Figma’s Road to Recovery: Picking Up the Pieces After $20 Billion Loss

The $20 billion deal between Adobe and Figma was called off amid regulatory scrutiny. Figma’s internal valuation now stands at $10 billion, and employees who were set to benefit are now disappointed. Start-ups facing regulatory scrutiny are experiencing changes in the tech industry. British regulators are targeting tech deals, and mergers in the European Union are facing ride scrutiny from the Competition and Markets Authority. Since the deal’s collapse, the effects have been felt. Amazon called off an acquisition of a company, and Illumina agreed to sell a company after battling regulators. Figma and Adobe scrapped their deal after British regulators found that it would eliminate competition in software markets. The ripple effects of the deal and startups in Silicon Valley are being deeply felt. Investors hope that Figma will be able to succeed on its own, despite the collapse of the acquisition deal. Figma refused Adobe’s attempts to buy it and aimed for a higher price. The deal collapsed when Adobe canceled work on a new product, despite months of working to comply with regulatory investigations. Figma has worked to comply with matters like dealing with stock policies when the deal collapsed and has since been dealing with the financial and emotional blows.

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Moms Managing Girl Influencers: A Marketplace Stalked by Men

Elissa began receiving threatening messages early last year from a person calling themselves “Instamodelfan” targeting her daughter’s Instagram account. Despite having over 100,000 followers, the account has been under scrutiny for potentially exploiting children in exchange for money. However, the issue runs deeper than that. Research from The New York Times found that the platform […]

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Insights from The Times’s Investigation of Child Influencers

Instagram maintains the 13-year-old minimum age for accounts, but parents can take control, largely for their daughters’ ambitions to become influencers. Parents initiate their child’s modeling career or gain favor from clothing brands, but a dark subculture emerges, controlled by men attracted to minors, as per The New York Times. The emergence of mom-run profiles […]

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Rising Threat: China’s Growing Cyber Espionage and the New Vulnerability

Beijing’s Networks Expanding Hacking Efforts China has spread its hacking reach with new tools that exploit computer vulnerabilities and a network of contracted vendors. The large scale of China’s hacking operations poses a significant threat, with the FBI reporting China’s hacking program to be larger than all major nations combined. The U.S. has tracked consistent […]

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