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Europol Busts Major Crime Ring, Arrests Over 100 Online Fraudsters

Law enforcement agencies in Italy and Spain have dismantled an organized crime group linked to the Italian Mafia that was involved in online fraud, money laundering, drug trafficking, and property crime, netting the gang about €10 million ($11.7 million) in illegal proceeds in just a year. "The suspects defrauded hundreds of victims through phishing attacks and other types of online fraud such [Author: [email protected] (Ravie Lakshmanan)]
Tags: Tech, Spain, Italy, Ravie Lakshmanan


What we can learn from edtech startups’ expansion efforts in Europe

Rhys Spence Contributor Share on Twitter Rhys Spence is head of research at Brighteye Ventures, a European edtech-focused fund, where he works with portfolio companies to help address priorities, with a focus on internationalization. More posts by this contributor The 2021 edtech avalanche has just begun It’s a story common to all sectors today: investors only want to see ‘uppy-righty’ charts in a pit...
Tags: Startups, Column, Europe, Sweden, Education, France, Tech, Spain, United States, United Kingdom, Venture Capital, Switzerland, Finland, Norway, Edtech, Owl Ventures


Renewable AppleCare+ Coverage for Mac Now Available in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain, and the UK

Apple this week expanded the option to extend an expiring AppleCare+ plan to additional countries, including France, Italy, and Spain. In addition, Apple has also expanded the Mac coverage renewal option to all countries where extended ‌AppleCare‌+ coverage is offered: Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Prior to now, extended ‌AppleCare‌+ coverage options for iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch were limited to the U.S., UK, Australia,...
Tags: Apple, Japan, UK, China, Spain, United States, United Kingdom, Apple Watch, Mac Apple, France Italy, AppleCare, Australia Canada France Germany Italy Japan Spain, U S UK Australia Canada Germany


Renewable AppleCare+ Coverage Now Available in France, Italy, and Spain [Updated]

Apple this week expanded the option to extend an expiring AppleCare+ plan for iPhone, iPad, or Apple Watch to additional countries, including France, Italy, and Spain. Prior to now, extended ‌AppleCare‌+ coverage options for ‌iPhone‌, ‌iPad‌, and Apple Watch were limited to the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, Germany, and Japan. The three new countries have been added in an updated version of Apple's ‌AppleCare‌+ support document. In all eligible countries, if you paid upfr...
Tags: Apple, Japan, China, Spain, United States, United Kingdom, Apple Watch, France Italy, AppleCare, Australia Canada France Germany Italy Japan Spain


When You Can Pre-Order the iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Pro, and iPhone 13 Pro Max in Every Time Zone

Pre-orders for the iPhone 13 mini, ‌iPhone 13‌, iPhone 13 Pro, and ‌iPhone 13 Pro‌ Max will kick off on September 17 at 5 a.m. Pacific Time, allowing customers to purchase any iPhone model in Apple's 2021 ‌iPhone‌ lineup. Apple is planning to make the new devices available in multiple countries around the world simultaneously, so we've created a list of when pre-orders will kick off all around the world. Australia West - 8:00 p.m. AWST Australia East - 10:00 p.m. AEST Austria - 2:...
Tags: Apple, Hong Kong, Japan, UK, France, China, Germany, Spain, Turkey, Taiwan, Austria, United States, Italy, Portugal, New Zealand, Belgium


Sueños will bring a taste of Latin America to Laguna Beach

It’s long been a dream of husband-and-wife Jose Gutierrez and Kay Ayazi to open a beachside restaurant, so naturally their new place will be named Sueños, Spanish for dreams, when it opens Friday, Sept. 17. “When our team came together, there was this palpable collective confidence that together we would not only achieve our goals but that our synergy would elevate the individual dreams each of us has, ” Gutierrez said. As first-generation Americans, Gutierrez and Ayazi wanted to show their chil...
Tags: Apple, Drinks, California, Mexico, France, Restaurants, Spain, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Ocean, Latin America, Gutierrez, Buenos Aires Argentina, Laguna, Irvine


