Thursday, April 29, 2021

As IBM shifts to hybrid cloud, reports have them laying off 10,000 in EU...

As IBM makes a broad shift in strategy, Bloomberg reported this morning that the company would be cutting around 10,000 jobs in Europe. This comes on the heels of last...

Fintech VC keeps getting later, larger and more expensive – TechCrunch

The venture capital market appears to be getting later, larger and more expensive. As a result, fintech — one of its hottest and most-funded sectors — is evolving in a...

Bridgefy launches end-to-end encrypted messaging for the app used during protests and disasters –...

Offline-messaging app Bridgefy — which innovatively uses Bluetooth and Wi-Fi — became known as the go-to app by thousands of protesters around the world to keep communications going even when...

Boom raises $7M Series A in bid to become the ‘Amazon for commercial photography’...

Milan-headquartered scale-up Boom, which offers a two-sided tech platform to let companies book and manage commercial photo shoots, has raised $7 million in Series A funding. The round is led by...

UK’s PrimaryBid raises $50M as its retail investing platform sees a COVID-19 surge of...

One of the biggest trends in the world of fintech in the last several years has been the emergence (and surging popularity) of startups building platforms that help more people...

Nordic challenger bank Lunar raises €40M Series C, plans to enter the ‘buy now,...

Lunar, the Nordic challenger bank that started out life as a personal finance manager app (PFM) but acquired a full banking license in 2019, has raised €40 million in Series...

IAB Europe’s ad tracking consent framework found to fail GDPR standard – TechCrunch

A flagship framework for gathering Internet users’ consent for targeting with behavioral ads — which is designed by ad industry body, the IAB Europe — fails to meet the required...

Brighteye Ventures’ Alex Latsis talks European edtech funding in 2020 – TechCrunch

Brighteye Ventures, the European edtech venture capital firm, recently announced the $54 million first close of its second fund, bringing total assets under management above $112 million. Out of the...

Coinbase lets you withdraw funds to your debit card – TechCrunch

Cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase is adding a new way to withdraw funds from your Coinbase account. If you’ve added a compatible debit card to your account, you can transfer USD,...

European Commission to appeal decision that reversed Apple’s $15B State Aid tax bill in...

It’s not over until it’s over for Apple and its ongoing tax headache in Europe. Today the European Commission announced that it plans to appeal the July 2020...

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