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Google’s News Initiative heads to APAC with grants of up to $300K for media orgs – TechCrunch

Google’s News Initiative heads to APAC with grants of up to $300K for media orgs – TechCrunch Google is expanding its efforts to support media to Asia Pacific after the search giant brought its Google News Initiative to the region. Known as GNI, the program is designed to “help quality …

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How a small French privacy ruling could remake adtech for good – TechCrunch

How a small French privacy ruling could remake adtech for good – TechCrunch A ruling in late October against a little known French adtech firm that popped up on the national data watchdog’s website earlier this month, is causing ripples of excitement to run through privacy watchers in Europe who …

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UK Could Ban Some Crypto Derivatives, Says Financial Watchdog Exec

UK Could Ban Some Crypto Derivatives, Says Financial Watchdog Exec The U.K.’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is considering a ban on some cryptocurrency-based derivatives, a senior executive has said. Speaking at an event in London covering the regulation of cryptocurrencies, Christopher Woolard, executive board member and director of strategy and …

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‘Cloud canteen’ startup Feedr raises £1.5M to provide office workers with a healthier lunch – TechCrunch

‘Cloud canteen’ startup Feedr raises £1.5M to provide office workers with a healthier lunch – TechCrunch Feedr, a food tech startup that delivers healthy and personalised meals to office workers as an alternative to companies setting up their own canteens, has picked up just over £1.5 million in pre-Series A …

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Read the mud-slinging pitches Facebook’s PR firm sent us  – TechCrunch

Read the mud-slinging pitches Facebook’s PR firm sent us  – TechCrunch Facebook’s latest PR crisis has cast a lurid spotlight on a GOP-led publicity firm called Definers Public Affairs, after a New York Times investigation revealed last week the firm had sought to discredit Facebook critics by, in one instance, linking …

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Xiaomi gobbles up selfie phone brand Meitu as revenue jumps 49% – TechCrunch

Xiaomi gobbles up selfie phone brand Meitu as revenue jumps 49% – TechCrunch Xiaomi is diversifying into a new range of phones as the Chinese smartphone maker announced impressive growth with its latest financials. The company announced it will take over selfie app maker Meitu’s smartphone business to go after new …

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One billion 3D views and counting – TechCrunch

One billion 3D views and counting – TechCrunch Last week Sketchfab, the 3D content hub, shared an exciting milestone — the company has just crossed 1 billion cumulative pageviews. Taken with the community’s growth — they just surpassed 2 million users, as well as the 200 million people that have …

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Airbnb is using what3words to list stays with Mongolian nomads – TechCrunch

Airbnb is using what3words to list stays with Mongolian nomads – TechCrunch Putting a new spin on the term ‘digital nomad’, UK addressing platform what3words has partnered with Airbnb to list stays with Mongolian nomads. The startup’s simplified addressing system is being applied to help adventurous travellers ‘home share’ with Dukha reindeer herders …

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