Europe

FiveAI to start a trial of its shared autonomous car fleet in London in 2019 – TechCrunch

After elevating $35 million to broaden driverless car era and a technique to construct a fleet of shared automobiles, UK startup FiveAI is saying its first on-street trial: a provider geared toward commuters in the London outer boroughs of Bromley and Croydon. Projected to start in past due 2019, it is going to kick off […]

Spotify runs test in Australia, allowing users to skip ads at any time, potentially boosting targeting and revenues – TechCrunch

If you need to test out a function on a big, well known, world, platform, there’s an easy resolution: Test it in Australia. At a inhabitants of 24 million and with a predominantly Western tradition, it’s a big sufficient test mattress and sufficiently small marketplace, so ultimate for checking out new options prior to (possibly) […]

OurPath raises $3M in round led by Connect Ventures to ‘reverse’ Type 2 Diabetes – TechCrunch

There are many, many tech startups tackling the issue of diabetes. You best have to take a look at the TechCrunch tag to to find one of the most newest, or even the Apple Watch is getting in at the act. But actually ‘reversing’ Type 2 diabetes stays a tricky nut to crack. That’s no […]

Lumen raises $7M and passes $1M on Indiegogo for its breath-measuring device for weight loss – TechCrunch

Our frame is ceaselessly storing and eating power to stay us alive — however figuring out which fuels are getting used, and why is the holy grail of such things as weight loss and frame hacking. Today’s weight-loss marketplace is saturated with generic merchandise as a result of — bet what — looking to tailor-make […]

MOV.AI raises $3M in seed funding to create an ‘Android for Robotics’ – TechCrunch

We all know what Android for smartphones is. A unfastened, (nearly) open supply running machine for smartphones. But at this time there’s no identical of the “Android for robots.” Instead there are lots of, many proprietary programs. A brand new startup plans to deal with this downside in order for the robotics marketplace to truly […]

FloodFlash insurance startup raises £1.9M via LocalGlobe, Pentech Ventures, InsurTech Gateway – TechCrunch

The flood underinsurance downside is arguably the most important unsolved downside in insurance. Over the remaining ten years, a median of $41bn according to 12 months of flood harm has long past exposed by means of insurance, leaving other people, companies and governments to pay the invoice. It’s estimated that there are $50bn of losses […]

BlaBlaCar acquires carpool rival BeepCar from Russia’s Mail.Ru – TechCrunch

Another acquisition for French carpooling platform BlaBlaCar: It’s picked up Russian Internet massive Mail.Ru’s moderately fresh rival providing, BeepCar, in what’s being billed as each an acquisition and a partnership. BlaBlaCar says the transfer is aimed toward consolidating its global expansion. “Through this acquisition, we are doubling down our commitment to develop carpooling in Russia, […]

Wonga investors inject £10M so cash-strapped payday lender can fund claims – TechCrunch

If you had been at Disrupt London 4 years in the past you could bear in mind greater than somewhat awkwardness all over an investor panel when two VCs that had invested in European payday loans company Wonga declined to touch upon what had long past unsuitable at their portfolio corporate within the wake of a £220M write […]

Spanish ‘anti-Uber’ taxi strike ends after government agrees new regulation – TechCrunch

A countrywide six-day taxi motive force strike in Spain has ended after the government agreed to go regulation that can permit the rustic’s self sufficient communities to cap the choice of non-public rent car allows inside of their towns. The VTC licenses are utilized by Uber and native ride-hailing rival Cabify to supply legit motive force […]

What can we learn from the Dixons data breach that blew up after disclosure – TechCrunch

European shopper electronics store Dixons Carphone’s apologetic admission the previous day that a 2017 data breach used to be in reality significantly worse than it first reported suggests disclosures of main breaches may just get slightly extra messy — no less than underneath the early reign of the area’s tricky new data coverage framework, GDPR — as […]