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Hello and welcome back to Equity, a podcast about the business of startups, where we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines. This is our Wednesday show, where we niche down to a single per

Google’s Flutter showcases new graphics capabilities, WebAssembly and RISC-V support

Flutter, Google’s open-source framework for building multi-platform apps for mobile, web and desktop, is hosting its Flutter Forward event in Nairobi, Kenya today. As the name implies, the team

Strata, a provider of identity orchestration to bridge disparate log-in procedures, raises $26M

Many believe the key to keeping networks and data secure lies in watertight identity and log-in management, but what happens when you are using a variety of apps, platforms, and a hybrid of cloud and

Madrid selects Dott, Lime and Tier for scooter licenses

Madrid has renewed the operating licenses for scooter-sharing services in the city. The city council has chosen three operators for the next three years — Dott, Lime and Tier. This trio of companies

AtomicJar opens public beta of Testcontainers Cloud, cloud version of open source testing tool

Working with, microservices-based development environments presents a unique set of testing challenges. Richard North developed an open source solution called Testcontainers in 2015 to help ease this

Injective launches $150M ecosystem fund to accelerate interoperable infra and DeFi adoption

Injective, a layer-1 blockchain focused on building financial applications, has launched a $150 million fund ecosystem initiative, the platform’s CEO and co-founder, Eric Chen, told TechCrunch. “W

We flush valuable nutrients down the toilet. Wasted wants to save them

The company’s first order of business is to turn the waste from port-a-potties into fertilizers for farmers.

Google to make changes to Android business terms in India after antitrust blow

Google is revising its business agreements with phonemakers and other partners in India and making a series of other changes in the South Asian market to comply with the local antitrust watchdog&#8217

With new funding, Atomic AI envisions RNA as the next frontier in drug discovery

The biotech industry is experiencing a rush of AI-powered tools for many aspects of the complex drug discovery process. But one that has flown under the radar, increasingly thought to be key to certai

Sequoia, Marc Andreessen back early-stage fund Kearny Jackson

Sequoia Capital and Bain Ventures are among the high-profile investors that have backed the venture firm Kearny Jackson’s second fund, the early-stage focused firm said Wednesday as it gears up to i

When it comes to large language models, should you build or buy?

Companies are now facing an age-old corporate — but entirely new to ML — question: Would it be better to buy or build this technology?

After inking its OpenAI deal, Shutterstock rolls out a generative AI toolkit to create images based on text prompts

When Shutterstock and OpenAI announced a partnership to help develop OpenAI’s Dall-E 2 artificial intelligence image-generating platform with Shutterstock libraries to train and feed the algorit

India’s gig economy drivers face bust in the country’s digital boom

Suneeta Kohli, a female Uber driver in New Delhi, had her account suddenly disabled one evening while she was en route to pick up a rider in a southern part of the capital city. “I was reaching

BMW iVentures continues its love affair with EVs, backing this Bulgarian startup’s $13M A-round

Electric vehicle charging management systems are usually end-to-end solutions for managing EV charging operations, billing, energy, drivers, and even fleets. This means EV charging service providers c

Gemba, a corporate VR training platform used by Coca-Cola and Pfizer, raises $18M

Gemba, an enterprise-focused virtual reality (VR) training startup used by some of the world’s biggest companies, has raised $18 million in a Series A round of funding. Gemba designs and deliver

Microsoft services like Outlook and Teams accessible again after outage caused by a ‘network issue’

Update 25/01/2023 7.15 PM IST: Microsoft’s services are back online after a downtime that lasted for more than four hours. The headline is changed to reflect that.  “We determined that a

Emperia is helping brands like Bloomingdales build shopping experiences in VR

Does the average person want to shop for apparel in virtual reality (VR)? Speaking for myself, it sounds rather cumbersome — having to plop on a headset to browse for, say, trousers as opposed t

Twitter won’t force you to the ‘For You’ timeline on web anymore

In another flip-flop move, Twitter says that it will now remember the feed — the algorithmic “For You” or chronological “Following” — its users have chosen on the w

Dubai-based accounting and financial compliance startup, Wafeq, raises $3M

In 2016, the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) member states signed the Value Added Tax (VAT) agreement paving way for the introduction of the general levy on consumption across the region. The United Ar

Oneleaf is a self-hypnosis app that guides you through audio programs

Meet Oneleaf, a new startup that wants to make hypnosis mainstream. The startup has designed an app that helps you get started with hypnosis and follow various programs to quit smoking, reduce anxiety
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