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Minister says UK faces 'political tsunami' if Brexit halted

LONDON (AP) — Britain's trade minister says the country will face a "political tsunami" if the government does not deliver on voters' decision to leave the European Union.International Trade Secretary Liam Fox wrote in the Sunday... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, UK, London, Ap, Britain, Liam Fox, Brexit, European Union International Trade

Apple is selling the iPhone SE again, its smallest, cheapest, and arguably best phone

Apple is quietly selling the iPhone SE via the clearance section of its site, starting at $249. The 4-inch iPhone packs the guts of an iPhone 6S into the body of a smaller iPhone 5S. The device was discontinued in September 2018 but was hugely popular among Apple cognoscenti. If you're still mourning the iPhone SE, Apple's last small iPhone, then good news.  Apple has quietly resumed selling the compact phone on the clearance section of its website, where deals on products occasionally pop up...
Tags: Apple, UK, US, Trends

I tried Uber’s luxurious London competitor Wheely, and it made me think it's possible for money to buy happiness

Luxurious Russian chauffeur app Wheely launched into London last year. CEO Anton Chirkunov said that the company is trying to attract drivers in the capital away from Uber. I tried Wheely on two occasions — once from my flat to Gatwick Airport (£75, or $97), and once to Heathrow (£70, or $90). It was more like having a personal driver than being in a taxi. I've lived in London for more than five years, and getting around is officially becoming exhausting. Over the last few years I've become r...
Tags: Uber, UK, London, Trends, Paris, Heathrow, Gatwick, Moscow, Gatwick Airport, South East London, Addison Lee, LONDON MOSCOW, Anton Chirkunov, Financial Times Read, Chirkunov

China's slowdown and what it means for the UK

China has for years seen astonishing GDP growth, but who will be worse of when the economic powerhouse falters?
Tags: Business, UK, China

The Latest: UK reassures Romania about post-Brexit rights

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Britain's exit from the European Union (all times local):1:15 p.m.Romania's foreign ministry says Britain has offered reassurances that the half a million Romanian citizens in the U.K. can continue... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, UK, London, European Union, Ap, Britain, Romania

UK's Labour Party seeks 'frank' debate on Brexit impasse

LONDON (AP) — Britain's opposition Labour Party is calling for an "open and frank debate" on the government's stalled Brexit plan and an increased role for Parliament in managing Britain's departure from the European Union but still... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, UK, London, European Union, Ap, Britain, Parliament, Labour Party, Brexit

Labour Party seeks ‘frank debate’ on UK’s Brexit plan

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s Labour Party is calling for an “open and frank debate” on the government’s stalled Brexit plan but still won’t meet with Prime Minister Theresa May. The main opposition party’s Brexit spokesman Keir Starmer plans to use a speech Saturday to say it is now up to Parliament to take the tough […]
Tags: Business, UK, London, News, Ap, Britain, Nation, Theresa May, Parliament, Keir Starmer, Labour Party, Brexit

Scout24 rejects $5.3 billion takeover offer from private equity: Reuters

German online classifieds company Scout24 AG (G24n.DE) has rejected a 4.7 billion euro ($5.34 billion) takeover offer from private equity firms Hellman & Friedman and Blackstone (BX.N), potentially paving the way for a bidding war. The company said in a statement late on Friday that Hellman & Friedman and Blackstone had submitted a joint bid to Scout 24’s shareholders of 43.50 euros per share – eight percent higher than Friday’s closing share price of 40.14 euros. “The management board of Scout2...
Tags: Europe, UK, Germany, Trends, Britain, Deutsche Telekom, Blackstone, Financial Times, Silver Lake, Reuters, Hellman Friedman, PE Deals, Scout24 AG G24n DE, Scout24 AG, Scout24 Silver Lake, Rightmove ZPG

