German fintech company builder Finleap acquires SME banking provider Penta

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Just since months after raising $7 million in Series A funding, German SME banking provider Penta has been acquired by Finleap. Terms of the deal remain undisclosed, although I understand that the acquisition sees Finleap and Penta’s co-founders becoming theRead More

German LinkedIn rival Xing is rebranding as ‘New Work’ acquires recruitment platform …

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Xing, the business networking platform that has been described as Germany’s answer to LinkedIn, has made an acquisition to beef up its recruitment business ahead of a rebrand of the business as “New Work.” The company has acquired Honeypot, aRead More

Covert data-scraping on watch as EU DPA lays down “”radical” GDPR red-line

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An interesting decision came out of Poland’s data protection agency this week after the watchdog issued its first fine under Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). On the surface the enforcement doesn’t look so remarkable: A ‘small’ ~€220K fine wasRead More

Focaldata thinks it has some answers for campaigners in the age of Trump and Brexit

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Political parties, campaigns and brands can’t get an accurate and cost-effective understanding of opinion in small geographic areas, like the constituencies of lawmakers. This is a big problem in political campaigning. And all political campaigning now has a huge onlineRead More

BBC wants to add 3rd parties to its Sounds app to balance Apple and Spotify dominance in …

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Earlier this week, the BBC pulled its podcasts from Google’s Podcast app and Assistant platform after determining that it wasn’t getting enough out of the relationship, specifically noting that Google wasn’t providing it with enough audience data and search links toRead More

UK report blasts Huawei for network security incompetence

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The latest report by a UK oversight body set up to evaluation Chinese networking giant Huawei’s approach to security has dialled up pressure on the company, giving a damning assessment of what it describes as “serious and systematic defects” inRead More

Brandwatch turns its war-chest on acquiring market research startup Qriously

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In the past few years it’s become increasingly evident that while social media was a fantastic new way to get into the minds of people and understand what they thought in order to sell them things, you couldn’t just relyRead More

Meet the European startups that pitched at EF’s 11th Demo Day in London

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Entrepreneur First (EF), the company builder and “talent first” investor, held its eleventh Demo Day in London this afternoon. The event included newly formed startups from EF’s London, Berlin and Paris cohorts, and represented a showcase of the investor’s nowRead More

Europe agrees raft of safety features to be baked into new vehicles

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All new vehicles sold in the European Union must have a wide range of safety features baked in as standard in the coming years, after EU institutions reached provisional agreement on a safety regulation that’s aimed at protecting passengers, pedestriansRead More

Flipkart ranked highly for ‘fairness’ of working conditions in India gig platform study

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The Oxford Internet Institute has published what it bills as the world’s first rating system for working conditions on gig economy platforms. The Fairwork academic research project is a collaboration with the International Institute of Information Technology Bangalore, the UniversityRead More