Saturday , 20 July 2019

Technology

Atomico founding partner Mattias Ljungman is leaving to start his own seed fund

Changes are afoot at European VC Atomico, with news breaking that founding partner Mattias Ljungman is leaving to raise his own seed fund. TechCrunch understands that staff at the London-headquartered firm, which he co-founded in 2006 with Skype founder Niklas Zennström, were informed of his decision to part ways earlier today, although he won’t be leaving immediately. Instead, I’m told ... Read More »

CIOs losing visibility and control over apps and workloads in the cloud

The visibility and control across applications and workloads are expected to get worse as most organisations race to move to the cloud amid the scale and complexity of cloud attacks, a senior security expert said.“Firms are storing data in more than one environment and due to that, the hybrid IT environment is challenging existing security standards and creating complexity while ... Read More »

Google Maps now shows bike-sharing docks with real-time updates

Google Maps now shows the location of bike-sharing docks, and whether there are any bikes there for you to grab and ride right now.If you’ve already hired a bike, the app will also tell you whether there’s a space in the dock for you to leave it.In December, Google introduced an option to find nearby Lime scooters and bikes, but ... Read More »

Turbo VPN is the fastest growing mobile VPN

Turbo VPN is the mobile VPN service with the biggest growth in the second quarter of 2019 (compared to the previous year). In research created by mobile analytics company App Annie exclusively for TechRadar, the free VPN privacy app had the largest absolute year-over-year growth in worldwide downloads in Q2 2019 despite being released only in April 2018. These are the ... Read More »

Stage 11 Tour de France live stream: how to watch online from anywhere

Feeling refreshed? Then let the Tour de France commence with a stage 11 sprint south west from Albi to the gastronomic city of Toulouse. To see the sights and the cycling from just about anywhere on Earth, be sure to follow our Tour de France live stream guide for Stage 11.The riders certainly earned their rest after a few solid ... Read More »

Europe is now formally investigating Amazon’s use of merchant data

European regulators have announced a formal antitrust investigation of Amazon’s use of data from third parties selling on its ecommerce platform. Commenting in a statement, competition commissioner, Margrethe Vestager said: “European consumers are increasingly shopping online. Ecommerce has boosted retail competition and brought more choice and better prices. We need to ensure that large online platforms don’t eliminate these benefits ... Read More »

AlphaSense, a search engine for analysis and business intel, raises $50M led by Innovation Endeavors

Google and its flagship search portal opened the door to the possibilities of how to build a business empire on the back of organising and navigating the world’s information, as found on the internet. Now, a startup that’s built a search engine tailored to the needs of enterprises and their own quests for information has raised a round of funding ... Read More »

Ford unveils its latest pickup truck built for a smartphone

Ford’s F-Series line of pickup trucks has been the best-selling vehicle in the U.S. for decades, which should make the automaker an expert of sorts in the truck-building business. Ford unveiled Wednesday the latest addition to its pickup truck portfolio. This particular one, isn’t meant for driving. The automaker created a pickup truck emoji, which is debuted to celebrate World Emoji ... Read More »

UK and South Korea team up for 5G trial

A UK-led consortium is to trial 5G-powered ‘infotainment’ services in Scotland and South Korea as part of the latest government-funded pilot of next-generation network applications.‘5G RailNext’, which includes Cisco, Soluis, Ampletime, the University of Strathclyde and Glasgow City Council will see how tourists and commuters can be provided with travel information, streaming and gaming services using Augmented Reality (AR) and ... Read More »

Contract management startup Icertis becomes unicorn with $115M new round

Icertis, a Washington-headquartered startup that develops cloud-based software to help large companies manage contracts, has raised $115 million at more than a billion dollar valuation to become the latest SaaS unicorn as it looks to further expand its footprints across the globe. The Series E round for the 10-year-old firm was led by Greycroft and PremjiInvest, and saw participation from ... Read More »