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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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UK media giants call for independent oversight of Facebook, YouTube, Twitter – TechCrunch

UK media giants call for independent oversight of Facebook, YouTube, Twitter – TechCrunch The UK’s leading broadcasters and ISPs have called for the government to introduce independent regulatory oversight of social media content. The group of media and broadband operators in the tightly regulated industries spans both the state-funded and …

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Robinhood gives investors international targets to aim for with launch of ADR products – TechCrunch

Robinhood gives investors international targets to aim for with launch of ADR products – TechCrunch Robinhood, the app-based investment platform for all your speculative investing needs, has launched a tool for investors to throw money at publicly traded international companies through the rollout of American Depositary Receipts. ADRs are the …

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Study ties Facebook engagement to attacks on refugees – TechCrunch

Study ties Facebook engagement to attacks on refugees – TechCrunch A study of circumstances and demographics attendant on attacks against refugees and immigrants in Germany has shown that Facebook use appears to be deeply linked with the frequency of violent acts. Far from being mere trolling or isolated expressions of …

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Walmart co-leads $500M investment in Chinese online grocery service Dada-JD Daojia – TechCrunch

Walmart co-leads $500M investment in Chinese online grocery service Dada-JD Daojia – TechCrunch Walmart sold its China-based e-commerce business in 2016, but the U.S. retail giant is very much involved in the Chinese internet market through a partnership with e-commerce firm JD.com. Alibaba’s most serious rival, JD scooped up Walmart’s Yihaodian …

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Chilling effects – TechCrunch

Chilling effects – TechCrunch The removal of conspiracy enthusiast content by InfoWars brings us to an interesting and important point in the history of online discourse. The current form of Internet content distribution has made it a broadcast medium akin to television or radio. Apps distribute our cat pics, our workouts, …

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