Automated fact-checking won’t stop the social media infodemic

[ad_1] The coronavirus pandemic, protests over police killings and systemic racism, and a contentious election have created the perfect storm for on social media.  But don’t expect AI to save us. Twitter’s recent decision to red-flag President Donald Trump’s false claims about mail-in ballots has reinvigorated the debate on whether social media platforms should fact-check…

Gauging growth in the most challenging environment in decades – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Michael Whitmire, CPA Contributor Michael Whitmire, CPA, is co-founder and chief executive officer at Los Angeles-based FloQast, Inc., a developer of accounting close management software. Traditionally, measuring business success requires a greater understanding of your company’s go-to-market lifecycle, how customers engage with your product and the macro-dynamics of your market. But in the most…

HBCUvc founder Hadiyah Mujhid on one way investors can advance racial equity – TechCrunch

[ad_1] In response to VCs’ sudden rush to invest in more Black founders, Black venture capitalists and entrepreneurs have penned a bunch of advice on the best way to tap into talent. Among the strategies? Team up with Black firms already doing the work. Some firms have said that they’re going to turn to HBCUvc, a…

Uber Africa launches Uber Cash with Flutterwave and explores EVs – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Uber is launching its Uber Cash digital wallet feature in Sub-Saharan Africa through a partnership with San Francisco based — Nigerian founded — fintech firm Flutterwave. The arrangement will allow riders to top up Uber wallets using the dozens of remittance partners active on Flutterwave’s Pan-African network. Flutterwave operates as a B2B payments gateway…

Microsoft acquires robotic process automation platform Softomotive – TechCrunch

[ad_1] During his Build keynote, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella today confirmed that the company has acquired Softomotive, a software robotic automation platform. Bloomberg first reported that this acquisition was in the works earlier this month, but the two companies didn’t comment on the report at the time. Today, Nadella noted that Softomotive would become part…

Apple Operations SVP details supply chain safety changes due to COVID-19 – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Today, Apple released its 2020 Supplier Responsibility progress report. In it, Senior Vice President of Operations Sabih Khan published a letter that details an outline of the plan it created to increase safety and protection efforts in its supply chain worldwide. As far as I can tell this is the first time that Khan…

Big rounds, big mergers and a $3.8M pandemic fund from Nubank – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Despite the global panic caused by the current pandemic, startups in Latin America have continued to attract international capital. In April, Mexico’s Alphacredit, Colombia’s Frubana and Brazil’s CargoX were among those that raised particularly large rounds to support their growth during this challenging time. All three companies target markets that may have grown since…

Sky-high gifts, extra help, and chips – TechCrunch

[ad_1] When Roger Lee, the co-founder of Human Interest, heard that San Francisco imposed shelter-in-place orders, he started blogging about layoff news and posting crowdsourced lists of employees who were laid off. His goal was to increase awareness about layoffs and give recruiters a place to search for candidates. However, one week and 40 startup…

Learn how to make the most out of QuickBooks this this online course

[ad_1] Products featured here are selected by our partners at StackCommerce.If you buy something through links on our site, Mashable may earn an affiliate commission. It’s helped over 4.3 million small business owners worldwide. Image: pexels By StackCommerceMashable Shopping2020-05-03 09:00:00 UTC TL;DR: Learn how to properly keep track of all your business’s finances with the…

Microsoft opens registration for its free, online Build 2020 developer conference – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Microsoft has now opened registration for the virtual edition of its online-only Build 2020 developer conference, which will take place from May 19 to 20. Typically, the event draws more than 6,000 developers, but because of the coronavirus pandemic, that’s obviously not an option. In contrast to Google, which completely scrapped its I/O developer…