March 4, 2024

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TechCrunch Top 3

  • can you see it: Enterprise security firm Lookout sells its consumer cybersecurity business to F-Secure for $223 million Paul The writes will “now grow (Lookout) into a pure-play enterprise company focused on mobile endpoint security and cloud security.”
  • Hello?: Christmas comes early for iPhone and Windows users — iMessage finally arrives on Windows 11 with Phone Link for iOS globally, according to reports Sarah.
  • you will definitely notice this car passing by: China’s MG has launched in India what looks like a green highlighter on wheels. But seriously, it’s a lovely compact electric hatchback designed to meet the country’s tight mobility needs. fighting There are more.

Startups and Venture Capital

Greycroft, the self-described “seed-to-growth” venture capital firm, today announced the closing of more than $1 billion in new fund capital commitments, Kyle report. Two of the firm’s flagship products, Greycroft Partners VII and Greycroft Growth IV, closed at more than $980 million, according to co-founder and managing partner Dana Settle — cash that will be used to invest in early- and growth-stage businesses and consumer business.

Given the growing popularity of the micro-mobility industry, the Japanese government has been actively relaxing e-scooter regulations to further stimulate the industry, Kate report. From July this year, amendments to the country’s road traffic law will allow e-scooter users to ride without a driver’s license or a helmet, as long as they maintain a top speed of 20 kilometers per hour. Luup has amassed a total of $68 million in equity, debt and asset financing to date, valuing the company at more than $100 million, according to sources.

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Ask Sophie: My STEM OPT will expire in 30 days, what are my options?

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Dear Sophie,

My STEM OPT expires in one month, and my company did not register me for this year’s H-1B lottery.

I’m not sure what my options are now. help!

——Silicon Valley Sleepless

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There must be a lot of cat lovers among our readers who also need help finding their cats at home, because this story is really hot today. Tile unveils a new cat tracking tag with a three-year battery life ivan report. Or maybe you’re just impressed with the long battery life. No judgement.

Speaking of fans, there must be many “Black Mirror” fans who are excited about the new sixth season, which will start broadcasting in June. For those of you who haven’t seen the show, Lauren “Each episode of the satirical anthology series commented on society in some form or form, such as around issues such as webcam hacks, identity theft, the odd robot dog and the toxicity of social media,” the report said.

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