Beeline is all about the journey to the destination
 Beeline is a handlebar-mounted gadget that uses a combination of Bluetooth, WiFi, and GPS to direct you around town. Instead of giving you turn-by-turn direction like a traditional GPS, though, it simply acts as a compass to guide you to your destination. The Beeline team argues that this allows riders to be more present by letting them decide the best path to take. The project launched on… Read More ...
Synthesio acquires Bunkr to build interactive business reports
 Bunkr wanted to build a PowerPoint killer, making it much faster to build beautiful, interactive presentations. But the startup couldn’t attract millions and millions of users, so Synthesio is acquiring Bunkr for an undisclosed amount. The technology will live on and be integrated into Synthesio. Synthesio is a social media monitoring and analytics platform. Big companies use Synthesio… Read More ...
Raspberry Pi beefs up its Compute Module for industrial users
 The Raspberry Pi Foundation has upgraded its Compute Module which is designed for embedded computing and industrial users wanting to produce customized products powered by the microprocessor, such as large-format smart displays. Read More ...
Facebook to open Startup Garage at Station F in Paris
 Station F is better known as the world’s biggest startup campus. Based in Paris, the huge historical monument is going to have 3,000 desks for tech companies of all kinds. This morning, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg came to Paris to announce that Facebook is going to be one of Station F’s launch partner. Here are all the details. “We talked a lot with this ecosystem and a lot… Read More ...
Facebook to open Startup Garage at Station F in Paris
 Station F is better known as the world’s biggest startup campus. Based in Paris, the huge historical monument is going to have 3,000 desks for tech companies of all kinds. This morning, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg came to Paris to announce that Facebook is going to be one of Station F’s launch partner. Here are all the details. “We talked a lot with this ecosystem and a lot… Read More ...
London startup launches chatbot to help renters exercise their rights
 London-based startup RentersUnion has created what it’s hoping will be a socially useful chatbot, pitching their web-based bot as a robot replacement for (expensive) housing lawyers. Read More ...
Qonto wants to become N26 for business banking
 French startup Qonto has some ambitious goals and wants to become the best bank account you can get when you start a company in France. Just like N26 wants to be a more modern bank for everyone, Qonto wants to do the same thing, but for business accounts. The company recently raised $1.7 million (€1.6 million) from Peter Thiel’s Valar Ventures and Alven Capital. Valar Ventures is also… Read More ...
Facebook takes its fake news fight to Germany
 Facebook is expanding its trial of measures to combat fake news beyond the U.S. for the first time — and will shortly be rolling out the updates in Germany. In a blog post yesterday the company said it will be introducing the updates to the market “in the coming weeks”. Read More ...
Fraugster, a startup that uses AI to detect payment fraud, raises $5M
 Fraugster, a German and Israeli startup that has developed Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology to help eliminate payment fraud, has raised $5 million in funding. Earlybird led the round, alongside existing investors Speedinvest, Seedcamp and an unnamed large Swiss family office. The new capital will be used to add to Fraugster’s headcount as it expands internationally. Read More ...
Fraugster, a startup that uses AI to detect payment fraud, raises $5M
 Fraugster, a German and Israeli startup that has developed Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology to help eliminate payment fraud, has raised $5 million in funding. Earlybird led the round, alongside existing investors Speedinvest, Seedcamp and an unnamed large Swiss family office. The new capital will be used to add to Fraugster’s headcount as it expands internationally. Read More ...
My 1st Years, a startup that sells personalised gifts for babies and children, raises further £5M
 My 1st Years, a U.K.-based e-commerce startup that offers personalised gifts for babies and children, has picked up £5 million in growth funding. Read More ...
AWS moves into IT training and job placement with re:Start, a UK cloud skills program
 Amazon’s cloud storage business AWS has been gradually expanding into a range of cloud services for people not to simply host their business or app with AWS, but to use the platform for productivity and their own work purposes, too. Today came the latest development on that theme: AWS launched re:Start, a new portal for IT skills training, specifically in cloud computing, and job… Read More ...
gigrove wants to match skilled freelancers and startups with spare rooms
 Bootstrapping London-based startup gigrove is looking to carve out a niche in the collaborative consumption space as a matching platform for digital workers with itchy feet, and startups with a spare room and pressing skills need. Which is all very zeitgeisty in these digital nomad/citizen of nowhere times. Read More ...
Glacier White PS4 Slim announced, heading to Europe and Asia
Sony has announce a new color for the PlayStation 4, Glacier White, which is set to hit Europe, Japan and Asia on January 24, 2017. There were no announcements of a US release nor a PS4 Pro variant. The post Glacier White PS4 Slim announced, heading to Europe and Asia appeared first on Digital Trends.
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). Read More ...
London’s latest events discovery app Revl exits stealth after raising £2.4 million Seed
 After news broke that YPlan had been acquired by Time Out Group for significantly less than the approximately £31 million that the London startup had raised, you’d be forgiven for thinking there would be little appetite for a new events discovery and booking platform. However, that isn’t stopping Revl, a new events marketplace app for iOS, leaving stealth mode today and… Read More ...
Europe proposes expanding telco data privacy rules to WhatsApp, Facebook et al
 The European Commission has set out proposals for updating rules which govern the use of personal telecoms data that would expand their remit to cover email and mobile messaging data for the first time — meaning the ePrivacy regulation would also apply to web companies such as Facebook, WhatsApp, Apple and Google. Read More ...
Scandit, which replaces barcode scanners with phones, closes $7.5M from Atomico
 For some reason Swiss startups have gained a good reputation in enterprise, SAAS, fintech and logistics — and nowhere is this better represented than in Scandit which emerged from Zurich a few years ago. Their idea was simple enough. Use a smartphone camera to capture barcodes instead of an expensive proprietary scanner, and wrap a suite of hardware and software around it. Here they… Read More ...
Parrot lays off 35 percent of its drone team
 French company Parrot has had a rough year and missed its sales expectations. That’s why the company will lay off 290 employees who were working on drones. In total, Parrot currently has 840 employees on the drone team and more than a thousand employees in total. While the company isn’t just selling drones, it represents a good chunk of the business. But it looks like other… Read More ...
Parrot lays off 35 percent of its drone team
 French company Parrot has had a rough year and missed its sales expectations. That’s why the company will lay off 290 employees who were working on drones. In total, Parrot currently has 840 employees on the drone team and more than a thousand employees in total. While the company isn’t just selling drones, it represents a good chunk of the business. But it looks like other… Read More ...