Axel Springer acquires 85% stake in U.S. tech company Appcast for around $79 million

The deal is aimed at expanding Axel Springer’s growth strategy through targeted online job recruitment advertisements. Axel Springer, a German publisher stated, Stepstone, its jobs portal, had acquired a 85% stake in Appcast for around $79 million. Appcast is a U.S. tech company that specializes in programmatic advertising. Programmatic advertising uses automation to serve job…

Netherlands’ ASML – a victim of Chinese corporate espionage

In its annual threat assessment, Netherland’s intelligence agency had warned that China is targeting tech companies in the Netherlands for intellectual property theft, just like it does in other countries. In a significant development, Netherland’s ASML disclosed, it has become a victim of Chinese corporate espionage. Luckily the perpetrators who had stolen information did not…

Investor concerns dogs Chinese electric carmaker – NIO Inc’s U.S. IPO

Worries over Tesla’s production are casting their shadow over other electric carmakers who are aiming to produce low-cost mass-market cars. As per sources familiar with the matter at hand, in NIO Inc’s U.S. IPO, the Chinese electric vehicle startup priced its shares at the bottom of its targeted price range due to investor concerns of…