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Disengaging from China manufacturing is hard, but it's happening slowly

Nov 30, 2022

A hot potato: Like a train leaving the station, it now seems inevitable that US companies are moving to reduce, or entirely eliminate, their reliance on China. It took a long time to get started, companies had been complaining about changing conditions in China for a decade. The 2018 trade war was the spark that really got them moving, and their progress has only been gaining momentum since then. This process will take years, maybe decades, but at this point is probably unstoppable. We recent ...read more

eFounders morphs into Hexa, a portfolio company of startup studios

Nov 30, 2022

Over the past 11 years, eFounders has refined the startup studio model in Europe. The company has contributed to the launch of more than 30 different startups, including three unicorns — Spendesk, Aircall and Front. While things seem to be doing well for the startup studio, eFounders is pivoting — sort of. As of today, eFounders is becoming Hexa, a holding company for different startup studios. You could have seen this change coming as eFounders hasn’t been just eFounders for a while. In ...read more

Iterative launches its second fund for Southeast Asia startups

Nov 30, 2022

Despite global headwinds, Southeast Asia’s early-stage startups are still going strong, say the founders of Iterative Capital. The Singapore-based venture capital firm, which runs a YC-style accelerator program, announced today it has raised $55 million for its Fund II from LPs like Cendana, K5 Global, Village Global and Goodwater Capital. Other backers include a group of founders and executives, such as Dropbox co-founder Arash Ferdowsi, Bukalapak co-founder and former CEO Achmad Zaky, Andre ...read more

Firefox avoids the cloud for its privacy-friendly translation service

Nov 30, 2022

In context: Most translation services rely on remote servers and cloud-hosted AI frameworks to work their magic, while turning one language into another. Firefox Translations goes the opposite way, offering something "cloud-free" to privacy-aware netizens. Even though Firefox isn't as popular as it once was, you can still count on the fact that Mozilla will do something different compared to the ubiquitous Google Chrome. Case in point: the open source foundation is currently working on a new ...read more

Sequoia India backs Prismforce that helps IT companies build better talent supply chain

Nov 30, 2022

Prismforce, an India-U.S. startup that provides IT and tech services companies with tools to build better talent supply chain, has raised $13.6 million in a Series A round led by Sequoia Capital India. IT providers spend a large part of their variable costs on hiring skilled employees. But finding those employees from the ever-growing talent market and deploying them effectively to get adequate results is one of the most significant pain points for the industry worldwide. Prismforce is taking ...read more

Half-Life Alyx mod Levitation adds hours of must-play content to the VR staple

Nov 30, 2022

Bottom line: It's hard to believe but Half-Life: Alyx is approaching its third anniversary. While other titles like No Man's Sky and Resident Evil Village are certainly worth checking out in VR, Half-Life: Alyx was designed specifically for VR and it shows. It's arguably the best VR app out there and now, it's getting even better. Levitation is a new mini campaign mod for Half-Life: Alyx that adds roughly three to four hours of content to the base game. The action picks up right after the ma ...read more

Let’s-a-go again with a new ‘The Super Mario Bros. Movie’ trailer

Nov 30, 2022

One month after Nintendo debuted its first trailer for “The Super Mario Bros. Movie,” the company has revealed yet another trailer — this time giving fans a first look at Princess Peach and Donkey Kong. In the newest trailer, viewers get to see more of Illumination’s incredible animating skills with Donkey Kong, voiced by Seth Rogen, completely bitch-slapping Mario (Chris Pratt), and Princess Peach, voiced by Anya Taylor-Joy, ripping off a Cheep-Cheeps (pufferfish) from the plumbe ...read more

Comcast is rolling out nationwide price hikes starting in December

Nov 30, 2022

In brief: Comcast is on track to milk even more money out of cable TV subscribers. Starting next month, nationwide price adjustments will go into effect that will see the average cost of service across markets increase by 3.8 percent. Naturally, some markets will be hit harder than others. In Taunton, Massachusetts, Comcast's broadcast TV fee will increase from $18.65 per month to $26 per month starting December 20, 2022. That is an increase of $7.35 per month, or more than $88 a year. Video ...read more

Telegram shares users data in copyright violation lawsuit

Nov 30, 2022

Telegram has disclosed names of administrators, their phone numbers and IP addresses of channels accused of copyright infringement in compliance with a court order in India in a remarkable illustration of the data the instant messaging platform stores on its users and can be made to disclose by authorities. The app operator was forced to shared the data after a teacher sued the firm for not doing enough to prevent unauthorised distribution of her course material on the platform. Neetu Sin ...read more

Seattle-area health startup One Item expands CDC-backed heart study

Nov 30, 2022

One Item’s Health Science Index and Better Now apps. (One Item Image) Seattle-area company One Item is working with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) to support a study of a rural community in Arkansas at risk of poor heart health. The UAMS Heart Healthy Communities initiative aims to reduce health outcome inequality in rural Arkansas through studying a target population with historically poor health outcomes. The app is used in combination with other efforts, such ...read more