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Google and Microsoft reportedly considering stakes in Indian telecom firms after Facebook deal

31 minutes ago   |   Tech Crunch   |   2 articles

Weeks after Facebook acquired a 9.9% stake in India's Reliance Jio Platforms , two more American firms are reportedly interested in the Indian telecom market. Google is...
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EQT acquires freemium graphics and stock photo marketplace, Freepik

1 hour ago   |   Tech Crunch

Freepik , a Malaga-Spain based website which offers a curated freemium marketplace of vector graphics and stock photos fed by a community of contributing designers and...
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A 12 year journey ends as Skimlinks is acquired by retail marketing platform Connexity

1 hour ago   |   Tech Crunch   |   2 articles

Connexity , a lead-gen platform for online retailers, has acquired Skimlinks , a UK platform for publishers to make money through affiliate links. Terms of the deal were...
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We got an exclusive look at the pitch deck analytics startup Decibel used to raise $40 million

We got an exclusive look at the pitch deck analytics startup Decibel used to raise $40 million

2 hours ago   |   Business Insider

Decibel, a startup which helps businesses better understand customers' digital experiences, has raised a $40 million funding round from Perwyn and existing investors Eight...
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Meniga, the digital banking tech provider, raises €8.5M led by French bank Groupe BPCE

4 hours ago   |   Tech Crunch

Meniga , the London-headquartered fintech that provides digital banking technology to some of the world's largest banks, has closed a €8.5 million in additional...
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Lebanon crisis brings mixed legacy for central bank governor

5 hours ago   |   Chron

BEIRUT - Touted as the guardian of Lebanon's monetary stability, he steered the tiny country's finances for nearly three decades, through post-war recovery and bouts of...
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DHL acquires stake in Link Commerce developed by MallforAfrica.com

DHL acquires stake in Link Commerce developed by MallforAfrica.com

5 hours ago   |   Tech Crunch

DHL has acquired a minority stake in Link Commerce , a turn-key e-commerce company that grew out of MallforAfrica.com - a Nigerian digital-retail startup. Link Commerce offers...
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Carry1st has $4M to invest in African mobile gaming

Carry1st has $4M to invest in African mobile gaming

6 hours ago   |   Tech Crunch

Gaming development startup Carry1st has raised a $2.5 million seed round led by CRE Venture Capital . That brings the company's total VC to $4 million, which Carry1st will...
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Investors say emerging multiverses are the future of entertainment

12 hours ago   |   Tech Crunch

The COVID-19 pandemic is accelerating the adoption of new technologies and cultural shifts that were already well underway. According to a clutch of heavy-hitting investors...
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Leaked documents show what Goldman Sachs really thinks of Bitcoin

13 hours ago   |   Fortune

News that Goldman Sachs would be briefing clients about Bitcoin set the cryptocurrency world abuzz on Wednesday morning. Would the famous investment bank deliver a seal of...
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Nissan workers in Barcelona stage massive protest over factory closure plans

Nissan workers in Barcelona stage massive protest over factory closure plans

Thousands of people have marched in Barcelona to protest Japanese auto giant Nissan's decision to close its factory in the region which will result in the loss of up to 3,000... Read more ...

It looks like Trump's draft executive order targeting Facebook and Twitter...

It looks like Trump's draft executive order targeting Facebook and Twitter got leaked online

It looks like the executive order threatened by President Trump against social media companies has leaked. Law professor Kate Klonick published what she claimed was a draft of... Read more ...

Venezuela hopes to have gold frozen by Britain returned in order to buy food...

Venezuela hopes to have gold frozen by Britain returned in order to buy food and medical supplies amid Covid-19 pandemic

Venezuela has reached a deal with the United Nations to use its gold - frozen by the Bank of England - to fund necessary food and medical purchases during the Covid-19... Read more ...

EasyJet stock surges 7% as it slashes up to 4,500 jobs over COVID-19, and...

EasyJet stock surges 7% as it slashes up to 4,500 jobs over COVID-19, and warns demand won't fully return until 2023

EasyJet shares surged as much as 7.5% on Thursday as the company announced 4,500 job cuts due to COVID-19. The budget airline plans to restart flying on 15 June but only... Read more ...

China passes landmark legislation to force national security laws in Hong...

China passes landmark legislation to force national security laws in Hong Kong, effectively crushing the city's autonomy

China passed new national security legislation for Hong Kong on Thursday in a major blow to the city's autonomy. The proposal was voted on by the annual and largely... Read more ...

Billionaire investor Carl Icahn dumped all of his Hertz shares at an almost...

Billionaire investor Carl Icahn dumped all of his Hertz shares at an almost $2 billion loss after the car-rental giant's bankruptcy

Carl Icahn dumped his 39% stake in Hertz at a loss of nearly $2 billion on Tuesday. The billionaire investor sold his 55.3 million shares for less than $40 million after the... Read more ...

German economy may shrink by over 9% this year due to coronavirus crisis

German economy may shrink by over 9% this year due to coronavirus crisis

Europe's biggest economy, Germany, may decline by 9.3 percent in 2020, according to the worst-case scenario outlined by one of the country's largest economic think tanks, the... Read more ...

10 things in tech you need to know today

10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Thursday. Trump will sign an executive order 'pertaining to social media' on Thursday, shortly after he accused... Read more ...

A new poll shows one in 5 people would refuse a COVID-19 vaccine as...

A new poll shows one in 5 people would refuse a COVID-19 vaccine as companies race to create one

A new AP-NORC poll published Wednesday revealed about one in five people would refuse a coronavirus vaccine, and only about half of Americans would get the vaccination, as... Read more ...

Twitter fact-checks Trump; he threatens new regs or shutdown

Twitter fact-checks Trump; he threatens new regs or shutdown

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump, the historically prolific tweeter of political barbs and blasts, threatened social media companies with new regulation or even shuttering... Read more ...