Category: Technology

Parler CEO John Matze says board fired him

Parler was booted off the internet in January.

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John Matze, the CEO and co-founder of social media platform Parler, said in a LinkedIn post Wednesday that he’s been fired by the company’s board. Matze’s termination came just weeks after Parler, which had become a haven for racist and right-wing extremist content, was forced offline for allowing posts about the Capitol Hill insurrection. The storming of the Capitol on Jan. 6 led to the deaths of five people, including a Capitol Police officer.

“On January 29, 2021, the Parler board controlled by Rebekah Mercer decided to immediately

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The SolarWinds Hack Just Keeps Getting More Wild

Now the Chinese are involved. That’s one of the newest allegations to emerge in the SolarWinds scandal, the supply chain “cyber Pearl Harbor” that seems to have enveloped the entire U.S. government, as well as the private sector.

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While officials had previously stated Russian hackers were “likely” behind the extensive penetration into federal networks, a new story now claims hackers from China may have exploited a different vulnerability in the same software to gain entry to a payroll agency within the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

According to Reuters, anonymous sources are saying

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HubSpot to acquire business media company The Hustle

Cambridge marketing software firm HubSpot said on Wednesday that it will acquire The Hustle, a media company focused on business news and insights, to enhance the type of content it offers.

Kieran Flanagan, the senior vice president of marketing at HubSpot, said in a press release that HubSpot’s clients have been seeking new mediums for consuming information.

The Hustle is known for its “old school, inbox-cluttering freakin’ ” e-mail newsletter, which delivers catchy business news to young professionals. The newsletter reaches more than 1.5 million readers daily. The company was founded in 2014 in San Francisco.

“More recently, our customers

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Seattle startup Pandion, led by Amazon Air founder, raises $4.9M to take on modern delivery challenges

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An Amazon veteran who helped the tech giant take on the explosion in e-commerce retail deliveries is striking out on his own to tackle the challenge. Seattle-based startup Pandion announced Wednesday that it has emerged from stealth mode and raised $4.9 million in seed funding.

Founder and CEO Scott Ruffin, a onetime logistics captain in the U.S. Marine Corps, has over 20 years of experience in logistics. He was the founder and head of Amazon Air for almost five years and most recently was vice president and head of Walmart’s e-commerce transportation division.

Pandion is an end-to-end

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The Trade Desk’s battle with Google is likely to grow in 2021

Ad tech giant The Trade Desk is taking greater control over how many advertisers buy digital ads.

The firm, which primarily sells ad agencies and some brands software that automates ad buying, is battling for market share with Google and Amazon over the tech tools that advertisers use.

And it’s likely to become an even bigger digital ad player this year as marketers adapt to the death of third-party cookies that are used to target ads and rise of retail media, where retailers like Walmart and Target sell ad space on their digital properties.

Two recent moves show how The

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House armed services leaders announce new subcommittee on cybersecurity

Feb. 3 (UPI) — A pair of House Democratics on Wednesday announced a new armed services subcommittee focused on cybersecurity and information technology.

House armed services committee Chairman Adam Smith, D-Wash., and Rep. James Langevin, D-R.I., issued a joint statement announcing the formation of the Subcommittee on Cyber, Innovative Technologies and Information Systems.

“As technology continues to advance at an incredibly rapid rate — from artificial intelligence to biotechnology and everything in between — it is critical that the Armed Services Committee redoubles our efforts to bridge the gap between current capabilities and future requirements,” they wrote.

Smith and Langevin

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