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Interview: TruKKer, the Uber of trucking world has big plans in Saudi Arabia

He told how the idea for TruKKer — which recently completed one of the biggest early rounds of capital raising in the region with a $23 million funding from some of its biggest investors — first came to him.

“I was having dinner with a friend who works in fertilizer manufacture. He was very agitated because he was let down by a haulage firm for a delivery the following day. It ruined dinner, but we saw an opportunity,” he related.

Like Uber or Careem, TruKKer users can order their vehicle via an app under the slogan “any truck, any time, anywhere.”

Since it launched in 2016 as the region’s first technology-enabled truck aggregator, it has gained 12,000 drivers and trucks to keep the Middle East’s commercial lifelines moving, even in the trying circumstances of pandemic lockdowns and transport restrictions.

Biswas said he was “inspired” by similar tech-based haulage businesses in

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BKC Policy Practice: Digital Pandemic Response provides practical guidance, expert opinion for decision makers

Public and private policymakers are facing difficult questions about using digital tools and data for mitigating the global COVID-19 pandemic, and they are collaborating with the new BKC Policy Practice: Digital Pandemic Response program at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society to work through them. 

The Digital Pandemic Response team works with decision makers as they navigate this uncharted territory. Recently, for instance, members proposed steps governors should take to improve the current testing delays in the U.S. 

“Dealing with the pandemic is not just a medical issue, or a public health issue, or a technological issue. It’s a leadership issue,” said Jonathan Zittrain,  BKC co-founder and Faculty Director. “Many state and local government officials have been working diligently not only to respond locally, but to coordinate nationally. There are many gaps to fill and new institutional relationships to forge for that to happen.” 

Digital Pandemic Response is

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Florida man attempts to buy Rolex watches with a check printed from his home computer

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    WALTON COUNTY, FL (WALA) — A Wewahithcka man walked into a car dealership in Okaloosa County and left in a Porsche after paying with a check printed from his home computer, officials reported Thursday.

Officials say 42-year-old Casey William Kelley was arrested for grand theft of a motor vehicle and uttering a false banknote after it was reported to Walton County Sheriff’s Office that he attempted to purchase Rolex watches with a bad check.

During the investigation, it was determined Kelley had purchased a Porsche 911 Turbo from a Porsche dealership in Destin by using a fraudulent check written for $139,203.05 on Monday, July 27th. The Porsche was reported stolen to the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office.

Officials say the next day, Kelley presented a check in the amount of $61,521 dollars to the jeweler in Miramar Beach attempting to purchase

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