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Singapore-based trade finance startup Incomlend is raising $ 20 million, led by Sequoia Capital India – TechCrunch

Incomlend, a Singapore-headquartered startup that operates a trading platform to connect exporters and importers with investors, raised $ 20 million in a new financing round on Tuesday. Sequoia India, the investment arm for India and SEA of the US-based venture company and headquarters, led the Series A round in the four-year-old Incomlend. The CMA CGM Group, one of the world’s …

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Google Maps is coming to the Apple Watch and adding CarPlay dashboard support

Apple’s map application became the dominant navigation option for Apple devices years ago, but Google is apparently unwilling to cede the growing wearables or automotive market to its main competitor. Today, Google announced that Google Maps for iOS will add both an Apple Watch app and support for CarPlay Dashboard, increasing the likelihood that Apple users will reconsider Google’s potential …

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Microsoft’s acquisition of TikTok poses both political and technical challenges

(Reuters) Microsoft’s attempt to carve parts of TikTok out of its Chinese owner, ByteDance, will be a technically complex undertaking that could test the patience of President Donald Trump’s administration, according to sources familiar with the setup. Trump has given Microsoft until September 15 to draft an acquisition that will protect Americans’ personal information stored in the short video app, …

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Check out Apple’s watchOS 7 – TechCrunch

The watchOS 7 public beta is here, Amazon may want to turn shopping malls into distribution centers, and Skillshare is raising $ 66 million. This is your daily crisis for August 10, 2020. The big story: trying on Apple watchOS 7 Brian Heater walks us through all of the changes in watchOS 7. It sounds like the operating system hasn’t …

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Geoff Ralston, President of Y Combinator, gives actionable advice to the founders of startups – TechCrunch

Run a startup Accelerator has a number of occupational hazards, but “Skepticism is easiest when you’ve seen too many companies,” said Geoff Ralston, president of Y Combinator, “and it’s what you need to avoid the most.” Ralston came to me last week for an hour-long Extra Crunch Live interview where we talked about a variety of topics including how YC …

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The Michigan University study advocates banning facial recognition in schools

A newly published study by researchers at the University of Michigan shows that facial recognition technology poses several problems in schools and has limited effectiveness. Led by Shobita Parthasarathy, director of the university’s Science, Technology and Public Policy (STPP) program, the study says the technology is unsafe and can actively promote racial discrimination, normalize surveillance, and undermine privacy , while …

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