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William Ackman’s Pershing Square takes new position in Netflix

Billionaire investor William Ackman has built a new stake in streaming service Netflix Inc worth more than $1 billion since its stock price tumbled starting last Thursday. Mr Ackman told investors that his hedge fund,...

Bitcoin investors dig in for long haul in ‘staggering’ shift

As bitcoin heads into 2022, a growing cohort of long-term investors is doubling down on its stashes of the cryptocurrency, hoping a December dip was merely a festive blip. Some industry watchers point to the...

French startup Swile gets unicorn status with Softbank-led fundraising

Swile has raised additional an $200 million in a capital increase backed by Japan's Softbank, aiming at expanding its business internationally and beyond corporate benefits services, the French start-up has said. Through this capital increase,...

EdTech platform Emeritus raises $650 million from SoftBank, Accel, others

Emeritus, an EdTech platform used by some of the world’s top universities and other educational institutions for online courses, has said it raised $650 million in a funding round led by SoftBank Group Corp’s...

International investor concerns mount over China’s tech rout

International investors were feeling bruised and uncertain on Tuesday as a third day of heavy selling hammered China's top tech stocks and began to seep into currency and debt markets. China's rise in global indexes...

BT takes multi-million pound stake in cyber firm Safe Security

UK telecoms group BT has taken a multi-million pound stake in Silicon Valley cyber risk management firm Safe Security, underlining its ambition to target growth in the sector, the company has said. Making its first...

EIB sees up to 10 billion euro investment shortfall in AI and blockchain

The EU's attempts to catch China and the US in artificial intelligence and blockchain technologies are set to be hobbled by an investment shortfall of as much as 10 billion euros (approximately $12 billion)...

Squarespace, last valued at $10 billion, sets stage for direct listing

Squarespace has registered roughly 40 million shares for its direct listing in New York later this month, marking another win for advocates of the increasingly popular alternative to the IPO. Founded in 2003 by CEO...

Microsoft to invest $1 billion in Malaysia to set up data centres

Microsoft Corporation will invest a cool $1 billion over the next five years in Malaysia as part of a new partnership programme with government agencies and local companies, the Southeast Asian nation's prime minister...

Telegram raises $1 billion through bond sales

Telegram has raised over $1 billion through bond sales to multiple investors, the messaging app's founder Pavel Durov said on Tuesday. The funding round included a combined $150 million investment by Mubadala Investment Co and...

Blacklisted Chinese businesses eye lawsuits after Xiaomi win

Chinese businesses targeted by an investment ban imposed by former President Trump are considering suing the US government after a federal judge suspended a similar blacklisting for Beijing-based smartphone maker Xiaomi. Lawyers familiar with the...

Goldman Sachs restarts cryptocurrency desk amid bitcoin boom

Goldman Sachs has restarted its cryptocurrency trading desk and will begin dealing bitcoin futures and non-deliverable forwards for clients from next week, a person familiar with the matter said. The team will sit within the...