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New School Foods’ filet looks and tastes like salmon, but it’s actually plants • TechCrunch

New School Foods’ filet looks and tastes like salmon, but it’s actually plants • TechCrunch

New School Foods said its muscle fiber and scaffolding technology to produce whole-cut fish alternative products is now at a point where it can be demonstrated and a pilot facility built. The company’s first product is a plant-based filet that looks, cooks, tastes and flakes like wild salmon. The announcement comes after the Toronto-based plant-based…

Adani losses top $100 billion in wake of Hindenburg Research report

Adani losses top $100 billion in wake of Hindenburg Research report

Signage of Adani Group at company’s gas station in Ahmedabad, India, on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2023. Bloomberg | Bloomberg | Getty Images India’s Adani conglomerate deepened market losses to exceed $100 billion on Thursday, which have snowballed since a short-seller’s scathing report triggered market turmoil and led the company to walk back its public share…

Reimagining cities in a few simple questions

Reimagining cities in a few simple questions

What would happen if public transportation were free? What if it were paid for by congestion pricing, digitally implemented? What if public toilets were safe, beautiful, well-appointed and consistently maintained? What if there were a tax on empty storefronts, payable after three months of vacancy? Shortly after the invention of the car, society made many…

EU lawmakers launch tips hotline to catch Big Tech’s ‘shady’ lobbying • TechCrunch

EU lawmakers launch tips hotline to catch Big Tech’s ‘shady’ lobbying • TechCrunch

‘Astroturfing’ and other non-transparent lobbying tactics used to target digital policymakers in the European Union in recent years — including during a blitz of spending aimed at influencing major new pan-EU rules like the Digital Services Act (DSA) — have inspired a group of MEPs and NGOs to fight back by launching a hotline for…

India’s retail giant Reliance to accept CBDC at stores • TechCrunch

India’s retail giant Reliance to accept CBDC at stores • TechCrunch

Reliance Retail, India’s largest retail chain, will start accepting retail payments in digital rupee in a move that could supercharge the adoption of the country’s recently launched CBDC. The Mukesh Ambani-led firm said it has partnered with ICICI Bank, Kotak Mahindra Bank and fintech Innoviti Technologies to launch the in-store support for digital rupee. Customers…

Twitter to end free access to its API in Elon Musk’s latest monetization push • TechCrunch

Twitter to end free access to its API in Elon Musk’s latest monetization push • TechCrunch

Twitter will discontinue offering free access to the Twitter API starting February 9 and will launch a paid version, the Elon Musk-owned microblogging website said as it looks for more avenues to monetize the platform. In a series of tweets, the Twitter Developer account said the firm will be ending support for both legacy v1.1…

Seyna adds claim management product for insurance brokers • TechCrunch

Seyna adds claim management product for insurance brokers • TechCrunch

French startup Seyna is slowly building an all-in-one platform for insurance brokers so that they can create, sell and manage insurance products from scratch. And the company is launching a new product called Seyna Claims. As the name suggests, Seyna Claims empowers insurance brokers so that they can handle claims themselves. Seyna is an insurtech…

Deutsche Bank smashes profit expectations in fourth quarter as higher interest rates bolster revenue

Deutsche Bank smashes profit expectations in fourth quarter as higher interest rates bolster revenue

A statue is pictured next to the logo of Germany’s Deutsche Bank in Frankfurt, Germany, September 30, 2016. Kai Pfaffenbach | Reuter Deutsche Bank on Thursday reported its 10th straight quarter of profit, receiving a boost from higher interest rates and favorable market conditions. Deutsche Bank reported a 1.8 billion euro ($1.98 billion) net profit…

Sequoia Capital India backs Freightify’s vertical SaaS platform for freight forwarders • TechCrunch

Sequoia Capital India backs Freightify’s vertical SaaS platform for freight forwarders • TechCrunch

For freight forwarders, procuring pricing data for their customers usually involves going to multiple sources, and then consolidating information into spreadsheets. That’s time-consuming and complicated, especially since pricing data constantly changes. Freightify wants to make the process as simple as comparing airfare with its vertical SaaS platform. The Singapore-based startup announced today it has raised…

Potential U.S. ban investment on Chinese tech could hurt these sectors

Potential U.S. ban investment on Chinese tech could hurt these sectors

The Biden Administration has said the U.S. is in competition with China and restricted the ability of American businesses to sell high-end chip tech to China. Bloomberg | Bloomberg | Getty Images BEIJING — A ban on U.S. investment in Chinese tech could drive up market volatility — but some sectors may escape untouched, Bank…