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Nigerian motorcycle transit startup has raised a $7 million funding round led by Novastar Ventures, with participation of Japanese manufacturer Yamaha.

Based in Lagos, the company's app-based platform coordinates motorcycle taxi and delivery services for individuals and businesses. Six-million of the investment is in Series A capital followed by $1 million in grants.

MAX has an extended menu for the round. “We intend to invest massively in our technology capabilities,” including the company's payment infrastructure, CFO Guy-Bertrand Njoya told TechCrunch.

The startup will also expand to 10 cities in West Africa (starting in Ghana and Ivory Coast) and add new vehicle [...]

Thu, Jun 20, 2019, Continue reading at the source

Waymo has locked in an exclusive partnership with Renault and Nissan to research how commercial autonomous vehicles might work for passengers and packages in France and Japan.

This exclusive partnership has a deadline — the public announcement says it will last for “an initial period.” Waymo nor the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance provided details on when it might end.

For now, research is the basis of the partnership. The companies plan to research commercial, legal and regulatory issues. However, Waymo CEO John Krafcik, and [...]

Thu, Jun 20, 2019, Continue reading at the source

Australia have won four of their five opening Cricket World Cup 2019 matches while still seemingly having an extra couple of gears to crank up. Bangladesh go into the match off the back of one of the most impressive performances from any team in the tournament so far. Today's showdown should be a fascinating clash and it's one you'll be able to watch no matter where you are in the world by using our Australia vs Bangladesh live stream guide below.

The Tigers somehow managed to chase down the West Indies' 321 on Tuesday thanks to a dynamite batting display [...]

Thu, Jun 20, 2019, Continue reading at the source

Ahead of the iOS 13 public beta release date, we're detailing the changes coming to your iPhone based on what we saw at Apple's WWDC 2019 keynote on June 3.

iOS 13 beta is not for everyone – yet. Apple advises that the current developer beta is intended for its paid developer community. The iOS 13 public beta in a few weeks.

In the meantime, we'll explain (and show) what it's all about, including Dark Mode, a long-awaited UI tweak allowing you invert those bright white-screen backgrounds.

We also have details surrounding the new QuickPath swipe keyboard and iPadOS, essentially [...]

Thu, Jun 20, 2019, Continue reading at the source

Remember those RHA T20 earphones that blew us away with their audiophile-quality sound? Well, now the audio brand has cut the cord on the popular buds to bring us the RHA T20 Wireless headphones, which boast 12 hours of battery life and fidelity aptX Bluetooth.

The new earphones are connected by a neckband, and use RHA's proprietary DualCoil drivers, which are designed to reproduce "refined, high-resolution audio," according to the company.

The best in-ear headphones in 2019In-ear, on-ear, and over-ear: here are the best wireless headphonesWant to get rid of the cord completely? Check out the best true [...]
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