X1 Card Raises $12 Million In Funding Round Led By Spark Capital
Thursday, 14 January 2021, 19:22:19
Silicon Valley credit card startup X1 raised $12 million in a funding round led by Spark Capital, a backer of Twitter, Plaid, Slack and Affirm. The round also had participation from Jared Leto and CEOs of known tech brands. X1 Co-Founder and CEO Deepak Rao said in a Thursday (Jan. 14) press release that the […]
Thursday, 14 January 2021, 11:45:48
Summary List Placement President Donald Trump considered creating an account on Parler, the social media app popular with his followers, under the pseudonym “Person X,” Parler's CEO said in a court filing Wednesday. Amazon Web Services (AWS), which hosted Parler online until Monday, was aware of these plans, and part of the reason AWS terminated its contract with Parler was to deny Trump further social media presence, John Matze claimed. AWS cutting off Parler on Monday took the app offline, and Matze believes it may never come back . AWS said Parler “poses a very real risk to public safety” — Google and Apple had also banned the app from their app stores . Parler had become a haven for far-right activity and misinformation due to its lax stance on moderating content, and users called for violence as rioters stormed the US Capitol on January 6. After AWS sent Parler offline, the social media network quickly fired back with an antitrust lawsuit against AWS , and Matze submitted an additional filing Wednesday.
— Business Insider
The CEOs of YouTube, Slack and Whole Foods All Have Liberal Arts Degrees. Here's Why That Matters
Wednesday, 13 January 2021, 17:01:00
Experience in liberal and fine arts can give you a creative edge.
The CEO of Box explains how its newly-expanded partnership with Google fits into the company's vision of becoming the one place for companies to store data (BOX)
Wednesday, 13 January 2021, 17:00:00
Summary List Placement Box wants to become the central place where workers access their documents and content. To do that, it's had to ink partnerships and build integrations with outside software vendors — most recently by way of an expanded partnership with Google, in an expanded relationship between the two companies announced Wednesday. With the integration, users will be able to access, edit, and share documents, spreadsheets, and presentations from the Google Workplace productivity suite, previously called G Suite , directly in Box. The goal is to make it “easier for customers to adopt the two technologies,” Box CEO Aaron Levie told Insider. This announcement, an expansion of a partnership first established in 2018, focuses on integrations between Box and Google Workplace Essentials, a slimmed-down version of the search giant's normal bundle for small businesses, and only includes core apps like Google Docs and Google Meet. Levie said that partnering with Google is key to Box's goal of dominating content in the cloud because it's so popular with the company's own users, but also offers additional controls for the data on top of what the larger company already offers its customers. “Our whole vision is we're building out the leading content cloud,” Levie said. “And so you can kind of think about that as the end to end platform for content management, security, collaboration, workflow, all in one platform and then integrated with all of the applications that our customers use.” Indeed, a big part of Box's pitch is that it works not only with Google Workplace, but all the other major players in the business software space — the company has a similar partnership with Microsoft, involving Teams and the rest of the Microsoft Office 365 suite.
— Business Insider
TripAdvisor develops tool to help travelers identify, and avoid, crowded tourist destinations
Wednesday, 13 January 2021, 10:00:06
Engineers with Tripadvisor, Slack, Amazon Web Services and nine other technology companies developed the platform, dubbed Crowdfree.me, to help tourists avoid crowds at both businesses and public places, such as parks and beaches.
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