The #AmazonShitCarShow is some of the best crap on Prime

Amazon Prime‘s marketing team recently fired some shots when it called one of the most popular automotive shows on the air today a “shit car show.” Even crazier is that the “shit car show” in question is one of Amazon‘s hit car shows – unbelievable! Amazon’s hit car show returns. Watch #TheGrandTour now only on Prime Video. #amazonshitcarshow — The Grand Tour (@thegrandtour) January 17, 2019 If you’re a petrol-head (we think that means “car enthusiast” in whatever language they speak in Great Br...
Tags: Amazon, Startups, UK, Opinion, Great Britain, Distract

Netflix says its hit British series, 'Bodyguard,' was watched by 23 million households in its first month

"Bodyguard," a hit British TV series Netflix is streaming outside of the UK, was viewed by 23 million households in its first four weeks.  The show stars "Game of Thrones" actor Richard Madden and has a 94% critics score on Rotten Tomatoes. Netflix regularly works with international production companies to nab global distribution rights, and has acquired a number of other British shows, including "The End of the F---ing World."   Netflix added to its impressive catalog of British TV series in...
Tags: UK, Trends, Bbc, Netflix, Carey Mulligan, Rotten Tomatoes, Ted Sarandos, Richard Madden, Indiewire, Golden Globe, Hollywood Reporter, Sean Bean, Madden, Toni Collette

Banksy's latest creation, which depicts a kid licking ash out of the air, just sold for more than $129,000 — but that wasn't the highest offer

Celebrated street artist Banksy's latest work, called "Season's Greetings," was painted on the side of a garage in Port Talbot, Wales days before Christmas. The garage owner just sold the art for more than 100,000 pounds ($129,000). He didn't sell to the highest bidder though; instead he sold to a buyer who promised to leave the work in the town for at least two years.  From one side of the building, the image appears to show a child licking snowflakes out of the air. But turn the corner, and ...
Tags: Facebook, UK, Wales, US, Trends, Bbc, Who, Epa, Banksy, Michael Sheen, Reuters, Port Talbot, Lewis, World Health Organization WHO, Owen, Humphries

ShapeShift forced to ‘help’ police with 60 cryptocurrency inquiries last year

Prominent cryptocurrency exchange service ShapeShift has disclosed the number of times it been forced to give up information about its users to international authorities. In a blog post, ShapeShift revealed it has “assisted” law enforcement agencies with 60 different inquires last year, 30 percent of which came from the United States. A significant number of enquiries made by authorities from Germany, the UK, and France were also recorded. The FBI and the SEC were noted as the most common US age...
Tags: Startups, UK, France, Germany, US, Fbi, United States, SEC, Cryptocurrency, Blockchain, ShapeShift, Hard Fork

Human rights protesters are standing outside Google offices recruiting employees to help kill off its China search engine

Tibetan human rights groups protested outside Google offices around the world on Friday to demand the company scrap its China search engine plans. The groups fear a censored search engine would be used to further propaganda and oppress dissent. They are approaching Googlers directly and asking for support to kill off the plans, known as Project Dragonfly. Reports emerged in December that Google had all-but killed Dragonfly, but the advocacy groups are unconvinced. Tibetan human rights groups ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Europe, UK, Tibet, Congress, China, Trends, Chinese communist party, Sundar Pichai, Pichai, Tiananmen Square, House Judiciary Committee, Tibet Network, US India Australia, John Jones Free Tibet

No-deal Brexit could put Mother's Day flowers at risk

Seamless import of flowers from Netherlands will suffer with chaos of no-deal scenario, say exportersMeet Brexit’s latest potential victim: the Mother’s Day bouquet. While the tumult in Westminster is keeping political pundits in clover, the decision by MPs to vote down Theresa May’s deal this week has sent petals flying among Dutch exporters, who are responsible for 80% of the flowers sold in British shops.As risk of a no-deal Brexit was raised, LTO Nederland, the organisation that represents D...
Tags: Europe, Business, Politics, UK, International Trade, Economics, European Union, UK News, World news, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, Netherlands, Michael Gove, Westminster, Article 50, Brexit

