News Hub – First Edition

News Hub

June 10-15

Every week Hubbub Labs shares some thumb-stopping moments from all over the world, linking to the most eye-catching tech and startup news, along with helpful articles, local events, and more.

Carrefour & Google Partnership

Paris – The supermarket chain Carrefour partnered up with tech giant Google as a move against Amazon to boost digital push.

The plan is to offer consumers in France to buy Carrefour products through Google Home, Assistant and Shopping in early 2019.

Read more on Forbes 

Google Partners With Carrefour To Sell Groceries Online

Published: June 13, 2018

Blaming e-Commerce for low inflation?

United States – More and more people are buying online.

E-commerce allows consumers to be more flexible, giving consumers the opportunity to compare prices and buy from anywhere. But to what extent does this new way of purchasing impact inflation?

Read more on the New York Times

Published: June 11, 2018

Byton raises $500M

ChinaIn a series B investment round, electric car startup Byton received a total of 500 million US dollars.

With this capital, Byton wants to mass-produce its first electric car—a high-performance and range-rich SUV—further fund research & development and the introduction of new models.

Read more on the Inquirer

Chinese electric carmaker Byton raises $500M to take on Tesla

Published: June 12, 2018

Apple’s iOS 12

CaliforniaAt this year’s Developer Conference 2018, Apple promised its users an optimized operating system. Better performance than the current operating system is the focus – but what really does the iOS 12 offer?

Read more on Irish Tech News

The Good and Bad of iOS 12

Published: June 12, 2018

AT&T completes its acquitions of Time Warner

United States – The fight for the takeover of the media empire Time Warner is over.

The US Ministry wanted to prevent the takeover with a lawsuit fearing higher costs for competitors as well as customers. But the $85.4 billion deal is now sealed. 

Read more on TechCrunch

AT&T completes its acquisition of Time Warner

Published: June 15, 2018

Guides and startup resources of the week

Thanks to Cassandra Naji of Content Creators Barcelona  we found this excellent guide to writing microcopy by Dave Hall.

Poetry by design: a brief but practical guide to writing microcopy

Event of the Week

Still looking for an event in Barcelona?

Another week full of tech and startup events is waiting and we have picked one that we think you shouldn’t miss out on.

When: June 21st from 19-20h: Cómo Crear y Mantener un Blog para Conseguir Más Impacto Social

Join this upcoming Spanish-language event hosted by Antonia Villegas and learn more about generating ideas, creating the right content and achieving more social impact with your blogs.

And on top of that, of course, meet a lot of new people.

We hope to see you there!

Join us for weekly Barcelona startup updates

Interested in hearing about other entrepreneurs and startups? Head over to Barna Hub, a new series of blog posts, interviewing some of the most inspiring entrepreneurs, startup founders and CEOs in Barcelona.


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