By Ollie Mason

I.T News / Blog - 2 months ago

Grab drivers in Southeast Asia are now convenience stores, too

Drivers of Southeast Asia-based Grab can now become mini convenience stores. That’s because the ride-hailing company, which bought out rival Uber’s local business earlier this year, has teamed up with U.S. startup Cargo to sell a selection of items to passengers during their ride. New...

I.T News / Blog - 2 months ago

Portugal’s OutSystems raises $360M from KKR and Goldman Sachs

It’s not often you get the words “Lisbon”, and “$360 million” in the same sentence when it comes to startups, but that’s exactly what’s happening today with the news that OutSystems — a player in low-code rapid application development which is based between Atlanta, London and Lisbon — h...

I.T News / Blog - 2 months ago

Hotel management platform Mews closes €6m Series A

Before we automate hotels with AI and robots (which will almost certainly happen) the first wave of this revolution will be brought by the software that runs hotels with humans. Thus it is that Mews, the hotel property management platform, has closed a €6m Series A funding round. The round was led b...

I.T News / Blog - 2 months ago

Two days left to buy tickets to TC Tel Aviv

We are T-minus 48 and counting, folks. That’s when TC Tel Aviv officially blasts off on a day-long conference exploring all things related to the advances, challenges and opportunities related to mobility tech. It all happens June 7 at the Tel Aviv Convention Center, so don’t waste any more time: bu...

I.T News / Blog - 2 months ago

Motorway raises £2.75M seed funding to help you sell your car

If you thought price comparison type online marketplaces were a done deal, you’re clearly mistaken. Motorway, a new startup from the team behind Top10 — the mobile and broadband comparison site that exited to uSwitch in 2011 — are back again, and this time they want to make it infi...

I.T News / Blog - 2 months ago

Fitbit has shipped more than a million Versa smartwatches

No matter how you slice it, the Ionic was a rough start for Fitbit’s first true dive into the world of smartwatches. It was met with lukewarm reviews, and the company has since been fairly candid about the fact that sales figures simply weren’t what it was hoping/expecting. Announced in March, the...

I.T News / Blog - 2 months ago

Apple is introducing a health record API for developers this fall

For all of the news that Apple managed to cram into today’s 135-minute(!) WWDC keynote this morning, the event was actually pretty light on health care updates. It was a bit of a surprise, given how much of a focus the company has put on the space at past events. Apple did announce an interesting h...

I.T News / Blog - 2 months ago

Forget DeepFakes, Deep Video Portraits are way better (and worse)

The strange, creepy world of “deepfakes,” videos (often explicit) with the faces of the subjects replaced by those of celebrities, set off alarm bells just about everywhere early this year. And in case you thought that sort of thing had gone away because people found it unethical or unco...