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Ex-Apple engineer admits stealing automotive trade secrets

A case concerning Apple’s driving trade secrets which started in 2018 has come to a close. Xiaolang Zhang, a former Apple employee, pleaded...

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Sensitive data ruling by Europe’s top court could force broad privacy reboot

A ruling put out yesterday by the European Union’s top court could have major implications for online platforms that use background tracking...

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How the problem of hiring healthcare staff has become a fertile ground for startups

The healthcare crisis – more evident now as summer heatwaves put pressure on hospitals – is resulting in a staffing boom. But healthcare...

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White House: Tesla to expand its U.S. Supercharger network to other EVs in late 2022

Tesla plans to begin opening its Supercharger network to other electric vehicles by the end of the year, according to a White House memo that shared...

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reMarkable, maker of a focus-friendly e-paper tablet, says it closed funding at a $1B+ valuation after selling 1M devices

Hardware, as the saying goes, is hard; but there remains an opportunity for startups that focus on specific niches to build viable businesses. In the...

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Batteries have become VC and PE’s most electric investment opportunity

Five years ago, battery startups attracted important but not transformative investments. But money began pouring in toward the end of 2020. What...

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Pangea to unlock diaspora inflows as funding source for African startups

Pangea is unlocking diaspora remittance inflows as a source of funding for startups in Africa.

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Lunar, the Nordic neo-bank, raises $77M at a $2B valuation and launches crypto trading platform and B2B payments

Challenger banks have become, collectively, a force to be reckoned with in the world of financial services for consumers, and today one of the big...

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Grindr’s $7M GDPR fine is a stark warning to adtech not to track

Grindr, a hook-up app for gay, bi, trans and queer people, has been fined around $7.1 million (65 million NOK) by Norway’s data protection...

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EV upstart Xpeng is expanding beyond China

Like Nio, Chinese electric car maker Xpeng has kickstarted its international expansion. But unlike its rival, which put on a series of splashy...

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Spotify’s new Podcast Subscriptions expand to global markets

Just a few months after launching support for podcast subscriptions to U.S. creators, Spotify today is making the service available to creators in...

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Push it jumps to No. 1 on App Store promising a way to send push notifications to friends

A new app called Push it is sitting at the top of the App Store promising little more than the ability to send “push notifications to your...

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Chinese EV startup Nio’s journey to the West

Nio, a Chinese electric vehicle startup listed on the NYSE, will be in at least six European markets by 2022. The firm shared its ambitions for...

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Europol detains hackers behind 2019 Norsk Hydro ransomware attack

The EU police agency said 12 individuals were targeted in raids in Ukraine and Switzerland following a two-year investigation.

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Hedvig banks $45M to expand its millennial-focused insurance service in Europe

Millennial consumers are emerging as a key demographic in the insurance market, and today a Swedish startup that’s building a business catering...

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What we can learn from edtech startups’ expansion efforts in Europe

Unlike their neighbors in fintech, it’s assumed that edtech companies need to expand to a number of big markets in order to reach a scale that...

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Billogram, provider of a payments platform specifically for recurring billing, raises $45M

Payments made a huge shift to digital platforms during the COVID-19 pandemic — purchasing moved online for many consumers and businesses, and a...

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Tesla faces $163M payout to drivers in Norway following court decision

A Norwegian conciliation council has ordered Tesla to pay thousands of dollars each to Model S owners after it found that a software update led to...

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Pandemic helps Ordr’s simple POS platform for bars and restaurants raise $12M

“Order and pay” platform for bars and restaurants Ordr has raised a €10 million ($12 million) Series A round from Idekapital and OpenOcean....

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Chinese EV maker Nio is stepping outside of China for the first time

Chinese electric vehicle maker Nio has chosen Norway — an EV hotspot — for its first foray into international markets. Nio Norway will offer a...

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Disqus facing $3M fine in Norway for tracking users without consent

Disqus, a commenting plug-in that’s used by a number of news websites and which can share user data for ad targeting purposes, is in hot water...

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China’s Xpeng in the race to automate EVs with lidar

Elon Musk famously said any company relying on lidar is “doomed.” Tesla instead believes automated driving functions are built on visual...

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Norwegian corporate training startup Attensi raises $26M from NYC’s Lugard Road, DX Ventures

Corporate training startup Attensi — which originally emerged out of Oslo, Norway — has raised $26 million from New York-based Lugard Road...

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How Jamaica failed to handle its JamCOVID scandal

Amber Group claimed it faced "cyberattacks, hacking and mischievous players." In reality, the app was just not that secure.

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Whereby, which allows more collaboration over video calls, raises $12M from Point Nine and 20 Angels

Zoom, Microsoft and Google all rocketed to the top of the charts in the virtual meetings stakes during the pandemic but a plucky startup from Norway...

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America’s small businesses face the brunt of China’s Exchange server hacks

Schools and local governments are among the victims running vulnerable email servers.

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Two European companies are mapping a future service for direct air capture to sequestration of CO2

The Swiss-based, venture capital-backed, direct air capture technology developer Climeworks is partnering with a joint venture between the government...

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6 Oslo VCs discuss 2021 trends, deal flow and regional opportunities

"Oslo is a city with a strong foundation and an exciting momentum in tech. There’s too few local VCs, though, and that creates a funding gap...

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