Kirsty Needham / Reuters:
Australian PM Scott Morrison lost control of his official WeChat account months ago, while the still-active account now promotes Chinese life in Australia — Australia´s Prime Minister Scott Morrison´s Liberal Party lost access to his official WeChat social media account months ago …
Frank Chaparro / The Block:
DeFi traders complain about network instability that hit Solana this weekend, four months after its last outage; Solana pushes update to fix “the worst effects” — Jim Greco, like many traders who have had to deal with the Solana network´s outage over the last few days, is annoyed.
Dealogic: Microsoft, Amazon, and Alphabet announced more acquisitions in 2021 than in any other year in the past decade — - Microsoft, Alphabet and Amazon all announced more acquisitions in 2021 than any other year in the past decade, according to Dealogic.
Wall Street Journal:
How longstanding disagreements between the FCC and FAA over potential risks to aircraft remained unresolved in the lead up to the 5G C-band rollout in the US — Longstanding disagreements between federal agencies over potential risks to aircraft remained unresolved in the days leading to the 5G debut
Luca Bertuzzi / Euractiv:
EU Parliament passed Digital Services Act, including provisions banning targeted ads based on highly sensitive personal data, limiting dark patterns, and more — A large majority of MEPs voted in favour of the Digital Services Act on Thursday (20 January), after plenary amendments introduced important changes to the text.
Christopher Mims / Wall Street Journal:
How advances in semiconductor fabrication equipment are being applied to the production of nano-scale microelectromechanical systems, or MEMS — For years, engineers have made microchips ever smaller and more powerful. Now they´re applying the technology to a host of miniature marvels.
Alex Wilhelm / TechCrunch:
Plaid acquires Cognito, which offers ID verification and compliance services to financial firms, source says for ~$250M in cash and stock — Plaid, a fintech unicorn known for its APIs that connect consumer bank accounts to financial applications, announced today that it is buying Cognito.
Sneha Shah / The Economic Times:
Bengaluru-based StockGro, a social investment startup with a gamified app for learning about and participating in stock markets, raises a $32M Series A — Mumbai: Social investment startup StockGro has raised $32 million led by marquee global investors such as Bitkraft Ventures, General Catalyst …
Christine Hall / TechCrunch:
Nowsta, which runs an on-demand labor marketplace and develops tools to help companies manage their hourly, gig, and flex workers, raises a $41M Series B — Nowsta attracted venture capital for its approach to help employers better engage with their hourly workforces in this increasingly hybrid work environment.
Mark Williams / The Columbus Dispatch:
How Ohio attracted Intel to build semiconductor plants, including pursuing execs for eight months, financial incentives, sustainability commitments, and more — It was a Christmas morning surprise for Ohio´s governor and lieutenant governor: Intel was coming to Ohio.