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Bitcoin hits new all-time high passing $69,000 for first time since November 2021

It’s been a busy year so far for bitcoin, the largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization, and it’s only March. The digital asset hit a new all-time high for the first time since November 2021

Right to repair bill targeting parts pairing passes Oregon House

The Oregon House this week passed a right to repair bill by nearly a 3-to-1 margin at 42 votes to 13. If signed into law, the northwestern state wouldn’t be the first the union to pass a right t

Monzo, the UK challenger bank with 9 million customers, raises $430 million

London-based fintech company Monzo raised a late stage funding round of $430 million (£340 million), confirming a report from the Financial Times from a few weeks ago. Following this round, the compa

Waze now helps you navigate roundabouts, alerts you about speed limit changes and more

Waze is adding a few new features that will help users navigate tricky roundabouts, get alerts when a speed limit is about to change and get warnings about speed bumps and sharp curves. The Google-own

Ubicloud wants to build an open source alternative to AWS

Using the large cloud computing providers is convenient, but not exactly cheap. Ubicloud, a new startup founded by the team behind Citus Data, which Microsoft acquired in 2019, wants to change the dyn

Ema, a ‘Universal AI employee’, emerges from stealth with $25M

Generative AI well and truly has a grip on public technology discourse these days. A new startup called Ema out of San Francisco thinks it’s a lot more than just a passing fancy. It’s emer

Binance to halt naira services amid ongoing regulatory probe in Nigeria

Binance will discontinue its naira (NGN) services in response to heightened regulatory scrutiny in Nigeria, it said in a blog post today. The cryptocurrency exchange will begin delisting any existing

Competition in AI video generation heats up as Deepmind alums unveil Haiper

AI-powered video generation is a hot market on the back of OpenAI’s releasing Sora model last month. Two Deepmind alums Yishu Miao and Ziyu Wang have publicly released their video generation too

SOLO’s new credit bureau concept helps lenders ditch third-party data

Georgina Merhom developed the concept for SOLO after helping freelancers in Egypt who didn't have bank accounts.

Google points to privacy changes, choice screens and data API ahead of DMA compliance day

Google has trailed another bundle of product tweaks ahead of Thursday’s deadline for compliance with the European Union’s Digital Markets Act (DMA). The DMA applies to Alphabet, Google&#82

2-year-old LatAm fintech Yuno reaches $150M valuation with backing from DST, Tiger, a16z

The company launched its payments orchestration product in 2022 and provides over 300 payment methods with fraud detection capabilities, one-click checkout and advanced smart routing technology.

MacPaw’s new app helps you remove redundant photos from your iPhone

MacPaw, the developer of popular Mac and iOS apps, has released a new iPhone app called CleanMyPhone, which helps users free up storage by removing duplicate photos and other unwanted images. The app

Cycode acquires Bearer to accelerate its move into AI-enhanced security remediation

Cycode is a well-funded startup that offers an end-to-end application security posture management platform — that is, a tool that continuously scans code (and the libraries it relies on) for pot

Axonius, a specialist in cyber asset managment, secures $200M at a flat $2.6B valuation

Axonius, one of the bigger players in the world of enterprise asset management — understanding and monitoring the digital assets and infrastructure that make up an organization’s network &

Nothing’s budget Phone (2a) hits preorder at $349

The much-teased and oft-leaked Nothing Phone (2a) is now officially official, just under a week after it made its limited debut at the company’s MWC after party. Nothing’s third phone is the first

This Swedish startup wants to reduce the cost, and controversy, around stem cells production

With the news yesterday that “mini organs” have been grown for the first time using human stem cells, this futuristic area of bio-medicine is clearly accelerating by leaps and bounds. However, har

New report confirms Europe’s tech investment doldrums, but there are signs of life

Europe is suffering from a big hangover after the tech investment party of the 2020-2021 period. That said, compared to pre-pandemic levels, VC investment in European startups is up, historically spea

RemotePass, which helps companies onboard, manage, pay and retain remote workers, raises $5.5M

As remote work becomes increasingly prevalent, organizations globally are adapting, especially regarding onboarding procedures for new employees and navigating cross-border payment complexities. This

Deel acquires Africa’s PaySpace, says it’s crossed $500M in ARR

HR startup Deel said it is acquiring Africa's PaySpace in a deal that marks its largest acquisition to date.

Multiverse raises $27M for quantum software targeting LLM leviathans

We’re still years away from seeing physical quantum computers break into the market with any scale and reliability, but don’t give up on deep tech just yet. The market for high-level quant
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