SkorLife gives control of credit data back to Indonesian consumers

Indonesia’s credit bureaus currently have about 92 million credit records, but the founders of SkorLife say many people have trouble accessing their own data. That’s why they built the app, which not only lets people see their credit histories for free, but also gives personalized advice on how to …

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Russia debates staying on ISS past 2024 despite tensions

Russia is discussing continuing its participation on the ISS beyond 2024, despite threatening to pull out of the station.

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China officially bans fruit flavorings in e-cigarettes

China has joined a handful of countries in banning flavored vapes to combat underage use of nicotine. Starting October 1, e-cigarette companies are only allowed to sell tobacco-flavored vapes in the country, an effort by the government to “standardize” the production, sales, and consumption of the novel tobacco product. China’s c-cigarette makers had a short-lived […]

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Daily Crunch: Blocking VLC player downloads violates Indian law, claims VideoLAN in legal challenge

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Just before Musk backtracked, a judge said Twitter could hunt for secret chats with whistleblower

Late Monday, a judge weighed in on Twitter's request to search for hidden conversations between Musk's team and Peiter “Mudge” Zatko.

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Kickstarter CEO Everette Taylor on blockchain, inclusion, unions and the future of crowdfunding

Less than a week after being named Kickstarter CEO, Everette Taylor discusses his plans for the crowdfunding service.

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Tesla is now building Model 3 and Model Y vehicles without ultrasonic sensors

Tesla is removing ultrasonic sensors from Model 3 and Model Y vehicles, the next step in CEO Elon Musk's Tesla Vision plan.

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Duolingo makes its first official acquisition, with more to come

Duolingo, a popular language learning app, has bought Gunner. Over a year after going public, this marks its first acquisition to date.

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Google Japan’s outlandish keyboards might be the best running joke in tech

Google Japan may be the only tech team capable of a funny April Fool's joke, partly because they fully commit to these ridiculous keyboards.

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Yeah, no, most VCs still don’t really care about your path to profitability

Despite many VCs saying they were going to focus on startups with good underlying business fundamentals, they still favor growth.

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This startup out of Carnegie Mellon wrangled my tabs once and for all

Skeema, a startup out of Pittsburgh's Carnegie Mellon University, takes a research-backed approach to tab management.

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