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Meet the first judges for The Europas Awards (27 June) and enter your startup now!

By | Apps, Enterprise, Europas, Europe, Fundings & Exits, Gadgets, Mobile, Social, Startups, TC, the europas

I’m excited to announce that The Europas Awards for European Tech Startups is really shaping up! The awards will be held on 27 June 2019, in London, U.K. on the front lawn of the Geffrye Museum in Hoxton, London — creating a fantastic and fun garden party atmosphere in the heart of London’s tech startup […]

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Movo grabs $22.5M to get more cities in LatAm scooting

By | Argentina, Brazil, Cabify, Chile, Colombia, e-mopeds, e-scooters, Europe, Fundings & Exits, Gadgets, latin america, madrid, Mexico, micromobility, Mobile, Movo, Recent Funding, seaya ventures, spain, Startups, Transportation, uruguay

Madrid-based micromobility startup Movo has closed a €20 million (~$22.5M) Series A funding round to accelerate international expansion. The 2017-founded Spanish startup targets cities in its home market and in markets across LatAm, offering last-mile mobility via rentable electric scooters (e-mopeds and e-scooters) plotted on an app map. It’s a subsidiary of local ride-hailing firm […]

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Amazon reportedly readying its Alexa-powered answer to AirPods

By | AirPods, Alexa, Amazon, Apple, Gadgets, Hardware, Mobile, virtual assistants, wireless earbuds

Amazon is ready to challenge Apple with a cheaper, Alexa-powered set of wireless earbuds. If successful it would carve out a space for the popular digital assistant, and its deep connections to the rest of Amazon’s ecosystem, in the mobile world Amazon has hitherto largely failed to penetrate. But that’s a big if.

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Huawei announces smart glasses in partnership with Gentle Monster

By | connected glasses, Gadgets, Gentle Monster, huawei, Mobile, SMART Glasses

Huawei is launching connected glasses in partnership with Gentle Monster, a Korean sunglasses and optical glasses brand. There won’t be a single model, but a collection of glasses with integrated electronics. Huawei is positioning the glasses as a sort of earbuds replacement, a device that lets you talk on the phone without putting anything in […]

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The 9 biggest questions about Google’s Stadia game streaming service

By | Gadgets, game streaming, Gaming, GDC 2019, Google, google stadia, Hardware, list, Mobile, stadia, TC

Google’s Stadia is an impressive piece of engineering to be sure: Delivering high definition, high framerate, low latency video to devices like tablets and phones is an accomplishment in itself. But the game streaming services faces serious challenges if it wants to compete with the likes of Xbox and PlayStation, or even plain old PCs and smartphones. Here are our 9 biggest questions about the new platform.

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Google’s new voice recognition system works instantly and offline (if you have a Pixel)

By | Apps, Artificial Intelligence, Gadgets, gboard, Google, Mobile, natural language processing, nlp, Speech Recognition

Voice recognition is a standard part of the smartphone package these days, and a corresponding part is the delay while you wait for Siri, Alexa, or Google to return your query, either correctly interpreted or horribly mangled. Google’s latest speech recognition works entirely offline, eliminating that delay altogether — though of course mangling is still an option.

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