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Bloomberg:
How Quanergy Systems, which makes lidar for autonomous cars, has failed to deliver after raising $160M and hitting a peak valuation of over $1.6B   —  Quanergy Systems Inc. found itself in the center of a sudden frenzy over self-driving cars in 2014.  It makes lidar, which bounces lasers off objects …
Aug 14, 2018, 3:30 AMIn context
Lucas Shaw / Bloomberg:
Sources: YouTube is signing stars to new contracts that pay them to use new features like paid chats and prohibit them from posting first on competitors' sites   —  - Twitch, Facebook try to lure talent with new video ventures  — Parent Google wants to diversify revenue for talent, itself
Aug 13, 2018, 3:02 PMIn context
Shira Ovide / Bloomberg:
Snapchat's loosened standards for video and changes to advertising, like its use of consumer data and computerized auctions, make it less of an internet rebel   —  It loses luster, though, as it discards the elements that set it apart.  —  Snapchat has defined itself in opposition to the internet establishment.
Aug 13, 2018, 5:50 AMIn context
Eric Newcomer / Bloomberg:
Rigetti Computing, one of the companies trying to build a practical quantum computer, discloses that it has raised a $50M round in late 2017   —  Few corners of the tech industry are as tantalizing or complex as quantum computing.  For years evangelists have promised machines capable of breaking …
Aug 13, 2018, 2:45 AMIn context
Bloomberg:
Qualcomm has reached a settlement with Taiwan's antitrust regulators that reverses most of a $773M fine levied last year, forgoing the ~$89M it has already paid   —  - Regulators agree to cut $773 million fine by roughly 88%  — Qualcomm pledges to boost investment and build a Taiwan base
Aug 9, 2018, 11:50 PMIn context
Justina Lee / Bloomberg:
ICO fundraising accelerated in 2018, but as regulatory scrutiny increases many blockchain projects are shutting out small investors and turning to private sales   —  - Initial coin offerings have raised a record amount this year  — Shift is taking place amid rising scrutiny from regulators
Aug 8, 2018, 8:45 PMIn context
Bloomberg:
Sources: SoftBank is in talks to invest $500M to $750M in Zume, a California-based startup with delivery trucks that prepare fresh robot-made pizzas en route   —  SoftBank Group Corp. is in talks to invest from $500 million to $750 million in Zume Inc., a startup that makes and delivers fresh pizzas …
Aug 7, 2018, 10:45 PMIn context
Eric Newcomer / Bloomberg:
Uber says Otto Trucking co-founder Lior Ron is returning to run Uber Freight, following a negotiation to rework terms of Uber's deal to acquire Otto Trucking   —  - Lior Ron is back after intense negotiations with Uber  — Ron testified in Alphabet's trade secret case against Uber
Aug 7, 2018, 3:40 PMIn context
Lulu Yilun Chen / Bloomberg:
Sources: SoftBank's Vision Fund plans to lead an investment of $3B-$5B in Alibaba's food delivery service Ele.me   —  - Masayoshi Son's fund is said to be heading up investor talks  — The round marks a much-needed boost in a costly subsidies war  —  SoftBank Group Corp.'s monster Vision Fund plans …
Aug 7, 2018, 7:40 AMIn context
Olga Kharif / Bloomberg:
How some of Bitcoin's earliest adopters, like main proprietor of bitcoin.org, Cobra, often spout rhetoric unpopular with new supporters, leading to infighting   —  Satoshi Nakamoto may be long gone, but his early followers are still around and their identities still unknown.
Aug 6, 2018, 6:20 PMIn context

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