start-ups

Waymo

Cruise and Waymo win permits to offer self-driving rides in California

General Motors Co’s Cruise and Alphabet Inc’s Waymo self-driving car subsidiaries on Thursday became the first companies to receive autonomous vehicle permits to offer ...

Platform Industry: Apple logo on a window

French court sets date in Apple case over App Store developer contracts

A French court has set on the 17th of September as the date for hearing a case brought by the finance ministry against Apple over allegedly abusive contractual terms imposed by the...

Platform News: Tech Titans including Facebook, Google, Amazon and Apple

Germans, French and Dutch want more say over tech giants’ start-up deals

Draft rules targeted at Google, Facebook, Amazon and Apple should be beefed up to allow regulators to vet their acquisitions of start-up rivals, Germany, France and the Netherlands...

China IPO's

Chinese tech start-ups pull IPO plans as Beijing tightens scrutiny

A growing number of Chinese tech start-ups are cancelling plans to list on Nasdaq-style markets at home with some eyeing Hong Kong share sales instead, as regulators tighten scruti...

Flipkart

Flipkart in early talks for US listing via SPAC deal

India’s Flipkart is exploring going public in the United States through a deal with a blank-check firm, although a traditional stock market listing is much more likely, peopl...

Activism

What happens next when societal changes hit the workplace?

Today, the second most popular e-learning course on LinkedIn, which is the largest and most heavily trafficked English-language business-oriented website in the world is ‘Unc...

Paytm

Paytm and other Indian start-ups vow to fight ‘big daddy’ Google

Dozens of India’s leading tech start-ups, chafing at Google’s local dominance of key apps, are banding together to consider strategies to challenge the US tech giant, s...

Platform Industry: Modi PM of India

Could India be planning to launch its own app store?

India is open to launching its own mobile app shop or enlarging an existing one if it receives sufficient demand from domestic firms for an alternative to Apple and Google platform...

Platform News: Japan's SoftBank

SoftBank-backed start-ups among those approved for US paycheck loan program

Four tech start-ups backed by SoftBank Group Corp’s $100 billion Vision Fund were among the small companies approved for a US COVID-19 pandemic aid program, according to data...

Platform News: Reddit social network and discussion boards

Reddit names Michael Seibel to board after Ohanian’s call for black candidate

Reddit named venture capital investor Michael Seibel to its board, days after co-founder and former director Alexis Ohanian resigned and called for the company to replace him with ...

eco-friendly business

Essential changes to make your start-up business more eco-friendly

Over the past two decades, consumers across the world have become far more knowledgeable about environmental issues, ranging from power production through to waste management. This...

Latin Start-up

Coronavirus pushes Latin American start-ups into survival mode

The CEO of Colombian food technology start-up Muy had expected to spend the past few weeks gearing up to raise a dollop of fresh funds from venture capital firms for an ambitious e...

London

Britain’s RBS launches digital bank Bó to take on start-ups

LONDON – Royal Bank of Scotland has launched its standalone digital bank Bó in a plan to fend off competition from fast-growing online start-ups including Monzo and Starling.

Insurance platform

Insurance platform raises $45 million

In case you missed it, San Francisco-based Vouch Insurance, a dedicated platform offering business insurance for start-up businesses, stated on Wednesday that it raised $45 million...