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It’s that time of the year again, folks — that serene, short period before the hectic holiday shopping season where your wallet still feels comfortably padded, and your bank statement shows a balance with multiple zeros.  Willing to part with a few of those precious dollars? You’re in luck: For a …

Expanse, which offers real-time visibility into the ways its customers’ digital assets aren’t safe, has raised $70 million in new funding

Expanse, a six-year-old, San Francisco-based company that helps its clients understand and monitor what it calls their “global internet attack surface,” has received a $70 million vote of confidence from its earlier backers, as well as some notable individual investors. Previous investor TPG Growth led the Series C round, with …

Vynn Capital snags investment from Malaysia’s MAVCAP for its maiden Southeast Asia fund

Vynn Capital, a new entrant to Southeast Asia’s startup ecosystem, is gearing up to close its maiden fund after it landed an undisclosed sum from Malaysia Venture Capital Management Bhd (MAVCAP) as one of its anchor LPs. Founded by former Gobi Ventures VC Victor Chua and Singaporean investor Darren Chua …

Choosing WordPress Multisite plugins: A brief cheat sheet for beginners

We’ve all been in situations where a client wants to use a specific plugin on a Multisite installation, only for you to discover that it’s not supported. What’s worse is that you may be tasked with recommending a specific WordPress Multisite plugin solution. This presents a problem if you’re not …

Labelbox raises $10 million for its services to support machine learning applications

Labelbox, a provider of services to create, manage, and maintain data sets for machine learning applications, has raised $10 million in a new round of funding. The financing came from Gradient Ventures, Google’s AI-focused venture fund, with participation from previous investors, Kleiner Perkins, First Round Capital, and Sumon Sadhu, an angel …

Indian social commerce startup GlowRoad raises $10M Series B

Indian social commerce startup GlowRoad announced today that it has raised a $10 million Series B. The round was led by CDH Investments, a Chinese investment firm, with participation from returning investor Accel Partners. GlowRoad’s last funding, a $2 million Series A led by Accel, was announced in September 2017, …

DeepMind claims early progress in AI-based predictive protein modelling

Google -owned AI specialist, DeepMind, has claimed a “significant milestone” in being able to demonstrate the usefulness of artificial intelligence to help with the complex task of predicting 3D structures of proteins based solely on their genetic sequence. Understanding protein structures is important in disease diagnosis and treatment, and could improve …

Mozilla adds fingerprinting and cryptocurrency mining protection to Firefox

Mozilla is adding a new feature to protect you against web annoyances in future releases of Firefox. The new feature is currently available in the beta version of Firefox 67, and the nightly version of Firefox 68. They will be available in the stable release of Firefox in a few …

PubNub nabs $23M as its IaaS network hits 1.3T messages sent each month

There’s been a huge boom in the last decade of applications and services that rely on on real-time notifications and other alerts as a core part of how they operate, and today one of the companies that powers those notifications is announcing a growth round. PubNub, an infrastructure-as-a-service provider that provides a …

Regulators in China are weighing a ban on Bitcoin mining

Cryptocurrency mining has become the latest target for the Chinese government seeking to phase out industries considered a drag on the country’s economy. The National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), the top economic planning agency in the world’s largest market for bitcoin mining, released on Monday a list of sectors …

Millennial headlines, eternal workplace truths, the pathologisation of sitting and some other stuff

The New York Times asked an interesting question this week. “Why Are Young People Pretending to Love Work?” it demanded, begging the immediate response ‘for the same reason everybody else does’. If only that pat, facetious response were enough to satisfy the actual questions concealed by the typically misleading headline. …

eHarmony is now available for just £15 a month, but you'll need to act fast

There are plenty of dating sites out there. So how do you go about selecting the right one for you when there are so many offering different packages? Rising above the tide of information is that eHarmony claims responsibility for over 11,000 marriages. That’s a lot of wedding bells and …