12U Cubesat mission launched via Virgin Orbit, is a try to make building and testing a new satellite the way as possible as plugging a new keyboard into your computer.
Starting at $8 a month, instagram accounts can sign up for Notch’s Instagram account insurance. In case they get hacked and lose access to their account, the startup will pay them a stipend and help them take control of their page.
Google will start deleting information about location data for abortion clinic visits.
Crypto mega hedge fund Three Arrows Capital reported files for bankruptcy in New York.
Macmillan, one of the largest book publishers in the U.S., claimed that there was a cyber attack that forced it to shut down its IT systems.
Raspberry Pi introduces a new development, a $6 board with Wi-Fi.
Retail Rocket, a retention management platform for brands, announced that it raised $24 million in a Series A round led by Cyprus-based private equity fund Flintera. In addition to the fundraising, Retail Rocket disclosed that it obtained SailPlay, a startup developing software to make it eat for retailers build loyalty programs and send mass message campaigns.
Storytelling platform Wattpad is launching a new creator program for writers that can earn them up to $25,000 in compensation. The company is also debuting a new metric called “Engaged Readers,” to help writers gauge readers’ interest in their stories, and Wattpad Creator Portal, a new site for writers to get advice about improving their content.
Volkswagen, Siemens invest $450M into Electrify America in EV charging push.
CIBC Innovation Banking claimed new $1.5B venture financing to fill VC gap.
That’s this week in tech!