412M, up 58% YoY, on revenue...

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Some hotels are looking to guarantee bookings revenue by partnering with startups like Pinktada that convert stays into NFTs to be bought and sold by guests (Peter Grant/Wall Street Journal)

Some hotels are looking to guarantee bookings revenue by...

Peter Grant / Wall Street Journal:Some hotels are looking to guarantee bookings...

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Sony says it plans to ramp up PlayStation 5 production and signals a radical broadening of its game portfolio, including more titles on PC and mobile (Sam Nussey/Reuters)

Sony says it plans to ramp up PlayStation 5 production...

Sam Nussey / Reuters:Sony says it plans to ramp up PlayStation 5 production and...

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Sources: Apple plans to keep iPhone production at ~220M, about the same as last year, compared to ~240M market forecasts, amid inflation and a tough market (Debby Wu/Bloomberg)

Sources: Apple plans to keep iPhone production at ~220M,...

Debby Wu / Bloomberg:Sources: Apple plans to keep iPhone production at ~220M, about...

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A look at the antitrust woes of Google, which is potentially in more trouble than other Big Tech companies as multiple bills and lawsuits target its businesses (Sara Morrison/Vox)

A look at the antitrust woes of Google, which is potentially...

Sara Morrison / Vox:A look at the antitrust woes of Google, which is potentially...