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Accion Venture Lab launches $23M inclusive fintech startup fund – Tempemail

Accion Venture Lab—the seed-stage investment arm of non-profit Accion—has raised $23 million for a new inclusive fintech startup fund. The Accion Venture Lab Limited Partnership, as its called, will make seed-stage investments in inclusive fintech startups, defined as ventures that “that leverage technology to increase the reach, quality, and affordability of financial services for the Read More


Kobo brings the Forma form factor to a cheaper model – Tempemail

I’ve long had a soft spot for Kobo for a few reasons. First is the simple fact that the company (now part of Rakuten) was one of the last few competing with Amazon in the e-reader market. Second is features like Pocket integration. Third is the device’s openness to file formats like ePub that don’t Read More


Elliptic banks $23M to shrink crypto risk, eyeing growth in Asia – Tempemail

Crypto means risk. To UK company Elliptic it also means business. The startup has just closed a $23M Series B to step up growth for a crypto risk-management play that involves selling tech and services to help others navigate the choppy darks of cryptocurrencies. The round was led by financial services and asset management firm Read More

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Loog launches a trio of new educational guitars – Tempemail

Educational guitar maker Loog returned to Kickstarter this week, some eight years after it first hitting the crowdfunding site. This fourth campaign from the company features a trio of instruments aimed at helping accelerating the learning process. There are three models, each aimed at a different age group: the Loog Mini (ages 3+), Loog Pro Read More

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UPS introduces hybrid long range trucks that change modes based on where they are – Tempemail

UPS is introducing fifteen new vehicles to its fleet that offer extended driving range vs. traditional EVs, but that are also capable of operating in fully electric mode when required to do so, as in emission-free zones and dense city cores. The trucks, developed in partnership with commercial electric vehicle tech startup TEVVA, can switch Read More

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Reach Robotics is closing up shop – Tempemail

Reach Robotics, the company behind the spider-like MekaMon robot you might’ve seen on the shelves at the Apple Store, is closing down. Billed as the “world’s first gaming robot”, MekaMon is part video game, part STEM tool. You could plop it down on the carpet and point your phone at it to battle virtual augmented Read More


Will this tech close on never-ending real estate waiting periods? – Tempemail

Bennat Berger Contributor Bennat Berger is a tech writer and real estate professional based in New York City. He has written extensively about the often-disruptive impact that innovative tech — and, in particular, AI — has on culture and business. The most anticipated part of every real estate transaction is being done with it. Every Read More

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Pandora now lets you share music and podcasts to your Instagram Stories – Tempemail

Pandora today announced a new integration with Instagram that will allow users to share their favorite music and podcasts to their Instagram Story. The feature comes well over a year after Spotify launched a similar integration with Instagram Stories, and only days after Spotify introduced sharing to Facebook Stories, as well. In Pandora’s case, accessing Read More

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Starboard Value takes 7.5% stake in Box – Tempemail

Starboard Value, LP revealed in an SEC Form 13D filing last week that it owns a 7.5 percent stake in Box, the cloud content management company. It is probably not a coincidence that Starboard Value looks for undervalued stocks. Box stock has been on a price roller coaster ride, since it went public in 2015 Read More

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USB4 brings better speeds and compatibility — but loses the space in the name – Tempemail

The organizations behind the widely used USB standard have released some new info on the latest iteration of the interface, and it’s nothing but good news for consumers. It’ll be faster and bring improved compatibility, with no need to pay close attention to which cable or port you’re using. And pedants take note: there’s no Read More

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