10 things in tech you need to know today

The Inspiration4 crew, who are all civilians. Netflix Good morning and welcome to 10 Things in Tech. If this was forwarded to you, sign up here. ​​Plus, download Insider's app for news on the go - click here for iOS and here for Android.Let's get started.1. SpaceX launched its first all-civilian crew into orbit from NASA's Kennedy Space Center. The Inspiration4 mission was the first involving solely amateur astronauts, comprising a billionaire school dropout; a geoscientist; a p...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Europe, Spacex, UK, New York, Microsoft, Satya Nadella, Newsletter, Trends, Tech, Tesla, Spain, Nasa


Hispanic Heritage Month: What it means to be here today

Today we kick off Hispanic Heritage Month, a month-long exploration of the Latino experience in the United States. For me my culture serves as inspiration for my work as a visual designer for Google Shopping, as a small business owner and as a working artist. My parents immigrated to the United States from Huejotitan, Jalisco, to San José, California, where I was born. Growing up my family and I would sometimes make the trek by car from San José to Guadalajara to visit family. Each trip meant I ...
Tags: Google, US, America, Spain, United States, San Jose, Google Shopping, Google Doodle, Central America, Guadalajara, Arizona State University, Bay Area, National Park Service, Diego Rivera, San Jose California, Celia Cruz


Google finishes laying a giant undersea internet cable stretching 3,900 miles from New York to the UK and Spain

A buoy at the end of the Grace Hopper subsea cable sits on the beach in Bude, UK. Google Cloud Google finished laying its Grace Hopper subsea internet cable in the UK on Tuesday. The 3,900-mile Grace Hopper cable starts in New York and has landing points in the UK and Spain. The cable is due to ferry up to 350 terabytes of data per second when it comes online, Google said. See more stories on Insider's business page. Google has finished laying its giant Grace Hopper subsea internet cab...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Asia, Europe, UK, New York, News, Cable, Internet, France, US, Trends, Spain, Atlantic, Chile, Argentina


Google finishes laying a giant undersea internet cable stretching 3,300 miles from New York to the UK and Spain

A buoy at the end of the Grace Hopper subsea cable sits on the beach in Bude, UK. Google Cloud Google finished laying its Grace Hopper subsea internet cable in the UK on Tuesday. The 3,300-mile Grace Hopper cable starts in New York and has landing points in the UK and Spain. The cable is due to ferry up to 350 terabytes of data per second when it comes online, Google said. See more stories on Insider's business page. Google has finished laying its giant Grace Hopper subsea internet cab...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Asia, Europe, UK, New York, News, Cable, Internet, France, US, Trends, Spain, Atlantic, Chile, Argentina


'Massive' Transatlantic Data Cable Landed On Beach In Bude

Thelasko shares a report from the BBC: A new "massive" undersea transatlantic communications cable has been brought ashore on a beach in Cornwall. The Google data cable, called Grace Hopper, was landed in Bude on Tuesday. Once operational, it would have the capacity to handle "17.5 million people streaming 4K video concurrently," Google bosses said. The cable has been laid between New York in the United States, Bilbao in Spain and Bude over several months, and is expected to be operational in 20...
Tags: Google, New York, Tech, Spain, Bbc, Cornwall, United States Navy, Grace Hopper, Bude, Massive Transatlantic Data Cable, United States Bilbao


SoftBank’s latest proptech bet is leading Pacaso’s $125M Series C

Less than six months after raising $75 million, Pacaso — a real estate platform which aims to help people buy and co-own a second home — announced today that it has raised $125 million at a $1.5 billion valuation. SoftBank Vision Fund 2 led the Series C funding round for Pacaso, which essentially went from “launch to unicorn” in five months earlier this year and is pronounced like Picasso. New backers Fifth Wall and Gaingels also participated in the financing, along with existing backers ...
Tags: Oregon, Softbank, Tech, Spain, Park City, Zillow, Austin Allison, Allison, Jett, Spencer Rascoff, Rascoff, SoftBank Vision Fund, Lydia Jett, Allison It, Gaingels, Pacaso


