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DOJ Probes Possible Crypto Market Manipulation

An investigation by federal prosecutors into whether bitcoin’s rise last year was fueled in part by market manipulation has homed in on the crypto exchange Bitfinex and Tether, a company that is run by the same management team as Bitfinex. The probe, reported by Bloomberg, comes after researchers at the University of Texas alleged that Tether, which issues a $1 token said to be backed by reserves...

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Tiger Global, Alkeon Slash Startup Valuations Amid Public Stock Selloff
For more than a year, startup founders have watched in awe and some trepidation as hedge funds and other large investors flooded private startups with big checks, pushing up valuations and making it easier than ever to raise money.
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Snowflake vs. Databricks: How Onetime Friends Became Fierce Cloud Rivals
A few years ago, Snowflake and Databricks were up-and-coming cloud software startups that were so friendly, their sales teams regularly passed customer leads to each other.
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Pinterest Has Lost at Least 7 Senior Execs in Recent Weeks
Pinterest has lost at least seven senior executives in roles ranging from creator marketing to corporate development in recent weeks as the online scrapbooking app grapples with a drop in U.S.
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A sharp sell-off in tech stocks over the past few months has caused investors a lot of pain—but could be the trigger for more mergers.
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In the middle of 2020, not long after the Covid-19 pandemic began sparking layoffs across the country, Joe Price watched as eight members of the recruiting department at an automotive software company he worked for lost their jobs.
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Bitcoin Is Failing Its Original Mandate. That Doesn’t Mean It’s Worthless
By plenty of standards, Bitcoin is a failure. Transactions on the Bitcoin blockchain take at least 10 minutes to process, which would make it cumbersome for day-to-day transactions if its wildly fluctuating price hadn’t already rendered it useless as a means of exchange.