Queen Elizabeth II: High-Speed Broadband for all Brits

Queen Elizabeth II has pledged that every British household will have access to high-speed broadband Internet. The pledge, made during the monarch’s annual opening of parliament, included plans to give automatic compensation to…

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Berlin’s Number26: More Than FinTech’s Pretty Face

The office of fintech upstart Number26, tucked into a corner of central Berlin between the meander of the River Spree and the city’s surviving, 800-year-old kernel, is unlike most bank headquarters. It…

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Why Are Poles Marching Against Surveillance Laws?

by Anam Alpenia Thousands of Poles have been marching through their country’s major cities, in protest of online surveillance laws proposed by the new right wing government. Foreign Policy yesterday accused the…

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Charter agrees $55bn deal for Time Warner Cable, waits on regulatory approval

Charter Communications, the third biggest cable TV operator in the U.S., has offered to buy the second largest, Time Warner Cable, in a $55 billion deal. Charter offered $195.71 in cash and…

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Admin defends webcam streaming site as authorities condemn privacy invasion

A Russian-run website, which purports to show content from unsecure webcams around the world, has been drawing derision from Britain to Australia. But while officials talk of shutting down the site, its…

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Everstring secures $12m funding – Investment Round Up

Series A Everstring, a San Mateo, Calif.-based sales analytics company, has raised $12 million in Series A funding from Lightspeed Venture Partners and existing investors Sequoia Capital and IDG Ventures.  The team…

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Buzzfeed raises $50 million funding round – Investment Round Up

Series A Plated, a meal-kit provider, has raised $15 million in Series A funding in a round led by Greycroft Partners. Formation 8, ff Venture Capital, Lerer Ventures, Great Oaks Venture Capital,…

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Social media giants enjoy encouraging quarter

The last quarter saw strong results nearly across the board in the social media sector. Even Snapchat, neither public nor two years old, was able to latch on to the positive momentum,…

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Vectra Networks secures $25m – Investment Round Up

Series A Palo Alto, Calif.-based big data analytics company Metanautix has raised $7 million from Sequoia Capital and angel investor Shiva Shivakumar, an early Google employee and current CEO of UrbanEngines. CEO…

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Scytl raises additional $44m – Investment Round Up

Series A Haha Pinche, a car sharing app based in China, has raised $10 million in Series A funding, in a round led by Sequoia Capital. Innovation Works also participated in the…

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