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Binance taps TikTok’s mostly silent superstar Khaby Lame to explain how crypto works

After surpassing Charli D'Amelio as the most-followed TikToker, the Italian Senegalese comedian signed on as an ambassador for Binance,

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A look into the British DFI’s plan to invest in African economies, venture funds and tech startups

On April 4, the U.K.’s development finance institution, Commonwealth Development Corporation (CDC) Group, formally changed its name to British...

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Robinhood almost imploded during the Gamestop meme stock chaos

The House Committee on Financial Services released a report late last week offering a harrowing glimpse inside Robinhood during the frenzy around...

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Khaby Lame dethrones Charli D’Amelio as the most-followed TikTok creator

Just in time for VidCon, TikTok has a new most-followed creator on the platform: Khaby Lame, a 22-year-old from Senegal who rose to fame by stitching...

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Snap will pay 25 Black creators $120k in a new accelerator program

On stage at VidCon, Snap announced its first accelerator program for emerging Black creators. Over the course of a year, Snap will pay 25 selected...

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How to implement an effective chatbot program

Today’s chatbots are compelling. They use AI and ML algorithms to learn, speak like people, offer solutions and basic customer support, route...

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Investors salivate over food tech companies perfecting precision fermentation

The tech is not "new," but sector followers are excited for the potential of better-quality, more-cost-effective proteins versus...

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YouTube Shorts tops 1.5B logged-in users monthly users, touted as feeder to long-form content

In an effort to present itself as a viable competitor to the reigning short-form video platform TikTok, YouTube announced today its rival service...

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Meta adds voice controls for Horizon Worlds, which defaults to live chat with strangers

Meta might soon want everyone to hop into its playful virtual realms, but some users are set up for a shock. In the service of pushing people to...

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VCs flock to TikTok to reach the next generation of founders and investors

The next generation of investors, entrepreneurs, and industry leaders are all in one place right now: TikTok.

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Look who’s coming to TC Sessions: Climate

We’re just less than one week away from kicking off our first event dedicated to climate tech and the early-stage startups determined to stop...

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Andreessen Horowitz backs SCiFi Foods as it develops cell-cultivated, plant-based burger

The company is using both plant-based and real cultivated beef cells in its approach to grow meat from animal cells at large-scale and more...

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Apple’s iOS 16 will fix annoying ‘Tapback’ spam

This spring, Google updated its Messages app to support handling iMessage reactions. That is, instead of spamming a group chat with separate messages...

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Agrotools farming for M&A with new $21M funding round

Agrotools analyzes over 1,300 layers of data to provide information on what is happening with agriculture suppliers and customers across Brazil.

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How the myth of the ‘girlboss’ harms emerging women in tech

“The end of the girlboss era? What does that even mean?”

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Poparazzi hits 5M+ downloads a year after launch, confirms its $15M Series A

Poparazzi, the anti-Instagram social app that hit the top of the App Store last year, is today, for the first time, detailing the growth stats for...

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Who’s liable for AI-generated lies?

Who will be liable for harmful speech generated by large language models? As advanced AIs such as OpenAI’s GPT-3 are being cheered for...

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Discord is giving voice channels their own text-based chat rooms

Discord is giving its voice channels text-based chat too. The company announced Wednesday that it would roll out text chat for the platform’s...

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Coinbase is testing a real-time employee feedback system. It sounds rough.

The crypto exchange Coinbase is testing a real-time workplace feedback tool called Dot Collector, created by Bridgewater Associates founder Ray Dalio.

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Synthesis Capital closed its first fund with $300M, giving boost to food tech’s future

Recent capital targeted consumer-facing, or downstream startups, but the firm believes future investments will go into technologies closer to the...

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Kenya-based aquaculture tech Victory Farms nets $5M funding to expand into new markets

Victory Farms, an aquaculture startup and farm for tilapia fish comprising hatcheries, nursery ponds and deep-water cages, has raised $5 million in...

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NY AG is investigating Twitch, Discord and 4chan for their role in the Buffalo mass shooting

New York Attorney General Letitia James will launch an investigation into the role that social media and online message boards played in the tragedy...

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Buffalo shooter invited others to his private Discord ‘diary’ 30 minutes before attack

The shooter maintained a detailed "diary" in a private Discord server, but opened it to others just 30 minutes before the killing began.

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There are no easy answers for tech in the aftermath of the Buffalo tragedy

As a gunman wrought terror in a Buffalo, New York supermarket over the weekend, the violence was, yet again, streamed live online. The latest U.S....

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PSA: Owl City remixed Smash Mouth’s “All Star”

It's a big deal.

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Upgrade gives hair stylists tools to market, sell custom wigs from one marketplace

Remember Mary J. Blige’s hair at the Super Bowl? That was via Upgrade.

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Ghanaian agtech Farmerline to use new funding to strengthen its infrastructure, help farmers create wealth

Ghanaian-based Agtech Farmerline has raised $12.9 million in equity-debt pre-Series A round to help farmers access quality supplies.

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Here’s why we’re about to see an explosion of hyperreal artificial humans online

Synthetically generated versions of real people that can be can be programmed to say anything sounds like a scenario from the latest episode of...

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