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Facebook announces $100M grant program for small businesses

Regardless of how COVID-19 pandemic plays out in the coming weeks and months, it’s already been brutal for small businesses, with some of them forced close for public safety, while others are taking a big hit in both revenue...

Monzo launches free and paid-for business bank accounts

Monzo, the U.K. challenger bank, is officially launching business bank accounts today, after an extensive trial period over the last 12 months that saw early access given to 2,500 business customers. Perhaps surprisingly, right out of the gate Monzo ...

U.S. institutes 30-day travel ban on Europe, taps SBA and tax deferrals to stimulate the economy

In a Wednesday evening address from the Oval Office President Donald Trump announced that the U.S. would issue a thirty day travel ban for travel from the European Union. He is also looking to Congress, the Small Business Administration...

SpotOn taps $50M to take on Square and more in payments and financial services for SMBs

Small and medium enterprises make up the vast majority of businesses globally, and today a startup building merchant services to help them operate is announcing a growth round to address that opportunity. SpotOn — which provides point of sale payment...

China Roundup: Enterprise tech gets a lasting boost from coronavirus outbreak

Hello and welcome back to TechCrunch’s China Roundup, a digest of recent events shaping the Chinese tech landscape and what they mean to people in the rest of the world. This week, a post from Sequoia Capital sounding the alarm...

Potential CVC windfall will ‘futureproof’ the provinces

Irish rugby will not go on an overseas spending spree for galacticos when the IRFU gets its cash windfall from CVC Capital Partners, Munster CEO Ian Flanagan has warned. Media reports this week have suggested the private equity firm is...

Bird is testing Bird Pay, which lets users purchase items from local businesses using its main app

Another on-demand transport app is making a move into payments to expand the existing relationship with its customers (and subsequent margins that it makes from serving them). Bird today announced the launch of Bird Pay, a service that will let...

Bad faith? Boris Johnson and the Irish Protocol

Brexit is now just a week away, but beyond the jubilation of the true believers there is an air of unreality ahead of the trade negotiations. Some early skirmishes over how close or distant the UK will be to the EU's...

Here are all 21 companies from Alchemist Accelerator’s latest batch

We’re down in Sunnyvale, CA today, where Alchemist Accelerator is hosting a demo day for its most recent batch of companies. This is the 23rd class to graduate from Alchemist, with notable alums including LaunchDarkly, MightyHive, Matternet, and...

Google takes on AWS and Azure in India with Airtel cloud deal

Google has inked a deal with India’s third-largest telecom operator as the American giant looks to grow its cloud customer base in the key overseas market that is increasingly emerging as a new cloud battleground for AWS ...
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The EU 100 billion against unemployment will be freely accessible

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Infantino against Conmebol: "No party is worth a life"

This was said on Thursday by the President of FIFA, the Swiss Gianni Infantino, as a preamble to the 72 Ordinary Congress of the...

Zoom will solve the problems caused by the increase in users

The application was born as a virtual meeting service for companies, but the current situation of confinement and its widespread use presents challenges for...

In cash and on foot of the plane: this is how French mask orders are 'stolen'

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"Peak and sex": Separating the exits of men and women gains followers in the fight against the coronavirus

To further contain the spread of the outbreak, the governments of Panama and Peru have opted for an unprecedented solution: segregate people by gender...