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Testing times for second wave scooter startups – TechCrunch

Testing times for second wave scooter startups – TechCrunch Investors are still pouring millions into scooter startups, albeit sometimes at flat valuations. At the same time a little cash is flowing the other way, in cases where cities have realized the importance of prioritizing the needs of the local environment and …

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Badi gets $30M for AI-aided room rentals – TechCrunch

Badi gets $30M for AI-aided room rentals – TechCrunch Should you let AI help you pick your roommates? Barcelona-based urban room rental startup Badi thinks so, and it’s just closed a $30M Series B funding round less than a year after a $10M Series A — suggesting algorithm-aided matchmaking is resonating …

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Europe dials up pressure on tech giants over election security – TechCrunch

Europe dials up pressure on tech giants over election security – TechCrunch The European Union has announced a package of measures intended to step up efforts and pressure on tech giants to combat democracy-denting disinformation ahead of the EU parliament elections next May. The European Commission Action Plan, which was presented …

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Amazon warehouse workers in Europe stage ‘we are not robots’ protests – TechCrunch

Amazon warehouse workers in Europe stage ‘we are not robots’ protests – TechCrunch Amazon warehouse workers in several countries in Europe are protesting over what they claim are inhuman working conditions which treat people like robots. It’s the latest in a series of worker actions this year. They’ve timed the …

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Fintonic users offered 0% interest on Amazon.es purchases – TechCrunch

Fintonic users offered 0% interest on Amazon.es purchases – TechCrunch Personal finance management app maker Fintonic has teamed up with ecommerce behemoth Amazon to offer users in Spain interest free purchases on the local Amazon .es marketplace. The 0% finance offer is being timed to coincide with the annual Black Friday shopping …

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Xiaomi is opening a retail store in London as it extends its Europe push – TechCrunch

Xiaomi is opening a retail store in London as it extends its Europe push – TechCrunch Xiaomi’s expansion into Europe continues at speed after the Chinese smartphone maker announced plans to open its first retail store in London. The company is best known for developing quality Android phones at affordable …

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Samsung acquires network analytics startup Zhilabs to help its transition to 5G – TechCrunch

Samsung acquires network analytics startup Zhilabs to help its transition to 5G – TechCrunch Samsung Electronics is betting that acquiring Zhilabs, a real-time networks analytics startup based in Barcelona, will ease its transition from 4G to 5G technologies. Financial details of the deal, which was announced today, have not been …

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TravelPerk grabs $44M to take its pain-free SaaS for business travel global – TechCrunch

TravelPerk grabs $44M to take its pain-free SaaS for business travel global – TechCrunch Only six months ago Barcelona-based TravelPerk bagged a $21M Series B, off the back of strong momentum for a software as a service platform designed to take a Slack-like chunk out of the administrative tedium of arranging …

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Alexa is reported down across Europe – TechCrunch

Alexa is reported down across Europe – TechCrunch Reports are coming in that Amazon’s Alexa service is down in parts of UK, Spain, Germany and Austria. According to Down Detector and Twitter, the problem started surfacing around 8am local time and still continues. Interestingly, some users are reporting the issue …

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