Our Grace Hopper subsea cable has landed in the UK

Last year, we announced a new subsea cable — named Grace Hopper after the computer science pioneer — that will run between the United States, the United Kingdom and Spain. The cable will improve the resilience of the Google network that underpins our consumer and enterprise products. The 16-fibre pair Google-funded cable will connect New York (United States) to Bude (United Kingdom) and Bilbao (Spain).Today, the Grace Hopper cable has landed in Bude, Cornwall. Many people around the world use Go...
Tags: Google, UK, France, Spain, Atlantic, Cornwall, Denmark, Madrid, Hopper, Grace Hopper, New York United States, United States the United Kingdom, Google Cloud, Dunant, Jayne Stowell, Bude United Kingdom


Glovo bags two grocery picking and delivery startups

More startup swapping in the food delivery space: Spain’s Glovo, an on-demand delivery platform which operates a network of dark stores focused on urban convenience shopping, is pushing deeper into planned grocery shopping — announcing the acquisition of two regional ‘Instacart-style’ grocery picking and delivery startups, Madrid-based Lola Market and Portugal’s Mercadão. Terms of the acquisitions are not being disclosed. 2015-founded Lola Market had raised around €3M, per Crunchbase. It’s not c...
Tags: Food, Apps, Europe, Africa, Tech, Eu, Spain, European Union, Italy, Portugal, Poland, Delivery Hero, Food Delivery, Madrid, Instacart, Eastern Europe


Setting aside 'meeting-free' hours may improve teams productivity and mental health

Some companies are implementing rules in their working day to prevent workers from burning out. Maskot/Getty Images Remote working means longer working hours, more meetings on Zoom, and constant emails. Companies like Dropbox or Slack have started to set a few hours free of meetings every day. See more stories on Insider's business page. Remote working appears to be here to stay. However, as we all start to get "back to normal," some companies are combining remote and office work. The ...
Tags: Google, Trends, Spain, Dropbox, Brian Elliot, Laura Ryan, Google Dropbox, Dropbox and Slack, Irisbond, Eduardo Jáuregui, Lucas Gª Alcalde Qayyah Moynihan


SOVA: New Android Banking Trojan Emerges With Growing Capabilities

A mix of banking applications, cryptocurrency wallets, and shopping apps from the U.S. and Spain are the target of a newly discovered Android trojan that could enable attackers to siphon personally identifiable information from infected devices, including banking credentials and open the door for on-device fraud. Dubbed S.O.V.A. (referring to the Russian word for owl), the current version of the [Author: [email protected] (Ravie Lakshmanan)]
Tags: Tech, Spain, Sova, Ravie Lakshmanan


Revamped Apple Maps Rolls Out Across Italy

In July of this year, Apple began testing its revamped Maps experience across Italy, following rollouts in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Portugal, and Spain. Apple has now officially launched those Maps improvements in Italy, San Marino, Vatican City, and Andorra, according to MacStories. The update brings a raft of previously unavailable Maps features to the regions, including Look Around, lane guidance, speed camera data, 3D buildings, Siri Natural Language Guidanc...
Tags: Apple, Europe, Australia, Spain, Italy, Apple Maps, Andorra, United States Canada, Eddy Cue, United Kingdom Ireland Portugal, Italy San Marino Vatican City, Siri Natural Language Guidance


Headout raises $12M, plans to hire 150+ people as domestic travel rebounds

The travel industry was one of the hardest hit by the pandemic, and startup Headout was no exception. A marketplace that let tourists make same-day bookings for tours, events and activities, the app expanded around the world after launching in 2015. Then COVID-19 hit. But business is growing again thanks to rebounds in domestic travel and Headout claims it has grown 800% since January 2021. The company announced today it has raised $12 million led by Glade Brook Capital, which has also invested ...
Tags: Travel, Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Tech, Spain, European Union, United States, United Kingdom, United Arab Emirates, Hopper, EBITDA, Ludlow Ventures, Khona, Varun Khona, Domestic Travel


