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The thinnest iPhone X clear case in the world is back in stock on Amazon

The Totallee Clear Thin iPhone X Case tends to sell out every time the BGR Deals team covers it, so consider yourself warned. If you’re looking for a …

Tech Trends

Veriff raises $7.7M Series A to become the ‘Stripe for identity’

Veriff, the Estonian startup that wants to become something akin to the ‘Stripe for identity’, has raised $7.7 million in Series A funding.<p>Leading the round is Mosaic Ventures, joining an impressive list of backers that include Taavet Hinrikus, Ashton Kutcher, Paul Buchheit, Elad Gil, SV Angel, ACE …

Startups

Man who allegedly gave Vault 7 cache to WikiLeaks busted by poor opsec

FBI used passwords used on suspect's cellphone to also get into his computer.<p>A federal grand jury has formally indicted Joshua Adam Schulte, a former …

Security

Brex picks up $57M to build an easy credit card for startups

While Henrique Dubugras and Pedro Franceschi were giving up on their augmented reality startup inside Y Combinator and figuring out what to do next, they saw their batch mates struggling to get even the most basic corporate credit cards — and in a lot of cases, having to guarantee those cards …

Startups

Google Podcasts gets detailed in full ahead of global launch, 2 million podcasts indexed

We’ve been learning more and more about Google’s vision for podcasts over the past several months and recently, we uncovered that an official Podcasts app would finally be hitting the Play Store. Now, ahead of its official launch, Google Podcasts has been detailed in full.<p>Google Podcasts has been …

Podcasting

Google Has A New Podcast App. It Also Hopes To Diversify Podcasting.

As far as Google is concerned, growth in podcasting "can’t only come from America.”<p>Google now has its own podcast app called, well, Google Podcasts, and if you have an Android phone, you can head over to the Play Store and get it right now. Google Podcasts does most things you would expect a …

Podcasting

Plum, the fintech chatbot that helps you save, adds theme-based investing

Plum, the fintech startup co-founded by early TransferWise employee Victor Trokoudes, is continuing its mission to help you manage your finances and save money. The AI-powered Messenger chatbot already offers savings functionality, including round-ups and regular savings, and today is launching an …

Lendix raises $37 million for its lending marketplace

French startup Lendix has raised a new funding round of $37 million (€32 million). With this new influx of cash, the startup has one goal in mind. It wants to become the leading lending marketplace of Continental Europe.<p>Idinvest and Allianz are leading the round, with CIR SpA (De Benedetti’s …

Apple has paid $100 billion to developers

Apple CEO Tim Cook kicked off Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) 2018 with a bunch of App Store stats. Arguably the biggest number he shared was that Apple this week is expecting to pass a new milestone: $100 billion paid out to developers. That figure is up from the $70 billion paid out by …

Microsoft confirms it will acquire GitHub for $7.5 billion

Microsoft is acquiring GitHub. After reports emerged that the software giant was in talks to acquire GitHub, Microsoft is making it official today. This is Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella’s second big acquisition, following the $26.2 billion acquisition of LinkedIn two years ago. GitHub was last valued …

Satya Nadella

This startup is poised to optimize digital advertising, using blockchain

2017 marked a major milestone in the world of advertising: it was the first year on record that global digital ad spending exceeded global TV ad spending. Worldwide, advertisers spent $209 billion on digital, compared to $178 billion for TV.<p>The digital marketing sphere has come a long way from …

Wyoming courts tech behind cryptocurrency to entice business

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Block Chain Gang LLC, Crypto Cowboy, Something Something Blockchain LLC: Based on the names of dozens of new companies registering to set up shop in Wyoming, the state's effort to lure the latest tech craze appears to be paying off.<p>Proponents say blockchain — the ledger where …

Blockchain

Microsoft to offer governments local version of Azure cloud service

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp on Monday said it will soon make it possible for government clients to run its cloud technology on their own servers as part of a concerted effort to make Azure more appealing to local and federal agencies.<p>The pairing of Azure Stack, Microsoft’s localized …

Revolut broke even in December, now has 1.5 million customers

Fintech startup Revolut can’t stop and won’t stop growing. The company has had an amazing month of December with a huge increase in the total volume of transactions and signups. Because of that, Revolut broke even in December for the first time ever.<p>The company told me that it wasn’t just a lucky …

Startups

Big Data And AI: 30 Amazing (And Free) Public Data Sources For 2018

Machine learning, artificial intelligence, blockchains, predictive analytics – all amazing technologies which have promised to revolutionize business and society.<p>They are useless, however, without data. Fortunately for businesses and organizations which don’t have the resources to methodically …

Machine Learning

One million users sign Snapchat update petition, here's how to delete your Snapchat account for good

Had enough of freaky filters? Here’s how to delete Snapchat<p>If you want to see how teens revolt when they don’t get their way, all you need to do is …

iHeartUs helps couples grow their relationship

Today’s Valentines Day, and while it’s certainly the quintessential 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 …

Relationships

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 it has regulatory approval to operate in the Republic of Ireland.<p>The move takes advantage of so-called …

Financial Services

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 …

Startups

Meet The CEO Making Sure You Never Need To 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 …

Information Systems

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 …

Travel Insurance

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 …

Machine Learning

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 …

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 …

Comedy Central

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 …

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 …

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, …

Startups

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 City