Germanys COVID-19 contacts tracing app to link to labs for test result notification

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A German research institute that’s involved in developing a COVID-19 contacts tracing app with the backing of the national government has released some new details about the work, which suggests the app is being designed as more of a “one-stop … Continued

Felix Capital closes $300M fund to double down on DTC, break into fintech and make late-stage deals

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To kick off 2020$35 billion and $36 billion in 2019Felix CapitalAlthough it wasn’t something especially articulated in startup land at the time of Felix’s launch, what the firm was homing in on was a rising category of direct-to-consumer startups, essentially … Continued

Dutch court orders Facebook to ban celebrity crypto scam ads after another lawsuit

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A Dutch court has ruled that Facebook can be required to use filter technologies to identify and pre-emptively take down fake ads linked to crypto currency scams that carry the image of a media personality, John de Mol, and other … Continued

These startups are locating in SF and Africa to win in global fintech

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To become a global fintech player, locate your company in San Francisco and Africa. That’s the approach of payments company Flutterwave, digital lending startup Mines, and mobile-money venture Chipper Cash—Africa-founded ventures that maintain headquarters in San Francisco and operations in … Continued

Christchurch suspect: Europe investigates possible far-right links

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Officials in Greece, Turkey and Bulgaria examine Brenton Tarrants travels before attack Authorities in Europe are working to establish whether the man suspected of carrying out Brenton Harrison Tarrant, a 28-year-old Australian, appears to have travelled extensively throughout Europe, the … Continued