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Huawei, Google, and the tiring politics of tech – TechCrunch

Huawei, Google, and the tiring politics of tech – TechCrunch The defining question of the 21st century is pretty simple: who owns what? Who owns the telecommunications infrastructure that powers our mobile devices? Who owns the OS that powers those devices? Who owns our data? Today, we see these intersecting …

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AppOnboard raises $15 million to let Android users try before they buy apps on Google Play – TechCrunch

AppOnboard raises $15 million to let Android users try before they buy apps on Google Play – TechCrunch Pitching app developers with a new way to convert app browsers into actual customers, AppOnboard has raised $15 million in a new round of funding, the company said. Based in Los Angeles, …

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Funds Network Calastone to Roll Out Blockchain Settlements in 2019

Funds Network Calastone to Roll Out Blockchain Settlements in 2019 Calastone, the operator of a London-based transaction network for investment funds, is looking to move its entire settlements system to a blockchain by May 2019. According to a Financial Times report on Sunday, Calastone, which provides services to over 1,700 firms including JP …

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MWM Immersive is finally combining virtual reality and location-based immersive theater – TechCrunch

MWM Immersive is finally combining virtual reality and location-based immersive theater – TechCrunch Using the timeworn and trusty narrative of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol as its platform, MWM Immersive, a division of Madison Wells Media, is finally taking location-based virtual reality to its logical conclusion and merging it with an …

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SimbaPay launches Kenya to China payment service via WeChat – TechCrunch

SimbaPay launches Kenya to China payment service via WeChat – TechCrunch More posts by this contributor Africa’s agtech wave gets $10 million richer as Twiga Foods raises more capital Nigerian data analytics company Terragon acquires Asian mobile ad firm Bizense Forging another link between Africa and China’s digital economies, the …

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Facebook policy VP, Richard Allan, to face the international ‘fake news’ grilling that Zuckerberg won’t – TechCrunch

Facebook policy VP, Richard Allan, to face the international ‘fake news’ grilling that Zuckerberg won’t – TechCrunch An unprecedented international grand committee comprised of 22 representatives from seven parliaments will meet in London next week to put questions to Facebook about the online fake news crisis and the social network’s …

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Amazon warehouse workers in Europe stage ‘we are not robots’ protests – TechCrunch

Amazon warehouse workers in Europe stage ‘we are not robots’ protests – TechCrunch Amazon warehouse workers in several countries in Europe are protesting over what they claim are inhuman working conditions which treat people like robots. It’s the latest in a series of worker actions this year. They’ve timed the …

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