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  • Confirmed: Magic Leap acquires 3D division of Dacuda in Zurich

    Confirmed: Magic Leap acquires 3D division of Dacuda in Zurich

    Magic Leap, the augmented reality startup that has raised $1.4 billion in funding but has yet to release a product, has made an acquisition to expand its work in computer vision and deep learning, and to build out its operations into Europe. The company has acquired the 3D division of Dacuda, a computer vision startup based out of Zurich. One of Dacuda’s focuses had been… Read More

  • Car celebrity Richard Hammond talks about launching the DriveTribe startup

    DriveTribe, the content startup aimed at motoring enthusiasts, was launched last year by former Top Gear presenters Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May as a new approach to the realm of online community. It was a natural move to leverage their global fame into a new project — but DriveTribe isn’t just another website about cars. Read More

  • Soundtrack Your Brand, a ‘Spotify for B2B’ nabs $22M for expansion

    Soundtrack Your Brand, a ‘Spotify for B2B’ nabs $22M for expansion

    As Spotify continues its reign as the world’s biggest consumer music streaming business, a startup from its backyard in Stockholm (and even backed by Spotify itself) has raised a large growth round to take a leading place in providing music streaming services to businesses. Soundtrack Your Brand, started by an ex-Spotify executive and one of the co-founders of Beats (now part of… Read More

  • Listen to Monzo founder on building a ‘smart’ bank, fintech bubble and turning down acquisition offer

    Listen to Monzo founder on building a ‘smart’ bank, fintech bubble and turning down acquisition offer

    Yesterday I caught up with Tom Blomfield, co-founder and CEO of digital-only or ‘challenger’ bank Monzo. In our call, we talked about why Blomfield and his 80-plus team are building a new bank, whether or not we are in a fintech bubble and what he thinks the impact will be of upcoming EU regulation intended to force incumbent banks to open up. Read More

  • Hivy is an office management service to manage all those startup perks

    Hivy is an office management service to manage all those startup perks

    Have you ever wondered why the snack bowls on the second floor of your fancy startup office never runs out of snacks? Your office manager is most likely in charge of all of this, and sometimes it can be hard for them to keep track of all requests and make sure everything is running smoothly. Hivy plans to be the only service office managers ever need. The company is participating in Y… Read More

  • Google inks third carrier, Telenor, to its Android RCS messaging play

    Google inks third carrier, Telenor, to its Android RCS messaging play

    Another mobile carrier, Telenor, has partnered with Google to roll out a next-gen SMS tech — this time targeting Android users in Europe and Asia. Read More

  • Vize is a business intelligence tool for the rest of us

    Vize is a business intelligence tool for the rest of us

    Chances are that your current company is collecting a ton of data about your customers every second. It’s a goldmine and it often sits there in a corner, unused. Vize is a business intelligence tool that will let you learn more about your business and take advantage of all your data. The company is currently participating in Y Combinator’s winter batch. “The main use case… Read More

  • UK startup PawSquad brings the vet to your door, on demand

    UK startup PawSquad brings the vet to your door, on demand

    U.K. startup PawSquad is expanding coverage for an on-demand service that brings vets to pets — offering convenience and reduced stress for pet owners willing to stump up a little more than they’d pay for a check-up at a bricks-and-mortar vet. Read More

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