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Delivery service Gopuff acquires rideOS for $115 million

On-demand goods, food and alcohol delivery service Gopuff has acquired fleet management platform rideOS for $115 million, sources familiar with the deal say. This acquisition comes just a few months after the Philadelphia-based startup announced a $1.15 billion funding round at a $8.9 billion valuation, up from $3.9 billion in October. Last fall, the company also raised $380 million and bought BevMo, a beverage retailer. Gopuff did not share its updated valuation with this new acquisition. Gopuf...
Tags: Apple, Transportation, UK, New York, Berlin, Tech, M&a, Mergers and Acquisitions, Philadelphia, Logistics, Delivery, Uber Google, GoPuff, rideOS, Justin Ho, Silicon Valley Pittsburgh


Internxt gets $1M to be ‘the Coinbase of decentralized storage’

Valencia-based startup Internxt has been quietly working on an ambitious plan to make decentralized cloud storage massively accessible to anyone with an Internet connection. It’s just bagged $1M in seed funding led by Angels Capital, a European VC fund owned by Juan Roig (aka Spain’s richest grocer and second wealthiest billionaire), and Miami-based The Venture City. It had previously raised around half a million dollars via a token sale to help fund early development. The seed funds will be put...
Tags: Google, Google Drive, UK, Texas, London, Scotland, US, Tech, Eu, Spain, European Union, IEA, Sia, Miami, Airbnb, Coinbase


Tractable raises $60M at a $1B valuation to make damage appraisals using AI

As the insurance industry adjusts to life in the 21st century (heh), an AI startup that has built computer vision tools to enable remote damage appraisals is announcing a significant round of growth funding. Tractable, which works with automotive insurance companies to let users take and submit photos of damaged cars that are then “read” to make appraisals, has raised $60 million, a series D that values Tractable at $1 billion, the company said. Tractable says it works with more than 20 of the t...
Tags: TC, Japan, UK, France, Tech, Tesla, GEICO, Georgian Partners, Tractable, Ageas, Emily Walsh, Insight Partners, Lonne Jaffe, Razvan Ranca, Dalyac, Admiral Group


Amazon deflects responsibility on fake reviews but admits 200M were blocked last year

Amazon admits it has a fake review problem, but does its best to spread the blame around in a new post detailing the issue. After numerous reports for years that the online retail giant is overrun with knock-off products and faked or farmed reviews, the company aims to look as if it is finally putting its foot down, but no new efforts or rules are discussed — rather, it is others that need to step up their work to keep Amazon safe. Amazon reviews have become notoriously unreliable as indicators ...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Ecommerce, UK, Congress, Tech, Cnbc, Fake Reviews, Bezos, Tommy Noonan, Buzzfeed Amazon


Amazon Prime Day kicks off in less than 5 days. Here's everything we know, plus all the early deals available now including $40 off Echo Buds

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Planning for and shopping during Amazon Prime Day can be a little overwhelming. We're here to help. Sundry Photography/Shutterstock Amazon Prime Day 2021 is less than a week away, on June 21-22. Prime members can get some of the lowest prices of the year on Amazon devices and services. Want more great deals from Insider Reviews? Sign up for our newsletter here. Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky Ama...
Tags: Reviews, Apple, Amazon, Deals, Facebook, UK, Australia, Samsung, Sales, Trends, Walmart, Amazon Prime, Tech Deals, Nintendo, Zelda, Amazon Echo


Cannabis and digital health start-up Sanity Group closes $44.2M Series A led by Redalpine

Berlin-based cannabis and digital health start-up Sanity Group has closed a $44.2M Series A financing round led by Swiss VC Redalpine along with US-based Navy Capital and SOJE Capital. GMPVC also participated in the round. This appears to be the largest round of cannabis funding in Europe to date and brings total investment in Sanity Group to $73M. The new capital will be used to expand the Group’s medical division in Europe as well as a EU-GMP-compliant research and production facility near Fra...
Tags: TC, Europe, UK, France, Germany, Berlin, US, Alyssa Milano, Tech, European Union, Ceo, Cannabis, Frankfurt, Czech Republic, United States, United Kingdom


IKEA furniture is still stuck on the Ever Given alongside $550,000 worth of wearable blankets, 2 months after the ship was freed from the Suez Canal

