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 …
Ari Levy / CNBC:
Security software vendor Tanium partners with Salesforce, which led a new round of funding, bringing total raised to $900M at a $9B valuation — - Tanium said it has now raised $900 million total, suggesting that Salesforce is investing about $100 million into the security company.
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
Juli Clover / MacRumors:
Apple to bring Face ID and Touch ID logins to the web in Safari 14 on mobile and desktop — Apple allows Touch ID and Face ID to be used in lieu of a password to access sensitive apps like those for banking or password management, and in the future, Face ID and Touch ID …
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.
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.
Inside DayLife Army, a social media cult, spun off from a Facebook group, that seduces young people with empty promises of a better world — The DayLife Army always seemed like a troll. Then it became a nightmare. — started with a tweet. In the fall of 2013, Matthew had recently turned 18 …
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.
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 …
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 …