Startups Weekly: U.S. VCs eye European startups

Saturday, 7/December/2019 - at 9:00 PM

Hello and welcome back to Startups Weekly, a weekend newsletter that dives into the week’s noteworthy startups and venture capital news. Before I jump into today’s topic, let’s catch up a bit. Last week, I wrote about Chinese investor activity in Africa. Before that, I noted Airbnb’s issues. Remember, you can send me…

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Reddit links UK-US trade talk leak to Russian influence campaign

Saturday, 7/December/2019 - at 6:59 PM

Reddit has linked account activity involving the leak and amplification of sensitive UK-US trade talks on its platform during the ongoing UK election campaign to a suspected Russian political influence operation. Or, to put it more plainly, the social network suspects that Russian operatives are behind the leak of sensitive trade data —…

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Facebook sells off Oculus Medium to Adobe

Saturday, 7/December/2019 - at 6:56 PM

Facebook is selling Oculus Medium — a 3D virtual reality sculpting tool for creatives — to Adobe. The team was an expensive effort for Oculus and its sale signifies a broader rethinking within Facebook in what virtual reality projects they tackle in-house. It’s clear that Oculus pumped an awful lot of money into…

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