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Ride Vision raises $7M for its AI-based motorcycle safety system

Ride Vision raises M for its AI-based motorcycle safety system Ride Vision, an Israeli startup that is building an AI-driven safety system to prevent motorcycle collisions, today announced that it has raised a $7 million Series A round led by crowdsourcing platform OurCrowd. YL Ventures, which typically specializes in cybersecurity startups but […]

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Netflix tests a programmed linear TV and movie channel in France

Netflix tests a programmed linear TV and movie channel in France Netflix is testing out a programmed linear content channel, similar to what you get with standard broadcast and cable TV, for the first time (via Variety). The streaming company will still be streaming said channel – it’ll be accessed via Netflix’s […]

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Nutrium app, which links dietitians and patients, raises $4.9M led by Indico Capital

Nutrium app, which links dietitians and patients, raises .9M led by Indico Capital Nutrium, a digital health startup which links dietitians and their patients via an app, has raised a €4.25 million Seed round led by Indico Capital Partners, alongside the the Social Innovation Fund in Portugal (SIF) and previous investors. It […]

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Google must negotiate to pay for French news, appeals court confirms

Google must negotiate to pay for French news, appeals court confirms Google’s appeal against an order by France’s competition watchdog to negotiate with publishers for reuse of snippets of their content has failed. As we reported in April, the French authority was acting on a new ‘neighbouring right’ for news which was […]

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Crypto exchange Bitpanda closes $52M Series A from Valar Ventures, backed by Peter Thiel

Crypto exchange Bitpanda closes M Series A from Valar Ventures, backed by Peter Thiel Bitpanda, a crypto assets platform, has closed a $52 million Series A funding round form Valar Ventures, a venture capital firm backed by Peter Thiel. Vienna-based VC Speedinvest also participated, alongside other unnamed investors. Claiming 1.3 million users, Bitpanda has […]

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Facebook launches a climate change information center and commits to eliminating ‘scope 3’ emissions by 2030

Facebook launches a climate change information center and commits to eliminating ‘scope 3’ emissions by 2030 Even as Facebook, the world’s largest social media platform, admits that climate change “is real” and that “the science is unambiguous and the need to act grows more urgent by the day” the platform appears unwilling […]

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Facebook threatens to block news sharing in Australia as it lobbies against revenue share law

Facebook threatens to block news sharing in Australia as it lobbies against revenue share law Adtech giant and self-styled ‘free speech champion’, Facebook, has threatened to pull the plug on the public sharing of news content on Facebook and Instagram in Australia. The aggressive threat is Facebook’s attempt to lobby against a […]

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Facebook to pay $125 million in back taxes in France, report says

Facebook to pay 5 million in back taxes in France, report says Facebook France is going to pay $125 million (€106 million) in back taxes according to business magazine Capital — Facebook confirmed the agreement to both Capital and Reuters. French tax authorities raided Facebook’s offices in Paris in 2012 and later […]

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Omio takes $100M to shuttle through the coronavirus crisis

Omio takes 0M to shuttle through the coronavirus crisis Multimodal travel platform Omio (formerly GoEuro) has raised $100M in late stage funding to help see its business through the coronavirus crisis. It also says it’s eyeing potential M&A opportunities within the hard-hit sector. New and existing investors in the Berlin -based startup […]

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EU websites’ use of Google Analytics and Facebook Connect targeted by post-Schrems II privacy complaints

EU websites’ use of Google Analytics and Facebook Connect targeted by post-Schrems II privacy complaints A month after Europe’s top court struck down a flagship data transfer arrangement between the EU and the US as unsafe, European privacy campaign group, noyb, has filed complaints against 101 websites with regional operators which it’s […]

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