Thursday, January 23, 2020

Revolut supports direct debits in the UK – TechCrunch

Fintech startup Revolut is adding a key feature for users who want to replace their traditional bank account altogether. You can now pay with GBP direct debits. Revolut already...

Wonderbly launches Wonderbly Studios to let other brands use its personalisation API for printed...

Wonderbly, the personalised book publisher backed by Google Ventures and best known for the breakout hit “Lost My Name,” is unveiling Wonderbly Studios in a bid to make it easier...

Tony Blair on regulating Big Tech, Facebook, Russia, China and Brexit – TechCrunch

As history tells us, the break-up of “Big Oil” and “Big Telco” in the past led to more competition and innovation. What to do in the era of “Big Tech?”...

Kabuto is building smart suitcases for geeks – TechCrunch

French company Kabuto is launching a Kickstarter campaign today for the second generation of its smart carry-on suitcase. The company was previously known as Xtend. If you think about smart suitcases,...

Bnext raises $25 million for its mobile banking alternative – TechCrunch

Fintech startup Bnext has raised a $25 million funding round. The Spanish company is building a banking product and has managed to attract 300,000 active users. DN Capital, Redalpine and Speedinvest...

Google will soon open a cloud region in Poland – TechCrunch

Google today announced its plans to open a new cloud region in Warsaw, Poland to better serve its customers in Central and Eastern Europe. This move is part of Google’s...

Lookiero closes $19M led by MMC Ventures to be the Stitch Fix for Europe...

Lookiero, the online personal shopping service for clothes and accessories, has closed a $19 million funding round led by London-based VC MMC Ventures, with support from existing investor All Iron...

Facebook’s lead EU regulator is asking questions about its latest security fail – TechCrunch

Facebook’s lead data protection regulator in Europe has confirmed it’s put questions to the company about a major security breach that we reported on yesterday. “The DPC became aware of...

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