Day: June 4, 2018

Barcelona-based online travel agency Exoticca — which sells “affordable luxury” holidays to popular destinations such as India, Kenya, Brazil, Thailand and South Africa — has closed a €3.5 million (~$4.1 million) Series A to expand into more markets. The lead investor is early-stage Madrid-based VC K Fund, with existing investors Sabadell Venture Capital and Grupo Palau also participating,
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The weekend provided no rest to news-wary reporters, with major announcements coming from Xiaomi, SoftBank and the Chinese government the past few days that will continue to change the global tech landscape. Xiaomi Chinese Depository Receipts One of the most important yet underreported stories of 2018 has been the development of Chinese Depository Receipts (known
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Kevin Lynch from the watchOS team introduced the next version of watchOS at Apple’s WWDC keynote. It’s been a slow and steady rise for the Apple Watch. It’s by far the most popular smart watch, and it’s becoming slightly more useful every year. This year is no different. There’s a new workout type for yoga,
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Apple just announced iOS 12 at the very start of WWDC 2018, wasting no time. It’ll focus on reliability and performance with this update and support all of the same phones and tablets that iOS 11 worked with. That means phones that run the 64-bit chipset, first introduced with the iPhone 5S and newer will
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Apple announced the next version of iOS at its WWDC developer conference. While iOS 12 won’t be available before the fall, it’s always interesting to get a sneak peek at the next version of iOS. Apple’s senior vice president of Software Engineering Craig Federighi first talked about some numbers. 81 percent of iOS users are
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Microsoft today announced its plans to acquire GitHub for $7.5 billion in stock. Unsurprisingly, that sent a few shock waves through the developer community, which still often eyes Microsoft with considerable unease. During a conference call this morning, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, incoming GitHub CEO (and Xamarin founder) Nat Friedman and GitHub co-founder and outgoing
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Locus, a three-year-old startup that helps companies map out their logistics, has pulled in $4 million in funding to grow its global footprint outside of its native India. The round is described as pre-Series B and it was provided by Rocketship.vc, Recruit Strategic Partners, pi Ventures and DSP Group’s Hemendra Kothari. Existing backers Blume Ventures, Exfinity Venture
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UPDATE: We’ve added more smartphones to our EOFY deals round-up, plus another budget laptop that’s a get everyday option. There’s also plenty in the audio section to choose from, too. The 2018 tax-time sales are here. The end of the financial year is often when retailers try and get rid of aging stock or work
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