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Singapore’s trade finance startup Incomlend raises $20M led by Sequoia Capital India

Incomlend, a Singapore-headquartered startup that operates a trading platform to connect exporters and importers with investors, has raised $20 million in a new financing round, it said on Tuesday. Sequoia India, the India and SEA investment arm of the storied U.S. headquartered venture firm, led the Series A round in four-year-old Incomlend. The CMA CGM Group, one of the world’s largest shipping and logistics firms, also participated in the round. Incomlend’s invoice trading platform is solving...
Tags: Apps, Asia, Europe, Finance, Singapore, India, Funding, Tech, Sea, Sequoia, North Asia, CMA CGM Group, Sequoia India, Sequoia Capital India, Europe Southeast Asia, Abheek Anand


Tencent wants to merge China’s esports archrivals Douyu and Huya

The war between two of China’s largest esports companies may soon come to a truce at the will of their investor Tencent. Tencent, the world’s biggest games publisher, announced late Monday a proposal to consolidate Douyu and Huya, the competing livestreaming sites focused on video games. Rather than paying in cash, the deal will see the pair enter a stock-for-stock merger. The proposal is non-binding, but Tencent has paved the way for it to go through. In a separate deal, the entertainment giant...
Tags: Gaming, Asia, Games, Entertainment, China, Tech, Tencent, Nasdaq, Livestreaming, Esports, Nyse, Dong, HUYA, Tencent Tencent, Douyu, Kuaishou


AT&T To Lay Off 600 At HBO and Warner Bros. After Revenue Decline

AT&T's WarnerMedia division is planning to lay off hundreds of employees in AT&T's latest cost-cutting move. Ars Technica reports: "Warner Bros. is expected to commence layoffs of around 650 people starting Monday, according to people familiar with the matter, while HBO is seen shedding between 150 and 175 staffers. A WarnerMedia spokesman declined to comment," Variety reported yesterday. The numbers quoted in Variety may be a bit too high. A source with knowledge of the AT&T layoffs told Ars th...
Tags: Hbo, Tech, Ars Technica, Warner Bros, Jason Kilar, Cnbc, Variety, AT T, Ars, Kilar, Warner Bros HBO, WarnerMedia, HBO Max, HBO Max HBO


People Typically Experience Shifting Mental Disorders Over Their Lifespan, Study Finds

An anonymous reader quotes a report from PsyPost: New research based on four decades of longitudinal data indicates that it is rare for a person to receive and keep a single mental disorder diagnosis. Rather, experiencing different successive mental disorders appears to be the norm. The findings, published in JAMA Open, suggest that psychiatrists and other mental health professionals should move toward adopting a life-course perspective on mental disorders. The researchers examined data from t...
Tags: Tech, New Zealand, Duke University, DSM, Caspi, Avshalom Caspi, Dunedin Longitudinal Study


EPA To Rescind Methane Regulations For Oil and Gas

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Hill: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will sign and issue new rules this week that will get rid of certain methane gas emission requirements for oil and gas producers, The Wall Street Journal reported Monday. Unidentified administration officials told the newspaper that the new rules will include getting rid of requirements for producers to have systems and processes to find methane leaks. They will also end EPA oversight of smog and emissio...
Tags: Tech, Epa, Wall Street Journal, Journal, Environmental Protection Agency EPA, EPA To Rescind Methane Regulations For Oil


Google Maps Is Coming To Apple Watch, Adding CarPlay Dashboard Support

Today, Google announced that Google Maps for iOS will be adding both an Apple Watch app and support for CarPlay Dashboard, increasing the likelihood that Apple users will reconsider Google's potential contribution to their walks and rides. VentureBeat reports: Google Maps for Apple Watch appears to be a very stripped-down version of the iPhone app, offering users step-by-step directions and estimated arrival times -- but only for destinations already stored within the app or shared from the conn...
Tags: Apple, Google, Tech, Waze, Google Maps, CarPlay Dashboard


