Wed, Oct 20, 2021
Analysis of FTC's report on Big Tech's startup M&A between 2010 and 2019: half of the deals were <$10M, most had <10 people and were US-based, and more  —  A common talking point in tech anti-trust: big...
Colorado-based media and entertainment company Liberty Media has sold off its entire stake in US radio giant iHeartMedia.As Variety reports, an SEC filing from publicly-traded iHeart reveals that Liberty sold 5,941,248 class A shares on October 5. At...
Catalin Cimpanu / The Record: DC-based exploit broker Zerodium is now seeking to buy 0-days in ExpressVPN, NordVPN, and Surfshark's PC apps, namely those disclosing user info or allowing RCE  —  Exploit broker Zerodium announced its intention today...
Analysis of FTC's report on Big Tech's startup M&A between 2010 and 2019: half of the deals were <$10M, most had <10 people and were US-based, and more  —  A common talking point in tech anti-trust: big...
Tom Warren / The Verge: Microsoft begins letting Windows 11 beta testers try Android apps from the Amazon Appstore, starting with 50 apps  —  Beta Channel testers get access first  —  Microsoft is now allowing Windows 11 testers...
William Turton / Bloomberg: Sources: the recent ransomware attack against Sinclair is linked to Russian group Evil Corp., which changed names to avoid 2019 US sanctions  —  - Evil Corp. said to change names to avoid 2019...
Bloomberg: Sources: PayPal has approached Pinterest about an acquisition, potentially valuing it at $39B; Pinterest stock had dropped 16% this year but is up 10%+ today  —  PayPal Holdings Inc. is exploring an acquisition of social media company...
Ian Bremmer / Foreign Affairs: How Facebook, Apple, Google, Amazon, and others increasingly rival states for geopolitical influence and are reshaping the global order as we know it  —  After rioters stormed the U.S. Capitol on January 6,...
Music licensing startup Slip.stream, which runs a royalty-free library of over 50,000 tracks and 40,000 sound effects, has added 6x Grammy-winning artist and producer T-Pain to its advisory board.T-Pain will also release his latest collection of royalty free...
Todd Spangler / Variety: Spotify partners with Shopify to let artists list merch on profiles for $29/month to $299/month, starting in the US, UK, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand  —  Spotify on Wednesday announced a new partnership with...