Austrian startup TourRadar raises $6 million to grow its online travel market
TourRadar, an Austria-based online marketplace that specializes in offering multi-day trips around the globe, has raised $6 million in Series A funding. The round was led by Cherry Ventures and Hoxton Ventures, with participation from Austria’s Speed invest and AWS Founders Fund.
Founded in 2010, TourRadar deals with third-party travel business to link travelers with more than 20,000 tours throughout 200 nations, covering everything from city breaks to high-end luxury vacations. The company declares that 70 percent of its clients are female and notes that the most popular destinations are France, Italy, and Spain, with Australian and American tourists representing its greatest source markets.
Austria doesn’t typically meet the mainstream startup radar, but last year Adidas obtained Gig League Linz-based mobile fitness company Runtastic in a $239 million deal. While TourRadar’s latest money increase might serve as a minor advantage to the broader Austrian start-up ecosystem, it also shows the growing effect of online markets.
DDoS botnets going for $5 on online market Fiverr
Did you understand that you could purchase DDoS attacks? Security scientists uncovered ads from sellers posing as stress testers on the online market Fiverr. The ads featured DDoS botnets going for just $5 (3.40) per hour.
Security Firm Imperva Incapsula performed their own examination where they figured out that the sellers impersonating stress testers were in reality selling DDoS botnets which would basically allow buyers to release attacks on websites. Tension tests or stresses include checking one's own website for its durability versus DDoS attacks. However, Imperva Incapsula researchers kept in mind that of late "couple of trouble to ask for any evidence of ownership, allowing you to 'stress test' whomever you want just as long as you continue forking over their subscription fees".
As part of their investigation, the scientists reached out to DDoS dealerships on Fiverr and asked them whether they could use the service to likewise test other sites, to which one dealership reacted stating: "Honestly, you [can] test any site. Except government state websites, medical facilities."
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Aiming making the health care marketplace model work
BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee has actually submitted paperwork with the Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance to propose our rates for market insurance strategies in 2017. With this filing, we plan to continue offering plans in all areas of the state.
These are plans for specific shoppers not those who get protection from their employer or purchase Medicare Advantage plans.
That includes around 230,000 individuals or approximately 7 percent of our 3.4 million members.
Pending state review, our strategies will cost substantially more next year. We regret we have to request this increase because we know it has a genuine impact on the lives of those 230,000 Tennesseans.