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April 4, 2020
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Germany’s Xpension pension platform raises €25M in a Series C growth round

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The German pension and insurance industry was a laggard in the world of online a few years ago, but in recent times it has quickly caught up. There’s further evidence of this....

March 26, 2020
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Cazoo, the used-car sales portal, raises another $116M

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The rapid spread of the coronavirus pandemic has put a freeze on many in-person sales and transactions for goods and services, so in what might be a sign of the times for funding i....

March 26, 2020
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Facebook and Disney to downgrade streaming quality in Europe due to COVID-19

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Facebook is temporarily downgrading the quality of video streaming in Europe on its social platforms Facebook and Instagram in response to a call for action from the European Com....

March 13, 2020
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Daily Crunch: Stocks plummet after travel ban

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We’ve got a barrage of news related to the COVID-19 pandemic, while Comscore partners with Twitch and the ACLU sues over facial recognition in airports. Here’s your Da....

March 8, 2020
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Pex buys Dubset to build YouTube ContentID for TikTok & more

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Social networks are in for a rude copyright awakening. A new European Union law called Article 17 essentially eradicates safe harbor and requires that they’ve made their &ldq....

December 18, 2019
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Odoo grabs $90M to sell more SMEs on its business app suite

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Belgium-based all-in-one business software maker Odoo, which offers an open source version as well as subscription-based enterprise software and SaaS, has taken in $90 million led ....

December 12, 2019
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Iterable, founded by an ex-Twitter engineer, nabs $60M for cross-channel growth marketing tools

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A startup that’s built cross-channel growth marketing platform — used by businesses to capture customers across whatever digital media they happen to be using — i....

October 28, 2019
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Verve, an events platform based around influencers, raises $60M and rebrands as Pollen

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Influencer marketing and the related area of spon con have become a cornerstone of how the internet’s wheels spin: personalities attract traffic and buzz, and help shift not just....

October 27, 2019
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Alexa, where are the legal limits on what Amazon can do with my health data?

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The contract between the UK’s National Health Service (NHS) and ecommerce giant Amazon — for a health information licensing partnership involving its Alexa voice AI — has b....

October 2, 2019
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Startup aims to make filtered water an app-driven subscription service in the home

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With so many scandals around the quality of tap water these days, especially in the US, many people are turning to bottled water to drink. But this requires single-use plastics tha....