A look at the big picture Google vs Oracle, Apple gets $1B investment

Google vs Oracle, Apple:

Privacy concerns aside, last week’s news was largely dominated by Google I/O conference. The company is looking to take on Siri and Amazon’s Echo, among other things. You can find all the details on what was announced in our wrap-up of the event.

This breach doesn’t have the blackmail potential of, say, the Ashley Madison affair, but this is  nevertheless a great time to give all those logins in your password manager a refresh.

 

At Index we gather technical coverage into one platform for tech enthusiasts to keep up with the news and access that data. In this series, we fill you in at the start of every week on what’s been happening in tech.

If you’re especially security-minded, there’s no time like the present to check out who’s got your back in the cyber security space!

North America

This week in North America there were 130 investments made at a total of $10 billion in capital deployment. A larger than usual amount, due in part to big deals like Warren Buffet’s $1 billion investment in Apple. Similarly, Tesla Motors brought in $1.42 billion in new capital after a stock sale last week. Check out the breakdown in series in North America below:

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Europe

Europe saw 46 funding rounds for a total of $700 million. The week’s largest round was hauled in by Belgium-based mobile sales tool Showpad. The company took in $50 million in a Series C round from Hummingbird Ventures, Insight Venture Partners, and Dawn Capital. Below you can see the breakdown of rounds for the week.

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‘Highly Sensitive’

“The specific financial terms of Google’s agreement with Apple are highly sensitive to both Google and Apple,” Google said in its Jan. 20 filing. “Both Apple and Google have always treated this information as extremely confidential.”

The transcript vanished without a trace from electronic court records at about 3 p.m. Pacific standard time with no indication that the court ruled on Google’s request to seal it.

 

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