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MAX.ng raises $7M round backed by Yamaha and pilots EVs in Nigeria – TechCrunch

MAX.ng raises $7M round backed by Yamaha and pilots EVs in Nigeria – TechCrunch

SUMMARY: Nigerian motorcycle transit startup MAX.ng has raised a $7 million funding round led by Novastar Ventures, with participation of Japanese manufacturer Yamaha.

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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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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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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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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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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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Announcing Hardware Battlefield 2019 in Shenzhen, China – TechCrunch

Announcing Hardware Battlefield 2019 in Shenzhen, China – TechCrunch

SUMMARY: Launch your hardware startup on the world’s most famous tech stage, TechCrunch’s Hardware Battlefield at TC Shenzhen, this November.

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Samsung Galaxy A50 costs $350 and has three rear cameras, available June 13

Samsung Galaxy A50 costs $350 and has three rear cameras, available June 13

SUMMARY: Though exact availability dates for the Galaxy A20 and A10E have not been released, the Galaxy A50 will be available on June 13.

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Huawei postpones planned laptop launch amid US trade war

Huawei postpones planned laptop launch amid US trade war

SUMMARY: Huawei has indefinitely postponed the imminent launch of a new Windows laptop, consumer division Richard Yu has confirmed to CNBC.

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Twitter co-founder Ev Williams: Political conversations have become 'noisier'

Twitter co-founder Ev Williams: Political conversations have become 'noisier'

SUMMARY: Social media sites, including Twitter, have been trying to foster "healthier" conversations on their platforms in what can be a space filled with bullies and trolls.

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Shirtless Jeff Goldblum Lego figure from Jurassic Park is dino-mite

Shirtless Jeff Goldblum Lego figure from Jurassic Park is dino-mite

SUMMARY: The new exclusive Jurassic Park: T.Rex Rampage set is about to be on the loose!

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Russian Doll season 2 could be a death too far

Russian Doll season 2 could be a death too far

SUMMARY: — Russian Doll (@RussianDoll) June 11, 2019REALITY IS RELATIVE BUT AS MUCH AS ANYTHING CAN BE REAL YES THIS IS FOR REAL — Russian Doll (@RussianDoll) June 11, 2019What will season 2 bring?

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Huawei reportedly to delay announcement of new laptop

Huawei reportedly to delay announcement of new laptop

SUMMARY: Hector Retamal/AFP/Getty ImagesHuawei is indefinitely delaying the announcement of a new Windows laptop, The Information reported Tuesday.

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Konami unveils TurboGrafx-16 mini game console

Konami unveils TurboGrafx-16 mini game console

SUMMARY: The TurboGrafx-16 mini will be released in North America, while variants called PC Engine Core Grafx and PC Engine mini will be released in Europe and Japan, respectively.

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DJI’s newest drone is a $499 tank meant to teach kids how to code

DJI’s newest drone is a $499 tank meant to teach kids how to code

SUMMARY: The RoboMaster S1 is obviously far more limited in where it can travel, but it does have a high-resolution camera onboard.

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DJI RoboMaster S1 is a $500 robot rover for programming and play

DJI RoboMaster S1 is a $500 robot rover for programming and play

SUMMARY: Joshua Goldman/CNETThe DJI RoboMaster S1 looks like an autonomous sentry ready to protect the smart home of the future, and maybe someday it will be.

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DJI's moves into robotics education with the RoboMaster S1

DJI's moves into robotics education with the RoboMaster S1

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