Europe

Vonage acquires cloud-based contact center startup NewVoiceMedia for $350M in cash – TechCrunch

More consolidation is afoot in the arena of cloud-based voice services and products. Today, Vonage — as soon as a VoIP pioneer that nowadays provides cloud-based unified communications and different IP services and products in the trade marketplace — introduced that it will achieve NewVoiceMedia, a UK startup that builds cloud-based contact center answers, for […]

Equifax slapped with UK’s maximum penalty over 2017 data breach – TechCrunch

Credit score large Equifax has been issued with the maximum imaginable penalty by way of the UK’s data coverage company for closing 12 months’s huge data breach. Albeit, the tremendous is handiest £500,000 for the reason that lack of buyer data happened when the UK’s prior privateness regime used to be in power — slightly […]

EU antitrust regulator eyeing Amazon’s use of merchant data – TechCrunch

The European Union’s festival fee is having a look into how Amazon makes use of data from shops promoting by the use of its ecommerce market, Reuters studies. Competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager published the motion lately throughout a press convention. “We are gathering information on the issue and we have sent quite a number of […]

Adblock Plus maker has a new taskforce to fight publisher efforts to reinject ads – TechCrunch

In the hands race of advert blocking off there’s obviously by no means a uninteresting second as efforts to block ads are combated by way of publisher and platform countermeasures making an attempt to fox the blocks. This is why Adblock Plus maker, eyeo, says it’s getting extra severe in the way it tackles what […]

Announcing the agenda for TechCrunch Startup Battlefield MENA 2018 in Beirut – TechCrunch

We’re excited to go to Beirut, Lebanon, on October third for TechCrunch Startup Battlefield MENA 2018. Yes, we’re bringing our premier startup pitch festival to the Middle East / North Africa, and in addition to launching 15 of the most up to date startups in MENA on degree for the first time, we’ll even be […]

Waitrose switches up a gear to launch two-hour grocery deliveries in London – TechCrunch

Up marketplace UK grocery store chain Waitrose will get started trialing two-hour or similar day supply choices in positive London postcodes from the following day. It’s partnering with CitySprint Group courier supply spin-out On the Dot for the deliveries which might be made via electrical and hydrogen trucks and push motorcycles and load motorcycles (billed as […]

Twitter’s former Head of People EMEA joins VC firm Atomico as Partner – TechCrunch

Atomico, the European challenge capital firm based through Skype’s Niklas Zennström, is pronouncing a host of new hires to its funding group, together with new Partner Caroline Chayot, who prior to now led the EMEA HR group at Twitter. I’m instructed she’ll be operating along current Atomico Partner Dan Hynes, who used to be previously […]

Call for smart home devices to bake in privacy safeguards for kids – TechCrunch

A brand new analysis document has raised considerations about how in-home smart devices reminiscent of AI digital voice assistants, smart home equipment, and safety and tracking applied sciences may well be amassing and sharing youngsters’s knowledge. It calls for new privacy measures to safeguard kids and ensure age suitable design code is incorporated with home […]

Apple has finished paying $15 billion European fine – TechCrunch

Apple has finished wiring billions of euros to pay again unlawful tax advantages to the Irish executive in step with Reuters. Overall, Apple has paid $15.three billion (€13.1 billion) for the unique fine in addition to $1.four billion (€1.2 billion) in pursuits. In August 2016 the European Commission dominated that Apple benefited from unlawful tax […]

Insurtech startup Setoo closes $nine.3M Series A from Kamet, AXA’s accelerator – TechCrunch

Given all of the scams of the previous couple of years, customers are an increasing number of unwilling to put money into what they see as inappropriate insurance coverage merchandise. That method many industry have misplaced out on income. Setoo is a UK startup which solves this downside, through serving to on-line companies to construct […]