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TrueLayer snatches $130M at a $1B  appraisal as open banking increases as a practical choice to card networks

TrueLayer snatches $130M at a $1B appraisal as open banking increases as a...

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Open banking — a disruptive technology that seeks to bypass the dominance of card networks and other traditional financial rails by letting banks open their systems directly to developers (and new services) by way of APIs — continues to gain ground in the world of financial services. As a mark of that traction, a startup…
Evil Geniuses CEO Nicole LaPointe Jameson is pertaining to Interrupt

Evil Geniuses CEO Nicole LaPointe Jameson is pertaining to Interrupt

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As the opportunities in the gaming world continue to expand aggressively as part of post-COVID shifts to the entertainment sector, esports has found its own opportunities in reaching new audiences. While competitive gaming is still in its early stages, the stakeholders of the industry are some of gaming’s most prominent publishers and organizations, and disrupting…
Daily Crunch: European regulators share more personal privacy issues over Facebook “clever” glasses

Daily Crunch: European regulators share more personal privacy issues over Facebook “clever” glasses

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To get a roundup of TechCrunch’s biggest and most important stories delivered to your inbox every day at 3 p.m. PDT, subscribe here. Hello and welcome to Daily Crunch for September 20, 2021. It is Disrupt week, everyone, and TechCrunch is buzzing. Kicking off tomorrow morning, Disrupt is set to be a pretty butt-kicking affair.…
How to meet the demand of EV infrastructure and maintain a stable grid

How to meet the demand of EV infrastructure and maintain a stable grid

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Andrew Tang is vice president of energy storage and optimization at Wärtsilä Energy, which provides solutions for renewable energy integration and EV charging infrastructure development. As electric vehicles (EVs) become the new standard, charging infrastructure will become a commonplace detail blending into the landscape, available in a host of places from a range of providers:…
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Divining the genuine worth of my preferred fintech sub-niche

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Welcome back to The TechCrunch Exchange, a weekly startups-and-markets newsletter. It’s inspired by what the weekday Exchange column digs into, but free, and made for your weekend reading. Want it in your inbox every Saturday? Sign up here.  Thank you for clicking on this email. With a subject line like that you are legend for…
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SoftBank’s Marcelo Claure is pertaining to Interfere with next week

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SoftBank has been on a tear in Latin America. The Japanese investment conglomerate just announced it has launched its second Latin America-focused fund with a $3 billion capital commitment from the company that may grow as the fund explores “options to raise additional capital,” according to SoftBank. The vehicle follows hot on the heels of…
China roundup: Beijing is taking apart the digital ‘walled gardens’

China roundup: Beijing is taking apart the digital ‘walled gardens’

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Hello and welcome back to TechCrunch’s China roundup, a digest of recent events shaping the Chinese tech landscape and what they mean to people in the rest of the world. This week, China gets serious about breaking down the walled gardens that its internet giants have formed for decades. Two major funding rounds were announced,…
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1 modification that can repair the VC financing crisis for ladies creators

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Claire Diaz-Ortiz Contributor Claire Diaz-Ortiz is a venture capitalist and author of nine books that have been translated into 11 languages. Her next book is on women founders and funders. An early employee at Twitter, Wired once called her “The Woman Who Got the Pope on Twitter.” More posts by this contributor The venture capital…
User’s Guide to TechCrunch Disrupt 2021

User’s Guide to TechCrunch Disrupt 2021

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TechCrunch Disrupt 2021 approaches in just three days. Here’s your how-to guide for everything you can expect at Disrupt. Although the main show kicks off on Tuesday the 21st, there’ll be some sneak peeks and extras going down on Monday. Make sure to log in to Hopin by noon on Monday to catch it all,…
Executive training for staff members is made complex and psychological

Executive training for staff members is made complex and psychological

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Welcome to Startups Weekly, a fresh human-first take on this week’s startup news and trends. To get this in your inbox, subscribe here.  BetterUp, a reskilling and coaching platform for employees before and beyond the C-suite, is getting in touch with its emotions. This week, the richly funded unicorn startup announced a pair of acquisitions…

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How vulnerable is South Africa to cyber attacks?

How vulnerable is South Africa to cyber attacks?

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In July, state-owned ports company Transnet fell victim to hackers. The cyber attack essentially paralysed the SOE, with the ports operator having to declare a force majeure. Container terminals and cargo control had to be switched over to manual processing, creating obvious delays. The company, according to Bloomberg, had been targeted with “a strain of…
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Audi TT RS coupé quattro: Practiced entertainer

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Unveiled at the 1995 Frankfurt Motor Show, the TT concept was seen as a design masterpiece. Drawing on the Auto Union racers of the 30s, the sleek coupé had a very clean, symmetrical look that was said to be inspired by Bauhaus design philosophy. The futuristic look was well-received, but many thought – as is…
SA federal government will not accommodate Afghan refugees– Everyday Pal

SA federal government will not accommodate Afghan refugees– Everyday Pal

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SA refuses to take Afghan refugees The South African government has said it will not accommodate any refugees from Afghanistan, even if they are eventually to be sent to a third country. Clayson Monyela, a spokesperson for the Department for International Relations and Co-operation (DIRCO), said that the government was not in a position to…
Alec Hogg’s Inbox: Magnus Heystek’s straight-shooting technique extensively valued

Alec Hogg’s Inbox: Magnus Heystek’s straight-shooting technique extensively valued

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My pal Magnus Heystek was a great success at the BizNews Investment Conference this week – as we suspected he would be. Magnus’s straight shooting, take-no-prisoners approach is widely appreciated. Particularly by those with rational minds. Like Graham Nelson who wrote: In the next couple of years I am going to be cashing in my…
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Thursday Night Football FanDuel Picks: NFL DFS lineup recommendations for Week 2 Giants-Washington single-game...

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The Week 2 NFL DFS action kicks off with a Thursday Night Football clash of two NFC East foes. The Washington Football Team hosts the New York Giants as both teams try to bounce back from season-opening defeats. This may not be anyone’s idea of a must-see sporting event, but given the stakes, it’s fairly…