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March 11, 2020
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Edtech startups prepare to become ‘not just a teaching tool but a necessity’

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As Stanford, Princeton, Columbia and others shutter classrooms to limit the coronavirus outbreak, college educators around the country are clambering to move their classes online.&....

February 24, 2020
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China Roundup: Amid coronavirus, tech firms offer ways to maintain China’s lifeblood

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Hello and welcome back to TechCrunch’s China Roundup, a digest of recent events shaping the Chinese tech landscape and what they mean to people in the rest of the world.....

November 6, 2019
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China Roundup: TikTok stumbles in the US and Huawei shipments continue to surge

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Hello and welcome back to TechCrunch’s China Roundup, a digest of recent events shaping the Chinese tech landscape and what they mean to people in the rest of the world. It’s b....

October 2, 2019
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Startup aims to make filtered water an app-driven subscription service in the home

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With so many scandals around the quality of tap water these days, especially in the US, many people are turning to bottled water to drink. But this requires single-use plastics tha....

September 11, 2019
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SimShine raises $8 million for home security cameras that use edge computing

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SimShine, a computer vision startup based in Shenzhen, has raised $8 million in pre-Series A funding for SimCam, its line of home security cameras that use edge computing to keep d....

September 1, 2019
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Kaszek Ventures raises $600 million in two funds as Latin America’s startup market booms

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Kaszek Ventures, the investment firm that has been one of the primary architects of the recent boom in startup financing and growth in Latin America, has just raised $600 million a....

July 18, 2019
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Online shopping guide SMZDM surges 44% on China stock market debut

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When Chinese internet companies seek initial public offerings, they tend to look to the United States where rules for profitability are less strict. SMZDM, an online shopping guide....

June 18, 2019
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China’s housing unicorn Danke appoints ex-Baidu exec as new COO

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A few months after nabbing a handsome $500 million funding round, China’s shared housing startup Danke Apartment got a talent boost. On Monday, Danke announced the appointment of....

March 8, 2019
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Africa Roundup: Kenya’s BRCK acquires EveryLayer, Nigeria’s TeamApt eyes global expansion

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Kenyan  communications hardware company BRCK acquired the assets of Nairobi based internet provider Surf and its U.S. parent EveryLayer in a purchase deal of an undisclosed a....

January 30, 2019
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WeWork could challenge Starbucks in China with new on-demand service

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The rise of Starbucks in China, like that in the west, is closely linked to its function as a “third space” for people to hang out between home and work. In recent years, a be....