TechCrunch: China’s Transsion and Kenya’s Wapi Capital partner on Africa fund

Chinese mobile-phone and device maker Transsion is teaming up with Kenya’s Wapi Capital to source and fund early-stage African fintech startups. Headquartered in Shenzhen, Transsion is a top-seller of smartphones in Africa that recently confirmed its imminent IPO. Wapi Capital is…

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TechCrunch: Formget security lapse exposed thousands of sensitive user-uploaded documents

If you’ve used Formget in the past few years, there’s a good chance we know about it. Formget bills itself as an online form maker and email marketing company based in Bhopal, India. The company allows its 43,000 customers to…

TechCrunch: 7.7 million LabCorp records stolen in same hack affecting Quest

LabCorp is the latest laboratory testing giant this week to confirm it’s affected by the same third-party data breach. The Burlington, North Carolina-based medical giant said 7.7 million patients had their personal and financial data stolen by hackers, which hit…

TechCrunch: Tencent replaces hit mobile game PUBG with a Chinese government-friendly alternative

China’s new rules on video games, introduced last month, are having an effect on the country’s gamers. Today, Tencent replaced hugely popular battle royale shooter game PUBG with a more government-friendly alternative that seems primed to pull in significant revenue.…

TechCrunch: Ten steps to prepare for an exponential future

Jamie Metzl Contributor More posts by this contributor Is America’s national security Facebook and Google’s problem? Homo Sapiens 2.0? We need a species-wide conversation about the future of human genetic enhancement If it feels like technological change is happening faster…