Bug bounty giant HackerOne lands $49M, thanks to cloud adoption boon

Bug bounty and penetration testing startup HackerOne has raised $49 million at Series E following a year of massive cloud adoption fueled by work-from-home orders. The company — which mediates between hackers finding security issues and companies keen to fix them — said its recent growth was driven by a rise in zero-day vulnerabilities like […]

Stonly, a customer onboarding platform, raises $22M series A led Northzone and Accel

In the age of COVID – or rather, the age of massive digitization of services, post-COVID – online customers want to onboard themselves to products and platforms. After all, isn’t it faster? And isn’t it cheaper for the platforms themselves? Playing in this space are companies like ScreenSteps, Scribe, Poka, Dozuki, and others. The France-based […]

Daily Crunch: Google dumps FloC plan, proposes new Topics API for ad targeting

To get a roundup of TechCrunch’s biggest and most important stories delivered to your inbox every day at 3 p.m. PST, subscribe here. Hello and welcome to Daily Crunch for January 25, 2022! Today our cup overflows with news. There’s simply too much going on to cover in a single newsletter, so I’ve tried to […]

IBM shrugs off investor EPS concerns, sells growth story

By all accounts, yesterday was a great day in IBM’s recent financial history. It said its revenue rose 6.5% in Q4, the highest in years. Investors liked the results, and the stock rose in after-hours trading. That is, until CFO Jim Kavanaugh answered a question on the company’s earnings call about its earnings per share […]

eBay will now authenticate trading cards worth $750 or more

Online marketplace eBay is once again expanding its authentication service, this time to include support for authenticating valuable trading cards. The service will now be able to authenticate cards worth at least $750 from collectible card games, as well as sports and other non-sports cards, the company said. By the middle of this year, this […]

YouTube is considering NFTs, CEO’s letter suggests

In a letter published today by YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki, the executive suggests the video-sharing platform may embrace Web3 technologies, including NFTs — or non-fungible tokens, a way to certify digital assets stored on the blockchain — as a means of helping YouTube creators make money. While no concrete plans were shared, nor any sense […]