February 21, 2022, 9:20 AM

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Will Gottsegen / CoinDesk:
OpenSea says 32 users had NFTs stolen as part of a targeted phishing campaign that scammed them into signing malicious smart contracts  —  Emails purporting to be from the NFT marketplace about a planned smart contract migration may have been a phishing attack.
Queenie Wong / CNET:
Trump Media & Technology Group launches Truth Social in the US App Store; some users received error messages or were placed on a waitlist when signing up  —  Some people who downloaded the social media app received error messages when they tried to create an account.  Others were placed on a waitlist.
New York Times:
A look at the challenges facing Trump's Truth Social app, including competition from Gettr and Parler and finding users willing to leave mainstream apps  —  Truth Social, the former president's hard-right alternative to Twitter, could open its doors next month.  But as businesses go, outrage may not be the best moneymaker.
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Expected Mac 2022 lineup: Mac mini with M1 Pro and M2; 13" MacBook Pro, 24" iMac, and MacBook Air with M2; iMac Pro with M1 Pro and M1 Max; a half-sized Mac Pro  —  As Apple gears up for its first product launch event of the year, the spotlight turns to its 2022 Mac plans.
Jeanny Yu / Bloomberg:
Tencent shares fell 5.2% on Monday as Chinese tech stocks had their worst two-day drop since July 2021, amid fears of impending regulatory crackdowns  —  Chinese technology shares had their worst two-day drop since July due to renewed fears Beijing may roll out more restrictions for private enterprise.
Kyle Wiggers / VentureBeat:
Skael, which provides no-code automation tools for enterprises, raises a $38M Series A led by RTP Global, bringing its total funding to $42M  —  No-code platforms, which let users create apps leveraging tools that don't require programming knowledge, are gaining popularity in the enterprise as their value becomes apparent.
Nigerian fintech Tingo, which processes ~$4B in e-commerce transactions annually, seeks $500M to expand in Africa; Tingo, valued at $6.3B, plans an IPO in H1  —  Sign up to our Next Africa newsletter and follow Bloomberg Africa on Twitter  —  Nigerian financial-technology company Tingo Inc …
Rashi Shrivastava / Forbes:
Check, which provides payroll digitization software, raises a $75M Series C led by Stripe, bringing its total funding to $119M and valuing the startup at $725M  —  As startups increasingly embed payroll into their software products, Check, a three-year-old startup that provides software tools …
Tatiana Bautzer / Reuters:
Brazil-based Sólides, which offers HR management software to over 12,000 Brazilian businesses, raises $100M from Warburg Pincus  —  Private equity firm Warburg Pincus has invested $100 million in Brazilian human resources startup Solides for an undisclosed minority stake …

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