VC investment in European startups plunged 21% in Q3 2018

As Silicon Valley and China see VC funding accelerate, Europe seems to be slipping into a lower gear. According to the latest quarterly numbers from Dow Jones VentureSource, the amount of funding raised by startups in Europe and the number of deals all slid sharply in the three months ending in September. …

Bitcoin Is Tanking Hard — and Is Now the Lowest It’s Been in Over a Year

Bitcoin tumbled below $6,000 for the first time since August and reached its lowest level in over a year, breaking the recent stretch of tranquility exhibited by the notoriously volatile digital alternative to cash. The world’s largest cryptocurrency tumbled as much as 15 percent, with most of the initial loss …

The 'Don't say it' meme is so relatable for anyone whose mouth has a mind of its own

Sometimes your mouth is just not in the mood to follow instructions from your brain. We all know the feeling of having no control over the words coming out of our mouths. And now, that feeling has been encapsulated in the “don’t say it” meme. SEE ALSO: The anatomy of …

Your company has a culture, whether you have designed one or not

Company culture has come into the spotlight recently, with stories continuing to surface about the impact that it is having on businesses. The most recent being Revolut, who were called out on their questionable culture and business practices. The issues were put down to “growing pains” and a lack of …

“First ever” dedicated UK India tech hub opens at Royal Albert Dock London

A newly delivered building at Royal Albert Dock (RAD) in London has been launched as the UK India Tech Hub to provide a designated space for technology firms from India and the UK. It is claimed to be the first venture capital fund that has partnered with a business district …

Eric Schmidt and Diane Greene are leaving Alphabet’s board of directors

Google’s parent company Alphabet announced that two board members, Eric Schmidt and Diane Green, will not be seeking re-election when their terms expire on June 19. Schmidt has been on the company’s board since 2001, and also served as Google’s CEO for a decade, until April 2011. He then became …

Entrepreneurs Capitalize on the Three Fastest Growing Sports in the World

Soccer is the biggest and richest sport in the world. The Super Bowl may attract huge numbers every year with 110 million viewers, but the last World Cup Final attracted nearly 3.5 billion, roughly half of the world’s population and a figure that is simply staggering on all levels. The …

Oculus announces a VR subscription service for enterprises

Oculus is getting serious about monetizing VR for enterprise. The company has previously sold specific business versions of the headsets, but now they’re adding a pricey annual device management subscription. Oculus Go for business starts at $599 (64 GB) and the enterprise Oculus Quest starts at $999 (128 GB). These …

Developers can now verify mobile app users over WhatsApp instead of SMS

Facebook today released a new SDK that allows mobile app developers to integrate WhatsApp verification into Account Kit for iOS and Android. This will allow developers to build apps where users can opt to receive their verification codes through the WhatsApp app installed on their phone instead of through SMS. …

Facebook takes its Portal international, adds WhatsApp support

At its F8 developer conference, Facebook today announced that it is launching its Portal video chat hardware internationally by bringing it to Canada and a select number of European countries, too. This roll-out will begin in June for $199 and $349, depending on the screen size. The company did not …

Website security testing and malware removal tools for your healthcare practice

As a small business owner in the healthcare industry, you should be especially concerned with the security of your website. Unfortunately, while immersed in your work in can be challenging to learn the ropes of online security. That’s one reason that many healthcare entrepreneurs are woefully underprepared for the threat …

MLB to exclusively stream 13 live games to YouTube & YouTube TV

YouTube today announced a new partnership with the MLB which will allow the site to exclusively live stream 13 MLB games to both YouTube and YouTube TV during the second half of the regular baseball season. While YouTube TV had previously partnered with MLB — it’s currently serving as the …