Paul Sawers / VentureBeat:Anti-phishing startup Valimail, which develops a cloud-based platform for companies, raises $45M Series C from Insight Partners, bringing total raised to $84M — Anti-phishing startup Valimail has raised $40 million in a series C round of funding from Insight Partners.
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:Cloudflare aims to make HTTPS certs safe from Border Gateway Protocol hijacking attacks with a new free service called “multipath domain control validation” — Free service prevents BGP hijackers from fraudulently obtaining browser-trusted certs.
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:Microsoft launches public preview of Azure Bastion, a service for remotely accessing virtual machines more securely — Microsoft´s newest Azure service, Bastion, is now in public preview and is meant to bring another level of security to remotely accessing virtual machines.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:YouTube unveils AR Beauty Try-On, which lets viewers virtually try on makeup while watching beauty tutorials, currently in testing, coming in summer — Makeup tutorials and reviews are some of the most popular content on YouTube, as they help people learn about new products as well as how to apply them.
Makena Kelly / The Verge:Chair of the House Financial Services Committee says Facebook should halt development of Libra until Congress investigates, calls on Facebook execs to testify — “Facebook is continuing its unchecked expansion and extending its reach into the lives of its users," Rep. Maxine Water said
Kyle Wiggers / VentureBeat:Hazelcast, which is developing a speedy in-memory computing platform, raises $21M Series C led by new investor C5 Capital — Hazelcast, a seven-year-old Palo Alto, California-based startup developing a speedy in-memory computing platform, today announced that it´s raised $21 million …
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:Optimizely, which offers tools for A/B testing and personalization on the web and in mobile apps, raises $50M Series D led by Goldman Sachs Private Capital — Optimizely, a platform that offers tools for A/B testing and personalization on the web and in mobile apps, today announced that it has raised a total of $105 million.
Megan Rose Dickey / TechCrunch:The current state of diversity and inclusion in the US tech industry and why new startups and VCs with inclusive-minded CEOs are critical to implementing change — Where the industry needs to go from here — Silicon Valley is entering a new phase in its quest for diversity and inclusion in the technology industry.
Kyle Wiggers / VentureBeat:Nvidia says it will collaborate with Arm to bring CUDA acceleration to Arm CPUs and will share its AI and high-performance computing software with Arm by 2020 — At the International Supercomputing Conference . in Frankfurt, Germany this week, Santa Clara-based chipmaker Nvidia announced …
Romain Dillet / TechCrunch:PayFit, a France-based payroll and HR SaaS startup for small and medium-sized businesses, raises $79M from Eurazeo and Bpifrance — French startup PayFit is raising a new $79 million funding round (€70 million) from Eurazeo and Bpifrance. The company first started with a payroll service for small and medium companies in France.