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Jeff John Roberts / Fortune:
ScaleFactor, which develops finance software that automates bookkeeping tasks, raises $30M Series B led by Bessemer Venture Partners   —  Paperwork is the bane of many a small business, forcing owners to burn precious time plowing through receipts or huddling over an accountant's spreadsheet.
Jan 17, 2019, 11:05 AMIn context
Don Reisinger / Fortune:
Amazon announces a record-breaking holiday season with the number of voice-activated shopping orders placed using Alexa tripling YoY   —  Shoppers are increasingly using their voices to buy products online.  —  Amazon on Wednesday said that the number of voice-activated orders placed via …
Dec 26, 2018, 9:25 AMIn context
Jeff John Roberts / Fortune:
Hackers steal personal data, including credit card information, of ~300K people across 46 cities, using a vulnerability in government payment software Click2Gov   —  Paying parking tickets or municipal water taxes is never fun—and it's even worse when hackers have compromised your town's payment system.
Dec 19, 2018, 9:15 AMIn context
Jeff John Roberts / Fortune:
Blythe Masters, CEO of blockchain startup Digital Asset Holdings and a former JPMorgan executive, will step down as CEO but remain on its board   —  Blythe Masters left her job as a high-flying JPMorgan Chase executive in 2014, and soon after became CEO of Digital Asset, a blockchain startup that caters to banks and startups.
Dec 18, 2018, 7:35 PMIn context
Jeff John Roberts / Fortune:
Conflux says it's raised $35M from Chinese web giants and Sequoia China for a blockchain protocol that solves scalability issues hobbling projects like Bitcoin   —  A big knock on Bitcoin is that its underlying technology is too slow to be a useful real world ledger.
Dec 4, 2018, 2:35 PMIn context
Kevin Kelleher / Fortune:
The stocks of Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google, and Netflix have all declined 20% or more in recent months, pushing them into bear market territory   —  Tech investors resumed their selloff of the large-cap FAANG stocks, with the five tech giants all sustaining declines of 20% or more, enough to push them into bear-market territory.
Nov 19, 2018, 7:20 PMIn context
Robert Hackett / Fortune:
Maryland-based Dragos, which helps secure industrial control systems, raises $37M Series B led by Canaan Partners   —  Two years ago when Rob Lee first sought funding for his cybersecurity startup Dragos, most venture capitalists didn't deem the business “investible,” he says.
Nov 14, 2018, 1:45 PMIn context
Lisa Marie Segarra / Fortune:
Facebook Wants to Help People Land Their Next Job   —  Facebook wants to be your ultimate career guide.  After launching Jobs on Facebook, which allowed businesses to post job listings on the social media site and better reach possible applicants, the site is now debuting Learn with Facebook.
Nov 13, 2018, 12:21 PMIn context
Robert Hackett / Fortune:
Netskope, which helps businesses secure their data, web apps, and cloud infrastructure, raises $169M led by Lightspeed Venture Partners at a $1B+ valuation   —  Netskope, a cybersecurity firm that specializes in “cloud” security, has raised $169 million in a new round of venture capital funding.
Nov 13, 2018, 9:00 AMIn context
Eamon Barrett / Fortune:
How Alibaba turned Singles' Day into a multi-billion dollar sales event bigger than Black Friday and Cyber Monday combined   —  Valentine's Day can be a lonely time if you don't have a partner.  But, at least in China, there's a holiday that celebrates singledom too.
Nov 11, 2018, 2:25 PMIn context

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