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Comcast outbids Fox in $40B battle for Sky – TechCrunch

Comcast outbids Fox in $40B battle for Sky – TechCrunch Comcast has outbid Twenty-First Cenutry Fox for the UK’s Sky, a final step in what’s been a years-long takeover battle between the two media conglomerates. Comcast’s final offer gives Sky a roughly $40 billion price tag. Both companies upped their …

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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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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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TaskRabbit kicks off Canadian expansion – TechCrunch

TaskRabbit kicks off Canadian expansion – TechCrunch TaskRabbit officially launched in Canada today. The on-demand network that connects people with “taskers,” or others willing to do their household chores or errands for a fee, is kicking off its Canadian expansion in the greater Toronto area before rolling out in Vancouver …

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Kegel trainer startup Elvie is launching a smaller, smarter, hands-free breast pump – TechCrunch

Kegel trainer startup Elvie is launching a smaller, smarter, hands-free breast pump – TechCrunch Elvie, a Berlin-based startup known best for its connected Kegel trainer is jumping into the breast pump business with a new $480 hands-free system you can slip into your bra. Even with all the innovation in …

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UK’s mass surveillance regime violated human rights law, finds ECHR – TechCrunch

UK’s mass surveillance regime violated human rights law, finds ECHR – TechCrunch The complaints in this case were lodged prior to the UK legislating for a new surveillance regime, the 2016 Investigatory Powers Act, so in coming to a judgement the Chamber was considering the oversight regime at the time …

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Kano’s latest computer kit for kids doubles down on touch – TechCrunch

Kano’s latest computer kit for kids doubles down on touch – TechCrunch Learn-to-code startup Kano, whose products aim to turn kids into digital makers, has taken the wraps off the latest incarnation of its build-it-yourself computer kit. With the new flagship Kano is doubling down on touch interactions — urging kids …

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Kry expands its telehealth service to France — under new brand, Livi – TechCrunch

Kry expands its telehealth service to France — under new brand, Livi – TechCrunch Swedish telehealth startup Kry, which bagged a $66M Series B in June for market expansion, is executing on that plan — announcing today it will launch into the French market on September 15. This will be …

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ProtonMail names one of the attackers behind a major DDoS this summer – TechCrunch

ProtonMail names one of the attackers behind a major DDoS this summer – TechCrunch End-to-end encrypted email service ProtonMail has named one of the attackers behind a sustained distributed denial of service attack (DDoS) it suffered earlier this summer. The attack took its email service offline for up to several …

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UK media giants call for independent oversight of Facebook, YouTube, Twitter – TechCrunch

UK media giants call for independent oversight of Facebook, YouTube, Twitter – TechCrunch The UK’s leading broadcasters and ISPs have called for the government to introduce independent regulatory oversight of social media content. The group of media and broadband operators in the tightly regulated industries spans both the state-funded and …

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