SoftTech’s McLoughlin and Pipedrive’s Rein join TechCrunch Disrupt Berlin

TechCrunch Disrupt Berlin, our premier European event is fast approaching this December. And that means some of the top players from Silicon Valley will be...

Verve scores $18.5M to reward you for selling tickets to friends

Verve, the U.K, startup formerly known as StreetTeam that offers a sales platform to enable brands to easily run advocacy programs, has picked up $18.5...

Google acquires Relay Media to convert ordinary web pages to AMP pages

AMP — Google’s collaborative project to speed up the loading time for mobile web pages — is getting an interesting acceleration of its own today....

Laundryheap, a London-based laundry startup bootstrapped for three years, raises £2M

Laundryheap is a London-headquartered laundry on-demand startup that has taken a different path to competitors such as Laundrapp and Rocket Internet’s Zipjet. Rather than raise...

Uber shutters UberPop in Norway, says it hopes for law change

Uber’s new CEO, Dara Khosrowshahi, continues to be keen to be seen to be doing things differently vs the Travis Kalanick era Uber which got...

bpost acquires Radial, formerly eBay enterprise, for $820M

The global e-commerce race — and how it is underpinned by logistics, delivery and economies of scale — continues to heat up. And today, the...

How “anonymous” wifi data can still be a privacy risk

The thorny issue of tracking of location data without risking individual privacy is very neatly illustrated via a Freedom of Information (FOI) request asking London’s...

One Night, the boutique last-minute hotel app, is expanding internationally to London

One Night, the last-minute booking app for boutique hotels, is expanding internationally — starting today with London. One Night was created by Standard International, which is...

Here’s how to find a learn to code event for EU Code Week

The annual, European Commission supported EU Code Week kicks off tomorrow, running for two weeks through to October 22. As per last year there are thousands...

Digital wealth manager Moneyfarm acquires tech behind fintech chatbot Ernest

Moneyfarm, the U.K.-headquartered “digital wealth manager” has acquired the technology behind personal finance chatbot Ernest. Terms of the deal aren’t being disclosed, though I understand...