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Mobile commerce startup Via rounds up $15 million in Series A funding

Mobile commerce startup Via rounds up $15 million in Series A funding

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Mobile commerce is where it’s at, and rising investment in so-called conversational commerce startups underscores the opportunity. Via, a two-year-old, Bay Area-based startup, is among those riding the wave, having identified some trends that are becoming clearer by the month. First, more e-commerce sales will be on mobile phones this year than desktops (as much…
Chinese robotaxi unicorn WeRide bags over $600M in 5 months

Chinese robotaxi unicorn WeRide bags over $600M in 5 months

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It’s hard to keep up with the fundraising spree in China’s autonomous driving industry these days. Guangzhou- and California-based robotaxi company WeRide, which counts Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance as one of its strategic investors, has raised over $600 million in just under five months from its Series B and C financing rounds. The four-year-old upstart said in…
KeepTruckin raises $190 million to invest in AI products, double R&D team to 700

KeepTruckin raises $190 million to invest in AI products, double R&D team to 700

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KeepTruckin, a hardware and software developer that helps trucking fleets manage vehicle, cargo and driver safety, has just raised $190 million in a Series E funding round, which puts the company’s valuation at over $2 billion, according to CEO Shoaib Makani.  G2 Venture Partners, which just raised a $500 million fund to help modernize existing…
Additional Crunch roundup: influencer marketing 101, finding future unicorns, Apple AirTags teardown

Additional Crunch roundup: influencer marketing 101, finding future unicorns, Apple AirTags teardown

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With the right message, even a small startup can connect with established and emerging stars on TikTok, Instagram and YouTube who will promote your products and services — as long as your marketing team understands the influencer marketplace. Creators have a wide variety of brands and revenue channels to choose from, but marketers who understand…
Clubhouse is constructing a DM text chat function

Clubhouse is constructing a DM text chat function

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Some Clubhouse users were treated to a surprise feature in their favorite app, but it wasn’t long for this world. A new UI element called “backchannel” popped up briefly before disappearing late last week, pointing the Clubhouse faithful to a new area of the app and generating plenty of chatter among users ready for more…
Today in Apps: Spotify debuts a Clubhouse competitor, Facebook evaluates Audio Rooms in United States, Amazon cuts Appstore commissions

Today in Apps: Spotify debuts a Clubhouse competitor, Facebook evaluates Audio Rooms in United...

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Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the weekly TechCrunch series that recaps the latest in mobile OS news, mobile applications and the overall app economy. The app industry continues to grow, with a record 218 billion downloads and $143 billion in global consumer spend in 2020. Consumers last year also spent 3.5 trillion minutes using apps on Android devices…
Facebook’s entry into VR advertising isn’t going too well

Facebook’s entry into VR advertising isn’t going too well

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Facebook’s efforts to bring advertising to the Oculus virtual reality platform it has spent billions of dollars building out doesn’t seem to be off to a great start. The company announced last week that they were planning to roll out their first in-game ads inside the title “Blaston” from the prolific VR game developer Resolution…
Tesla backs vision-only technique to autonomy utilizing effective supercomputer

Tesla backs vision-only technique to autonomy utilizing effective supercomputer

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk has been teasing a neural network training computer called ‘Dojo’ since at least 2019. Musk says Dojo will be able to process vast amounts of video data to achieve vision-only autonomous driving. While Dojo itself is still in development, Tesla today revealed a new supercomputer that will serve as a development…
Fintech veteran Jitendra Gupta is all set for his brand-new inning– now he is pursuing banks in India

Fintech veteran Jitendra Gupta is all set for his brand-new inning– now he is...

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For most people in India, having to engage with banks doesn’t instill a sense of joy. Banks in the South Asian market are notorious for making unannounced spam calls to upsell customers loans and credit cards, even when they have been explicitly asked not to do so. Moreover, when a customer does reach out to…
Daily Crunch: Google’s very first retail area opened today in New York City

Daily Crunch: Google’s very first retail area opened today in New York City

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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. Welcome back to the Daily Crunch for Thursday, June 17. Thank you to Walter Thompson and the Extra Crunch staff for taking the reins I took from Alex. I was released from…

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Flash Instruction: Homages gather for Jabu Mabuza, AngloGold bottom of the lot, gold dives listed below $1,800

Flash Instruction: Homages gather for Jabu Mabuza, AngloGold bottom of the lot, gold dives...

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Listen on iTunes  Former Eskom board chair and businessman Jabu Mabuza passed away on Wednesday night due to Covid-19 complications. He was 63. Business Unity South Africa president Sipho Pityana said that Mabuza was a role model for all South Africans, who became a powerhouse in the country’s economy and who also occupied several leadership positions…
SA controls list of leading 10 way of life estates on the planet for 2021– New World Wealth

SA controls list of leading 10 way of life estates on the planet for...

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Andrew Amoils, an analyst at New World Wealth, specialises in keeping a close eye on how the world’s wealthiest people spend their money. He joined the BizNews Power Hour to discuss the report he’s just compiled on the top 10 lifestyle estates in the world for 2021. No less than three South African properties have…
Mantis Area 12J Financial Investment– Q&A– Last opportunity to invest and have SARS pay up to 45%of your financial investment for you

Mantis Area 12J Financial Investment– Q&A– Last opportunity to invest and have SARS pay...

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How to free SA? “Ruin this infection called the ANC,” states Herman Mashaba

How to free SA? “Ruin this infection called the ANC,” states Herman Mashaba

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Herman Mashaba, the former Johannesburg mayor, joined the BizNews Power Hour to discuss some of his plans for the coming elections. Mashaba is the leader of Action SA, a political party he launched in 2020. – Jarryd Neves Herman Mashaba on his candidate election system: One of the issues I put forward to South Africans…
If You Still Haven’t Shopped Prime Day, These 48 Things Under $50 Are All Winners

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