Utah-based Strider, whose software helps organizations and governments protect IP, talent, and supply chains from nation-state threats, raises a $45M Series B (Paul Sawers/VentureBeat)

Paul Sawers / VentureBeat:
Utah-based Strider, whose software helps organizations and governments protect IP, talent, and supply chains from nation-state threats, raises a $45M Series B  —  Strider, a platform designed to help companies, governments and research institutions protect intellectual property (IP) …

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Since Ukraine invasion, an estimated 70,000 tech workers have left Russia, despite income taxes eliminated till 2024, relocating to Poland, Latvia, and more (Liudas Dapkus/Associated Press)

Liudas Dapkus / Associated Press:
Since Ukraine invasion, an estimated 70,000 tech workers have left Russia, despite income taxes eliminated till 2024, relocating to Poland, Latvia, and more  —  VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — Russia’s tech workers are looking for safer and more secure professional pastures.

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Interview with Australia’s communications minister Paul Fletcher on the efficacy of the country’s year-old news bargaining code with Google and Meta (Morgan Meaker/Wired)

Morgan Meaker / Wired:
Interview with Australia’s communications minister Paul Fletcher on the efficacy of the country’s year-old news bargaining code with Google and Meta  —  A year after Australia forced tech giants to pay news outlets for the content they display, other countries want to follow suit.

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Taiwan-based GlobalWafers’ proposed €4.35B takeover of German chip supplier Siltronic falls apart as Germany’s government misses the approval deadline (Reuters)

Reuters:
Taiwan-based GlobalWafers’ proposed €4.35B takeover of German chip supplier Siltronic falls apart as Germany’s government misses the approval deadline  —  Germany’s economy ministry said it could not complete its review of a planned sale of chip supplier Siltronic to Taiwanese rival GlobalWafers …

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Experts say the Apple Watch has yet to change patient management as Apple’s efforts in getting FDA approvals and broader acceptance among doctors are lacking (Patrick McGee/Financial Times)

Patrick McGee / Financial Times:
Experts say the Apple Watch has yet to change patient management as Apple’s efforts in getting FDA approvals and broader acceptance among doctors are lacking  —  Device touted as ‘future of health’ has yet to change the way patients are treated, say experts

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As the “omicron” crypto token soars in value following news of the COVID variant, it is yet another example of how cryptocurrencies create artificial scarcity (Matt Levine/Bloomberg)

Matt Levine / Bloomberg:
As the “omicron” crypto token soars in value following news of the COVID variant, it is yet another example of how cryptocurrencies create artificial scarcity  —  Also ghost kitchens, call spreads and RugSeekers.  —  Omicron  —  The basic innovation of crypto is the production of artificial scarcity.

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India-based grocery delivery startup Zepto emerges from stealth with $60M from Glade Brook Capital, Nexus, Y Combinator, and others (Manish Singh/TechCrunch)

Manish Singh / TechCrunch:
India-based grocery delivery startup Zepto emerges from stealth with $60M from Glade Brook Capital, Nexus, Y Combinator, and others  —  Two 19-year-old entrepreneurs, who have previously collaborated on a number of projects including a ride-hailing commute app for school kids and last year left Stanford …

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MaestroQA, whose ML-powered software finds customer service interactions that should be reviewed by a manager, raises $25M Series A led by Base10 Partners (Rebecca Szkutak/Forbes)

Rebecca Szkutak / Forbes:
MaestroQA, whose ML-powered software finds customer service interactions that should be reviewed by a manager, raises $25M Series A led by Base10 Partners  —  Customer service outlets are one of the most direct ways people give companies feedback, yet the channels to do so are increasingly less personal.

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Coinbase erroneously sent “Your 2-step verification settings have been changed” messages to 125,000 customers, prompting confusion and alarm among investors (CNBC)

CNBC:
Coinbase erroneously sent “Your 2-step verification settings have been changed” messages to 125,000 customers, prompting confusion and alarm among investors  —  – Cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase acknowledged that it erroneously told about 125,000 customers that their security settings had changed.

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Qualtrics to acquire Virginia-based Clarabridge, which offers AI-powered customer experience management tools, for $1.125B in stock (Stephen Nellis/Reuters)

Stephen Nellis / Reuters:
Qualtrics to acquire Virginia-based Clarabridge, which offers AI-powered customer experience management tools, for $1.125B in stock  —  Qualtrics International Inc on Thursday said it would acquire privately held Clarabridge for $1.1 billion in stock.  —  Qualtrics, which was spun …

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