Profile of privacy activist Ashkan Soltani, who was named head of the California Privacy Protection Agency on Monday — The California Privacy Protection Agency´s new executive director Ashkan Soltani is uniquely poised to tackle enforcement and rulemaking for The Golden State´s landmark …
Vikas Sn / Moneycontrol:
Truecaller opens up 15.4% in its Stockholm market debut at $6.82 per share, giving it a market cap of ~$2.5B — Truecaller cofounders Alan Mamedi (L) and Nami Zarringhalam — Caller identification firm Truecaller, which earns majority of its revenues from India, made its trading debut at $6.82 …
Gordon Gottsegen / Built In Chicago:
Chicago-based The Mom Project, a job site aimed at women returning to work, raises $80M Series C led by Leeds Illuminate, bringing its total raised to $106M — Too many women feel like they have to choose between being a good mom and having a good career. The Mom Project wants to convince them that they can do both.
Jackson Barnett / FedScoop:
Palantir says it signed a four-year contract with the Department of Veterans Affairs worth $90M to help integrate data across its health systems — Big data analytics company Palantir is expanding its health- and defense-related work with its first major contract with the Department of Veterans Affairs, the company told FedScoop.
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
US federal judge rules Cloudflare is not liable for copyright infringement between websites that use its services — Judge rules content-delivery service doesn´t “contribute” to copyright infringement. — Cloudflare is not liable for the copyright infringement of websites that use …
Ian Hamilton / UploadVR:
Facebook removes its brand from its in-development social VR platform Facebook Horizon, renaming it as Horizon Worlds, and announces a $10M Creator Fund — Facebook removed its brand from in-development social VR platform Horizon and plans to focus the effort around VR-based building tools …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Spotify says it will let Anchor podcast creators in the US apply to join its programmatic ad marketplace Spotify Audience Network — Earlier this year, Spotify introduced its new audio advertising marketplace, the Spotify Audience Network, which allows advertisers to reach audiences across …
Aisha Malik / TechCrunch:
Pinterest rolls out new promotion tools for brands, including slideshow ads for catalogues, and adds seven more countries to its Verified Merchant Program — Pinterest is rolling out new features for advertisers and brands to promote their products to users on its site.
Yashraj Sharma / Rest of World:
Instagram usage exploded in India after the TikTok ban, but the creator economy is still devastated, and critics say Reels content is comparatively bland — “TikTok was a canteen; Instagram is a café. But the canteen has better food, and the café serves costly coffee that not everyone drinks."
Elizabeth Lopatto / The Verge:
Survey of 1,200 US adults: 66% view Facebook favorably, down from 71% in 2020, compared to 79% for Apple (down 2%), 87% for Amazon (down 4%), and 90% for Google — After a year of the pandemic, we asked Americans if their trust in big tech companies has changed — and if the biggest ones should be broken up