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Challenger business bank Qonto raises $115 million round led by Tencent and DST Global

French startup Qonto has raised a $115 million Series C funding round led by Tencent and DST Global. Today’s news comes a few days after another French fintech startup Lydia raised some money from Tencent. Existing investors Valar and Alven are also participating in today’s funding round. TransferWise co-founder Taavet Hinrikus and Adyen CFO Ingo […]

Publicado em: 21/01/20

Meet the cheapest PC in the world: Android goodness for less than $15

This Android thin client can be yours for far less than usual

Publicado em: 21/01/20

Local food delivery and restaurant discovery platform Zomato acquires Uber Eats in India

Uber Technologies Inc., primarily known as one of the significant cab aggregators, has agreed to sell its food delivery service Uber Eats to rival Zomato.

Publicado em: 21/01/20

The best TV shows to stream on Stan

Stan has an abundance of great TV shows on offer, so here's our list of what you should be watching first.

Publicado em: 21/01/20

Big W has continued to slash the price off the already discounted Google Pixel 3

This is not a drill: Big W has massively dropped its price on the Google Pixel 3.

Publicado em: 21/01/20

Fortnite on iPad Pro just got a huge frame rate upgrade

The iOS version of Fortnite has received a significant performance boost on the 2018 iPad Pro tablets.

Publicado em: 21/01/20

Personio, the German HR platform for SMEs, raises $75M Series C at a $500M valuation

Personio, the Germany-founded HR platform for SMEs, has raised $75 million in Series C funding in a round led by Accel. I understand the investment values the company at around $500 million. Also joining is Lightspeed Venture Partners, alongside Lars Dalgaard (the founder and former CEO of SuccessFactors). Existing investors Index Ventures, Northzone, Rocket Internet’s […]

Publicado em: 21/01/20

Robot tanks: On patrol but not allowed to shoot

Sophisticated unmanned mini-tanks patrol alongside soldiers, but humans still decide when to shoot.

Publicado em: 21/01/20

Australian Open 2020 live stream: how to watch tennis online from anywhere

Will the decade's first Grand Slam herald a new era for tennis? Watch all the action, no matter where you are in the world, with our 2020 Australian Open live stream guide.

Publicado em: 20/01/20

Internet Explorer has a major security flaw, but Microsoft can't patch it yet

A new security flaw in Internet Explorer could allow an attacker to remotely run malicious code on an affected system.

Publicado em: 20/01/20

Tour Down Under 2020 live stream: how to watch cycling online from anywhere

The riders are ready for the opening race of the UCI World Tour - watch all the Tour Down Under 2020 cycling action with our live stream guide.

Publicado em: 20/01/20

EU calls for five year ban on facial recognition

A temporary ban will give the European Commission time to consider how to prevent facial recognition technology from being misused.

Publicado em: 20/01/20

Israel’s cybersecurity startup scene spawned new entrants in 2019

The Israeli cybersecurity industry saw a 35% increase in investments from 2018, with overall funding for startups totaling almost $1.4 billion.

Publicado em: 20/01/20

Soft Robotics raises $23 million from investors including industrial robot giant FANUC

Robotics startup company Soft Robotics has closed its Series B round of funding, raising $23 million led by Calibrate Ventures and Material Impact, and including participation from exiting investors including Honeywell, Yahama, Hyperplane and more. This round also brings in FANUC, the world’s largest maker of industrial robots and a recently announced strategic partner for […]

Publicado em: 20/01/20

PS5 controller may get voice commands and built-in mic to up your A-game

A new patent suggests that the PS5 controller will be able to take voice commands – could it be for use with PlayStation Assist?

Publicado em: 20/01/20

Vietnamese firm Viettel's 5G claim raises eyebrows outside

The military-controlled firm's claim to have joined the 5G network equipment-making elite is questioned.

Publicado em: 20/01/20

Google boss Sundar Pichai calls for AI regulation

Sundar Pichai seeks a "sensible approach" after Europe said it was mulling a facial recognition ban.

Publicado em: 20/01/20

Regus sales staff data exposed after undercover job review

Job performance data about more than 900 IWG employees is accidentally published online.

Publicado em: 20/01/20

Dad builds Nintendo games controller for disabled daughter

A video of Rory Steel's nine-year-old daughter Ava using the device has had more than 800,000 views.

Publicado em: 20/01/20

Europe-wide traffic survey to recruit 'citizen scientists'

Unique vehicle-counting sensors will be placed in 1,500 homes across Europe.

