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Digging data: Media giant Hearst acquires 20% stake in the UK’s Stylus Media Group

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American media conglomerate Hearst Corporation has announced that it has acquired a 20% stake in Stylus Media Group, a London-based consumer intelligence provider. Hearst is one of the US’s largest media and information companies, and currently owns 15 daily and 37 weekly newspaper titles, including the Houston Chronicle and San...
Digging data: Media giant Hearst acquires 20% stake in the UK’s Stylus Media Group

European Square rival iZettle teams up with Deutsche Telekom to take on Payleven in Germany

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Swedish mobile payments provider iZettle has announced the latest move in its European expansion, launching its service to Germany with the help of DZ BANK and Deutsche Telekom to take on local Square clone Payleven. iZettle’s launch in Germany marks its fifth European launch, having already launched in the UK and across the...
European Square rival iZettle teams up with Deutsche Telekom to take on Payleven in Germany
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Berlusconi Outed As Investor In Square Clone Payleven While Rocket Internet's Zappos Clone Zalando Hits Breakeven

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A double-dose of details today about the normally secretive e-commerce startups incubated by the Samwer bothers-backed Rocket Internet. Silvio Berlusconi was outed as one of the key investors in Square clone Payleven; and Zalando, inspired by Zappos in the U.S., is reporting 2012 net sales of €1.15 billion and reaching...
Berlusconi Outed As Investor In Square Clone Payleven While Rocket Internet's Zappos Clone Zalando Hits Breakeven
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TOMORROW FOCUS pays $25.6m for 51% stake in review site Zoover to expand HolidayCheck

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Interesting news from the European online travel industry: TOMORROW FOCUS has announced that it has agreed to acquire a majority stake in Webassets, the Dutch parent company of online hotel and travel review portal Zoover (via Tnooz). TOMORROW FOCUS paid 21 million euros ($25.6 million) in cash for the majority...
TOMORROW FOCUS pays $25.6m for 51% stake in review site Zoover to expand HolidayCheck

Telefónica pins its hopes on being more than mobile

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Telefónica, the world’s sixth largest mobile provider, says it’s ready to step up and become not just a network, but a serious global technology player. In an announcement in London on Thursday, the Spanish company, faced with turmoil in its core markets and witnessing turbulence in mobile sales all over...
Telefónica pins its hopes on being more than mobile

Is Competition Starting to Eat Into Cisco’s Core Markets? http://bit.ly/cVHgCV from @gigaom

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Is Competition Starting to Eat Into Cisco’s Core Markets? http://bit.ly/cVHgCV from @gigaom

In its quest to take the Google out of Android, Russia's Yandex opens new app store

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Russia’s Yandex has finally rolled out the alternative Android store that it was talking about last year, adding a major piece to its Google-rivaling suite of services for Android-based phones. The company now offers users search, maps, mail and apps, all without a Google logo in sight. “We are joining...
In its quest to take the Google out of Android, Russia's Yandex opens new app store

Facebook UK loses 600,000 users in December

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Numbers dropped by 1.86% over festive period, fuelling speculation that site is reaching saturation point in core marketsThe number of Facebook's UK users dropped by 600,000 in December, according to data by social media monitoring firm SocialBakers.Though representing a typical seasonal dip in use over the Christmas period, the UK...
Facebook UK loses 600,000 users in December

Payleven ties up with Apple for retail push of its Chip & PIN card reader [Interview]

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Payleven, the heavily funded, Rocket Internet-backed digital payments company, is making its Chip & PIN card reader available for anyone to purchase off the physical and online shelves of Apple’s retail stores. It earlier reached a similar agreement with operator Telefonica O2 Germany and expects to announce more partnerships soon....
Payleven ties up with Apple for retail push of its Chip & PIN card reader [Interview]
German 'startup factory' HitFox expands globally with four new game distribution businesses

Android-Based Siri Alternative Maluuba Goes International, Looks To Raise Up To $10M

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Maluuba, the Siri-like personal assistant that launched at TechCrunch Disrupt SF earlier this year, just announced the launch of its Maluuba International Edition. Until now, the service was only available in the U.S., Australia, UK and Ireland, but the International Edition is now available worldwide in the Google Play store....
Android-Based Siri Alternative Maluuba Goes International, Looks To Raise Up To $10M

iZettle takes on Payleven in Germany with Deutsche Telekom deal

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Square is starting to take its first steps outside the U.S., but it’s still a way off from entering the European market. So on mainland Europe, certainly, we’re still looking at a war between Square’s clones: Sweden’s iZettle and Germany’s Payleven. Having recently scored an investment from American Express, iZettle...
iZettle takes on Payleven in Germany with Deutsche Telekom deal

Is Competition Starting to Eat Into Cisco’s Core Markets?

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Cisco Systems, no matter what happens, always seems to find a way to move forward. It grows its revenues and squeezes out profits even when the world is falling apart, thanks largely to its near-complete domination of its two core businesses, routers and switches. But it seems the 2009 recession,...
Is Competition Starting to Eat Into Cisco’s Core Markets?
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Chinese Web giant Baidu focuses on Southeast Asia with Singapore research center plan

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Baidu looks set to increase its focus on Southeast Asia after the Chinese Internet giant announced plans to build a research center in Singapore, with a view to ramping up its services in the region. In a statement, reported by Business Week, the company said the move will be an...
Chinese Web giant Baidu focuses on Southeast Asia with Singapore research center plan
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