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November 15, 2021, 9:50 AM

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John Koetsier / Forbes:
Some subscription app developers suspect Apple is buying Google ads that send users to their apps in the App Store, to protect its cut by decreasing web signups  —  Apple is secretly buying Google ads for high-value apps to collect potentially millions of dollars in subscription revenue, multiple app publishers have told me.
Larry Dignan / ZDNet:
IBM debuts 127-qubit Eagle quantum processor coming to select members of the IBM Quantum Network in December, and previews next-gen IBM Quantum System Two  —  According to IBM, Eagle leverages new techniques that place control components on multiple physical levels while keeping qubits on a single layer.
Mary Ann Azevedo / TechCrunch:
Imprint, which helps companies offer and manage branded payments and rewards products, raises a $38M Series A led by Kleiner Perkins and Stripe  —  Imprint, a one-year-old startup that offers branded payments and rewards products, today announced a $38 million Series A funding round co-led by Kleiner Perkins and Stripe.
Daniel Flatley / Bloomberg:
US and Israel partner to fight the use of ransomware and threats to the global financial system  —  - Allies to work on cyber threats to global financial system  — U.S. recently blacklisted two Israeli companies over spyware  —  The U.S. and Israel established a joint cybersecurity initiative …
Peter Wayner / VentureBeat:
Zesty, which helps companies reduce cloud computing costs by using AI to avoid repetitive tasks, raises a $35M Series A led by Next47  —  Zesty, a company that offers a tool for automatically scaling and shrinking cloud resources to keep cloud costs in check, announced a $35 million series A funding round.
Duncan Riley / SiliconANGLE:
Network threat detection and response startup Netography raises a $45M Series A led by Bessemer and SYN  —  Network threat detection and response startup Netography Inc. revealed today that it has raised $45 million in new funding to boost technology innovations and enhancements, channel expansion and sales.
Ionut Ilascu / BleepingComputer:
FBI email servers were hacked to send spam warning of a “sophisticated chain attack”, with a likely goal to discredit security researcher Vinny Troia  —  The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) email servers were hacked to distribute spam email impersonating FBI warnings …
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