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SparkLabs Global Ventures promoted Jessica Jackley, co-founder of Kiva, to the general partner TechCrunch

Jessica Jackley, The co-founder of the non-profit micro credit platform Kiva is a general partner at SparkLabs Global Ventures. Jackley was previously a venture partner at the company, which focuses on seed-stage investments in the United States, Asia and Europe. Jackley is also Chief Impact Officer at Aspiration, an online financial services company that allows clients to open bank accounts …

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A new type of computer drives waves of innovation – TechCrunch

Editor’s note: Andreessen Horowitz’s Crypto Startup School brought 45 participants from the United States and overseas together in a seven-week course to learn how to build crypto businesses. Andreessen Horowitz is working with TechCrunch to release the online version of the course in the coming weeks. In the first week of a16z’s Crypto Startup School was Chris Dixon, general partner …

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Here are the 15 companies present at Alchemist Accelerator’s first fully digital demo day – TechCrunch

As with almost every major gathering, the traditional approach to the demo day, where a startup incubator showcases all of its latest companies in a huge room full of investors, has been put on hold until further notice. Instead, more and more accelerators are using Demo Day completely digitally. The latest all-remote system is Alchemist Accelerator. The first demo day …

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Momentus plans to deploy satellites to Earth for a free 4K space-based live streaming service – TechCrunch

Space bus company Momentus has signed a new contract that will provide free transportation and space use for Sen, the British company that is building a 4K real-time video streaming service and offering high quality live views of the earth and via an open source data platform for developers and service providers. Santa Clara-based Momentus is an in-space transportation startup …

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Google’s Android ad ID targeted in strategic GDPR tracking complaint – TechCrunch

Now here’s an interesting GDPR complaint: Is Google illegally tracking Android users in Europe via a unique, device-assigned advertising ID? First, what is the Android advertising ID? Via Google’s description to developers building apps for its smartphone platform it’s – [emphasis added by us] The advertising ID is a unique, user-resettable ID for advertising, provided by Google Play services. It …

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Uber provides $ 50 million for driver safety stocks – TechCrunch

Uber has provided $ 50 million to purchase and provide driver safety goods. These deliveries include face masks, disinfectants, gloves and disinfectants, Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi announced in a press conference today. According to Uber, more than 23 million masks for drivers and deliverers have been secured worldwide. So far, Uber has delivered some deliveries directly to people’s homes and …

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Take a look at the relentlessly optimistic silliness of the winner of the “AI Eurovision” – TechCrunch

Around two thirds of the way through “Beautiful the World” a voice whispers declaratively: “The music of the earth has arrived.” The three and a half minute track, which was created by the appropriately named Uncanny Valley, bombards the listener with fragments of relentless optimism, paired with almost understandable inspiring phrases like “dreams still live in the wings of happiness”. …

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FBI and DHS accuse Chinese hackers of targeting TechCrunch’s US COVID-19 research

In a rare joint public statement by the FBI and the homeland security cybersecurity advice agency CISA have accused top Chinese hackers of attempting to steal U.S. research related to the coronavirus strain known as COVID-19. The statement released today states that Chinese hackers “have been observed as they attempt to illegally identify and illegally obtain valuable intellectual property and …

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