Boston Tech Watch: Nantucket, Lionbridge, Nano-C, Barac & Quick Base

Nantucket entrepreneurs welcome, and acquisitions abound. There are also new owners, new offices and new money in the bank for Boston-area technology companies this week. Read on for the details.—Sense, the Cambridge, MA-based home electricity management technology startup, has partnered with Swiss utility technology company Landis+Gyr to put Sense’s technology in Landis’ Internet-of-things platform, the companies said. In addition, Landis+Gyr joined Sense’s previously announced $18 million Ser...
Tags: Translation, Deals, Startups, Internet Of Things, UK, New York, Entrepreneurship, Germany, Boston, Trends, Tech, Cybersecurity, Vc, Paris, Venture Capital, Cambridge

Amazon issues no-deal advice to UK sellers

The online retail giant has advised UK businesses to consider moving stock to their European warehouses
Tags: Business, UK

UK retail sales slide in December

Retail sales fell last month after consumers brought forward their Christmas shopping to November.
Tags: Business, UK

China lashes out at the US after Huawei got caught in a security firestorm that's getting worse by the day

Chinese tech giant Huawei is having a nightmare week. Huawei is reportedly facing a criminal investigation in the US over suspicions it stole trade secrets, lawmakers are trying to stifle the firm, and it is being blocked from helping build 5G networks. China is lashing out, accusing the US of "McCarthyism" and saying it is "using every possible state apparatus to suppress and block" Chinese tech firms. Reclusive CEO Ren Zhengfei said this week that Huawei has had "no serious security incident...
Tags: Google, Energy, UK, China, Germany, US, America, Trends, Pennsylvania, Rick Perry, New Zealand, University of Oxford, Donald Trump, Huawei, Doj, Wall Street Journal

UK shoppers rein in spending as Brexit nears

British shoppers cut back on spending in the three months to December for the first time since last spring, adding to evidence of a consumer slowdown as Brexit approaches, data showed on Friday.
Tags: UK, Money, businessNews, Brexit

SimplyCook dishes up £4.5M Series A for its subscription-based flavourings and recipe service

SimplyCook, the recipe kit service that focuses on flavour ingredients, has closed £4.5 million in Series A funding. The round is led by Octopus Investments. Unlike other recipe or meal kits, such as HelloFresh, Gousto and Marley Spoon, U.K.-based SimplyCook doesn’t send all of the fresh ingredients required to turn its recipes into food on your table. Instead, the subscription service consists of recipe cards and what SimplyCook calls “ingredients kits,” which are herbs, spices, sauces and o...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Europe, UK, Tech, Schwartz, U K, SimplyCook, Marley Spoon U K, Oli Ashness, Dolmio Knorr, Graze Notably HelloFresh

Acxiom, a huge ad data broker, comes out in favor of Apple CEO Tim Cook's quest to bring GDPR-like regulation to the United States

On Thursday, Apple CEO Tim Cook called for sweeping regulation of advertising data brokers— essentially, an American version of the EU's GDPR data regulation law.  One of those data brokers is Acxiom, which said in a statement to Business Insider that the company also wants a national privacy law in the US. The company said that it is "actively participating in discussions with US lawmakers" around the issue. Acxiom, a large data brokerage, has come out in support of Apple CEO Tim Cook's ques...
Tags: Apple, Google, UK, Cook, US, Trends, Eu, European Union, United States, Tim Cook, Time Magazine, Iab, DMA, Acxiom, DPIA, America Acxiom

Bill Gates says investing in 4 simple plans has saved millions of lives and provided a better return on investment than the stock market

Bill and Melinda Gates are making a hard push for rich countries to re-invest in four key public health programs that fund inexpensive vaccines, malaria bed nets, diarrhea medicines, and healthcare for mothers and babies around the world. The couple's worried that countries like the US and UK might be "distracted" by other domestic issues right now, and that'll lead to more deaths and unrest. They argue that every $1 they put into the global health funds over the past 18 years has seen a $20 r...
Tags: UK, Nigeria, US, Trends, Bill Gates, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Bill, Melinda Gates, Wall Street Journal, Gates, Gates Foundation, Foundation, Davos Switzerland, Gavi, Melinda, Copenhagen Consensus Center

