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Canal+ acquires Nollywood studio ROK from IROKOtv to grow African film

French television company Canal+ has acquired the ROK film studio from VOD company IROKOtv for an undisclosed amount. Founded by Jason Njoku in 2010—and backed...

Remitly raises $220M to expand from money transfers to financial services,...

When it comes to financial services in emerging markets, remittances — people sending money to each other across international borders, often not to established...

Marriott to face $123 million fine by UK authorities over data...

The U.K. data protection authority said it will serve hotel giant Marriott with a £99 million ($123M) fine for a data breach that exposed...

Laundrapp and Zipjet merge to form largest on-demand laundry service in...

Two of Europe’s biggest on-demand laundry startups are merging today. Laundrapp from London and Zipjet from Berlin are confirming the completion of a previously-rumored...

Facebook makes another push to shape and define its own oversight

Facebook’s head of global spin and policy, former UK deputy prime minister Nick Clegg, will give a speech later today providing more detail of...

GuestReady raises $6M to help hosts on Airbnb and other services...

GuestReady, a three-year-old service that lets shared-economy hosts manage their business on Airbnb and other rental sites, has announced a $6 million Series A...

MMC Ventures launches fresh £52M seed fund aimed at London startups

Synthesia is a London-based startup which recently achieved notoriety after powering the technology behind the recent global campaign showing Malaria survivors speaking through David...

XGenomes is bringing DNA sequencing to the masses

As healthcare moves toward genetically tailored treatments, one of the biggest hurdles to truly personalized medicine is the lack of fast, low-cost genetic testing. And...

Facebook urged to offer an API for political ad transparency research

Facebook has been called upon to provide good faith researchers with an API to enable them to study how political ads are spreading and...

Dating apps face questions over age checks after report exposes child...

The UK government has said it could legislate to require age verification checks on users of dating apps, following an investigation into underage use...