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Claire Diaz-Ortiz Contributor Claire Diaz-Ortiz is an angel investor and bestselling author of nine books that have been published in more than a dozen countries. An early employee at Twitter, she was called “The Woman Who Got the Pope on Twitter” by Wired and holds an MBA and other degrees from Stanford and Oxford. More…

Uk community sector failing to be open about its use of AI, evaluation finds

A report into the use of artificial intelligence by the U.K.’s public sector has warned that the government is failing to be open about automated decision-making technologies which have the potential to significantly impact citizens’ lives. Ministers have been especially bullish on injecting new technologies into the delivery of taxpayer-funded healthcare — with health minister…

UPS Will Use Arrival’s Electric Vans In the US, Europe

binspamdupenotthebestofftopicslownewsdaystalestupid freshfunnyinsightfulinterestingmaybe descriptive Mirror your GitHub releases to SourceForge quickly and easily with this tool. Check out all of SourceForge’s improvements. | Check out Slashdot on LinkedIn × 124154462 story UPS Will Use Arrival's Electric Trucks In the US, Europe (engadget.com) Posted by BeauHD on Wednesday January 29, 2020 @07:30PM from the what-to-expect dept. Delivery…

British isles to allow Huawei ‘limited role’ in 5G community

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionHow will the Huawei 5G deal affect me?The UK has decided to let Huawei continue to be used in its 5G networks but with restrictions, despite pressure from the US to block the firm.The Chinese firm will be banned from supplying kit to "sensitive parts" of the…

Mattresses heading from outdated mattress to vegetable mattress

Syrian refugees at Zaatari camp in Jordan are working with scientists from the University of Sheffield and the UN Refugee Agency to create a way to grow healthy, fresh food with nothing but water and old mattress foam.These 'recycled gardens' use the mattresses in place of the soil, which solves two problems in one: It…

Europe’s A/O PropTech is a new €250M fund dedicated to businesses disrupting genuine estate

A/O PropTech is a new European VC officially launching today, after raising €250 million of so-called “permanent capital” to invest in technology companies disrupting real estate. It’s this “permanent” approach—seeing the firm structured more like a corporate with various shareholders, rather than a traditional venture capital fund that typically has a life cycle of 2-5…

Brexit: Europeans glimpse to uncertain upcoming as Uk leaves EU

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionSpanish guitarist Antonio De Mata, who plays for Benidorm tourists, explains what Brexit means to himForty-seven years ago, in 1973, the UK joined an organisation that aimed to bring European nations closer together.The British people voted two years later to remain in what became the European Union…

What to expect when pitching European VCs

Russ Heddleston Contributor Russ is the cofounder and CEO of DocSend. He was previously a product manager at Facebook, where he arrived via the acquisition of his startup Pursuit.com, and has held roles at Dropbox, Greystripe, and Trulia. Follow him here: @rheddleston and @docsend More posts by this contributor Fundraising is the single most important…

Brexit: EU Parliament would make difficult calls for for talks

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The UK officially left the EU on 31 January but until the end of 2020 they are following a Withdrawal Agreement The European Parliament has approved a tough opening position for talks with the UK on its future relationship with the EU. MEPs called on the UK to follow…

Yalta: Earth War Two summit that reshaped the environment

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Big Three - Winston Churchill, Franklin Roosevelt and Joseph Stalin In February 1945, three men met in a holiday resort to decide the fate of the world.Nazi Germany was on its knees. Soviet troops were closing in on Berlin, while Allied forces had crossed Germany's western border. In…

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Latin The us can take the world-wide direct in VC directed to female co-founders

Claire Diaz-Ortiz Contributor Claire Diaz-Ortiz is an angel investor and bestselling author of nine books that have been published in more than a dozen countries. An early employee at Twitter, she was called “The Woman Who Got the Pope on Twitter” by Wired and holds an MBA and other degrees from Stanford and Oxford. More…

Coronavirus outbreak ‘just beginning’ outdoors China, says professional – Reuters India

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - The coronavirus epidemic may be peaking in China where it was first detected in the central city of Wuhan but it is just beginning in the rest of the world and likely to spread, a global expert on infectious diseases said on Wednesday. The Chinese government’s senior medical adviser has said the…

Thank you, Mike Bloomberg, for rescuing the debate – POLITICO

Democratic presidential candidates Michael Bloomberg, Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders. | John Locher/AP Photo Michael Bloomberg may have bought his way on to the debate stage in Las Vegas Wednesday night but the rest of us are in his debt. These once-every-couple-weeks rituals had become so familiar that watching til the end was a chore.…

Jeff Bezos’ girlfriend’s brother is suing the Amazon CEO for defamation, claiming he was falsely accused of providing incriminating pictures to the Countrywide Enquirer

As the saga of Jeff Bezos, his nude selfies, and his leaked affair with Lauren Sanchez continues, a new development has arisen – Sanchez's brother Michael Sanchez is now suing Bezos for defamation.Bloomberg reports Sanchez has accused the Amazon CEO and his security consultant Gavin de Becker of telling journalists that Sanchez leaked Bezos' nude…

Two far more missing following Turkey quake kills 39

By Umit BektasELAZIG, Turkey (Reuters) - Turkey called off rescue operations on Monday in eastern areas hit by Friday's earthquake after emergency workers recovered the body of a final person they were searching for in a collapsed building, bringing the death toll to 41, authorities said.The magnitude 6.8 quake caused 37 deaths in Elazig province,…