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Facebook extends coronavirus work from home policy until July 2021

Facebook has joined Google in saying it will allow employees to work from home until the middle of next year as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. “Based on guidance from health and governmen

Mashroom raises £4M for its ‘end-to-end’ lettings and property management service

Mashroom, the London proptech that offers an “end-to-end” lettings and property management service, has raised £4 million in new funding. Backing comes from existing unnamed private inves

Netflix’s latest effort to make inroads in India: Support for Hindi

Only about 10% of India’s 1.3 billion people know English. Yet, scores of firms operating in the country offer their services only in English. Netflix, one such company, said on Friday it’s aiming

Trump signs orders banning US business with TikTok owner ByteDance and Tencent’s WeChat

President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Thursday banning transactions with ByteDance, the parent company of popular app TikTok . The White House also announced that he signed a similar ord

Judge says Uber, Lyft preliminary injunction ruling to come in ‘a matter of days’

California Superior Court Judge Ethan P. Schulman heard arguments from Uber and Lyft, as well as lawyers representing the people of California, regarding the request for a preliminary injunction that

Cadillac reveals Lyriq, its all-electric SUV flagship loaded with luxury and tech

GM unveiled Thursday the Cadillac Lyriq, an all-electric crossover dripping in luxury, tech-forward touches and promising more than 300 miles of range that aims to propel the brand into a new electrif

Google to roll out its digital learning platform to 23 million students and teachers in India’s Maharashtra state

Google has partnered with one of the largest states in India to provide its digital classroom services to tens of millions of students and teachers, the search giant said today, as it makes a further

Daily Crunch: Twitter and Facebook take action against Trump

Facebook and Twitter are taking a stronger stand against pandemic misinformation, we preview the latest version of macOS and a mental health startup raises $50 million. Here’s your Daily Crunch

Uber’s delivery business is now larger than ride-hailing

Uber reported its second-quarter earnings Thursday, and buried in the blizzard of less-than-rosy numbers is a stunning figure that illustrates how much the company has changed during the COVID-19 pand

Security bugs let these car hackers remotely control a Mercedes-Benz

Few could ever forget back in 2015 when security researchers Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek remotely killed a Jeep’s engine on a highway with a Wired reporter at the wheel. Since then, the car

Uber shares drop 4% after it loses more money than expected in Q2

Today after the bell, American ride-hailing giant Uber released its second-quarter results. The company’s revenue fell compared to both the year-ago quarter (Q2 2019), and the sequentially prece

Watch SpaceX launch its tenth Starlink mission to build out its satellite internet constellation

SpaceX is getting ready for a third try at launching its tenth Starlink mission, after two prior attempts were scrubbed, first in June and then again in July. Meanwhile, SpaceX has accomplished a lot

Brian Grazer, Ron Howard and Tyler Mitchell to talk Imagine Impact at Disrupt 2020

The world is changing quickly. It seems to be growing more complicated by the minute. Throughout the centuries, humans have used storytelling to make sense of the world around them. That is perhaps mo

The tale of 2 challenger bank models

Emerging market challenger banks will have to look carefully at market conditions, possible target segments, sustainable revenue sources and the regulatory structure that best supports their desired b

Casa pivots to provide self-custody services to secure bitcoin

Casa, a Colorado-based provider of bitcoin security services, is launching a managed service allowing customers to buy and hold their own bitcoin, rather than using an external custodian like Coinbase

Can learning pods scale, or are they widening edtech’s digital divide?

Lucia, a six-year old, hides from Zoom calls and has rejected every edtech tool from Seesaw to Khan Academy. She will spend all of first grade in quarantine. Her mother, Claire Díaz-Ortiz, says her d

macOS 11.0 Big Sur preview

I honestly can’t remember when I first started writing about the mobile creep in macOS. It has happened little by little, update after update. My earlier fears that it would fully surrender to the i

On-demand mental health service provider Ginger raises $50 million

Ginger, a provider of on-demand mental healthcare services, has raised $50 million in a new round of funding. The new capital comes as interest and investment in mental health and wellness has emerged

Google launches the final beta of Android 11

With the launch of Android 11 getting closer, Google today launched the third and final beta of its mobile operating system ahead of its general availability. Google had previously delayed the beta pr

Twitter adds labels for government officials and state-controlled media

Twitter is introducing new labels for accounts and tweets tied to government officials and “state-affiliated media.” “Twitter provides an unmatched way to connect with, and directly
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