Day: August 4, 2020

Grab launches new consumer financial services, including micro-investments and loans – TechCrunch

Grab announced today that its financial unit, which previously focused mainly on services for entrepreneurs and small businesses, is launching a slew of consumer products, including micro-investments, loans, health insurance and a pay-later program.

Based in Singapore, Grab began in 2012 as a ride-hailing company before expanding into on-demand deliveries and other services. In January 2019, it formed a joint venture with ZhongAn Insurance to build a digital insurance marketplace. Since then, its financial services portfolio has grown through a series of partnerships and the acquisition of Bento, which allowed it to offer investment and wealth management services as well.

In February, Grab announced that it had raised up to $856 million to speed up development of its payments and financial services.

Yesterday, Bloomberg reported that Grab raised $200 billion from South Korean private equity firm Stic, bringing its total funding so far to more than $10 billion at

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How to activate and use Color Picker in Windows 10 PowerToys

Identifying any color displayed on a screen is not as easy as it sounds. That once laborious process has been simplified with Windows 10 PowerToys Color Picker.

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Version 0.20.0 of Windows 10 PowerToys adds a new utility to its set of featured applications. The Color Picker allows you to quickly find the specific and unique identifying information for any color displayed on your computer screen. That information is copied to your Windows 10 clipboard where it can be retrieved later.

For developers, graphic artists, photographers, marketers, and many others, knowing the precise identification information for a particular color is vital. For consumers, blue is blue, but for the creators and developers there are thousands of shades of blue. Color Picker allows these creators a simple way to consistently use the right shade of blue.

This how-to tutorial shows you how to activate and use the Color

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The Linux Foundation announces collective to enhance open source software security

The newly formed Open Source Security Foundation includes titans in technology such as Google, Intel, Microsoft, IBM, and more.

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Open-source code has become  integral for global organizations across. In 2019, Red Hat’s initial State of Enterprise Open Source survey found that 69% of IT professionals surveyed believed open-source software to be very important or extremely important. In the 2020 Red Hat survey, more than three-quarters (77%) of IT leaders believed the use of open source solutions in the enterprise will continue to see growth.

Today, the creation of the Open Source Security Foundation (OpenSSF). The newly formed organization is intended to unite leaders across industries to enhance open-source software (OSS) security. To do so, this multi-industry collaborative will focus on creating “targeted initiatives,” streamlining recommended best practices, and more. Overall, the partnership involves efforts from major players in the tech industry including IBM, Google, GitHub,

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