Category: services

911 Services Went Down for Up to an Hour Across 14 States on Monday
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911 Services Went Down for Up to an Hour Across 14 States on Monday

Emergency 911 services in 14 states went down temporarily on Monday, putting lives at risk. Some argue that the outages, which lasted for up to an hour, were caused by technical issues at Microsoft, which provides communications products used by emergency service departments. Others believe that the shutdown was caused by an issue with an…

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Google Meet and other Google services go down (Updated)
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Google Meet and other Google services go down (Updated)

Google’s engineers aren’t having a good day today. This afternoon, a number of Google services went offline or are barely reachable. These services include Google Meet, Drive, Docs, Analytics, Classroom and Calendar, for example. While Google’s own status dashboards don’t show any issues, we’re seeing reports from around the world from people who aren’t able…

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Payments services company Finix adds $30 million to its Series B
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Payments services company Finix adds $30 million to its Series B

Finix, a startup that provides payments-related services to other companies, announced it has extended its Series B financing with a $30 million investment led by Lightspeed Venture Partners and American Express Ventures. The fintech startup has now raised over $96 million in venture capital. According to CEO and co-founder Richie Serna, $90 million of that…

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TradeDepot adds $10 million to add financial services to its supply chain services for African SMBs
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TradeDepot adds $10 million to add financial services to its supply chain services for African SMBs

Nigeria’s e-commerce startup TradeDepot, which connects international brands to small businesses in Africa, has raised $10 million in a new round of funding to expand its business into financial services and credit offerings for retailers. First launched in 2016, TradeDepot has built up a network of 40,000 small businesses in Nigeria and connects them to…

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Live Services Are Keeping Gaming Alive and That Sucks
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Live Services Are Keeping Gaming Alive and That Sucks

Live services are a popular method of monetizing video games. In a recent report, their part in boosting the games industry was highlighted. Due to this report, it seems likely that more and more games will use the model for monetization. Live services are something that gamers just have to deal with these days. Despite…

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Philippines-based home services platform GoodWork gets $1.6 million to expand in Southeast Asia
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Philippines-based home services platform GoodWork gets $1.6 million to expand in Southeast Asia

GoodWork, a Philippines-based booking platform for home services, has raised a $1.6 million seed round it will use to expand into new Southeast Asian markets. The funding was led by Chaac Ventures, a firm that backs Princeton alumni (GoodWork co-founder and CEO Andrew Koger earned his bachelor of arts at the university), and includes participation…

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Legal services giant Epiq Global offline after ransomware attack
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Legal services giant Epiq Global offline after ransomware attack

Legal services giant Epiq Global has been hit by a ransomware attack. The company, which provides legal counsel and administration that counts banks, credit giants, and governments as customers, confirmed the attack hit on February 29. “As part of our comprehensive response plan, we immediately took our systems offline globally to contain the threat and…

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