Publicado em: 20/01/20

France improves stock options policies for startup employees

A couple of weeks ago, France’s digital minister Cédric O announced some changes when it comes to stock options in France. President Emmanuel Macron is going to talk about the new policy today ahead of the World Economic Forum. While I don’t want to be too technical, here’s a quick overview of the changes. First, […]

Publicado em: 20/01/20

Open banking platform Tink raises €90M at a post-money valuation of €415M

Tink, the European open banking platform, is disclosing €90 million in new funding, just 11 months after the Sweden-headquartered company announced a €56 million round of funding. Co-leading this new round is Dawn Capital, HMI Capital and Insight Partners. The round also includes the incumbent postal operator and Italy’s largest financial services network Poste Italiane […]

Publicado em: 20/01/20

More precious than gold: Why the metal palladium is soaring

The price of the precious metal palladium has hit a record high of $2,500 an ounce as demand rises.

Publicado em: 20/01/20

Influencers 'being offered thousands for sex'

One influencer said social media had become "a catalogue" for men to select their next conquest.

Publicado em: 20/01/20

China Roundup: Tencent’s new US gaming studio and WeChat’s new paywall

Hello and welcome back to TechCrunch’s China Roundup, a digest of recent events shaping the Chinese tech landscape and what they mean to people in the rest of the world. The spotlight this week is back on Tencent, which has made some interesting moves in gaming and content publishing. There will be no roundup next […]

Publicado em: 19/01/20

TechCrunch’s Top 10 investigative reports from 2019

Facebook spying on teens, Twitter accounts hijacked by terrorists, and sexual abuse imagery found on Bing and Giphy were amongst the ugly truths revealed by TechCrunch’s investigating reporting in 2019. The tech industry needs more watchdogs than ever as its size enlargens the impact of safety failures and the abuse of power. Whether through malice, […]

Publicado em: 19/01/20

TechCrunch’s Top 10 investigative reports from 2019

Facebook spying on teens, Twitter accounts hijacked by terrorists, and sexual abuse imagery found on Bing and Giphy were amongst the ugly truths revealed by TechCrunch’s investigating reporting in 2019. The tech industry needs more watchdogs than ever as its size enlargens the impact of safety failures and the abuse of power. Whether through malice, […]

Publicado em: 19/01/20

Facebook blames 'technical issue' for offensive Xi Jinping translation

President Xi Jinping's name is badly mistranslated into English during his state visit to Myanmar.

Publicado em: 19/01/20

Amazon warehouse one of Europe's 'most high-tech buildings'

Robots and people work alongside each other in the internet-giant's latest warehouse in Leicestershire.

Publicado em: 19/01/20

Week in Review: Forget cord cutting, here comes the stream slashing

Hey everyone, welcome back to Week in Review where I dive deep into a bit of news from the week or just share some thoughts and go over some of the more interesting stories of the week. If you’re reading this on the TechCrunch site, you can get this in your inbox here, and follow […]

Publicado em: 18/01/20

Taiwan’s entrepreneurs move forward after tense presidential election

Last Saturday, Taiwanese voters re-elected President Tsai Ing-wen to her second term after an election that split the country among generational and ideological lines. A crucial issue were the differences in how Tsai, a member of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), and her main opponent, Han Kuo-yu of the Kuomintang (KMT), approach Taiwan’s fraught relationship […]

Publicado em: 18/01/20

Startups Weekly: Plaid’s $5.3B acquisition is a textbook Silicon Valley win

Hi everyone, my name is Eric Eldon and I’m the new writer of the Startups Weekly newsletter.  I’ll be picking my favorite explicitly startup-focused articles of the week for you from Extra Crunch (where I’m the editor now), as well as TechCrunch (where I was the co-editor years ago… long story).  Some people tell us […]

Publicado em: 18/01/20

LaunchDarkly CEO Edith Harbaugh explains why her company raised another $54M

This week, LaunchDarkly announced that it has raised another $54 million. Led by Bessemer Venture Partners and backed by the company’s existing investors, it brings the company’s total funding up to $130 million. For the unfamiliar, LaunchDarkly builds a platform that allows companies to easily roll out new features to only certain customers, providing a […]

Publicado em: 18/01/20

This Week in Apps: App trends from 2019, Pinterest tops Snapchat, Disney+ hits No. 1 in Q4

Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the Extra Crunch series that recaps the latest OS news, the applications they support and the money that flows through it all. The app industry is as hot as ever with a record 204 billion downloads in 2019 and $120 billion in consumer spending in 2019, according to App Annie’s […]

Publicado em: 18/01/20

As Alphabet crests the $1T mark, SaaS stocks reach all-time highs of their own

Continuing our irregular surveys of the public markets, two things happened this week that are worth our time. First, a third domestic technology company — Alphabet — passed the $1 trillion market capitalization threshold. And, second, software as a service (SaaS) stocks reached record highs on the public markets after retreating over last summer. The […]

Publicado em: 17/01/20

Foxconn and Fiat Chrysler partner to develop EVs and an ‘internet of vehicles’ business

Foxconn Technology Group, the Taiwanese electronics giant best known for its iPhone manufacturing contract, is forming a joint venture with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles to build electric vehicles in China. The joint venture was disclosed in a regulatory filing. Nikkei was first to report the joint venture. According to the filing, each party will own 50% […]

Publicado em: 16/01/20

Apple buys edge-based AI startup Xnor.ai for a reported $200M

Xnor.ai, spun off in 2017 from the nonprofit Allen Institute for AI, has reportedly been acquired by Apple for about $200 million. A source close to the company corroborated a report this morning from GeekWire to that effect.

