Matt Asay / TechRepublic:
Vercel, formerly known as ZEIT, raises $21M Series A led by Accel and CRV for its front-end developer suite built on open source Next.js — Vercel´s $21 million in funding could go a long way toward improving front-end development. — Cloud companies have thrived by making complicated …
Jason Schreier / New York Times:
While gaming sales are breaking records, the coronavirus pandemic is impacting the gaming industry with delays, scope cuts, and serious production challenges — The coronavirus pandemic is offering mixed news and new challenges for gaming companies, both independent and corporate.
Khari Johnson / VentureBeat:
Facebook and Amazon announce TorchServe for deploying PyTorch models for inference at scale on AWS, alongside other PyTorch upgrades like stable C++ API support — Facebook´s PyTorch has grown to become one of the most popular deep learning frameworks in the world, and today it´s getting …
Lawrence Abrams / BleepingComputer:
Security firm buys a database, first seen last month, with info on 267M+ mostly US Facebook users, including full names and phone numbers, for £500 on dark web — Threat actors are selling over 267 million Facebook profiles for £500 ($623) on dark web sites and hacker forums.
Lucas Shaw / Bloomberg:
After the pandemic shut down live-music venues, some artists have turned to sites like Stageit to livestream performances with typical viewers paying around $15 — The crowd of a few hundred begins to gather a half-hour before Rhett Miller takes the stage.
Kyle Wiggers / VentureBeat:
Unlearn.ai, which builds “digital twin” software tools for clinical research to reduce human participation in trials, raises $12M Series A led by 8VC — Unlearn.ai, a company that designs software tools for clinical research, today announced that it secured $12 million in equity financing.
Lauren Feiner / CNBC:
Legal experts say any goodwill towards tech giants generated during the pandemic will have little impact on the ongoing antitrust probes — - Tech companies have played a key role in the coronavirus response, but antitrust experts say it´s unlikely to curry favor with law enforcement.
Romain Dillet / TechCrunch:
Alan, a SaaS startup for the private health insurance market in France, raises €50M Series C led by Temasek, bringing its total raised to €125M — French startup Alan has raised a $54.4 million (€50 million) Series C funding round. Temasek is leading the round with existing investors …
Greenbits, a San Jose-based cannabis retail platform provider, raises $23M Series B led by Tiger Global Management and Casa Verde — Greenbits, a San Jose, CA-based cannabis retail platform provider, raised $23m in Series B financing. — The round was co-led by Tiger Global Management …
Lily Hay Newman / Wired:
Cloudflare debuts Is BGP Safe Yet, a site that checks if your ISP has added security protections and filtering that make Border Gateway Protocol less vulnerable — “Is BGP Safe Yet” is a new site that names and shames internet service providers who don´t tend to their routing.