Digest #2: This fintech company raised $20m
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Finclusion Group raised $20m
Finclusion Group, a fintech company that uses artificial intelligence algorithms to provide financial services to African clients through a range of lending products, has raised $20 million. Fintech intends to expand existing operations in South Africa, Eswatini, Kenya, Namibia and Tanzania, as well as expand into Mozambique and Uganda
FedEx’s anti-missile lasers
FedEx wants to put anti-missile lasers on some of its cargo planes, presumably to be more confident in parts of the world it considers dangerous.
AirTag the stalker
Apple AirTags could turn into a tool for criminals. A company tracking tool designed to track lost and stolen property is also used as a tool that enables theft of property and a potential threat against people.
Samsung has announced the Exynos 2200, its new in-house mobile processor for smartphones. It’s the first mobile system-on-a-chip to include a GPU with AMD’s RDNA 2 graphics architecture, enabling features like hardware-accelerated ray tracing.
Flex raises $32M
South Korean HR platform Flex has raised $32 million. The mission of the startup is to help corporations automate and optimize manual workflows with their staff and focus more on people.
Logitech has announced a new stylus called the Pen, and it’s going to be the best option for Chromebook-filled classrooms. The pen is an active stylus that supports the Universal Stylus Initiative (USI) standard. This ensures it will work right out of the box on a range of recent Chromebooks without the need for pairing
Meta is being investigated
New name, same problems. There are concerns that Oculus is kneecapping third party VR app developers and undercutting competing VR hardware