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Meet News Break, the news app trending in America founded by a Chinese media veteran

MEET NEWS BREAK, THE NEWS APP TRENDING IN AMERICA FOUNDED BY A CHINESE MEDIA VETERAN

TikTok isn't the only new media app with Chinese background that's making waves in the U.S. News Break, a news app founded by China's...

Vaya Africa launches electric ride-hail taxi network

VAYA AFRICA LAUNCHES ELECTRIC RIDE-HAIL TAXI NETWORK

Vaya Africa, a ride-hail mobility venture founded by Zimbabwean mogul Strive Masiyiwa, has launched an electric taxi service and charging...

 
 
 
DHL acquires stake in Link Commerce developed by MallforAfrica.com

DHL ACQUIRES STAKE IN LINK COMMERCE DEVELOPED BY MALLFORAFRICA.COM

DHL has acquired a minority stake in Link Commerce , a turn-key e-commerce company that grew out of MallforAfrica.com - a Nigerian...

Dishcraft Robotics is using robots to save reopening restaurants from creating more waste

DISHCRAFT ROBOTICS IS USING ROBOTS TO SAVE REOPENING RESTAURANTS FROM CREATING MORE WASTE

Dishcraft Robotics has a simple pitch to corporate kitchens and restaurants that could potentially save tons of single use plastic,...

 
 
 
Carry1st has $4M to invest in African mobile gaming

CARRY1ST HAS $4M TO INVEST IN AFRICAN MOBILE GAMING

Gaming development startup Carry1st has raised a $2.5 million seed round led by CRE Venture Capital . That brings the company's total...

JACK DORSEY EXPLAINS WHY TWITTER FACT-CHECKED TRUMP'S FALSE VOTING CLAIMS

After Twitter flagged a pair of President Trump's tweets with a fact-checking label on Tuesday, tensions between the president and...

 
 
 

INVESTORS SAY EMERGING MULTIVERSES ARE THE FUTURE OF ENTERTAINMENT

The COVID-19 pandemic is accelerating the adoption of new technologies and cultural shifts that were already well underway. According...

FINTECH REGULATIONS IN LATIN AMERICA COULD FUEL GROWTH OR FREEZE OUT STARTUPS

Ximena Aleman Contributor Share on Twitter Ximena Aleman is co-founder and chief business development officer at Prometeo , an open...

 
 
 

AN HOURLY HOME-SHARING STARTUP IN SAN FRANCISCO FINDS ITSELF IN THE CITY'S CROSSHAIRS

Emmanuel Bamfo is used to fighting uphill battles. Still, his latest fight, with the city of San Francisco, may well destroy his business...

AMAZON OFFERS MORE DETAILS ABOUT WHY HBO MAX ISN'T ON FIRE TV

WarnerMedia's new streaming service HBO Max launched today with couple of conspicuous absences from the list of supported devices -...

 
 
 

APPEALS COURT RULES IN FAVOR OF GOOGLE, APPLE, FACEBOOK AND TWITTER IN ANTI-CONSERVATIVE BIAS SUIT

The same day Donald Trump took to Twitter to threaten to regulate or shut down social media sites, the U.S. appeals court in Washington...

Instagram's AR filters are getting more dynamic

INSTAGRAM'S AR FILTERS ARE GETTING MORE DYNAMIC

Augmented reality filters on Instagram are picking up some new tricks with the latest update to Facebook's Spark AR platform. Spark...

 
 
 

VERIZON CEO HANS VESTBERG SHARES HIS COVID-19 STRATEGY AND TACTICS

This week, Verizon Communications CEO Hans Vestberg joined us for an episode of Extra Crunch Live. Vestberg is leading the company...

RIVIAN IS BUILDING AN IN-HOUSE INSURANCE AGENCY

Rivian is hiring an insurance agency data manager, a job posting that suggests the all-electric automaker is planning to offer its...

