Microsoft and data management startup Rubrik announced a “strategic agreement” aimed at combating ransomware attacks, in which hackers gain access to an organization’s data, lock it up with encryption, and demand payment in exchange for decrypting it. As part of the agreement, Microsoft is making an equity investment in Rubrik that according to Bloomberg is in the low tens of millions and...
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The Heir Who Wants to Be Mayor
Hi, welcome to your Weekend.To spend time with Daniel Lurie is to understand the true meaning of the word “mensch.” Everyone who knows the San Francisco philanthropist and Levi’s heir says pretty much the same things about him: Daniel is “a really good guy”—affable, smart, egoless and earnest in his desire to improve the lives of the neediest. So earlier this year, when I began hearing...
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