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Peru is on a bid to catch up with its innovative Latin American neighbors

For the past decade the Peruvian economy has been one of the fastest moving in the region -- but it’s apparent Peru’s technology ecosystem is still in its infancy. Economically driven by mining, P

Wayra UK launches accelerator to tackle the ‘poverty premium’

Wayra, the Telefónica backed accelerator network, is launching a new startup program in the UK that aims to tackle the so-called 'poverty premium' -- whereby people on low incomes pay more for some

UK spy agency-backed cyber security incubator picks first seven startups

A GCHQ-backed startup incubator has opened its doors in the UK, announcing its first cohort of seven startups participating in the three month accelerator program (see below for the list of teams).

CounterCraft bags $1.1M to fire up a security decoy play

Spain-based security startup CounterCraft, founded last September, has closed a €1 million ($1.1M) seed round to accelerate development of a b2b security decoy technology designed to engage hackers

Asos and Telefónica’s Wayra launch fashion tech accelerator

Fashion retailer Asos already has its own corporate venture arm, the aptly-named <a target="_blank" href="http://asosventures.com/">Asos Ventures</a>. And now the publicly listed U.K. company is <a ta

Tank Top TV Lets Developers Add Online TV/Movie Search And Recommendations To Their Apps

The UK's <a target="_blank" href="http://tanktop.tv">Tank Top TV</a> launched <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2013/08/22/tank-top-movies/">back in August 2013</a> with a site that lets you search

Telefónica Expands Wayra Accelerator Network To Asia Via Tie-Up With China’s VIV Incubator

Telefónica's global network of 14 Wayra Academies, which each incubate a yearly crop of tech startups in the hopes of spotting the next big thing so their carrier overlord doesn't have to, has gained

Rushmore, The Music Community Co-Founded By Betaworks, Merges With Live Video Platform Zuzeen

Today London-based music startup Rushmore is announcing a merger that looks to bolster its artist-to-fan proposition. It's joining forces with Madrid-based startup Zuzeen, a service that allows musici

Meet The 13 Startups Wayra U.K. Is Accelerating In 2014

Wayra U.K. has named its third cohort of startups that will be hothoused through the circa nine-month mentoring programme centrally based in London. The 13 startups that made the cut for the 2014 inta

This Week On The TC Europe Podcast: Raspberry Pi, Wayra, France And Esperanto

We’ve made it to episode 10! This week, we talk about Raspberry Pi racking up worldwide sales of 1.75 million, Partech Ventures investing $215 million in European startups the American way, and

Accelerator Numbers — 20 Months In, Telefónica’s Wayra Shares Data On How It’s Fared So Far

Telefónica’s accelerator network Wayra is sharing some data exclusively with TechCrunch on how it’s fared so far in its young existence, including key metrics such as how much money it’s invest

Wayra-Backed Tank Top Movies Launches To Help UK Users Navigate Myriad Of VOD Services

Part search engine, part movie recommendation engine, Tank Top Movies, backed by Telfonica's Wayra startup accelerator, lets users search across 18 movie services in the UK, add movies to a unified 'w

Can An Algorithm Be Empathetic? UK Startup EI Technologies Is Building Software That’s Sensitive To Tone Of Voice

Don’t give up hope of being able to mock your future robot butler with a sassy response. UK startup EI Technologies, one of 17 in the current Wayra London incubator cohort, is developing a voice rec