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    Dec

    Facebook launches revamped Instagram Lite app in India

    Facebook is working to bring back the Instagram Lite app, months after it shut down the light version offering worldwide. The social conglomerate said on Wednesday that it is testing the revamped Instagram  Lite app in India, where it hopes to “gain valuable insights” about the new offering before “a global rollout” of the app later. The revamped Instagram Lite app weighs less than ...
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    Nov

    Tesla gets a spot on the S&P 500

    Tesla will be added to the S&P 500, a milestone that will expand its investor base and put the electric automaker in the same company as heavyweights like Apple, Berkshire Hathaway and Microsoft. The announcement, made Monday afternoon by the S&P Dow Jones Indices, sent shares 13.7% higher in after-market trading. Tesla will officially join the benchmark index prior to trading December 21, ...
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    Nov

    Cooper raises $2M to build a professional network centered on introductions

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    In a period of social distancing, making new professional connections feels harder than ever. So Amsterdam-based Cooper is building a network that’s all about making and receiving introductions. “Everything that happens in the network is based on on the foundation of introductions,” CEO Robert Gaal told me. “You should never get an unwanted message, and there’s no such thing as a connection ...
  • 12
    Nov

    On-demand delivery app Glovo is spinning up a b2b logistics unit for super speedy urban ...

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    Spain’s on-demand delivery app, Glovo,  is gearing up to be able to deliver a much wider range of products within a 30-minute timeframe by rolling out a b2b logistics play — drawing on a network of city centre warehouses that it plans to massively expand over the next twelve months. It’s just announced the launch of a new business unit, called Q-Commerce ...
  • 11
    Nov

    Apple’s new Mac lineup and chip work fail to excite investors

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    Worth $1,985 billion at the close of the show, Apple’s  Mac event could not find that last $15 billion in market cap that it needed to crest the $2,000 billion mark, a market cap value more commonly referred to as $2 trillion. Your watchful friends at TechCrunch not only kept tabs on Apple’s new M1 processor — more on that shortly — and the company’s refreshed line ...
  • 11
    Nov

    Here’s everything Apple announced at the ‘One More Thing’ event today

    Ready for more Apple  news? Because it’s time for more Apple news. This morning the company hosted its third event in as many months, where they finally detailed how and why they’ll be shifting Macs to chips designed and built by Apple — and showed off the first Macs that’ll make the jump: new MacBook Air, MacBook Pro and Mac Mini! Didn’t ...
  • 10
    Nov

    E-scooter startup Tier raises $250 million round led by SoftBank Vision Fund 2

    Berlin-based micro-mobility startup Tier has raised a significant Series C round of $250 million. SoftBank Vision Fund 2 is leading the round, which proves that the Vision Fund team is still focused on high-risk, high-potential bets. As a reminder, SoftBank has invested in many late-stage funding rounds through its Vision Fund team. Portfolio companies include Nuro, Getaround, GetYourGuide, DoorDash, Grab and WeWork. ...
  • 9
    Nov

    Europe urges e-commerce platforms to share data in fight against coronavirus scams

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    European lawmakers are pressing major e-commerce and media platforms to share more data with each other as a tool to fight rogue traders who are targeting consumers with coronavirus scams. After the pandemic spread to the West, internet platforms were flooded with local ads for PPE of unknown and/or dubious quality and other dubious coronavirus offers — even after some of the ...
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    Nov

    Raspberry Pi Foundation announces the cute little Raspberry Pi 400

    This is the Atari 400 Raspberry Pi 400. The Raspberry Pi Foundation is launching a new product today — and it’s a brand new device. As you can see on the photo, the Raspberry Pi 400 is a computer integrated in a compact keyboard that costs $70. And it is the easiest way to get started with a Raspberry Pi. If you’re not familiar ...
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    Oct

    PORTL Hologram raises $3M to put a hologram machine in every home

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    What does a hologram-obsessed entrepreneur do for a second act after setting up a virtual Ronald Reagan in the Reagan Memorial Library, or beaming Jimmy Kimmel all the way from Hollywood to the Country Music Awards in Nashville? If that entrepreneur is David Nussbaum, the founder of PORTL Hologram, the next logical step is to build a machine that can bring ...