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Calgary-based Benevity, a platform helping employees of companies like Apple and Google give donations, raises $40M Series C from JMI Equity, General Atlantic (Meagan Simpson/BetaKit)

Meagan Simpson / BetaKit: Calgary-based Benevity, a platform helping employees of companies like Apple and Google give donations, raises $40M Series C from JMI Equity, General Atlantic  —  Benevity, a global leader in corporate social responsibility and one of the largest startups in the Prairies, has raised $40 million in a Series C round of funding.

PeerNova, a blockchain-based platform for financial institutions to synchronize data internally and externally, raises $31M, bringing the total raised to $74M (Joeri Cant/Cointelegraph)

Joeri Cant / Cointelegraph: PeerNova, a blockchain-based platform for financial institutions to synchronize data internally and externally, raises $31M, bringing the total raised to $74M  —  Overstock´s venture capital arm Medici Ventures invests in PeerNova, a startup that develops blockchain-based solutions …

Devumi settles FTC charges that it sold fake followers and likes; cosmetics firm Sunday Riley also settles with FTC for allegedly posting fake online reviews (Shelby Brown/CNET)

Shelby Brown / CNET: Devumi settles FTC charges that it sold fake followers and likes; cosmetics firm Sunday Riley also settles with FTC for allegedly posting fake online reviews  —  The Federal Trade Commission uncovered and stopped the misleading online marketing tactics of two different companies, it announced Monday.

How The Last Mile, a program to teach coding in prison at 15 facilities in five states, helped one man go from a life sentence to a $100K+ engineering job (Zachary Crockett/The Hustle)

Zachary Crockett / The Hustle: How The Last Mile, a program to teach coding in prison at 15 facilities in five states, helped one man go from a life sentence to a $100K+ engineering job  —  In 1996, Zachary Moore committed a murder.  Today, he´s a computer engineer at a Silicon Valley tech firm.  Here´s how he got there.

A look at the Tsunami DemocrTITELTITELTITELTITELagrave;tic Android app, which uses geolocation and friend-to-friend technologies to organize protests and avoid the police in Barcelona (Laurie Clarke/WIRED UK)

Laurie Clarke / WIRED UK: A look at the Tsunami Democràtic Android app, which uses geolocation and friend-to-friend technologies to organize protests and avoid the police in Barcelona  —  A pro-independence group is leveraging social media and peer-to-peer technology to orchestrate massive protests.  The catch?

eMarketer: Google will take 37.2%, or $48.05B, of all US digital ad spend this year, down from 38.2% in 2018, while Amazon will take 8.8%, up from 6.8% in 2018 (Laurie Sullivan/MediaPost)

Laurie Sullivan / MediaPost: eMarketer: Google will take 37.2%, or $48.05B, of all US digital ad spend this year, down from 38.2% in 2018, while Amazon will take 8.8%, up from 6.8% in 2018  —  Google dominates the search ad market today, but eMarketer´s latest forecast shows that within the next two years, Google´s revenue share will fall and Amazon´s will rise.
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