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December 27, 2021, 4:30 PM

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Khadeeja Safdar / Wall Street Journal:
Profile of Gloo, which has ~245M profiles on Americans and is used by 30K+ churches, or 10% of US churches, to target ad campaigns at people facing a crisis  —  A small company called Gloo mines online data for people who might be receptive to evangelizing and church outreach  —  Struggling with grief?
Leah Nylen / Politico:
An overview of the efforts by Google, Apple, and Amazon to offer their technology and services for connected cars  —  When Ford announced that starting in 2023 its cars and trucks would come with Google Maps, Assistant and Play Store preinstalled, CEO Jim Farley called the partnership between …
David McCabe / New York Times:
A look at OneTrust, BigID, TrustArc, and other startups helping companies navigate the internet's increasingly fragmented rules and privacy regulations  —  Companies have sprouted up to help others navigate the varied laws around the world governing websites.
Robert Stevens / Decrypt:
OpenDAO airdrops SOS token for users of OpenSea's NFT marketplace; the token, unaffiliated with OpenSea, is up ~10x in two days as watchers debate its prospects  —  In brief  — SOS is an airdrop from OpenDAO, distributed to people who have spent money on OpenSea transactions.
Wall Street Journal:
PitchBook: nearly 340 startups have privately raised money at $1B+ valuations in 2021, more than triple the total from 2020  —  SPACs and venture capitalists are plowing money into startups at record rates, looking past worries about lofty valuations  —  Investors are defying a share-price slump …
Kalyeena Makortoff / The Guardian:
Gibraltar mulls letting blockchain firm Valereum acquire its stock exchange to add cryptocurrency trading, risking reputational damage and diplomatic sanctions  —  Territory's financial sector risks reputational damage and diplomatic sanctions if complex regulations of crypto hub fail
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