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How to delete your Snapchat account for good

Had enough of freaky filters? Here’s how to delete your Snapchat account<p>It’s nice and all to see attractive snaps of your best mate’s double chin and …

Social Media

iHeartUs helps couples grow their relationship

Today’s Valentines Day, and while it’s become a consumer-driven holiday, it’s also a day where many couples take stock of their relationship.<p>iHeartUs, a new app for couples, is launching today to help those couples keep and grow their relationships. Using a proprietary ‘love language’ algorithm, …

Matched

Monzo given go-ahead to ‘passport’ banking licence to Republic of Ireland

Monzo, one of a number of “challenger” banks in the U.K. aiming to re-invent the current account, has announced the first step in its plans for international expansion with news that is has regulatory approval to operate in the Republic of Ireland.<p>The moves takes advantage of so-called …

European Economic Area

Microsoft revamps its startup programs with $500M commitment and new co-selling program

Over the last few years, Microsoft has launched a number of programs for startups that range from free BizSpark credits for Azure and Microsoft’s developer and productivity tools, to Microsoft Ventures and the Microsoft Accelerator programs around the world. These different programs never quite …

Microsoft Visual Studio

Meet The CEO Working To Make Sure You Never Type A Password Again

In 2017, the global average cost of a data breach reached $3.2 million, representing a 10% decrease from the year prior. Additionally, the average cost associated to each lost or stolen record of sensitive or confidential information fell from $158 in 2016 to $141 in 2017.<p>Yet, while cyber security …

Sustainability

Revolut now lets you automatically buy travel insurance based on your phone's location

One of the most overlooked parts of going abroad is travel insurance. That’s probably because there’s a massive dichotomy between how easy booking a flight within Europe is, and how tedious it is to pick out a policy.<p>London fintech startup Revolut plans to make things even easier. The company has …

Google’s AutoML lets you train custom machine learning models without having to code

Google today announced the alpha launch of AutoML Vision, a new service that helps developers — including those with no machine learning (ML) expertise — build custom image recognition models. While Google plans to expand this custom ML model builder under the AutoML brand to other areas, the …

14 Grooming Gift Ideas That Go Beyond Body Wash

He'll love everything from the hair trimmer to the beard oil<p>Some guys like a pared-down grooming regimen: No need to stock the sink with a dozen products; no sense in buying something he won’t use to fruition. We get it.<p>But when it comes to maintaining healthy skin and hair, smelling great, and …

How to build a startup while having a full-time job — according to people who did it

Starting a new startup while having other critical obligations in your life, like a full-time job or a family, is certainly challenging — but not impossible. We asked three entrepreneurs in TQ, a tech hub in the heart of Amsterdam, who have experienced this first-hand, what their advice is if you …

Entrepreneurship

Work Smarter Not Harder: 17 Great Tips

In Dan Pink’s Free Agent Nation: The Future of Working for Yourself he closes the book with a long, excellent list of “Work Smarter Not Harder” type …

Audible offers unlimited access to romance novels, with ‘jump to the good parts’ feature, may bring to other genres

Audiobook company Audible is today launching a new ‘all you can eat’ subscription to romance novels. Along with this new offering is a ‘jump to the good parts’ feature that was built with machine learning, which may come to other genres in the future.<p>A standard Audible subscription offers inclusive …

Writing

Apple releases iOS 11.1 with hundreds of new emoji, 3D Touch multitasking fix, more

Apple has released iOS 11.1 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. The latest software update adds hundreds of new emoji characters including new expressions, vampires and zombies, breastfeeding, dinosaurs and many more. Other changes include the return of the 3D Touch gesture for multitasking, a …

iOS

Mapping the blockchain project ecosystem

Blockchain technology, cryptocurrencies, and token sales are all the rage right now. In the 5+ years I’ve been working in the VC industry, this is by and large the fastest I’ve seen any area of technology take off in terms of new company (or project) formation.<p>It wasn’t too long ago that founders …

Blockchain

21Buttons, a social-commerce app dedicated to fashion, closes $10M Series A

21Buttons, a social-commerce app that lets fashion influencers share their wardrobe, has closed $10 million in Series A funding. The round is co-led by Kibo Ventures, and JME VC, and existing investors Samaipata Ventures, Breega Capital, 360 Capital Partners, Banc Sabadell Venture Capital, Sputnik, …

Venture Capital

Aviva is taking a majority stake in robo investment startup Wealthify

UK-based insurance giant Aviva has announced it’s buying a majority stake in robo investment startup, Wealthify.<p>The financial value and exact size of Aviva’s majority stake has not been disclosed but a spokesman told us: “It is a significant investment and importantly, gives us access to Aviva’s …

