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Quantum computing, not AI, will define our future – TechCrunch

Quantum computing, not AI, will define our future – TechCrunch William (“Whurley”) Hurley Contributor William Hurley, commonly known as whurley, is an American entrepreneur and the founder of Chaotic Moon Studios, Honest Dollar, and Equals: The Global Partnership for Gender Equality in the Digital Age. He is currently chairing the …

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Facebook must change and policymakers must act on data, warns UK watchdog – TechCrunch

Facebook must change and policymakers must act on data, warns UK watchdog – TechCrunch The UK’s data watchdog has warned that Facebook must overhaul its privacy-hostile business model or risk burning user trust for good. Comments she made today have also raised questions over the legality of so-called lookalike audiences …

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Naspers announces $300 million initiative to support startups and tech in South Africa – TechCrunch

Naspers announces $300 million initiative to support startups and tech in South Africa – TechCrunch More posts by this contributor Marieme Diop and Shikoh Gitau to speak at Startup Battlefield Africa Local venture capital fund formation is on the rise in Africa, led by Nigeria Naspers announced a $100 million Naspers …

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Bitwala Partners With Visa-Backed Solaris on Blockchain Bank Account

Bitwala Partners With Visa-Backed Solaris on Blockchain Bank Account Blockchain startup Bitwala is aiming to launch Germany’s first “blockchain bank account” – and it’s struck a strategic partnership with Berlin-based fintech company solarisBank in order to pull it off. Built as part of solarisBank’s “Blockchain Factory” initiative, the partnership will …

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Alexa is reported down across Europe – TechCrunch

Alexa is reported down across Europe – TechCrunch Reports are coming in that Amazon’s Alexa service is down in parts of UK, Spain, Germany and Austria. According to Down Detector and Twitter, the problem started surfacing around 8am local time and still continues. Interestingly, some users are reporting the issue …

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Chinese electric vehicle maker Nio makes bumpy start following $1B IPO – TechCrunch

Chinese electric vehicle maker Nio makes bumpy start following $1B IPO – TechCrunch Nio, the Tesla -wannabe electric vehicle firm from China, enjoyed a mix start to life as a public company after it raised $1 billion through a listing on the New York Stock Exchange on Wednesday. The firm …

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GreyOrange raises $140M to develop fully-automated robotics for warehouses – TechCrunch

GreyOrange raises $140M to develop fully-automated robotics for warehouses – TechCrunch GreyOrange, a Singapore-headquartered firm that develops robots for warehouses, has pulled in a $140 million Series C funding round as it targets more expansion and growth. The company was started in 2011. Today it has five regional offices across the world — …

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Taxify is entering the e-scooter game – TechCrunch

Taxify is entering the e-scooter game – TechCrunch Estonian ride-hailing company Taxify will compete with Bird and Lime in Europe with its new brand of e-scooters, called Bolt, launching in Paris on Thursday. The company has rolled the scooter sharing service into its mobile app, which has attracted 10 million …

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EU to move ahead with cultural quotas for streaming services – TechCrunch

EU to move ahead with cultural quotas for streaming services – TechCrunch The European Union is set to move ahead with a plan to enforce pan-European quotas on streaming services like Amazon Prime Video and Netflix to support production of locally produced film and video content. Roberto Viola, the European …

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