UK's Guardian switches to biodegradable wrapping for newspapers

The Guardian — a national newspaper in the U.K. — has ditched its polythene packaging and replaced it with a compostable wrapper in an effort to reduce plastic waste. The newspaper and its inserts are now packaged in a clear, biodegradable material made from potato starch that will completely compost in just six months. The choice to scrap the plastic packaging makes The Guardian the first national newspaper in the U.K. to make such a switch, following publications like the National Trust membe...
Tags: UK, Design, London, News, Innovation, The Guardian, Guardian, Biodegradable, Waste, Newspaper, Greater London, National Trust, Suffolk, Guardian Newspaper, Observer, Plastic Packaging

Want to age gracefully? A new study says live meaningfully

A new study finds that adults who feel their lives are meaningful have better health and life outcomes. Adults who felt their lives were worthwhile tended to be more social and had healthier habits. The findings could be used to help improve the health of older adults. The need for meaning seems to be intrinsic to human beings. The question of what meaning life has, if any, and how to live a life in accordance with that goes back to the earliest days of philosophy and defined the work of some of...
Tags: Health, UK, England, Money, Aging, Innovation, Philosophy, Friendships, National Academy of Sciences, Viktor Frankl, Steptoe, Daisy Fancourt, Andrew Steptoe

Matthew Hooton: Is Jacinda Ardern on board with the Winston Peters Reset?

COMMENT: The Ardern Government is carrying out the most radical repositioning of New Zealand's foreign policy since the nuclear-ships dispute with the US and UK in the 1980s and the start in the 1990s of what became the "Four Firsts"... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, UK, US, New Zealand, Jacinda Ardern, Matthew Hooton, Winston Peters Reset

Square just launched a debit card

It’s been an astonishingly busy twelve months for Square, the upstart payments firm founded by Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey. In March, it launched operations in the UK. Then, last week, it got into the in-app payments game. And today, the company announced the launch of the Square Card — a free debit card aimed at its small business merchants. The Square Card has one interesting trick up its sleeve. As soon as a vendor receives funds (like, for example, from a customer buying something at a Square Po...
Tags: Startups, UK, Insider, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey In March, Square Card

Philips to close its UK factory in 2020, with loss of 400 jobs

Dutch health technology company Philips said on Thursday it plans to close its only factory in Britain in 2020, with the loss of around 400 jobs.
Tags: UK, Money, businessNews, Britain, Philips

Factbox: UK PM May's Brexit next steps - Nothing has changed, or new approach?

Prime Minister Theresa May has proposed a collaborative approach to finding a new Brexit deal after the agreement she had negotiated was crushed by parliament on Tuesday in the biggest defeat for a British government in modern times.
Tags: UK, Money, businessNews, Theresa May, Brexit

Burrito Bond!; Steve Martin; Client Command; Jan 22 Closing

Hello ScaleUps,Hope it's been a productive and purposeful week. Here are some insights to help you outlearn/outthink the competition. This is How You Customer Fund a Business -- The Burrito Bond has raised almost over £ 2.6 million so far for co-founder Eric Partaker's UK-based Mexican restaurant chain Chilango. And it was this very entertaining and clever video that drove the campaign. Note's Partaker, "Layered into the video are several important points from Steve Ma...
Tags: UK, Leadership, Harvard, Steve Martin, Salesforce, Don, Jonathan, Atlanta United, Robert Cialdini, Better Book Club, John Ratliff, Denise Richmond, Verne, Eric Partaker, Ron Lovett, Burrito Bond

UK upskirting ban proves sexual assault laws are only just catching up with tech

Until yesterday, upskirting was almost completely legal. The practice involves taking sexually intrusive photos up people’s clothing without their consent. But now, in England and Wales, it’s punishable by up to two years in prison — and it’s about time. Prior to this, most serious upskirting incidents would put the perpetrator on the sex offenders list, but not all cases are considered “serious” enough to be backed-up by criminal law. Gina Martin, a 26 year-old activist, started an online campa...
Tags: Startups, UK, England, London, Wales, Tech, Gina Martin

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