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The latest innovative tech coming out of Europe

  • Ifinity Unveils Battery-Less Beacon Tech

    Ifinity Unveils Battery-Less Beacon Tech

    Innovation in the beacon space — the micro-location technology that lets your smartphone trigger events based on how close you are to a beacon transmitter — doesn’t seems to be letting up any time soon. Polish startup Ifinity appears to be well on its way to solving one of the potential headaches of beacons: the need to periodically replace each transmitter’s battery. Read More

  • Funding Circle Buys LeapPay To Get A Jump On Loan Approval Times

    Funding Circle Buys LeapPay To Get A Jump On Loan Approval Times

    Funding Circle, UK-based the peer-to-peer loans platform that recently raised $65 million for a platform that bypasses banks and lets small businesses connect with individuals for funding, is putting some of that funding to use. It has acquired a semi-stealth startup called LeapPay to speed up the turnaround time it offers on loans, and also to keep expanding its business in the U.S. Read More

  • Turkish Payment Platform Iyzico Raises Further $1.4M

    Turkish Payment Platform Iyzico Raises Further $1.4M

    Turkey’s Iyzico, which provides a platform to let e-commerce sites and other apps easily accept online payments (and can be thought of as the ‘Stripe of Turkey’), has raised a $1.4 million series B round. Read More

  • Tastebuds Acquires Music-Based Dating App Moosify

    Tastebuds Acquires Music-Based Dating App Moosify

    Tastebuds.fm, the app that matches people based on their musical tastes, has found a match of its own. The London-based startup is acquiring U.S. competitor moosify, a mobile-first “social dating” app that also connects people around music. Terms of the deal remain undisclosed. Read More

  • Dojo App Offers A Highly Curated Guide To Days And Nights Out In London

    Dojo App Offers A Highly Curated Guide To Days And Nights Out In London

    When Robin Shimmin (CEO), Nicholas Dart (CTO) and Devran Karaca (COO) quit their well-paid day jobs — at Lotus F1, Deutsche Bank and Ernst & Young, respectively — to found Dojo, they had one thing on their mind: to solve the problem of finding something to do in London, a city all three had moved to after graduating together from Bristol University. Read More

  • BiiSafe Buddy Is A Bluetooth Keyfob For Item-Tracking And Location Alerts

    BiiSafe Buddy Is A Bluetooth Keyfob For Item-Tracking And Location Alerts

    Finnish made BiiSafe Buddy, which was crowdfunded on Indiegogo, offers item tracking via Bluetooth and a location-sharing alerts feature geared towards families by turning the gizmo into a physical button to quickly share your location on a map with a chosen circle of loved ones. I gave it a road test for a few days to see whether the concept lives up to the promise. Read More

  • Buying Stuff Within A Tweet Is Reportedly Coming To Twitter Via Stripe

    Buying Stuff Within A Tweet Is Reportedly Coming To Twitter Via Stripe

    Soon you’ll be able to buy something straight from a Tweet, if the rumours come true. Tech site Re/code says sources have told it that Twitter is working with payments startup Stripe on the launch of its ‘in-tweet’ commerce project. Twitter is reportedly planning to add buttons within tweets that say “Buy”, or similar, allowing users to enter payment… Read More

  • Amris Acquires Social Recruitment Platform Zao

    Amris Acquires Social Recruitment Platform Zao

    You’re acquired! L.A.-based Zao, the social recruitment platform that lets employees and a company’s wider network get rewarded for making job referrals, has been bought by legacy UK e-recruitment company Amris (owned by The Internet Corporation Limited). Read More

  • German Regulator Backs Google Over Publishers, As Europe Gets Embarrassing

    German Regulator Backs Google Over Publishers, As Europe Gets Embarrassing

    German regulators will not pursue a complaint brought against Google by a group of publishers for giving users access to their news articles. A number of German publishers, including Axel Springer and Burda, brought the action under a group called VG Media to demand Google pay them for making their articles available to the public on the search engine without paying them. But Andreas Mundt… Read More

  • This New Card Skimmer Is Almost As Thin As A Credit Card

    This New Card Skimmer Is Almost As Thin As A Credit Card

    Good old Brian Krebs has the scoop on a new card skimmer found in Europe. How is it different? It literally fits right into the card slot of any ATM, essentially allowing unfettered access to cards as they slide through. Add in a tiny camera and you’ve got a complete card cloning system. The skimmer is powered by a simple watch battery and uses a very small PCB and magnetic strip reader… Read More