Ed-tech startup Class Technologies Inc raises $105M in latest funding round

On Wednesday, in a statement Class Technologies Inc said, it has raised $105 million in a funding round that was led by SoftBank Group Corp’s Vision Fund 2. Class Technologies Inc makes tools for Zoom Video Communications Inc’s platform to enhance online classes. Class Technologies Inc, an educational tech startup was created by Michael Chasen…

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ByteDance explores sale of TikTok’s Indian operations

In a report, Bloomberg News said, China’s ByteDance is exploring the sale of TikTok’s Indian operations to rival Glance, a unicorn. Negotiations, initiated by Japan’s SoftBank Group Corp, early, private, and complex, said the report citing sources people familiar with the matter at hand. InMobi’s short-video app Roposo has gained more market share in India after…

Uber Technologies Inc sells self-driving unit Uber Advanced Technologies Group to self-driving startup Aurora

In a statement Uber Technologies Inc said, it is selling its autonomous driving unit, Uber Advanced Technologies Group (ATG), to self-driving car startup Aurora; the development underscores Uber Technologies Inc’s drive to accelerate its goal to achieve profitability. According to sources familiar with the matter at hand, the equity deal values ATG at $4 billion,…

SoftBank’s introduces food service robot to mitigate labor shortages

On Monday, the robotics arm of Japanese conglomerate SoftBank stated, it will start using its food service robot developed by California-based Bear Robotics in Japanese restaurants as a means to tackle growing labor shortages faced by the country. Servi, the robot, comes with features which includes layers of trays and is equipped with Lidar sensors…

U.S. private equity firm General Atlantic LLC and SoftBank Group Corp invests $107 million in Brazilian facial recognition startup Acesso Digital

In a statement Brazil’s facial biometrics and digital admission startup Acesso Digital said, Japan’s SoftBank Group Corp and U.S. private equity firm General Atlantic LLC are leading a $107.25 million (580 million reais) funding round. Following the investment, both, General Atlantic and SoftBank, will hold a minority stake in Acesso Digital. Founded in 2007, Acesso…

Chipmaker Arm Holdings pauses spin-off of software business to parent SoftBank Group Corp

Chip designer Arm Holdings Ltd stated, it has put on hold the proposed transfer of two of its software businesses to its Japan-based parent SoftBank Group Corp. In July 2020, Arm had said it would transfer two units under its internet-of-things services group to its parent and aimed to complete the transfer by September. Arm…

WeWork co-founder Adam Neumann files lawsuit against SoftBank Group Corp and its Vision Fund against wrongful termination of tender

Adam Neumann, WeWork’s co-founder has filed a lawsuit against SoftBank Group Corp and against its Vision Fund for terminating a $3 billion tender offer to the office-sharing startup’s shareholders. In October, the tender was part of a $9.6 billion financial rescue package that SoftBank had agreed to, following which WeWork gave it control of the…

Alleged hacker puts up Tokopedia’s user details for sale on darknet

Indonesia’s largest e-commerce platform, Tokopedia said, it is investigating an attempted cyber attack and claims that details of millions of its users had been leaked online. “We found that there had been an attempt to steal data from Tokopedia users,” said Tokopedia’s spokesman. “However, Tokopedia ensures that crucial information such as passwords remains successfully protected…