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Microsoft’s HoloLens 2 starts shipping

Microsoft’s HoloLens 2 starts shipping Earlier this year, at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Microsoft announced the second generation of its HoloLens augmented reality visor. Today, the $3,500 HoloLens 2 is going on sale in the United States, Japan, China, Germany, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, France, Australia and New Zealand, the same […]

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Github removes Tsunami Democràtic’s APK after a takedown order from Spain

Github removes Tsunami Democràtic’s APK after a takedown order from Spain Microsoft-owned Github has removed the APK of an app for organizing political protests in the autonomous community of Catalonia — acting on a takedown request from Spain’s military police (aka the Guardia Civil). As we reported earlier this month supporters of […]

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Spanish startup Elma gets $3.2M for a digital-first health insurance play

Spanish startup Elma gets .2M for a digital-first health insurance play Insurtech startup Elma has closed a €3 million (~$3.2M) Series A funding round led by Mangrove Capital partners to build out a digital-first health insurance business starting with Spain, its domestic market. Also investing in the Series A are a number […]

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Cities must plan ahead for innovation without leaving people behind

Cities must plan ahead for innovation without leaving people behind Yung Wu Contributor Yung Wu is the CEO of MaRS Discovery District, a Toronto-based innovation hub. More posts by this contributor To actually change the world, Big Tech needs to grow up From Toronto to Tokyo, the challenges faced by cities today […]

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On a growth tear, work trip SaaS TravelPerk adds $60M to its Series C

On a growth tear, work trip SaaS TravelPerk adds M to its Series C Business travel SaaS startup, TravelPerk, has announced it’s more than doubled the $44M Series C round we wrote about just nine months ago — taking in a further $60M from its existing investors, which brings the round to […]

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Sources: Bird is in talks to acquire scooter startup Scoot

Sources: Bird is in talks to acquire scooter startup Scoot If you are among those who thought that the scooter market sounded a little overhyped and overcrowded, we’ve gotten wind of a deal that could point to some impending consolidation. The on-demand scooter business Bird has agreed to acquire Scoot, a smaller two-wheeled […]

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PropTech startup Kodit.io raises $13M to automate house buying and selling

PropTech startup Kodit.io raises M to automate house buying and selling As anyone who has ever tried to buy or sell a home knows, the entire process can be the most stressful of one’s life. Traditional real estate agents rarely make the process any less stressful, leaving the industry ripe for disruption […]

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YouTuber gets 15 month prison sentence, $22,000 fine for toothpaste-filled Oreos

YouTuber gets 15 month prison sentence, ,000 fine for toothpaste-filled Oreos YouTube star Kanghua Ren was just handed a 15 month prison sentence and 20,000 euro ($22,300) fine for a January 2017 video. The video, which generated widespread outrage online, found Ren giving a homeless man in Barcelona repackaged Oreo cookies filled […]

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Glovo faces safety protests after delivery rider killed on the job

Glovo faces safety protests after delivery rider killed on the job Spanish on-demand delivery startup Glovo is facing angry protests from couriers on its platform following the death of a 22-year-old rider on Saturday in Barcelona where the business is headquartered. Local press reports that the man, a Nepalese national called Pujan […]

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Fleksy’s AI keyboard is getting a store to put mini apps at chatters’ fingertips

Fleksy’s AI keyboard is getting a store to put mini apps at chatters’ fingertips Remember Fleksy? The customizable Android keyboard app has a new trick up its sleeve: It’s adding a store where users can find and add lightweight third party apps to enhance their typing experience. Right now it’s launched a […]

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