Tim Cook Hits Billionaire Status With Apple Nearing $2 Trillion

Apple CEO Tim Cook's personal net worth has recently crossed the $1 billion mark as the company nears a $2 trillion market value, reports Bloomberg. From the report: It was valued at about $350 billion when Jobs died. Cook, meantime, has joined one of the most elite clubs for CEOs who didn't actually found the companies they run: his net worth has eclipsed $1 billion, according to calculations by the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. Cook's net worth estimate is based on an analysis of regulatory fi...
Tags: Apple, Cook, Tech, Bloomberg, Tim Cook, Bloomberg Billionaires Index Cook


Y Combinator President Geoff Ralston shares actionable advice for startup founders

Running a startup accelerator comes with a number of occupational hazards, but “skepticism is the easiest thing to fall into when you’ve seen too many companies,” said Y Combinator President Geoff Ralston, “and it’s the thing you have to avoid the most.” Ralston joined me last week for an hour-long Extra Crunch Live interview where we talked about several topics, including how YC has adapted its program during the pandemic, why he has “never stopped coding” and what he sees changing in tech. ...
Tags: Startups, TC, Y Combinator, Entrepreneurship, Events, Tech, Venture Capital, Airbnb, Yc, Don, Ralston, Geoff Ralston, Extra Crunch, Growth and Monetization, Extra Crunch Live, Hunter Walk Kirsten Green


Shares of Uber, Lyft drift lower after California judge says that contract drivers are employees

Shares of Uber and Lyft dipped modestly after a California judge granted a preliminary injunction that TechCrunch reports could force the two American ride-hailing companies to reclassify drivers as employees in the state. Uber’s stock is off about 1.3% following the cessation of normal trading hours after dipping around 2% in regular trading. Lyft’s stock is down a sharper 2.1%, though its shares rose during regular trading, making the impact of its after-hours declines smaller in aggrega...
Tags: TC, Lyft, Uber, California, Court, Tech, Automotive, New York Times, SEC, Company, The Company, San Francisco Superior Court, Uber Lyft, Dara Khosrowshahi, PAGA, COVID


Leaked Documents Reveal What TikTok Shares With Authorities In the US

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Intercept: Documents published in the BlueLeaks trove, which was hacked by someone claiming a connection to Anonymous and published by the transparency collective Distributed Denial of Secrets, show the information that TikTok shared with U.S. law enforcement in dozens of cases. Experts familiar with law enforcement requests say that what TikTok collects and hands over is not significantly more than what companies like Amazon, Facebook, or Google regu...
Tags: Google, Facebook, US, Tech, Silicon Valley, Instagram Facebook, Amazon Facebook, Bytedance, Tiktok, Northern California Regional Intelligence Center, George Floyd


Daily Crunch: Trying on Apple’s watchOS 7

The public beta of watchOS 7 is here, Amazon may be looking to turn malls into distribution centers and Skillshare raises $66 million. This is your Daily Crunch for August 10, 2020. The big story: Trying on Apple’s watchOS 7 Brian Heater walks us through all the changes coming in watchOS 7. It sounds like the operating system isn’t getting a dramatic upgrade — particularly in comparison to MacOS — but there are still some important changes that should help Apple stay at the top of the smartwa...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Hardware, News, Tech, Wall Street Journal, watchOS, Jeff Clavier, Apple News, Trump, Skillshare, Abramson, Ethan Smith, United Stages, Brian Heater, Clavier


California Judge Orders Uber and Lyft To Classify Drivers As Employees

A California judge ruled that Uber and Lyft must classify their drivers as employees in a stunning preliminary injunction issued Monday afternoon. The Verge reports: The injunction is stayed for 10 days, however, giving Uber and Lyft an opportunity to appeal the decision. Uber said it planned to file an immediate emergency appeal to block the ruling from going into effect. [...] Drivers' groups hailed the ruling as forward progress in their fight to upend Uber and Lyft. "Today's ruling affirms w...
Tags: Lyft, Uber, California, Tech, Southern California, Uber and Lyft, Mike Robinson, Dara Khosrowshahi, The New York Times Uber, Mobile Workers Alliance


