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Genetic testing startup Prenetics gets 40M from investors including Alibaba’s Hong Kong fund

 Prenetics, a genetic testing startup, plans to expand into more Asian countries after raising a $40 million Series B led by Beyond Ventures and Alibaba Hong Kong Entrepreneurs Fund. Read More

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The next revolution will be reclaiming your digital identity

Fingerprint An identity is a difficult thing to lose. I found this out the hard way when my passport was stolen while backpacking through Asia and Africa earlier this year. The bureaucratic process to get a new passport gave me a glimpse at how broken our system of identity management is today. Fortunately, technology is on the cusp of a major paradigm shift in the field of identity. Read More

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Amazon Studios head Roy Price steps down amid sexual harassment allegations

 Less than a week after being suspended from his gig as the head of Amazon Studios, Roy Price has officialyl stepped down from his role, TechCrunch has learned. The resignation came after producer Isa Hackett told The Hollywood Reporter that she was subject to  “shocking and surreal” sexual harassment by Price. CNN’s Brian Stelter reported the news on Twitter, which an… Read More

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WhatsApp joins other messaging platforms with live location sharing

 Sharing your current location with someone is a great way to passive-aggressively explain that you’re on your way when they ask where you are. But it also has other uses, and WhatsApp has now joined rivals Facebook Messenger and iMessage in offering the feature (with its own somewhat unique twist). Read More

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More than 3 000 tech employees are volunteering their skills to turn the tables politically

 There have always been outliers, people in tech who are willing to volunteer to help certain candidates. An even smaller percentage of techies quit their jobs to join campaigns. Still, it’s probably safe to say that most tech employees, who are also U.S. citizens, have long viewed the extent of their obligation as Americans to vote for their preferred candidate — then get back… Read More

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