Snappy, an e-commerce site that lets companies offer a selection of corporate gifts to their employees and clients, raises $70M Series C led by GGV Capital — Snappy, an eCommerce gifting platform, wrapped up a $70 million Series C funding round, bringing the firm´s overall funding to in excess of $100 million.
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Flywire, a Boston-based fintech focused on cross-border payments, closed up 46%+ in its Nasdaq debut after raising $250M in its IPO at a valuation of over $3B — The Boston-based digital payments company Flywire made its public market debut Wednesday on the Nasdaq exchange, after raising $250 million in an initial public offering.
ZipRecruiter closes at $21.10 per share after opening at $20, giving it a valuation of ~$2.8B, up from its 2018 valuation of ~$1.5B — - Shares in ZipRecruiter opened at $20 apiece Wednesday — Company´s direct listing follows Coinbase, Squarespace — ZipRecruiter Inc. rose …
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Apple removes an app, discovered by a developer, that required at least a three-star review before people could use it — An app that demanded at least a three-star review to function got through the App Store review process, it has been found (via The Verge).
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Snapdocs, a service that digitizes the mortgage process, raises $150M Series D led by Tiger Global at a $1.5B valuation, bringing its total raised to $260M — Total company valuation eclipses $1.5 billion — San Francisco-based Snapdocs, a digital closing platform for the mortgage industry …
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Hundreds of emoji in Android 12 are being revamped with flatter designs and, in some cases, returning to designs from Android 10 — Emoji on Android has changed a lot over the years, and with the coming release of Android 12, Google is tweaking the design yet again.
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After predicting autonomous vehicles would be commonplace by 2021, the industry is resetting expectations and committing to years of further R&D — Many in Silicon Valley promised that self-driving cars would be a common sight by 2021. Now the industry is resetting expectations and settling in for years of more work.
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Contentsquare, which operates a customer experience analytics service, raises $500M Series E led by Softbank Vision Fund 2, bringing its valuation to $2.8B — A year after its $190 million Series D, Contentsquare is back with an even bigger round, closing on $500 million in Series E financing to value the company at $2.8 billion.
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A breakdown of the different arguments pertaining to the App Store and how they were presented and discussed in the Epic vs Apple trial — Arguments in Epic Games, Inc. v. Apple Inc. wrapped up yesterday; Judge Yvonne Gonzales Rogers noted she had thousands of documents to pore over …
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Material Security, which provides email security through integration with identity-protection products like Okta, raises $40M, bringing its total raised to $66M — Our mission to make business better is fueled by readers like you. To enjoy unlimited access to our journalism, subscribe today.