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Uber is reportedly looking to buy UK-based Deliveroo

Uber is reportedly looking to buy UK-based Deliveroo Uber is said to be in preliminary talks to acquire London-headquartered food delivery company Deliveroo, reports Bloomberg. The firm is presently valued at over $2 billion, and Uber will likely have to cough up a fair bit more than that to snap …

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Cleo, the ‘digital assistant’ that replaces your banking apps, picks up $10M Series A led by Balderton – TechCrunch

Cleo, the ‘digital assistant’ that replaces your banking apps, picks up $10M Series A led by Balderton – TechCrunch When Cleo, the London-based ‘digital assistant’ that wants to replace your banking apps, quietly entered the U.S., the company couldn’t have expected to be an instant hit. Many better funded British …

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Facebook and Airbnb told to change their ToS to fix EU consumer rights issues by year’s end – TechCrunch

Facebook and Airbnb told to change their ToS to fix EU consumer rights issues by year’s end – TechCrunch Facebook and Airbnb have been singled out for censure by the European Commission’s head of consumer affairs who has warned the companies she’s running out of patience and said they need …

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Equifax slapped with UK’s maximum penalty over 2017 data breach – TechCrunch

Equifax slapped with UK’s maximum penalty over 2017 data breach – TechCrunch Credit rating giant Equifax has been issued with the maximum possible penalty by the UK’s data protection agency for last year’s massive data breach. Albeit, the fine is only £500,000 because the loss of customer data occurred when …

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Europol Warns of Crypto Hacks and Mining Malware in Latest Report

Europol Warns of Crypto Hacks and Mining Malware in Latest Report Europol has warned against the rising threats of cryptocurrency hacks, extortion and mining malware in a new report. According to the EU-focused law-enforcement organization’s “Internet Organised Crime Threat Assessment 2018” (IOCTA) report, published on Wednesday, the holdings of those …

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EU antitrust regulator eyeing Amazon’s use of merchant data – TechCrunch

EU antitrust regulator eyeing Amazon’s use of merchant data – TechCrunch The European Union’s competition commission is looking into how Amazon uses data from retailers selling via its ecommerce marketplace, Reuters reports. Competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager revealed the action today during a press conference. “We are gathering information on the …

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Adblock Plus maker has a new taskforce to fight publisher efforts to reinject ads – TechCrunch

Adblock Plus maker has a new taskforce to fight publisher efforts to reinject ads – TechCrunch In the arms race of ad blocking there’s clearly never a dull moment as efforts to block ads are combated by publisher and platform countermeasures trying to fox the blocks. This is why Adblock …

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Waitrose switches up a gear to launch two-hour grocery deliveries in London – TechCrunch

Waitrose switches up a gear to launch two-hour grocery deliveries in London – TechCrunch Up market UK supermarket chain Waitrose will start trialing two-hour or same day delivery options in certain London postcodes from tomorrow. It’s partnering with CitySprint Group courier delivery spin-out On the Dot for the deliveries which …

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