Airbnb, DoorDash report earnings as COVID threatens to slow the IRL economy (again) – TechCrunch

Home-stay giant Airbnb and on-demand delivery concern DoorDash reported their quarterly results today after the bell. Both companies were heavily impacted by the onset of COVID-19. Airbnb saw its revenues collapse in 2020 during early lockdowns, leading the company to raise expensive capital and batten its hatches. The company recovered as the year continued, leading…

Experts Shed Light On New Russian Malware-as-a-Service Written in Rust

A nascent information-stealing malware sold and distributed on underground Russian underground forums has been written in Rust, signalling a new trend where threat actors are increasingly adopting exotic programming languages to bypass security protections, evade analysis, and hamper reverse engineering efforts. Dubbed “Ficker Stealer,” it’s notable for being propagated via Trojanized web links and compromised…

Embedded finance won’t make every firm into a fintech company – TechCrunch

Eyal Lifshitz Contributor More posts by this contributor Banks and fintech in 2025: An unlikely alliance A short decade after software started eating the world, along came headlines about every company becoming a fintech thanks to innovation and growth in embedded finance business models. This narrative oversimplifies the evolution that’s happening in the financial services…

Experts Shed Light On New Russian Malware-as-a-Service Written in Rust

A nascent information-stealing malware sold and distributed on underground Russian underground forums has been written in Rust, signalling a new trend where threat actors are increasingly adopting exotic programming languages to bypass security protections, evade analysis, and hamper reverse engineering efforts. Dubbed “Ficker Stealer,” it’s notable for being propagated via Trojanized web links and compromised…

Construction tech startup Agora raises $33M in Tiger Global-led round amid 760% YoY ARR growth – TechCrunch

Agora, a startup that has built a materials management platform for contractors, has raised $33 million in a Series B round of funding led by Tiger Global Management. 8VC, Tishman Speyer, Yahoo co-founder Jerry Yang, Michael Ovitz, DST, LeFrak and Kevin Hartz also participated in the financing, which brings the startup’s total raised since its…