TruTag raises $7.5 million Series C for tiny, edible barcodes that can be placed on pills, food and vaping systems – TechCrunch

TruTag Technologies, a company that creates microscopic, edible barcodes to authenticate medications, food, vaping pods and other products, has raised a $7.5 million Series C. The funding, led by Pangaea Ventures and Happiness Capital, will be used to further commercialize its technology and develop new solutions. Along with earlier rounds, this brings TruTag’s total funding […]

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TikTok makes education push in India – TechCrunch

China’s TikTok today launched an education program in India as the popular short-video app looks to expand its offering and assuage local authority in one of its biggest markets. TkTok, owned by the world’s most valued startup Bytedance, said it’s working with a number of content creators and firms to populate the platform with educational […]

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Winnow raises $12M Series B for its food waste solution for commercial kitchens – TechCrunch

Winnow, the U.K. startup that has developed smart kitchen tech to help commercial kitchens reduce food waste, is disclosing $12 million in Series B funding. Backing the round is Ingka Group (a strategic partner to the IKEA franchisee system), Mustard Seed, Circularity Capital, D: Ax and The Ingenious Group. It follows a recent $8 million […]

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Proportunity raises £2M seed for its ‘help to buy’-style property lending – TechCrunch

Proportunity, the startup that provides “help to buy”-style equity loans primarily for first time property buyers, has raised £2 million in additional funding. Billed as a seed round, backing comes from Anthemis, the fintech investor, and Axel Springer Digital Ventures, the early stage venture arm of European digital publisher Axel Springer. The startup and Entrepreneur […]

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The UK’s controversial porn block law has been scrapped for good

The UK has scrapped a controversial plan to require age verification for accessing porn online, after repeated delays. Digital Secretary Nicky Morgan said the measure — which was initially scheduled to go into effect in March 2018 — “will not be commencing.” Instead, the government plans to accomplish the goal of “protecting children online” as part of […]

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How to watch Mark Zuckerberg’s ‘free expressions’ speech

Buckle up for some snarky headlines later this night – Mark Zuckerberg is going to stream a speech about his views on free speech and expression. It’s scheduled to take place at 10 am PT/1 pm ET / 10.30 pm IST/ 6.00 pm CET, and you can stream it right from Zuck’s page. In a […]

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Google’s Datally app for saving on mobile data is dead

Google’s data-saving app, Datally, has disappeared silently from the Play Store after two years since its release, noted the eagle-eyed folks at Android Police. The app, launched in 2017, helped you keep a tab on data used by different apps and find Wi-Fi hotspots near you. AP’s report notes the app is active for current […]

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Nigeria’s #StopRobbingUs campaign could spur tech advocacy group, CEOs say – TechCrunch

Nigeria’s #StopRobbingUs campaign to curb police harassment of techies could grow into a formal lobbying group for the country’s tech sector, according to founders Bosun Tijani and Jason Njoku. Tijani, the CEO of Lagos based innovation center CcHub and now Kenya’s iHub, helped spearhead the movement last month in response to detainment and extortion of […]

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Zoho launches Catalyst, a new developer platform with a focus on microservices – TechCrunch

Zoho may be one of the most underrated tech companies. The 23-year-old company, which at this point offers more than 45 products, has never taken outside funding and has no ambition to go public, yet it’s highly profitable and runs its own data centers around the world. And today, it’s launching Catalyst, a cloud-based developer […]

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Edge computing startup Pensando comes out of stealth mode with a total of $278 million in funding – TechCrunch

Pensando, an edge computing startup founded by former Cisco engineers, came out of stealth mode today with an announcement that it has raised a $145 million Series C. The company’s software and hardware technology, created to give data centers more of the flexibility of cloud computing servers, is being positioned as a competitor to Amazon […]

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