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Today’s top tech news, Nov 2: Google employees in Asia take part in global walk-out move




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In addition to Google, we also have updates from Tiger Global Management, Pavilion Capital, and the US government


Google staffs stage walkout to protest sexual misconduct, starting in Singapore – e27

Google employees worldwide are staging walkouts to protest the company’s mishandling of sexual misconduct cases, as revealed in a recent report by New York Times.

Employees in Asia Pacific cities such as Sydney, Tokyo, and Singapore also participated in the movement.

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Singapore was the first location to conduct the walk-out. However, the walkout is likely conducted within the company’s office due to the country’s rules on public demonstrations.

Tiger Global Management to invest in Indian startups, returning to the market – The Economic Times

New York-based investment firm Tiger Global Management are said to be in advanced talks to invest US$5-6 million each in two Indian startups, Fyle and Facilio, according to a report by The Economic Times.

According to anonymous sources familiar with the matter, the firm has issued term sheets to the two startups.

The investment will be Tiger Global’s first fresh investment in India since 2015.

It will also be the first investments from its US$3.75 billion fund.

Also Read: Today’s top tech news, Oct 26: Google fires 48 for sexual harassment over past 2 years

Temasek-backed Pavilion Capital leads US$30M Series D round for Israel’s Airobotics – Dealstreet Asia

Pavilion Capital, a subsidiary of Temasek Holdings, has led a US$30 million Series D funding round for Israeli developer of automated industrial drones, Dealstreet Asia reported.

BlueRun Ventures, Charles River Ventures, OurCrowd and other private investors also participated in the funding round.

Airobotics plan to use the funding to scale its operations in the US and Australia. It will also use part of the funding to continue serving the mining industry and other industrial facilities globally.

US calls for probe into China’s alleged hacking of Apple, Amazon’s supply chain – South China Morning Post

US senators have called on the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to conduct classified hearings to investigate the alleged hacking of American tech giants’ supply chain by Chinese spies.

The information was conveyed in a letter obtained by the South China Morning Post, which also asked for the investigation to be done discreetly.

Bloomberg Business Week has earlier reported that dozens of tech companies have fallen victim to a hacking attempt by Chinese spies, where they installed chips on the company’s servers to access confidential information.

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