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Just a few months after launching support for podcast subscriptions to U.S. creators, Spotify today is making the service available to creators in global markets. The company says the service,…

Spotify’s new Podcast Subscriptions expand to global markets

The upside of the Open Banking regulations which have swept jurisdictions like the UK and the EU is that many more challenger banks have appeared. The headache for either incumbent…

White label fintech platform Toqio secures $9.4M Seed led by Seaya and Speedinvest

These days, investing goes way beyond the stock market. And in recent years there’s been a growing number of startups which aim to give more people access to a wider…

Yieldstreet raises $100M as it mulls going public via SPAC, eyes acquisitions

As energy grids transition away from fossil fuels and toward the use of zero emission sources of power from primarily renewable energy sources, they’re going to need an ability to…

Malta’s energy storage tech to stabilize electricity grids reliant on renewables gets $50 million

As President-elect Joe Biden readies his transition team and sets the agenda for his first 100 days in office, startups can expect to see some movement on long-stalled infrastructure initiatives…

Biden’s infrastructure plans could boost startups

Hi, and welcome back to The Station, a weekly newsletter dedicated to all the ways people and packages travel from Point A to Point B. I’m your host Kirsten Korosec,…

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On-demand shuttle startup Via has hit a $2.25 billion valuation following a Series E funding round led by Exor, the Agnelli family holding company that owns stakes in PartnerRe, Ferrari and…

On-demand shuttle startup Via hits $2.25 billion valuation on latest funding round led by Exor

European Union finance ministers have agreed to a de facto ban on the launch in the region of so-called global “stablecoins” such as Facebook’s planned Libra digital currency until the…

No Libra-style digital currencies without rules, say EU finance ministers

New research by the Oxford Internet Institute has found that social media manipulation is getting worse, with rising numbers of governments and political parties making cynical use of social media…

Voter manipulation on social media now a global problem, report finds

How do you attract the attention of a prince? Aside from being Meghan Markle, of course. One answer came recently in the form of Prince Harry’s backing of a new…

ClimateTech is the new hot space for investors in a warming planet

Crypto has a new unicorn after exchange Liquid announced today it has raised capital from investors at a valuation of more than $1 billion as it goes after expansion opportunities.…

Crypto exchange Liquid says it is now valued at over $1 billion following new investment

Malta, the renewable energy storage project born in Alphabet’s moonshot factory X, is now on its own and flush with $26 million from a Series A funding round led by…

Alphabet spins off moonshot project Malta with backing from Gates’s BEV fund

An app that the UK’s governing party launched last year — for Conservative Party activists to gamify, ‘socialize’ and co-ordinate their campaigning activity — has been quietly pulled from app stores. Its…

Campaign tool supplied to UK’s governing party by Trump-Pence app dev quietly taken out of service — thanks to GDPR

Crypto-anarchists may not like it, but money doesn’t buy everything. Sometimes, you just need the help of a traditional venture capitalist. Binance is the fastest growing company in crypto —…

Even the world’s largest crypto exchange needs help from traditional VCs

Binance, the one-year-old startup that appeared from nowhere to become the world’s top crypto exchange, is making major moves as it enters the next phase of its business. That includes…

Crypto giant Binance looks to the future with fiat trading and a decentralized exchange

Watching the current price madness is scary. Bitcoin is falling and rising in $500 increments with regularity and Ethereum and its attendant ICOs are in a seeming freefall with a…

It’s the end of crypto as we know it and I feel fine

Binance, the world’s largest crypto exchange based on volume, has made its first acquisition after it snapped up mobile wallet company Trust Wallet. The deal is undisclosed, but Binance confirmed…

Crypto exchange Binance buys Trust Wallet in first acquisition deal

Malta AKA “Blockchain Island” has been making waves lately in the world of cryptocurrency and governance. Their latest move involves the crypto exchange Binance and the ICO builders at Neufund.…

Malta paves the way for a decentralized stock exchange

So-called ‘EdTech’ has seen many false dawns over the years. After being lauded as the teaching platforms of the future, most MOOCs (Massive Open Online Course platforms) have not quite…

EdTech is having a renaissance, powered by the emerging world

DraftKings was just approved for a Controlled Skill Games License from the Malta Gaming Authority, which is the entity that runs gaming in Malta – a small island nation south…

DraftKings has received a Malta gaming license, paving the way for European expansion

This is a guest post by Geert Claes, a Business Improvement consultant, Information Architect, User Experience Designer and Business Analyst with extensive international experience. He’s lived and worked in Australia…