From edible algae packaging to olive pit bioplastic, here's how 7 startups are fighting plastic pollution

Notpla is also working on algae packaging to replace cardboard boxes, which they're already testing in London with Just Eat. Getty Images It's estimated that by 2040, 1.3 billion tons of plastic will flood the Earth's oceans and land. Among the main culprits in plastic garbage are single-use plastics like bottles and wrappers. Here are seven biodegradable, compostable, and edible packaging solutions companies have designed. See more stories on Insider's business page. Singl...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, Design, London, Enterprise, Life, Environment, International, Trends, Strategy, Tech, Investing, Markets, Sustainability, Spain


Glovo to double down African investment in the next 12 months but will it stay put?

Spanish on-demand delivery platform Glovo today announced the expansion of its operations in Africa and plans to double its investment on the continent. The Barcelona-based company has invested up to €25M ($30M) by bringing its food delivery service to six African countries — Morocco, Uganda, Kenya, Ghana, Côte d’Ivoire, and Nigeria. Glovo is available in more than 40 cities with more than 300,000 users, 8,000 restaurants and 12,000 couriers in these countries. Earlier this year, it launched ope...
Tags: TC, Europe, Nigeria, Africa, Tech, Spain, Barcelona, Turkey, Middle East, Uruguay, Tunisia, Latin America, Dominican Republic, Eastern Europe, Puerto Rico, Tunis


Financial comparison “super app” Jeff raises $1.5M seed extension

Financial services, especially those for people who don’t have access to traditional bank accounts or lines of credit, are proliferating in Southeast Asia. Jeff App wants to give consumers a “super app” where they can compare many financial products and apply for them using the startup’s proprietary data-scoring models. For service providers, Jeff serves as a distribution channel, helping them find and retain customers. The startup announced today it has raised a seed extension of $1.5 million, ...
Tags: Google, Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Facebook, Asia, Europe, Indonesia, Southeast Asia, Tech, Spain, Philippines, Latvia, Vietnam, Financial Services, Jeff


Podcast #592: Being a Man in the Lousy Modern World

Emerson famously said “society everywhere is in conspiracy against the manhood of every one of its members.”  My guest today says things have gotten a lot worse since Emerson uttered those words over a century and a half ago. His name is Robert Twigger. We last had him on the show to discuss his book Micromastery. Today we discuss a book he wrote 20 years ago called Being a Man in the Lousy Modern World. We begin our conversation discussing how the modern world infantilizes men so they’re eas...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Podcast, Japan, UK, England, Youtube, Scotland, Life, Advice, Superman, Spain, Society, Atlantic, Clint Eastwood, Manchester


Spain’s Factorial raises $80M at a $530M valuation on the back of strong traction for its ‘Workday for SMBs’

Factorial, a startup out of Barcelona that has built a platform that lets SMBs run human resources functions with the same kind of tools that typically are used by much bigger companies, is today announcing some funding to bulk up its own position: the company has raised $80 million, funding that it will be using to expand its operations geographically — specifically deeper into Latin American markets — and to continue to augment its product with more features. CEO Jordi Romero, who co-founded t...
Tags: Europe, Tech, Spain, Barcelona, Tiger Global, Kfc, Romero, Europe Germany, CRV, Personio, Factorial, COVID, Jordi Romero, Bernat Farrero, Reid Christian, John Curtius Partner


Coronavirus: More LA County school districts considering student vaccine mandates

At least 13 school districts in Los Angeles County are considering requiring eligible students to get their COVID-19 shots, which, if they do, would mean they would join Culver City in issuing a mandate, an official from the Los Angeles County Office of Education said on Wednesday, Sept. 1. The districts that have indicated they might issue such a mandate include the Alhambra, Baldwin Park, Beverly Hills, El Rancho, El Monte Union High, Los Angeles, Lawndale, Los Nietos, Mountain View, Norwalk, ...
Tags: Health, Google, News, Education, Government, Spain, Sport, Harvard, Soccer, Social Security, Associated Press, Lausd, Los Angeles County, U S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Public Health, Ferrer


