Month: July 2018

Apple nears a $1 trillion market cap as it clears another quarter ahead of expectations – TechCrunch

Apple is inching closer and closer to becoming a $1 trillion company today after posting third-quarter results that beat what analysts were expecting and bumping the stock another few percentage points — which, by Apple standards, is tens of billions of dollars. The company’s stock is up around 2.5 percent

Gusto raises $140 million to go after small business payroll and benefits with more gusto – TechCrunch

Gusto, which sells payroll, benefits and human resources management and monitoring services to small businesses, has raised $140 million in its latest round of funding. The company said it will use the money to add new services to increase payment flexibility for employees. The company launched a new service called

See the trippy propaganda images attacking the midterms on Facebook – TechCrunch

Facebook just confirmed that an unknown group is waging a propaganda war against the U.S. midterm elections. Using images and event invites to rallies in Washington next week, the attackers are attempting to sow discord into the American political landscape. Facebook has not identified whether Russian intelligence organizations were responsible,

Facebook finds evidence of possible Russia-linked influence campaigns targeting US midterms – TechCrunch

In a newsroom post Tuesday, Facebook revealed that it has detected evidence of “coordinated inauthentic behavior” designed to influence U.S. politics on its platform. According to Facebook’s head of Cybersecurity, Policy Nathaniel Gleicher, the company first identified the activity two weeks ago. So far, the activity encompasses eight Facebook Pages,

Facebook gets leave to appeal to Ireland’s Supreme Court after failing to block data transfer referral to CJEU – TechCrunch

Facebook has been given the go ahead to appeal to Ireland’s Supreme Court against an earlier High Court decision to refer key questions relating to the validity of EU-US data flows to Europe’s top court, the Irish Times reports. The eventual outcome of what is already years of legal to-ing

Dixons Carphone now says ~8.8M more customers affected by 2017 breach – TechCrunch

A Dixons Carphone data breach that was disclosed earlier this summer was worse than initially reported. The company is now saying that personal data of 10 million customers could also have been accessed when its systems were hacked. The European electronics and telecoms retailer believes its systems were accessed by unknown and

Blockchain media project Civil turns to Asia with fund to kickstart 100 new media ventures – TechCrunch

Civil, the blockchain-based journalism organization, is casting its eye to Asia after it set up a $1 million fund that’s aimed at seeding 100 new media projects across the continent over the next three years. The organization has teamed up with Splice, a Singapore-based media startup which will manage the fund,

Optoro raises $75 million more to make it easier for brands to manage and resell returned and excess inventory – TechCrunch

As the economy has chugged along, so have retail sales, which last year capped their strongest year since 2014. Online sales have been especially brisk, growing 16 percent between 2016 and 2017 alone, according to the U.S. Commerce Department, which estimates that consumers spent $453.5 billion online last year. Of course, with