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    Moroccan Startup Supports Businesses’ Digital Transformation

    Founded in September 2020 by Nizar Berdai, WeMash Digital is a growing Moroccan initiative that brings together a team of young, ambitious, and creative developers, consultants, and graphic designers.  The fresh startup specializes in digital marketing, design, web development, advertising, market research, SEO, and social networks. By combining information technology (IT) and innovative ways of communication, WeMash Digital’s 10-person team works to help enterprises grow by designing websites and web platforms with effective digital strategies. At a time when both small and big businesses were closing their doors and letting go of their employees, the idea behind WeMash Digital was […] More

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    The UK government will reportedly buy stakes in tech startups

    Benzinga Warren Buffett In Annual Letter Signals More Stock Buybacks Coming This Year, Says Don’t ‘Bet Against America’ Warren Buffett in his annual letter to shareholders offered words of encouragement to a battered country while also signaling that more stock buybacks are to come. Buffett’s Annual Letter: The letter from the 90-year-old chief executive officer of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK-A) (NYSE: BRK-B) was even more anticipated than usual this year, because his influential voice has largely been silent since his last letter, which came in the very early days of the pandemic. A lot has happened since, from the […] More

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    Why these serial entrepreneurs chose to found a startup in the talent and recruitment space

    With 15 years of experience, serial entrepreneurs Vikram Ahuja and Ashwin Kasturirangan had found a gap in the recruitment industry. Vikram had earlier founded Byond Travel and has been a partner at the accelerator Kyron. On the other hand, Ashwin had founded Gadzet, before joining Ansr.  They realised there was a burgeoning problem when it came to hiring for senior and leadership roles. “As entrepreneurs who have built and grown our own teams, we have faced this challenge of hiring top talent within our teams,” explains Vikram. This led them to start Talent500 in Bengaluru in 2018.  A part of […] More

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    A year after first case, Brazil hurtles past 250,000 Covid-19 deaths

    A year after the first confirmed case of the coronavirus in Brazil, Latin America’s biggest country has passed 250,000 Covid-19 deaths, with the virus still spreading freely as a national vaccination drive struggles to gain momentum. President Jair Bolsonaro, a far-right populist who has railed against lockdown measures while saying he will not take any Covid-19 vaccine, has been criticised for his response to the virus. Brazil has the world’s second-highest Covid-19 death toll after the US, and more than 10.3 million confirmed cases, the third-highest outbreak behind the US and India. The virus has killed 251,498 people in Brazil, […] More

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    Nigeria’s Pinnick sees Patrice Motsepe getting 40 votes in Caf presidency race

    “So I can assure you‚ between 35‚ 38 and 40 [votes].” The Nigerian FA’s declaration suggested that West Africa was behind Motsepe’s bid. Chiyangwa declared confidence in Pinnick’s estimate. “When I’m working with him the number he gives is what we aspire to achieve‚” the Cosafa boss said. “The last time we had Ahmad we had 35 – for sure that was what we predicted in Harare.” It was at a 58th birthday party function of Chiyangwa in Harare on February 24 2017‚ attended by 24 African FA heads and seen as a front to campaign for Ahmad‚ that the […] More

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    How investors are valuing the pandemic – TechCrunch

    Welcome back to The TechCrunch Exchange, a weekly startups-and-markets newsletter. It’s broadly based on the daily column that appears on Extra Crunch, but free, and made for your weekend reading. Want it in your inbox every Saturday morning? Sign up here. Ready? Let’s talk money, startups and spicy IPO rumors. Kicking off with a tiny bit of housekeeping: Equity is now doing more stuff. And TechCrunch has its Justice and Early-Stage events coming up. I am interviewing the CRO of Zoom for the latter. And The Exchange itself has some long-overdue stuff coming next week, including $50M and $100M ARR […] More

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    Amsterdam-based fast-charging startup Fastned charges itself with €150M through accelerated bookbuild offering

    Image credit: Fastned Amsterdam-based fast-charging network for electric vehicles company, Fastned, has raised €150M through an accelerated bookbuild offering of 1,875,000 New Securities, which was announced on 25 February 2021.  A depositary receipt (DR) is a negotiable certificate issued by a bank representing shares in a foreign company traded on a local stock exchange. The depositary receipt gives investors the opportunity to hold shares in the equity of foreign countries and gives them an alternative to trading on an international market. The cost of building software Marek Gajda, CTO of The Software House, shares his insights on building high-quality…Show More […] More

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    Startups under 30: Taylor Turner, Top N Tier | Jax Daily Record | Jacksonville Daily Record

    Nearly five years before Taylor Turner founded image consulting company Top N Tier LLC, she walked into the Orange Park Men’s Wearhouse and made a bet with the store manager. “I told him, ‘I’m here for a job. I need it today,’” Turner said.  “‘I don’t have time for you to ask me questions and to see if I’m a good fit. And I don’t have time for you to go through an HR process. I have rent due.’” Turner, a San Diego transplant, had left her four-year degree program unfinished at the University of North Florida.  She said the […] More

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    Kia Apple Car rumor has now morphed into electric scooter

    The Hyundai/Kia Apple Car rumor was once presented as if it were almost a done deal, before later being dismissed – but a Korean report today says some kind of deal is not entirely off the table. It goes on to hint that a deal might be struck over the Kia electric scooter… Reuters reports: Shares in Kia Corp rose as much as 8.1% on Friday after a South Korean online news site said there was still potential for the automaker to form a partnership with Apple Inc […] Online site Chosun Biz said on Friday that Apple and Kia […] More

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    US consumers rebound to boost spending 2.4% as income jumps

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Bouncing back from months of retrenchment, America’s consumers stepped up their spending by a solid 2.4% in January, the sharpest increase in seven months and a sign that the economy may be poised to sustain a recovery from the pandemic recession. Friday’s report from the Commerce Department also showed that personal incomes, which provide the fuel for spending, jumped 10% last month, the biggest gain in nine months, boosted by cash payments that most Americans received from the government. The January spending increase followed two straight monthly spending drops that had raised concerns that consumers, who power […] More

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    Best electric cars for 2021

    There has never been a better time to make the jump to an electric vehicle than right now. Seriously. The technology is better than it’s ever been. Even the most pedestrian of production EVs offer ranges that will get most Americans through at least a day or two of commuting in between charges. The problem is figuring out which of the many electric vehicles on sale today will best… Read further. More

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