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The latest innovative tech coming out of Europe

  • 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 is also 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

  • It’s not McLaren Racing, but McLaren Applied Technologies, that Apple is likely lusting after

    It’s not McLaren Racing, but McLaren Applied Technologies, that Apple is likely lusting after

    When racing cars have only hundredths of seconds between them, in a race where the time to change a tire means the difference between winning and losing (and the impact on millions of dollars in sponsorship), a company gets good at technology. Fast. The data from drivers, cars and engines has to be parsed and acted upon literally in real-time. That’s why the racing industry’s… Read More

  • This new electric car is designed for a $37 weekly subscription service

    This new electric car is designed for a $37 weekly subscription service

    Europe continues to test the waters of shared vehicle ownership models, and the Amber One is a car designed to help eliminate the huge amount of time our own vehicles currently spend idle. The all-electric concept has a 250-mile range on a single charge, a top speed of over 93 mph, and a 0 to 60 time of a respectable 7 seconds. But you can’t buy one – to gain access, you… Read More

  • Fotr forces you to print every iPhone photo you take

    Fotr forces you to print every iPhone photo you take

    When was the last time you printed a photo? Well, Fotr is a new iPhone app that wants to turn that trend on its head, by automatically printing every photo you take. The idea is to bring back an aspect of analog photography: shoot fewer, but higher-quality photos. Read More

  • Handmade, Amazon’s Etsy rival, expands into Europe

    Handmade, Amazon’s Etsy rival, expands into Europe

    Amazon continues to try to turn the screws on its competition through its scale, and now it’s the turn of Handmade, the e-commerce giant’s marketplace for arts and crafts that competes most closely with Etsy.  Today, Amazon announced that Handmade would expand to Europe, starting first in Germany, France, Italy, Spain and the UK, where some 30,000 “genuinely handmade… Read More

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