Disney Removes Fox From TV Studios, Revives Touchstone

Disney is rebranding its TV studios to remove the Fox name from two of them. From The Hollywood Reporter: Nearly a year and a half after acquiring 20th Century Fox Television and Fox 21 TV Studios, Disney is changing the former to simply 20th Television, while the latter will become Touchstone Television. Additionally, ABC Studios and its subsidiary ABC Signature Studios are folding into one unit that will now be called ABC Signature. The full integration of the Disney Television Studios rebrand...
Tags: Hollywood, Disney, Tech, Fox, Touchstone, Fox Fox, 20th Century Fox Television, ABC Signature Studios, ABC Signature, Disney Television Studios, Disney Removes Fox From TV Studios, Fox 21 TV Studios Disney, Touchstone Television Additionally ABC Studios, ABC TV Studios, Reviving Touchstone


A beginner’s guide to AI: The difference between video game AI and real AI

Welcome to TNW’s beginner’s guide to AI. This multi-part feature should provide you with a very basic understanding of what AI is, what it can do, and how it works. The guide contains articles on (in order published) neural networks, computer vision, natural language processing, algorithms, and artificial general intelligence. Among the most common misconceptions surrounding machine learning technology is the idea that video games dating back to the 1970s and 1980s had built-in “artificial intel...
Tags: Startups, Gaming, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Evergreen, TNW, Neural


Amazon Ties Video Games Deeper Into Prime Subscription Program

Amazon is making it easier for Prime subscribers to play games, the latest effort to extend the appeal of a loyalty program designed to keep shoppers engaged. From a report: The world's largest e-commerce company on Monday gave its more than 150 million Prime members access to free video-game content, eliminating a step that required them to link their Amazon account with one on Twitch, the company's live-streaming subsidiary. The service, once known as Prime Twitch, is now called Prime Gaming a...
Tags: Amazon, Tech


Reddit CEO defends allowing Trump ads ahead of presidential election

Reddit is gearing up to run ads for President Donald Trump ahead of the 2020 presidential election despite concerns from employees, TechCrunch has learned. Reddit CEO Steve Huffman addressed some of these employee concerns during an all-hands meeting last week, viewed by TechCrunch. “I know for many of you, [Trump] is simply a symbol of hate and there’s no getting around that — what he represents,” Huffman said. “And as a result, many of you have very real anger towards him or fear of where t...
Tags: TC, Tech, Diversity, Policy, Reddit, Alexis Ohanian, Donald Trump, Steve Huffman, Trump, Huffman, Michael Seibel, Techcrunch Include


AI Invents New 'Recipes' For Potential COVID-19 Drugs

sciencehabit writes: As scientists uncover drugs that can treat coronavirus infections, demand will almost certainly outstrip supplies -- as is already happening with the antiviral remdesivir. To prevent shortages, researchers have come up with a new way to design synthetic routes to drugs now being tested in some COVID-19 clinical trials, using artificial intelligence (AI) software. The AI-planned new recipes -- for 11 medicines so far -- could help manufacturers produce medications whose synth...
Tags: Tech, Merck, University Of Michigan, Gilead Sciences, Schultz, Cernak, Danielle Schultz, Timothy Cernak


Google Rival's Study Urges Letting Mobile Users Pick Search Defaults

Google could lose 20% of the mobile search market that it dominates if more users had the option to choose their default search provider via a preference menu, privacy-focused search engine DuckDuckGo argues in new research. From a report: This study fleshes out that idea and gives DuckDuckGo ammunition it can give authorities investigating Google for anticompetitive practices in the U.S., the U.K. and Australia. Google developed the Android operating system, which is used by roughly 80 percent ...
Tags: Google, UK, Australia, Tech, Australia Google


