Kahoot launches premium version aimed at corporate training market

 Few people thought that a simple site which allowed teachers to create quizzes for their classes online would get this far, but Kahoot has been a smash hit since it launched. Only a few months after Kahoot closed a $20 million funding round, with Microsoft Ventures participating, it’s now pressing the revenue button by launching a new premium version of the service. Kahoot Plus will be… Read More

N26, Revolut and Monzo founders to talk about starting a bank from scratch at Disrupt Berlin

 What do N26, Revolut and Monzo have in common? The three founders of those three startups are all coming to TechCrunch Disrupt Berlin to discuss all things fintech. If you want to see Valentin Stalf, Nikolay Storonsky and Tom Blomfield share the same stage, come to Disrupt in December. N26 also happens to be a Startup Battlefield success story. The company participated in our startup… Read More

UK to hike penalties on viewing terrorist content online

 In its ongoing war against online extremism the UK government has said it intends to change the law to bring in tougher sentences for people who repeat view terrorist content online — increasing the maximum penalty to up to 15 years behind bars.  Read More

For-good investor Zinc.vc launches in London to world’s biggest problems

 Last year, a new VC emerged in Silicon Valley, designed to deal with the world’s biggest problems. 50 Years said it wanted to solve real-world problems, while at the same time as making money. What if you took that ethos and created a sort of Ycombinator-for-good? Today London, seems to be poised to catch up with that idea, with the launch of Zinc, a new ‘company builder’… Read More

Truphone raises $339M to retire debt and step up in connecting IoT devices

 Truphone, a mobile company based out of London that made a name for itself through low-cost international mobile voice and data plans, is taking a very big step forward in a strategy to catapult itself into the future of communications: the company has picked up a massive £255 million ($339 million), funding that it will use to retire its debt and double down on providing data connectivity… Read More

Germany’s social media hate speech law is now in effect

 A new law has come into force in Germany aimed at regulating social media platforms to ensure they remove hate speech within set periods of receiving complaints — within 24 hours in straightforward cases or within seven days where evaluation of content is more difficult. Read More

OpenClassrooms and Capgemini team up and launch an online apprenticeship program

 French startup OpenClassrooms is partnering with IT service company Capgemini to find and hire new people off the beaten path. This is something new for OpenClassrooms and could turn into a lucrative opportunity.
Starting today, 16 people have been recruited by Capgemini to become Java J2EE experts. They’ll first start by studying full time for three months. They’ll then work at… Read More

Fintech startup Curve partners with accounting software Xero to make filing expenses ‘frictionless’

 Curve, the London fintech startup that lets you consolidate all your bank cards into a single card and track your spending, has partnered with accounting software Xero to remove much of the friction involved in filing expenses. The move is part of the newly-launched ‘Curve Connect’ feature that will see Curve connect to a growing list of third-party apps and services to make… Read More