European governments have been bringing the hammer down on tech in recent months, slapping record fines and stiff regulations on the largest imports out of Silicon Valley. Despite pleas from the world’s leading companies and Europe’s eroding trust in government, European citizens’ staunch support for regulation of new technologies points to an operating environment that […]View More Tech regulation in Europe will only get tougher
In an update to the chromium engine, which underpins Google’s popular Chrome browser, the search giant has quietly updated the lists of default search engines it offers per market — expanding the choice of search product users can pick from in markets around the world. Most notably it’s expanded search engine lists to include pro-privacy […]View More Google has quietly added DuckDuckGo as a search engine option for Chrome users in ~60 markets
Google today announced an update to its Cloud Speech-to-Text and Text-to-Speech APIs that introduces a few new features that should be especially interesting to enterprise users, as well as improved language support and a price cut. Most of these updates focus on the Speech-to-Text product, but Cloud Text-to-Speech is getting a major update with 31 […]View More Google Cloud’s speech APIs get cheaper and learn new languages
We’re three weeks into January. We’ve recovered from our CES hangover and, hopefully, from the CES flu. We’ve started writing the correct year, 2019, not 2018. Venture capitalists have gone full steam ahead with fundraising efforts, several startups have closed multi-hundred million dollar rounds, a virtual influencer raised equity funding and yet, all anyone wants to talk […]View More Startups Weekly: Squad’s screen-shares and Slack’s swastika
Lisbon, characterized occasionally by some tech scene observers as ‘the warm Berlin’, has been threatening to generate more startups in the last few years, not least because it will now have the enormous Web Summit conference there for the next 10 years, and because it’s a cheap and great place to live. But the startups […]View More Lisbon finally gets a substantial VC fund in the shape of Indico Capital Partners
Nathan Lustig Contributor Nathan Lustig is an entrepreneur and managing partner at Magma Partners, a seed-stage investment fund in Santiago, Chile. More posts by this contributor Latin America’s Groupon Mafia A new era for startup investing in Latin America As the number of competitors in the ride-hailing industry dwindles, geographic expansion is emerging as the […]View More Latin America is the next stage in the race for dominance in the ride-hailing market
People don’t eat enough fruit and vegetables today, that’s despite an embarrassment of options today that include fast grocery delivery and takeout services with a focus on health. A study from the U.S-based Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released last November found that just one in ten adults in America “meet the federal […]View More Kencko wants to help you eat more fruit and vegetables
Lost amid the chaos of Wednesday’s Supreme Court-related news was this little meet-and-greet between President Trump and Portugal’s president, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, that added another chapter to Trump’s collection of awkward handshakes.
Designer duo O João e a Maria developed a hydraulic 3D printer that user a watermill to print ceramic containers. The project, called 360º UNDER WATER, is currently a work-in-progress and went from idea to prototype in just two weeks, as it …View More A 3D printer powered by a watermill prints ceramic pottery
Sink your teeth into this.
A little-known frilled shark has been found off the Algarve coast in Portugal by scientists, who were conducting research on minimising unwanted catches in European fisheries.
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