Atomico, which has spent the past decade proving startups can prosper outside Silicon Valley, said on Thursday it had closed Europe’s largest standalone tech venture fund, a $765 million war chest that reflects the region’s growing financing firepower.The London-based venture firm started by Skype co-founder Niklas Zennstrom has invested in around 60 firms since it was established in 2006. It was an early backer of two of the world’s hit mobile gaming companies – Supercell and Angry Birds maker Rovio Entertainment, both of Finland.Such bigger venture funds promise to help fill a widely recognized funding gap that leads most European start-ups to be acquired rather than holding out for stock market flotations of their own in order to build powerful global tech franchises.
Samsung Group chief Jay Y. Lee was arrested on Friday, a South Korean court said, over his alleged role in a corruption scandal that led parliament to impeach President Park Geun-hye.The Seoul Central District Court also rejected a request to issue an arrest warrant for Samsung Electronics Co Ltd (005930.KS) President Park Sang-jin, who also heads the Korea Equestrian Federation.The 48-year-old Lee, Samsung’s vice chairman, was taken into custody at the Seoul Detention Center, where he had awaited the court’s decision following a day-long closed-door hearing that ended on Thursday evening.The same court rejected a request from prosecutors last month to arrest Lee. On Tuesday, the special prosecutor’s office had again requested a warrant to arrest Lee on bribery and other charges again.
Kidnappings for ransom have been dramatized on television and in the movies and detailed on the news. Heck, even Julius Caesar was once kidnapped by pirates, held for ransom and even lived to document his tale for the history books.While the methods are literally as old as ancient history, cyber security experts are now looking to the kidnapping and ransom industry to better understand how to deal with the growing threat of ransomware, which is now a billion dollar a year industry.
Two weeks after the US presidential election, Reverend Rebecca Bryan stepped up to her pulpit in the Boston suburb of Brookline and looked out on her congregation. The liberal Unitarian Universalists at First Parish were already gearing up for political action, a central tenet of the churchs 300-year-old mission. The members regularly protest for immigration and prison reform. Post-election, they were debating turning the church into a sanctuary for undocumented immigrants.That Sunday, Bryan shared an idea about how to communicate: Whats-App, she said, enunciating the two syllables as if trying the name out for the first time. A group that is entirely encrypted, where we know what we share is completely safe.
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