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Opendoor raises $300M on a $3.8B valuation for its home marketplace

Opendoor raises $300M on a $3.8B valuation for its home marketplace

Last month, we reported Opendoor – A startup that is in the real estate industry, owns its own buying platform and sells it to interested buyers – The $3.7 billion valuation raises $200 million . Now, we can confirm that this round has ended, and both have increased: the company ...

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Apple announces new AirPods

Apple announces new AirPods

Apple Just announced the second generation of AirPods. The new AirPods are equipped with H1 chips designed to provide performance efficiency, faster connection and connection time between devices, and the ability to request Siri hands-free using the "Hey Siri" command. Due to its performance efficiency, the H1 chip also allows ...

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The World Health Organization is setting up rules and oversight for human gene editing

The World Health Organization is setting up rules and oversight for human gene editing

Yesterday, the World Health Organization concluded the first meeting of the new Advisory Committee which aims to create global governance and monitoring standards for human genetic editing. Last December, a Chinese scientist genetically modified two embryos using CRISPR technology (19459003) to remove the CCR5 gene. The committee hurriedly summoned the ...

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Abstract, a versioning platform that helps designers work like developers, raises $30M

Abstract, a versioning platform that helps designers work like developers, raises $30M

When building software and hardware, design and engineering are two sides of the same coin, however – unlike engineers, they can use GitHub, Bitbucket, GitLab and many other services to help manage their development process – traditional Designers have made a modest choice in dealing with iterative and collaborative tools ...

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Seven Africa-focused startups present at Y Combinator’s Demo Day

Seven Africa-focused startups present at Y Combinator’s Demo Day

Seven African-focused companies, as part of the Y Combinator's 200 Winter 2019 Grade 200 startups, seem to account for only a small portion of such a large category, But it represents the growing importance of African companies in the YC universe. According to YC spokesperson Lindsay Amos, since 2016, the ...

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Portworx raises $27M Series C for its cloud-native data management platform

Portworx raises $27M Series C for its cloud-native data management platform

As companies adopt cloud-based technologies (such as containers) to build applications, they often ask their next question about how they adapt data storage and management practices to this new reality. One of the companies in the business is the four-year-old Portworx which has successfully attracted customers such as Lufthansa Systems, ...

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Google fined $1.49BN in Europe for antitrust violations in search ad brokering

Google fined $1.49BN in Europe for antitrust violations in search ad brokering

The European Commission has just announced another anti-monopoly fine for Google . The latest fine – $ -145 million – related to its search advertising brokerage business, competition commissioner Margaret Vestager today pointed out that "far" is the company's main source of income . "Today's decision is about how Google ...

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Markforged raises $82 million for its industrial 3D printers

Markforged raises $82 million for its industrial 3D printers

3D Printer Manufacturer Markforged has raised another round of funding. Summit Partners is participating in the $80 million Series D round of financing with Matrix Partners, Microsoft's Venture Arm, Next47 and Porsche SE. When you think of 3D printers, you might be thinking about providing microwave-sized, plastic-focused 3D printers for ...

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Tandem Bank launches ‘Autosavings’ account

Tandem Bank launches ‘Autosavings’ account

The British Challenger Bank Tandem Bank is launching a new savings account, which is supported by the "Autosavings" feature, which is designed to make it easier to save. The Tandem Autosavings account pays 0.5% interest, which is actually a flexible savings bank account, built on Tandem's existing bank account summary ...

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Ahead of third antitrust ruling, Google announces fresh tweaks to Android in Europe

Ahead of third antitrust ruling, Google announces fresh tweaks to Android in Europe

Google This week was widely expected to receive a third antitrust fine in Europe, report recommended to the European Commission The decision to investigate the long-term on AdSense may appear later today. The right tip, this search giant has introduced another product adjustment – it is called "supporting European choice ...

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