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TechCrunch’s Top 3

  • cloudy day: Google’s first cloud region in Africa is launched in South Africa. Annie and Tage writes that the move “enables the localization of applications and services” and allows businesses to faster deploy capabilities – for example, artificial intelligence, machine learning, and data analytics.
  • Ducks, ducks, geese: French food tech startup Gourmey has received $48 million in new funding to cook lab-grown and slaughter-free foie gras. Romain there are many more.
  • Show a little more, show a little less: Facebook is testing a new feature with Stories to let users say how much or how little they want to see certain things in their feed, Aisha report.

Start-ups and VC

Title included, I love it PaulToday’s story on Whistleblower softwareAn aptly named company has received a $3 million investment to further develop its product aimed at making it easier for workers to report corporate misconduct.

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Dear Sophie: Any advice for visa negotiations and green card funding?

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Dear Sophie,

I am currently on an F-1 student visa. I will receive my bachelor’s degree in computer science in December and will apply for OPT. I want to stay and work in the US

Do you have any tips for negotiating visas and green card funding? Is there anything else I should keep in mind when starting to contact potential employers?

– Shy student

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Big Tech Inc.

One network security incident disrupted business at the US hospital chain CommonSpirit Health, causing it to take some of its information technology systems offline, Carly report. It is not yet known what the incident was or if any personal information was taken away in the process.

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