Google’s third bet from its Africa investment fund is in logistics company Lori Systems – TechCrunch

Lori Systems, an African on-demand logistics and trucking company that digitizes transportation and provides shippers with solutions to manage their freight and carriers, raised a pre-Series B round in which Google participated along with other investors existing. Sources say the company raised at a slightly higher valuation than its last valuation of $110 million in … Read more

Google Meet Will Finally Stop Messing Your Hat

Google is stepping up its background effects in Google Meet. The company’s video conferencing software has offered all sorts of effects for some time now, letting you blur your background or remove it entirely, adding a virtual background instead. But the way these effects worked left a lot to be desired. OK, I’ll be frank, … Read more

Google Still Fails To Crack Down On Ad ‘Scams’, Says Senator

Placeholder while loading article actions Greetings from the annual Tech Policy Institute conference in Aspen, Colorado, where dress is “casual” — whatever that means. Send your best guesses and news tips to: cristiano.lima@washpost.com. Below: NTIA Administrator Alan Davidson says the agency is preparing to weigh in on privacy and competition, and some Amazon workers walked … Read more