Businesses are still waiting for their products stuck on the Ever Given ship Ahmad Hassan / AFP via Getty Images IKEA and Lenovo are among the companies with products stuck on the Ever Given ship in the Suez Canal, CNN reported. Snuggy, a small UK retailer, said it had $550,000 worth of wearable blankets on the vessel. Egypt has impounded the ship as a $600 million compensation battle draws out. See more stories on Insider's business page. IKEA and Chinese tech manufacturer Lenovo a...
Tags: Asia, Europe, UK, Trends, Cnn, Egypt, Ikea, Lenovo, Griffiths, Suez Canal, SCA, Boskalis, Suez Canal Authority SCA, Jack Griffiths, Great Bitter Lake, Getty Images Ikea


Adtech ‘data breach’ GDPR complaint is headed to court in EU

New York-based IAB Tech Labs, a standards body for the digital advertising industry, is being taken to court in Germany by the Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL) in a piece of privacy litigation that’s targeted at the high speed online ad auction process known as real-time bidding (RTB). While that may sound pretty obscure the case essentially loops in the entire ‘data industrial complex’ of adtech players, large and small, which make money by profiling Internet users and selling access to...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Verizon, Facebook, Twitter, Europe, UK, New York, Privacy, Advertising Tech, Germany, Articles, Tech, Eu, European Union, Ireland


Microsoft Surface Laptop 4 review: Windows 10 as it is meant to be

Premium PC with new choice of faster chips, eight-hour battery, great keyboard and face recognition Microsoft’s sleek and stylish Surface Laptop is back for its fourth generation with faster performance and a greater variety of chips.The Surface Laptop 4 is available with either a 13.5in or a 15in screen and starts at £999 in the UK, $999 in the US or $1,599 in Australia sitting above the Surface Laptop Go as Microsoft’s mainstream premium notebook, competing with the similarly priced Dell XPS 1...
Tags: UK, Technology, Microsoft, Australia, US, Computing, Microsoft Surface, Windows 10, Dell, Laptops, Apple MacBook Air


10x, a UK fintech, raises $187M to build new services for old banks

As so-called neobanks continue to gain more traction in the market with their more modern takes on banking and other financial services, a startup that’s building technology to help incumbent players better compete is announcing a big round of funding. 10x Future Technologies, a London-based fintech that helps larger, established banks build both next-generation services as well as tools to help their older services work more efficiently, has raised $187 million. We understand from sources close...
Tags: Europe, UK, London, Australia, Finance, Tech, Barclays, North America, Blackrock, Antony Jenkins, Jenkins, Westpac, 10x, Leon Pedersen, CPP Investments, Nationwide 10x


Amazon Prime Day kicks off next week. Here's everything we know, plus all the early deals available now including $40 off Echo Buds

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Planning for and shopping during Amazon Prime Day can be a little overwhelming. We're here to help. Sundry Photography/Shutterstock Amazon Prime Day 2021 is less than a week away, on June 21-22. Prime members can get some of the lowest prices of the year on Amazon devices and services. Want more great deals from Insider Reviews? Sign up for our newsletter here. Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky Ama...
Tags: Reviews, Apple, Amazon, Deals, Facebook, UK, Australia, Samsung, Sales, Trends, Walmart, Amazon Prime, Tech Deals, Nintendo, Amazon Echo, Amazon Prime Day


UK Regulators Probe Mobile Dominance of Apple and Google

Regulators across the globe are turning the thumbscrews on Big Tech. Today, the Competition Markets Authority said it will be conducting an investigation of Apple and Google's "effective duopoly" over parts of the internet economy. Top line The CMA is launching an inspection of Apple and Google's dominance over the iOS and Android ecosystems. This...
Tags: Apple, Google, UK, Advertising, Cma, Competition Markets Authority, Briefly, The Future of Identity


UK’s CMA opens market study into Apple, Google’s mobile “duopoly”

The UK’s competition watchdog will take a deep dive look into Apple and Google’s dominance of the mobile ecosystem, it said today — announcing a market study which will examine the pair’s respective smartphone platforms (iOS and Android); their app stores (App Store and Play Store); and web browsers (Safari and Chrome).  The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) is concerned that the mobile platform giants’ “effective duopoly” in those areas  might be harming consumers, it added. The study w...
Tags: Apple, Ios, Google, Amazon, Android, Mobile, Facebook, Europe, UK, Germany, Tech, Eu, European Union, Web Browsers, Smartphone, Smartphones


UK Watchdog Examines Apple-Google Mobile System Control

U.K. competition regulators are looking into Apple and Google smartphone operating systems, app stores and browsers, over concern that the two tech giants’ control of “mobile ecosystems” is harming consumers.
Tags: Apple, Google, UK


