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The current state of diversity and inclusion in the US tech industry and why new startups and VCs with inclusive-minded CEOs are critical to implementing change (Megan Rose Dickey/TechCrunch)

Megan Rose Dickey / TechCrunch:The current state of diversity and inclusion in the US tech industry and why new startups and VCs with inclusive-minded CEOs are critical to implementing change  —  Where the industry needs to go from here  —  Silicon Valley is entering a new phase in its quest for diversity and inclusion in the technology industry.

Nvidia says it will collaborate with Arm to bring CUDA acceleration to Arm CPUs and will share its AI and high-performance computing software with Arm by 2020 (Kyle Wiggers/VentureBeat)

Kyle Wiggers / VentureBeat:Nvidia says it will collaborate with Arm to bring CUDA acceleration to Arm CPUs and will share its AI and high-performance computing software with Arm by 2020  —  At the International Supercomputing Conference . in Frankfurt, Germany this week, Santa Clara-based chipmaker Nvidia announced …

PayFit, a France-based payroll and HR SaaS startup for small and medium-sized businesses, raises $79M from Eurazeo and Bpifrance (Romain Dillet/TechCrunch)

Romain Dillet / TechCrunch:PayFit, a France-based payroll and HR SaaS startup for small and medium-sized businesses, raises $79M from Eurazeo and Bpifrance  —  French startup PayFit is raising a new $79 million funding round (€70 million) from Eurazeo and Bpifrance.  The company first started with a payroll service for small and medium companies in France.

Lifen, a France-based messaging platform for hospitals and healthcare practitioners which also allows users to send letters via post, raises $22.7M Series B (Romain Dillet/TechCrunch)

Romain Dillet / TechCrunch:Lifen, a France-based messaging platform for hospitals and healthcare practitioners which also allows users to send letters via post, raises $22.7M Series B  —  French startup Lifen is raising a $22.7 million (€20 million) funding round.  Partech is leading the round with Idinvest Partners …

Genius claims it has irrefutable proof of Google lifting song lyrics, displayed in search results, from Genius.com; Google says it licenses lyrics from others (Robert McMillan/Wall Street Journal)

Robert McMillan / Wall Street Journal:Genius claims it has irrefutable proof of Google lifting song lyrics, displayed in search results, from Genius.com; Google says it licenses lyrics from others  —  Genius Media says it can prove lyrics from its site are appearing in Google search information panels— by examining the apostrophes

Alibaba partners with Audi, Renault, and Honda to offer a range of in-car voice services like finding restaurants using its AI platform Tmall Genie Auto (Sarah Dai/South China Morning Post)

Sarah Dai / South China Morning Post:Alibaba partners with Audi, Renault, and Honda to offer a range of in-car voice services like finding restaurants using its AI platform Tmall Genie Auto  —  Tie-up will offer car owners a range of voice-controlled services, including identification of nearby attractions and restaurants …

Amazon shuts down Spark, its Instagram rival launched in 2017; URL directs to #FoundItOnAmazon, its product discovery site similar to its Interesting Finds tool (Sarah Perez/TechCrunch)

Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:Amazon shuts down Spark, its Instagram rival launched in 2017; URL directs to #FoundItOnAmazon, its product discovery site similar to its Interesting Finds tool  —  Amazon´s two-year-old Instagram competitor, Amazon Spark, is no more.  —  Hoping to capitalize on the social shopping trend …
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