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  • Salesforce Earmarks $100M To Invest In European Cloud Startups

    Salesforce Earmarks $100M To Invest In European Cloud Startups

    Salesforce Ventures, the investment arm of the cloud services giant, has pumped half a billion dollars into over 150 cloud and enterprise startups since 2009. But with most of those investments focused on the U.S., Salesforce Ventures is now getting more serious in the Old World. Today, the group is announcing that has earmarked $100 million to invest specifically in European startups. Of… Read More

  • UK-Based Carphone Warehouse Hack Could Affect Up To 2.4M Customers

    UK-Based Carphone Warehouse Hack Could Affect Up To 2.4M Customers

    Happy Saturday! Today, UK-based mobile retailer Carphone Warehouse shared with its customers that it had been the subject of a “sophisticated” cyber attack, potentially laying bare the personal details of 2.4M of its customers. If that wasn’t bad enough, credit card information for upwards of 90,000 of those customers might be running out and about, too. The company found… Read More

  • Most UK Apple Pay Retailers Cap At £20, But Pret And Bill’s Show Transactions Can Be Limitless

    Most UK Apple Pay Retailers Cap At £20, But Pret And Bill’s Show Transactions Can Be Limitless

    Apple Pay officially arrived in the UK earlier today, and with it, we’re now getting more details on how the mobile payment service will work. Most of the 250,000 physical locations that will accept Apple’s contactless payment service will work with a £20 cap on transactions, as some had been reporting prior to launch, but it turns out this is not the full story. At least… Read More

  • Apple Pay Has Officially Launched In The U.K.

    Apple Pay Has Officially Launched In The U.K.

    The Eagle has landed. An accidental tweet told us that the U.K. wouldn’t have to wait for Apple Pay much longer, and that tweet was right. Apple Pay has officially launched in the U.K. Finally! It has been available to customers here in the US since last October, so your time has finally come, U.K. Hopefully your bank is one of the launch participants: American Express, First Direct… Read More

  • Interview: Tim Draper Doubles Down On Europe

    Interview: Tim Draper Doubles Down On Europe

    DFJ, the storied Silicon Valley venture capital firm, has built out a global presence not just through direct investments but through a network of firms that are affiliated with the mothership yet raising and investing from their own funds. Now that network is going through some changes, and with it comes a new role for one of the firm’s founders. The DFJ Network has rebranded to… Read More

  • European Mobile Payment Startup SumUp Discloses A Total $45M In Funding

    European Mobile Payment Startup SumUp Discloses A Total $45M In Funding

    In the rush of companies crowding into the mobile payment space, a startup out of Europe has announced more funding to grow its footprint and add contactless hardware. SumUp, a startup originally founded in 2012 in Berlin that competes against the likes of iZettle and Rocket Internet’s Payleven, has raised an undisclosed amount led by Swiss backer Venture Incubator. The exact figure is… Read More

  • The Agenda For The Europas Conference: AI, Drones, Health, FinTech, Fashion & More

    The Agenda For The Europas Conference: AI, Drones, Health, FinTech, Fashion & More

    The Europas Conference & Awards for European Tech Startups is on on June 16 in London, and TechCrunch is the exclusive Media Partner. Think ‘a summertime Crunchies, with a daytime unconference attached, by a sunny River Thames’. The agenda for the event has just been released. You can find it here and the roster of international speakers is here. Attendees will… Read More

  • Speakers At The Europas Conference And Awards Reflect Europe’s Diversity, June 16, London Crunch Network

    Speakers At The Europas Conference And Awards Reflect Europe’s Diversity, June 16, London

    The Europas Conference & Awards for European Tech Startups, on June 16 in London, is an annual celebration of Europe’s brightest tech companies. From a small bar in central London in 2009, it’s become a fixture of the European scene, with its highly curated daytime speakers and audience, which combines the key startup players in Europe, as well as the hottest newcomers… Read More

  • As Acquisition Rumors Swirl, Free Mobile Service FreedomPop Goes Live In The UK

    As Acquisition Rumors Swirl, Free Mobile Service FreedomPop Goes Live In The UK

    FreedomPop, the mobile carrier that gives away mobile, data and text services and upsells users on other services, is today announcing its first international launch outside of the U.S. The company is opening up for business in the UK as a SIM-only service — meaning no phones, initially, just the cards that you put into a phone that you bring to the network. The free service will… Read More