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Google Maps provides means to see pace limits and pace traps in 40+ nations

Google Maps is gaining some options beforehand unique to Google’s navigation app, Waze. The corporate confirmed it’s rolling out the flexibility for Google Maps customers to see pace limits, pace cameras, and cellular pace cameras in over 40 nations worldwide — an growth of its earlier launch of those options, which had been beforehand restricted to pick out markets. The change was famous earlier by ZDNet and, in fact, Reddit. Google confirmed with TechCrunch the complete record of supported nations, which now contains: Australia, Brazil, U.S., Canada, U.Okay., India, Mexico,…

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Salesforce Blockchain permits code-free blockchain networks, workflows, and apps

San Francisco software program big Saleforce gave blockchain know-how a ringing endorsement at the moment at TrailheaDX 19, its fourth annual developer convention. There, it unveiled Salesforce Blockchain, a low-code platform that lets corporations create blockchain networks, workflows, and apps which facilitate the sharing of verified, distributed knowledge units throughout associate and third-party networks. As Salesforce president and chief product officer Bret Taylor defined throughout a convention name with reporters, blockchain delivers a distributed ledger that saves, traces, and authenticates knowledge throughout decentralized community nodes, guaranteeing the integrity of transactions.…

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Eyeing an entry into China, Roblox enters strategic partnership with Tencent

Youngsters gaming platform Roblox has its sights set on China with in the present day’s information that it has entered right into a strategic relationship with Chinese language tech big, Tencent. The businesses introduced a strategic partnership that may initially concentrate on schooling — particularly, coding fundamentals, recreation design, digital citizenship, and entrepreneurial abilities. The three way partnership — nonetheless unnamed — can be based mostly in Shenzhen, Roblox says. And its eventual aim is to convey Roblox to China. That is one thing Roblox has been steadily working in…

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Google asks Android builders to categorize apps primarily based on content material and goal age

Google has introduced a handful of Google Play coverage updates for builders, because it appears to tidy up the Android app retailer and make it extra child-friendly. The transfer comes shortly after a recent report discovered that Google Play is awash with apps filled with unsavory content material — though the apps are marked as protected for youngsters. Google’s newest ploy to get builders to stick to its age-rating insurance policies is to get them to “thoughtfully take into account” whether or not kids represent a part of their target…

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Underneath-the-radar funds app True Steadiness simply clocked $100M in GMV in India

Away from the limelight of city cities, the place an more and more rising variety of corporations are preventing for a bit of India’s digital funds market, a South Korean startup’s app is quietly serving to hundreds of thousands of Indians pay digitally and revel in many monetary companies for the primary time. The app, referred to as True Steadiness, started its life as a instrument to assist customers simply discover their cell steadiness, or topping up pre-pay cell credit score. However in its 4 years journey, its ambition has…

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SmartRecruiters raises $50 million to assist corporations rent the very best expertise

SmartRecruiters, an enterprise-focused recruitment platform designed to assist corporations discover, choose, and rent new expertise, has raised $50 million in a collection D spherical of funding led by Perception Companions, with participation from Rembrandt Enterprise Companions and Mayfield Capital. Based in 2010, SmartRecruiters is a software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform spanning the complete recruitment course of, from advertising and marketing a brand new place to monitoring purposes and making the ultimate supply. The San Francisco-based startup claims some big-name shoppers, together with Twitter, LinkedIn, Ikea, Visa, and Bosch. “Fortune 500 corporations don’t…

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Twaice picks up backing from Cherry Ventures to assist electrical autos eke out extra battery life

Twaice, a Munich-based startup creating “predictive analytics” software program to assist with battery administration in electrical autos and different units, has raised €2 million in further seed funding. The spherical is led by Berlin’s Cherry Ventures, with participation by present buyers UVC Companions and Speedinvest. It brings the whole raised at seed stage by the 9 month-old firm — a spin out of Technical College of Munich (TUM) — to €three.2 million. Already utilized in vans, vehicles, e-scooters and stationary energy storage, the Twaice software program creates a “digital twin”…

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iRobot unveils Roomba s9+ and Braava jet m6 robots that clear collectively

iRobot at the moment launched two new robots: the Roomba s9+ robotic vacuum cleaner and the Braava jet m6 robotic mop. The Roomba s9+ robotic vacuum with Clear Base Automated Filth Disposal begins at $1,299 and €1,499. The Roomba s9 with out the Clear Base begins at $999. The Braava jet m6 robotic mop begins at $499 and €699. All of the robots can be found for buy at the moment within the U.S. and Canada. They are going to begin delivery in choose European international locations on July 12,…

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Flipboard hacks immediate password resets for hundreds of thousands of customers

Social sharing website and information aggregator Flipboard has reset hundreds of thousands of person passwords after hackers gained entry to its methods a number of instances over a nine-month interval The corporate confirmed in a discover Tuesday that the hacks befell between June 2, 2018 and March 23, 2019 and a second time on April 21-22, 2019, however the intrusions have been solely detected a day in a while April 23. Hackers stole usernames, electronic mail addresses, passwords and account tokens for third-party providers. In accordance with the discover, “not…

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Pokémon Firm unveils a bunch of video games, from Pokémon Quest China to Pokémon Sleep

Tsunekazu Ishihara, CEO of the Pokémon Firm Worldwide, mentioned the corporate has partnered with China’s NetEase in making the primary official Pokemon sport for China. That is only one of various video games the Japanese firm introduced immediately. In a livestreamed occasion, Ethan Wang, vice chairman and head of sport publishing at China’s NetEase, mentioned the corporate will launch the primary Pokémon sport in China, Pokémon Quest China, which is able to add player-versus-player and social methods. NetEase has 4 of the highest 10 video games in China (as of…

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