Auto marketplace CarDekho grabs $110M to double down on insurance and financial services

CarDekho, an online marketplace for car sales in India, has pulled in a new $110 million Series C funding round from a clutch of existing investors to push deeper into financial services and insurance. Sequoia India, Hillhouse and Alphabet’s CapitalG led the round which also saw participation from Axis Bank, …

Microsoft makes 3 data sharing agreements available to the community

Microsoft today published three data sharing agreements that it hopes can function as a basis for other organizations who want to create similar documents. In today’s announcement, Erich Anderson, Corporate Vice President and Chief IP Counsel at Microsoft, argues that while there are plenty of organizations that want to work …

Investors just gave NFX $275 million more to fund seed-stage startups focused on ‘network effects’

It’s the worst kept secret in the world of startup funding. Series A rounds today are the equivalent of what used to be called Series B rounds. The checks are bigger, but so are the expectations around revenue and traction. That shift has created more of a vacuum for seed-stage …

Palo Alto Networks to acquire container security startup Twistlock for $410M

At KubeCon last week in Barcelona, container security was a hot topic, so it shouldn’t come as a surprise that Palo Alto Networks announced today that it was buying container security startup, Twistlock for $410 million. The company also announced it was buying serverless security startup, PureSec. It did not …

The Ultimate Guide To Successfully Hiring A Freelance Writer For Your Marketing Agency

hiring a content writer, hiring a freelance writer for agency work, hiring a writer for your marketing agency, how to hire a freelance writer The Ultimate Guide To Successfully Hiring A Freelance Writer For Your Marketing Agency David Tile, Founder/CEO @ Article-Writing.co Hiring content writers for your marketing agency is …

Adobe ties up with Amazon to build D2C stores powered by Amazon’s commerce and fulfillment tools

E-commerce giant Amazon was built on the concept of a large marketplace that could be the home for all online shopping, whether it was for items and services it was selling itself or those sold by third parties. Now — capitalising on the new trend for direct-to-consumer (D2C) selling, it …

Nine lessons on how Niantic reached a $4B valuation

We’ve captured much of Niantic’s ongoing story in the first three parts of our EC-1, from its beginnings as an “entrepreneurial lab” within Google, to its spin-out as an independent company and the launch of Pokémon GO, to its ongoing focus on becoming a platform for others to build augmented …

PSA: File your US tax return before scammers steal your refund

It’s tax season! You know what that means? It’s scamming season, too. You might have heard this story before. A scammer starts by spoofing an email pretending to be the chief executive of a company, angrily demanding that someone in accounting or human resources immediately sends over their employees’ W-2 forms …

MacBook Pro teardown reveals subtle changes to keyboard mechanism

The shift to a new butterfly keyboard mechanism is Apple’s least popular design decision in recent memory. After a flood of negative feedback over stuck and malfunctioning keys, the company, has continued to upgrade the technology with subtle fixes. Just two days ago Apple issued yet another update — one …

Goldman Sachs leads $8M round in cyber security skills platform Immersive Labs

Immersive Labs, a cyber security skills platform founded by James Hadley, who used to be a researcher at GCHQ, has raised $8 million in Series A funding. Leading the round is Goldman Sachs, with participation from a number of unnamed private investors. Operating in the cyber security training space, Immersive …

CES will allow sex tech on a one-year trial bias, and finally bans booth babes

The Consumer Technology Association, the organization behind the annual Consumer Electronics Show, is slowly getting up to speed with the modern-day. Today, CTA announced it will allow sex tech startups to participate and compete for awards as part of the health and wellness category on a one-year trial basis. This …

14 tips for successful web design projects

At the heart of every successful client services business are happy and satisfied clients, streamlined project management, and web design projects that boost the bottom line. Because at the end of the day: Satisfied clients provide repeat business, ongoing revenue, and new business referrals. Streamlined project management saves time, reduces …

iSpace becomes the first private Chinese company to launch satellites to orbit

With as successful launch from the Gobi desert blasting off at around 1:10 PM Beijing time (1:10 AM ET), Chinese space launch startup iSpace (which, awesomely, is also called ‘StarCraft Glory Space Technology Co.’) became the first private Chinese commercial space launch provider. The company’s SQX-1 Y1 rocket delivered two …