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FreightHub, a European ‘digital freight forwarder’, scores $20M Series A

FreightHub, a European ‘digital freight forwarder’, scores M Series A  FreightHub, a Berlin and Hamburg-based startup that claims to be Europe’s first fully digital freight forwarder, has raised a $20 million Series A round, just 1.5 years since launch....
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How to set up the Apple TV

How to set up the Apple TV The initial set up of the Apple TV can be done pretty quickly, but there are a few further tweaks you might want to do to personalise it... How to set up the Apple TV Source: Mac World How...
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Germany’s Penta is a new digital bank account for startups and SMEs

Germany’s Penta is a new digital bank account for startups and SMEs  Germany’s Penta is the latest European startup to throw its banking wares into the ring. The burgeoning company is launching a new digital bank account targeting SMEs. Read More...
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How to use an iPad: Tips, tricks & hidden features

How to use an iPad: Tips, tricks & hidden features Got an iPad? Want it to do more, work more efficiently, and generally make your life better? Then our 42 brilliant iPad tips are for you - whether you're a beginner or a power user, there's something...
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Apple let a knockoff version of one of the world’s biggest crypto wallets into the App Store

Apple let a knockoff version of one of the world’s biggest crypto wallets into the App Store  An app masquerading as MyEtherWallet.com, one of the internet’s most popular services for storing ETH and other crypto coins, has made its way to the top of the...
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Net Neutrality isn’t the only thing the current FCC is screwing up

Net Neutrality isn’t the only thing the current FCC is screwing up  Lost amid the furor over the Federal Communications Commission’s terrible, horrible, no good, very bad decision to reverse net neutrality regulations is another, equally awful ,decision...
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Holography-based 3D printing produces objects in seconds instead of hours

Holography-based 3D printing produces objects in seconds instead of hours  3D printers are useful devices for all kinds of reasons, but most have a critical weakness: they simply take a long time to actually make anything. That’s because additive...
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How to buy and sell Bitcoin on an iPhone

How to buy and sell Bitcoin on an iPhone Wondering how easy it is to buy and sell bitcoin? You can do so using your iPhone, but it isn't easy, and you might not want to. How to buy and sell Bitcoin on an iPhone Source: Mac World How...
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Skimlinks CEO to European startups: Don’t waste your time chasing US VCs at first

Skimlinks CEO to European startups: Don’t waste your time chasing US VCs at first

 Alicia Navarro, the CEO and co-founder of Skimlinks, offered some key advice to early-stage entrepreneurs attending the TechCrunch Disrupt Berlin 2017 conference this morning – and that’s to not waste time trying to woo U.S. investors as a seed-stage company. They just won’t be interested, she said. “There’s almost zero percent chance you’ll get a U.S.… Read More

Skimlinks CEO to European startups: Don’t waste your time chasing US VCs at first
Source: TechCrunch

Google is working on a fix for a bug that’s causing Home Minis to crash at high volume

Google is working on a fix for a bug that’s causing Home Minis to crash at high volume

 It’s been a bugged-filled couple of months for Google’s hardware team. The list of issues hitting devices announced at the company’s Pixel 2 event in October just grew by another, as users have begun reporting Home Mini crashes when the smart speaker is played at maximum volume. Slashgear spotted a growing chorus of complaints on Google’s message board this week, and… Read More

Google is working on a fix for a bug that’s causing Home Minis to crash at high volume
Source: TechCrunch

PSA: Is your iPhone suddenly crashing? Here’s why (and how to fix it)

PSA: Is your iPhone suddenly crashing? Here’s why (and how to fix it)

 Is your iOS device rebooting itself seemingly at random this morning? You’re not alone.
Apple is having a pretty rough week when it comes to nasty software bugs. First there was that crazy admin login bypass in macOS – now a glitch is causing iOS devices around the world to crash. Read More

PSA: Is your iPhone suddenly crashing? Here’s why (and how to fix it)
Source: TechCrunch

Spot.IM raises $25 million for a better comments section

Spot.IM raises million for a better comments section

 Social media has become critical to the online publishers. It drives a lot of traffic and helps brands build a following. But it also means that a lot of the engagement happens on another platform, like Twitter or Facebook, instead of the actual news site. New York-based Spot.IM saw an opportunity to help businesses from Time Inc. to NBC build out a better comments section, in order to… Read More

Spot.IM raises million for a better comments section
Source: TechCrunch

Final round of Disrupt Berlin hackathon & spectator tickets now available plus sponsor prizes

Final round of Disrupt Berlin hackathon & spectator tickets now available plus sponsor prizes

 The countdown for the Berlin TechCrunch Disrupt Hack is getting lower, with only 2 days to go! We’ve released the last batch of hacker tickets to get yours now so you can join the fun! If you’re not a hacker but want to see the fun 60 second pitches on Sunday, you can also get your spectator tickets now! We will be your hosts for the event; Marily Nika and Claire Donoghue. Like… Read More

Final round of Disrupt Berlin hackathon & spectator tickets now available plus sponsor prizes
Source: TechCrunch

Uber’s losses grew to $1.5 billion last quarter

Uber’s losses grew to .5 billion last quarter

 Uber has given its shareholders an update on the company’s performance and it’s definitely in the red. The global ridesharing company lost $1.46 billion in just the third quarter. This compares to negative $1.06 billion in the previous quarter. But net revenue also went up from $1.66 billion to $2.01 billion. Gross bookings grew to $9.71 billion, versus the $8.74 billion in the… Read More

Uber’s losses grew to .5 billion last quarter
Source: TechCrunch