FTC sues to block P&G’s acquisition of Billie, a razor startup for women

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The Federal Trade Commission has sued to block Procter & Gamble’s acquisition of Billie, a NY-based startup that sells razors and body wash. In the notice, the FTC alleged that the merger would “eliminate innovative nascent competitors for wet shave razors” to the loss of consumers. Billie was founded in 2017 with the goal of … Read more

Halo Infinite now scheduled for release in ‘Fall 2021’

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We already knew that Halo Infinite was delayed until next year. Initially intended to launch alongside the new Xboxes, Microsoft announced back in August that it would instead ship in 2021. Exactly when in 2021, though, was still anyone’s guess. A new blog post from 343 Industries narrows it down a bit: it’ll be released … Read more

Elon Musk has made the move to Texas

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SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk said Tuesday that he has moved to Texas, confirming months of speculation that the billionaire would leave California, a state that he has become increasingly critical of. Musk confirmed the move during an interview at the The Wall Street Journal’s CEO Council annual summit. The move coincides with a … Read more

Indiegogo founder launches alternative investments discovery platform Vincent

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As more and more alternative investment marketplaces pop up around specific verticals like art or collectibles, Indiegogo founder Slava Rubin is launching a Kayak-like platform called Vincent which helps curious investors get a handle on what the entire asset class has to offer. Rubin and co-founders Evan Cohen and Ross Cohen have raised $2 million … Read more

Macron promotes European tech ecosystem in an interview with Zennström

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French President Emmanuel Macron sat down with Niklas Zennström for an interview on the European tech ecosystem. Macron listed everything that’s needed to create European tech giants that compete with the biggest American and Chinese tech companies. According to him, Europe needs to focus on “financing, integration of our markets and an actual single market, … Read more