Facebook’s Safety Check is a stress-inducing flip of social norms

Facebook's Safety Check feature was activated today, following news that a fire had engulfed a 24-storey block of flats in West London, with reports of several fatalities. Clearly this is a tragedy. B

Nauta Capital closes out $170M third fund

Early stage VC firm Nauta Capital, which has offices in London, UK, Barcelona, Spain and Boston in the US, has closed out a 2016 fund raising -- capping it off at $170 million.

Social media firms facing fresh political pressure after London terror attack

Yesterday UK government ministers once again called for social media companies to do more to combat terrorism. "There should be no place for terrorists to hide," said Home Secretary Amber Rudd, speaki

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

Crunch Report | NBCUniversal Invests $500 Million in Snap

NBCUniversal invests $500 million in Snap, Jeff Bezos has plans for a Moon expedition, Uber plans to turn its app into a content marketplace and more Uber troubles. All this on Crunch Report.

Uber loses legal challenge against English tests for London drivers

The bad news just keeps piling up for Uber. The ride-hailing giant has lost a court battle against London's transport regulators which have been seeking to raise the level of English spoken by private

Ideal Flatmate wants to be a matchmaking platform for UK flatshares

Londoners in the unfun position of needing to find a new flatmate -- and lacking the easy options of friends or family to move in with -- can get a little algorithmic help from a UK startup with the n

Watch Microsoft Accelerator London’s Demo Day Here

TechCrunch is pleased to offer Microsoft Accelerator’s London Demo Day today at 4:00 p.m. GMT, 8:00 a.m. PST. The Microsoft Accelerator is a six-month program aimed at helping entrepreneurs scale

Ford begins testing Transit Plug-in Hybrids in London ahead of 2019 production

Ford has begun testing of its new Transit Custom Plug-In Hybrid with Transport for London, working with the UK city’s local transit authority to pilot 20 of the new vehicles in use during a 12-m

London startup launches chatbot to help renters exercise their rights

London-based startup RentersUnion has created what it's hoping will be a socially useful chatbot, pitching their web-based bot as a robot replacement for (expensive) housing lawyers.

WTF is Brexit?

At 10pm on June 23, 2016, the polls closed in the UK on a referendum on EU membership and the counting began. The next morning Europeans woke to the news that the British public had voted to leave the

Fears and questions over Brexit’s impact on talent

While UK tech founders continue to try to second guess what ‘Brexit means Brexit’ actually means for the future of immigration and access to talent, the UK’s digital minister, Matt Hancock, has

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

Facebook plans to boost UK headcount by 50% as gov’t signals corporate tax rate cut

Facebook has followed Google's lead by trumpeting plans to expand its presence in the UK -- despite ongoing uncertainty over the impact of this summer's Brexit vote for the country to leave the Europe

Deliveroo riders in North London push to unionize

A group of Deliveroo riders in North London is pushing for improved pay and conditions by taking legal steps to obtain union recognition. To achieve that they will need a tribunal to judge at least so

Learn to code startup pi-top pulls in $4.3M to fund a global edtech push

London-based computing and learn-to-code startup pi-top has closed a £3.5million ($4.3M) Series A round of funding, led by Hambro Perks and with Committed Capital also participating.

Uber loses employment tribunal in the UK

Uber drivers are workers rather than self-employed contractors, according to a ruling by an employment tribunal in the UK.

Come take a peek inside Apple’s new Regent Street flagship store in London

pple’s retail footprint today spans nearly 500 Apple Stores globally and serves as an important public touchstone for the company, its products and aesthetic vision. Now, the very first store i

Apple UK to move into a new London campus in 2021

Apple is planning to consolidate its various London offices into a single campus, come 2021.

Sonali De Rycker and Niklas Zennström join TechCrunch Disrupt London, Dec 5-6

TechCrunch Disrupt London is happening once again this December and we have some of the most iconic entrepreneurs and thought leaders in the tech industry lined up to speak. The two-day conference run
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