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The UK approves the BioNTech/Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use

The UK approves the BioNTech/Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use The UK government has approved the BioNTech/Pfizer vaccine against COVID-19 for emergency use, following the recommendation of the national medicines regulator. The UK is the first country to approve the vaccine for widespread use — paving the way for some of the […]

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UK shrinks timetable for telcos to stop installing 5G kit from Huawei

UK shrinks timetable for telcos to stop installing 5G kit from Huawei The UK government has squeezed the timetable for domestic telcos to stop installing 5G kit from Chinese suppliers, per the BBC, which reports that the deadline for installation of kit from so-called ‘high risk’ vendors is now September. It had […]

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UK to set up ‘pro-competition’ regulator to put limits on big tech

UK to set up ‘pro-competition’ regulator to put limits on big tech The UK is moving ahead with a plan to regulate big tech, responding to competition concerns over a ‘winner takes all’ dynamic in digital markets. It will set up a new Digital Market Unit (DMU) to oversee a “pro-competition” regime […]

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Elvie adds a non-electric breast pump and cups to its growing femtech portfolio

Elvie adds a non-electric breast pump and cups to its growing femtech portfolio Femtech hardware maker Elvie has added a softer, hands-free breast pump that uses natural suction to its portfolio two years after launching its debut ‘next-gen’ connected breast pump. The Elvie Curve is described as “a wearable, silicone breast pump […]

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How UK VCs are managing the risk of a ‘no deal’ Brexit

How UK VCs are managing the risk of a ‘no deal’ Brexit Grab your economic zombie mask: A Halloween “no deal” Brexit is careening into view. New prime minister Boris Johnson has pledged that the country will leave the European Union on October 31 with or without a deal — “do or die” […]

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TikTok is being investigated in the U.K. for how it handles children’s data and safety

TikTok is being investigated in the U.K. for how it handles children’s data and safety TikTok is being investigated in the U.K. for how it handles the safety and personal data of underage users. According to the Guardian, information commissioner Elizabeth Denham told a parliamentary committee that the probe started in February, […]

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Leaked TikTok ad deck suggests it has 17M+ MAUs in Europe

Leaked TikTok ad deck suggests it has 17M+ MAUs in Europe An advertising pitch deck used by fast-growing short form video sharing app TikTok has leaked, providing a snapshot of usage in its biggest markets in Europe. The pitch deck was obtained by Digiday which says it was sent to a large (unnamed) European ad […]

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Uber loses UK tribunal appeal over driver employment rights

Uber loses UK tribunal appeal over driver employment rights  Another blow for Uber’s UK business: The company has lost its appeal against an employment tribunal ruling which last year judged that the Uber drivers who brought the case should be classified as workers, rather than self-employed contractors. Read More Source: […]

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iOS and Samsung market share now tied in the U.S.

iOS and Samsung market share now tied in the U.S.  iOS and Samsung’s U.S. market share is now tied, following growth for Apple’s smartphone OS over the three months ending in August, based on new data from Kantar Wordpanel, which tracks smartphone market share by way of sales data. According to its analysis, […]

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Crunch Report | Instagram Stories Turns One

Crunch Report | Instagram Stories Turns One MKBHD get first look at the RED Hydrogen, CRISPR Cas9 gene editing technology is used to wipe out a genetically inherited heart mutation in embryos, Instagram Stories turns one year old, UK IKEA is now selling solar and more. All this on Crunch Report! Read […]

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