Through June 30, Amazon, Apple, Google, Facebook, and Microsoft announced 27 deals, up 29% YoY, at the fastest pace since 2015, raising more antitrust concerns — Listen — The biggest U.S. technology companies have gone on a buying spree this year, waving off intense scrutiny …
Annie Musgrove / Tech.eu:
cargo.one, a Berlin-based digital booking service for air cargo, raises $18.6M Series A led by Index Ventures — Berlin-based cargo.one, a digital booking platform for freight forwarders, has raised $18.6 million in Series A funding to develop its business into a global operating system for air cargo.
Kyle Wiggers / VentureBeat:
Seoul-based Riiid, which uses AI to offer personalized study plans to students in its test prep app Santa, raises $41.8M, bringing its total raised to $70.2M — Riiid, a Seoul, South Korea-based startup developing AI test prep solutions, today closed a $41.8 million pre-series D financing round …
Chase / StreamElements:
Data from Arsenal.gg: Facebook Gaming grew 75% from Q1 2020 to Q2 2020, and 200% YoY, with 334M hours watched in June 2020, up from 111M YoY — Livestreaming has been on the rise for years, but the pandemic definitely supersized the amount of streamers and content being watched.
Scott Galloway / No Mercy/No Malice:
Some ideas for questions and visual aids that House antitrust subcommittee members can use when questioning the CEOs of Apple, Amazon, Facebook, and Google — The CEOs of Apple, Amazon, Facebook, and Google are scheduled to testify in front of the US House Judiciary Antitrust Subcommittee.
Brian Krebs / Krebs on Security:
A survey of 500+ cybersecurity pros sheds light on which skills they find most useful in cybersecurity job candidates, and which are most frequently lacking — Thousands of people graduate from colleges and universities each year with cybersecurity or computer science degrees only to find employers …
Mengmeng Zhang / Counterpoint Research:
Despite smartphone sales in China declining 17% YoY in Q2, Huawei grew 14%, capturing 46% of the market, as Apple grew 32%, becoming the fastest growing OEM — - Huawei captured a massive 60% share of the 5G smartphone market — Huawei reached its highest ever share in China capturing 46% of sales volumes.
Tech went from interesting to a crucial part of society in a decade, with events in 2016 polarizing the conversation, causing a rush for easy regulatory answers — Technology was a small industry until very recently. It was exciting and interesting, and it was on lots of magazine covers …
Ashley Gold / Axios:
Source: the rescheduled House Judiciary antitrust subcommittee hearing featuring CEOs of Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google will take place this Wednesday — The CEOs of Apple, Facebook, Amazon and Google will now testify before the House Judiciary antitrust subcommittee on Wednesday …
Jeanne Whalen / Washington Post:
US officials unveil a plan to build a quantum Internet, existing alongside our current one, which uses the laws of quantum mechanics to share info more securely — The new network would sit alongside the existing Web, offering a more secure way to send and process information