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Opera and the firm short-selling its stock (alleging Africa fintech abuses) weigh in

Opera and the firm short-selling its stock (alleging Africa fintech abuses) weigh in

Internet services company Opera has come under a short-sell assault based on allegations of predatory lending practices by its fintech products in Africa. Hindenburg Research issued a report claiming (among other things) that Opera’s finance products in Nigeria and Kenya have run afoul of prudent consumer practices and Google Play Store rules for lending apps.…
Indian bike rental startup Bounce raises $105M

Indian bike rental startup Bounce raises $105M

Bounce, a Bangalore-based startup that operates over 15,000 electric and gasoline docked bikes in nearly three dozen cities in India, said today it has raised $105 million in a new funding round as it explores sustainable ways to expand within the nation and build its own electric vehicles. The new financing round, Series D, was…
Proxyclick raises $15M Series B for its visitor management platform

Proxyclick raises $15M Series B for its visitor management platform

If you’ve ever entered a company’s office as a visitor or contractor, you probably know the routine: check in with a receptionist, figure out who invited you, print out a badge and get on your merry way. Brussels, Belgium- and New York-based Proxyclick aims to streamline this process, while also helping businesses keep their people…
Fujifilm announces X-T200 camera with better video and a new tilting screen

Fujifilm announces X-T200 camera with better video and a new tilting screen

Fujifilm has announced the X-T200, the follow-up to 2018’s X-T100 mirrorless camera. It’s Fujifilm’s entry-level model with a built-in electronic viewfinder. The X-T200 looks pretty similar to its predecessor, with the biggest physical changes a 2.82oz (80g) reduction in weight and a new vari-angle LCD that can be tilted while it’s flipped out. The X-T200…
a-schaefers/systemE

a-schaefers/systemE

A lightweight systemd replacement written in Emacs lisp About Using the tooling in this repo, I am able to boot from linux to sinit as PID1, and from there to Emacs acting as PID2 using --script mode, performing all typical rc.boot system initialization using Emacs lisp until we hit the getty. Additionally from the getty,…

Web of Documents (2019)

In 1960, Ted Nelson envisioned a web of documents.It was called Xanadu. It was a grand, holistic vision: of documents that, once published, are available basically forever; of bidirectional links that could glue together not just documents, but parts thereof; of managing copyright and royalties. It was complex. And it never really came to fruition.But thirty-one years later,…
Speech-Disrupting Brain Disease Reflects Patients’ Native Tongue

Speech-Disrupting Brain Disease Reflects Patients’ Native Tongue

English and Italian speakers with dementia-related language impairment experience distinct kinds of speech and reading difficulties based on features of their native languages, according to new research by scientists at the UC San Francisco Memory and Aging Center and colleagues at the Neuroimaging Research Unit and Neurology Unit at the San Raffaele Scientific Institute in…
DirecTV satellite is at risk of explosion due to battery issues – Engadget

DirecTV satellite is at risk of explosion due to battery issues – Engadget

The company already switched the batteries off and has been operating Spaceway-1 using power generated by its solar panels. However, it's expected to pass through Earth's shadow in late February where only batteries can serve as its power source. That's why DirecTV has to send it 300 kilometers above geostationary orbit, at a place where…
New Kingdom Hearts Game Is Coming To Mobile – Kotaku

New Kingdom Hearts Game Is Coming To Mobile – Kotaku

Square Enix tonight announced Project Xehanort, the working title for a new game coming this Spring for iOS, Android and Amazon.In true bullshit Square Enix fashion, though, absolutely nothing was shown or described about the game, and the only online presence it has is a single screenshot and a competition for fans to try and…
Microsoft gets the ball rolling on Surface Duo apps – Engadget

Microsoft gets the ball rolling on Surface Duo apps – Engadget

People who want to write apps for the Surface Neo and Windows 10X will have to wait a while longer. Microsoft is planning to offer a pre-release version of the relevant Windows developer kit "in the coming weeks" through its usual Insider previews, with a 10X-ready emulator and programming interfaces appearing on February 11th.The months…