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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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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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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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Scientists discover rock-eating worm that excretes sand

Scientists discover rock-eating worm that excretes sand

SUMMARY: Pic: Northeastern University/Reuben Shipway/Dan DistelScientists have discovered a new subspecies of worm that eats stone and excretes it as sand.

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Facebook's Libra could threaten the global financial system

Facebook's Libra could threaten the global financial system

SUMMARY: But to me the biggest concern has to be the safety of the global financial system.

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Men who eat yoghurt 'reduce risk of developing pre-cancerous bowel growths'

Men who eat yoghurt 'reduce risk of developing pre-cancerous bowel growths'

SUMMARY: Men who ate two or more 245g servings every week were 19% less likely to develop an adenomaMen who eat yoghurt regularly can reduce their risk of developing pre-cancerous growths in the bowel, according to new research.

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All the data self-driving cars take in from cameras looks like this

All the data self-driving cars take in from cameras looks like this

SUMMARY: Self-driving cars are almost too observant, taking in information from light-emitting LiDAR sensors, radar equipment, microphones, and cameras.

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NASA captures closest-ever photo of massive asteroid Bennu flying near Earth

NASA captures closest-ever photo of massive asteroid Bennu flying near Earth

SUMMARY: It is the second time NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft managed to orbit around the asteroid, snapping a shot at a distance of 0.4 miles (0.6km) from the asteroid's surface.

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Apple TV is getting picture-in-picture video playback

Apple TV is getting picture-in-picture video playback

SUMMARY: That includes Apple content through the Apple TV app, content purchased through iTunes, and content streamed through a subscription to Apple TV+.

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Many health and wellness apps haven't done research to back up claims

Many health and wellness apps haven't done research to back up claims

SUMMARY: It's not uncommon for weight loss, exercise, meditation, and mental health apps to lack medical proof backing up their claims.

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