Startups Weekly: Is Y Combinator’s latest cohort too big?

Startups Weekly: Is Y Combinator’s latest cohort too big?

Greetings from Chittorgarh, one of my stops on a two-week excursion through Goa and Rajasthan, India. I’ve been a little too busy exploring, photographing cows and monkeys and eating a lot of delicious food to keep up with *all* the tech news, but I’ve still got the highlights. For starters, if you haven’t heard yet, Read more about Startups Weekly: Is Y Combinator’s latest cohort too big?[…]

It’s Time for Savings on All Things Xbox

It’s Time for Savings on All Things Xbox

For the love of gaming, we are sharing Xbox One deals on consoles, accessories, and more! Starting February 17, you can save $50 on any Xbox One bundle, including Xbox One X, the world’s most powerful console, and Xbox One S, the best value in gaming and entertainment. And there’s no shortage of amazing bundles Read more about It’s Time for Savings on All Things Xbox[…]

BRCK acquires ISPs EveryLayer and Surf to boost Africa’s public Wi-Fi

BRCK acquires ISPs EveryLayer and Surf to boost Africa’s public Wi-Fi

Jake Bright Contributor Jake Bright is a writer and author in New York City. He is co-author of The Next Africa. More posts by this contributor Africa Roundup: Zimbabwe’s net blackout, Partech’s $143M fund, Andela’s $100M raise, Flutterwave’s pivot Partech is doubling the size of its African venture fund to $143 million Kenyan communications hardware Read more about BRCK acquires ISPs EveryLayer and Surf to boost Africa’s public Wi-Fi[…]

Indonesia-focused Intudo Ventures raises new $50M fund

Indonesia-focused Intudo Ventures raises new $50M fund

Intudo Ventures, a VC firm focused on Indonesia, has closed a new $50 million fund. This is Intudo’s second fund to date following its $20 million debut last year. The firm is a relative newcomer to Southeast Asia but a key differentiator is that it is solely focused on Indonesia, which is the world’s fourth most populated country Read more about Indonesia-focused Intudo Ventures raises new $50M fund[…]

Elevate Security announces $8M Series A to alter employee security behavior

Elevate Security announces $8M Series A to alter employee security behavior

It’s well understood that many network breaches begin with phishing emails designed to trick users into giving hackers their credentials. They don’t even have to work to find a vulnerability, they can just waltz in the front door. Elevate Security, a San Francisco startup, wants to change that by helping employees understand phishing attacks better Read more about Elevate Security announces $8M Series A to alter employee security behavior[…]

Is Europe closing in on an antitrust fix for surveillance technologists?

Is Europe closing in on an antitrust fix for surveillance technologists?

The German Federal Cartel Office’s decision to order Facebook to change how it processes users’ personal data this week is a sign the antitrust tide could at last be turning against platform power. One European Commission source we spoke to, who was commenting in a personal capacity, described it as “clearly pioneering” and “a big deal”, Read more about Is Europe closing in on an antitrust fix for surveillance technologists?[…]

The plot to revive Mt. Gox and repay victims’ Bitcoin

The plot to revive Mt. Gox and repay victims’ Bitcoin

It was the Lehman Brothers of blockchain. 850,000 Bitcoin disappeared when cryptocurrency exchange Mt. Gox imploded in 2014 after a series of hacks. The incident cemented the industry’s reputation as frighteningly insecure. Now a controversial crypto celebrity named Brock Pierce is trying to get the Mt. Gox flameout’s 24,000 victims their money back and build a Read more about The plot to revive Mt. Gox and repay victims’ Bitcoin[…]

Play Apex Legends, a Free-to-Play Battle Royale from the Makers of Titanfall 2

Play Apex Legends, a Free-to-Play Battle Royale from the Makers of Titanfall 2

Apex Legends is a free-to-play battle royale game where legendary competitors fight for glory, fame, and fortune on the fringes of the Frontier. To win in the Apex Games you’ll need to stay sharp, use your wits, and keep your friends close. But victory also favors the prepared, and a few helpful tips in your Read more about Play Apex Legends, a Free-to-Play Battle Royale from the Makers of Titanfall 2[…]