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These Cyberpunk 2077 PS4 Physical Discs Could Mean No More Delays [Crypto Coins News] Worries of further delays to three-time-delayed Cyberpunk 2077 eased as physical retail PS4 copies and raw gameplay footage surface online.

Elon Musk overtakes Bill Gates to become world’s second richest person behind Jeff Bezos [The Verge] Elon Musk has passed Microsoft founder Bill Gates to become the world’s second richest person. The Tesla CEO’s net worth now sits at around $128 billion, after increasing by $100.3 billion over the course of this year.

Kahoot drops $50M on Drops to add language learning to its gamified education stable [TechCrunch] After raising $215 million from SoftBank to double down on the surge of interest in online learning, Kahoot has made an acquisition to expand the scope of subjects that it covers. The popular startup, which lets people build and share educational games, has p…

California paves way to let self-driving taxis charge for rides [The Next Web] Regulators in California have given the go ahead for self-driving taxis to charge riders for their services. The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) has approved two programs: the Drivered Autonomous Vehicle Deployment Program and the Driverless Aut…

Targeting Trump fans, QAnon ad slips through Facebook’s filters [The Next Web] Despite Facebook’s efforts to tamp down on the fringe conspiracy QAnon movement, its backers are still finding ways to push its message on the platform—even paying Facebook ...

Caura, the app for U.K. car owners, begins offering insurance [TechCrunch] Caura, the U.K. startup that wants to take the hassle out of car ownership, is launching car insurance — unveiling its insurtech ambitions. Dubbed “Caura Protect,” the new insurance product claims to reduce the cost and time taken to insure a car, building on…

The secret to powering web apps with full speech recognition [The Next Web] A few months ago, I wrote an article on web speech recognition using TensorflowJS . Even though it was super interesting to implement, it was super cumbersome for many of you to extend. ...

This handy site tells you if specific apps work on Apple Silicon yet [The Next Web] Apple Silicon has taken the tech world by storm. Whether it’s people learning about the architecture of the new M1 chip, its performance benchmarks, or even Linus Torvalds wanting to run Linux on the machines, Apple’s new hardware is the talk of the town. Des…

Google-backed Chinese truck-hailing firm Manbang raises $1.7 billion [TechCrunch] The Chinese Uber for trucks Manbang announced Tuesday that it has raised $1.7 billion in its latest funding round, two years after it hauled in $1.9 billion from investors including SoftBank Group and Alphabet Inc’s venture capital fund CapitalG. The news cam…

6 things I wish I knew before I bootstrapped my first SaaS startup [The Next Web] Three years ago, Kevin, a life-long friend of mine, and I left our jobs and decided to start our own bootstrapped SaaS at the tender age of 25. It was a dream we’d be nursing for a long time as bootstrappers like Rob Wailing or Pieter Levels, and communities …

Google wants you to complete simple tasks for hard cash in its new app [The Next Web] If you’ve ever wanted to work for Google, now’s your best chance. The company has a new app called Task Mate that lets you earn money by completing tasks such as taking pictures of storefronts or recording short voice clips. At the moment, the app is live onl…

N26 launches mid-tier subscription plan for €4.90 per month [TechCrunch] Challenger bank N26 is adding a third subscription product called N26 Smart. N26 Smart is designed to be a mid-tier subscription plan with advanced banking features but without a travel insurance package. In Europe, in addition to the free plan, N26 already p…

Biden-Harris team finally get their transition .gov domain [TechCrunch] The transition was approved on Monday after Michigan certified its election results.

Wall Street Prefers Tesla to Nearly Every Major Car Brand, Combined [Crypto Coins News] Tesla stock continues to have an incredible run in 2020 as it approaches a half-a-trillion dollar valuation.

Twitter now warns you before liking a tweet labeled for misinformation [The Next Web] The US election may be all but over, but social media networks are still trying to fight rampant misinformation spreading on their platforms. Twitter today revealed that it will warn users if they try to so much as like a tweet that contains information belie…

Recycling robotics company AMP Robotics could raise up to $70 million sources say [TechCrunch] AMP Robotics, the recycling robotics technology developer backed by investors including Sequoia Capital and Sidewalk Infrastructure Partners, is close to closing on as much as $70 million in new financing, according to multiple sources with knowledge of the c…

YC-backed Cashfree raises $35.3 million for its payments platform [TechCrunch] Cashfree, an Indian startup that offers a wide-range of payments services to businesses, has raised $35.3 million in a new financing round as the profitable firm looks to broaden its offering. The Bangalore-based startup’s Series B was led by London-headquart…

Nintendo’s Game & Watch can run Doom, barely [The Verge] Programmers have ported the original Doom to Nintendo’s new Game & Watch handheld. While limited by memory, the game runs, opening up the small portable for future homebrew development.

AliveCor, which helps its users manage their heart health, scores another FDA approval [TechCrunch] Last week, AliveCor, a nine-year-old, 92-person company whose small, personal electrocardiogram devices help users detect atrial fibrillation, bradycardia, and tachycardia from heart rate readings taken from their own kitchen tables, raised $65 million from i…

Trump didn't concede, but he will move Biden's transition forward [TechCrunch] With an unprecedented number of mail-in ballots, election results took a bit longer this year than usual. But if Americans were expecting an election week, November stretched on into a month of election drama, with President Trump mounting an unprecedented ef…

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