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`'Safer opioid' has sparked a crisis in vulnerable countries 14.12.2019 LA Times: Science

'`Safer opioid' has sparked a crisis in vulnerable countries

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FintechOS raises $14M help banks launch products as fast as FinTech Startups 10.12.2019 techCrunch
Over the last few years, we’ve seen the rise of FinTech startups like N26 and Monzo to challenge the incumbents with new products like challenger banks. But what if the big banks wanted to compete in that game themselves? This is the aim of FintechOS a Romanian startup that actually aims to help incumbents compete in this brave new, competitive, world. FintechOS allows banks […]
Miss Universe Says 'The Planet Is Dying' After Epic Steve Harvey Eye Roll 9.12.2019 NewsBusters
Sometimes the host of a beauty pageant can provide as much entertainment as the contestants. Even a perfectly timed eye roll can leave a mark.
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Trump Has Built a Bureaucratic Wall to Keep Out Immigrants He Says He Wants 8.12.2019
The Trump administration's sweeping changes to the H-1B program has denied visas to many who have worked here for ...
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U student taps Nigerian roots to design a sneaker for Nike 6.12.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
University of Minnesota student Taoheed Bayo won a Nike design challenge this fall and set about creating a shoe inspired by his African heritage. His creation, the Afro-Yute Air Max 1, is doing more than selling. It’s teaching.
FDA Approved HIV Prevention Drug Without Clearing for Use by Cisgender Women 5.12.2019
Descovy, with its brand new patent, could easily slip into the market niche previously occupied by Truvada, thus enabling Gilead to continue to sell a new version of PrEP for the $1,800 per month (or more) that it has been making on Truvada.
While the drug has been shown to be highly effective for cisgender women, it is used mostly by affluent white men.
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Kredivo’s parent firm FinAccel raises $90M to expand its credit lending platform in Southeast Asia 3.12.2019 TechCrunch
Singapore-headquartered FinAccel has secured $90 million in what is the largest funding round for a fintech startup in Southeast Asia as it looks to further grow its credit lending app Kredivo and build more financial services. The financing round, dubbed Series C, for the three-and-a-half-year-old startup was jointly led by Asia Growth Fund — a […]
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India’s financial services firm Paytm raises $1B 25.11.2019 TechCrunch
Paytm said on Monday it has raised $1 billion in a new financing round as the Noida-headquartered firm, which once dominated the local mobile payments market, attempts to fight back giants Google, Walmart’s PhonePe, and Facebook. The company said the new financing round, dubbed Series G, was led by U.S. asset manager T Rowe Price. […]
Lucence raises $20 million Series A for its non-invasive cancer screening technology 20.11.2019 TechCrunch
Lucence Diagnostics, a genomic medicine startup that develops non-invasive tests for cancer screening, announced today that it has raised a $20 million Series A led by IHH Healthcare, one of the world’s largest integrated private healthcare groups. Other participants included SGInnovate and returning investors Heliconia Capital (a subsidiary of Temasek Holdings), Lim Kaling and Koh […]
Hiltzik: The truth about Somalia shows the absurdity of Trump's attack on Yovanovitch 18.11.2019 LA Times: Business

Trump blamed the disaster of Somalia on Yovanovtch. He couldn't have been more ignorant.

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Obama cautions Democratic hopefuls on moving too far left 17.11.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Former President Barack Obama on Friday warned the Democratic field of White House hopefuls not to veer too far to the left, a move he said would alienate many who would otherwise be open to voting for the party’s nominee next year.
Daily Crunch: John Carmack steps down at Oculus 15.11.2019 TechCrunch
The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here. 1. John Carmack steps down at Oculus to pursue AI passion project ‘before I get too old’ Legendary coder John Carmack is […]
Pan-African e-tailer Jumia grows 3Q revenue, e-payments, and losses 12.11.2019 TechCrunch
Pan-African e-commerce startup Jumia released its third-quarter financial results today. The numbers and presentation reflected some of the same past trends, with a dash of new, and nary a mention of a declining share-price. The results Jumia — with online goods and service verticals in 14 countries — posted third-quarter revenue growth of 19% (€40 […]
OLX Group invests up to $400M in used car marketplace Frontier Car Group at $700M valuation 11.11.2019 TechCrunch
Frontier Car Group, the Berlin-based startup building used-car marketplaces targeting high-growth, emerging markets, has picked up another significant round of funding from a strategic backer also focusing on the same geographical opportunity. Today, OLX, the online classifieds division Prosus (the digital division of Naspers that listed earlier this year in Europe) announced that it would […]
Microsoft uses AI to diagnose cervical cancer faster in India 9.11.2019 TechCrunch
More women in India die from cervical cancer than in any other country. This preventable disease kills around 67,000 women in India every year, more than 25% of the 260,000 deaths worldwide. Effective screening and early detection can help reduce its incidence, but part of the challenge — and there are several parts — today […]
Is it safe to travel to Hong Kong? 2.11.2019 L.A. Times - World News

The chant of "What about the riots?" from people in Los Angeles fell on my deaf ears.

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Driving license tests just got smarter in India with Microsoft’s AI project 31.10.2019 TechCrunch
An American giant may have figured out a way to simplify the tedious procedure of issuing driver’s licenses. And an early sneak peek of this solution is now live in parts of India. Hundreds of people who have taken the driver’s license test in Dehradun, the capital of Indian state Uttarakhand near the Himalayan foothills, […]
Decades neglecting an ancient disease has triggered a health emergency around the world 30.10.2019 Raw Story
New extensively drug-resistant variants of an ancient and deadly disease – typhoid fever – are spreading across international borders. Cases have been reported in Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, the Philippines, Iraq, Guatemala, UK, US, and Germany, as well as more recently in Australia and Canada. In recent years, drug resistant and travel-associated typhoid variants have also […]
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Octopus Ventures’ investment strategy includes ‘taboo’ healthcare startups 28.10.2019 TechCrunch
With $1.3 billion in assets under management and a $280 million early-stage fund that closed in 2018, Octopus Ventures is carving out a niche for itself in healthcare investments in the U.S., the U.K. and Asia. One of the key members of the Octopus team is Will Gibbs, an investor with the firm since 2013, […]
As Trump seeks reelection, a growing army of immigrant voters stands in his path 23.10.2019 LA Times: Nation

Trump's rhetoric has created a backlash among immigrants, many of whom are applying to gain citizenship and registering to vote in time for the 2020 election. Will there be enough of them to make a difference?

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