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Pequity, a compensation platform designed for more equitable pay, raises $19M – TechCrunch

Diversity and inclusion have become central topics in the world of work. In the best considerations, improving them is a holistic effort, involving...

Google Launches a New Medical App—Outside the US

Billions of times each year, people turn to Google’s web search box for help figuring out what’s wrong with their skin. Now,...

Amazon After and Olive Try to Improve the Amazon Experience

On Amazon’s 20th birthday, in 2015, the megalodon of ecommerce celebrated the way most 20-year-olds would: By having a giant garage sale. OK,...

LinkedIn’s job-matching AI was biased. The company’s solution? More AI.

More and more companies are using AI to recruit and hire new employees, and AI can factor into almost any stage in...

Podcast: Hired by an algorithm

If you’ve applied for a job lately, it’s all but guaranteed that your application was reviewed by software—in most cases, before a...

Chinese robotaxi unicorn WeRide bags over $600M in 5 months – TechCrunch

It’s hard to keep up with the fundraising spree in China’s autonomous driving industry these days. Guangzhou- and California-based robotaxi company WeRide, which...

Facebook adds Shops to WhatsApp, among other e-commerce updates – TechCrunch

Facebook is making it even easier to buy stuff while you scroll past photos of your high school lab partner’s dog. Yes, Instagram...

2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class – TechCrunch

Mercedes-Benz has used the “best or nothing” tagline to market its vehicles for the last 21 years. To ensure its 2021 Mercedes-Benz S580...

Lidar company Quanergy to go public via $1.4B SPAC deal – TechCrunch

Quanergy Systems, the Sunnyvale, California-based lidar company, said Tuesday it has agreed to merge with special purpose acquisition fund CITIC Capital Acquisition Corp.,...

Oyster, an HR platform for distributed workforces, snaps up $50M on a $475M valuation – TechCrunch

The future of work is long on long-distance, and today a startup that’s built a platform to help organizations hire global talent and...

Vantage raises $4M to help businesses understand their AWS costs – TechCrunch

Vantage, a service that helps businesses analyze and reduce their AWS costs, today announced that it has raised a $4 million seed round...

The early-stage venture capital market is weird and chaotic – TechCrunch

When SoftBank announced its first Vision Fund back in 2017, TechCrunch gawked at the size of the fundraising vehicle and its $100 million...

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‘Critical Severity’ Warning for Malware Embedded in Popular JavaScript Library

Security responders are scrambling this weekend to assess the damage from crypto-mining malware embedded in an npm package (JavaScript library) that counts close...

Popular NPM Package Hijacked to Publish Crypto-mining Malware

The U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency on Friday warned of crypto-mining malware embedded in "UAParser.js," a popular JavaScript NPM library with over...