Brexit voter registration website crash could have been a DDoS, says report

A government voter registration website in the UK that crashed in the hours before the deadline for registering to vote ahead of last year's Brexit referendum could have been targeted by a denial of s

French presidential candidate Macron talks tough on tech firms over terrorism

French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron has become the latest high profile European politician to threaten U.S. tech companies over their use of end-to-end encryption, and for how digital platfo

83North closes $250M fourth fund focused on European, Israeli startups

European VC firm 83North (formerly Greylock IL), which since 2008 has focused on backing startups in Europe and Israel, has closed its fourth fund -- taking $250M in a raise that it says was both over

Hailo app being parked in London as mytaxi migration kicks off

Uber alternative Hailo, which lets people hail a licensed taxi via smartphone app, is coming to the end of the road in London, as users are now being urged to switch to new ride-hailing vehicle, mytax

Rocket Internet closes $1B fund, the largest out of Europe to date

If you thought the problems Rocket Internet has had bringing its portfolio of startups and its business overall into the black would have spelled setbacks for future investing, think again. This wee

Report: $12BN invested in European startups last year, but fewer $30M+ deals

Investment in European startups held up last year despite fears of a slowdown, with some $12 billion invested during the year, according to an annual report compiled by French investment advisors Clip

Europe proposes expanding telco data privacy rules to WhatsApp, Facebook et al

The European Commission has set out proposals for updating rules which govern the use of personal telecoms data that would expand their remit to cover email and mobile messaging data for the first tim

Uber drivers deemed to be employees by Swiss insurance provider

Uber has suffered another setback to its operational model in Europe after a Swiss insurance agency ruled that Uber drivers are employees, not freelance contractors as the company claims -- meaning it

Brexit transition period vital to avoid UK fintech exodus, warns Lords report

A House of Lords committee in the UK has published a report on Brexit and financial services urging the government to secure a transitional period early in negotiations to avoid the risk of fintech fi

Amazon’s AWS opens its first UK region in London

Last year, Amazon’s AWS cloud computing service announced that it would launch a data center in the UK by the end of 2016. It’s now the end of 2016 and, true to its word, AWS has now launc

GoDaddy is buying rival Host Europe Group for $1.8B to accelerate its international expansion

GoDaddy is on a shopping spree. Yesterday we reported that the domain and hosting company had bought WP Curve, a WordPress services startup to expand its WordPress support team. And today the company

GoEuro in talks with Uber to loop in last mile transport

European long distance travel booking platform GoEuro is in talks with Uber about an integration to cover the last mile of a journey, an area GoEuro does not focus on. The startup does share an invest

Skype founder and Atomico CEO Niklas Zennström says the state of tech in Europe is strong

Despite a large funding gap at the later stage, the state of technology investment in Europe is strong, according to Skype's billionaire founder and the founder of the global venture capital firm Atom

Uber accused of helping drivers break taxi laws in Danish test case

Uber's European business has been indicted in a Danish court on charges of assisting two drivers of breaking local taxi laws, Reuters reports.

GoCardless spies a glimmer of hope for UK fintech amid the Brexit gloom

Despite ongoing uncertainty for business about the impact of the U.K. Brexit vote to leave the European Union, London-based fintech startup GoCardless reckons the government is now signaling it recogn

IBM expands its UK presence with 4 new data centers

IBM today announced that it is launching four new data centers in the U.K. This brings IBM’s total data center footprint in the U.K. to six, in addition to 16 other locations across Europe. This

Trump surveillance fears could lift privacy tech in Europe

The full ramifications of Donald Trump being the next president of the United States of America will not be known for months -- perhaps years. Given he's a man of many conflicting words it's near impo

How bitcoin protects against geopolitical risk

Importantly, Bitcoin is a global digital currency that is borderless, frictionless and secure. Unlike legacy currencies and payment systems, Bitcoin is immune to capital controls and currency manipul

Discovery teams with MLB’s streaming partner on European partnership

Discovery Communications has teamed up with the MLB’s streaming partner, BAMTech, which also powers the streaming services HBO NOW and PlayStation Vue, to launch a new venture in Europe. Called

Why did ProtonMail vanish from Google search results for months?

If you're the maker of a popular, zero access encrypted webmail product and suddenly discover your product is no longer featuring in Google search results for queries such as "secure email" and "encry
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