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Snap makes a deal with Universal Music Group, adding its catalog to Sounds – TechCrunch

Snap today announced a multi-year deal with Universal Music Group, one of the largest music companies in the world. From Queen to Justin Bieber, users can clip songs from the expansive...

Microsoft reveals the updated Windows Store and says developers will keep 100% of their revenue "if you do bring your own commerce engine" (Sean...

Sean Hollister / The Verge: Microsoft reveals the updated Windows Store and says developers will keep 100% of their revenue “if you do bring your own commerce engine”  —  Will it...

Microsoft Teams will be built directly into Windows 11 – TechCrunch

Happy Windows 11 day. Microsoft is giving us our best look yet at its upcoming operating system, which is due out over the holidays. Following a year when the vast majority...

Tonkean, which is developing a no-code automation service for companies, raises $50M Series B, bringing its total raised to $81M (Kyle Wiggers/VentureBeat)

Kyle Wiggers / VentureBeat: Tonkean, which is developing a no-code automation service for companies, raises $50M Series B, bringing its total raised to $81M  —  Where does your enterprise stand on...

JW Player raises $100M to build subscriptions and other monetization tools around its video software – TechCrunch

JW Player, a very early mover in the market for online video technology — it powered YouTube’s first video player, before Google acquired it and it built its own — has...

Andreessen Horowitz raises $2.2B for its third fund focused on crypto startups and cryptocurrencies (Kate Rooney/CNBC)

Kate Rooney / CNBC: Andreessen Horowitz raises $2.2B for its third fund focused on crypto startups and cryptocurrencies  —  - The Silicon Valley venture capital firm just announced a new $2.2...

Visa buys Sweden-based Tink, which offers open banking APIs used by more than 3,400 banks and financial institutions in Europe, for €1.8B (Simon Clark/Wall...

Simon Clark / Wall Street Journal: Visa buys Sweden-based Tink, which offers open banking APIs used by more than 3,400 banks and financial institutions in Europe, for €1.8B  —  Tink would...

Zero trust unicorn Illumio closes $225M Series F led by Thoma Bravo – TechCrunch

Illumio, a self-styled zero trust unicorn, has closed a $225 million Series F funding round at a $2.75 billion valuation.  The round was led by Thoma Bravo, which recently bought cybersecurity vendor...

Paid Time Off startup Sorbet reels-in another $15M inside three months – TechCrunch

US/Israeli startup, Sorbet – which helps companies de-risk themselves against accrued paid time off (PTO) by employees — has raised another $15M, in a round led By Dovi Frances’ Group 11,...

Bird launches shared e-bikes and opens its app to local shared operators – TechCrunch

Bird has announced the launch of shared e-bikes to its fleet of e-scooters, which it says can be found in over 250 cities around the world. The shared micromobility provider is...

You can share tweets directly to Instagram Stories now – TechCrunch

It’s a little thing, but one worth savoring. If you’re tired of your Instagram feed mostly being a chaotic mashup of screencapped tweets and reshared TikToks, well, those things probably aren’t going...

Anjuna Security, whose Confidential Cloud isolates and encrypts workloads and data to protect against bad actors, raises $30M Series B led by Insight Partners...

Duncan Riley / SiliconANGLE: Anjuna Security, whose Confidential Cloud isolates and encrypts workloads and data to protect against bad actors, raises $30M Series B led by Insight Partners  —  Enterprise enclaves...

AWS and Salesforce expand partnership to make cross-platform integrations easier – TechCrunch

To get a roundup of TechCrunch’s biggest and most important stories delivered to your inbox every day at 3 p.m. PDT, subscribe here. Hello and welcome to Daily Crunch for June 23,...

Adobe: total US e-commerce sales during Prime Day exceeded $11B; Amazon says Prime Day was the biggest two-day sales period for 3rd party sellers...

Nathaniel Meyersohn / CNN: Adobe: total US e-commerce sales during Prime Day exceeded $11B; Amazon says Prime Day was the biggest two-day sales period for 3rd party sellers in its history ...

AdTech startup Tomi raises Seed funding to make real estate ads perform as well as ecommerce – TechCrunch

Industries like real estate, automotive, and financial services have long and offline sales cycles and digital advertising tends not to perform well in these areas. The conversion rates are low and...

Researcher: counterfeit packages on the official Python repository, downloaded ~5,000 times, contained code that installed cryptomining software (Dan Goodin/Ars Technica)

Dan Goodin / Ars Technica: Researcher: counterfeit packages on the official Python repository, downloaded ~5,000 times, contained code that installed cryptomining software  —  Open source repositories can be vectors for badness,...

Practice agile, iterative change to refine products and build company culture – TechCrunch

Ken Fine is the CEO of Heap, a digital insights platform on a mission to power business decisions with truth. I firmly believe that principles as much as products drive a...

John McAfee has died by suspected suicide in a Spanish jail cell, hours after news that he would be extradited to face federal charges...

Reuters: John McAfee has died by suspected suicide in a Spanish jail cell, hours after news that he would be extradited to face federal charges in the US  —  Antivirus creator...

Profile of Twitter's Machine Learning, Ethics, Transparency, and Accountability team, as Responsible ML becomes one of the company's top priorities in 2021 (Anna Kramer/Protocol)

Anna Kramer / Protocol: Profile of Twitter's Machine Learning, Ethics, Transparency, and Accountability team, as Responsible ML becomes one of the company's top priorities in 2021  —  Twitter's META team is...

As clinical guidelines shift, heart disease screening startup pulls in $43M Series B – TechCrunch

Cleerly Coronary, a company that uses A.I powered imaging to analyze heart scans, announced a $43 million Series B funding this week. The funding comes at a moment when it seems...

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