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TechCrunch Top 3
- Taking Telehealth Temperature: Amazon is returning to telehealth with the Amazon Clinic, a marketplace for third-party virtual consultants that will initially launch in 32 states, ingrid reports. Yes, we know it’s been a few months since the delivery giant shut down its Amazon Care telehealth service, but as Ingrid writes, this is the company’s opportunity to provide care that can be a bit more complex for the pharmacy in the corner, but not nearly as much as needed for what could be an expensive doctor’s visit.
- heating things up: Impulse can’t light a physical fire underneath for consumers to try out its stove, but now with its $20 million cash injection, it can heat up the competition with its induction technology. Haha has more.
- UPI XOXO: This is the moment India has been waiting for: Google Play finally adds subscriptions to United’s payments interface, jag reunion write
Startups and VCs
Most of us live and die by our schedule.but Vimcal believes that we shouldn’t spend so much time creating the actual event. Ivan writes that this “nice calendar app” will let you enter a new event and even give you scheduling options in just a few steps. Oh, and it also has a desktop version.
Crinkle up, robot enthusiasts! Pickle contributed $26 million in new funding to continue developing its truck unloading robotswhich Brian writes is one of the “links in the chain that remains one of the least addressed.”
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5 sustainable best practices for startups with bootstrap
For founders interested in building on their own, staying in control, and staying out of the fundraising rut for as long as possible, investor/entrepreneur Marjorie Radlo-Zandi lays out five basic principles for self-employed founders in her latest TC+ article.
“Don’t be tempted to jump on a plane at any moment to meet potential clients in glamorous locations or for meetings in far-off places,” he writes. “Your start-up business probably won’t survive such large and optional financial outlays.”
Bootstrapped founders face higher odds, but if they can drive growth and achieve product-market fit, “fundraising will be a lot easier.”
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big tech inc
Alibaba’s logistics arm, Cainiao, is stretching out his arms to embrace Latin Americawhich hopes to fill some of the void left by the slowdown in Chinese trade, rita reports. The e-commerce giant began delivering products in Brazil earlier this year and has plans to increase its presence in the country over the next three years.
Netflix wants to help you get someone out of your account, no matter who they are and if they know your password. The streaming company has a new feature that allows subscribers to remove devices from their accountswhich means it will force a device session of that account, lauren write
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