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Madrid-based Seedtag, a contextual adtech company, raises $40M Series B led by Oakley Capital to expand into the US market (Dan Taylor/Tech.eu)

Dan Taylor / Tech.eu:
Madrid-based Seedtag, a contextual adtech company, raises $40M Series B led by Oakley Capital to expand into the US market  —  Madrid-based Seedtag has raised $40 million in a Series B funding round.  $35 million of this round arrives via Oakley Capital, a figure that provides the investment firm …

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A look at how the withdrawal of Google and others from London's decade-old Silicon Roundabout may be proof the UK's startup scene has expanded and matured (Oscar Williams/New Statesman)

Oscar Williams / New Statesman:
A look at how the withdrawal of Google and others from London’s decade-old Silicon Roundabout may be proof the UK’s startup scene has expanded and matured  —  Nearly a decade after David Cameron launched Tech City, Shoreditch has been dramatically transformed.  But what is the initiative’s legacy?

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CreatorIQ, which helps brands with influencer marketing by providing e-commerce and campaign measurement tools, raises $40M from investors including TVC Capital (Todd Spangler/Variety)

Todd Spangler / Variety:
CreatorIQ, which helps brands with influencer marketing by providing e-commerce and campaign measurement tools, raises $40M from investors including TVC Capital  —  Influencer marketing company CreatorIQ announced that it closed a new $40 million funding round, looking to enhance tools …

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LA-based Tradesy, an online marketplace for secondhand high-end fashion goods, raises $67M Series D led by Foris Ventures, the family office of John Doerr (Kia Kokalitcheva/Axios)

Kia Kokalitcheva / Axios:
LA-based Tradesy, an online marketplace for secondhand high-end fashion goods, raises $67M Series D led by Foris Ventures, the family office of John Doerr  —  Tradesy, an online marketplace for secondhand high-end fashion goods, raised $67 million in Series D funding led by Foris Ventures, John Doerr’s family office.

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Pagaya, whose AI-powered service makes financial transactions like lending more efficient for banks, is going public in a SPAC merger at a valuation of ~$9B (Amrith Ramkumar/Wall Street Journal)

Amrith Ramkumar / Wall Street Journal:
Pagaya, whose AI-powered service makes financial transactions like lending more efficient for banks, is going public in a SPAC merger at a valuation of ~$9B  —  Pagaya would combine with the SPAC EJF Acquisition and uses artificial intelligence to improve lending and other financial processes

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Profile of Chris Gilliard, aka @hypervisible, who has helped coin concepts like "digital redlining" to highlight the impact of tech on marginalized groups (Will Oremus/Washington Post)

Will Oremus / Washington Post:
Profile of Chris Gilliard, aka @hypervisible, who has helped coin concepts like “digital redlining” to highlight the impact of tech on marginalized groups  —  Chris Gilliard grew up with racist policing in Detroit.  He sees a new form of oppression in the tech we use every day.

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Facebook VP says WSJ's series contained deliberate mischaracterizations, and conferred egregiously false motives to Facebook's leadership and employees (Nick Clegg/About Facebook)

Nick Clegg / About Facebook:
Facebook VP says WSJ’s series contained deliberate mischaracterizations, and conferred egregiously false motives to Facebook’s leadership and employees  —  A lot has been said about Facebook this week.  A series of articles published by the Wall Street Journal has focused …

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Telegram blocks Navalny's Smart Voting chatbot on the second day of voting in Russia's parliamentary election (Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty)

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty:
Telegram blocks Navalny’s Smart Voting chatbot on the second day of voting in Russia’s parliamentary election  —  Popular messaging app Telegram has suspended all chat bots used in the Russian elections campaign, in another blow to jailed opposition politician Aleksei Navalny’s Smart Voting initiative …

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The dismantling of digital advertising based on personal data and cookies is reshaping revenue plans for ad and tech industries, publishers, and small companies (Brian X. Chen/New York Times)

Brian X. Chen / New York Times:
The dismantling of digital advertising based on personal data and cookies is reshaping revenue plans for ad and tech industries, publishers, and small companies  —  As Apple and Google enact privacy changes, businesses are grappling with the fallout, Madison Avenue is fighting back and Facebook has cried foul.

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Investigation report shows India's antitrust authority found that Google abused the dominant position of Android in the country to illegally hurt competitors (Aditya Kalra/Reuters)

Aditya Kalra / Reuters:
Investigation report shows India’s antitrust authority found that Google abused the dominant position of Android in the country to illegally hurt competitors  —  Google abused the dominant position of its Android operating system in India, using its “huge financial muscle” to illegally hurt competitors …

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