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Dear Sophie: Possible to still get through I-751 and citizenship after divorce?

Sophie Alcorn Contributor Share on Twitter Sophie Alcorn is the founder of Alcorn Immigration Law in Silicon Valley and 2019 Global Law Experts Awards‘ ‘Law Firm of the Year in California for Entrepreneur Immigration Services.‘ She connects people with the businesses and opportunities that expand their lives. More posts by this contributor Dear Sophie: How []

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Bowery Farming adds executives as it expands to sell produce in 650 stores

Bowery Farming has added to its executive team as it expands its retail footprint to 650 stores, the company said. From three indoor farms in Kearny, N.J. and Nottingham, Md., the New York-based company is pitching a smattering of leafy greens and herbs. Irving Fain, Bowery‘s chief executive and founder declined to disclose the company‘s []

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Pinterest officially launches new Story Pins format in beta

Pinterest is announcing its spin on the increasingly popular stories format today - Story Pins, which combine multiple pages of images, videos, voiceover and overlaid text. We wrote about Story Pins back in June, and apparently various versions of the format have been in the works since last year. But the company is only officially []

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Japanese startup Nature launches Remo 3, its home appliance smart remote, in the U.S. and Canada

Nature, a Japanese hardware startup that focuses on IoT home devices, announced the launch Remo 3, its home appliance smart remote, in the United States and Canada today. Priced at 129, the Bluetooth-enabled Remo 3 allows people to control multiple appliances that uses an infrared remote, including air conditioners, TVs, robot vacuum cleaners and fans, []

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Adobe‘s ‘Liquid Mode‘ uses AI to automatically redesign PDFs for mobile devices

We‘ve probably all been there: you‘ve been poking around your phone for an hour, deep in some sort of Google research rabbit hole. You finally find a link that almost certainly has the info you‘ve been looking for. You tap it.. aaaand it‘s a fifty page PDF. Now you get to pinch and zoom your []

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Five years after creating Traefik application proxy, open source project hits 2B downloads

Five years ago, Traefik Labs founder and CEO Emile Vauge was working on a project deploying thousands of microservices and he was lacking a cloud native application proxy that could handle this kind of scale. So like any good developer, he created one himself and Traefik was born. If you go back five years, the []

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Amazon removes the 500 Prime Bike, says it has nothing to do with the Peloton knock-off

Yesterday, a fitness equipment maker called Echelon Fitness announced its latest product, the so-called Prime Bike. At 500, it‘s nearly a clone of Peloton‘s 1,900 product. The company said it had developed the bike in collaboration with Amazon. Amazon is now saying that‘s not true and has removed the product from its site and issued []

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Zoom‘s earliest investors are betting millions on a better Zoom for schools

Zoom was never created to be a consumer product. Nonetheless, the video-conferencing company‘s accessibility made it the answer to every social situation threatened by the pandemic, from happy hours to meetings. Months later, we‘re realizing that force-feeding social experiences into an enterprise software company isn‘t a perfect solution. Zoom School is a perfect example of []

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Founded by former SpaceX engineers, First Resonance pitches tools to make things the SpaceX way

After operating in stealth mode for about two years, First Resonance, a company founded by former SpaceX engineers, is finally showing the world their software toolkit designed to let manufacturers make things using the processes employed by their former boss. It‘s a suite of software products that can allow for more flexible manufacturing processes and []

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Facebook denies it will pull service in Europe over data transfer ban

Facebook‘s head of global policy has denied the tech giant could close its service to Europeans if local regulators order it to suspend data transfers to the US following a landmark Court of Justice ruling in July that has cemented the schism between US surveillance laws and EU privacy rights. Press reports emerged this week []

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Endel raises 5M to create personalized ‘sound environments‘ that improve productivity and sleep

The pitch for Berlin-based Endel is pretty straightforward, according to its co-founder and CEO Oleg Stavitsky. The way I usually describe Endel is: This is a technology that is built to help you focus, relax and sleep, Stavitsky told me. Of course, the way we do that is a little more complicated than that. The []

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Salsify nabs 155M as its commerce experience platform sees a big surge of business from Covid-19

As traditional brands grapple with a new world where selling online is as much or perhaps even more important than how you are positioned in a physical store, a startup that helps them get all their inventory, marketing and selling strategies all on one page has raised a significant round of funding. Salsify, which provides []

