Month: May 2023

Getir eyes Flink takeover as Europe’s rapid grocery delivery sector consolidates

The COVID-19 pandemic was a veritable gold rush for food delivery startups — as the world shut down, people ordered in. These companies promised rapid delivery of groceries from local stores using bikes and scooters, and as demand skyrocketed, investors poured cash into the booming […]

“Closed for business:” UK competition watchdog blocks Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision

The UK’s competition regulator has blocked Microsoft’s $68.7bn acquisition of Activision Blizzard, the maker of world-renowned games including Call of Duty and World of Warcraft. The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) said it’s concerned that the deal would tamper with the future of the rapidly-growing […]

Exclusive: Swiss startup unveils ‘world-first’ AI translation service

A startup claims to have launched a world-first AI speech-to-speech translation system. The tool, called Aivia, was developed by Interprefy, a Zurich-based provider of translation services. The firm focuses on interpreting meetings and events — a market being turbocharged by globalisation.  As interactions spread across […]