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Jumia, DHL, and Alibaba will face off in African ecommerce 2.0

Jumia, DHL, and Alibaba will face off in African ecommerce 2.0 The business of selling consumer goods and services online is a relatively young endeavor across Africa, but ecommerce is set to boom. Over the last eight years, the sector has seen its first phase of big VC fundings, startup duels and […]

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Lego’s take on the Tesla ‘Cybertruck’ comes with innovative roof racks

Lego’s take on the Tesla ‘Cybertruck’ comes with innovative roof racks Lego seems to have been inspired by recent events to bring its own vision fo the truck of the future to the world – behold this bold design statement in all its glory. Clearly, Lego is having a go at Elon […]

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DHL expands Africa eShop online retail app to 34 countries

DHL expands Africa eShop online retail app to 34 countries DHL  has expanded its DHL Africa eShop business to 13 additional markets, upping the presence of the global shipping company’s e-commerce platform to 34 African countries. DHL <a href=”https://techcrunch.com/2019/04/11/dhl-launches-africa-eshop-app-for-global-retailers-to-sell-into-africa/”>went live with the digital retail app in April, bringing more than 200 U.S. and U.K. […]

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How Axis went from concept to shipping its Gear smart blinds hardware

How Axis went from concept to shipping its Gear smart blinds hardware Axis is selling its first product, the Axis Gear, on Amazon and direct from its own website, but that’s a relatively recent development for the four-year-old company. The idea for Gear, which is a $249.00 ($179.00 as of this writing […]

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Superbacklash

Superbacklash Hot startup Superhuman has been getting some ‘backlash’ as happens now and then when someone notices the precise methodology that a startup is using to enable a really freakin’ cool feature set. We’re well into stage 2 now when, inevitably, the backlash itself gets backlash. The nut of it is that […]

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Apple Sans Ive

Apple Sans Ive Well, this has been interesting. After almost 30 years with Apple, Jony Ive is leaving, to found his own firm LoveFrom with his friend and frequent collaborator Marc Newson — also leaving Apple. The response to this news has been predictably histrionic from Apple watchers and press. The narratives, […]

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KLM Airlines wants to help build a more efficient jet with in-wing seating

KLM Airlines wants to help build a more efficient jet with in-wing seating Air travel accounts for a significant chunk of greenhouse gas emissions and other pollutants, and the amount of air travel has risen steadily over the past few decades, with emissions from aviation predicted to grow significantly through 2020 and […]

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GoTrendier raises $3.5 million to take on Spanish-language fashion marketplaces

GoTrendier raises .5 million to take on Spanish-language fashion marketplaces Thanks to environmentally conscious young buyers, throwaway culture is dying not only in the U.S., but also in Latin America — and startups are poised to jump in with services to help people recycle used clothing. GoTrendier, a peer-to-peer fashion marketplace operative […]

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How open source software took over the world

How open source software took over the world Mike Volpi Contributor Share on Twitter Mike Volpi is a general partner at Index Ventures. Before co-founding the firm’s San Francisco office with Danny Rimer, Volpi served as the chief strategy officer at Cisco Systems. It was just 5 years ago that there was […]

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This 3D printer squirts out wet paper pulp

This 3D printer squirts out wet paper pulp Like a kid shooting spitballs, designer Beer Holthuis has figured out that sopping wet paper is the best material for making mischief. His 3D printer, a primitive RepRap clone that literally squirts out huge lines of paper pulp, is designed to allow artists and […]

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