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This Photo Illustrates How Hard It Is For A Startup To Succeed
PaperC auctions itself to fund HTML5 textbooks
Lawdingo, The Startup That Lets You Talk To Lawyers Instantly, Joins Y Combinator

Want to work at Facebook? Here's what its recruiters look for

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In keeping this week’s trend of high-profile tech AMAs, Facebook is taking to Reddit to tell the social network what it looks for in employees. Facebook engineer recruiter Will Barnett led the thread, which touched on subjects like corporate culture, benefits, and that awful GPA you graduated with. The Facebook...
Want to work at Facebook? Here's what its recruiters look for

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

7 reasons why Europe really matters to cloud computing

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Cloud computing tends to be a very North America-centric topic, if only because so many of the biggest providers of cloud resources and services are based in the United States. That’s fair enough — the business side of things is very important — but other continents, particularly Europe, have a...
7 reasons why Europe really matters to cloud computing

Samsung begins Galaxy S III and Galaxy Note Jelly Bean roll out in Korea

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Already arriving on handsets in Eastern Europe (starting in Romania), Samsung’s Jelly Bean (Android 4.1) update has now started hitting Galaxy S III handsets in South Korea, as part of a worldwide rollout. Samsung also started pushing Jelly Bean updates to its older Galaxy Note smartphone, bringing it up to...
Samsung begins Galaxy S III and Galaxy Note Jelly Bean roll out in Korea

Groupon Gets Dell Exec As New Intl SVP As Samwer Brothers Step Further Away

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Amidst a series of ongoing accounting-related controversies in the U.S., Groupon has appointed a new SVP to oversee international operations based out of Austria. Veit Dengler comes from Dell, where he had been since 2005, most recently as GM of its consumer and small/medium business units in Russia, CIS and...
Groupon Gets Dell Exec As New Intl SVP As Samwer Brothers Step Further Away

Boot up: Sony's PS4 misstep, hacking everywhere, Samsung copy/paste redux, and more

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Plus cockroaches remote-controlled, how Anonymous helped find the Chinese army hackers, BlackBerry sales estimate slashed, and moreA burst of 9 links for you to chew over, as picked by the Technology teamWhy Apple doesn't talk, vol. 3: Sony's PlayStation 4 announcement >> Apple OutsiderMatt Drance: People would have happily waited...
Boot up: Sony's PS4 misstep, hacking everywhere, Samsung copy/paste redux, and more

Twitter goes global by putting its service on feature phones

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The social network pushes further into Eastern Europe, Asia, South America, and the Middle East as IPO chatter increases. [Read more]...
Twitter goes global by putting its service on feature phones

“Deezer now covers all European countries from Iceland to Russia (46 countries).”

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The headline is actually a sentence lifted from a press release issued earlier this morning by music streaming and discovery company Deezer, which aims to rival the likes of Spotify and Rdio on an increasingly global level. Starting today, Deezer is apparently available in all of Eastern Europe in addition...
“Deezer now covers all European countries from Iceland to Russia (46 countries).”

Mobile boom means big challenges for Vevo's global roll-out

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Music video service Vevo will soon launch in three more western European countries, declaring most online videos will ultimately be viewed on mobile. But, although the service sees no problem heading to emerging young markets, high costs will keep it out of Germany for the foreseeable future. “We’re about to...
Mobile boom means big challenges for Vevo's global roll-out

We’ve acquired Motorola Mobility

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The phones in our pockets have become supercomputers that are changing the way we live. It’s now possible to do things we used to think were magic, or only possible on Star Trek--like get directions right from where we are standing; watch a video on YouTube; or take a picture...
We’ve acquired Motorola Mobility

Another WPP Digital Acqusition: Possible Worldwide Buys Fortune Cookie For Easter European Expansion

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The advertising giant WPP continues its strategy to build up its digital business through acquisitions: today Possible Worldwide, a WPP-owned digital agency that has strong operations in emerging markets, announced that it has purchased Fortune Cookie, a 190-person, UK-based firm with operations also in Poland, the U.S. and Australia. Financial...
Another WPP Digital Acqusition: Possible Worldwide Buys Fortune Cookie For Easter European Expansion

Google Now Officially Owns Motorola (MMI, GOOG)

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Google has officially acquired Motorola Mobility as of today. Sanjay Jha, Motorola's former CEO, has stepped down. He'll be replaced by Google's Dennis Woodside. Here's the official announcement from Larry Page, Google's CEO: The phones in our pockets have become supercomputers that are changing the way we live. It’s now...
Google Now Officially Owns Motorola (MMI, GOOG)

MICROSOFT: We Got Hacked Too!

