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Nigerian logistics startup Kobo360 accepted into YC, raises $1.2 million

Jake Bright Contributor Jake Bright is a writer and author in New York City. He is co-author of The Next Africa. More posts by this contributor Breaking down France’s new $76M Africa startup fund Africa Roundup: African startup investments turn...

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India’s Cashify raises $12M for its second-hand smartphone business

Cashify, a company that buys and sells used smartphones, is the latest India startup to raise capital from Chinese investors after it announced a $12 million Series C round. Chinese funds CDH Investments and Morningside led the round which included participation from Aihuishou, a China-bas...

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Tesla opens the Model 3 reservation floodgates

Tesla has opened the Model 3 waitlist floodgates, inviting all reservation holders in the U.S. and Canada to order the electric sedan that’s inextricably tied to its survival. As of Thursday, existing reservation holders in the United States and Canada can log onto the Tesla website and...

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Hands on with the Echo Dots Kids Edition

Earlier this year, Amazon introduced an Echo Dot for kids, with its $80 Echo Dot Kids Edition device, which comes in your choice of a red, blue, or green protective case. The idea is to market a version of Amazon’s existing Dot hardware to families by bundling it with an existing subscri...

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Dealmaster: The NES Classic comes back tonight—here’s where to get one [Updated]

Jeff Dunn Update: Contrary to an initial statement we received from a GameStop representative, GameStop made the NES Classic Edition available online, both individually and through bundles, at 12am ET. As of...

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Facebook patent would turn your mic on to analyze how you watch ads

Enlarge / Nothing like cartoony smiley faces to break down how smartphones, local networks, and TV devices could join forces to trigger microphones and listen to advertisements' audio. (credit: US Patent + Trademark Office) As Facebook tries to get ahead of public pressure about what the service...

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SpaceX likely to expend its last rocket for a while on Friday

Enlarge / SpaceX launches NASA's TESS mission in April 2018. That booster may fly again Friday. (credit: SpaceX) When SpaceX launches its 15th resupply mission to the International Space Station, possibly as early as Friday morning at 5:42am ET (09:42 UTC), the company plans to fly the Block 4 ve...

Computing

The price of AMD’s 32-core Threadripper 2990X has leaked, putting pressure on Intel

It looks like a German online store has let slip how much the 32-core AMD Threadripper 2990X processor will cost, with a now-deleted page listing it for €1,509 (around $1,700, £1,300, AU$2,300).The store in question is Cyperport, and if its price is correct, it means that AMD will once ag...

Software

Best Microsoft Office alternatives in 2018

While Microsoft Office dominates the productivity app sector there are many flexible alternatives. In this guide, you'll learn more about some of them.Many free and open source suites such as LibreOffice support the Open Document Format, which is used by the UK government. Open standards are useful...

Apple

Instagram Stories Gain Support for Adding Soundtracks

Instagram today updated its Stories feature with the ability to add a soundtrack for background music, with Instagram offering thousands of popular songs to choose from. You can add music to Stories by tapping to add a sticker and then choosing the new "Music" sticker that's available in the list a...


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