Asset Management: Is BlackRock becoming a tech company?

One thing to start: How Sam Bankman-Fried blurred lines between FTX and Alameda. In an interview with the Financial Times, the former billionaire admits that he was more involved in investment and financial decisions at the nominally separate trading firm than he has previously suggested.

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Ford slashes manufacturing operations in India, adds engineers and tech workers

The company will stop making vehicles for sale in India — which include the Figo, Aspire, Freestyle, EcoSport and Endeavour — right away. Once supplies of those vehicles are sold, there will be no more, said Ford spokesperson Sinead Phipps.

Manufacturing of some of those vehicles will continue for export until the end of 2021 from the Sanand plant and into the middle of 2022 from the Chennai vehicle and engine plants.

“We will definitely continue to provide parts, warranty and service support for customers in India however,” Phipps said.

Meanwhile, Ford will maintain a presence in India, home of

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China plans to ban US IPOs for data-heavy tech firms

China plans to propose new rules that would ban companies with large amounts of sensitive consumer data from going public in the U.S., people familiar with the matter said, a move that is likely to thwart the ambitions of the country’s tech firms to list abroad.

In recent weeks, officials from China’s stock regulator have told some companies and international investors that the new rules would prohibit internet firms holding a swath of user-related data from listing abroad, the people said. The regulators said that the rules target companies seeking foreign listing via units

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An investor with a flair for tech could push Fiserv to the next level

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Company: Fiserv Inc. (FISV)

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TWC Tech Holdings Stockholders Approve Business Combination with Cellebrite

Transaction to Close on or about August 30, 2021

Common Stock and Warrants to Commence Trading on Nasdaq as “CLBT” and “CLBTW”, on August 31, 2021

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 27, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — TWC Tech Holdings II Corp. (“TWC Tech Holdings”) (NASDAQ: TWCT) today announced that its stockholders approved all proposals related to the previously announced business combination (the “Business Combination”) with Cellebrite DI Ltd. (“Cellebrite”) at a special meeting of stockholders held today.

TWC Tech Holdings II Corp.

TWC Tech Holdings II Corp.

The closing of the Business Combination is anticipated to occur on or about August 30, 2021, subject to the

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Baton Rouge companies struggling to find talent in tech, business services

Do you know of any data scientists or solutions architects looking for a job? Sparkhound is willing to pay you $2,500 for a name.

That’s right—$2,500 per referral. 

“We were brainstorming and said, ‘Why don’t we make everybody in the U.S. a recruiter?’” says Sandy Michelet, Sparkhound’s director of human resources. “We just took our internal referral program and opened it up to the world.”

Creative, yes, but the recent launch of Sparkhound’s external referral program—called HoundHunters—merely illustrates the company’s response to today’s imbalanced job market. The local tech consulting firm is advertising roughly 20 job openings at its Baton

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