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Airbnb and three other p2p rental platforms agree to share limited pan-EU data

The European Commission announced yesterday it’s reached a data-sharing agreement with vacation rental platforms Airbnb, Booking.com, Expedia Group and Tripadvisor — trumpeting the arrangement as a “landmark agreement” which will… »

Jumia, DHL, and Alibaba will face off in African ecommerce 2.0

The business of selling consumer goods and services online is a relatively young endeavor across Africa, but ecommerce is set to boom. Over the last eight years, the sector has… »

2019 Africa Roundup: Jumia IPOs, China goes digital, Nigeria becomes fintech capital

2019 brought more global attention to Africa’s tech scene than perhaps any previous year. A high profile IPO, visits by both Jacks (Ma and Dorsey), and big Chinese startup investment… »

Alphabet’s Loon signs deal with Telefonica to provide internet to remote parts of the Amazon

Alphabet-owned Loon, the high-altitude balloon company that is using its stratospheric technology to provide internet connectivity on Earth, has signed a new commercial agreement with Telefonica-owned Internet para Todos (IpT)…. »

General election: Liberal Democrats launch manifesto after Johnson’s tax pledge – live news

Lib Dems to promise £50bn windfall from stopping Brexit; prime minister reveals national insurance manifesto pledge Lib Dems’ manifesto pledges £5bn duty rise for frequent flyers No deal made with… »

The cost of Boris Johnson: pricing up the next PM’s pledges

From nationwide full-fibre broadband to 20,000 extra police officers, here’s what 10 of his plans might cost Taxes will be cut and public spending increased if Boris Johnson makes good… »

The “splinternet” is already here

Keith Wright Contributor Share on Twitter Keith Wright is a Villanova School of Business instructor of Accounting and Information Systems, founder of Simplicity On-Demand LLC and former Senior Vice President… »

To fight election meddling, Google’s cyber unit Jigsaw extends its anti-DDoS protections to European politicos

Jigsaw, the cybersecurity-focused division owned by Google parent Alphabet, is now allowing political organizations in Europe to sign up for its anti-web-flooding technology for free. Until now, the free-to-use technology designed… »

Chancellor’s warning comes amid concerns France may lose its travel corridor status Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage Rishi Sunak has issued a warning that the UK… »




Chancellor’s warning comes amid concerns France may lose its travel corridor status Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage Rishi Sunak has issued a warning that the UK… »