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Startups Names Stay Strange As Bad Spelling Proliferates

Winners of spelling bees take note: Now is not the time to start a career in startup naming. Creatively misspelled words, long popular for startup names, continue to rank among the top choices for nascent companies. Other top naming trends include short brands, “ly” suffixes, puns and human first names, according Crunchbase’s latest deep-dive into …

Minecraft celebrates the Year of the Tiger with free map and more Feb. 1-7

The Year of the Tiger has arrived at Minecraft Marketplace. To help you celebrate, between Feb. 1 and Feb. 7 Minecraft will offer Lunar New Year themed packs, a free world by Next Studio and tiger themed items in the Character Creator: a free mask and a free sweater. In the new map – the …

Test IE mode in Microsoft Edge with Internet Explorer Driver

In collaboration with our friends in the Selenium project, the Microsoft Edge team is excited to announce that you can now test Internet Explorer mode in Microsoft Edge with Internet Explorer Driver. With just a few changes to an existing test that runs against Internet Explorer, you can get your tests running in Internet Explorer …

Small acts drive big change: A Black History Month conversation

Editor’s note: In recognition and celebration of Black History Month, Lauren Gardner and Bill Borden, executive co-sponsors of Blacks at Microsoft (BAM) employee resource group, got together (virtually) for a personal conversation about history, action, inclusion and the powerful impact of the Black and African American community inside and beyond Microsoft. This is an edited …

The Briefing: Chargebee Lands $250M, Wayflyer Raises $150M, And More

Here’s what you need to know today in startup and venture news, updated by the Crunchbase News staff throughout the day to keep you in the know. Chargebee picks up $250M Chargebee, a provider of subscription and recurring billing tools for SaaS and e-commerce businesses, raised $250 million in a funding round led by Tiger …

Game On! Metafy Closes $25M Series A, Eyes Building Gaming Competition Platform

Metafy, an online coaching platform for video gamers, locked up a $25 million Series A at a $105 million post money valuation led by Tiger Global and Seven Seven Six. The round also includes investments from a slew of angel investors, including Jeff Wilke, former CEO of Amazon Worldwide; co-founder and former CEO of AngelList, …

Is It Still Cheaper To Invest In European Versus US Startups?

It’s commonly been thought that it’s cheaper for venture capitalists to invest in European startups compared to U.S. startups. With that has come the concern that deep-pocketed U.S. venture investors, which have taken more interest in recent years in European startups, will gobble up the best opportunities on the continent.  But is that really true? …

Free Microsoft Flight Simulator Australia update takes you sky high Down Under

Soar over the renowned Great Barrier Reef, visit the vast regions of Western Australia and marvel at the natural beauty of Mount Wellington. Do it all today with World Update VII, now available for free for all Microsoft Flight Simulator players. Just update your simulator, download the update and then enjoy the experience of flight …

The Briefing: Descartes Underwriting Raises $120M, TCV Launches $460M Fund, And More

Here’s what you need to know today in startup and venture news, updated by the Crunchbase News staff throughout the day to keep you in the know. Descartes Underwriting raises $120M Descartes Underwriting, a French insurtech startup, raised $120 million in a Series B funding round led by Highland Europe. The capital comes 18 months …

Publicly Traded ‘Pandemic Winners’ See Stocks Slide

What goes up must come down? Not always, but that’s certainly the case for stock prices of the companies that saw the financial upside of the pandemic. Once called the “pandemic winners,” some companies have seen their share prices slide this year, with the likes of Zoom, Peloton, Moderna and Roku all down more than …