Funding

Pokémon Go maker Niantic valued at $4 billion ahead of Harry Potter game

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Pokemon Go maker Niantic raised $245 million in Series C funding. Photo: Tomohiro Ohsumi/Getty Images

Niantic, the mobile AR game-maker behind Pokémon Go, raised $245 million in Series C funding at a post-money valuation of nearly $4 billion.

Why it matters: Because this comes ahead of Niantic's anticipated release of a Harry Potter-themed game, further blurring the value line between tech and legacy brand content.

TSA no-shows forcing more airports to shift security screening

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A TSA agaent at a security gate. Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images

Now that TSA agents have missed their first paychecks, airports are starting to feel the squeeze of the partial government shutdown and are closing security checkpoints or entire concourses due to a lack of screening agents.

Driving the news: Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport closed one terminal’s security checkpoint on Monday due to a lack of screening agents. Miami International Airport closed one of its concourses on Saturday because too few TSA agents were showing up for work.

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