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Nigerian online-only bank startup Kuda raises $1.6M – Tempemail

Nigerian fintech startup Kuda — a digital-only retail bank — has raised $1.6 million in pre-seed funding. The Lagos and London-based company recently launched the beta version of its online mobile finance platform. Kuda also received its banking license from the Nigerian Central Bank, giving it a distinction compared to other fintech startups. “Kuda is Read More

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Gig worker bill AB-5 passes in California – Tempemail

Assembly Bill 5, the gig worker bill opposed by the likes of Uber, Lyft and DoorDash, has passed in the California State Senate. This comes shortly after California Governor Gavin Newsom officially put his support behind AB 5 in an op-ed. The bill needed 21 votes to pass in the State Senate. It passed in Read More

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California passes landmark bill that requires Uber and Lyft to treat their drivers as employees – Tempemail

California legislators have passed a bill that would treat workers at so-called gig economy companies such as Uber and Lyft as employees, giving them access to improved wage and benefit protections. The 29-11 vote passed on late Tuesday sends the bill back to the State Assembly for final approval. Democratic Governor Gavin Newsom, who has Read More

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SpaceX ‘getting ready’ to fly orbital Starship design with new FCC filing – Tempemail

SpaceX is taking the steps necessary to begin test flying the orbital-class version of its Starship spacecraft, with new documents filed by the company (via Teslarati) with the FCC seeking necessary permissions for it to communicate with the prototype while it’s in flight. The company filed documents with the U.S. regulatory agency this week in Read More

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Vegetarian frozen food brand Strong Roots looks to expand in the U.S. with $18.3 million funding – Tempemail

The U.K.-based vegetarian frozen food company Strong Roots has picked up $18.3 million in funding from the private equity firm, Goode Partners, as it looks to expand its U.S. presence and build out its technological capabilities. Advised by global mid-market investment bank, Alantra, Strong Roots has a presence in the U.S. in retailers including Target, Read More

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Audi’s off-roading electric concept would be perfect for Tatooine – Tempemail

The all-electric concept, which has a range of up to 310 miles, is about 13.5 feet long and 7 feet wide and is outfitted with beefy 22-inch wheels. And because it’s a vehicle meant to off road, designers gave it ground clearance of 13.4 inches. This concept, if it really existed beyond the showroom floor, Read More

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Apple tweaks its App Store algorithm as antitrust investigations loom – Tempemail

[Temp Email] That Apple has used its App Store to offer itself a competitive advantage is nothing new. Tempemail and others have been reporting on this problem for years, including those times when Apple chose to display its apps in the No. 1 position on the Top Charts, for example, or when it stole some Read More

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Adarga closes £5M Series A funding for its Palantir-like AI platform – Tempemail

[Temp Email] AI startup Adarga has closed a £5 million Series A fundraising by Allectus Capital. But this news rather cloaks the fact that it’s been building up a head of steam since it’s founding in 2016, building up – what they say – is a £30 million-plus sales pipeline through strategic collaborations with a Read More

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Telegram fixes bug that failed to delete ‘unsent’ photos and videos – Tempemail

[Temp Email] Mobile messaging app Telegram has fixed a bug allowing users to recover photos and videos ‘unsent’ by other people. Telegram, which has more than 100 million users, has an ephemeral messaging feature that allows users to “unsend” sent messages from other people’s inboxes, such as when a message is sent by mistake. But Read More

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Razer made a case for cooling iPhones while gaming – Tempemail

Razer’s efforts to build a game-centric smartphone haven’t exactly caught the world on fire just yet. Still, mobile gaming is a huge business poised to get even bigger, with services from big names like Apple and Google waiting in the wings. Seeing as how accessories have long been the company’s bread and button, products like Read More

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