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  • Wire launches e2e encrypted team messaging in beta

    Wire launches e2e encrypted team messaging in beta

    End-to-end encrypted messaging platform Wire is targeting Slack’s territory with a new messaging for teams product, called Teams. Read More

  • Viber acquires Chatter Commerce, the startup behind its shopping keyboard

    Viber acquires Chatter Commerce, the startup behind its shopping keyboard

    Messaging app Viber earlier this year made its first foray into shopping services with Instant Shopping, a feature that lets you search for items for sale via a keyboard when you have the messaging app open. Today, the company is announcing some more e-commerce related news: it’s buying the startup that helped build that feature. Viber has acquired Chatter Commerce, maker of a… Read More

  • Amid a tough field, Vyking.io wins the TechCrunch London Pitch-Off

    Amid a tough field, Vyking.io wins the TechCrunch London Pitch-Off

    Well the TechCrunch London Meetup + Pitch-Off in London is over for another year, and this one was arguably the best vintage ever in terms of quality of startups and the sheer enthusiasm from the attendees! Hundreds of startups entered the competition, creating a very competitive field. We packed out the Old Truman Brewery in East London with over 500 people, to hear the pitches of the… Read More

  • US lifts laptop ban for all remaining airlines and airports

    US lifts laptop ban for all remaining airlines and airports

    The U.S. has now lifted entirely a controversial ban on laptops in hand luggage for passengers flying to the country from the Middle East or via certain Middle Eastern airlines, with the Department of Homeland Security professing itself satisfied with “enhanced security measures in place”. Read More

  • Leading VC Tim Draper invests in Gravity’s ‘Iron Man’ flight suit, on a $100 bill

    Leading VC Tim Draper invests in Gravity’s ‘Iron Man’ flight suit, on a $100 bill

    You’re a bored former finance guy who decides one day to strap on some micro-jet engines and see if you can become Iron Man. Hey it happens all the time. Or maybe not. But that’s what British entrepreneur Richard Browning decided to do and just this year found himself demoing his ‘flight suit’ to venture capitalist Tim Draper in the parking lot of Boost VC. Moments… Read More

  • Google’s right to be forgotten appeal heading to Europe’s top court

    Google’s right to be forgotten appeal heading to Europe’s top court

    Europe’s ‘right to be forgotten’ ruling, which allows private citizens in the region to make requests that search engines delist incorrect, irrelevant or out of date information returned by an online search for their full name, is set to return to the region’s top court to settle an ongoing dispute between Google and the French data protection agency, CNIL. Read More

  • Zego raises £1M to give gig-economy drivers a pay-as-you-go insurance platform

    Zego raises £1M to give gig-economy drivers a pay-as-you-go insurance platform

    The gig economy, as we know, is big and just getting bigger. But companies like Uber and Deliveroo have a huge problem and it’s called insurance. How do you insure all these workers and how do the workers cover themselves in the gig economy? Step in Zego. This London startup has just raised just over £1 million in seed funding from investors, including LocalGlobe, with FTSE 100… Read More

  • AI data-monopoly risks to be probed by UK parliamentarians

    AI data-monopoly risks to be probed by UK parliamentarians

    The UK’s upper house of parliament is asking for contributions to an enquiry into the socioeconomic and ethical impacts of artificial intelligence technology. Among the questions the House of Lords committee will consider are how can the data-based monopolies of some large corporations, and the ‘winner-takes-all’ economics associated with them, be addressed? Read More

  • Mangrove raises $170M for its new fund to invest in Europe and Israeli startups

    Mangrove raises $170M for its new fund to invest in Europe and Israeli startups

    Luxembourg-based Mangrove Capital Partners, one of Europe’s leading early-stage venture capital firms, has raised $170 million for its latest fund. Mangrove V will be used to invest across Europe and Israel. The amount matches that of its previous funds, and was completed inside two months with 90 percent coming from returning investors, said the firm. Read More

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