CA Judge grants preliminary injunction forcing Uber and Lyft to reclassify drivers as employees

California Superior Court Judge Ethan Schulman has granted a preliminary injunction forcing Uber and Lyft to reclassify its drivers as employees. This order is set to go into effect in ten days. “The Court is under no illusion that implementation of its injunction will be costly,” Judge Schulman wrote in the order. “There can be no question that in order for Defendants to comply with A.B. 5, they will have to change the nature of their business practices in significant ways, such as by hiring...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Lyft, Uber, Abc, California, Court, San Francisco, Tech, Superior Court, AB, Los Angeles San Diego, Xavier Becerra, Schulman, California Superior Court, Dynamex


SpaceX reveals plans for a Texas spaceport resort in new job ad

SpaceX has big plans for its Boca Chica, Texas site – where it’s currently building and testing Starship, the company’s next-generation passenger and cargo spacecraft. A new job posting spotted by CNBC’s Micheal Sheetz seeks a “Resort Development Manager” to be based out of Brownsville, the nearest neighboring town to the small Boca Chica area where SpaceX has built out its existing test and development site. The job posting seeks a manger to “oversee the development of SpaceX’s first reso...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Texas, Tech, Ceo, Nasa, Earth, Space Tourism, Virgin Galactic, Commercial Spaceflight, New Mexico, Spaceflight, Aerospace


DoubleVerify says ad fraudsters are using public domain content to create fake TV apps

The team at DoubleVerify, a company that helps advertisers eliminate fraud and ensure brand safety, said that it’s recently identified a new tactic used by ad fraudsters seeking to make money on internet-connected TVs. Senior Vice President of Product Management Roy Rosenfeld said that it’s harder for those fraudsters to create a legitimate-looking TV app — at least compared to the web and mobile, where “you can just put up a site [or app] to generate content.” For a connected TV app, you need l...
Tags: Apple, Startups, Advertising Tech, Tech, Rosenfeld, CTV, Doubleverify, Mark Zagorski, Roy Rosenfeld, DoubleVerify DoubleVerify, Roku Amazon Fire


SpaceX takes a big hop forward in Starship development

Max Q is a weekly newsletter all about space. Sign up here to receive it weekly on Sundays in your inbox. It wasn’t the busiest week in space tech news – much like a lot of the industry, it feels like we’re entering into a bit of a summer doldrums period where things slow down considerably. That’s probably especially true right now, with a lot of companies coming off some Herculean efforts and big successes. This down time will lead to big developments to come, including the first official Inter...
Tags: TC, Space, Spacex, Tech, Broadband, Netflix, Mars, Hilary Swank, Astronaut, Spaceflight, Aerospace, Hyperloop, Spacecraft, Blue Origin, Outer Space, SpaceX SpaceX


Russian Watchdog Says Apple Abused Mobile App Market Dominance

Russian competition watchdog FAS on Monday said that Apple has abused its dominant position in the mobile apps market through its App Store for iOS devices and will issue an order demanding that the company resolve regulations breaches. From a report: An Apple spokesman said the company plans to appeal against the FAS ruling. The Russian ruling comes against the backdrop of European Commission investigations into Apple and the App Store's rules, including requirements that app developers use its...
Tags: Apple, Tech, European Commission, App Store, Kaspersky Lab, FAS


Amazon tops 1 million Prime subscribers in India; reports record seller participation in Prime Day

