Earlybird closes $204 million fund for ‘deep tech’ startups in Europe

European venture capital (VC) firm Earlybird has closed a fresh €175 million ($204 million) fund focused on early-stage “deep tech” startups across Europe. The fund,...

Partech Ventures launches $122 million fund for African startups

Partech Ventures, an investment firm with hubs in Paris, San Francisco, and Berlin, has announced a new fund dedicated to African startups. The aptly named...
Pocket transforms articles into podcasts with an assist from Amazon

Pocket transforms articles into podcasts with an assist from Amazon

Read-it-later app Pocket is adding an option to turn articles into easily navigable podcasts with its new app redesign for iOS and Android....
Apple’s latest patents hint at sleep tracker and continued work on AR

Jury fines Apple $32 million for infringing on three Qualcomm patents

In a serious blow to Apple in its legal battle with Qualcomm, a jury in San Diego has found Apple guilty of infringing...
New storyline gives lapsed ‘Pokémon Go’ players a reason to reinstall

New storyline gives lapsed ‘Pokémon Go’ players a reason to reinstall

Pokémon Go will be getting a new story-based quest-line later this week, focused on the mysterious Pokémon Mew. Players will be able to...

Apple plans FaceTime improvements for iOS, HomeKit support for macOS

Although Apple reportedly scaled back its upcoming release of iOS 12 to focus on squashing bugs and improving stability, a new Bloomberg story...

WhatsApp sets new messaging record: 75 billion on New Year’s Eve

WhatsApp, one of the world’s most-used messaging services, hit a new milestone on New Year’s Eve: More than 75 billion messages sent by...
If you’re looking for a good laugh, here are 39 questions to ask Siri

If you’re looking for a good laugh, here are 39 questions to ask Siri

Siri has come a long way since she made her first appearance on the iPhone 4S back in 2011. While we all know...
Shopping on Instagram opens to merchants in 8 new markets, including Canada, Brazil, and the U.K.

Shopping on Instagram opens to merchants in 8 new markets, including Canada, Brazil, and...

Instagram has come a long way since its $1 billion acquisition by Facebook nearly six years ago. No longer is it a funky...
Google Pixel 3 hands-on review

Google Pixel 3 hands-on review

Google’s latest smartphone is the Pixel 3. It’s slightly smaller than last year’s Pixel 2, but has a larger 5.5-inch OLED screen, and...