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Dawn Capital closes $125M Opportunities Fund to double down on its biggest bets – TechCrunch

Dawn Capital closes $125M Opportunities Fund to double down on its biggest bets – TechCrunch

SUMMARY: Getting bigger checks means they don’t have to.”Indeed, the closing of the Opportunities Fund highlights how the European tech ecosystem — and specifically the startup ecosystem — has evolved over the last several years.

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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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Amazon Echo is free with this offer but smart speaker deal ends today

Amazon Echo is free with this offer but smart speaker deal ends today

SUMMARY: The offer is available on three popular bundles which include the Superfast Fibre Essential (average speeds of 36Mbps), Superfast Fibre (average speeds of 50Mbps) and Superfast Fibre 2 (average speeds of 67Mbps).

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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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Sky just announced a big free gift for TV and broadband and customers

Sky just announced a big free gift for TV and broadband and customers

SUMMARY: Sky has witnessed some huge victories in recent months with its Chernobyl drama becoming its most successful Sky original production ever.

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Galaxy Note 10 could borrow this feature from the Huawei P30 Pro

Galaxy Note 10 could borrow this feature from the Huawei P30 Pro

SUMMARY: Unlike other Note models before it, the Note 10 has been tipped to arrive in more than one variety.

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P20 Pro v Honor 20 - Huawei cuts prices as new flagship killer released tomorrow

P20 Pro v Honor 20 - Huawei cuts prices as new flagship killer released tomorrow

SUMMARY: Huawei P20 Pro v Honor 20Huawei fans have some tough choices to make right now.

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OnePlus 7 owners receive good news as more features revealed for this phone

OnePlus 7 owners receive good news as more features revealed for this phone

SUMMARY: The most notable of which was said to be the ability to record video using the 7 Pro's ultra wide-angle camera.

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WhatsApp update makes watching videos even better on Android

WhatsApp update makes watching videos even better on Android

SUMMARY: Back in December, the firm gave Android users the ability to view videos picture-in-picture (PiP).

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Windows 10 has another problem but Microsoft is working on a fix

Windows 10 has another problem but Microsoft is working on a fix

SUMMARY: Microsoft said the black screen issue can be mitigated by restarting an affected computer

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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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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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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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'Porn block' delayed for third time after government climbdown - Sky sources

'Porn block' delayed for third time after government climbdown - Sky sources

SUMMARY: 'Porn block' delayed for third time after government climbdown - Sky sources'Porn block' delayed for third time after government climbdown - Sky sourcesThe proposed scheme requires porn sites to verify their users' agesThe government's porn age verification scheme is to be delayed for the third time - this time in perpetuity, according to Sky sources.

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