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2018 VC investment into crypto startups set to surpass 2017 tally

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MIT study shows how much driving for Uber or Lyft sucks

Ride-hailing giants Uber and Lyft are delivering pitiful levels of take-home pay to the hundreds of thousands of US independent contractors providing their own vehicles and driving skills to deliver t

5G needs a “new mindset” towards Internet rules, telcos warn

Carriers have kicked off the world’s biggest mobile phone tradeshow with calls for an “investment friendly framework” to fund rollouts of next-gen 5G network technology and level the

Facebook’s tracking of non-users ruled illegal again

Another blow for Facebook in Europe: Judges in Belgium have once again ruled the company broke privacy laws by deploying technology such as cookies and social plug-ins to track internet users across

Apple’s Shazam takeover triggers competition review in Europe

The European Commission has announced a review of Apple's acquisition of music discovery service Shazam -- agreeing to a request made by several countries to weigh competition concerns. 

UK to fine critical organizations up to $24M if they fail to put in strong cyber security

As companies gear up to make themselves complaint with upcoming data protection regulations in Europe around GDPR, those doing business in Member States will also be facing another wave of requirement

Facebook’s least favorite Austrian can now press privacy suit in Vienna

A big blow for Facebook today after Europe's top court delivered a verdict in a long-running legal challenge that opens the door for plaintiff and privacy campaigner, Max Schrems, to sue Facebook in

Facebook, Twitter, YouTube praised for “steady progress” quashing illegal hate speech in Europe

Facebook, Twitter and YouTube are likely to be breathing a little easier in Europe after getting a pat on the back from regional lawmakers for making "steady progress" on removing illegal hate speech.

Uber announces “safety” cap on UK driver hours

Uber has confirmed it will cap the amount of hours drivers on its platform in the UK can be logged in to accept trips. After ten hours the new policy will require drivers take an uninterrupted six hou

Blow to Uber in Europe as top court rules it’s a transport service

Europe's top court has provided the final verdict on a multi-years legal challenge brought by EU taxi associations to Uber's claim that it's just a technology platform -- with the CJEU today ruling it

Uber Eats couriers in Europe to be offered free accident and sickness insurance

Uber has announced it's launching a free insurance package for independent couriers delivering food for its Uber Eats business in nine European markets. It says all couriers with an active account

European financial watchdog latest to warn over ICOs

European Union financial regulator, the ESMA, has become the latest regulatory body to issue a warning about the risks of buying into -- and running -- ICOs.

Battery Ventures leads $75M Series D in travel activities platform GetYourGuide

Right after Berlin-based travel activities booking platform GetYourGuide announced its $50 million Series C, one of Europe's biggest tourist draws, the city of Paris, was rocked by a series of terror

iOS and Samsung market share now tied in the US

iOS and Samsung’s U.S. market share is now tied, following growth for Apple’s smartphone OS over the three months ending in August, based on new data from Kantar Wordpanel, which tracks s

One Night, the boutique last-minute hotel app, is expanding internationally to London

One Night, the last-minute booking app for boutique hotels, is expanding internationally — starting today with London. One Night was created by Standard International, which is the parent compan

Challenge to data transfer tool used by Facebook will go to Europe’s top court

Facebook has bought itself a little more time over a major legal challenge in Europe after the Irish High Court decided not to strike down a b2b mechanism it uses to transfer user data to the U.S. for

EU states’ data retention laws still violating privacy rights, report warns

A new report surveying the current status of EU legislation pertaining to the retention of communications data across the region has found that many of the 28 Member States are not adhering to what p

Intel antitrust decision sent for review by Europe’s top court

A 2009 European Union antitrust decision that hit Intel with an at-the-time record fined for -- as the Commission saw it -- abusing its No.1 position in the market for computer chips has been dealt a

Niantic’s postponed European Pokémon Go events will now take place in October

Good news for Pokémon Go fans in Europe: Niantic has announced new dates for the events in Europe that were postponed following the disastrous outcome of the first-ever Pokémon GO Fest in Chicago

Google takes steps to comply with EC antitrust order for Google Shopping

Google has submitted details to the European Commission of how it intends to amend its price comparison service, Google Shopping, to comply with an antitrust decision earlier this summer. The proposal
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