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Google to prohibit demographic, zip code targeting for housing, employment, credit ads Traditionally, measuring business success requires a greater understanding of your company’s go-to-market lifecycle, how customers engage with your product and the macro-dynamics of your market. But in the most challenging environment in decades, those metrics are out the …

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Uber Africa Launches

Uber Africa launches Uber Cash with Flutterwave and explores EV Uber is launching its Uber Cash digital wallet feature in Sub-Saharan Africa through a partnership with San Francisco based — Nigerian founded — fintech firm Flutterwave. The arrangement will allow riders to top up Uber wallets using the dozens of …

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Commerce Layer Raises $6M

Italy’s company led by Benchmark for its headless e-commerce platform In the world of commerce, the last few months have underscored the fact that every retailer, brand and entity that sells or distributes something needs to have a digital strategy. Today, one of the startups that’s built a platform aimed …

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Will Offices Return?

Study launched into how startups will return to offices — will WFH continue? A comprehensive study into how startups will work in the future, in the wake of the global COVID-9 pandemic, has been launched by UK non-profit Founders Forum. The initiative comes in the wake of a number of …

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Reply.ai to Enhance Chatbots

Kustomer acquires Reply.ai to enhance chatbots on its CRM platform Last December, when CRM startup Kustomer was announcing its latest round of funding — a $60 million round led by Coatue — its co-founder and CEO Brad Birnbaum said it would use some of the money to build more RPA-style automations …

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WeWork and SoftBank

WeWork and SoftBank unveil the first 14 startups in their Emerge accelerator for underrepresented founders SoftBank Investment Advisers and WeWork Labs say they’ve officially kicked off the first session of Emerge, an accelerator program designed for underrepresented founders. In their press release, the companies describe Emerge as “launched by SoftBank …

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Apple Operations SVP

Apple Operations SVP details supply chain safety changes due to COVID-19 Today, Apple released its 2020 Supplier Responsibility progress report. In it, Senior Vice President of Operations Sabih Khan published a letter that details an outline of the plan it created to increase safety and protection efforts in its supply …

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Yardbird Raised $4.4 Million

Minneapolis-based Yardbird raised $4.4 million for furniture made from recycled ocean-bound plastic The Minneapolis-based outdoor furniture brand Yardbird, which makes its wares in part from recycled plastic harvested from beaches and ocean-bound waterways, has raised $4.4 million in financing. Even heading into the teeth of a pandemic, American consumers won’t …

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LaunchNotes Software Updates

LaunchNotes helps companies better communicate their software updates LaunchNotes, a startup founded by three ex-Atlassian employees, makes it easier for businesses to communicate the changes in their software products to both their internal teams and external customers. In practice, you can think of it as a product similar to Statuspage, …

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Symend Raises $52M

Symend raises $52M to help mediate when customers are at risk of defaulting on payments With unemployment growing at a worrying rate, we’re seeing a lot more people finding themselves in hot water when it comes to their finances. Today a startup that’s built a platform to help identify and …

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