The US NCSC warns US tech startups that "foreign threat actors", including China, might use private investment to exploit them and threaten national security (Financial Times)
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Financial Times: The US NCSC warns US tech startups that “foreign threat actors”, including China, might use private investment to exploit them and threaten national security  —  Counter-intelligence centre says hostile states such as China could gain sensitive data and intellectual property ..read more
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Samsung Galaxy Z Fold6 review: very good battery life, easy multitasking, and seven years of updates, but narrow cover screen, bulky, heavy, and expensive (Allison Johnson/The Verge)
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Allison Johnson / The Verge: Samsung Galaxy Z Fold6 review: very good battery life, easy multitasking, and seven years of updates, but narrow cover screen, bulky, heavy, and expensive  —  Samsung's flagship foldable is as good as ever, but it feels anything but fresh. … The Galaxy Z Fold 6 is like staying in a really fancy Airbnb ..read more
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Law enforcement officials and experts: criminal groups are shying away from large ransomware-as-a-service platforms after disruption operations and an exit scam (Alexander Martin/The Record)
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Alexander Martin / The Record: Law enforcement officials and experts: criminal groups are shying away from large ransomware-as-a-service platforms after disruption operations and an exit scam  —  Veteran cybercriminals involved in ransomware attacks are increasingly shying away from large ransomware-as-a-service (RaaS ..read more
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Google updates the Play Store on Android to add categorized "collections" to show installed app content, expands Play Pass, and adds curated comics in Japan (Chris Welch/The Verge)
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Chris Welch / The Verge: Google updates the Play Store on Android to add categorized “collections” to show installed app content, expands Play Pass, and adds curated comics in Japan  —  Google is bringing a handful of new features to its Google Play store on Android today ..read more
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Compliance startup Vanta raised a $150M Series C led by Sequoia Capital at a $2.45B valuation, up from $1.6B in 2022, to accelerate adding AI to its products (Sarah McBride/Bloomberg)
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Sarah McBride / Bloomberg: Compliance startup Vanta raised a $150M Series C led by Sequoia Capital at a $2.45B valuation, up from $1.6B in 2022, to accelerate adding AI to its products  —  Sequoia Capital led the financing, which the company said it would use in part to accelerate work in artificial intelligence ..read more
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Google's failed deal with Wiz, and with HubSpot before that, puts Google in an awkward spot to grow Cloud; Wiz staff are likely upset at missing a big payday (Parmy Olson/Bloomberg)
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Parmy Olson / Bloomberg: Google's failed deal with Wiz, and with HubSpot before that, puts Google in an awkward spot to grow Cloud; Wiz staff are likely upset at missing a big payday  —  It's the second time in as many months that the tech giant has lost a deal to boost its lagging cloud business ..read more
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Foxconn to invest $138 mln for new business headquarters in China (Reuters)
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Reuters: Foxconn to invest $138 mln for new business headquarters in China  —  Taiwan's Foxconn, the world's largest contract electronics maker and Apple's biggest iPhone assembler, said on Wednesday it plans to invest 1 billion yuan ($137.5 million) to construct a new business headquarters in Zhengzhou, China ..read more
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Texas Instruments reports Q2 revenue down 16% YoY to $3.82B and forecasts Q3 revenue in line with analysts' estimates of $4.14B, easing fears of a chip downturn (Ian King/Bloomberg)
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Ian King / Bloomberg: Texas Instruments reports Q2 revenue down 16% YoY to $3.82B and forecasts Q3 revenue in line with analysts' estimates of $4.14B, easing fears of a chip downturn  —  - Chipmaker says sales dip again in industrial, automotive units  — Forecast follows more pessimistic view offered by rival NXP ..read more
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Comcast reports Peacock Q2 revenue up 28% YoY to $1B, and a $348M loss, down from $651M in Q2 2023; paying subs were up 38% YoY to 33M but down from 33.5M in Q1 (The Hollywood Reporter)
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The Hollywood Reporter: Comcast reports Peacock Q2 revenue up 28% YoY to $1B, and a $348M loss, down from $651M in Q2 2023; paying subs were up 38% YoY to 33M but down from 33.5M in Q1  —  Meanwhile, Comcast's core cable and telecom business once again lost pay-TV and broadband subscribers in the second quarter ..read more
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DYdX, which is reportedly exploring a sale, says v3, an older version of its DeFi crypto exchange that averages ~$1.5B/week in derivates trading, was hacked (Danny Nelson/CoinDesk)
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Danny Nelson / CoinDesk: dYdX, which is reportedly exploring a sale, says v3, an older version of its DeFi crypto exchange that averages ~$1.5B/week in derivates trading, was hacked  —  News of the problem emerged just as Bloomberg reported dYdX v3 is for sale.  —  Decentralized crypto-exchange giant dYdX said Tuesday ..read more
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