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Meetic (IAC) buys Massive Media, the company behind Netlog and Badoo rival Twoo, for $25m

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Meetic, the European dating giant majority-owned by NYC-based IAC, on Friday announced (PDF) that it has bought Belgium’s Massive Media. France-based Meetic is acquiring 100 percent of the company, which owns online dating site Twoo.com and social network Netlog, for a total price of 18.9 million euros (approximately $25 million)...
Meetic (IAC) buys Massive Media, the company behind Netlog and Badoo rival Twoo, for $25m

Rdio Amps Up To 18M Tracks With New CD Baby And TuneCore Deals

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If part of the game in streaming music is to have the biggest catalog of tracks, then today Rdio made a significant move to turn its volume up to Spotify levels, and gain some street cred with indie fans in the process: it announced two key deals with CD Baby...
Rdio Amps Up To 18M Tracks With New CD Baby And TuneCore Deals
Chad Hurley Thinks Delicious’ Value Is Its Brand (Not Its Tech), Will Use It To ‘Restart Innovation
Institutional Venture Partners explains why it bet big on game studio Supercell

Revealed: Why 6wunderkinder’s backers really sold up

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Productivity startup 6wunderkinder is one of the startups to watch in Berlin right now: not only has the company scored around three million users for its Wunderlist and Wunderkit tools, but it also boasts backing from the likes of Niklas Zennström’s Atomico. But what’s going on with the rest of...
Revealed: Why 6wunderkinder’s backers really sold up

Fab Seeking To Raise $100m At A Super Fab Valuation

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Earlier today we spoke to Fab.com CEO Jason Goldberg at TechCrunch Disrupt, on the anniversary of his company’s pivot from gay social network to design focused flash sales site, and a week after its mini-pivot to curated social shopping site. In addition to expounding on the past, Goldberg spoke about...
Fab Seeking To Raise $100m At A Super Fab Valuation

Niklas Zennstrom To Speak At The London Web Summit

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As I previously announced, the startup conference I’ve run for the last three years has merged with the Dublin Web Summit to create the London Web Summit on March 19, in The Brewery Venue, in London’s East End, already the single biggest cluster of tech startups in London. I’ll be...
Niklas Zennstrom To Speak At The London Web Summit

VC firm Atomico looks east, hires ex-Skype Japan president to head new Tokyo office

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Atomico, the investment firm founded in 2006 by Skype and Kazaa co-founder Niklas Zennström, is expanding to Japan with the opening of a Tokyo office. The new office will be headed by Shinichi ‘Shin’ Iwata, who previously served as president of Skype Japan. Headquartered in London, Atomico invests in tech...
VC firm Atomico looks east, hires ex-Skype Japan president to head new Tokyo office

Niklas Zennström on Atomico's investment strategy and Europe's evolving startup ecosystem [Video]

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A few weeks ago at the Dublin Web Summit, we caught up with Niklas Zennström, easily one of Europe’s most accommplished entrepreneurs with companies like Skype, KaZaa and Joost under his belt. He now runs a high-profile, globally active VC firm called Atomico, which has made investments in companies like...
Niklas Zennström on Atomico's investment strategy and Europe's evolving startup ecosystem [Video]

Touchscreen vs. Keyboard, the Sequel

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Last week, I wrote about how touchscreens are forcing the reinvention of keyboards, looking into how touchscreen keypads are easily updateable, yet can be cumbersome to type on. The post also highlighted a few solutions that tech companies are working on in this area. The piece elicited a variety of...
Touchscreen vs. Keyboard, the Sequel

London taxi app Hailo takes on $17m in series A funding from Accel, and gears up for US launch

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London-based taxi app Hailo has announced a whopping $17m Series A funding round, which is one of the largest European first-rounds in recent times. The Next Web first covered Hailo back in November, noting that it could change the way you book taxis forever. Available to download for free on...
London taxi app Hailo takes on $17m in series A funding from Accel, and gears up for US launch

How Evrythng could give any physical object a life online

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The Internet of Things has received plenty of hype over the past few years but we’re yet to see any solid evidence of it making its way into real life. That could be set to change from later this year if a UK and Switzerland-based startup called Evrythng has its way, The...
How Evrythng could give any physical object a life online
Bebestore Lands $10.2M From W7, Atomico In The Race For Brazil's Kid-Focused eCommerce Market

Facebook’s Prospects In Asia

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Editor’s note: Benjamin Joffe (@benjaminjoffe) is the CEO of the Asia-based digital research & strategy firm +8* (Plus Eight Star), a speaker in 100+ conferences including TEDx, SXSW, LeWeb and Stanford GSB. He is also a founding partner of Cmune (@cmune), the Beijing-based makers of Facebook’s largest first-person shooter UberStrike (@uberstrike),...
Facebook’s Prospects In Asia