Spain reports it has vaccinated 70% of its population

By Joan Faus | Reuters MADRID – Spain said on Wednesday 70% of its population had been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, fulfilling a goal set by the government for August, while the incidence rate kept the decreasing tendency of the past month after a big surge. With over 66 million doses administered, 70.3% of the Spanish population had received by Aug. 31 a complete vaccination program while 77% had been partially vaccinated, Health Ministry data showed. “We have achieved it thanks to the st...
Tags: Google, News, Cdc, Spain, Sport, World news, Harvard, Soccer, Social Security, Madrid, Reuters, Health Ministry, Pedro Sanchez, Coronavirus, Coronavirus Vaccine, Joan Faus


EXp World Holdings expands into Germany

The expansion comes amid a period of rapid global growth for eXp, which says it now has more than 62,000 agents world wide.
Tags: Hong Kong, Europe, Japan, Technology, Mexico, Germany, Spain, Colombia, Radio, Italy, Brazil, Puerto Rico, Industry News, EXP, Realogy, Brokerage


Challenger bank Bunq rolls out Spanish IBANs

Amsterdam-based challenger bank Bunq is updating its service with a handful of new features. In addition to Dutch, German and French bank account numbers, existing and new users in Spain can now get a Spanish IBAN. European IBANs are supposed to work across Europe. Your employer or internet provider can’t force you to get a local IBAN. And yet, that’s rarely the case. When you move to another European country, chances are the first thing you do is that you open a local bank account. While Europe...
Tags: Startups, Europe, Finance, Tech, Spain, Netherlands, Amsterdam, Fintech, Challenger Bank, IBAN, Bunq, Neobank, IBAN Bunq


Chris Evans & Scarlett Johansson to Reunite in Apple’s Ghosted

After several years of trying to save the world in six Marvel Cinematic Universe films, it looks like long-time collaborators Chris Evans and Scarlett Johansson have found their next project together in the form of Apple Studios and Skydance’s Ghosted. According to Deadline, Evans and Johansson have already entered advanced negotiations for the leading roles in the upcoming romantic action-adventure movie, with Rocketman director Dexter Fletcher attached to helm the high-profile project. Before ...
Tags: Apple, Movies, Disney, Spain, Action, Netflix, Wes Anderson, Streaming, Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Deadpool, Chris Evans, Adam Mckay, Don, Skydance, David Ellison Dana Goldberg


Weekend reading: The pandemic was a shot in the arm for financial independence

What caught my eye this week. I told to my friend we should saunter down the platform, because the tube would surely be busy. It was Friday night in London, after all. But when the train drew in, the carriages were all half-empty. You can visit Oxford Street and imagine things are back to normal. But if you really cast your mind back to the crush and the rush, you know we’re not there yet. And, as I’m steadily catching up with friends for in-person conversations, it’s uncanny how the same rel...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Florida, UK, London, Time, Marketing, US, Spain, Bloomberg, Bbc, Afghanistan, Netflix, Atlantic, Npr, Haruki Murakami


Grocery delivery startup Membo is hungry to build a Europe-wide, local food producer network

Estonia-based Membo — which is backed by Y Combinator and will be presenting at the incubator’s Summer 2021 Demo Day next week — is aiming to take a slice of the premium end of grocery shopping in Europe and a bite out of supermarket giants’ continued dominance of the traditional weekly food shop.  On-demand food delivery in Europe is of course a highly competitive business with rapid-fire market moves and bursts of consolidation among app makers making a kind of sizzling startup stir-fry. O...
Tags: Europe, UK, France, Berlin, Tech, Spain, Estonia, Membo, Northern Europe, Hansen, Tallin, Switzerland Germany, USP, Tartu, Glovo, Farmdrop



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