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Identity platform Auth0 raises $103M, pushing its valuation over $1B
Auth0,  a 2013-founded identity and authentication platform, has pushed into unicorn territory with a $1 billion valuation after raising $103 million in its latest Series E round.
The round was led by Sapphire Ventures,  with participation from K9 Ventures, Telstra Ventures and several others. In all, Auth0 total funding tops $210 million to date. Auth0 — pronounced “auth-zero” — provides authentication-as-a-service to its corporate customers — or, to everyone else, a secure login system used to properly authenticate the identity of employees.  (Fonte: TechCrunch)

China’s Didi shuns Mexico’s ride-hailing tax plan
Chinese ride-hailing platform Didi said on Monday it would not take part for now in a new Mexican scheme to retain tax from drivers and delivery riders at technology companies, after rival firms Uber and Cabify signed up to the program. In a statement, Didi said it will continue to analyze the possibility of future participation in the program, depending on the impact for drivers. The company said it was in full compliance with current regulations. (Fonte: Reuters)

Walmart beats on earnings in Q1, with US e-commerce up by 37%
Walmart’s  investments in e-commerce are paying off. The retailer today announced its U.S. e-commerce sales grew by 37% in the first quarter, largely thanks to its booming online grocery business and growth in both the home and fashion categories on Walmart.com. The company also beat analyst estimates for the quarter, with earnings per share of $1.13 versus $1.02 expected, and revenue of $123.93 billion compared to estimates of $125.03 billion. Walmart claimed a negative currency impact of approximately $1.9 billion on its reported revenue of $123.93 billion, which was the top driver of the revenue miss. (Fonte: TechCrunch)

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