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London-based Causal, which makes spreadsheet software that can connect with live data sources, raises a $20M Series A co-led by Coatue and Accel

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Indian startup Clear, which helps individuals and businesses file tax returns and more, raises a $75M Series C from Kora Capital, Stripe, and others —

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Indian government open sources its contract-tracing app, Aarogya Setu, on GitHub, starting with Android app code, with iOS code coming soon after

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An in-depth look at how a team of fact-checkers at Alt News in India is struggling against misinformation spread by the ruling BJP party on Facebook services

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VAMS, a CDC website built by Deloitte at a cost of $44M to manage rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine, has been abandoned by states due to bugs and problems

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To help creators avoid burnout, platforms like Instagram, YouTube, and TikTok need to explore new ideas like rate limiting of posts and paid time-offs

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Internal memo: ByteDance seeks to increase China-based ad revenue from ~$28B in 2020 to $39.8B in 2021; TikTok’s Chinese twin Douyin had 610-620M DAUs in March

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Oregon-based Dutchie, which provides payment tools for cannabis dispensaries, raises a $350M Series D at a $3.75B valuation, bringing its total funding to $603M

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Savings and investing app Acorns raises a $300M Series F at a nearly $2B valuation led by TPG, six weeks after shelving its SPAC plans with Pioneer Merger Corp.

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Netflix acquires Boss Fight Entertainment, a mobile game developer with 130 employees, its third studio purchase since sharing its gaming ambitions last summer —

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Some Apple workers are seeking an investigation into the hiring of Antonio García Martínez, an ex-Facebook PM, for past statements on women and people of color

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Techmeme now publishing paid and free “Leaderboards” showing the most influential reporters around a specific news topic