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History of estimated Uber valuations, including the latest $1.25B financing round from SoftBank in January; sources: Uber was valued at $72B in Waymo settlement (Theodore Schleifer/Recode)

Theodore Schleifer / Recode:
History of estimated Uber valuations, including the latest $1.25B financing round from SoftBank in January; sources: Uber was valued at $72B in Waymo settlement — That&#03..

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Austin-based Think3 announces $1B private equity fund to buy SaaS companies and finance those companies’ founders to launch new startups (Ingrid Lunden/TechCrunch)

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Austin-based Think3 announces $1B private equity fund to buy SaaS companies and finance those companies' founders to launch new startups — We all know about the unicor..

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Sources: Waymo asked for $500M and outside monitor review of Uber’s self-driving software to settle, Uber initially rejected the deal, agreed to reduced amount (Bloomberg)

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Sources: Waymo asked for $500M and outside monitor review of Uber's self-driving software to settle, Uber initially rejected the deal, agreed to reduced amount — Waymo won main goal to..

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Bitstrades Coin Offers Investors Returns for Just Holding the Coin

The post Bitstrades Coin Offers Investors Returns for Just Holding the Coin appeared first on CCN

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Ethereum Devs Call for Public Debate on Fund Recovery

A controversial proposal that would seek to alter how ethereum's developers approach software changes saw debate at a meeting Friday.

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Think3 is a new $1B fund that wants to buy up SaaS startups so founders can go out to build again

We all know about the unicorns of the startup world — fast-growing companies that appear to be on the road (or have already arrived at) valuations of $1 billion or more — and we hear a lot about the u..

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New PoS Malware Family Discovered

Researchers have discovered a new Point of Sale (POS) malware. They cannot tell yet whether it is new code still being developed, or already used — complete with coding errors — in an undetected cam..

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Lyft partners with Black Girls Code to help develop a more diverse tech industry

Lyft has teamed up with Black Girls Code, a non-profit organization dedicated to getting more black girls involved in computer programming and technology, to make the non-profit organization one of its Round Up & Donate partners. Since launching the Round Up & Donate program eight months ago, Lyft riders have donated over $4 million to causes. Other partners include SickKids… Read More

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Myetherwallet Relaunches as Mycrypto Following a Hostile Twitter Takeover

Myetherwallet, the web’s most popular client-side ethereum interface, has announced a surprise rebrand. The service will henceforth be known as Mycrypto following an acrimonious split. The sudden move took one half of the Myetherwallet team by surprise, who claims the “Twitter handle was changed without knowledge or permission of MEW’s founder”. It has also emerged […]
The post Myetherwallet Relaunches as Mycrypto Following a Hostile Twitter Takeover appeared first on Bitcoin News.

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Uber Settles Dispute With Alphabet’s Self-driving Car Unit

In a shocking development, Uber said on Friday it has settled the high-stakes trade-secret theft lawsuit brought by Alphabet's Waymo, resolving a conflict that already cost the ride-hailing giant its top driverless car engineer and threatened to further embarrass the company. From a report: Uber will pay Waymo a 0.34 percent equity stake amounting to about $245 million at Uber's recent $72 billion valuation, the companies said on Friday, after days of courtroom theatrics. Uber has also agreed not to incorporate Waymo's confidential information into its hardware and software, though Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi writes that he doesn't believe his company used any of Waymo's trade secrets in the first place. Khosrowshahi says that he feels “regret” over the dispute and wished his predecessors had handled it differently.

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