Wednesday, July 15, 2020

First major GDPR decisions looming on Twitter and Facebook – TechCrunch

The lead data regulator for much of big tech in Europe is moving inexorably towards issuing its first major cross-border GDPR decision — saying today it’s submitted a draft decision...

Balderton Capital backs Primer, a fintech helping merchants consolidate the payments stack – TechCrunch

Primer, a U.K. fintech that wants to help merchants consolidate their payments stack and easily support new payment methods in the future, has quietly raised £3.8 million in funding. Leading its...

How will coronavirus change the world? — Parlia launches to help you find out...

“Is Greta Thunberg a hypocrite?” Google that phrase and you will get thousands of results. It just goes to show that, to a large extent, the “Q&A” model is broken...

Locatee raises $4M Series A for its workplace analytics platform – TechCrunch

Locatee, a Swiss startup that uses existing sensors and IT infrastructures to provide employers and commercial real estate owners with detailed data about how their spaces are utilized, today announced...

Bunq lets you create joint accounts with non-Bunq Premium users – TechCrunch

Challenger bank Bunq has revamped joint accounts to give you more flexibility. If you’re a premium users (ie not just a Bunq Travel customer), you can create a sub-account with...

Tesla resurrects long-range RWD Model 3 for the Chinese market – TechCrunch

Tesla is now producing and selling the long-range rear-wheel-drive version of its Model 3 electric vehicle at its Shanghai factory, a month after receiving approval from the Chinese government. The...

How one European VC firm is reacting to the economic crisis – TechCrunch

Public markets around the world have been tanking for the past few weeks, and many companies simply can’t operate during a lockdown. Sheltering in place has had some terrible economic...

EU privacy experts push a decentralized approach to COVID-19 contacts tracing – TechCrunch

A group of European privacy experts has proposed a decentralized system for Bluetooth-based COVID-19 contacts tracing which they argue offers greater protection against abuse and misuse of people’s data than...

Stocks plummet after travel ban – TechCrunch

We’ve got a barrage of news related to the COVID-19 pandemic, while Comscore partners with Twitch and the ACLU sues over facial recognition in airports. Here’s your Daily Crunch...

Lunchr becomes Swile to expand beyond corporate lunch cards – TechCrunch

Lunchr has rebranded to Swile in order to expand its product offering beyond meal vouchers. The company wants to focus on everything that happens at work but that isn’t...

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