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Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch:
Max Schrems files GDPR complaints against Amazon, Apple, Netflix, Spotify, YouTube, others for failing to provide required info about data they collect on users   —  European privacy campaigner Max Schrems has filed a fresh batch of strategic complaints at tech giants, including Amazon, Apple, Netflix, Spotify and YouTube.
Jan 18, 2019, 11:30 AMIn context
Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch:
Pew survey of 963 US Facebook users: 74% didn't know the company compiles lists of their interests and traits to target ads; 51% were uncomfortable with this   —  A study by the Pew Research Center suggests most Facebook users are still in the dark about how the company tracks and profiles them for ad-targeting purposes.
Jan 16, 2019, 11:25 AMIn context
Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch:
Spanish on-demand laundry and dry cleaning startup Mr Jeff raises $12M Series A led by All Iron Ventures with plans to expand to 30 countries by end of 2019   —  If you thought the on-demand laundry space had run out of startup steam, here's a bit of a conditioner: Spanish startup Mr Jeff …
Jan 12, 2019, 11:45 PMIn context
Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch:
Room rental startup Badi, which uses AI to match flatmates in Spain, France, Italy and the UK, raises $30M Series B, bringing its total raised to $45M   —  Should you let AI help you pick your roommates?  Barcelona-based urban room rental startup Badi thinks so, and it's just closed …
Jan 11, 2019, 1:45 PMIn context
Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch:
Munich court rules that Amazon's Dash buttons do not provide consumers with sufficient information about a purchase in breach of consumer e-commerce rules   —  Amazon's Dash buttons have been found to breach consumer ecommerce rules in Germany.  —  The push-to-order gizmos were debuted by Amazon in 2015 …
Jan 11, 2019, 10:40 AMIn context
Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch:
Sophia Genetics, developer of an AI-based SaaS platform for genomic diagnostics, raises $77M Series E, bringing its total raised to $140M   —  Another sizeable cash injection for big data biotech: Sophia Genetics has announced a $77 million Series E funding round, bringing its total raised …
Jan 4, 2019, 11:30 AMIn context
Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch:
Four years after launching in the US, Apple brings Apple Pay to Germany with 15 supported banks and services   —  Apple's mobile payment technology has finally launched in Germany, some four years after it debuted in the U.S.  —  On its newly launched Apple Pay website for Germany …
Dec 11, 2018, 2:25 PMIn context
Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch:
UK High Court dismisses union's claim for judicial review in case against Deliveroo for collective bargaining rights for gig economy riders   —  A UK union that has been fighting to win collective bargaining rights for gig economy riders who provide delivery services via Deliveroo's platform …
Dec 5, 2018, 8:20 AMIn context
Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch:
Eight parliaments are now demanding Zuckerberg answer questions about fake news and more, as Brazil, Latvia, and Singapore join a UK-led grand committee   —  Facebook's founder is facing pressure to accept an invite from eight international parliaments, with lawmakers wanting to question …
Nov 19, 2018, 12:30 PMIn context
Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch:
Snap launches Lens Creative Partners, a certification program for AR lens makers to craft branded lenses, in US, UK, Canada, and Australia   —  Snap has announced a partner program intended to make it easer for brands to get on board with — and pay for — its augmented reality 'lenses …
Nov 19, 2018, 10:15 AMIn context

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