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Fake News And Its Impact On Tech Companies

By | Current Affairs, Data & Privacy, Fake News, Knowledge, Safe Harbours

Recently, there have been rising concerns that the public is being deceived by the unprecedented dissemination of fake news on the internet and on social media, in particular. The term fake news is a fluid concept but is generally understood to refer to fictitious reports designed to deliberately deceive readers in order to maximise internet traffic and profit. The term gained particular traction during the 2016 US presidential election following claims of harm to democratic process. Some people are taking the fight against fake news on themselves. The Fake News Challenge is a global grassroots effort of more than 100…

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Cross Border M&A Success

By | Biotech, Client news, Knowledge, Life Sciences, M&A

In Life Science news, Akarna Therapeutics Ltd. was acquired by Allergan plc (NYSE: AGN) for an upfront cash payment of $50 million. JAG Shaw Baker acted on behalf of New Science Ventures LLC, a New York venture capital fund that invests in novel scientific approaches. New Science Ventures was one of the selling shareholders alongside Third Point Ventures and Forbion Capital Partners. Akarna Therapeutics is a UK company with offices in Cambridge, UK and San Diego, California. Akarna Therapeutic’s lead product candidate (AKN-083) is considered an effective and novel treatment of non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) and other liver diseases. An M&A…

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Job Today Raises $10M And Targets The Service Industry With Location-based App

By | Client news, investors

In more good news for our clients, Job Today closed a $10M deal with Accel Partners. Job Today takes a different approach to simplifying the job hunt – the company focuses on making it easier for small business owners to find candidates for jobs in the service industry and blue collar workers through a location based mobile app.  The company promises a job applicant will get a response for a job within 24 hours through their platform. According to co-founder and COO, Polina Montano, from her experience in retail and talking to business owners, you really don’t need a full CV…

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