Analysis: with 26 exits so far, 2021 could be Kleiner Perkins’ best year for number of exits in at least a decade (Sophia Kunthara/Crunchbase News)

Sophia Kunthara / Crunchbase News: Analysis: with 26 exits so far, 2021 could be Kleiner Perkins’ best year for number of exits in at least a decade  —  Kleiner Perkins is one of the most storied venture capital firms in… Continue Reading →

ET Weekend Deals: $800 Off Razer Blade 15 Core i7 and Nvidia RTX 2070 Super Gaming Laptop, Apple iPad Air 64GB 10.9-Inch Tablet for $499

Gaming is at an all time high in terms of popularity right now. Today, you can save hundreds on select gaming devices including a Razer Blade 15 laptop that was designed explicitly for gaming and that’s on sale with an… Continue Reading →

2021 has broken the record for zero-day hacking attacks

A zero-day exploit—a way to launch a cyberattack via a previously unknown vulnerability—is just about the most valuable thing a hacker can possess. These exploits can carry price tags north of $1 million on the open market. And this year,… Continue Reading →

ET Deals: Over $600 Off Dell XPS 8940 SE Intel Core i7 Nvidia RTX 3060 Ti Gaming Desktop, Apple Mac Mini M1 for $599

Today you can save over $600 on a gaming desktop from Dell that comes equipped with an Intel Core i7 processor and an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 Ti graphics card. This makes the system well suited for gaming at 1080p… Continue Reading →

Sources: Thiel told a confidant that Zuckerberg made a deal with Kushner in 2019 to not fact-check political speech in exchange for laying off harsh regulations (Max Chafkin/New York Magazine)

Max Chafkin / New York Magazine: Sources: Thiel told a confidant that Zuckerberg made a deal with Kushner in 2019 to not fact-check political speech in exchange for laying off harsh regulations  —  Sometime around the spring of 1988, several… Continue Reading →

Companies hoping to grow carbon-sucking kelp may be rushing ahead of the science

In late January, Elon Musk tweeted that he planned to give $100 million to promising carbon removal technologies, stirring the hopes of researchers and entrepreneurs. A few weeks later, Arin Crumley, a filmmaker who went on to develop electric skateboards,… Continue Reading →

Caresyntax, an AI-powered platform that aims to reduce deaths from surgery-related complications, adds $30M to its Series C, bringing the round total to $130M (Michelle F Davis/Bloomberg)

Michelle F Davis / Bloomberg: Caresyntax, an AI-powered platform that aims to reduce deaths from surgery-related complications, adds $30M to its Series C, bringing the round total to $130M  —  – Digital platform for surgery adds to $100 million round … Continue Reading →

Google, Apple Cave to Russian Government Pressure, Remove Navalny Voting App

Opponents of Vladimir Putin’s United Russia party were dealt a blow today as both Apple and Google gave in to Russian demands. According to representatives of imprisoned opposition leader Alexei Navalny, the companies have complied with government calls to remove… Continue Reading →

Troll farms reached 140 million Americans a month on Facebook before 2020 election, internal report shows

In the run up to the 2020 election, the most highly contested in US history, Facebook’s most popular pages for Christian and Black American content were being run by Eastern European troll farms. These pages were part of a larger… Continue Reading →

Facebook knows Instagram harms teens. Now, its plan to open the app to kids looks worse than ever

Facebook is in the hot seat again. The Wall Street Journal published a powerful multi-part series on the company this week, drawing from internal documents on everything from the company’s secretive practice of whitelisting celebrities to its knowledge that Instagram… Continue Reading →

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