Wall Street Journal:
Amazon is boosting efforts to lure military and commercial space organizations as major users of AWS, hoping to benefit from rising spending in the sector — AWS´s move comes during a multiyear surge in U.S. military and civilian agency spending on space projects
Romain Dillet / TechCrunch:
German startup solarisBank, which offers financial services to other fintech companies through a set of APIs, raises $67.5M Series C at a valuation of $360M — Despite the Wirecard fallout, German fintech startup solarisBank has raised a Series C funding round of $67.5 million (€60 million).
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Spotify to launch real-time lyrics feature in 26 markets across Southeast Asia, India and Latin America in partnership with Musixmatch, live on June 30 — Last November, Spotify confirmed it was testing real-time lyrics synced to music in select markets. Tomorrow, the company will announce …
Elizabeth Culliford / Reuters:
Google says it has removed search ads linking to sites that charged US users large fees for voter registration or harvested their data, after a watchdog report — (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc´s (GOOGL.O) Google said on Monday that it had removed search ads that charged users searching …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Amazon Prime Video launches Watch Party, a desktop feature for US Prime members to watch content together and chat with up to 100 viewers — Amazon Prime Video is beginning to roll out a coviewing feature to Amazon Prime members in the U.S., the company announced today.
Kyle Wiggers / VentureBeat:
Cynet raises $18M Series B+ to expand its AI-powered cyber safeguards to more markets and says it has hundreds of customers — Cybersecurity startup Cynet today announced it has closed an $18 million funding round. It plans to use the investment to expand its presence in the U.S …
Abner Li / 9to5Google:
Google brings free product listings to Search results, after adding them to its Shopping tab in April, to help businesses during the pandemic — Back in April, Google announced that all merchants can have their goods appear for free in the Shopping tab. Those free product listings …
Catalin Cimpanu / ZDNet:
Apple says it has declined to implement 16 new Web APIs in Safari because they posed a threat to user privacy by opening new avenues for user fingerprinting — Apple said these 16 new Web APIs add new user fingerprinting opportunities for online advertisers.
New York Times:
PizzaGate is making a comeback fueled by QAnon in Facebook groups and teens on TikTok and focusing on “global elites” like Justin Bieber, Bill Gates, and Oprah — The false theory targeting Democrats, now fueled by QAnon and teenagers on TikTok, is entangling new targets like Justin Bieber.
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Researchers who flagged TikTok and 55 other iOS apps for clipboard snooping in March say the majority of apps they identified still continue the practice — Passwords, bitcoin addresses and anything else in clipboards are free for the taking. — In March, researchers uncovered …