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February 25, 2020

Opera’s new browser can tame your tabs

A new web browser from Opera launching today aims to help users get their chaotic mess of open tabs back under control. In the latest release of Opera’s desktop browser (codenamed R2020), the company is introducing a new feature called “Workspaces” that allows you to organize your tabs based on different contexts — for example, […]

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February 25, 2020

Announcing the TC Pitch Night: Robotics + AI startups

The night before the Robotics + AI event at UC Berkeley, TechCrunch is hosting a private Pitch Night, featuring innovative startups in robotics and artificial intelligence. After reviewing hundreds of applications, TechCrunch selected the early stage startups below to pitch in front of industry executives, TC writers and our expert panel of judges – Brian […]

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February 25, 2020

App Samurai closes a $2.4M Series A funding round led by 212 Ventures

App Samurai, a platform to market mobile apps, has closed an investment of $2.4 million in Series A funding, led by 212 Ventures and co-invested by Collective Spark, 500 Startups and Degerhan Usluel. It has now raised a total of $4.6 million, which will be used to develop the mobile advertising group’s product portfolio and […]

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February 25, 2020

Games already are social networks

This is Part 1 of our ongoing series on virtual worlds, introduced in the article A Multiverse, not the Metaverse. Video games are only getting more popular. Roughly 2.5 billion people around the world played games last year, double the number of players in 2013. Gaming is a $149 billion industry, growing 7% year over […]

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February 25, 2020

A multiverse, not the metaverse

Following web forums, web platforms and mobile apps, we are entering a new stage of social media — the multiverse era — where the virtual worlds of games expand to become mainstream hubs for social interaction and entertainment. In a seven-part Extra Crunch series, we will explore why that is the case and which challenges […]

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February 25, 2020

For investors, late-stage fintech startups are a lucrative bet

Hello and welcome back to our regular morning look at private companies, public markets and the gray space in between. Over the past three months, a number of financial events have occurred in the fintech and finservices world that have caught our eye. Between two rounds at $500 million and two exits in the billions […]

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February 25, 2020

Amazon opens its first cashierless grocery store

Today Amazon is opening its first grocery store to pilot the use of the retailer’s cashierless “Just Walk Out” technology that has previously powered 25 Amazon Go convenience stores in a handful of major U.S. metros. Based in Amazon’s hometown of Seattle, the new Amazon Go Grocery store allows customers to shop for everyday grocery […]

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February 25, 2020

Blockchain security startup CoolBitX raises $16.75M Series B

CoolBitX, a blockchain security startup based in Taiwan, announced today it has raised a $16.75 million Series B led by returning investor SBI Holdings, a Japanese financial group. Korean cryptocurrency exchange Bitsonic, Monex Group, another Japanese financial group and Taiwan’s National Development Fund also participated. Founded in 2014, CoolBitX makes two products. One is CoolWallet […]

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February 25, 2020

CircleCI-AWS GovCloud partnership aims to bring modern development to US government

Much like private businesses, the United States government is in the process of moving workloads to the cloud, and facing a similar set of challenges. Today, CircleCI, the continuous delivery developer service, announced a partnership with AWS GovCloud to help federal government entities using AWS’s government platform to modernize their applications development workflows. “What this […]

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