Technology News Roundup 21/09/2018


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This week in tech news Uber looks to buy Deliveroo, Facebook stops helping with political campaigns, the UK will set up new cyber force to combat Russia hacking threat, and GitLab raises $100 million for DevOps vision.
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Uber looks to buy Deliveroo

According to Bloomberg, Uber technologies is in early talks to buy UK tech company Deliveroo for several billion dollars. A successful offer by Uber would have to be significantly higher than Deliveroo’s current valuation, but the price of the acquisition is not known.

Click here to read more about Uber’s acquisition of Devlieroo 
(UKTN) 21/09/2018


Facebook to stop sending staff to help political campaigns

Facebook has announced that they will no longer send employees to work at the offices of political campaigns during elections. Previously the social network giant used to offer dedicated staff to political campaigns to help them develop online advertising campaigns.

Click here to read more about Facebook no longer sending staff to help political campaigns
(BBC Technology) 21/09/2018


UK to set up new cyber force to combat Russia hacking threat 

Due to the growing threats online, the GCHQ and the Ministry of Defence (MoD) are reportedly developing a new force to combat cyber threats online posed by Russia. A 2000 strong cyber squad will be made up of GCHQ officials, military personnel and contractors.

Click here to read more about the UK’s new cyber force


GitLab raises $100 million for DevOps vision

Thanks to a recent $100 million series D round of funding, GitLab is now valued at more than $100 billion. The company has plans to use this new investment to strengthen its position with DevOps and tackle everything from planning to monitoring.

Click here to read more about GitLab new funding for its DevOps vision.
(SD Times) 21/09/2018



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