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Software supply chain security is broader than SolarWinds and Log4J

Dan Lorenc Contributor Share on Twitter Dan Lorenc is CEO and co-founder of Chainguard. Previously he was staff software engineer and lead for Google’s Open Source Security Team (GOSST). He has founded projects like Minikube, Skaffold, TektonCD and Sigstore. SolarWinds and Log4j have made software supply chain security issues a topic of intense interest and scrutiny for businesses and governments alike. SolarWinds was a terrifying example of what can go wrong with the integrity of software build systems: Russian intelligence services hijacked the software

Italian car company Lancia is being reborn as an EV-only brand

Lancia’s new wordmark featuring its new brand font. | Image: Lancia Lancia, the Italian car company owned by Stellantis alongside Fiat, Chrysler, Citroën, Vauxhall, and Peugeot, is being revived as an electric car brand. The company announced plans to produce three electric vehicles between 2024 and 2028: a new Ypsilon, new Delta, and an unnamed Read More…

Deepgram lands new cash to grow its enterprise voice-recognition business

Deepgram, a company developing voice-recognition tech for the enterprise, today raised $47 million in new funding led by Madrona Venture Group with participation from Citi Ventures and Alkeon. An extension of Deepgram’s Series B that kicked off in February 2021, led by Tiger Global, it brings the startup’s total raised to $86 million, which CEO Scott Stephenson says is being put toward R&D in areas like emotion detection, intent recognition, summarization, topic detection, translation and redaction. “We’re pleased that Deepgram achieved its highest-ever pre- and post-money valuation, even despite the challenging market conditions,” Stephenson told TechCrunch in an email interview.

Tuesday’s top tech news: Elon squares off against Apple

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Plus another crypto bankruptcy and Mario movie trailer. Oh Elon. It was pretty obvious something was up when Twitter’s new CEO tweeted out of the blue that “Apple has mostly stopped advertising on Twitter,” and asked whether “they hate free speech in America?” Following a question from my Read More…

CRED acquires CreditVidya

CRED is acquiring CreditVidya, a SaaS startup that helps firms underwrite first-time borrowers, in the latest of a series of investments from the Bengaluru-headquartered fintech as it broadens its offerings. The firms did not disclose the terms of the deal. The 10-year-old CreditVidya — headquartered in Hyderabad and backed by Navroz Udwadia, Kalaari Capital and Matrix Partners — had raised about $10 million to date and was last valued at $30 million post-money. The two firms will continue to operate independently and CRED will extend its ESOP program and other benefits to CreditVidya employees, CRED said in a statement. “Expanding

Founder factories: Alumni from European and Israeli unicorns have birthed 1,018 startups since 2008

A new report has shone a light on the impact that European and Israeli unicorns have had on the broader technology ecosystem since the global economic crisis 14 years ago. The report, titled Europe and Israel’s Startup Founder Factories, was produced by VC firm Accel with heavy support from startup and VC data platform Dealroom. It reveals that of the 344 VC-backed unicorns since 2008, nearly two-thirds (203) have led to at least one startup being founded by former employees, with 1,018 tech startups emerging in total. Founded back in 2005, French adtech giant Criteo leads the pack with its

Orda raises millions to digitize African restaurants with its cloud-based operating system

Most large restaurant chains across Africa have grown accustomed to using legacy systems and point-of-sale providers to manage operations. However, for smaller restaurants — which represent the biggest segment of this $50 billion industry — these systems can be rather expensive and do not adequately cater to their needs; thus, they stick with running operations manually.  Orda, a Nigerian food tech platform that provides a cloud-based restaurant operating system to solve these issues for small, independent restaurants, is announcing that it has secured a $3.4 million seed investment. The two-year-old startup raised $1.1 million in pre-seed funding this January, bringing

The best Cyber Monday deals under $25 you can still get

The pocket-sized JBL Go 3 is on sale for just $24.99 right now. | Image: JBL What can you get that’s actually cheap this Cyber Monday that doesn’t, well, suck? It turns out a lot more than you might think. While we’ve seen some significant discounts on OLED TVs, gaming laptops, and other expensive items, Read More…

The best Cyber Monday deals available now

The Noc Design / The Verge Cyber Monday is finally upon us. We’ve seen scores of great deals over the past several days, but it appears the official kickoff to Cyber Week is bringing with it a fresh batch of deals — including those on Bose headphones, smart RGB lighting from Govee, and Microsoft’s adorable-yet-capable Read More…

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