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Norrsken Foundation’s hub opens in Rwanda, to house 1,000 entrepreneurs by next year

In 2019, Swedish coworking space and investment fund Norrsken Foundation announced the launch of its first entrepreneurship hub outside the Scandinavian nation in Rwanda. The center, located in Kigali

South African crowd-solving startup Zindi building a community of data scientists and using AI to solve real world problems

Zindi is all about using AI to solve real world problems for companies and individuals. And the South Africa-based crowd-solving startup has done that over the last three years they have been in exist

Porsche invests in German startup aiming to be a one-stop shop for carbon neutral homes

Porsche’s venture arm has taken a minority stake in 1Komma5, a five-month-old German startup aiming to offer households everything needed for a carbon neutral home, including energy storage, cha

China’s ride-hailing giant is delisting from the New York Stock Exchange

China’s ride-hailing behemoth Didi has begun the procedure of delisting from the New York Stock Exchange and applying to list in Hong Kong instead, the company announced via a Weibo post on Frid

Our new hybrid lives: Tactile virtual experiences and hardware that lives with us

It’s time we started thinking about our devices as objects to keep and care for, repairing and refurbishing things like phones and computers to keep up with the latest advancements.

Judging by the future, not the past, Stride takes steps to turn student finance upside down

If you’re trying to get a mortgage or an auto loan, banks will put on their judging glasses and look into your past. Makes sense; it’s a reasonably reliable indicator as to whether you&#82

Oura Ring 3 review

I admit I was thinking about the Oura Ring incorrectly. I was thinking of the device as an alternative to my Apple Watch. I suppose this is true, in the vaguest sense — likely for most people, i

Daily Crunch: After a transitional year, Apple announces its 2021 App Store Award winners

Hello friends and welcome to Daily Crunch, bringing you the most important startup, tech and venture capital news in a single package.

FTC sues to block NVIDIA’s purchase of ARM

NVIDIA's plan to acquire ARM just hit a major stumbling block: The FTC has sued to block the merger over concerns the $40 billion deal would "stifle" competition for multiple technologies.

Grab’s SPAC splat caps off a bad week for blank-check combinations

What goes up must come down. And what goes SPAC must go splat? We’ll keep workshopping that. Regardless, shares of super app Grab took a pounding today after its SPAC combination was approved la

Gillmor Gang: Get Better Back

In a discussion about culture versus history on this edition of the Gang, Denis Pombriant invokes the Beatles as examples of agents of change that used rock and roll to alter the arc of history. &#822

NASA awards Blue Origin, Nanoracks, Northrop Grumman over $400M in contracts to avoid space station gap

Just two days after officially (and quietly) confirming that it intends to replace the International Space Station with a commercial station by 2030, NASA has awarded over $400 million in agreements t

Here’s a first look at the new Polestar SUV and how it fits in the automaker’s three-year plan

From its motorsport beginnings to today, Swedish electric automaker Polestar has come a long way. According to CEO Thomas Ingenlath, the Volvo spin-off is just getting started. Ingenlath, along with m

GM delays production of new Chevy Bolt EVs until end of January

General Motors will continue to delay production of new Chevrolet Bolt EVs at the company’s Orion assembly plant in Michigan “through the week of Jan. 24, 2022,” the company said in

Dear Sophie: What are the latest rules for H-1B visas?

I have been applying for positions in the U.S., and one company says that if they hire me and get me an H-1B visa, the filing fees and cost will be taken out of my paycheck. Is that allowed?

Actuator is go!

Today’s the big day! After months of toiling away in roundups, Actuator is finally graduating to your inbox as the latest addition to the TechCrunch newsletter family. I’ve written 40 of these thi

Rocket Lab reimagines rocket design with its Neutron launch vehicle

Rocket Lab finally pulled the cover off its Neutron rocket, a medium-lift vehicle that CEO Peter Beck calls “a rocket of 2050,” as the company looks to take a greater share of the launch market cu

After being pushed out of Google, Timnit Gebru forms her own AI research institute: DAIR

Almost exactly one year ago, Timnit Gebru, one of the leaders of Google’s ethics in AI team and one of the foremost experts in that topic, was fired after sending an email of concern to her team

Nowhere to hide: The emissions threat facing corporate America

Businesses across industries and throughout the world are facing an existential threat that can no longer be ignored.

Glorify, an ambitious app for Christians, just landed $40 million in Series A funding led by a16z

Religion-based apps, tools and communities aren’t brand new, including to investors. Pray.com, for example, an LA-based app for daily prayer and bedtime Bible stories that was founded in 2016, h
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