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Mallory Hackett / MobiHealthNews:
Well Health, which lets health care organizations connect with patients over SMS, email, phone or live chat, raises $45M Series C, bringing total raised to $75M — With these funds, Well Health has now raised $75 million since its founding in 2015. — This week, the patient communication hub …
David Manners / Electronics Weekly:
Australian startup Morse Micro, which is developing ultra low-power, long-range Wi-Fi HaLow chips for IoT environments, extends its Series A by $13M to $30M — Morse Micro, the Australian IoT WiFi start-up, has secured $13 million (AU $18) in additional funding.
Arijit Ghosh / Bloomberg:
FC Kohli, the founding CEO of IT services giant Tata Consultancy Services and who is referred to as the “father of India's IT industry”, died at 96 on Thursday — - 'Father of India's IT industry,' Kohli led TCS for 3 decades — Kohli was the first CEO at Asia's biggest IT services firm
Executives and engineers from the top US chip design toolmakers, Synopsys and Cadence Design Systems, are joining Chinese startups established in the last year — Synopsys and Cadence veterans join local startups amid Beijing tech push — TAIPEI — Veteran engineers and high-level executives …
Katie Abel / Footwear News:
Zappos co-founder Tony Hsieh, who stepped down as CEO earlier this year, has died at age 46 — Tony Hsieh, the brilliant and big-hearted Zappos.com luminary who revolutionized the shoe business and built one of the most innovative companies in modern history, has died. He was 46.
Varsha Bansal / Rest of World:
Indian developers are using India's TikTok ban to experiment with new apps and potentially to take back control over India's digital economy from foreign rivals — In the wake of India's ban on Chinese apps, local developers are scrambling to come up with the next best thing.
Byron Tau / Wall Street Journal:
Survey: 55% of US adults are worried about government agencies tracking them and 77% believe the government should get a warrant to buy detailed location data — Quarter of poll respondents say they will change behavior to avoid surveillance — A new survey found widespread concern among Americans …
Zach Zorich / New York Times:
Researchers are using convolutional neural networks to search satellite images to map ancient burial sites in parts of Russia, Mongolia, and China — Trawling ancient history with neural nets. — Finding the tomb of an ancient king full of golden artifacts, weapons and elaborate clothing seems like any archaeologist's fantasy.
Kris Holt / Engadget:
As Spotify continues to test its stories feature, it has tapped popular musicians to contribute to select Spotify-created playlists — If you're in the festive spirit and you're already listening to seasonal music, you might have noticed Spotify's Christmas Hits playlist is looking a little different.
Wolfie Zhao / The Block:
Chinese court details the crypto assets seized during the PlusToken Ponzi scheme crackdown, which are worth $4.2B at today's prices — Crypto assets worth more than $4.2 billion have been seized by Chinese police during the massive PlusToken Ponzi scheme crackdown, according to a new court ruling.
Georgia Wells / Wall Street Journal:
A look inside ByteDance's legal strategy against the US TikTok ban, which sources say included orchestrating parallel lawsuits with star creators as plaintiffs — A lawsuit looked like a grass-roots effort, but was orchestrated by TikTok and parent company ByteDance, according to people familiar with the effort
Zac Bowden / Windows Central:
Sources: Microsoft aims to let developers bring Android apps to Windows 10 with little to no change in code, via a project codenamed Latte, as soon as next year — Microsoft is working on a software solution that would allow app developers to bring their Android apps to Windows 10 with little …
Catalin Cimpanu / ZDNet:
A threat actor is selling access to Office 365 and Microsoft accounts of hundreds of C-level execs at companies around the world, for $100 to $1,500 per account — Access is sold for $100 to $1500 per account, depending on the company size and exec role. — A threat actor is currently …
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Adobe says consumers in the US spent $5.1B buying goods online on Thanksgiving, up 21.5% YoY, but falling short of Adobe's original prediction of $6B — Thanksgiving for many is about eating, seeing family, reflecting and relaxing for the day. But for an increasing number of us, it's also seems to be about shopping.
Nathaniel Popper / New York Times:
Twenty-three current and former Coinbase employees allege mistreatment and racial discrimination, as some say the cryptocurrency startup ignored complaints — Coinbase, the most valuable U.S. cryptocurrency company, has faced many internal complaints about discriminatory treatment.