The growing list of applications and use cases of blockchain technology in business & life

Below, BI Intelligence, Business Insider's premium research service, has outlined those applications across finance, business, government, and other industries.<p>Blockchain Use Cases in Banking & Finance<p>Blockchain technology is simple to understand at its roots. Basically, the tech exists as a shared …

Blockchain

Facebook's Artificial Intelligence Is Spreading to This City

Facebook, like other big U.S. technology companies, believes Canada is currently a hot spot in the field of artificial intelligence.<p>The social …

This sleep mask has built-in headphones—and it's magic

Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission.<p>Insomniacs (and SO's of loud sleepers) …

5 Mind-Bending Experiments That Show Where Creativity Is Headed Next

Researchers showed off new tools to augment human creativity at Siggraph, the year’s biggest computer graphics conference.<p>Every year, the Association for Computing Machinery hosts a conference called Siggraph where artists, researchers, designers, and developers show off their work on computer …

Forget Being the Next Google: How to Make Millions Disrupting Established Industries

Most envision today's entrepreneur building the next Google, but why reinvent the wheel? Here's how to get a fresh perspective instead.<p>Glance across the covers of any business magazine today and you will likely find modern day business icons such as Elon Musk or Jeff Bezos, with articles …

Innovation

Here’s Your First Look at Tesla’s Beautiful Solar Roofs

Sometimes a clean energy innovation is on par with the standard version, so choosing between the two can be tough. When it comes to Tesla’s newest …

Tesla

Cryptocoins finally get a rap anthem that's all about getting obscenely rich

It was only a matter of time before hip-hop would find its way to rapping about getting rich off digital money, after all, it’s being called gold 2.0: It might not be as easy to wear around your neck, but it’s just as easy to buy and sell in a pinch.<p>Faberyayo and Abel, two Dutch rappers who …

Cryptocurrency

500 Startups Shuts Down Its Canada Fund

<b>Today’s Stories</b><p>500 Startups shuts down its Canada fund<br>• Theranos has settled its lawsuit with Walgreens<br>• Here’s an early look at the Samsung Galaxy Note 8<br>• MIT’s ‘living jewelry’ is made up of small robot assistants<p><b>Credits</b><p><b>Written by:</b> Tito Hamze, John Mannes <b><br>Hosted by:</b> Tito Hamze <b><br>Filmed by:</b> Joe Zolnoski</b> …

Mozilla's new tool lets you send self-destructing 1GB files for free

Part of Mozilla’s work in building the open-source Firefox browser involves trialing new features be<p>The folks at Mozilla, who are behind Firefox, are testing a bunch of new tools and features for the popular open-source browser. That includes Send, a free cross-browser web app for sharing …

Apps

TECH BANKER: European fintechs are 'valued too highly' and consolidation is coming

Victor Basta, cofounder and CEO of London-based Magister Advisors, wrote in a blog post shared with Business Insider ahead of publication: "Many fintech companies are valued too highly in financing rounds, and need years of performance for their 'cash value' to catch up to the financing round …

Venture Capital

OLAmobile acquires mobile performance marketing startup IconPeak for $10M

In what looks like a pretty decent exit for German company builder Makers, two of its incubated startups have been acquired by performance marketing platform OLAmobile.<p>The deal, for a combined price of $10 million, sees IconPeak and its subsidiary BidderPlace join OLAmobile to help the latter …

India’s leading digital wallet Paytm’s adding messaging to rival WhatsApp

Following India’s massive demonetization exercise last year – an effort to curb the spread of black money across the country – Paytm has grown its digital wallet service to a whopping 225 million users nationwide. Now, it’s set its sights on WhatsApp as it gears up to launch its own mobile …

Venture capitalists are 'baffled' by SoftBank's massive $100 billion tech fund and the size of its investments

Venture capitalists across Europe are "baffled" and "bewildered" by the size and frequency of the tech investments being made by Japanese tech giant SoftBank.<p>SoftBank shocked VCs worldwide last October when it announced plans to raise a $100 billion (£75 billion) "SoftBank Vision Fund"— a tech fund …

Venture Capital

Bitcoin splits as new currency takes off

<b>A new version of Bitcoin has been mined for the first time in the crypto-currency's history.</b><p>Bitcoin Cash is the result of months of debate and development over how the currency would continue to evolve.<p>Fears of large swings in the value of Bitcoin have so far not been realised - but some exchanges …

Bitcoin

ProoV scores $14 million Series B for proof of concept platform

ProoV, a startup founded by a couple of industry veterans, solves a problem the founders encountered many times over the years: how do you get the CIO or CTO to agree to do a proof of concept for your startup to show that your idea will actually work as you’ve described.<p>Today the company announced …