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Omio buys Rome2Rio to build out its global travel aggregator business

Omio buys Rome2Rio to build out its global travel aggregator business

Omio (née GoEuro) has acquired multimodal travel veteran Rome2rio as it works on building out a global travel aggregator business, having taken the decision to zoom out from its home market of Europe earlier this year. Financial details of the transaction are not being disclosed. But Omio raised a $150M funding round a year ago…
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

Key Change 2019.10.28 - Starting today, CS:GO container keys purchased in-game can no longer leave the purchasing account. That is, they cannot be sold on the Steam Community Market or traded. Pre-existing CS:GO container keys are unaffected–those keys can still be sold on the Steam Community Market and traded. Why make this change? In the…
The global gag on free speech is tightening

The global gag on free speech is tightening

ON JUNE 22ND there was an alleged coup attempt in Ethiopia. The army chief of staff was murdered, as was the president of Amhara, one of the country’s nine regions. Ordinary Ethiopians were desperate to find out what was going on. And then the government shut down the internet. By midnight some 98% of Ethiopia…
Target Global is firming up its bet on Barcelona’s entrepreneurs

Target Global is firming up its bet on Barcelona’s entrepreneurs

VC firm Target Global has just announced it’s expanding its European network by adding a local office in Barcelona, Spain — building on its existing presence in Berlin and London, plus Tel Aviv and Moscow. The firm has €700 million under management and a broad investment range that covers SaaS, marketplaces, fintech and insurtech, as…
Images from New York City’s Global Climate Strike

Images from New York City’s Global Climate Strike

Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge “I’m here because I care, and I think we need to make radical changes” On Friday, tens of thousands of people took to the streets in New York City for the Global Climate Strike. Chants of ‘Save our planet’ and “Hey hey, ho ho, climate change has…
Voices from the Global Climate Strike

Voices from the Global Climate Strike

Students and activists explain why they’re taking to the streets today Around the world, millions of people are walking out of work and school as part of the Global Climate Strike. The demonstrations in the streets taking place to demand that global leaders take action to combat the climate crisis and its catastrophic effects. These…
To rein in global warming, healthy forests and sustainable diets are key, U.N. says

To rein in global warming, healthy forests and sustainable diets are key, U.N. says

Slashing greenhouse gas emissions from cars and power plants won’t be enough to avoid the worst effects of climate change. To meet the goals of the Paris climate accord, experts say, humanity also needs a new approach to managing the land beneath its feet.A sweeping new report from the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate…
That Global Ban on Huawei? Not So Much Anymore

That Global Ban on Huawei? Not So Much Anymore

For years the US government has warned the world that Chinese telecom giant Huawei is not to be trusted. Some governments agree: Australia and Japan have blocked Huawei gear from their next-generation 5G wireless networks.But others, including US allies, disagree. A UK Parliament committee rejected a proposed ban on British telecom carriers using Huawei gear.…
With global ambitions, VC firm Maniv Mobility raises $100 million from automakers, suppliers

With global ambitions, VC firm Maniv Mobility raises $100 million from automakers, suppliers

What started as an accident has turning into a venture firm with a global reach and backing from a some of the biggest corporations in the automotive and transportation industries. Maniv Mobility, the Israel-based venture capitalist firm, said Tuesday it has closed a new $100 million fund backed by 12 corporations, including the venture arms…
A Global Pollution Observatory Hunts for Hidden Killers

A Global Pollution Observatory Hunts for Hidden Killers

Diseases caused by pollution killed more than 9 million people in 2015, 16 percent of all deaths worldwide. That’s three times more deaths than from AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis combined, and 15 times more than from wars and other violence. If those figures surprise you, it might be because your first thought is that pollution…

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The best personal EVs for any commute

For the short hop: Miles DualIf your journey to work or school is pretty walkable, Miles' electric skateboards are worth a look. Miles offers two models, the Single ($499) and the Dual ($769). Those names refer to the number of motors, and which one you want depends on your journey (and budget). As electric skateboards…

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