BUSINESS | December 2020

23andMe raises new funding

Amazon announces acquisition of podcasting platform Wondery

Boeing 737 Max returns to service

Novavax begins Phase 3 coronavirus vaccine trials

Wonder Woman grosses $17M in opening weekend

Messaging app Telegram said it will introduce ads to parts of its platform in 2021

Chinese regulators announce antitrust investigation into Alibaba

SEC sues crypto-currency firm Ripple Labs and two executives

SEC approves new NYSE “direct listing” plans

DOJ sues Walmart for alleged contributions to the US opioid crisis

Peloton plans to acquire fitness equipment-maker Precor for $420M

Communications platform Discord confirms plans to raise $100M

Tesla to join the S&P 500 index

Walmart announces shoppable livestream pilot with TikTok

Coinbase confidentially files to go public

Robinhood agrees to pay $65M to settle SEC charges

38 states file antitrust charges against Google

StockX raises $275M

Canadian cannabis companies merge to create large global cannabis producer

Facebook launches PR campaign against Apple privacy policies

Bitcoin passes $20k for the first time

10 states file antitrust lawsuit against Google

Amazon launches custom clothing service

Twitter to shut down Periscope in March

Zoox unveils robotaxi

Apple debutes privacy nutrition labels

Pinterest settles gender discrimination lawsuit

FTC orders 9 tech companies to disclose data practices

Amazon announces new renewable energy projects

AstraZeneca announces $39B acquisition of Alexion

Google experiences widespread outages

Sony acquires Crunchroll for $1B

Airbnb begins trading publicly

Disney announces streaming subscriber figures and new content slate at investor day

NASA announces Artemis team

DoorDash begins trading publicly

FTC and 48 states and territories file antitrust lawsuits against Facebook

Uber sells air-taxi division to Joby Aviation

Gotham Greens raises $87M

Bob Bylan sells song catalog for $300M

SpaceX receives $900M in federal funding for rural internet

Uber sells self-driving car unit

Petco files to go public

DOJ files lawsuit against Facebook

Warner Bros. announces changes to 2021 movie distribution plan

Discovery to launch new streaming service in January

Self-driving truck startup TuSimple raises $350M

Best of 2020 from Apple, Google, Spotify

Kohl's announces partnership with Sephora

Salesforce formally announces acquisition of Slack

Nasdaq requests approval for new board diversity rules

Bitcoin reaches all-time high

S&P Global announces merger with IHS

Zoom announces Q3 earnings, with revenue increasing nearly 4x

DeepMind solves 50-year old biology challenge

GM scales down partnership with Nikola