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Mobile banking startup Varo Money raises $241M Series D led by Gallatin Point Capital and The Rise Fund, bringing its total raised to $419.4M (Duncan Riley/SiliconANGLE)

Duncan Riley / SiliconANGLE: Mobile banking startup Varo Money raises $241M Series D led by Gallatin Point Capital and The Rise Fund, bringing its total raised to $419.4M  —  San Francisco-based mobile banking startup Varo Money Inc. revealed today that it has raised $241 million in new funding to expand development of its mobile banking products.

Interview with ex-Uber CTO Thuan Pham, who left last month, on his seven years atop the company, its rapid expansion, future plans, and more (Lizette Chapman/Bloomberg)

Lizette Chapman / Bloomberg: Interview with ex-Uber CTO Thuan Pham, who left last month, on his seven years atop the company, its rapid expansion, future plans, and more  —  Reflecting on seven years as the top technology executive at Uber Technologies Inc., Thuan Pham divides his time there into three “tours of duty,” as he describes them.

Ride-hailing and payments firm Gojek says Facebook and PayPal were participating in its ongoing Series F; Gojek was valued at $10B after raising $1.2B in March (Manish Singh/TechCrunch)

Manish Singh / TechCrunch: Ride-hailing and payments firm Gojek says Facebook and PayPal were participating in its ongoing Series F; Gojek was valued at $10B after raising $1.2B in March  —  Facebook and PayPal have made investments in GoJek, joining Google and Tencent among other high-profile technology companies …

Twitter appoints board member Patrick Pichette as chairman of Twitter, replacing Omid Kordestani; Pichette previously served as Google CFO from 2008 to 2015 (Salvador Rodriguez/CNBC)

Salvador Rodriguez / CNBC: Twitter appoints board member Patrick Pichette as chairman of Twitter, replacing Omid Kordestani; Pichette previously served as Google CFO from 2008 to 2015  —  - Twitter on Tuesday appointed former Google chief financial officer Patrick Pichette as the company´s new chairman of the board.

Hachette, Penguin Random House, Wiley, HarperCollins sue Internet Archive, saying its project to let users borrow ebooks scanned from books violates copyrights (Elizabeth A. Harris/New York Times)

Elizabeth A. Harris / New York Times: Hachette, Penguin Random House, Wiley, HarperCollins sue Internet Archive, saying its project to let users borrow ebooks scanned from books violates copyrights  —  Penguin Random House, HarperCollins, Hachette and Wiley accused the nonprofit of piracy for making over 1 million books free online.

Samsung launches Access, a new service for US users offering an S20 handset, Microsoft 365, 1TB OneDrive, and more, starting at $37/month (Damien Wilde/9to5Google)

Damien Wilde / 9to5Google: Samsung launches Access, a new service for US users offering an S20 handset, Microsoft 365, 1TB OneDrive, and more, starting at $37/month  —  Samsung has now officially launched the extra-care Access program in the United States, which gives you added protection and benefits such as a Microsoft 365 subscription.
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