It’s been a big week in tech news this week. From record fines, to multi-brand sustainability projects and investment in autonomous cars.
Read on for our top headlines and the event of the week!
All-powerful Android threatens the market
US – Google is fined €4.34 billion by the European antitrust regulators. It found the giant guilty of using the Android OS to illegally block competition. Google plans to appeal the decision in court.
Read more on NY Times
Microsoft and Walmart team up against Amazon
US – Within the next 5 years American multinational retail corporation Walmart aims to be a leader in the online ecommerce space, using Microsoft Azure cloud services to help it step up.
The two corporations will compete with Amazon on online retail and technology fronts.
Read more on The Verge
$500M for start-up Zoox
California – With a $500 million topup investment, the California-based robotics company is now valued at $3.2 billion. The driverless car startup wants to enable driving without human intervention. By 2020 Zoox wants to launch its first autonomous vehicles.
Read more on StartupWorld
New cups at McDonald’s & Starbucks
US – Taking another step towards sustainability, McDonald’s and Starbucks are working on producing fully recyclable and compostable cups together. The eco-friendly cups, lids and straws are intended to reduce plastic waste and pollution.
Read more on FastCompany
Glovo goes further
Barcelona – The innovative delivery service gets €115 million to expand its business abroad and optimise its platform and tech resources. Today, Glovo is already present in 61 cities in 17 countries and there is no end in sight!
Read more on EU startups
Event of the week
Startup my Rooftop
Rooftop bars + Summer + Barcelona = three perfect ingredients.
If you want to have a good time, meet new people and grow your network then Startup My Rooftop is right up your street. It’s being held at Sky Bar in the centre. Great views, food and lots of new opportunities.
Join the rooftop party and get your ticket here!
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