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The latest innovative tech coming out of Europe

  • Google’s European Privacy Rights Debate Forum Calls For Public To Weigh In

    Google’s European Privacy Rights Debate Forum Calls For Public To Weigh In

    Earlier this month Google announced its committee of Google-selected “experts” who are sitting in public judgement on Europe’s so-called ‘right to be forgotten’ (rtbf) ruling — by interrogating privacy-related issues, holding public meetings, banging the debate drum and generally doing the work of a public policy thinktank at Google’s behest. The… Read More

  • Eastern Europe Gets A New Venture Fund In Fiedler Capital

    Central and Eastern Europe has got a new venture fund in the shape of Fiedler Capital. Headed up by managing partners Robert Hegedüs and Jordan Bocskov, the new seed and early stage venture capital firm is looking to invest up to €250,000 in startups from Central and Eastern Europe and the Baltics. It’s headquartered in Vienna, Austria but also has operations in Budapest, Hungary. Read More

  • UK To Put Driverless Cars On Public Roads By January

    UK To Put Driverless Cars On Public Roads By January

    The UK is planning to allow driverless cars to use public roads by next year. At the moment autonomous vehicles are only allowed on private roads. It’s expected that the first vehicles will be seen on some British streets by January next year. Previously, the Department for Transport had said it would allow self-driving cars to be trialled on public roads by the end of 2013. Last… Read More

  • Peak Drive Aims To Be As Usable As Dropbox, As Secure As SpiderOak

    Peak Drive Aims To Be As Usable As Dropbox, As Secure As SpiderOak

    A new German cloud storage startup is preparing to launch a service it bills as more secure than Dropbox, thanks to offering client-side encryption — but it’s also shooting to be as usable as Dropbox — and therefore more user friendly than other security-focused cloud storage services that do local encryption, like SpiderOak. Read More

  • European Startups Raise $2.8BN In 2nd Qtr, Highest Since 2001, UK Leads Pack

    European startups are on a roll. According to data from Dow Jones VentureSource they have raised more than $2.8 billion (€2.1 billion) from VCs in the second quarter of 2014, the highest quarterly total since that iconic dotcom bust year of 2001. The UK remains the gang-buster country, where companies have raised 28% of the total amount in the second quarter, followed by France with 19%… Read More

  • London’s Mayor Misses Window To Spend £50M On Startup Building

    London’s Mayor Misses Window To Spend £50M On Startup Building

    London’s Mayor has missed an opportunity to spend a £50 million fund set aside by the UK government to create a public building dedicated to both technology startups, events and public education around technology. The Prime Minister’s office has confirmed an earlier report that the large sum of money it had allocated to City Hall to create a building which would serve tech… Read More

  • UK Police Replacing Ads On Piracy Sites With Warnings

    UK Police Replacing Ads On Piracy Sites With Warnings

    UK police have started replacing ads on websites that provide access to pirated or copyright infringing material with warnings to web users that the site is on a watch list — and a call for them to close the browser page in question. Read More

  • Napster Owner Rhapsody Passes 2M Paying Users As It Extends unRadio To Europe

    Napster Owner Rhapsody Passes 2M Paying Users As It Extends unRadio To Europe

    In 2012, Rhapsody nabbed the European assets of streaming service Napster, covering the UK and Germany, to fill out its 2011 acquisition of Napster in the U.S., as part of its strategy to square up globally to Spotify and other online music rivals. Today, it’s putting that reach to use as Rhapsody is expanding its unRadio service for the first time outside of the U.S. The news comes… Read More

  • Favr.tt Brings On CEO To Raise Funding For Its Social Shopping App

    Favr.tt Brings On CEO To Raise Funding For Its Social Shopping App

    Back in 2012, London and New York based Shopa launched as a “social marketplace” where users were rewarded for promoting products they like. The company raised $1.4 million from Notion Capital and Octopus. Another in the arena is Shopcade, which has raised $4 million, or Nuji which raised $2 million. There’s something about these social shopping startups that European… Read More

  • The Beautiful Game Just Got Its Own Meme Generator

    The Beautiful Game Just Got Its Own Meme Generator

    There are plenty of meme generator apps around. Imgur’s Memegen immediately springs to mind. Or something more quirky, such as Yarrly, the anonymous chain letter-styled meme generator for Android. But what the world really needs is a meme generator for the beautiful game. And now, thanks to Gliff, it finally has one. Read More