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Sources: Amazon to pay $1B+ to buy self-driving car developer Zoox; source says most investors will get their money back and some will make a positive return (Amir Efrati/The Information)

Amir Efrati / The Information: Sources: Amazon to pay $1B+ to buy self-driving car developer Zoox; source says most investors will get their money back and some will make a positive return  —  Amazon has agreed to pay more than $1 billion to buy Zoox, an early developer of autonomous vehicles, marking the entrance …

TikTok says it will stop clipboard snooping after iOS 14 reveals when apps attempt to read the clipboard; TikTok claims it was used to identify spammy behavior (Laurence Dodds/Telegraph)

Laurence Dodds / Telegraph: TikTok says it will stop clipboard snooping after iOS 14 reveals when apps attempt to read the clipboard; TikTok claims it was used to identify spammy behavior  —  A security patch from Apple has suddenly exposed just how many smartphone apps are reading users´ clipboards every time they are on screen

Hopin, a London-based startup developing virtual events technology, raises $40M Series A led by IVP with Salesforce Ventures and others participating (Alex Wilhelm/TechCrunch)

Alex Wilhelm / TechCrunch: Hopin, a London-based startup developing virtual events technology, raises $40M Series A led by IVP with Salesforce Ventures and others participating  —  This morning Hopin, a London-based startup building virtual events technology, announced that it has raised a $40 million Series A led by IVP.

Denver-based DispatchHealth, which helps patients in 19 US cities request in-home care via its app and website, raises ~$136M Series C led by Optum Ventures (Nick Greenhalgh/AmericanInno)

Nick Greenhalgh / AmericanInno: Denver-based DispatchHealth, which helps patients in 19 US cities request in-home care via its app and website, raises ~$136M Series C led by Optum Ventures  —  Denver´s DispatchHealth, a provider of tech-enabled in-home health care, announced the closing of $135.8 million growth capital financing Tuesday.

Pipe, which helps SaaS companies turn their monthly or quarterly subscriptions into upfront cash flow, announces $60M seed extension led by Fin VC (Christine Hall/Crunchbase News)

Christine Hall / Crunchbase News: Pipe, which helps SaaS companies turn their monthly or quarterly subscriptions into upfront cash flow, announces $60M seed extension led by Fin VC  —  If the company name Pipe sounds familiar, it is because you read about them just four months ago when we wrote about the startup´s $6 million seed funding, led by Craft Ventures.

French startup Jumbo, which lets users easily manage their online privacy and mass-delete old posts, raises $8M Series A and releases a major app update (Romain Dillet/TechCrunch)

Romain Dillet / TechCrunch: French startup Jumbo, which lets users easily manage their online privacy and mass-delete old posts, raises $8M Series A and releases a major app update  —  A year after its initial release, Jumbo has two important pieces of news to announce.  First, the company has released a major update …

GroupM: digital ad spend is predicted to overtake spending on traditional media for the first time in 2020, excluding online ads sold by old media outlets (Alex Barker/Financial Times)

Alex Barker / Financial Times: GroupM: digital ad spend is predicted to overtake spending on traditional media for the first time in 2020, excluding online ads sold by old media outlets  —  Overall spending predicted to fall almost 12% but pain will be unevenly spread across industry  —  Digital advertising on platforms …
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