Technology News Briefs

Corporate News:

Microsoft is closing all of its retail stores for good

Facebook advertisers boycotts includes up to 90 companies to cease advertising: Unilever (Dove, Lipton and Hellmann’s) joins Patagonia, Coca-Cola, Verizon, The North Face, Ben & Jerry’s, The Hershey Company and more.

Startups Weekly:

TuSimple Trucking seeking $250 million in new funding to scale self-driving trucks

Agora starts life as a public company by more than doubling to $50 a share

Airvet, a telehealth veterinary platform, just clawed its way to a $14 million Series A round

YC to cut the size of its investment in future YC startups

Volcker Rule reforms expand options for raising VC funds

YC-backed Tango Builder wants to use aerospace engineering to build a house

Agora’s above-range pricing underscores a welcoming IPO market

Oscar’s health insurance platform nabs another $225 million

Automating payments for the corporate sales force leads to a $10 million windfall for Spiff

Karat launches a credit card for online creators

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