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Microsoft has announced that it was the victim of a cyberattack, similar to what happened to Facebook and Apple. "We found a small number of computers, including some in our Mac business unit, that were infected by malicious software using techniques similar to those documented by other organizations," a Microsoft...
MICROSOFT: We Got Hacked Too!
Anti-Google FairSearch organization adds new members Oracle, Nokia, & Allegro Group

Three charged with distributing Gozi virus

www.computerworld.com
Three people allegedly involved for years in cybercriminal activities in Eastern Europe have been charged in a U.S. court for creating and distributing the Gozi virus that infected more than 1 million computers and allowed cybercriminals to steal millions of dollars over a five-year period....
Three charged with distributing Gozi virus
Photo- And Video-Sharing App Mobli Raises $22M From Kazakhstan Investor Kenges Rakishev And Others

Movie Studios Threaten Strike On Pirate Bay Nuclear Bunker

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In early October 2009, The Pirate Bay was forced to move outside its native Sweden and find a new host in Ukraine. Their stay in Eastern Europe didn’t last long though, and soon they found a new and fairly unorthodox home. CyberBunker is a former nuclear warfare bunker in The...
Movie Studios Threaten Strike On Pirate Bay Nuclear Bunker
Apple Expands 'Maps Ground Truth' Hiring to Rest of the World

TicketForEvent Raises $3M From New VC Abele Ventures To Take On Eventbrite and Cvent In Online Ticketing In Europe

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Make way for another online ticketing startup, this one coming at the market by way of Eastern Europe. TicketForEvent, a London-based B2B online ticketing site with most of its operations in Russia, Ukraine and Turkey, has raised $3 million, which it will use to expand its business in the region,...
TicketForEvent Raises $3M From New VC Abele Ventures To Take On Eventbrite and Cvent In Online Ticketing In Europe
Amazon acquires Kindle Fire text-to-speech provider, but this isn't about Siri

Cyber attacks on Apple believed to stem from Eastern Europe, not China

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While earlier reports suggested hackers who targeted Apple emanated from China, investigators now believe the criminals are instead based out of Eastern Europe....
Cyber attacks on Apple believed to stem from Eastern Europe, not China

Rocket-backed delivery service FoodPanda expands to China, Brazil, Russia; now in 23 countries worldwide

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FoodPanda, the Rocket Internet-backed food delivery service, has expanded its footprint into 12 new markets, taking the service to a total of 23 countries worldwide. The company also has a new global MD and is in the process of raising funding, in true Rocket Internet fashion. Of the new launches...
Rocket-backed delivery service FoodPanda expands to China, Brazil, Russia; now in 23 countries worldwide

Why Was It Poland That Led The European Revolt Against ACTA?

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In retrospect, it is now clear that the pivotal moment in the campaign against ACTA was last January, when thousands of people took to the streets in Poland despite the sub-zero temperatures there. A few weeks later, similar protests took place across the continent, especially in Eastern Europe, which then...
Why Was It Poland That Led The European Revolt Against ACTA?

Apple, Facebook, Twitter hacks said to hail from Eastern Europe

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Investigators say the surge of malware attacks on U.S. companies may be coming from Eastern European cybercriminals rather than being Chinese state-sponsored espionage. [Read more]...
Apple, Facebook, Twitter hacks said to hail from Eastern Europe

Russian mobile operator MegaFon limps over line at London listing | Nils Pratley

www.guardian.co.uk
UK investors still have good reasons to be nervous about being minority shareholders in an oligarch-dominated ventureIt was the largest capital raising in London by a telecoms company since 2001 and the first big Russian arrival since 2007. But MegaFon hardly sprinted over the line.The shares, which the company hoped...
Russian mobile operator MegaFon limps over line at London listing | Nils Pratley

Apple's App Store hits 32 more countries, focuses on Africa and Asia

www.engadget.com
Given everything else that went on during Apple's WWDC keynote, Tim Cook barely had time to mention the continued global roll-out of the App Store. According to MacRumors, the store's world tour has added an additional 32 countries today, with the majority in either Africa or Asia, although parts...
Apple's App Store hits 32 more countries, focuses on Africa and Asia

Helping you read and write foreign scripts with Google Transliteration and Script Converter

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(Cross-posted from the Google Translate Blog)For many Internet users, it is not always easy to write in languages that use unique character sets like Hindi, Hebrew and Arabic. Most computer keyboards only allow for the input of Roman characters (the alphabet used by most Western languages) and converting between scripts...
Helping you read and write foreign scripts with Google Transliteration and Script Converter
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