SexTech, Kobalt, sales efficiency, philanthropy and ethics, Brexit, and startup growth tactics

Tech startups want to destigmatize sex Sex, despite being one of the most fundamental human experiences, is still one of those businesses that some advertisers reject, banks are hesitant to financially support and some investors don’t want to fund. That’s TechCrunch’s Megan Rose Dickey discussing the rise of “sextech”, a movement among technologists and product […]

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Brexit means clear your cookies for democracy

Brexit looks set to further sink the already battered reputation of tracking cookies after a Buzzfeed report yesterday revealed what appears to be a plan by the UK’s minority government to use official government websites to harvest personal data on UK citizens for targeting purposes. According to leaked government documents obtained by the news site, […]

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Despite Brexit, UK startups can compete with Silicon Valley to win tech talent

Brexit has taken over discourse in the UK and beyond. In the UK alone. The impact of Brexit has already rippled through industries all over the world. The UK’s technology sector is no exception…

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Fitbit, Andela, AfricaTech, startups and Brexit, plus content moderation

Programming note: Happy Labor Day! To our U.S.-based readers, happy Labor Day weekend. Extra Crunch will be off on Monday and will resume publishing next Tuesday. Reminder: EC ticket discounts for Enterprise Sessions and Disrupt SF Next week, we will be hosting our Enterprise Sessions event at Yerba Buena Center in San Francisco. It’s a […]

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How UK VCs are managing the risk of a ‘no deal’ Brexit

Grab your economic zombie mask: A Halloween “no deal” Brexit is careening into view. New prime minister Boris Johnson has pledged that the country will leave the European Union on October 31 with or without a deal — “do or die” as he put it. A year earlier as the foreign secretary, he used an even […]

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‘The Great Hack’: Netflix doc unpacks Cambridge Analytica, Trump, Brexit and democracy’s death

There are probably many of us who’d wish quite a lot of the last couple of years could be thrown into that temple fire, but this documentary is the first I’ve seen to expertly unpick what has become the real-world dumpster fire that is social media, dark advertising and global politics which have all become […]

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Freshly elected as UK’s next PM, Boris Johnson pledges full fiber broadband bonanza

Get ready for a British Trump: The UK will shortly have a new prime minister after the Conservative Party membership overwhelmingly voted to elect Boris Johnson as their new party leader, passing over his sole rival for the post, Jeremy Hunt. Johnson received 92,135 votes, a full 45,497 more than Hunt. He replaces Theresa May […]

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National Data Center Day The Netherlands: ‘The Impact of Brexit’

Alex de Joode

In the Netherlands, several data centers will open their doors to the public tomorrow (June 11, 2019), to show people around and make them acquaintance with data center operations. Data center operator maincubes decided to touch a special topic during this event: Brexit.

Read more at National Data Center Day The Netherlands: ‘The Impact of Brexit’ on Hosting Journalist.com.

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Review of UK migration rules calls for more dev jobs to be fast-tracked

A public body that advises the UK government on immigration policy has recommended including more programming and software development jobs on the shortages occupation list which would make it easier for employers to bring in skilled tech talent from outside the European Union . In a review of the Shortage Occupation List (SOL) published today […]

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UK asks competition watchdog to put adtech market review top of its to-do list

The UK government has written to the country’s competition authority to ask the watchdog to respond to concerns about the lack of transparency in the digital advertising market and carry out a formal market study “as soon as possible”. In a letter to the Competition and Markets Authority, chancellor Philip Hammond writes that the online […]

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