Bankrupt ebike startup VanMoof finds buyer in F1’s McLaren Applied

VanMoofers, rejoice — the ebike gods have not abandoned you. Yesterday, McLaren Applied and its escooter department Lavoie announced they had agreed to purchase the bankrupt ebike startup.  The details of the deal have not been made public. However, the F1 engineering and technology company […]

Paris bids au revoir to rental e-scooters as ban comes into effect

Today, Paris became one of the first European cities to implement an outright ban on rented e-scooters, after residents previously voted overwhelmingly in favour of the motion. During a referendum in April, voters were given two choices: “for” or “against” a city-wide ban on shared […]

Thinking of moving to Spain? Here’s what you need to know about developer salaries

This article was originally published on .cult by Melina Zacharia and Luis Minvielle. .cult is a Berlin-based community platform for developers. We write about all things career-related, make original documentaries, and share heaps of other untold developer stories from around the world. The Spanish job […]

Your Fitbit is ‘useless’ unless you consent to illegal data sharing, says advocacy group

Vienna-based advocacy group Noyb has filed complaints against Fitbit in Austria, the Netherlands, and Italy, alleging that the Google-owned fitness tracking company is in violation of EU data privacy regulations.    Fitbit — which sells watches that track activity, heart rate, and sleep — “forces” new […]

PhotonVentures raises €60M fund to boost photonics startups in Europe

Dutch VC firm PhotonVentures has raised €60mn for its new fund aimed at stimulating Europe’s photonics industry. The capital targets startups and scaleups active in photonic chips — a crucial technology for applications in robotics, quantum computing, and autonomous vehicles. Specifically, the fund will initially […]