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  • Flux, a fintech startup founded by ex-Revolut employees, wants to make paper receipts obsolete

    Flux, a fintech startup founded by ex-Revolut employees, wants to make paper receipts obsolete

    Flux, a London-based fintech startup founded by three early employees of foreign exchange and banking app Revolut, is on a mission to make store receipts truly digital. Read More

  • Apple Maps gets transit mode for Paris

    Apple Maps gets transit mode for Paris

    Apple is finally adding transit options to its Maps app for the city of Paris. Starting today, you can use Apple Maps to calculate itineraries using public transportation. You’ll find subway, RER and bus lines, and even Transilien lines. Just like in Google Maps, you can look around the map with a new subway layer or you can calculate an itinerary from A to B. If you tap on a station… Read More

  • Online grocery platform Farmdrop raises £7M Series A led by Atomico

    Online grocery platform Farmdrop raises £7M Series A led by Atomico

    Farmdrop, a farmer-friendly online grocery platform based in the U.K., has raised £7 million in Series A funding. Leading the round is Atomico, the London VC fund founded by Skype co-founder Niklas Zennström. Read More

  • Snap acquires the crucial geofilter patent from Mobli for a record $7.7M

    Snap acquires the crucial geofilter patent from Mobli for a record $7.7M

    According to Snap’s S-1 filing for its IPO, of the $400 million in revenues the company has, $360 million is made by selling “Geofilters,” or photo filters based on location, which advertisers can buy. So owning the patent on that concept would seem pretty crucial. But Snap has never had such a patent, until now. Read More

  • MasterCard trials biometric bankcard with embedded fingerprint reader

    MasterCard trials biometric bankcard with embedded fingerprint reader

    MasterCard is trialling a Chip and PIN bankcard that includes an embedded fingerprint reader, introducing a biometric authentication layer for card payments — and taking a leaf out of the book of Apple Pay et al in the process. The thinking here being: why pay by entering a PIN when you can stick your thumb on it? Read More

  • Orange is launching a bank because reasons

    Orange is launching a bank because reasons

    French telecom company Orange is launching a bank this Summer in France. Orange CEO Stéphane Richard listed some of the features behind Orange Bank this morning at a press conference. And let’s just say that it doesn’t sound as groundbreaking as the company thinks. Just like N26, Revolut and others, you’ll be able to control your payment card directly from your phone. Read More

  • The world of Minority Report is about to be unlocked, and the key is inside your phone

    The world of Minority Report is about to be unlocked, and the key is inside your phone

    Remember that scene in Minority Report where Tom Cruise’s character walks into a Gap and an AI voice asks him if he’s still enjoying the trousers he bought last week? That vision was dreamt up by MIT consultants for the film many years ago, and as of today it would be entirely possible to reproduce, given we all now walk around with smartphones which could be alerted in such a manner. Read More

  • Twitter is reviewing whether to store some user data in Russia

    Twitter is reviewing whether to store some user data in Russia

    Twitter is considering localizing the storage of some of its Russian users’ personal data in order to comply with data localization laws, TechCrunch has learned. Read More

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