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R/GA Ventures incubator to nurture enterprise blockchain startups in Portland, OR 24.4.2019 techCrunch
R/GA Ventures, a company that acts as investment arm and startup incubator for R/GA corporate client work, announced plans to open a new studio in Portland devoted to encouraging startups working on enterprise blockchain projects. R/GA itself has a three-pronged purpose. It helps companies like Samsung, Google and Verizon (which owns this publication) in the […]
What Is Human Composting? 23.4.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
“We often become focused on the environmental conundrum that conventional burial has created, and we forget that this is, above all, a self-inflicted wound on us as humans," one green burial activist said.
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Girl finds her voice after brain surgery 21.4.2019 BBC: Front Page
Leia was born profoundly deaf but pioneering surgery and therapy has enabled her to hear sounds.
Can increased readership reduce our attention to fake news? 19.4.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

As I was scrolling my feed on my Instagram account on my way to the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, I came across a couple of posts promoting fake news. My main approach to cover this event was to promote readership among younger generations but this situation changed my perspective completely....

Europe is right. Social media titans should pay up to use creative content 19.4.2019 LA Times: Commentary

On April 15, the European Council gave final approval to a new copyright law for the 28 member states of the EU. Brussels might seem very far away, but the changes in European copyright laws will be felt in Southern California — in our established entertainment industry, among the start-ups of...

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Amazon’s one-two punch: How traditional retailers can fight back 19.4.2019 TechCrunch
The company’s vast power in e-commerce is only the initial, quick jab to an opponent’s face. Data-focused innovations in offline retail will be Amazon’s second, much heavier cross.
Cytora secures £25M Series B for its AI-powered commercial insurance underwriting solution 17.4.2019 TechCrunch
Cytora, a U.K. startup that developed an AI-powered solution for commercial insurance underwriting, has raised £25 million in a Series B round. Leading the investment is EQT Ventures, with participation from existing investors Cambridge Innovation Capital, Parkwalk and a number of unnamed angel investors. A spin-out of the University of Cambridge, Cytora was founded in […]
U.S. and Russia Back Separate Nuclear Plans on Red Sea 17.4.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Russia has expanded its reach in Africa with a new nuclear deal in Ethiopia and sought further plans with Egypt and Saudi Arabia.
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Amazon launches a certification program for Alexa skill developers 17.4.2019 TechCrunch
Developers building voice-enabled applications for Amazon Echo and other Alexa-powered devices will now have a new way to validate their abilities, with Amazon’s launch of a new AWS Certified Alexa Skill Builder – Speciality certification. This is the first time Amazon has offered a certification program for Alexa developers, the company says. Certification programs are […]
Walz names Tarek Tomes to head troubled state IT department 17.4.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Tomes will take over an agency constantly battling cybersecurity threats against state computer systems and struggling to recover from the failed rollout of the MNLARS vehicle licensing system.
Apple and Qualcomm square off in US court 15.4.2019 BBC: Technology
The row is about how much phone makers should pay for the chips essential to modern smartphones.
TED 2019: 10 years of 'ideas worth spreading' 15.4.2019 BBC: Technology
TED talks have become synonymous with cutting-edge ideas and are watched by millions.
Public health startup Cityblock raises $65M Series B 11.4.2019 TechCrunch
The Sidewalk Labs spin-out provides personalized health and social services to low-income communities.
AKQA says it used AI to invent a new sport called Speedgate 11.4.2019 TechCrunch
At TechCrunch, we write about AI all the time, whether the technology is being used to write books, make films or create a better McDonald’s drive-thru. But we here’s one we haven’t heard before: Using AI to invent a new sport. The sport in question is Speedgate, and it was developed by AKQA. Creative Director […]
Trint, the AI-powered transcription service, closes $4.5M Series A 11.4.2019 techCrunch
Trint, the London-based transcription startup co-founded by Emmy-winning journalist Jeff Kofman, has raised $4.5 million in Series A funding. The round includes follow-on investment from Horizons Lab, the Hong Kong-based seed fund operated by the managers of Horizons Ventures, with participation from TechNexus, and The Associated Press. It brings total funding for Trint to $7.8 […]
Amazon acquires autonomous warehouse robotics startup Canvas Technology 11.4.2019 TechCrunch
Amazon has acquired Boulder, Colo.-based warehouse robotics startup Canvas Technology, TechCrunch has learned. The deal makes a lot of sense from the outside, adding another important piece to Amazon Robotics’ growing portfolio of fulfillment center machines. Amazon confirmed the acquisition with TechCrunch. “We are inspired by Canvas Technology’s innovations, and share a common vision for […]
The man behind Huawei 11.4.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Ren Zhengfei turned a company with no intellectual property into the world’s largest telecom and made China a global leader in 5G technology. Washington says he had help from Beijing.

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Google Cloud announces Traffic Director, a networking management tool for service mesh 10.4.2019 techCrunch
With each new set of technologies comes a new set of terms. In the containerized world, applications are broken down into discrete pieces or micro services. As these services proliferate, it creates a service mesh, a network of services and the interactions that take place as they interact. For each new technology like this, it […]
Innovation Endeavors debuts Deep Life, an incubator focused on intersection of life science and computer science 10.4.2019 TechCrunch
Innovation Endeavors, the fund backed by Google’s Eric Schmidt, has for years now been taking a novel approach to working on difficult and still-evolving problems like cybersecurity and food shortages: it sets up incubators that bring together different stakeholders to identify, develop and fund ways of tackling these issues. Today, Innovation unveiled the latest of […]
Cathay Capital and AfricInvest to raise $168M Africa VC fund 10.4.2019 TechCrunch
Tunisia based private equity firm Africinvest has teamed up with Cathay Capital — a global private equity firm based in Paris — to launch a new Africa tech fund with a target raise of $168 million. Details are still forthcoming, but the Cathay Africinvest Innovation Fund will focus primarily on series A to C stage […]
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