FreedomPop expands its free Internet service nationwide on Sprint's 3G network

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FreedomPop has expanded coverage of its free Internet service to reach 220 million possible customers in the US by adding Sprint’s 3G network to the fold. With the announcement, FreedomPop has begun taking orders for its Overdrive Pro hotspot device, which uses 4G when available and falls back on 3G...
FreedomPop expands its free Internet service nationwide on Sprint's 3G network
From The Pig's Point Of View: Angry Birds-Maker Rovio Shows Off Gameplay In Upcoming 'Bad Piggies'

Skype Founders Announce New $165m Fund For Disruptive European Startups

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Skype founders, Niklas Zennström and Janus Friis, have raised $165 million for a second fund focused on investing in “disruptive” early-stage European technology.Through their London based Atomico Ventures firm, the duo will focus on early-stage software and internet companies that have the potential to be “transformative”, Mr Zennström told the...
Skype Founders Announce New $165m Fund For Disruptive European Startups

Fab prepares India push with 7-figure investment from Times Internet

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Online design store Fab has been moving quickly to become a global presence and just scored a “seven-figure” Times Internet of India that will help it launch in India in the near future. The investment by the digital arm of The Times of India, India’s largest media company, comes on the heels...
Fab prepares India push with 7-figure investment from Times Internet

FreedomPop raises $7.5M to free you from carrier shackles (exclusive)

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The seemingly mythical FreedomPop, which aims to disrupt the mobile broadband landscape by offering freemium 4G service, is one step closer to reality. The company has raised $7.5 million in a first round of funding led by ManGrove and DCM, VentureBeat has learned. FreedomPop hopes to file its Form...
FreedomPop raises $7.5M to free you from carrier shackles (exclusive)

Asian game developer CMUNE snags record funding from Skype founder’s Atomico fund

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Asian games developer and publisher CMUNE has made a significant announcement after revealing that it has raised “record” funding from Atomico, the international VC fund established by Skype founder Niklas Zennström. Speaking at the GMIC event in China today, the 3D social games specialist did not disclose the level of funding, except...
Asian game developer CMUNE snags record funding from Skype founder’s Atomico fund
Ge.tt brings its instant file sharing service to Gmail and Outlook

Food delivery heats up in Latin America as Uruguay’s PedidosYa expands into Colombia

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The Uruguay-based food delivery service PedidosYa has expanded into Colombia, the entrepreneurship organization Endeavor reports on its blog. By doing so, the Endeavor company confirms its position among the growing number of Latin American startups with regional ambitions. In total, the portal is now operating in six territories across the region – its...
Food delivery heats up in Latin America as Uruguay’s PedidosYa expands into Colombia

Skype founder’s VC fund Atomico is making its first investments in Brazilian startups

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Atomico has invested in two Brazilian startups, the tech VC firm announced today. Created by Skype’s co-founder Niklas Zennström, the international fund has already invested in Latin American startups, but it is the first time is has invested in Brazil. The two beneficiaries of these investments are Connect Parts, which...
Skype founder’s VC fund Atomico is making its first investments in Brazilian startups
Climate Corp. raises another $50M, led by Founders Fund

Social gifting app Wrapp lands in the UK with big merchant partners in tow, heading to the US next

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Wrapp, the Swedish social gifting app maker co-founded by former Spotify CTO Andreas Ehn, is making its debut in the United Kingdom today. The service was previously available only in Sweden, even though has Wrapp has offices in Stockholm, London and Silicon Valley. A U.S. launch is up next, followed...
Social gifting app Wrapp lands in the UK with big merchant partners in tow, heading to the US next

Listen up, Nordics: Spotify rival Rdio quietly launches in Norway

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Music subscription and discovery service Rdio is now available in Norway, the company yesterday unceremoniously announced on its Twitter account (but not its blog). Rdio is now available in 4 Nordic countries, having previously launched in Denmark, Finland and chief competitor Spotify‘s home turf Sweden. It’s also available to users...
Listen up, Nordics: Spotify rival Rdio quietly launches in Norway

Mobile Taxi Network Hailo Raises $17M From Accel And Atomico To Take On Uber In The U.S.

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Hailo, a European mobile taxi network, is announcing a $17 million round of Series A financing led by Accel Partners. The company previously raised $3 million in seed funding from Wellington Partners and Atomico, who both participated in this round as well. Hailo, which has been operating in London since...
Mobile Taxi Network Hailo Raises $17M From Accel And Atomico To Take On Uber In The U.S.
Why Niklas Zennstrom thinks Brazil’s startups are hot

Silk lands $1.6m from NEA and Atomico to improve its structured data service

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Silk recently launched its nifty Web app, which lets users collect, sort, visualize and store rich information in a structured way, in public beta. Today, the Dutch startup behind the service is announcing that it has secured $1.6 million in fresh funding from global VC firm New Enterprise Associates (NEA),...
Silk lands $1.6m from NEA and Atomico to improve its structured data service
Playfire Hits A Million Users Of Its Analytics For Gamers
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