With a new deal for customers and a fresh $23 million, Mayvenn extends its hair care business

Pitching customers a new, all-inclusive service for buying and installing hair, Mayvenn is looking to significantly expand its haircare business and just raised $23 million in a new round of funding to do it. The new financing was led by Essence Ventures — and it represents the first outside investment…

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Chinas Youon expands into Europe as other bike startups backpedal worldwide

A little known Chinese bike company is riding into Europe as its peer Ofo has applied the brakes to its global expansion strategy in recent months. Youon, which gets by manufacturing public bikes for city governments across China, has formed a joint venture with UK-based bike-sharing startup Cycle.land, it says…

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Africas Jumo raises $52M led by Goldman to bring its fintech services to Asia

Asia’s fintech scene is poised to get a little larger after Jumo, a company that offers loans to the unbanked in Africa, revealed plans to expand into the continent. To get the ball rolling, Jumo has opened an office in Singapore to lead the way and landed a massive $52 million…

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Asia Stocks Mixed on Trade Volleys; Kiwi Slumps: Markets Wrap

Asian stocks traded mixed as China hit back against the Trump administration’s latest tariffs and tensions ratcheted up between the U.S. and Russia. The yen edged higher, while oil held on to its losses. Shares fell in Japan and South Korea, fluctuated in Hong Kong, and pushed higher in China…

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Trump Is Right: China Should Stop Stealing the U.S.’s Best Ideas

Suppose a Chinese electric carmaker wants to win market share by selling cars with the best cutting-edge battery technology. How does it get that technology? It can hire some engineers, build a lab and try to develop it inhouse. It can partner with a university research lab to create it.…

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Trump, Juncker Tout Deal Pulling Back From U.S.-EU Trade War

President Donald Trump and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker agreed to suspend new tariffs while negotiating over trade, pulling the U.S. and Europe back from the edge of a transatlantic trade war. The leaders pledged to expand European imports of U.S. liquefied natural gas and soybeans and both vowed to…

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The Weirdest Conspiracy Theories Of All Time

Move out of the way flat-earthers. Pipe down anti-vaxxers. Be quiet, moon-landing deniers. You had your moment in the spotlight. It is time we take a look at the weirdest conspiracy theories out there – those that don’t get celebrity endorsement and are not all that popular. Electric Universe Fasten your seatbelt…

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Chinese Space Station Crashes Back to Earth

Chinas Tiangong 1 space station, part of an ambitious space project that ceased functioning in 2016, re-entered Earths atmosphere early on Monday morning, the countrys Manned Space Agency said. The 10.4-meter long spacecraft has been making its way back to Earth since China lost control of it for unknown reasons…

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The Weirdest Conspiracy Theories Of All Time

Move out of the way flat-earthers. Pipe down anti-vaxxers. Be quiet, moon-landing deniers. You had your moment in the spotlight. It is time we take a look at the weirdest conspiracy theories out there – those that don’t get celebrity endorsement and are not all that popular. Electric Universe Fasten your seatbelt…

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