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MaxAB, an Egyptian B2B e-commerce platform for food and grocery supplies, nabs $40M

Despite raising $55 million Series A in 2021, MaxAB, the food and grocery B2B e-commerce and distribution platform serving a network of traditional retailers across Egypt and Morocco, has raised a pre-Series B fund of $40 million to continue growth due to the rising demand for food and groceries and fuel its expansion across the MENAP region.

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Salesforce prioritises inclusion while upskilling the ecosystem

October 20, 2022

Salesforce, the global leader in CRM, announced collaborations with GiftAbled, an organization that empowers people with disabilities; Skillible, an upskilling platform to help women start or restart their careers post a long break and the Pride Circle Foundation, a non-profit that works actively to uplift, and empower the LGBTQIA+ community in India. These collaborations aim to strengthen Salesforce India’s commitment to ensuring inclusion and diversity in the Salesforce ecosystem.

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Meta Releases Lying, Offensive AI and Pretends to Be Surprised

November 23, 2022

Like trouble, bad behavior by Meta shows up whether you look for it or not.  The latest is an open-source language model that was supposed to provide reliable search results because it was trained on academic papers.  Alas, it was quickly withdrawn after reviewers found that it returned results that were grammatical and plausible but also incorrect, not to mention filled with “antisemitism, homophobia, and misogyny.”  How can this be a surprise?

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