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  • Remote temperature measurementAmazon is returning to telehealth with 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 teledelivery giant Amazon Care shut down, but as Ingrid writes, this is the company’s chance to deliver care that might be a little more complicated for the corner pharmacy, but no It is necessary for what can be an expensive doctor’s visit.
  • Warming things upImpulse hasn’t been able to light a physical fire under consumers to get them to try its stove, but now with its $20 million cash injection, it can heat up the competition with its induction technology. Haji have more.
  • UPI XOXO: It’s the moment India has been waiting for — Google Play finally adds unified payments interface subscriptions. Jagmeet is writing.
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Startups and VC

Most of us live and die by our calendars, but Vimkal thinks we shouldn’t spend so much time creating the actual event. Porch It writes that this “very nice calendar app” gets you into a new event and even offers scheduling options in just a few steps. Oh, and it also has a desktop version.

Robot enthusiasts! Pickle has secured $26 million in new funding to continue development of its truck-dumping robots Brian He writes that it is one of the “links in the chain that have received the least attention.”

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5 Sustainable Best Practices for Bootstrap Startups

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In her latest TC+ article, investor/entrepreneur Marjorie Radlow-Zandy outlines five essential principles for bootstrapping founders for founders interested in building on their own, maintaining control, and staying off the fundraising treadmill.

“Don’t be tempted to hop on a plane at a moment’s notice to meet potential clients in flashy locations or for meetings in far-flung locations,” he writes. “Your business probably wouldn’t survive such a large discretionary finance charge.”

Bootstrap founders have more luck, but if they can drive growth and achieve product-market fit, “fundraising will be much easier.”

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Big technology company

Alibaba’s logistics arm, Cainiao, is stretching its arms to embrace Latin America, which it hopes can fill some of the gap left by China’s trade slump. Rita reports. The e-commerce giant started delivering goods in Brazil earlier this year and plans to expand its presence in the country over the next three years.

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Netflix wants to help you get someone out of your account, no matter who it is and whether or not they know your password. The streaming company has a new feature that allows subscribers to remove devices from their account, which means it forcibly removes a device from that account. Lauren is writing.

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