Apple Podcasts Subscriptions go live worldwide

Apple Podcasts Subscriptions are now live across more than 170 countries and regions, Apple announced this morning. First unveiled this spring, subscriptions allow listeners to unlock additional benefits for their favorite podcasts, including things like ad-free listening, early access to new episodes, bonus material, exclusives, or whatever else the podcast creator believes will be something their fans will pay for. Channels allow podcasters to group their shows however they like — for instance...
Tags: Apple, TC, Spotify, Europe, Japan, UK, Abc, Australia, Washington Post, France, Germany, Russia, Tech, Canada, Italy, Korea


UK competition watchdog begins probe into Apple and Google's total domination of the mobile landscape

Authority investigating whether duopoly is harming consumers The UK's Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has launched a market study into Google and Apple's duopoly of the mobile sphere, with the aim of determining whether this has resulted in reduced innovation and higher prices for consumers.…
Tags: Apple, Google, UK, Software, Competition and Markets Authority CMA


Apple and Google investigated by UK competition body

The UK competition authority says it has launched an investigation into the mobile phone market.
Tags: Apple, Google, UK, News, Competition Authority


UK Watchdog Looking Into Apple, Google's Dominance of Mobile Phone Systems

LONDON (Reuters) -Britain's competition watchdog said it would investigate whether Apple and Google's dominance of mobile phone operating systems,...
Tags: Apple, Google, UK, London, Reuters Britain


UK Watchdog Looking Into Apple, Google Mobile Ecosystems

(Reuters) - UK's competition watchdog said on Tuesday it was looking into the mobile ecosystems of Apple and Alphabet's Google, launching a study...
Tags: Apple, Google, UK, Reuters UK


Apple and Google 'Duopoly' to Come Under Scrutiny in the UK

The UK's Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has today announced an investigation into the "duopoly" of Apple and Google on mobile ecosystems, just one day after a similar investigation was initiated in Japan. The CMA will be taking a closer look at Apple and Google's "effective duopoly" on the supply of operating systems, including iOS and Android, the App Store and Google Play Store, and web browsers such as Safari and Chrome. The CMA defines "mobile ecosystems" as "gateways through whi...
Tags: Apple, Google, Japan, UK, United Kingdom, Antitrust, Cma, Competition and Markets Authority CMA, Digital Markets Unit Yesterday the Japan Times, Japan United Kingdom


HomePod mini Launches in Austria and Ireland, Coming to New Zealand Later This Month

Apple last month announced that the HomePod mini would be made available in several new countries in June. Now, less than a month later, the ‌HomePod mini‌ has officially launched in Austria and Ireland, and is listed as "available in June" in New Zealand, suggesting availability in the next couple of weeks. The ‌HomePod mini‌ is the follow-up to the original HomePod released in 2018. The full-sized ‌HomePod‌ failed to become a mainstream hit, leading to its discontinuation. The $99 ‌HomePod ...
Tags: Apple, UK, Siri, Austria, United States, Ireland, New Zealand, Apple Music, HomePod Mini, HomePod HomeKit CarPlay Home Auto Technology This


HomePod mini Launches in Austria, New Zealand, and Ireland

Apple last month announced that the HomePod mini would be made available in several new countries in June. Now, less than a month later, the ‌HomePod mini‌ has officially launched in Austria, Ireland, and New Zealand. The ‌HomePod mini‌ is the follow-up to the original HomePod released in 2018. The full-sized ‌HomePod‌ failed to become a mainstream hit, leading to its discontinuation. The $99 ‌HomePod mini‌ features a significantly smaller design than the original ‌HomePod‌ but offers the sam...
Tags: Apple, UK, Siri, United States, Ireland, New Zealand, Apple Music, Austria New Zealand, HomePod, Austria Ireland, HomePod Mini, HomePod HomeKit CarPlay Home Auto Technology


Jaguar Land Rover to develop a Defender-like hydrogen fuel cell EV

Jaguar Land Rover is developing a hydrogen fuel cell vehicle based on the new Defender SUV and plans to begin testing the prototype next year. The prototype program, known as Project Zeus, is part of JLR’s larger aim to only produce zero-tailpipe emissions vehicles by 20236. JLR has also made a commitment to have zero carbon emissions across its supply chain, products and operations by 2039. Project Zeus is partially funded by the UK government-backed Advanced Propulsion Center. The automaker ha...
Tags: Transportation, UK, Tech, Automotive, United States, Electric Vehicles, IEA, Jaguar, Jaguar Land Rover, Bmw, Toyota Mirai, Hydrogen Fuel Cells, International Energy Agency, China Japan, Korea Japan, InMotion Ventures


Amazon Prime Day starts next week. Here's everything we know, plus all the early deals available ahead of June 21-22

