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Dawn Capital raises $125 million for new Europe tech fund

Dawn Capital raises $125 million for new Europe tech fund

SUMMARY: LONDON (Reuters) - Venture capital firm Dawn Capital said on Thursday it had raised $125 million for its latest fund which is aimed at business-to-business technology companies across Europe.

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Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency could raise regulatory issues: BoE deputy governor

Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency could raise regulatory issues: BoE deputy governor

SUMMARY: REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File PhotoBRUSSELS (Reuters) - Plans by Facebook Inc to launch a new global cryptocurrency called Libra could raise regulatory issues, Bank of England Deputy Governor Sam Woods said on Thursday.

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Bank investments in technology not yet driving significant revenue growth: Accenture

Bank investments in technology not yet driving significant revenue growth: Accenture

SUMMARY: “Having a good digital offering is not enough to move customers,” McIntyre said.

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Waymo takes its self-driving car ambitions global in partnership with Renault-Nissan – TechCrunch

Waymo takes its self-driving car ambitions global in partnership with Renault-Nissan – TechCrunch

SUMMARY: The announcement follows a recent spate of alliances, failed deals and partnerships between a number of autonomous vehicle companies, suppliers and automakers.

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California has let two Chinese startups offer robotaxis to the public – TechCrunch

California has let two Chinese startups offer robotaxis to the public – TechCrunch

SUMMARY: Last year, Uber’s self-driving test vehicle struck and killed a woman in Temple, prompting the transportation giant to suspend its test drives.

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Data 'R' Us: Alibaba, JD.com seek to lock in merchant loyalty with new services

Data 'R' Us: Alibaba, JD.com seek to lock in merchant loyalty with new services

SUMMARY: By providing data-driven tools to retail stores, e-commerce firms can expand the amount of data collected.

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Renault, Nissan join Waymo in exploring driverless services in France, Japan

Renault, Nissan join Waymo in exploring driverless services in France, Japan

SUMMARY: The two automakers will set up 50-50 joint ventures in France and Japan to develop the driverless transportation services.

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What if – whisper it – 5G doesn’t matter?

What if – whisper it – 5G doesn’t matter?

SUMMARY: What if – whisper it – 5G doesn’t matter?

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Founders Factory is going live in Paris – TechCrunch

Founders Factory is going live in Paris – TechCrunch

SUMMARY: For now, given Aviva’s industry, Founders Factory Paris is going to focus on fintech startups.

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Delta Air not expecting flight cancellations as result of tech issue

Delta Air not expecting flight cancellations as result of tech issue

SUMMARY: REUTERS/Ginnette Riquelme/File Photo(Reuters) - Delta Air Lines Inc said it was not expecting flight cancellations as a result of a technical glitch that had affected booking, check-in and boarding services.

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Facebook called before Senate panel over digital currency project

Facebook called before Senate panel over digital currency project

SUMMARY: In May, the leaders of the Senate Banking Committee wrote to Facebook seeking information on rumors of its cryptocurrency project, and how it would protect consumer information.

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fuboTV inks Discovery deal, adds 13 more networks to its live TV streaming service – TechCrunch

fuboTV inks Discovery deal, adds 13 more networks to its live TV streaming service – TechCrunch

SUMMARY: That puts it on better footing to compete with other live TV streaming services like Sling TV, PlayStation Vue, Hulu with Live TV, Philo, YouTube TV, and others.

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Self-driving car startup Argo AI is giving researchers free access to its HD maps – TechCrunch

Self-driving car startup Argo AI is giving researchers free access to its HD maps – TechCrunch

SUMMARY: In short, Argo sees this as a way to encourage more research and hopefully breakthroughs in autonomous vehicle technology.

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Dell, HP, Microsoft, Intel oppose proposed tariffs on laptops, tablets

Dell, HP, Microsoft, Intel oppose proposed tariffs on laptops, tablets

SUMMARY: Dell, HP and Microsoft, which together account for 52% of the notebooks and detachable tablets sold in the United States, said the proposed tariffs would increase the cost of laptops in the country.

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Delivery startup Rappi partners with Visa to offer pre-paid cards in Brazil

Delivery startup Rappi partners with Visa to offer pre-paid cards in Brazil

SUMMARY: The logo of Colombian on-demand delivery company Rappi is seen on a delivery bag in Mexico City, Mexico May 20, 2019.

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Slack prices IPO at $26 per share – TechCrunch

Slack prices IPO at $26 per share – TechCrunch

SUMMARY: Slack’s public debut is happening Thursday on the NYSE and the company has set a reference price of $26 per share for its direct listing, according to WSJ, which would value the company at around $15.7 billion.

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Why all standard black Tesla cars are about to cost $1,000 more – TechCrunch

Why all standard black Tesla cars are about to cost $1,000 more – TechCrunch

SUMMARY: The price of vehicles with the standard Autopilot is higher (although it should be noted that this standard feature is less than the prior cost of the option).

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Activists urge Google to break up before regulators force it to

Activists urge Google to break up before regulators force it to

SUMMARY: SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Shareholder activists on Wednesday urged Google parent Alphabet Inc to break itself up before regulators force the world’s biggest internet ad seller to split into different pieces.

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Canada’s True North conference is not your typical tech event – TechCrunch

Canada’s True North conference is not your typical tech event – TechCrunch

SUMMARY: Canada’s True North conference is not your typical tech event This Waterloo industry gathering focuses its agenda on what many events missFrom the venue and the flashy event website, Waterloo, Ontario’s True North conference (in its second year) doesn’t seem all that distinct from a laundry list of other major tech events that take place each year across North America.

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Prince Harry 'was wrong' to call Fortnite addictive, developers say

Prince Harry 'was wrong' to call Fortnite addictive, developers say

SUMMARY: Prince Harry called for the popular game to be banned earlier this yearThe makers of Fortnite have rejected Prince Harry's comments about the popular game being "created to addict" its players.

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