6,000+ dogs: Amazon topped a list of the most dog friendly companies in America, compiled by dog walking startup Rover. The tech giant’s HQ has a dog park and dedicated deck for the 6,000 dogs registered with the company by employees, with a reported 500 dogs coming into the office on an average day.
361: Three new startups have reached $1B+ valuations. South Korean hotel-booking platform Yanolja, cybersecurity company KnowBe4, and battery maker Northvolt all became unicorns after their most recent funding rounds. See which industry boasts the most unicorns with our market map featuring all 361 $1B+ private companies.
$15.7B: Salesforce is set to acquire data visualization platform Tableau in an all-stock deal, trading 1.103 Salesforce shares for each Tableau stock — valuing Tableau at around $15.7B. Salesforce indicated that it was planning to apply Tableau’s features to its data-heavy CRM platform.
333 slides: Mary Meeker has released her latest internet trends report in a 333 slide deck. The report, an annual fixture since 1995, covers topics such as internet ad spending, e-commerce growth, and the amount of people online. Mary Meeker, who runs VC Bond and was formerly a partner at Kleiner Perkins, was No. 8 in our list of top 20 VCs — see who else made the rankings here.
10 years: A draft bill in India could see the country toughen up its laws against cryptocurrency. If passed, those using cryptocurrency could reportedly face up to 10 years in prison. Cryptocurrencies are based upon blockchain technology, but its applications go far beyond digital money. Here are 55 industries that could be affected by the tech.
+0: The UK government has announced plans to reduce the country’s carbon emissions to “net zero” by 2050. The commitment increases the UK’s previous 2050 target of an 80% reduction in carbon emissions.
$35K per night: NASA has announced that it will open up the International Space Station to private individuals, potentially by 2020. The space agency is set to charge around $35,000 per night on board and stated that it will limit the scheme to 2 tourist visits per year. Private visitors will also need to pay for transport from a company such as SpaceX, which could reportedly cost $52M.