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Offering a digital platform to manage rentals, UK startup Residently draws £7m in seed funding

The UK-based startup Residently has raised £7 million in seed funding, with a tech platform to simplify and modernize the rental process for tenants in London and New York, according to Tech Crunch. A press release from the company said they’ve earned backing from European venture capital firms including Felix Capital, LocalGlobe, and A/0 PropTech, as well […]

YouTube will tweak its UK platform to promote fewer conspiracy videos

YouTube will tweak its UK platform to promote fewer conspiracy videos

YouTube will implement algorithm changes to its platform in the UK, reducing recommendations of conspiracy theory and junk science videos, according to Tech Crunch. YouTube chief executive Susan Wojcicki said the changes will allow quality content “more of a chance to shine” and could reduce views of “borderline content” by 50 percent.   The changes were first trialed […]

Beyond Britain, Huawei makes inroads across Europe

Beyond Britain, Huawei makes inroads across Europe

After months of heated debate, Theresa May and her ministers have finally made a decision on how much of Britain’s new 5G network they are willing to entrust to Chinese multinational Huawei. In response to warnings from officials like defence minister Gavin Williamson, May’s National Security Council decided Huawei could participate in “non-core” aspects of […]

Net neutrality: France is world champion

Arcep (independent French agency in charge of regulating telecommunications in France) has launched the app, Wehe. It evaluates if an internet provider respects net neutrality. After the first series of analysis, France is far ahead with positive results.   Net neutrality (or network neutrality) is a principle of digital governance. All internet content must have […]

Minority Report is real : we can now foresee crime

1956: That was the year the book “Minority Report” was written by Philip K. Dick. 2019: That’s when it will become a reality. With the National Data Analytics Solution, welcome to the age of preventing crime before it happens. Maybe.     Preventing crime   “Minority Report” is a novel written by Sci-Fi author Philip K. Dick. […]

Approaching €100 Million, Dailymotion to open office in the Land of the Rising Sun

It’s been some time now that the French press is watching closely every move Dailymotion is making, mainly because of the French government intervention last spring putting an end to the Dailymotion Yahoo deal. Dailymotion and a few UK media announced several days ago a new partnership between the two parties consisting in Dailymotion appointing […]