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Changing consumer behavior is the key to unlocking billion dollar businesses – TechCrunch

Changing consumer behavior is the key to unlocking billion dollar businesses – TechCrunch In the summer of 2012, I had just learned of a new service where a driver would pick you up in their own car, not a taxi or licensed town car. You’d be able to recognize the …

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Nigerian logistics startup Kobo360 raises $6M, expands in Africa – TechCrunch

Nigerian logistics startup Kobo360 raises $6M, expands in Africa – TechCrunch More posts by this contributor SimbaPay launches Kenya to China payment service over WeChat Africa’s agtech wave gets $10 million richer as Twiga Foods raises more capital Nigerian trucking logistics startup Kobo360 has raised $6 million to upgrade its platform and …

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China’s Didi restructures key units to improve safety following passenger deaths – TechCrunch

China’s Didi restructures key units to improve safety following passenger deaths – TechCrunch China’s largest ride-hailing operator Didi Chuxing announced on Wednesday a major restructuring, which trails a series of tweaks to its core businesses following two separate passenger murders that happened in May and September. The reshuffle will see Didi …

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Bright spots in the VR market – TechCrunch

Bright spots in the VR market – TechCrunch Virtual Reality is in a public relations slump. Two years ago the public’s expectations for virtual reality’s potential was at its peak. Many believed (and still continue to believe) that VR would transform the way we connect, interact, and communicate in our …

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The battle over the driving experience is heating up and will be won in software   – TechCrunch

The battle over the driving experience is heating up and will be won in software   – TechCrunch Sirius XM’s recent all-stock $3.5-billion purchase of the music-streaming service Pandora raised a lot of eyebrows. A big question was why Sirius paid so much. Is Pandora’s music library and customer base …

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Meituan, China’s ‘everything app’, walks away from bike sharing and ride hailing – TechCrunch

Meituan, China’s ‘everything app’, walks away from bike sharing and ride hailing – TechCrunch A major player in the race to transport Chinese people around is losing steam. Meituan Dianping, the Tencent-backed all-encompassing platform for local services, continues to put the brakes on bike-sharing and ride-hailing, the company said on …

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Local VC funds surge, Naspers ramps up and fintech diversifies – TechCrunch

Local VC funds surge, Naspers ramps up and fintech diversifies – TechCrunch More posts by this contributor Tarform debuted new e-motorcycles but is there a U.S. market? Marieme Diop and Shikoh Gitau to speak at Startup Battlefield Africa Africa’s VC landscape is becoming more African with an increasing number of …

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Building a great startup requires more than genius and a great invention – TechCrunch

Building a great startup requires more than genius and a great invention – TechCrunch Many entrepreneurs assume that an invention carries intrinsic value, but that assumption is a fallacy. Here, the examples of the 19th and 20th century inventors Thomas Edison and Nikola Tesla are instructive. Even as aspiring entrepreneurs …

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African financial technology startups move beyond payment services – TechCrunch

African financial technology startups move beyond payment services – TechCrunch More posts by this contributor Polestar unveils first production EV with aim to overtake Tesla Liquid Telecom goes long on Africa’s startups as future clients If mobile money was the first phase in the development of digital finance in Africa, …

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How smartphone apps could help keep health records accurate – TechCrunch

How smartphone apps could help keep health records accurate – TechCrunch Ben Moscovitch Contributor Robert S. Rudin Contributor Robert S. Rudin is an information scientist with the nonprofit, nonpartisan RAND Corporation. Suppose that the next time you go to a new doctor’s office, you wouldn’t have to balance a clipboard on your …

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