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The latest innovative tech coming out of Europe

  • With Daily Mix, Spotify taps algorithms to make infinite playlists from your favorite tunes

    With Daily Mix, Spotify taps algorithms to make infinite playlists from your favorite tunes

    Are you a Spotify user who has a list of favorite bands and songs, but do not have the motivation to find and organize all of them into useful playlists? Today, the streaming company is launching a new service called Daily Mix that is partly aimed at you. Tapping into your own history of albums and tracks that you have listened to on the platform, Daily Mix brings together a… Read More

  • Red Points bags $2.2M to help brands fight counterfeiting and piracy

    Red Points bags $2.2M to help brands fight counterfeiting and piracy

    Spanish startup Red Points has closed a €2 million (~$2.2M) funding round to grow usage of its piracy detection and removal SaaS by expanding from Europe into new markets, including North America. It’s also intending to broaden its customer focus. Read More

  • Exclusive TechCrunch survey reveals startups and investors are divided over Brexit

    Exclusive TechCrunch survey reveals startups and investors are divided over Brexit

    On Thursday 23 June 2016 the world changed. On that day a referendum was held to decide whether the UK should leave or remain in the European Union. Leave won by 52% to 48%. The referendum turnout was 71.8%, with more than 30 million people voting (though not 100% of the electorate). The campaigns on both sides had issues in terms of what they promised, to put it mildly. But on the issue of… Read More

  • Zenly raises $22.5 million from Benchmark for its location-sharing app

    Zenly raises $22.5 million from Benchmark for its location-sharing app

    French startup Zenly has raised $22.5 million over the summer from Benchmark and a few other investors. Business Insider first reported the round and TechCrunch got an official confirmation. Here’s what we know. Benchmark is leading the round with Peter Fenton joining the board of the company. Fenton has invested in a few social network companies and also is a board member of Twitter. Read More

  • Swiss public back law expanding surveillance powers

    Swiss public back law expanding surveillance powers

    In the wake of the 2014 Snowden revelations about mass surveillance programs some startups with concerns about overreaching government requests for user data settled on Switzerland as a base for their business — owing to what they dubbed favorable privacy laws. However, they might need to have a rethink after the Swiss public approved more invasive state surveillance powers in a… Read More

  • Reminder: This is the last week to save £400 on Disrupt London tickets

    Reminder: This is the last week to save £400 on Disrupt London tickets

    Procrastination is easy, but it can cost you. And if you wait until this weekend to purchase tickets to Disrupt London 2016, it will definitely cost you some hard-earned pounds — 400 of them, to be exact. Friday, September 30 is the final day to score tickets to Disrupt at the extra early bird price point of just £800 each (or £700 each when you buy two) and you can get your… Read More

  • Apple has done nothing wrong Crunch Network

    Apple has done nothing wrong

    Having read the European Commission’s original ruling, some prior rulings, the Treasury’s white paper about the European Commission’s actions and a lot of analysis in the tax community, in my opinion, the EC is over-reaching in their decision on Apple. Read More

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