Exploring LemFi’s Fintech Vision for the Diaspora of the Global South

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Inside LemFi’s play to be fintech to the Global South diaspora First, the Nigerian startup focused on migrants from Africa. These events spotlight the company’s growing influence in Africa’s remittance market, fuelled by a $33 million Series A funding round and the launch of services in the U.S. corridor, both announced last August. LemFi later expanded to serve other African diaspora communities in the country before entering the U.K. market in 2021 by acquiring RightCard for $2.5 million. Additionally, Daiyaan Alam, formerly leading partnerships at Delivery Hero subsidiary Foodpanda in Pakistan, is spearheading LemFi’s expansion efforts into Pakistan and South Asia. They join Allen Qu, former COO at Chinese-backed African fintech OPay, who leads the fintech’s growth among the Chinese diaspora.

“Orbit Domination: TechCrunch Space Teams Up with True Anomaly and Rocket Lab for Revolutionary Advances”

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Hello and welcome back to TechCrunch Space. You also can send a note to the whole TechCrunch crew at For more secure communications, click here to contact us, which includes SecureDrop instructions and links to encrypted messaging apps. The Space Force has contracted out its next “responsive space” mission, and this one is a doozy. The two awardees, Rocket Lab and startup True Anomaly, will each build and launch spacecraft that will conduct rendezvous and proximity operations on orbit.

Butler App introduces new features: Shared Albums, HD Photos, and Increased File Sharing

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Meta announced on Tuesday it’s rolling out the ability for Messenger users to create shared albums in chats, send photos in high-definition, and share larger files up to 100MB in size. With these new features, Messenger is targeting people who tend to create shared albums or share HD images via services like Google Drive. Now, users can create albums of photos and videos in group chats, whether it’s to organize photos of a recent spring break or grandma’s 80th birthday celebration. The launch of the new feature follows Meta’s rollout of support for HD photos on WhatsApp back in September 2023. The new features are rolling out on mobile to all Messenger users.

“Exciting Eclipse Day on TechCrunch Space!”

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Hello and welcome back to TechCrunch Space. Happy Eclipse Day for everyone celebrating! You also can send a note to the whole TechCrunch crew at NASA has given three space companies the chance to design the next-generation moon buggy — but only one design will go to space. Footage obtained by TechCrunch shows the catastrophic ending that Astra’s Rocket 3.0 suffered during prelaunch testing in March 2020.

“Revolutionizing Space Technology: Reusable Rockets and Satellites by TechCrunch”

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Hello and welcome back to TechCrunch Space. “SpaceX has made rockets reusable, Orbit Fab makes satellites reusable,” he said. “In this world today, if you’re running a rocket company, and you’re not working towards reusable rockets, you’re working to a dead end. The same is true of satellites: If you’re not making your satellites reusable, you’re just putting preordained junk into orbit.”I learned a lot from this deep dive into China’s struggles to bring on international partners to its International Lunar Research Station initiative. On April 1, 1960, THE VERY FIRST weather satellite was launched by NASA.

“Palmsy: The Ultimate Device-Exclusive Social Network for Your Posting Cravings”

When you sign up to a new social network, you have zero friend, zero follower, zero like. A new app called Palmsy is trying to act as social media methadone by letting you post anything and getting likes on them. While the app is reading your contact details, because all posts are local, contact information is not sent to a server. There have been multiple time-limiting apps that try to help when it comes to reducing social media addiction. Some developers have also released very basic apps to post dumb posts without consequences as well.

“TechCrunch Explores the Moon Once Again: Revelations in Space Exploration”

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Hello and welcome back to TechCrunch Space. As a preliminary step, the company used that second pad to launch an uncrewed Dragon capsule to the International Space Station. This is the fifth and final mission Rocket Lab has performed for NRO under a contract the company was awarded back in 2020. This week in space historyOn March 30, 1982, the space shuttle Columbia touched down at the White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico. The shuttle was carrying astronauts Jack R. Lousma and C. Gordon Fullerton, who were returning home after a successful eight-day mission.

Spacelytics: The Explosive Success of $paceX

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Hello and welcome back to TechCrunch Space. You also can send a note to the whole TechCrunch crew at I was finally able to catch up on this February 2024 space stock review from Case Taylor, an investor at Thomas Tull’s U.S. He provides a lot of sharp commentary on the public space companies, and as someone without a finance background, I feel like I learn a lot. This week in space historyOn March 21, 2007, a small but mighty company called SpaceX launched its Falcon 1 rocket for the second time.

iPad Universe: Farewell, Odysseus

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Hello and welcome back to TechCrunch Space. This mission will include satellites from Apex Space, Unseen Labs, Care Weather, True Anomaly and others. You also can send a note to the whole TechCrunch crew at An internal congressional memo viewed by TechCrunch casts strong doubt on Rocket Lab’s claim that its Neutron rocket will be ready for launch in time to meet a crucial contract deadline from the Space Force. This week in space historyOn March 6, 2009, the Kepler space telescope lifted off from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center.

“Groundbreaking Space Exploration: Varda and Intuitive Machines’ Dual Landing Triumph”

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My stomach is still in knots from the Intuitive Machines landing livestream. I think it’s fair to say that the words of Tim Crain, Intuitive Machines’ CTO, will go down in history: “We’re not dead yet.”Very metal. Intuitive Machines’ first lander, called Odysseus, softly touched down on the south pole region of the moon around 5:23 p.m. Central Time on Thursday, bringing to a close an eight-day journey and years of hard work. There was a brief period after landing when mission controllers waited to reestablish communications with the spacecraft. The mission is also a huge success for NASA, which paid Intuitive Machines around $118 million to deliver six scientific and research payloads, under a program called Commercial Lunar Payload Services.