 
 
 

CRYPTO STARTUP SCHOOL: CAPTURING VALUE IN CRYPTO THROUGH NETWORK EFFECTS AND MECHANISM DESIGN

Zoran Basich Contributor Share on Twitter Zoran Basich is the crypto editor for Andreessen Horowitz . More posts by this contributor Crypto...

UP CLOSE WITH THE FRESH NEW SPACESUITS ASTRONAUTS WILL SOON WEAR IN ORBIT FOR THE FIRST TIME

Inside the first American spacecraft to take humans to orbit since the Space Shuttle launching today are, well, humans. And those humans...

 
 
 
Angling to be eyewear's next big thing, FutureMood launches with mood-altering sunglasses

ANGLING TO BE EYEWEAR'S NEXT BIG THING, FUTUREMOOD LAUNCHES WITH MOOD-ALTERING SUNGLASSES

Austin Soldner and Michael Schaecher, the co-founders of the new sunglasses brand Futuremood , met at the newly formed San Francisco...

DOCKER EXPANDS RELATIONSHIP WITH MICROSOFT TO EASE DEVELOPER EXPERIENCE ACROSS PLATFORMS

When Docker sold off its enterprise division to Mirantis last fall, that didn't mark the end of the company. In fact, Docker still...

 
 
 

TAKE A LOOK INSIDE CREW DRAGON, SPACEX'S FIRST HUMAN SPACECRAFT, AHEAD OF ITS HISTORIC LAUNCH

SpaceX is in the process of preparing for its historic first astronaut launch, with a mission to demonstration its human spaceflight...

Canada court finds against Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou on double criminality; extradition trial to continue

CANADA COURT FINDS AGAINST HUAWEI CFO MENG WANZHOU ON DOUBLE CRIMINALITY; EXTRADITION TRIAL TO CONTINUE

In a closely-watched decision today, the Supreme Court of British Columbia published a key decision in the extradition case of Meng...

 
 
 



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 ...

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 ...

The Latest: South Korea has biggest jump of cases in 50 days

The Latest: South Korea has biggest jump of cases in 50 days

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health... Read more ...

US mission to the UN accuses China of 'exploiting COVID-19' to distract from...

US mission to the UN accuses China of 'exploiting COVID-19' to distract from abuses in Hong Kong as tensions boil over

The US mission to the UN accused China of exploiting the world's preoccupation with the spread of the new coronavirus to further erode Hong Kong's freedoms. Tensions between... Read more ...

Boeing restarted 737 Max production just hours after saying it would lay off...

Boeing restarted 737 Max production just hours after saying it would lay off thousands of workers

Boeing has resumed production of the 737 Max , the same day it announced it was laying off nearly 7,000 workers. The plane was grounded worldwide in March 2019, and production... Read more ...

Photos of mass graves in Brazil show the stark toll of the coronavirus, as...

Photos of mass graves in Brazil show the stark toll of the coronavirus, as experts predict that it will surpass 125,000 deaths by August

Brazil is predicted to surpass 125,000 COVID-19 deaths by August 4, according to new estimates from the University of Washington . By comparison, the US is expected to reach... Read more ...

Protesters marching over George Floyd's death overtake major Los Angeles...

Protesters marching over George Floyd's death overtake major Los Angeles freeway and clash with California Highway Patrol

Protesters in Los Angeles briefly overtook the 101 Freeway and shattered the windows of at least two law enforcement vehicles. Video from the incident shows protesters swarming... Read more ...

Many Americans say the pandemic changed their spending habits for the...

Many Americans say the pandemic changed their spending habits for the better, but experts are skeptical it will last

Surveys show that Americans redirected their discretionary income after restaurants and stores closed and social events were canceled because of the COVID-19 crisis. A majority... Read more ...

Trump will sign an executive order 'pertaining to social media' on Thursday...

Trump will sign an executive order 'pertaining to social media' on Thursday, shortly after he accused Twitter of squashing free speech

Trump press secretary Kayleigh McEnany said the President plans to issue an executive order "pertaining to social media," several White House reporters aboard Air Force One... Read more ...