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Kenyan tech founders say there is a funding bias toward North American and European expats in the country; analysis: only one Kenyan founder raised $1M+ in 2019 (Yinka Adegoke/Rest of World)

Yinka Adegoke / Rest of World: Kenyan tech founders say there is a funding bias toward North American and European expats in the country; analysis: only one Kenyan founder raised $1M+ in 2019  —  To break the

As China ramps up testing of its digital yuan, its call for help from Ant and Tencent has led to an awkward dynamic, as Alipay and WeChat Pay are likely rivals (Jing Yang/Wall Street Journal)

Jing Yang / Wall Street Journal: As China ramps up testing of its digital yuan, its call for help from Ant and Tencent has led to an awkward dynamic, as Alipay and WeChat Pay are likely rivals 

China’s tech crackdown has focused on consumer-facing internet companies, perhaps because Xi believes hard tech like chipmaking is more geopolitically important (Noah Smith/Noahpinion)

Noah Smith / Noahpinion: China’s tech crackdown has focused on consumer-facing internet companies, perhaps because Xi believes hard tech like chipmaking is more geopolitically important  —  Maybe because what countries think of as a “tech industry” isn’t

Analysts and US officials say the disinformation-for-hire industry is booming, as influencers get approached by back-alley firms to spread falsehoods (Max Fisher/New York Times)

Max Fisher / New York Times: Analysts and US officials say the disinformation-for-hire industry is booming, as influencers get approached by back-alley firms to spread falsehoods  —  Back-alley firms meddle in elections and promote falsehoods on behalf

Ex-Google employee recounts how Google abandoned a redesign attempt of Chrome on Android, that was similar to iOS 15’s Safari, with the URL bar at the bottom (Abner Li/9to5Google)

Abner Li / 9to5Google: Ex-Google employee recounts how Google abandoned a redesign attempt of Chrome on Android, that was similar to iOS 15’s Safari, with the URL bar at the bottom  —  Apple’s mobile web browser is

In a blow to the edtech sector, China orders tutoring companies teaching the school curriculum to go non-profit, bans them from IPOs and raising foreign capital (Bloomberg)

Bloomberg: In a blow to the edtech sector, China orders tutoring companies teaching the school curriculum to go non-profit, bans them from IPOs and raising foreign capital  —  – After-school tutors can’t raise capital or float shares 

Parking apps in the US have seen a new wave of customers amid a surge in car ownership spurred by people avoiding mass transit and ride sharing due to COVID-19 (Priya Anand/Bloomberg)

coronavirus pandemic, cars sat idly in driveways, city streets were deserted, onetime commuters worked from bed … Priya Anand / Bloomberg: Parking apps in the US have seen a new wave of customers amid a surge in

Chinese chip manufacturer Tsinghua Unigroup, which is saddled with ~$30.8B in liabilities, is seeking a huge bailout from investors amid bankruptcy proceedings (Che Pan/South China Morning Post)

Che Pan / South China Morning Post: Chinese chip manufacturer Tsinghua Unigroup, which is saddled with ~$30.8B in liabilities, is seeking a huge bailout from investors amid bankruptcy proceedings  —  Unigroup requires a strategic investor with minimum

Mark Gurman: Face ID on the Mac is likely coming within a couple of years, and all iPhones and iPads will transition to Face ID within that timeframe, too (Sami Fathi/MacRumors)

Sami Fathi / MacRumors: Mark Gurman: Face ID on the Mac is likely coming within a couple of years, and all iPhones and iPads will transition to Face ID within that timeframe, too  —  Apple plans to

Mobile game publisher Jam City is no longer going public via a SPAC merger, announced in May, that would have valued the company at $1.2B (Bloomberg)

has called off its plan to go public through a combination with a blank-check firm that would have valued the combined company at $1.2 billion. Bloomberg: Mobile game publisher Jam City is no longer going public via

A look at FTX, Binance, BitMEX, and their once North America-based founders, who run exchanges for highly-leveraged crypto derivatives trading outside the US (New York Times)

New York Times: A look at FTX, Binance, BitMEX, and their once North America-based founders, who run exchanges for highly-leveraged crypto derivatives trading outside the US  —  A new generation of industry leaders has set up offshore

AuthenticID, which offers AI-based identity proofing and verification to help businesses fight fraud, raises $100M from Long Ridge Equity Partners (Omar Faridi/Crowdfund Insider)

Omar Faridi / Crowdfund Insider: AuthenticID, which offers AI-based identity proofing and verification to help businesses fight fraud, raises $100M from Long Ridge Equity Partners  —  – Twitter- Facebook- LinkedIn- Pinterest- Reddit- HackerNews- Telegram- Weibo- Email- Print-

Paystone, which provides service-based businesses with payments and customer engagement tech, raises $23.8M, bringing its total funds raised in 2021 to $78.8M (Christine Hall/TechCrunch)

Christine Hall / TechCrunch: Paystone, which provides service-based businesses with payments and customer engagement tech, raises $23.8M, bringing its total funds raised in 2021 to $78.8M  —  Paystone, a payments and integrated software company, secured another strategic

A look at the presence of crypto in hip-hop culture, beginning as early as 2013, including meme songs, rapper Nas’s Coinbase investment, and illicit ICOs (Ashwin Rodrigues/VICE)

Ashwin Rodrigues / VICE: A look at the presence of crypto in hip-hop culture, beginning as early as 2013, including meme songs, rapper Nas’s Coinbase investment, and illicit ICOs  —  Nas made a fortune with his Coinbase

Lev, which wants to automate commercial real estate financing, raises $30M Series A at a $130M valuation, after raising a $10M seed round four months ago (Christine Hall/TechCrunch)

Christine Hall / TechCrunch: Lev, which wants to automate commercial real estate financing, raises $30M Series A at a $130M valuation, after raising a $10M seed round four months ago  —  Commercial real estate has been slow

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