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Afore Capital raises second pre-seed venture capital fund – TechCrunch

Afore Capital raises second pre-seed venture capital fund – TechCrunch

As expectations from seed investors intensify, a new stage of investment has established itself earlier in the venture-backed company life cycle. Known as “pre-seed” investing, one of the first legitimate outfits to double down on the stage has refueled, closing its second fund on $77 million. Afore Capital’s sophomore fund is likely the largest pool […]

Apple Watch Series 5 review – TechCrunch

Apple Watch Series 5 review – TechCrunch

Apple’s iPhones numbers may have suffered in recent years, but when it comes to smartwatches, the company remains utterly dominant. Recent figures from Counterpoint put Apple Watch growth at 48% year over year for the first quarter, commanding more than a third of the total global smartwatch market. Samsung’s myriad different models, meanwhile, put the […]

Samsung’s Galaxy Tab S6 combines creative flexibility with great design – TechCrunch

Samsung’s Galaxy Tab S6 combines creative flexibility with great design – TechCrunch

The Android tablet market isn’t exactly a hotbed of excitement and activity, which makes it all the more impressive that Samsung continues to iterate its own tablet lineup in smart, meaningful ways that push the technology forward and deliver a stellar experience. Samsung’s new Galaxy Tab S6 (starting at $649.99) is no exception, and this […]

Apple games the system – TechCrunch

Apple games the system – TechCrunch

Hey all. This is Week-in-Review, where I give a heavy amount of analysis and/or rambling thoughts on one story while scouring the rest of the hundreds of stories that emerged on TechCrunch this week to surface my favorites for your reading pleasure. Last week, I talked about shifting Facebook user habits and their play to […]

This game uses troll tactics to teach critical thinking – TechCrunch

This game uses troll tactics to teach critical thinking – TechCrunch

The best medicine against online disinformation is an informed society that’s thinking critically. The problem is there are no shortcuts to universal education. Enter Finnish Public Broadcasting Company, Yle, which is hoping to harness the engagement power of gamification to accelerate awareness and understanding of troll tactics and help more people spot malicious Internet fakes. […]

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