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  • Fashion content and e-commerce company Ssense acquires community-powered fashion discovery and shopping site Polyvore; terms undisclosed; Polyvore to shut down; previously raised ~$22M - Link

  • The DOJ files to drop its lawsuit against Microsoft regarding the collection of user data stored on foreign servers; the suit was based on the validity of a Stored Communications Act warrant, intended to facilitate the procuring data from a server in Ireland; the DOJ has since obtained a warrant under the the newly passed CLOUD Act; Microsoft has agreed with the DOJ's motion to vacate to case - Link

  • Japan-based Monex Group acquires cryptocurrency exchange Coincheck, reports Nikkei Asian Review; terms unknown; Coincheck president Koichiro Wada and COO Yusuke Otsuka will step down; Monex COO Toshihiko Katsuya will become Coincheck’s new president; follows the theft of $530M worth of NEM coins from the exchange - Link

  • Cloud security firm Zscaler rejected a ~$2B takeover offer from Cisco ahead of its IPO, according to Bloomberg sources; Zscaler also received a similar bid from an unnamed company, but did not fully engage with either firm; Zscaler went public last month and currently has a market cap of $3.3B - Link

    Update: Cisco VP David Ulevitch says the company did not discuss a takeover with Zscaler, and that no offers were made - Link

  • Alibaba is in talks to invest in ride-hailing firm Grab, according to TechCrunch sources; the value of the deal is unknown; the companies initially held discussions last summer but did not come to an agreement - Link