A wave of nationalist victories, including Donald Trump’s, has made Europe’s most extreme right-wing parties more hopeful about their future.
 French startup Akeneo just raised a $13 million Series B round led by Partech Ventures with existing investor Alven Capital also participating. Akeneo is a product information management (PIM) service to manage all information about your products in your stores, online and in your good old paper catalogs. At heart Akeneo is an open source PIM application — 40,000 people downloaded Akeneo… Read More
Meet a neighborhood leader who became a hero and the family of an imprisoned journalist in the second part of our series about besieged Turkey.
 It’s no wonder politicians feel justified in saying enough is enough. The news last week that the German government had proposed fining Facebook and Twitter up to $53m (€50m) for failing to remove abuse, slander, fake news and hate speech within 24 hours once again threw into sharp relief the differences in attitudes between Europe and the US to online content. If followed through, such… Read More
A traditional distaste for the far-right National Front may be softening, leaving it in the best position in its 45-year history.
 Y Combinator Partner Daniel Gross today announced that the accelerator-turned-venture-fund will offer its first “vertical” track exclusively for AI startups. YC gathers founders from different industries together in each investment cycle. The organization hosts interdisciplinary demo days and “dinners,” which are more like half-day sessions for knowledge sharing… Read More
Beijing, once known as a city of bikes, is returning to its roots. All it takes to obtain one from a bike-sharing service is a few taps on a smartphone.
 Things just seemingly keep getting worse at Uber, which now is reportedly losing its president Jeff Jones according to Recode. The departure comes amid a series of sexual harassment allegations as well as being hit by a lawsuit from Waymo — Alphabet’s self-driving car unit — that threatens to potentially kneecap its autonomous driving efforts. Uber CEO Travis Kalanick… Read More