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Trump expands tariffs on China by another $200 billion, threatens more – TechCrunch

By this point, you should all know the drill. Another day, another massive tariff from the Trump administration. After rumors the past few weeks that the president was considering expanding tariffs to another $267 billion worth of imported goods from China, the administration announced today that...

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Indian patient-doctor platform DocPrime gets $50M for city expansion – TechCrunch

Less than three months after it raised $200 million led by SoftBank’s mighty Vision Fund, Indian digital insurance startup PolicyBazaar beefed up its new healthcare business through a $50 million capital injection. DocPrime, which lets visitors book consultations with doctors or schedule a range of medical...

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Mobile social network Path, once a challenger to Facebook, is closing down – TechCrunch

It’s that time again, folks, time to say goodbye to a social media service from days past. Following the shuttering of Klout earlier this year, now Path, the one-time rival to Facebook, is closing its doors, according to an announcement made today. (Yes, you may be...

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Facebook is hiring a director of human rights policy to work on “conflict prevention” and “peace-building” – TechCrunch

Facebook is advertising for a human rights policy director to join its business, located either at its Menlo Park HQ or in Washington DC — with “conflict prevention” and “peace-building” among the listed responsibilities. In the job ad, Facebook writes that as the reach and...

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African experiments with drone technologies could leapfrog decades of infrastructure neglect – TechCrunch

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Golden Gate Ventures closes new $100M fund for Southeast Asia – TechCrunch

Singapore’s Golden Gate Ventures has announced the close of its newest (and third) fund for Southeast Asia at a total of $100 million. The fund hit a first close in the summer, as TechCrunch reported at the time, and now it has reached full capacity....

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Chinese electric vehicle maker Nio makes bumpy start following $1B IPO – TechCrunch

Nio, the Tesla -wannabe electric vehicle firm from China, enjoyed a mix start to life as a public company after it raised $1 billion through a listing on the New York Stock Exchange on Wednesday. The firm went public at $6.26 — just one cent above...

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Indonesian fintech startup Moka raises $24M led by Sequoia India – TechCrunch

Indonesia’s Moka, a startup that helps SMEs and retailers manage payment and other business operations, has pulled in a $24 million Series B round for growth. The investment is led by Sequoia India and Southeast Asia — which recently announced a new $695 million fund —...

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Alibaba’s Ant Financial denies stealing from Equifax – TechCrunch

Ant Financial has denied claims that it covertly raided Equifax — the U.S. credit firm that was hit by a hack last year — to grab information, including code, confidential data and documents to help recruit staff for its own credit scoring service. The...

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