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This startup says its AI can better spot a healthy embryo — an...

With every year, AI is beginning to bring more standardized levels of diagnostic accuracy in medicine. This is true of skin cancer detection, for example, and lung cancers. Now, a startup in Israel called Embryonics says its AI can improve the odd...


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Accounting automation startup Georges raises $42.4 million and...

French startup Georges — or Georges.tech — is raising a new round of funding of $42.4 million (€35 million). The company is also getting a new name and will be called Indy going forward. The startup has been building an accounting automation appli...


Jackson and Youngjae of Got7 leave long-term label JYP to join...

Youngjae and Jackson of K-pop boy band Got7 are reportedly signing with South Korea’s Sublime Artist Agency after leaving their long-term label JYP Entertainment.On Wednesday, Sublime announced that Youngjae had joined its ranks, and the agency wa...


Wireless charging tech developer Powermat pivots to industrial...

When the two year-old Indian company Jetsons Robotics began searching for a partner to help design charging stations for their autonomous rooftop solar installation cleaning robots, the Israeli company Powermat was an obvious choice. While the com...


Egypt’s gift to India: the samosa, popular fried pastry snack ...

Fans of the samosa in India call the triangular filled pastry the “king of snacks”, and Samosa Day is celebrated with much fervour across the South Asian country each year on September 5. Roadside stands selling the fried snack are ubiquitous acro...


How Covid-19 can ruin your sex life: erectile dysfunction a ma...

Some men recovering from a bout of Covid-19 have discovered unexpected consequences: having trouble getting and keeping an erection.Could there be a connection between having the virus and sexual difficulties?In a word, the answer is yes. A recent...


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Digital securities platform iSTOX closes $50 million Series A ...

iSTOX, a digital securities platform that wants to make private equity investment more accessible, has added new investors from Japan to its Series A round, bringing its total to $50 million. Two of its new backers are the government-owned Develop...


Inauguration Fashion: What Did It All Mean?

A new American story told clearly and concisely in cloth...


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Parler Finds a Reprieve in Russia—but Not a Solution

The far-right platform still hasn’t found a US-based home. Where it lands could have serious consequences for its users’ priva...


Indian stock exchanges approve $3.4B Reliance and Future deal ...

Indian stock exchanges approved the $3.4 billion deal between retail giants Reliance Retail and Future Group on late Wednesday in yet another setback for Amazon, which has invested over $6.5 billion in the world’s second largest internet market an...


Inauguration Day fashion: who wore what and why it matters

Style-wise, Inauguration Day 2021 was short on surprises and long on symbolism, both at the top of the ticket and among those who gathered in support of the new Biden administration on Wednesday on the steps of the Capitol.Here’s a quick look at w...


Is Mask-Slipping the New Manspreading?

Something about some men just makes it difficult to keep that mask where it should ...


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Genflow nabs $11M investment from BGF

Genflow, a London an0d LA-based brand building agency that offers an e-commerce and mobile tech platform to let influencers start companies, has raised $11 million in funding. Leading the round is U.K. investor BGF. The injection of capital will b...


Daily Crunch: Trump pardons Anthony Levandowski

On his way out the door, President Donald Trump pardons a former Googler, Jack Ma reappears and Wattpad gets acquired. This is your Daily Crunch for January 20, 2021. The big story: Trump pardons Anthony Levandowski Although Donald Trump is no lon...


Bodybuilder with one leg sets up disability centre to help and...

China’s prize-winning female body builder Gui Yuna is showing the world just what disabled people like her can achieve. The fiercely determined 37-year-old can already lay claim to being an Olympian, a world-record holder, a prize-winning bodybuil...


The Inauguration Kept Crowds Out and Tried to Bring America In

At President Biden’s made-for-TV swearing-in, rituals of normalcy ran into reminders that these are anything but normal tim...


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Curtsy, a clothing resale app aimed at Gen Z women, raises $11...

Curtsy, a clothing resale app and competitor to recently IPO’d Poshmark, announced today it has raised $11 million in Series A funding for its startup focused on the Gen Z market. The app, which evolved out of an earlier effort for renting d...


Two Sisters — Pragmatists, Not Idealists — Who Changed the Med...

In “The Doctors Blackwell,” Janice P. Nimura tells the story of Elizabeth and Emily Blackwell, physicians who became feminist figures almost in spite of themselv...