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Funded by Connect Ventures, Purple Dot plans to take on Klarna-style purchase debt

Funded by Connect Ventures, Purple Dot plans to take on Klarna-style purchase debt In recent times startups have appeared offering credit at an e-commerce basket checkout so that a customer can buy a product without needing to pay right away. Klarna or Clearpay are the two most notable in this field. But what if you […]

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E-bike subscription service Dance closes $17.7M Series A, led by HV Holtzbrinck Ventures

E-bike subscription service Dance closes .7M Series A, led by HV Holtzbrinck Ventures Three months on since the former founders of SoundCloud launched their e-bike subscription service, Dance they are today announcing the close of a $17.7 million (€15 million) Series A funding round led by one of the larger European VCs, HV Holtzbrinck Ventures. […]

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Pickle app puts on users, as millennials/Gen-Z latch onto location apps to fight Covid lockdowns

Pickle app puts on users, as millennials/Gen-Z latch onto location apps to fight Covid lockdowns As the coming of winter combined with the coronavirus continues to put new restrictions on peoples’ movements, location-based apps are on the rise again. People are looking to find out who is close to them. Who is in their community. […]

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Stotles secures funding for platform which brings transparency to government tenders, contracts

Stotles secures funding for platform which brings transparency to government tenders, contracts The public sector usually publishes its business opportunities in the form of ‘tenders,’ to increase transparency to the public. However, this data is scattered, and larger businesses have access to more information, giving them opportunities to grab contracts before official tenders are released. […]

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U.S. charges Russian hackers blamed for Ukraine power outages and the NotPetya ransomware attack

U.S. charges Russian hackers blamed for Ukraine power outages and the NotPetya ransomware attack Six Russian intelligence officers accused of launching some of the “world’s most destructive malware” — including an attack that took down the Ukraine power grid in December 2015 and the NotPetya global ransomware attack in 2017 — have been charged by […]

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Apple brings Health Records to iPhone in the UK and Canada

Apple brings Health Records to iPhone in the UK and Canada Apple has added support for the Health Records feature of its Health app on iPhones in two new markets – the UK and Canada. The electronic medical records feature originally debuted in the U.S. in 2018, and the company says that it’s now supported […]

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Security flaw left ‘smart’ chastity sex toy users at risk of permanent lock-in

Security flaw left ‘smart’ chastity sex toy users at risk of permanent lock-in Just because almost every gadget or appliance can be connected to the internet, doesn’t mean they should be. Outages can render these “smart” devices useless, and many use weak security that can make them easily hackable. And as security researchers recently found […]

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Quantum photonics startup Nu Quantum raises £2.1M from Amadeus Capital Partners

Quantum photonics startup Nu Quantum raises £2.1M from Amadeus Capital Partners For Quantum cryptography and simulation to become real, the technology requires high-performance light-emitting and light-detecting components that operate at the single-photon level and at ambient temperature. One of the few companies operating in this rarified arena is Nu Quantum, the quantum photonics company, is […]

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‘The Real Facebook Oversight Board’ launches to counter Facebook’s ‘Oversight Board’

‘The Real Facebook Oversight Board’ launches to counter Facebook’s ‘Oversight Board’ Today a group of academics, researchers and civil rights leaders go live on with ‘The Real Facebook Oversight Board’ which is designed to criticize and discuss the role of the platform in the upcoming US election. The group includes Facebook’s ex-head of election security, […]

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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 to take steps […]

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