Amazon has amassed at least 1 million subscribers for its Prime loyalty service in India, the e-commerce giant revealed today in a long rundown of how its platform fared during last week’s Prime Day in the world’s second largest internet market. More than a million Prime subscribers in India shopped from small businesses in the two weeks leading up to 48-hour Prime Day event last week, the company said in a blog post. Factoring in the ongoing global pandemic, Amazon last month chose India as ...
Tags: Amazon, Ecommerce, Asia, China, India, Tech, Walmart, Xiaomi, Jeff Bezos, Oneplus, Alexa, Amazon India, Amazon Prime Day, Diwali, Globally Amazon, Amit Agarwal SVP


iOS 14 redirects web links from News+ publishers directly to the Apple News app

Apple’s still-in-beta operating systems will automatically redirect News+ subscribers to the Apple News app when they click on links from a News+ publisher. In other words, if you click or tap on a link to a paywalled story published by a News+ partner — including stories from our own Extra Crunch membership program — iOS 14, iPadOS 14 and macOS Big Sur will take you straight to the article page in the News+ app, even when the link ostensibly points to the publisher’s own website. Tony Haile ...
Tags: Apple, Google, TC, Mobile, News, Media, Tech, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Cnbc, Apple News, Ny Times, Haile, Tony Haile


Seed funding tips and tricks from Uncork Capital founder Jeff Clavier

Angel funding, seed investing and generally focusing on earlier stage investing is a huge business in the world of startups these days — it helps investors get in early to the most promising companies, and (because of the smaller size of the checks) allows for even the less prolific to spread their bets. There was a time when it was immensely difficult for a founder to get a first check, not least because there were fewer people writing them. However, Jeff Clavier was an exception to that rul...
Tags: Startups, TC, Entrepreneurship, Entrepreneur, Tech, Fundraising, Venture Capital, Private Equity, Jeff Clavier, CRM, Keith Rabois, Seed Round, Clavier, Uncork Capital, Extra Crunch, Consumer Hardware


Max Q: SpaceX takes a big hop forward in Starship development

Max Q is a weekly newsletter all about space. Sign up here to receive it weekly on Sundays in your inbox. It wasn’t the busiest week in space tech news — much like a lot of the industry, it feels like we’re entering into a bit of a summer doldrums period, when things slow down considerably. That’s probably especially true right now, with a lot of companies coming off some Herculean efforts and big successes. This down time will lead to big developments to come, including the first official Inter...
Tags: TC, Space, Spacex, Tech, Broadband, Netflix, Mars, Hilary Swank, Spaceflight, Aerospace, Hyperloop, Spacecraft, Blue Origin, Outer Space, SpaceX SpaceX, NDA


Online resources for US voters who care about cannabis reform

The 2020 US general elections are fast approaching in what might be the most crucial cycle yet for cannabis reform. Candidates up and down the ballot will have a direct impact on cannabis policy across the country and it’s up to the people to make their voice heard. There’s a presidential election happening too. If you’ve got everything sorted out – who you’re going to vote for, how the individual candidates intend to vote on cannabis issues, etc. – then you’re all set. But, for the rest of us, ...
Tags: Startups, Politics, US, Tech


Trump administration announces major midband spectrum auction for 5G

5G is increasingly coming into focus as a set of technologies that has the potential to dramatically expand the quality, bandwidth, and range of wireless connectivity. One of the major blocks to actually rolling out these technologies though is simply spectrum: there just isn’t enough of it available for private use. 5G needs spectrum at very low frequencies to penetrate buildings and increase range, and it also needs high frequencies to support the huge bandwidth that future applications will r...
Tags: Mobile, Hardware, Fcc, Congress, Government, White House, China, Defense, America, Tech, Policy, United States, Iowa, Wireless, Aws, Nebraska


Google Gives Android TV Developers Instant Apps, Speech-to-Text, and Predictive Typing

An anonymous reader shares a report: Even before the pandemic, the battle to own your living room was reaching a boiling point. Now the big screen is bigger than ever as 2020 accelerates the streaming wars and raises the smart TV platform stakes. Naturally, Google is making every effort to avoid being left behind. Today the company gave Android TV developers new tools, including Google Play Instant, the Play Store in the emulator, PIN code purchases, Gboard TV, auto low latency mode, and leanbac...
Tags: Google, Android TV, Tech, Naturally Google