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Remind enters the payments space by letting parents pay for field trips with a credit card

We first covered Remind back in 2011, when it launched as a way for K-12 teachers to broadcast communications to a classroom full of parents. But over the past five years the company has evolved int

Pokémon Go continues its worldwide march, now live in the UK

One of the more interesting side effects from the explosion of new mobile AR game Pokémon Go is physical movement: a lot of people are finding themselves walking miles and miles (and miles) more t

Self-driving delivery robots could soon be common sights in European cities

Airborne drone delivery is still more PR than public reality, but wheeled, self-driving delivery bots could be trundling down a sidewalk near you sooner than you think. London-based Starship Technolog

The Europas — It’s time for a different kind of tech conference

Let’s face it. Some tech conferences have lost their way. While TechCrunch Disrupt remains a firmly curated, media-driven, event, with hundreds of journalists attending, a couple of other conference

As SoundCloud Signs UMG, CEO Ljung Says Subscriptions Are Coming This Year

As free music streaming continues to grow in popularity, one of the bigger services has hit an important milestone in its bid to build a profitable business. SoundCloud — the Berlin-based au

Hassle Founder Alex Depledge Talks About Freeing The EU Market And Changing Parental Leave Policy

Alex Depledge is many things –  startup founder, mentor to women in tech, an advocate for a free and open market across Europe, and a trailblazer in the U.K tech scene. Her home cleaning plat

European Fashion Startups See High Growth Potential In The Global Online Sales Market

Europe is known for its high-end fashion culture, and technology seems to be making it easier for the world to discover and access those much sought-after items from this region of the world. But ther

Postmates To Roll Its Way Into London

Postmates CEO Bastian Lehmann said today at TechCrunch Disrupt London that his company will launch in London sometime in the second quarter of next year. Postmates is dealing in a crowded on-demand ma

Microsoft Lays Off 60 On Its HoloLens Team In Israel As It Shifts Development To The U.S.

Microsoft has yet to ship its first HoloLens holographic imaging device, but it is moving swiftly on to the next generation of development nonetheless. TechCrunch has confirmed that Microsoft has d

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 focu

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 de

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

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!

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 r

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 f

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 unconferen

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&#8

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

LVMH’s Groupe Arnault, Accel, More Pour $40M Into Fashion Shopping Aggregator Lyst

On the heels of Farfetch raising $86 million last month, another fashion commerce startup out of London has picked up a significant round of funding. Lyst, a site that lets people shop across some 11,

London’s Startups Hit A High Of $682M In VC Funding In Q1 2015

Startups in Silicon Valley, the epicenter of the tech world, and the U.S. overall have seen an unprecedented amount of investment as consumers and businesses buy into more online services, and inve
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