October 27, 2021

China’s lunar probe makes history by successfully soft-landing on the far side of the moon

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By Catherine Shu From TechCrunch It’s not Lunar New Year yet, but there is something new on the moon. In a major milestone for space exploration, China announced that its lunar program has successfully soft-landed a probe on the far side of the moon, making it the first country to do so. The historic landing […]

Mozilla adds website breach notifications to Firefox

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By Natasha Lomas From TechCrunch Mozilla is adding a new security feature to its Firefox Quantum web browser that will alert users when they visit a website that has recently reported a data breach. When a Firefox user lands on a website with a breach in its recent past they’ll see a pop up notification […]

US: DLab is a new East Coast accelerator for crypto

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By John Biggs From TechCrunch SOSV, a 20-year-old fund with $500 million in assets under management, has been running accelerators for years. Their oldest one, HAX, is the premier hardware accelerator in San Francisco and Shenzhen, and they’ve recently launched a food accelerator in New York and a pair of biology accelerators. Now, however, they’ve […]

Google makes $550M strategic investment in Chinese e-commerce firm JD.com

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By Jon Russell From TechCrunch Google has been increasing its presence in China in recent times, and today it has continued that push by agreeing to a strategic partnership with e-commerce firm JD.com, which will see Google purchase $550 million worth of shares in the Chinese firm. Google has made investments in China, released products […]