Poq closes £9.5M Series B for its ‘apps-as-a-service’ for retailers

Poq, the London-based startup that offers a SaaS to make it easier for retailers to launch and maintain a consumer-facing shopping app, has raised £9.5 million in Series B funding….

Tech News Today 1740: Altitude Anxiety

Windows 10 Creators Edition will include a newly revised privacy statement that finally tells you what information Microsoft is collecting about you. You’ll also … source

Get up super early and watch NASA’s InSight Mars lander launch live

Night owl? Good news — there’s an historic rocket launch early tomorrow morning that you can catch while the rest of the country is sleeping. NASA’s InSight Mars lander is…

ICO services: Lots of barnacles but no whales

Nearly every aspect of the current ICO market is pay-for-play or otherwise tainted. I do not paint the industry with such a broad brush lightly but this sort of chicanery…

Tech News Today 1536: Snapchat, No Swiping

Hosts: Jason Howell, Megan Morrone Guests: Charles Pulliam-Moore, Molly McHugh Magic Leap is the elusive augmented reality technology that we’ve been … source

Waymo van involved in serious collision in Arizona

A Waymo self-driving vehicle was involved in a serious accident in Chandler, Arizona earlier this afternoon. Local police  said there were minor injuries from the incident after a sedan swerved…

Homecare services startup Cera announces $17M Series A

Startup life is nothing if not full of ups and downs. On the up this week is Cera, the London-based homecare startup advised by former Deputy Prime Minister Sir Nick…

Tech News Today 1652: One Mod at a Time

Sources at The Information say that troubled smart watch maker Pebble might soon be acquired by FitBit for somewhere between 34 and 40 million dollars. source

NSA triples metadata collection numbers, sucking up over 500 million call records in 2017

The National Security Agency revealed a huge increase in the amount of call metadata collected, from about 151 million call records in 2016 to more than 530 million last year…

Sling TV expands cloud DVR service to a bunch of new devices

Dish’s Sling TV service is expanding its Cloud DVR to a wide variety of new devices. Chrome browser, Chromecast, Xbox One, LG Smart TVs, and more recent models of Samsung…

Tech News Today 478: A Quantum Computing Leap

Microsoft roadmap leaked, Nest fights to defend its…. Nest, Canon’s new 4K camera, and more. Hosts: Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Iyaz Akhtar and Jason Howell … source

A group of public radio companies acquires podcast app Pocket Casts

NPR, WNYC Studios, WBEZ Chicago and This American Life announced today that they’ve acquired Pocket Casts, a podcast app created by Australian developer Shifty Jelly. That might sound like a…