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Inside Tencent’s ambition to create a Triple A console game

Tencent, the biggest social networking and video games company in China, hasn’t really managed to scale its popular products in the Western...

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This Week in Apps: Twitter’s edit button, BeReal clones, Trump’s Truth Social gets blocked

This Week in Apps offers a way to keep up with the fast-moving app industry in one place, including news, updates, startup fundings, M&As and...

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UK closely probing four tech firms over kids’ privacy code breaches

The UK could be gearing up to hit a handful of tech firms with enforcement orders (and potentially fines) related to a children’s online...

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Apple may have given us a hint at its AR/VR headset’s name

Apple’s highly anticipated mixed reality headset may now have a name, according to a Bloomberg report earlier this week. The outlet spotted...

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With schools increasingly focused on mental health, PsycApps raises Seed round for US expansion

I’ve been tracking PsycApps, a startup that came up with a gamified mental health game ‘eQuoo’, since 2016, and this company – and its...

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To reach fintech’s next level, infrastructure providers must address these pain points

As long as infrastructure providers are able to specialize to address the pain points of their customers, they can be an asset to any market they...

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UK dials up scrutiny of Microsoft’s $68.7BN Activision deal over antitrust concerns

Microsoft’s $68.7 billion all-cash deal to bag gaming giant Activision Blizzard faces closer antitrust scrutiny in the UK where the...

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Duplo digitizes payment flows for African B2B enterprises, gets $4.3M seed funding

Duplo enables African enterprises to collect payments from their clients and partners and make payments to their suppliers and vendors, has raised...

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UK mobile and broadband carriers face fines of $117K/day, or 10% of sales, if they fail to follow new cybersecurity rules

More than three years in the making, the UK government today announced a new, sweeping set of rules it will be imposing on broadband and mobile...

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Flush with fresh funds, UK ‘eco laundry’ startup Oxwash spins up growth plans

Oxwash, a UK startup that’s spent the last few years applying high tech processes to shrink the environment cost of dry cleaning and commercial...

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As our populations age, this startup is turning live-in care into a gig-economy platform

As developed-world populations increasingly get older, healthcare is being rapidly digitized and ‘platformized’ in order to meet the huge scale...

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Law Commission proposes revolutionary rules for ownership of crypto tokens and NFTs

There is a major earthquake happening in the sphere of digital assets, which is expected to create shockwaves that will impact tech not only in the...

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Do Kwon’s Terra trauma and drama lives to see another day

Anita and Jacquelyn recap the fallen stablecoin star's recent interview, Galaxy Digital's conflict with BitGo and layoffs at crypto.com

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Revolut to allow users to donate to the homeless via the Beam crowdfunding platform

The world is entering a huge cost of living crisis, which will inevitably result in a rise in homelessness. But donating to homeless people has yet...

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Veterinary telehealth service Vetster launches in the UK, post expansion in the US

Vetster, a veterinary telehealth service which has raised $40M, is launching in the UK following expansion in the US. Vetster connects licensed...

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Skyrora completes second stage static fire test of its flagship rocket

UK-based launch company Skyrora hit a new milestone in the development of its Skyrora XL rocket with the completion of a static fire test of the...

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SoftBank, Sequoia China back this ERP startup enabling China’s online exporters

Thanks to cross-border e-commerce platforms, China continues to be a major exporter of consumer goods for the world in the online shopping age....

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U.K. government pushes ‘social tariffs’ to bring cheaper broadband to hard-up households

The U.K. government is rolling out a new scheme designed to create and promote cheaper broadband for lower-income households across the country....

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Digital pensions platform Penfold raises $8.5M Series A led by Bridford Group

Penfold, a digital pensions platform, has closed a £7m ($8.49m) Series A funding round led by Bridford Group, an investment group. Also...

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A new ‘Institutional Angel’ fund is an example of the UK’s continuing ability to innovate in venture

The UK’s Enterprise Investment Scheme has been a power-house for startups out of the UK because it allowed Angel investors to invest in a very...

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Deliveroo eyeing Netherlands exit as losses and challenges grow

Another European market exit looks to be on the cards for UK-based on-demand food delivery startup, Deliveroo, which says it’s consulting on...

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Babylon Health dials back some services in the UK

UK health tech startup, Babylon Health is pulling in its horns in its home market, blaming challenging global and macroeconomic conditions for the...

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Pitch Deck Teardown: Glambook’s $2.5 million seed deck

Glambook recently raised $2.5 million at a $12 million valuation, and I managed to talk it into letting me share its full pitch deck with you to see...

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SoundCloud will reduce its workforce by around 20%, blaming the weak economic environment

The last time SoundCloud cut its workforce was in 2017, when it made a 40% reduction. Since then, SoundCloud has been building toward profitable...

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This startup just raised $320M to make long-term care inside hospitals obsolete

Cera, a UK provider of healthcare inside people’s homes augmented by a platform that allows carers to monitor a patient’s health and potentially...

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TikTok Music’s trademarks spotted in multiple countries, hinting toward global launch plans

ByteDance may be preparing for a global launch of TikTok Music service, according to trademarks filed in several countries found by TechCrunch. The...

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Despite remote work and the economic downturn, some companies look to London for expansion

Barely a day goes by without news of layoffs emerging from the tech world — from cybersecurity to gaming, no industry is impervious....

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Mobile users now spend 4-5 hours per day in apps, report says

Although the mobile app boom driven by pandemic lockdowns has long since passed, consumers’ mobile usage is still growing. According to new...

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