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This startup is bioengineering tissue into human vein implants

Norwegian startup ClexBio is bioengineering human veins to implant inside a patient’s body. Together with CSEM, a Swiss R&D centre, the company has built a prototype bioreactor to grow the veins. Pre-clinical tests in animal models are already underway. Based on the early results, the team is confident that the implants don’t trigger an immune...

Fri Feb 23, 2024 20:49
7 fast-growing scaleups with unicorn potential — meet them at TNW 2024

While there are many innovative companies heading to TNW Conference 2024 this year, we’ve created a short list of 7 of the hottest scaleups to check out. Though they cover a range of different industries, they all have one thing in common: unicorn potential. Through our Shining Stars competition, expert judges analysed and assessed each nominee to...

Fri Feb 23, 2024 16:08
Spain to fine Booking nearly €500M for elbowing out smaller firms

The parent company of Amsterdam-based Booking.com faces a record fine from Spain’s antitrust watchdog, as Europe steps up its efforts to crack down on tech giants and create breathing room for smaller companies. Following a probe launched in 2022, Spain’s National Markets and Competition Commission (CNMC) has found Booking Holdings guilty of anti-competitive...

Fri Feb 23, 2024 14:33
Hackers are hunting celebs. Digital IDs can help — but come with caveats

When it comes to cyberattacks, celebrities have a huge target on their backs.  Just consider the news at the end of 2023 where Rhysida, the infamous hacking group, announced it had attacked King Edward VII’s Hospital, a private health institution in London. This is bad enough by itself, but what really elevated this news from “another day, another...

Fri Feb 23, 2024 10:24
New Russian PSYOPs mix disinformation, spam, and Navalny

Researchers have discovered a Russia-aligned PSYOPs campaign with a curious mix of espionage, disinformation, and Canadian pharmacy spam. It also has links to Alexi Navalny, the Kremlin critic who died last week in an Arctic penal colony. The PSYOPs — a military term for “psychological operations” — were unearthed by analysts at ESET, a cybersecurity...

Thu Feb 22, 2024 21:18
Arm says ‘software is becoming the driver’ for cars after inking deal with Nuro

After watching its share price almost double in a week, Arm has further tapped into the demand for AI compute. The chip designer today announced a deal with Nuro, a US startup in the autonomous vehicle (AV) sector — a growing market for Arm. The partnership aims to accelerate the commercialisation of self-driving cars. Arm will bring its famed semiconductor...

Thu Feb 22, 2024 17:17

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