Publicado em: 15/01/20

Mobileye takes aim at Waymo

Mobileye has built a multi-billion-dollar business supplying automakers with computer vision technology that powers advanced driver assistance systems. It’s a business that last year generated nearly $1 billion in sales for the company. Today, 54 million vehicles on the road are using Mobileye’s computer vision technology. In 2018, the company made what many considered a […]

Publicado em: 15/01/20

Have we hit peak smartphone?

Last Halloween, we broke down some “good news” from a Canalys report: the smartphone industry saw one-percent year-over-year growth — not exactly the sort of thing that sparks strong consumer confidence. In short, 2019 sucked for smartphones, as did the year before. After what was nearly an ascendant decade, sales petered off globally with few […]

Publicado em: 13/01/20

At CES, companies slowly start to realize that privacy matters

Every year, Consumer Electronics Show attendees receive a branded backpack, but this year’s edition was special; made out of transparent plastic, the bag’s contents were visible without the wearer needing to unzip. It isn’t just a fashion decision. Over the years, security has become more intense and cumbersome, but attendees with transparent backpacks didn’t have […]

Publicado em: 11/01/20

Viewpoint: UK Prime Minister mentions of certainty and policy could ultimately affect Europe’s marine energy industry

In a portion of her statement delivered yesterday to the European Union, United Kingdom Prime Minister Theresa May said, “I hereby notify the European Council in accordance with Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union of the United Kingdom's intention to withdraw from the European Union.”
 

Publicado em: 30/03/17

FORESEA awards US$11.8 million to develop offshore renewable energy technologies

The user selection board of the €11 million (US$11.8 million) Funding Ocean Renewable Energy through Strategic European Action (FORESEA) project has awarded “Recommendations for Support” to 15 offshore renewable energy technologies, according to an announcement today from FORESEA.  

Publicado em: 22/03/17

European marine energy Cofund Joint Call 2017 set for March 20

A European marine energy project program under the new Ocean Energy ERA-Net Cofund (Oceanera-NET Cofund) is proceeding with stage two, Cofund Joint Call 2017, on March 20.  

Publicado em: 15/03/17

Increased cost, delayed commissioning date announced for 695-Keeyask hydropower plant in Manitoba

The partnership between Manitoba Hydro and four First Nations via the Keeyask Hydropower Limited Partnership (KHLP) announced a significant increase in its control budget and a revised commissioning date for the 695-MW Keeyask Generating Station in a statement on March 7.
 

Publicado em: 08/03/17

10.6-MW Pulanai hydropower plant being constructed in Philippines suffers attack

The Philippines Department of Energy (DOE) released a report today saying its US$133.4 million 10.6-MW Pulanai hydropower plant being constructed in the southern province of Bukidnon on the Island of Mindanao, was attacked by armed individuals on Feb. 25.

Publicado em: 01/03/17

Indian Cabinet approves US$854.4 million investment for 900-MW Arun 3 hydropower project located in Nepal

India’s Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs announced today it has approved investment for the generation component of the 900-MW Arun 3 hydropower project on Arun River in Sankhuwasabha district of eastern Nepal, for an estimated Rs. 5723.72 crore (US$854.4 million).
 

Publicado em: 22/02/17

U.S.-led Power Africa initiative to invest US$1 billion in Nigeria for energy including hydropower

Power Africa and Trade Africa Coordinator, Andrew Herscowitz, announced on Feb. 14 during the Abuja Electricity Distribution Co.’s two-day Distribution Company Workshop in Abuja, Nigeria, that the U.S. will invest US$1billion in the country through the U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA).

Publicado em: 15/02/17

Manitoba Hydro announces workforce cuts, rate increases as debt rises

Manitoba Hydro has announced that it will eliminate more than 15% of its workforce while raising rates by at least 10% as the provincial utility's efforts to cut expenditures continue.

Publicado em: 06/02/17

N.C. Attorney General files injunction against Woodlake owners amidst prolonged dam safety concerns

The North Carolina Attorney General's Office has filed a court injunction against the German ownership group that owns the damaged Woodlake Dam in an effort to make it pay for dam safety repairs.

Publicado em: 01/02/17

Aquila Capital opens office in Norway ahead of merger

Germany-based entrepreneurial firm, Aquila Capital, opened an office this month in Oslo, Norway, to coordinate investment and transaction management as well as operations in the hydropower sector.

Publicado em: 25/01/17