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In brief: DoorDash acquires autonomous driving startup Scotty Labs

DoorDash has been on an acquisition tear of late, with Scotty Labs as its latest target. Terms of the deal were not...

In brief: H2O.ai announces US$72.5M Series D led by Goldman Sachs

H2O.ai‘s mission is to democratize AI by providing a set of tools that frees companies from relying on teams of data scientists....

Nike acquires an AI startup that can predict what consumers want

Nike announced its purchase of Boston-based Celect, a retail predictive analytics, and demand sensing startup, as its first acquisition of the year. Founded in...

In brief: Ctrip starts to offer ride-hailing in Japan

China’s largest online travel agency, Ctrip, has teamed up with a local taxi and shuttle bus operator in Japan to offer ride-hailing...

In brief: CircleCI closed US$56M Series D investment as market for continuous delivery expands

CircleCI closed a US$56 million Series D investment round led by Owl Rock Capital Partners and Next Equity. Existing investors Scale Venture...

In brief: It looks like TikTok has acquired Jukedeck, a pioneering music AI UK startup

A key change is in the works for Jukedeck, a pioneering AI startup out of the U.K. which was building technology to...

In brief: Thumbtack raises US$150 million for its local services marketplace

Thumbtack just closed a new funding round of US$150 million. Sequoia is leading the round, and the company is now valued at...

In brief: Google Cloud makes another acquisition

Google Cloud is making another acquisition as the company plans to buy cloud storage company Elastifile, Google announced Tuesday.Google did not put...

In brief: IBM closes its US$34B acquisition of Red Hat

IBM closed its US$34 billion acquisition of Red Hat, the companies announced Tuesday.Shares of IBM were down less than 1% in late-morning...

In brief: VMware intents to buy Avi Networks, the startup that raised US$115M

VMware is trying to reinvent itself from a company that builds and manages virtual machines in your data center to one that...

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In brief: Sequoia-backed beauty tech startup Yours raises US$3.5M seed round

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