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Smartphone maker Realme is taking India and other emerging markets by storm – TechCrunch

Smartphone maker Realme is taking India and other emerging markets by storm – TechCrunch

As Xiaomi widens its smartphone lead over Samsung in India, a new competitor is increasingly posing a challenge. Realme, a one-and-half-year-old smartphone vendor that spun out of Oppo, commanded 14.3% of the world’s second largest smartphone market in the quarter that ended in September, research firm IDC said on Monday. While Xiaomi, with 27.1% of […]

Adidas backpedals on robotic shoe production with Speedfactory closures – TechCrunch

Adidas backpedals on robotic shoe production with Speedfactory closures – TechCrunch

An expensive experiment in global distribution has been abandoned by Adidas, which has announced that will close its robotic “Speedfactories” in Atlanta and Ansbach, Germany, within 6 months. The company sugar-coated the news with a promise to repurpose the technology used at its existing human-powered factories in Asia. The factories were established in 2016 (Ansbach) […]

Salesforce Ventures invested $300M in Automattic while Salesforce was building a CMS – TechCrunch

Salesforce Ventures invested $300M in Automattic while Salesforce was building a CMS – TechCrunch

In September, Salesforce Ventures, the venture of arm of Salesforce, announced a hefty $300 million investment in Automattic, the company behind WordPress, the ubiquitous content management system (CMS). At the same time, the company was putting the finishing touches on Salesforce CMS, an in-house project it released last week. The question is, why did it […]

Vape lung ‘breakthrough’ suggests lethal culprit in THC products could be vitamin E acetate – TechCrunch

Vape lung ‘breakthrough’ suggests lethal culprit in THC products could be vitamin E acetate – TechCrunch

Official word has come down from federal authorities on one potential cause of the mystery illness affecting vape users: Vitamin E acetate, a chemical found in some vaping products that has been demonstrated to linger in the lungs long afterwards. The finding has been called a “breakthrough” but is far from the last word on […]

I ran digital ads for a presidential campaign, and Twitter is right to ban them – TechCrunch

I ran digital ads for a presidential campaign, and Twitter is right to ban them – TechCrunch

Aaron Bartnick Contributor Aaron Bartnick (@AaronBartnick) served as Digital Director for Congressman Seth Moulton’s presidential campaign. He is currently completing graduate studies at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. As the digital director for Congressman Seth Moulton’s 2020 presidential campaign, I was responsible for everything the campaign did on the internet: the emails you claim […]

Alpaca nabs $6M for stocks API so anyone can build a Robinhood – TechCrunch

Alpaca nabs $6M for stocks API so anyone can build a Robinhood – TechCrunch

Stock trading app Robinhood is valued at $7.6 billion, but it only operates in the US. Freshly-funded fintech startup Alpaca does the dirty work so developers worldwide can launch their own competitors to that investing unicorn. Like the Stripe of stocks, Alpaca’s API handles the banking, security, and regulatory complexity, allowing other startups to quickly […]

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