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Geniee of Japan purchases Zelto, an AdPushup operator, for $70 million

According to a person with knowledge of the situation, the Japanese marketing technology company Geniee, a member of the SoftBank Group, paid about $70 million in cash to acquire the revenue optimization platform Zelto (previously known as AdPushup), providing investors in the startup that started out in India with a …

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According to a watchdog, the Secret Service and ICE engaged in warrantless stingray monitoring

A government watchdog found that the Secret Service and ICE’s Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) section often broke the law when they spied on people’s cell phones in a snoopy way. Last week, the inspector general for Homeland Security, who is in charge of keeping an eye on the U.S. government …

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Twitter Blue is now available in more than 20 nations

More than 20 new nations in Europe are now able to use Twitter’s paid service, Twitter Blue. These countries are the Czech Republic, Finland, Denmark, Greece, Austria, Hungary, Bulgaria, Lithuania, Slovakia, Latvia, Slovenia, Estonia, Estonia, Croatia, Luxembourg, Malta, and Cyprus.They also include the Netherlands, Poland, Ireland, Belgium, Sweden, Romania, and …

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Figure 1 unveils its humanoid robot from stealth

Humanoid robots are a timeless concept, but their popularity fluctuates over time. Tesla’s Optimus prototype has reignited the debate over general-purpose robot form, efficacy, and viability. In an interview this week, Boston Dynamics founder Marc Raibert said, “I thought that they’d gotten a lot more done than I expected, and …

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Contract lifecycle management remains profitable, and SpotDraft raises $26 million

Contract lifecycle management tools offer VCs great potential. Two years ago, contract-drafting, management, and review software startups raised over $70 million in venture equity. Contract lifecycle management, or CLM, is growing fast compared to customer relationship management ($44.9 billion in 2023). Legal tech spending—including CLM—will triple by 2025, according to …

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