DataRails, which offers financial planning and analytics tools, raises a $50M Series B led by Qumra Capital, following a $43.5M Series A in June 2021 (Ingrid Lunden/TechCrunch)

Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch: DataRails, which offers financial planning and analytics tools, raises a $50M Series…

DataRails raises $50M to supercharge financial analytics and other tools for Excel spreadsheet acolytes

It’s estimated that there are more than 1 billion people using Microsoft’s Excel in the world…

A look at the Islamic world’s debate over cryptocurrencies, seen as gambling by some, as millions of people in Indonesia and the Middle East invest in crypto (Gerrit De Vynck/Washington Post)

Gerrit De Vynck / Washington Post: A look at the Islamic world's debate over cryptocurrencies, seen…

Interviews with 30 people detail the rise and fall of Meta’s Libra project, later renamed Diem, as lofty goals were undermined by Facebook’s reputation (Financial Times)

Financial Times: Interviews with 30 people detail the rise and fall of Meta's Libra project, later…

JD.com reports Q4 revenue rose 23% YoY to $43.6B, above estimates, as its net loss reached $822M; JD’s market cap has shrunk by ~40% to $97B over the past year (Coco Liu/Bloomberg)

Coco Liu / Bloomberg: JD.com reports Q4 revenue rose 23% YoY to $43.6B, above estimates, as…

London-based Lendable, which connects global institutional investors with borrowers, raises £210M led by Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan at a £3.5B valuation (Harriet Agnew/Financial Times)

Harriet Agnew / Financial Times: London-based Lendable, which connects global institutional investors with borrowers, raises £210M…

Display analyst Ross Young expects Apple will release a 27-inch mini-LED display in June; Kuo says Apple “may not launch” mini-LED products in 2022 due to cost (Sami Fathi/MacRumors)

Sami Fathi / MacRumors: Display analyst Ross Young expects Apple will release a 27-inch mini-LED display…

Apple confirms that its Studio Display will work with Windows; some features, like Center Stage and True Tone, are macOS-only (Sami Fathi/MacRumors)

Sami Fathi / MacRumors: Apple confirms that its Studio Display will work with Windows; some features,…

Meta says Instagram’s VP of youth Pavni Diwanji is stepping down as part of a restructuring; Adam Mosseri will oversee youth-focused work (Meghan Bobrowsky/Wall Street Journal)

Meghan Bobrowsky / Wall Street Journal: Meta says Instagram's VP of youth Pavni Diwanji is stepping…

Lunar, the Nordic neo-bank, raises $77M at a $2B valuation and launches crypto trading platform and B2B payments

Challenger banks have become, collectively, a force to be reckoned with in the world of financial…