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Furniture rental startup Furlenco banks $10m

Bengaluru-based Furlenco, a startup that offers a home furniture rental service, said it has raised US$10 million in debt and equity from new and existing investors.

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New guidance on SBA loans means most startups are still excluded from $349 billion stimulus

Under new guidance issued by the Small Business Administration it seems non-profits and faith-based groups can apply for the Paycheck Protection Program loans designed to keep small business afloat during the COVID-19 epidemic, but most venture-backed companies are still not covered.

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Groove Is in the Heart



How Tech’s Lobbyists Are Using the Pandemic to Make Gains

Silicon Valley hasn’t suffered from the same financial devastation as other industries. Tech companies still have an agenda to push.

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Taiwan’s new ‘electronic fence’ for quarantines leads wave of virus monitoring

TAIPEI (Reuters) – Taiwan, which has won global praise for its effective action against the coronavirus, is rolling out a mobile phone-based “electronic fence” that uses location-tracking to ensure people who are quarantined stay in their homes.

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COVID-19 Community Mobility Report

As global communities respond to COVID-19, we’ve heard from public health officials that the same type of aggregated, anonymized insights we use in products such as Google Maps could be helpful as they make critical decisions to combat COVID-19.

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Young people are twice as likely to pay for news in the U.S., U.K., and Germany (compared to those 55-plus)

The kids are all right, according to a new World Economic Forum report. Young people (ages 16 to 34) are twice as likely to pay for news than those over 55 in Germany, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

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Funding Friday: Americas Food Fund

As we continue to make our way through this pandemic, I keep coming back to the question of how do we help those in the most need right now. Last week it was our health care responders on the front lines, the week before it was workers in the hospitality industry who are now out of work.

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為什麼要尋找人生目的? ► 這是一則意義深遠的故事…Dr. Robert Quinn(中英字幕)

32歲前一無是處的他,如何從失業走上億萬富翁?甲骨文創辦人Larry Ellison

德機械人初創融資千萬 鄭志剛旗下領投

搭載「機器大腦」的通用型手術機器人,可應用於多個醫療領域。(思靈機器人圖片) 德國機械人初創思靈機器人(Agile Robots)昨日宣布,完成數千萬美元A輪融資,由新世界發展(00017)執行副主席鄭志剛創立的風投公司C資本

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15 Life Lessons Everyone Should Learn for a Good Mindset

Life is filled with lessons. Some of them can be learned through experience. Some of them must be learned the hard way. But many of them can be learned from others. Here’s a great list of life lessons that can help you grow into a better version of yourself, day by day.

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The SoundCloud Stimulus Plan

As Billboard is reporting this morning, our portfolio company SoundCloud is putting up $15mm to support its creator community in this difficult time for musicians. Musicians can’t tour right now. That’s a huge part of their earnings.

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Investors tell Indian startups to ‘prepare for the worst’ as Covid-19 uncertainty continues

Just three months after capping what was the best year for Indian startups, having raised a record $14.

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Microsoft’s Skype struggles have created a Zoom moment

If the coronavirus pandemic had swept across the world in 2011, everyone would have been using Skype to connect over video and voice calls. Instead, rivals like Zoom and Houseparty are having a moment of huge growth in 2020 thanks to consumers looking for Skype alternatives.

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Campus is closed, so college students are rebuilding their schools in Minecraft

The day before University of Pennsylvania students were told that their college commencement would be held online, junior Andrew Guo thought of an alternative to holding the address over Zoom.

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Start-Ups Are Pummeled in the ‘Great Unwinding’

Dozens have laid off thousands, slashed costs and changed their businesses to try to survive the pandemic. All that may not work.

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I Tried Jeff Bezos’ Morning Routine For 28 Days

Uber drivers, Airbnb hosts could soon receive unemployment checks. Some call it a ‘bailout’ for big tech.

Some Uber drivers, Airbnb hosts and other gig-economy workers sidelined as a result of the coronavirus outbreak could soon receive unemployment checks from the government, part of an effort by Congress to ease the wide-ranging hardships wrought by a deadly global pandemic.

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Bill Gates makes a prediction about when coronavirus cases will peak

How to Be a Remarkable Speaker

Have you ever wondered how you could be a remarkable speaker?

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Lalamove backs logistics startup Inteluck in $5m round led by MindWorks

Inteluck, a logistics company focused on first- and second-mile delivery, announced that it has secured more than US$5 million in a pre-series B funding round led by Hong Kong-based venture capital firm MindWorks Capital.

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