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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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Investors are tuning out Sonos after a disappointing quarter – TechCrunch

Investors are tuning out Sonos after a disappointing quarter – TechCrunch Sonos stock is still struggling to recover after a disappointing earnings report sent shares of the audio hardware manufacturing company plummeting. The stock is currently down over 18 percent in trading on the Nasdaq after yesterday’s news that the …

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Didi makes more safety changes — and will pause night services while it does – TechCrunch

Didi makes more safety changes — and will pause night services while it does – TechCrunch Chinese ride-hailing giant Didi has detailed further safety measures incoming to its platform following a second murder of a female passenger last month. The 20-year-old woman had been using Didi’s Hitch carpooling service in Zhejiang, a …

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The collapse of ETH is inevitable – TechCrunch

The collapse of ETH is inevitable – TechCrunch Jeremy Rubin is currently a technical advisor to Stellar, a Bitcoin Core Contributor, investor and advisor to early-stage crypto startups, starting a company for Bitcoin scalability and privacy solutions, and a freelance consultant for cryptocurrency tech fundamentals and due diligence. Previously, Jeremy …

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China’s Didi suspends carpooling service after another female passenger is mudered – TechCrunch

China’s Didi suspends carpooling service after another female passenger is mudered – TechCrunch Chinese ride-hailing firm Didi Chuxing, the $60 billion-valued company that bought out Uber’s China business, has suspended its carpooling service after the murder of a female passenger. The fatally is the second such incident this year after …

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Keeping artificial intelligence accountable to humans – TechCrunch

Keeping artificial intelligence accountable to humans – TechCrunch As a teenager in Nigeria, I tried to build an artificial intelligence system. I was inspired by the same dream that motivated the pioneers in the field: That we could create an intelligence of pure logic and objectivity that would free humanity …

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Google acquires GraphicsFuzz, a service that tests Android graphics drivers – TechCrunch

Google acquires GraphicsFuzz, a service that tests Android graphics drivers – TechCrunch Google has acquired GraphicsFuzz, a company that builds a framework for testing the security and reliability of Android graphics drivers. The news, which was first spotted by XDA-Developers, comes on the same day Google announced the release of …

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Twitter vows to continue spam fight despite negative impact on user numbers – TechCrunch

Twitter vows to continue spam fight despite negative impact on user numbers – TechCrunch Twitter has no intention of easing up on its fight against spam users and other factors that jeopardize the “health” of its service, despite the approach causing its monthly active user number to drop by three …

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