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Greetings on this beautiful Tuesday. There was a lot of news today, so I’m not going to waste time and instead get straight to what you came here for. — Christine.
The australiabusinessblog.com Top 3
- Taking the temperature of telehealth: Amazon returns to telehealth with Amazon Clinic, a marketplace for remote virtual consultants that will initially launch in 32 states, Ingrid reports. Yes, we know it’s been a few short months since the delivery giant shut down its Amazon Care telehealth service, but as Ingrid writes, this is the company’s chance to provide care that might be a bit more complex for the corner drugstore, but not so necessary for what could be an expensive doctor’s visit.
- Warming things up: Impulse isn’t able to light a physical fire among consumers to get them to try its cooktop, but now with its $20 million cash injection it can heat up the competition with its induction technology. Hey has more.
- UPI XOXO: This is the moment India has been waiting for — Google Play is finally adding United Payments Interface plans, Jagmeet writes.
Startups and VC
Most of us live and die according to our calendar, but Vimcal thinks we shouldn’t spend so much time creating the actual event. Ivan writes that this “handy calendar app” lets you enter a new event in just a few steps and even offers scheduling options. Oh, and it also has a desktop version.
Cheer up, robot lovers! Pickle secured $26 million in new funding to further develop its truck-loading robots 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 bootstrapped startups
For founders interested in building independently, staying in control, and staying off the fundraising treadmill for as long as possible, investor/entrepreneur Marjorie Radlo-Zandi breaks down five basics for bootstrapped founders in her latest TC+ article.
“Don’t be tempted to hop on a plane in the blink of an eye to meet prospects at glamorous venues or for meetings in remote locations,” she writes. “Your bootstrap business is unlikely to survive such large, optional financial expenses.”
Bootstrapped founders have greater opportunities, but if they can drive growth and achieve product-market fit, “fundraising becomes much easier.”
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Big Tech Inc.
Alibaba’s logistics arm Cainiao is extending its arms to embrace Latin America, which it hopes will fill some of the gap left by a slowdown in Chinese trade. Rita reports. The e-commerce giant began shipping goods in Brazil earlier this year and has plans to strengthen its presence in the country over the next three years.
Netflix wants to help you take someone off your account, regardless of who it is and whether they know your password. The streaming company has a new feature that allows subscribers to remove devices from their account, meaning it will forcibly log a device out of that account. Lauren writes.
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