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Words words words: Tech journalist, geek, poet*, feminist**, Recovering Radio_4 addict. Owns cats, asks awkward questions. *part-time **full-time

London’s Passion Capital Raises $69M For Its Second Early Stage Fund — London-based Passion Capital has raised a second fund for investing in early stage U.K.-based startups - today announcing a coffer of £45 million ($69M) to power its next phase of investments. Passion Capital Fund II is another ECF ( Enterprise Capital Fund), so the U.K.

Lystable’s Supplier Management SaaS Takes $1.5M From Peter Thiel’s Valar Ventures — TechStars London alum and U.K.-based startup Lystable, which has built a cloud-based workflow management platform aimed at simplifying how businesses handle contacts with suppliers and freelancers, has pulled in a $1.5 million seed investment led by Peter Thiel's Valar Ventures.

U.K. Government Confirms Push For More Comms Data Capture Powers — As expected, the newly elected U.K. Conservative government has confirmed its intention to push for broader powers to capture online communications, announcing a forthcoming Investigatory Powers Bill in its legislative plan for the five-year Parliament, revealed today in the Queen's speech.

Jobandtalent Gets $25M To Steer Its Linguistic Analysis Recruitment Platform Toward The U.S. — Recruitment startup Jobandtalent, which uses linguistic analysis to alert candidates to jobs they might otherwise have missed, has topped up its Series A funding round with another $25 million - bringing the total to $39 million. The Spanish headquartered startup added today that it's continuing discussions on closing a "massive" Series B round with some new investors in the coming months.

Notion Pulls In $2M For Its Connected Home Sensors — Home sensor startup Notion, which last fall Kickstarted its first batch of sensors for in-home monitoring, has pulled in a $2 million seed investments from Draper Nexus Ventures, Gabriel Investments, Galvanize Ventures, Foundry Group Angels and TechStars. The startup, a TechStars Boulder alum, raised just over $280,000 in crowdfunding last year, and is now shipping out beta units.

Pryynt Gets $2M To Stick A Print-On-Demand Service Inside Photo Apps — There's no shortage of third services offering to print out your best digital footprints - whether it's turning your Instagrams into temporary tattoos or your Facebook missives into memory books. So far so standard.

6Tribes Takes A Run At Interest-Based Social Networking — BBC iPlayer creator Anthony Rose, who also co-founded social TV app Beamly, has launched a new startup today called 6Tribes as an iOS app. The focus? Interest-based social networking. The app is initially available in the U.K., with plans to expand to more markets in the coming months.

Pavegen Kicks Off Crowdcube Campaign To Power Up Its Kinetic Flooring Business — Pavegen is on a mission to upgrade the ground you walk on. The U.K. clean-tech startup has engineered a high tech flooring product that can generate enough energy to power lights and even buildings by harnessing kinetic energy from pedestrians walking on it.

Miito Deconstructs The Kettle To Save Energy — Europeans love little better than a nice cup of tea. Which means an awful lot of water is being boiled daily - only a portion of which is actually necessary, given most people aren't fastidious enough to boil only the quantity of liquid they actually need to fill their cup or teapot.

AOL’s MapQuest Inks UI Deal With Mapbox As It Prepares To Overhaul The Product

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May 27, 2015

@danielwcooper Disappointing sex robot overlords puts a whole new colourcast on the dystopic future

May 26, 2015

RT @danprimack: Re/Code's new investors also are shareholders in Square, Uber, Dropbox, Spotify, Instacart, Jawbone, Lookout, Flipkart, etc.

May 26, 2015

RT @paulwaugh: Today's #r4today logic primer. Malcolm Bruce suggests all politicians lie. Malcolm Bruce is a politician...

May 25, 2015

Finally saw this. Wrenching. " cataclysmic &destructive &sensual &unforgettable as the real thing must always be"

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