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Breaking down France’s new $76M Africa startup fund

Breaking down France’s new $76M Africa startup fund
Jake Bright Contributor Jake Bright is a writer and author in New York City. He is co-author of The Next Africa. More posts by this contributor Africa Roundup: African startup investments turn to fintech this winter season Nigeria’s Piggybank.ng raises $1.1M, announces group investment product Weeks after French President Emmanuel Macron unveiled a $76M African startup fund at VivaTech 2018, TechCrunch paid a visit to the French...

This country just made a huge move to ditch its controversial tampon tax

This country just made a huge move to ditch its controversial tampon tax
Australia has just made a landmark decision to scrap its controversial tampon tax. On Monday, the country's Senate passed a bill drafted by the Greens party to remove the tax on tampons and feminine hygiene products, previously considered by law to be "luxury" items. SEE ALSO: Stock images perpetuate the myth that women are weaker when they're on their period In...

Facebook tightens its policies on gun-related advertising

Facebook tightens its policies on gun-related advertising
Facebook is tightening up its rules on advertising gun accessories to minors. The social media giant announced it would restrict the advertising of weapon accessories, such as optics, belt accessories and holsters, to those over the age of 18. It is not outright banning the advertising of these kinds of items. SEE ALSO: Facebook’s desperate for people to take its...

Blockchain technology could be the great equalizer for American cities

Blockchain technology could be the great equalizer for American cities
Brooks Rainwater Contributor Brooks Rainwater is the director of the Center for City Solutions and Applied Research at the National League of Cities. More posts by this contributor Do cities still want a sharing economy? As tech startups surge in cities, inclusive economic growth must be a priority The city of Austin is currently piloting a program in which its 2,000 homeless residents will be given...

Artificial 'earthquake' detected in Mexico after World Cup goal

Artificial 'earthquake' detected in Mexico after World Cup goal
Mexico is now the gold standard for fan celebration. A small artificial earthquake was detected in Mexico City on Sunday after Hirving Lozano scored a goal — the only goal of the game — during Mexico's World Cup matchup against Germany.  According to SIMMSA, which monitors seismic activity in the area, the earthquake was likely caused by "massive jumping" directly...

After twenty years of Salesforce, what Marc Benioff got right and wrong about the cloud

After twenty years of Salesforce, what Marc Benioff got right and wrong about the cloud
As we enter the 20th year of Salesforce, there’s an interesting opportunity to reflect back on the change that Marc Benioff created with the software-as-a-service (SaaS) model for enterprise software with his launch of Salesforce.com. This model has been validated by the annual revenue stream of SaaS companies, which is fast approaching $100 billion by most estimates, and it...

The iPhone 3GS is going back on sale, but for a limited time and only in South Korea

The iPhone 3GS is going back on sale, but for a limited time and only in South Korea
Apple hasn't manufactured a new iPhone 3GS since the now-ancient smartphone was retired in 2012. But shoppers in South Korea will be able to pick one up before June is over. South Korean wireless carrier SK Telink discovered an unsold shipment of the third-generation iPhone hidden away in a warehouse, local news service ETNews reports (h/t VentureBeat). Each one...

‘Moderate’ Susan Collins sides with Trump on separating immigrant kids from their parents

‘Moderate’ Susan Collins sides with Trump on separating immigrant kids from their parents
Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) is regarded as one of the most moderate members of her party. She has been lauded by the left for her “talking stick” and perceived willingness to break with her party at a time when Republicans are increasingly being compared to a cult over support for President Donald Trump. But astute observers know that Collins’...

Trump accidentally admits everything he’s been saying about North Korea’s nukes is a lie

Trump accidentally admits everything he’s been saying about North Korea’s nukes is a lie
On Sunday morning, President Trump explained why he agreed to halt joint military exercises with South Korea during his meeting in Singapore with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un. “Holding back the ‘war games’ during the negotiations was my request because they are VERY EXPENSIVE and set a bad light during a good faith negotiation,” Trump wrote. “Also, quite...

Bannon claims Martin Luther King, Jr. would love what Trump has done for minorities

Bannon claims Martin Luther King, Jr. would love what Trump has done for minorities
Steve Bannon — former presidential advisor, noted white supremacist, failed GOP strategist, conspiracy peddler, and now friendless, haggard gadfly of a private citizen — is speaking in public again. He appeared on television Sunday to make some egregiously false claims in support of President Donald Trump. On ABC’s This Week, Bannon told host Jon Karl that Martin Luther King, Jr. would...

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Breaking down France’s new $76M Africa startup fund

Breaking down France’s new $76M Africa startup fund

Jake Bright Contributor Jake Bright is a writer and author in New York City. He is co-author of The Next Africa. More posts by this contributor Africa...
This country just made a huge move to ditch its controversial tampon tax

This country just made a huge move to ditch its controversial tampon tax

Australia has just made a landmark decision to scrap its controversial tampon tax. On Monday, the country's Senate passed a bill drafted by the...
Facebook tightens its policies on gun-related advertising

Facebook tightens its policies on gun-related advertising

Facebook is tightening up its rules on advertising gun accessories to minors. The social media giant announced it would restrict the advertising of weapon...