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Well that’s one way to do propaganda: The search engine giant Google was hit with $375 million by Russia for failing to take down certain content, Ivan writes. Much of it was on YouTube and was related to the country’s invasion and subsequent war with Ukraine. The fine came a month after Roskomnadzor, Russia’s telecommunication watchdog, warned the company it could face penalties for violating local laws.
Blossoming business: Bloom, a Sudan-based fintech, banked $6.5 million by a gaggle of investors, including Y Combinator, GFC and Visa. In particular, the partnership with Visa landed Bloom as the first Sudanese startup to get admitted into Visa’s Fintech Fast …