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French startup Exotec, which builds autonomous industrial warehouse robots, raises a $335M Series D led by Goldman Sachs Asset Management at a $2B valuation (Paul Sawers/VentureBeat)

Paul Sawers / VentureBeat: French startup Exotec, which builds autonomous industrial warehouse robots, raises a $335M Series D led by Goldman Sachs Asset Management at a $2B valuation  —  Exotec, a French robotics company used by some of the world´s biggest retailers and enterprises, has raised $335 million …

Analysis: malware targeting Linux operating systems, commonly deployed in IoT devices, rose 35% in 2021 YoY; three malware families made up 22%+ of the total (Mihai Maganu/CrowdStrike Blog)

Mihai Maganu / CrowdStrike Blog: Analysis: malware targeting Linux operating systems, commonly deployed in IoT devices, rose 35% in 2021 YoY; three malware families made up 22%+ of the total  —  - Malware targeting Linux systems increased by 35% in 2021 compared to 2020  — XorDDoS, Mirai and Mozi malware families accounted …

A ransomware attack on Kronos workforce management software has disrupted the payroll of ~8M US employees; the health care sector has been hit especially hard (Becky Sullivan/NPR)

Becky Sullivan / NPR: A ransomware attack on Kronos workforce management software has disrupted the payroll of ~8M US employees; the health care sector has been hit especially hard  —  A month-old ransomware attack is still causing administrative chaos for millions of people, including 20,000 public transit workers …

A look at the SMART Health Card, a minimal verification system that uses QR codes to check COVID-19 vaccine status, available to ~200M people in the US (David Ingram/NBC News)

David Ingram / NBC News: A look at the SMART Health Card, a minimal verification system that uses QR codes to check COVID-19 vaccine status, available to ~200M people in the US  —  The SMART Health Card is voluntary and minimal by design to protect personal information.  About 80 percent of vaccinated people in the U.S. most likely have access to it.

PitchBook: Chicago has 26 unicorns, 13 of which reached the status in 2021; 17 VC funds in Chicago raised $7.42B in 2021, up from three raising $977M in 2016 (Kiel Porter/Bloomberg)

Kiel Porter / Bloomberg: PitchBook: Chicago has 26 unicorns, 13 of which reached the status in 2021; 17 VC funds in Chicago raised $7.42B in 2021, up from three raising $977M in 2016  —  U.S. technology investors have traditionally fixated on scouring the two coasts in search of the next startup ready for the big time.

Sources: Apple is uncertain about using an all glass black for the 2022 iPad Pro, and is testing a glass Apple logo on the back of the iPad for MagSafe charging (Filipe EspTITELTITELTITELTITELoacute;sito/9to5Mac)

Filipe Espósito / 9to5Mac: Sources: Apple is uncertain about using an all glass black for the 2022 iPad Pro, and is testing a glass Apple logo on the back of the iPad for MagSafe charging  —  Apple is expected to introduce new iPad Pro models this year - previous rumors suggested that the company had been experimenting …
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