The NYT overstated the influence of both Slate Star Codex and the Rationalist community on Silicon Valley, and falsely portrayed the tech industry as right-wing (Noah Smith/Noahpinion)

 Noah Smith / Noahpinion: The NYT overstated the influence of both Slate Star Codex and the Rationalist community on Silicon Valley, and falsely portrayed the tech industry as right-wing  — ... Read more »

Sources: Bird is finalizing a deal to raise $100M in convertible debt, led by Sequoia Capital and Valor Equity, amid discussions about going public via SPAC (Cory Weinberg/The Information)

 Cory Weinberg / The Information: Sources: Bird is finalizing a deal to raise $100M in convertible debt, led by Sequoia Capital and Valor Equity, amid discussions about going public via... Read more »

Sources: TPG invested $47M in HR software startup Greenhouse and spent around $450M buying shares from existing investors including Benchmark and Thrive Capital (David Jeans/Forbes)

 David Jeans / Forbes: Sources: TPG invested $47M in HR software startup Greenhouse and spent around $450M buying shares from existing investors including Benchmark and Thrive Capital  —  Private equity... Read more »

The founder of Joker’s Stash, one of the most popular marketplaces for stolen credit card and identity data, has allegedly retired with a fortune of $1B+ (Dr. Tom Robinson/Elliptic Blog)

 Dr. Tom Robinson / Elliptic Blog: The founder of Joker’s Stash, one of the most popular marketplaces for stolen credit card and identity data, has allegedly retired with a fortune... Read more »

After leaving Meta, Brandon Silverman, co-founder of Facebook-acquired CrowdTangle, has helped craft a bipartisan bill to boost social networks’ transparency (Ben Smith/New York Times)

 Ben Smith / New York Times: After leaving Meta, Brandon Silverman, co-founder of Facebook-acquired CrowdTangle, has helped craft a bipartisan bill to boost social networks’ transparency  —  The co-founder of... Read more »

Q&A with Lambda School’s Austen Allred on how the company helps bridge the class divide for students, like setting up bank accounts for those who don’t have one (Antonio Garcia-Martinez/The Pull Request)

 Antonio Garcia-Martinez / The Pull Request: Q&A with Lambda School’s Austen Allred on how the company helps bridge the class divide for students, like setting up bank accounts for those... Read more »

Sources: investigators are checking if SolarWinds was hacked via its offices in Czechia, Poland, and Belarus, where the company moved much of its engineering (New York Times)

 New York Times: Sources: investigators are checking if SolarWinds was hacked via its offices in Czechia, Poland, and Belarus, where the company moved much of its engineering  —  Those... Read more »

Finnish startup MariaDB raises a $104M Series D and plans for an IPO on the NYSE via a SPAC merger (Dan Taylor/Tech.eu)

 Dan Taylor / Tech.eu: Finnish startup MariaDB raises a $104M Series D and plans for an IPO on the NYSE via a SPAC merger  —  Finland’s MariaDB has closed a... Read more »

Muslim prayer app Salaat First, with 10M+ Android downloads, tracks users’ location in the UK, Germany, France, and Italy and sells it to data broker Predicio (Joseph Cox/VICE)

 Joseph Cox / VICE: Muslim prayer app Salaat First, with 10M+ Android downloads, tracks users’ location in the UK, Germany, France, and Italy and sells it to data broker Predicio ... Read more »

Austria-based Mostly AI, which simulates synthetic data for AI training, data analytics, and software testing, raises a $25M Series B from Molten Ventures (Shubham Sharma/VentureBeat)

 Shubham Sharma / VentureBeat: Austria-based Mostly AI, which simulates synthetic data for AI training, data analytics, and software testing, raises a $25M Series B from Molten Ventures  —  Austria-based Mostly... Read more »