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African fintech startup Chipper Cash raises $30M backed by Jeff Bezos

African fintech startup Chipper Cash raises M backed by Jeff Bezos African cross-border fintech startup Chipper Cash has raised a $30 million Series B funding round led by Ribbit Capital with participation of Bezos Expeditions — the personal VC fund of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. Chipper Cash was founded in San Francisco in […]

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African payment startup Chipper Cash raises $13.8M Series A

African payment startup Chipper Cash raises .8M Series A African cross-border fintech startup Chipper Cash has closed a $13.8 million Series A funding round led by Deciens Capital and plans to hire 30 new staff globally. The raise caps an event filled run for the San Francisco based payments company, founded two years […]

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Zoom faces criticism for denying free users e2e encryption

Zoom faces criticism for denying free users e2e encryption What price privacy? Zoom is facing a fresh security storm after CEO Eric Yuan confirmed that a plan to reboot its battered security cred by (actually) implementing end-to-end encryption does not in fact extend to providing this level of security to non-paying users. […]

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Meet News Break, the news app trending in America founded by a Chinese media veteran

Meet News Break, the news app trending in America founded by a Chinese media veteran TikTok isn’t the only new media app with Chinese background that’s making waves in the U.S. News Break, a news app founded by China’s media veteran Jeff Zheng with teams in Beijing, Shanghai, Seattle and Mountain View, […]

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How will coronavirus change the world? — Parlia launches to help you find out

How will coronavirus change the world? — Parlia launches to help you find out “Is Greta Thunberg a hypocrite?” Google that phrase and you will get thousands of results. It just goes to show that, to a large extent, the “Q&A” model is broken on the internet. Where once Yahoo Answers and […]

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Tree planting search engine Ecosia is getting a visibility boost in Chrome

Tree planting search engine Ecosia is getting a visibility boost in Chrome Ecosia, a not-for-profit search engine which uses ad generated revenue to fund planting trees, is set to get a visibility boost in Chrome. A change Google is making to its chromium engine will see it added as a default search […]

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Flickr owner SmugMug emails subscribers with an urgent request: help us find more paying users

Flickr owner SmugMug emails subscribers with an urgent request: help us find more paying users When in April of last year, the photo hosting service SmugMug acquired the photo-hosting service Flickr from Verizon’s digital media subsidiary, SmugMug CEO Don MacAskill said he was committed to breathing new life into the service, calling […]

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How startups close their first big sales

How startups close their first big sales Joe Procopio Contributor Share on Twitter Joe Procopio is a multi-exit, multi-failure entrepreneur. Joe is currently building Spiffy, and previously sold Automated Insights, sold ExitEvent and built Intrepid Media. More posts by this contributor When to ditch that nightmare customer (before they kill your startup) […]

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HuffPost is reportedly on the auction block

HuffPost is reportedly on the auction block Late last night the Financial Times reported that HuffPost, arguably one of the crown jewels of Verizon Media Group’s remaining network of media properties (which includes TechCrunch), is up for sale. Verizon has been shedding media properties in a retreat from the strategy that it […]

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The latest version of Yahoo Mail helps users find attachments and deals

The latest version of Yahoo Mail helps users find attachments and deals Yahoo Mail is getting a mobile update, with new versions of the iOS and Android app launching today. Many of you probably haven’t tried out Yahoo Mail in years, but Senior Director of Product Management Josh Jacobson noted that it’s […]

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