Poq closes £9.5M Series B for its ‘apps-as-a-service’ for retailers
Poq, the London-based startup that offers a SaaS to make it easier for retailers to launch and maintain a consumer-facing shopping app, has raised £9.5 million in Series B funding. Leading the round is Smedvig Capital, with [..]
Translator app for Windows 10 gets nifty time-saving features including Cortana support
Microsoft has updated its Translator app for Windows 10 to incorporate Cortana and bring Windows Ink support into the mix, among some other goodies.
Microsoft Translator can translate spoken words or typed text into over 60 [..]
Facebook’s smart speaker may start with a non-US launch
Facebook has already pushed back the launch of its smart speaker, but now it looks like when it does launch it’ll avoid the US, at least to start with.
According to a report from CNBC, Facebook was originally [..]
Amazon Echo adds Alexa skills built for kids: Pac-Man, Sesame Street and more
Amazon is on a bit of a kid-friendly push with its Alexa voice assistant at the moment. Last week it launched an Amazon Echo Dot Kids Edition for its US userbase, filled with child-safe skills, and now it's rolling out [..]
Zinc, the company builder tackling societal problems, picks up £3M backing from LocalGlobe, Atomico, and LSE
Zinc, the London-based company builder tackling various societal problems, has picked up £3 million in seed investment as it readies its second cohort and mission. Backing the round is LocalGlobe, Niklas Zennström’s [..]
In-app purchases are coming to Facebook’s Instant Games on Android and the web
Facebook is adding support for in-app purchases to its Instant Games platform, the company announced during a session on gaming at its F8 developer conference this afternoon. The feature will allow game developers to add [..]
Fedora 28 is unleashed with boosted performance and a smart new desktop
Fedora 28 has been released, with three fresh variants of the Linux distro – Workstation, Server and Atomic Host – having emerged.
Fedora is the free community-supported version of Red Hat Enterprise Linux, and [..]
Goldman Sachs CFO Martin Chavez and Roblox CEO David Baszucki to hit up Disrupt SF
We’ve already got a star-studded lineup prepped to speak at Disrupt SF, running September 5 to September 7. So far, we’ve announced appearances by Sophia Amoruso, Carbon’s Dr. Joseph DeSimone, Adidas’ [..]
Google accused of using GDPR to impose unfair terms on publishers
A group of European and international publishers have accused Google of using an incoming update to the European Union’s data protection framework to try to push “draconian” new terms on them in exchange [..]
Buy Windows 10: the cheapest deals in May 2018
The deadline to get a free upgrade to Windows 10 has sadly now passed. Not to worry though as you can rely on TechRadar to help you buy Windows 10 for the best price. Windows 10 is generally seen as an improvement over [..]