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New research shows European startups are spending drastically less on a US launch, for the same gains

It used to be the case that in order to scale glocally, European companies needed to spend big on launching in the US to achieve the kind of growth they wanted. That usually meant re-locating large swathes of the team to the San Francisco / Bay Area, or New York. New research suggests that is []

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‘AI-powered‘ fitness app Freeletics scores 25M Series B

Freeletics, the AI-powered fitness coaching app, has closed 25 million in Series B funding. Leading the round is U.S.-based JAZZ Venture Partners and Causeway Media Partners, with support from KKCG. The fresh injection of capital follows 45 million in Series A funding in late 2018. It will be used by the company to develop new []

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Apple partner Servify raises 23 million to scale its devices after-sales and management platform overseas

Servify, a Mumbai-headquartered startup that operates a device lifecycle management platform and works deeply with brands including Apple and Samsung in a number of geographies, has raised 23 million in a new financing round. The Series C financing round for the five-year-old startup was led by existing investor Iron Pillar, and other existing investors including []

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Uncapped picks up another 26M to offer revenue-based finance to European entrepreneurs

Uncapped, the London-headquartered and Warsaw-based startup that offers ‘revenue-based‘ finance to European businesses so that founders don‘t have to give up equity stipulated by venture capital, has raised 26 million in new funding. The round was led by Mouro Capital (the recently spun-out fund previously called Santander InnoVentures), with participation from existing investors Global Founders []

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VW‘s Traton Group strikes a deal with TuSimple to develop autonomous trucks

The Traton Group, Volkswagen AG‘s heavy-truck business, has taken a minority stake in TuSimple as part of an agreement between the two companies to develop self-driving trucks. Neither company disclosed the financial terms of the partnership or the percentage of the minority stake. Traton did make a direct capital investment into TuSimple, according to one []

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Apple partner Servify raises 23 million to expand its devices after-sales and management platform overseas

Servify, a Mumbai-headquartered startup that operates a device lifecycle management platform and works deeply with brands including Apple and Samsung in a number of geographies, has raised 23 million in a new financing round. The Series C financing round for the five-year-old startup was led by existing investor Iron Pillar, and other existing investors including []

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Tesla plans to build a cathode plant and get into the lithium mining business

A little more than a year ago, during Tesla‘s 2019 shareholder‘s meeting, CEO Elon Musk said the company might get into the business of mining minerals used in electric vehicle batteries. Today, during Tesla‘s so-called Battery Day event, Musk confirmed that the company is taking the first official step by securing the rights to a []

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Tesla says it plans to build a cathode plant and get into the lithium mining business

A little more than a year ago, during Tesla‘s 2019 shareholder‘s meeting, CEO Elon Musk said the company might get into the business of mining minerals used in electric vehicle batteries. Today, during Tesla‘s so-called Battery Day event, Musk confirmed that the company is taking the first official step by securing the rights to a []

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Apple launches its online store in India

For the first time in more than 20 years since Apple began its operations in India, the iPhone-maker has started selling its products directly to consumers in the world‘s second largest smartphone market. Apple launched its online store in India on Wednesday, which in addition to offering nearly the entire line-up of its products, also []

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China says it won‘t approve TikTok sale, calls it ‘extortion‘

The September 20 deadline for a purported TikTok sale has already passed, but the parties involved have yet to settle terms on the deal. ByteDance and TikTok‘s bidders Oracle and Walmart presented conflicting messages on the future ownership of the app, confusing investors and users. Meanwhile, Beijing‘s discontent with the TikTok sale is increasingly obvious. []

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Singapore-based Syfe, a robo-advisor with a human touch, raises 18.6 million led by Valar Ventures

Syfe, a Singapore-based startup that wants to make investing more accessible in Asia, announced today that it has closed a SGD 25.2 million (USD 18.6 million) Series A led by Valar Ventures, a fintech-focused investment firm. The round also included participation from Presight Capital and returning investor Unbound, which led Syfe‘s seed funding last year. []

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Elon Musk reveals the Tesla Model S ‘Plaid‘ slated for late 2021

Tesla CEO Elon Musk revealed Tuesday the Model S Plaid, the newest variant to the company‘s flagship sedan that boasts some eye-popping performance and range claims, including the ability to travel at least 520 miles on a single charge. The Model S with this more powerful Plaid powertrain won‘t be available until late 2021. Tesla, []

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