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Planning for and shopping during Amazon Prime Day can be a little overwhelming. We're here to help. Sundry Photography/Shutterstock Amazon Prime Day 2021 is less than two weeks away, on June 21-22. Prime members can get some of the lowest prices of the year on Amazon devices and services. Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky It's official: Amazon Prime Day 2021, one of the largest shopping events ...
Tags: Reviews, Apple, Amazon, Deals, Facebook, UK, Australia, Samsung, Sales, Trends, Walmart, Amazon Prime, Tech Deals, Nintendo, Amazon Echo, Amazon Prime Day


G7 Calls on Russia To Crack Down on Ransomware Gangs

In light of the recent wave of high-profile ransomware attacks that have caused havoc in the US and Europe, the member states of the G7 group have called on Russia and other countries to crack down on ransomware gangs operating within their borders. From a report: "We call on all states to urgently identify and disrupt ransomware criminal networks operating from within their borders, and hold those networks accountable for their actions," the G7 group said in a communique published on Sunday, at...
Tags: Europe, UK, Australia, Russia, US, Tech, US east coast, Cornwall UK, Canada France Germany Italy Japan, JBS Foods


5 Ways to Film and Distribute an Ad Campaign with Minimal Funding

From the moment an ad campaign goes live, marketers start tracking metrics like engagement, click-through rates, and customer acquisition costs (CAC) to gauge what their next strategic move should be. If your campaign is delivering great results, you might put more ad spend behind it for a longer period of time. If the results are subpar after a few days or a week, you might nix the campaign altogether and rethink your approach. You want to save as much money as you can while still convert...
Tags: Google, Facebook, UK, Hollywood, Advertising, Starbucks, Cairo, Eliza, MacKenzie, Soundstripe, Ways to Film, Leverage Your Co Marketing Partnerships


Europe needs to back browser-level controls to fix cookie consent nightmares, says privacy group

European privacy group noyb, which recently kicked off a major campaign targeting rampant abuse of the region’s cookie consent rules, has followed up by publishing a technical proposal for an automated browser-level signal it believes could go even further to tackle the friction generated by endless ‘your data choices’ pop-ups. Its proposal is for an automated signal layer that would enable users to configure advanced consent choices — such as only being asked to allow cookies if they frequently...
Tags: Apple, Google, Europe, UK, California, US, Tech, Eu, European Union, Council, European Parliament, Max Schrems, European Council, Competition and Markets Authority CMA, Europe Google, ADPC


Motorway’s auction platform for second-hand cars raises $67.7M Series B led by Index Ventures

Motorway, is a UK startup that allows professional car dealers to bid in an auction for privately-owned cars for sale. The startup has had rapid success by removing a lot of friction in the process. It’s now raised £48m / $67.7m in a Series B round led by Index Ventures, along with new investors BMW i Ventures and Unbound. Existing investors Latitude and Marchmont Ventures also participated. The funding will be used to extend its platform and grow the current 160-strong team. The startup allows ...
Tags: TC, Europe, UK, Tech, Ceo, Smartphone, United Kingdom, Transport, Auction, Car Sales, Index Ventures, Farfetch, Porter, Danny Rimer, Motorway, BMW i Ventures


Cyber security training platform Immersive Labs closes $75M Series C led by Insight Partners

Immersive Labs, a platform which teaches cyber security skills corporate employees by using real, up-to-date threat intelligence in a “gamified” way, has closed a $75 million Series C funding round led by new investors Insight Partners alongside Menlo Ventures, Citi Ventures and existing investor Goldman Sachs Asset Management. The investment will be used to scale Immersive’s offering in the US and take advantage of the new wave of interest in cyber threats caused by so many people working remot...
Tags: TC, Europe, UK, London, Crime, Gchq, Boston, US, Tech, CIO, Ceo, Cybercrime, United States, NHS, United Kingdom, Hsbc


Ransomware is biggest online threat to people in UK, spy agency chief to warn

GCHQ cybersecurity boss sounds alarm over extortion by hackers who are mostly based in former Soviet statesRansomware represents the biggest threat to online security for most people and businesses in the UK, the head of GCHQ’s cybersecurity arm is to warn.Lindy Cameron, chief executive of the National Cyber Security Centre, will say in a speech that the phenomenon, where hackers encrypt data and demand payment for it to be restored, is escalating and becoming increasingly professionalised. Cont...
Tags: Business, UK, Technology, Internet, Gchq, UK News, Cybercrime, Hacking, UK security and counter-terrorism, National Cyber Security Centre, Lindy Cameron



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