Chinese startup Rokid pitches COVID-19 detection glasses in US

Thermal imaging wearables used in China to identify COVID-1 9 manifestations could soon be implemented in the U.S. Hangzhou based AI startup Rokid is in talks with several companies to sell its T1 glasses in America, according to Rokid’s U.S….

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American stocks rally sharply on COVID-19 optimism as earnings loom

Stocks rallied Monday, with all major indices snapping back into positive domains as investors hijacked on any positive developments in the fight to mitigate the spread of COVID-1 9, the disease caused by coronavirus. The stock market is, of course…

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Apples China stance makes for strange political alliances, as AOC and Ted Cruz slam the company

In a rare instance of bipartisanship overcoming the rancorous dissension that’s been the trademark of the U.S. Congress, senators and sepresentatives published a sarcastic chide to Apple for its decision to take down an app at the request of the…

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Popular app Snaptube caught serving invisible ads and charging users for premium purchases they havent made

A popular video downloader app for Android has been learnt give counterfeit ad sounds and unauthorized fee purchases from its useds, according to a protection firm. Snaptube, which boastings some 40 million customers, allows users to download videos and music…

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Confirmed: Nike has picked up Russell Wilsons Tally/TraceMe in a rare acquisition

Nike has all along been been synonymous with fee sneakers and other plays gear, but now the company could be stretch its firebrand into another area — digital media — thanks to the rumored buy of a Seattle-based startup. TechCrunch…

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Africa Roundup: Jumias post-IPO earnings, Gokadas $5.3M raise, Facebooks fake-news purge, Joe Montanas fintech investment

Jumia harboured its first post-IPO earnings call and braved a short-sell assault in May, with Wall Street showing confidence in the Pan-African e-commerce company. On the numbers, key takeaways were that Jumia’s Gross Merchandise Value( GMV) — the total amount…

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Shoppers get drunk, go online, and spend money on Amazon

So countless Amazon parcels . Image: Peter Steffen/ illustration alignment via Getty Images Amazon is already more than prevailing in the online shopping cavity, but supplement a shot or three of tequila and that Amazon Prime free two-day carrying seems…

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Nigerias Gloo.ng drops consumer e-commerce, pivots to e-procurement

Nigerian startup Gloo.ng is ceasing consumer online retail and pivoting to B2B e-procurement with Gloopro as its brand-new name. The Lagos-based gues has called it quits on e-commerce grocery services, shifting to a make that furnishes large and medium corporates…

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Lightspeed announces new $560 million fund for China

Global investor Lightspeed is starting 2019 with its largest-ever fund for China, where it has backed a number of brand-new internet challengers. The firm announced the coming week that its fourth China fund has shut with a total fund commitment…

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Amazon adds toys to its growing list of private labels

Batteries. Clothing. Household goods. Supplements. Diapers. Furniture. Toys? Yes, toys. It seems Amazon’s private label business is preparing to enter the doll grocery next. The retailer’s initial toy directories include an indoor romp set for toddlers, along with other dolls…

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