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KI: Startups-Shopping

Apple the top acquirer of AI companies while other US tech giants also among the forerunners, says GlobalData – Accenture the only non-US company to make its way to the list of top five acquirers… Apple, Google, Microsoft and Facebook collectively undertook 60 acquisitions in the AI tech space during 2016–2020 while Apple led the race with 25 acquisitions. AI has remained a key focus area for tech giants and growing competition to dominate the space has resulted in an acquisition spree among these companies.“


Microsoft will Discord

„WSJ: Microsoft is now in ‚exclusive‘ talks to acquire Discord – A deal for more than $10 billion could close next month. – That’s still assuming talks don’t completely fall apart, as some of the sources last week indicated Discord could still choose to go public independently. Another Bloomberg report suggested Microsoft is interested in acquiring the app as a „place to talk“ for many of the communities that use it, not just gamers or for Xbox Live.“


Gorillas wird Unicorn

Gorillas, the on-demand grocery delivery startup, raises $290M and ‘surpasses’ $1B valuation – Gorillas, the Berlin-HQ’d startup that promises to let you order groceries and other ‚every day‘ items for delivery in as little as 10 minutes, has raised $290 million in Series B funding, at a valuation that surpasses $1 billion. … Having become one of the fastest European startups to have achieved so-called ‚unicorn‘ status – a valuation of $1 billion or more – Gorillas says it will reward its rider crew and warehouse staff with $1 million in bonuses.“


SMS ist wieder sicher

T-Mobile, Verizon, AT&T Stop SMS Hijacks After Motherboard Investigation – All the mobile carries have mitigated a major SMS security loophole that allowed a hacker to hijack text messages for just $16. – All of the major carriers made a significant change to how SMS messages are routed to prevent hackers being able to easily reroute a target’s texts, according to an announcement from Aerialink, a communications company that helps route text messages.“