Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Apple will require temperature checks for employees returning to headquarters, offer COVID-19 testing, and limit the number of people in confined spaces — - Those returning to Apple Park will be offered nasal swab test — Other changes: elevator limit, masks required, kitchens closed
France and Germany back plans to create a European cloud computing ecosystem, dubbed Gaia-X, with the initial participation of 22 companies from both countries — BERLIN/PARIS (Reuters) - France and Germany threw their weight on Thursday behind plans to create a cloud computing ecosystem …
Sources: Amazon is in early-stage talks to buy a ~5% stake worth at least $2B in Indian mobile operator Bharti Airtel — NEW DELHI/HONG KONG (Reuters) - Amazon.com (AMZN.O) is in early-stage talks to buy a stake worth at least $2 billion in Indian mobile operator Bharti Airtel (BRTI.NS) …
Filipe Espósito / 9to5Mac:
iOS 13.5.5 beta code hints that Apple still plans to introduce a service bundle that includes Apple Music, Apple TV+, and more in a single subscription — Apple is rumored to introduce a service bundle that includes Apple Music, Apple TV+, and more in a single subscription. 9to5Mac …
Natasha Mascarenhas / TechCrunch:
a16z announces Talent x Opportunity fund, starting with $2.2M from a16z partners, to invest in underserved founders; all returns will be reinvested in the fund — Andreessen Horowitz announced today in a blog post that it is launching a fund designed to invest in underrepresented and underserved founders.
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.
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.
Tom Simonite / Wired:
A look at Mayhem, a bot made by a startup called ForAllSecure for finding software bugs, which is now being used by the US military and Cloudflare — Mayhem emerged from a 2016 government-sponsored contest at a Las Vegas casino hotel. Now it´s used by the military.
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 …
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.