Content Discovery Platform Dable Closes $12 Million Series C At $90 Million Valuation To Accelerate Its Global Expansion

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The Capitol riot and its aftermath makes the case for tech regulation more urgent, but no simpler: Jonathan Shieber


Last week and throughout the weekend, technology companies took the historic step of deplatforming the president of the United States in the wake of a riot in which the US Capitol was stormed by a collection of white nationalists, QAnon supporters, and right …

Ahead of inauguration, Airbnb pledges bans for anyone involved in Capitol riot: Jonathan Shieber


Building on a policy that the company said has been in place since the Charlottesville protests back in 2017, Airbnb said it will take additional steps to beef up community protections for the DC metro area ahead of the presidential inauguration. Airbnb alrea…

Content discovery platform Dable closes $12 million Series C at $90 million valuation to accelerate its global expansion: Catherine Shu


Launched in South Korea five years ago, content discovery platform Dable now serves a total of six markets in Asia. Now it plans to speed up the pace of its expansion, with six new markets in the region planned for this year, before entering European countrie…

Daily Crunch: Parler sues Amazon after going offline: Anthony Ha


Platforms and infrastructure providers dump Parler, Microsoft unveils a new Surface and a Chinese fitness app raises $360 million. This is your Daily Crunch for January 11, 2021. The big story: Parler sues Amazon after going offline President Donald Trump has…

Noopl’s iPhone plug-in is designed to improve hearing in noisy environments: Brian Heater


Noopl looks like one of the more interesting hardware startups to come out of CES day one. The Sacramento-based company has designed an accessory that it says can help drown out background noise for users in a loud environment. The little accessory sports a L…

YouTube and WhatsApp inch closer to half a billion users in India: Manish Singh


WhatsApp has enjoyed unrivaled reach in India for years. By mid-2019, the Facebook-owned app had amassed over 400 million users in the country. Its closest app rival at the time was YouTube, which, according to the company’s own statement and data from mobile…

Facebook says it will remove references to 'stop the steal' across its platform: Sarah Perez


In the wake of last week’s violence at the U.S. Capitol, Facebook today announced it will be taking additional steps to removing content referencing the phrase “stop the steal” on its platform. The phrase is associated with the right-wing campaign that falsel…

Flexible VC: A new model for startups targeting profitability: David Teten, Jamie Finney


A new category of investors has emerged offering a hybrid between VC and revenue-based investment (RBI), which we call “flexible VC."

Sneaker enthusiast group SoleSavy raises $2M, setting the stage for a community-driven commerce boom: Matthew Panzarino


SoleSavy, a community built around buying hot sneakers and related items that are increasingly hard to acquire at retail, raised $2M in a round that closed late last year. SoleSavy is a group of communities that is currently mostly hosted on Slack. SoleSavy’…

Ubiquiti says customer data may have been accessed in data breach: Zack Whittaker


The networking gear maker said it "cannot be certain" that hackers didn't take user data.


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