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Wikipedia now has more than 6 million articles in English

Wikipedia now has more than 6 million articles in English Wikipedia has surpassed a notable milestone today: The English version of the world’s largest online encyclopedia now has over six million articles. The feat, which comes roughly 19 years after the website was founded, is a testament of “what humans can do […]

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Opera and the firm short-selling its stock (alleging Africa fintech abuses) weigh in

Opera and the firm short-selling its stock (alleging Africa fintech abuses) weigh in Internet services company Opera has come under a short-sell assault based on allegations of predatory lending practices by its fintech products in Africa. Hindenburg Research issued a report claiming (among other things) that Opera’s finance products in Nigeria and […]

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Indian bike rental startup Bounce raises $105M

Indian bike rental startup Bounce raises 5M Bounce, a Bangalore-based startup that operates over 15,000 electric and gasoline docked bikes and scooters in nearly three dozen cities in India, said today it has raised $105 million in a new funding round as it explores sustainable ways to expand within the nation and […]

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Nigeria’s Paga acquires Apposit, confirms Mexico and Ethiopia expansion

Nigeria’s Paga acquires Apposit, confirms Mexico and Ethiopia expansion Nigerian digital payments startup Paga has acquired Apposit, a software development company based in Ethiopia, for an undisclosed amount. That’s just part of Paga’s news. The Lagos based startup will also launch its payment products in Mexico this year and in Ethiopia imminently, CEO […]

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Uber sells food delivery business in India to Zomato

Uber sells food delivery business in India to Zomato Uber said on Tuesday it has sold its food delivery business, UberEats, in India to local rival Zomato as the American ride-hailing giant continues to shed lossmaking operations to become profitable by next year. As part of the deal, Uber would own 9.99% […]

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Google takes on AWS and Azure in India with Airtel cloud deal

Google takes on AWS and Azure in India with Airtel cloud deal Google has inked a deal with India’s third-largest telecom operator as the American giant looks to grow its cloud customer base in the key overseas market that is increasingly emerging as a new cloud battleground for AWS and Microsoft . […]

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Catalyst Fund gets $15M from JP Morgan, UK Aid to back 30 EM fintech startups

Catalyst Fund gets M from JP Morgan, UK Aid to back 30 EM fintech startups The Catalyst Fund has gained $15 million in new support from JP Morgan and UK Aid and will back 30 fintech startups in Africa, Asia, and Latin America over the next three years. The Boston based accelerator […]

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Samsung invests $500M to set up a smartphone display plant in India

Samsung invests 0M to set up a smartphone display plant in India Samsung, which once led India’s smartphone market, is investing $500 million in its India operations to set up a manufacturing plant to produce displays at the outskirts of New Delhi. The company disclosed the investment and its plan in a […]

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China Roundup: Tencent’s new US gaming studio and WeChat’s new paywall

China Roundup: Tencent’s new US gaming studio and WeChat’s new paywall Hello and welcome back to TechCrunch’s China Roundup, a digest of recent events shaping the Chinese tech landscape and what they mean to people in the rest of the world. The spotlight this week is back on Tencent, which has made […]

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Taiwan’s entrepreneurs move forward after tense presidential election

Taiwan’s entrepreneurs move forward after tense presidential election Last Saturday, Taiwanese voters re-elected President Tsai Ing-wen to her second term after an election that split the country among generational and ideological lines. A crucial issue were the differences in how Tsai, a member of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), and her main […]

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