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Deliveroo criticized the “insufficient” provision of PSA and income support for drivers who are at risk of exposure to coronavirus – TechCrunch

The British food supplier Deliveroo was asked to do more to protect driver income and safety during the coronavirus crisis. The main argument is that the couriers who offer meals on wheels make them key workers in a pandemic characterized by social distancing and “local protection”. More than forty MPs from across the political spectrum – including former Labor Party …

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Student entrepreneurs are rewarded with the Liftoff List competition supported by the CRV – TechCrunch

Justine and Olivia Moore, the twin investors behind the CRV-sponsored Liftoff List, have long believed in the power of student entrepreneurship. The twin sisters were among the early architects of Stanford University’s student investment program, Cardinal Ventures, and they had already realized that it was difficult for student entrepreneurs to get press and news coverage for their businesses without raising …

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Rakuten acquires Innoeye to enter 5G and communications services – TechCrunch

Rakuten, often referred to as the “Amazon of Japan” with extensive holdings in e-commerce and streaming media, has made an acquisition that will help him build and strengthen a newer business: communications services. The company announced today that it is buying Innoeye, an engineering firm based in Herndon, VA with offices in India, that is developing cloud-based solutions for network …

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AngelList wants to improve the comparison of VC fund performance with new metrics and calculators – TechCrunch

There is an immense opacity in the venture capital industry, which has made the comparison of venture funds notoriously difficult. Traditional benchmarks, calculated by groups such as Cambridge Associates, divide VC funds into “vintage years” and place funds in quartiles based on measures such as IRR (time-adjusted return) and DPI (or the amount of capital returned to limited partners) Paid …

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Riot Games describes the social impact for 2019

According to the company’s Social Impact report from 2019, Riot Games’ Social Impact Fund has awarded grants of $ 8 million to nonprofits that are dear to League of Legends players. Riot Games had already announced in 2019 that it would join an 18 million dollar campaign to increase the number of colored women in the technical field and, as …

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About open source framework for automated experiment design

Uber today released a framework for experiment design in Pyro, its open source tool for deep probabilistic modeling. The framework uses machine learning to enable optimal experimental design (OED), a principle based on information theory that enables automatic selection of designs for complex experiments. With the framework, experimenters can apply OED to a wide range of experimental models, from DNA …

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Twilio took advantage of Zocdoc’s expansion into telemedicine video consulting – TechCrunch

The Twilio video player will serve as the backbone for the new video consulting service that Zocdoc is launching for its customers today, the two companies said in a statement. As the COVID-19 epidemic changes healthcare in the United States, more and more service providers are becoming far away with providing health advice and encouraging entire generations of consumers to …

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