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With $50M in fresh funding, Allbirds will open new stores in the US, UK and Asia – TechCrunch

With $50M in fresh funding, Allbirds will open new stores in the US, UK and Asia – TechCrunch The quintessential venture capitalist’s uniform consists of a pair of designer jeans, a Patagonia fleece vest and $95 wool sneakers. The company behind the shoes, Allbirds, entered the unicorn club this morning …

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UK Uber drivers to stage 24 hour strike over pay and conditions – TechCrunch

UK Uber drivers to stage 24 hour strike over pay and conditions – TechCrunch A UK union that represents the interests of Uber drivers has called a 24 hour strike for tomorrow. Ride-hailing giant Uber may not be comfortable thinking of the people who do the driving on its platform …

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How a Ugandan Prince and an Crypto startup are planning an African revolution – TechCrunch

How a Ugandan Prince and an Crypto startup are planning an African revolution – TechCrunch Crypto and blockchain enthusiasts have been railing for years against the centralized world of banks, but many have been doing so from the privileged vantage point of developed countries. But what if blockchain technology turned …

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License caps and CCTV among ride-hailing rule changes urged in report to UK gov’t – TechCrunch

License caps and CCTV among ride-hailing rule changes urged in report to UK gov’t – TechCrunch Uber and similar services could be facing caps on the number of licenses for vehicles that can operate ride-hailing services in London and other UK cities under rule changes being recommended to the government. …

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UberEats UK couriers striking over pay changes – TechCrunch

UberEats UK couriers striking over pay changes – TechCrunch Groups of UberEats couriers are continuing to strike over pay and calling for a minimum £5 per delivery fee. Several strikes have been reported in London over the past few days, as well as other UK cities including Glasgow, Cardiff and …

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VCs say Silicon Valley isn’t the gold mine it used to be – TechCrunch

VCs say Silicon Valley isn’t the gold mine it used to be – TechCrunch In the days leading up to TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2018, The Economist published the cover story, ‘Why Startups Are Leaving Silicon Valley.’ The author outlined reasons why the Valley has “peaked.” Venture capital investors are deploying …

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Waitrose switches up a gear to launch two-hour grocery deliveries in London – TechCrunch

Waitrose switches up a gear to launch two-hour grocery deliveries in London – TechCrunch Up market UK supermarket chain Waitrose will start trialing two-hour or same day delivery options in certain London postcodes from tomorrow. It’s partnering with CitySprint Group courier delivery spin-out On the Dot for the deliveries which …

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Kano’s latest computer kit for kids doubles down on touch – TechCrunch

Kano’s latest computer kit for kids doubles down on touch – TechCrunch Learn-to-code startup Kano, whose products aim to turn kids into digital makers, has taken the wraps off the latest incarnation of its build-it-yourself computer kit. With the new flagship Kano is doubling down on touch interactions — urging kids …

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Google Street View cars will be roaming around the planet to check our air quality with these sensors – TechCrunch

Google Street View cars will be roaming around the planet to check our air quality with these sensors – TechCrunch Aclima, a San Francisco-based startup building Internet-connected air quality sensors has announced plans to integrate its mobile sensing platform into Google’s global fleet of Street View vehicles. Google uses the …

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Women-only co-working space The Wing is launching an app to help its members stay connected – TechCrunch

Women-only co-working space The Wing is launching an app to help its members stay connected – TechCrunch The Wing is bringing the physical world it’s created for professional women to the digital world with the launch of a social networking app, slated to become available later this month. The co-working company …

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