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China’s SenseTime Gets $512 Million from Cornerstone Investors Despite U.S. Investment Ban

China’s SenseTime secured $512 million from cornerstone investors and relaunched its Hong Kong initial public offering, overcoming a last-minute ban on U.S. investors which could set a precedent for future Chinese startups going public. In the absence of the big U.S. financial institutions that typically buy into IPOs, the Chinese company instead lined up a string of large Chinese investors,...

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Senators Target Google With New Bill to Break Its Grip on Murky Ad Tech Market
From left: Sens. Mike Lee and Amy Klobuchar, and Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai. Photos by Bloomberg
A bipartisan group of U.S. senators that has been trying to rein in Google and other big tech companies plans to introduce a bill that would regulate the shadowy world of online ads more like how the government regulates Wall Street. The draft bill, aiming to prevent potential conflicts of interest, would effectively force Google to sell or spin off major parts of its dominant advertising...
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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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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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