South Africa’s RecoMed Raises $1.5M To Scale Its Online Healthcare Marketplace

South African online healthcare marketplace RecoMed has raised a $1.5 million financing round, the company confirmed to TechCrunch. The round was led by South Africa-focused venture capital firm Vunani Fintech Fund. RecoMed says the firm invested $1 million; the rest shared between existing investors Japanese but Africa-focused VC firm AAIC, Growth Grid Venture Capital Partners […]

Tiger Global Leads $3M Round In Zambia’s Union54 For Its Card-issuing API

Union54, the first Zambian startup backed by Y Combinator, has gotten another major venture capital firm on its term sheet: Tiger Global. The company confirmed to TechCrunch that the VC juggernaut led its just-completed $3 million seed round, coming only two months after graduating from Y Combinator’s summer batch. San Francisco-based venture capital firm Runa […]

Health Tech Startup MPharma Acquires Vine Pharmacy, Enters Uganda

mPharma, a Ghanaian health startup, has taken a controlling stake in Uganda’s Vine Pharmacy for an undisclosed amount, marking the firm’s entry into its latest market in Africa. mPharma disclosed to TechCrunch that it has acquired a 55 percent stake previously held by  the Abraaj Group, a private equity firm that collapsed after investors, including […]

Open Banking Startup Finverse Wants To Build The Asia-Pacific Region’s Plaid

Based in Hong Kong, Finverse’s ambitious goal is to enable open banking throughout the Asia-Pacific region. The startup recently came out of stealth mode with $1.8 million in seed funding, and is now live in four markets (Hong Kong, the Philippines, Singapore and Vietnam) with connections to 30 banks. Founder and chief executive officer Stephane […]

November Savings Promotion Comes To PlayStation Store

The November Savings promotion comes to PlayStation Store on Wednesday, October 27. Yes: that’s a few days shy of November proper. However, we’ll waive that technicality and offer you savings on a number of games and add-ons early. You’ll have until the end of Tuesday November 19* to pick out discounts from the likes of […]

Zolve Raises $40 Million To Help Global Citizens Access Financial Services

Zolve, a neobanking startup that aims to help immigrants in the U.S. gain access to financial services, said on Wednesday it has raised $40 million in a new financing round as it begins to roll out its offerings. Partners of DST Global led the Bangalore-headquartered startup’s Series A financing round. The round, which values the […]

Smart Eye’s Latest Acquisition Points To Consolidation Among Driver Monitoring System Suppliers

Smart Eye, a supplier of driver monitoring systems for automakers, has agreed to acquire human behavior software company iMotions for $46.6 million just five months after it snapped up emotion-detection software startup Affectiva. Smart Eye, a publicly traded Swedish company, said Tuesday this is a cash-and-stock deal. Smart Eye will provide $23.2 million (200 million Swedish […]

Lawmakers Confront TikTok, Snapchat And YouTube About Eating Disorder Content

Representatives from TikTok, Snapchat and YouTube testified before the Senate Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, and Data Security today to discuss how to protect kids online. This hearing follows Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen‘s document leaks to the Wall Street Journal, which — among many things — exposed Facebook’s knowledge that Instagram is toxic for […]

Halo Infinite: Reacting To The New Campaign Footage – Unlocked 517

With six minutes of new Halo Infinite campaign footage to chew on, we spend a lot of time in this episode reacting to the footage we've all been waiting over a year to see. We talk about the open world, the improved graphics, the ray tracing (or the lack thereof), the boss battles (?), and more! Plus: Halo's former art director stars a new studio at EA, and we dream about what he might be making. Also, don't miss Echo Generation and Moonglow Bay on Xbox Game Pass this week!Subscribe on any of your favorite podcast feeds, to our new YouTube channel, or grab an MP3 download of this week's episode. For more awesome content, check out our Halo Infinite Flight performance preview, which does a deep-dive tech analysis on the still-in-development slice of Halo Infinite multiplayer:Oh, and you can be featured on Unlocked by tweeting us a video Loot Box question! Tweet your question and tag Ryan at @DMC_Ryan!For more next-gen coverage, make sure to check out our Xbox Series X review, our Xbox Series S review, and our PS5 review.Ryan McCaffrey is IGN's executive editor of previews and host of both IGN's weekly Xbox show, Podcast Unlocked, as well as our monthly(-ish) interview show, IGN Unfiltered. He's a North Jersey guy, so it's "Taylor ham," not "pork roll." Debate it with him on Twitter at @DMC_Ryan.

An All-electric Range Rover Is Coming In 2024

Land Rover plans to add an all-electric Range Rover to its lineup in 2024, the brand said Tuesday. The announcement was made alongside its reveal of the 2022 Range Rover, the redesigned fifth generation of its luxury SUV that is loaded with tech, features an electrical architecture to support over-the-air software updates and sits on […]

Apple News Is Expanding Its Local Coverage To Three More U.S. Cities

Apple News is expanding its local news coverage to Charlotte, Miami and Washington, D.C. Local news coverage will give users access to numerous publications such as Axios Charlotte, the Charlotte Observer, Eater Miami, the Miami Herald, DCist, Washingtonian, the Washington Post and more. Each local news experience is curated by Apple News editors and features coverage […]

5 Campaign Planning Fails That Give Us Goosebumps

Every digital marketer knows a thing or two about campaign planning. Digital campaigns are the hallmark of every marketing strategy and can help drive insights that lead you towards a specific goal whether that’s a new product or service offering. Creating a digital marketing campaign is no small feat whether you’re a small organization or... Read more »
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Microsoft Cloud Strength Drives First Quarter Results

REDMOND, Wash. — October 26, 2021 — Microsoft Corp. today announced the following results for the quarter ended September 30, 2021, as compared to the corresponding period of last fiscal year: Revenue was $45.3 billion and increased 22% Operating income was $20.2 billion and increased 27% Net income was $20.5 billion GAAP and $17.2 billion […]
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Microsoft Earnings Press Release Available On Investor Relations Website

REDMOND, Wash. — Oct. 26, 2021 — Microsoft Corp. on Tuesday announced that fiscal year 2022 first-quarter financial results are available on its Investor Relations website. The direct link to the earnings press release is https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/Investor/earnings/FY-2022-Q1/press-release-webcast. As previously announced, the company will host a conference call at 2:30 p.m. Pacific Time. A live webcast of […]
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Celebrate Halloween On Roblox

The Halloween season brings more than enough tricks and treats for everyone on Roblox.
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Speechmatics Pushes Forward Recognition Of Accented English

Speech recognition has gone from convenient to crucial over the last few years as smart speakers and driving assist modes have taken off — but not everyone’s voice is recognized equally well. Speechmatics claims to have the most inclusive and accurate model out there, beating Amazon, Google and others when it comes to speech outside […]

Kangaroo: A New Flash Cache Optimized For Tiny Objects

What the research is:  Kangaroo is a new flash cache that enables more efficient caching of tiny objects (objects that are ~100 bytes or less) and overcomes the challenges presented by existing flash cache designs. Since Kangaroo is implemented within CacheLib, Facebook’s open source caching engine, developers can use Kangaroo through CacheLib’s API to build [...]
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NVIDIA Expands Virtual GPU Software To Accelerate Remote Workflows, Graphics Performance

NVIDIA is raising the bar for a modern hybrid workspace experience with the newest release NVIDIA virtual GPU (vGPU) software, now available. The latest version of NVIDIA vGPU adds support for Windows 11 virtual desktops, bringing accelerated graphics performance to provide the highest quality user experience. It also includes support for NVIDIA Deep Learning Super Read article >
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