Bloomberg on Thursday identified the three U.S. quantitative trading firms referenced as unnamed “VIP” clients of crypto exchange Binance in a U.S. government lawsuit against the exchange. The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission alleged in its suit that Binance helped these VIP customers, which Bloomberg identified as Jane Street, Tower Research Capital and Radix Trading, dodge...
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Google Invests in AI Startup Runway to Wrest Cloud Business From AWS
Google is investing in Runway, a New York–based startup that lets customers generate video from text descriptions using artificial intelligence it pioneered, at a valuation of around $1.5 billion including the new capital, according to two people familiar with the matter. The investment, part of a roughly $100 million funding round, underscores the fierce competition among cloud providers...
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