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Payleven, The Samwer Square Clone, Surmounts Visa Hurdle With Chip And PIN Reader Now Sold In Europe

Local Search App AroundMe Trumps Yelp’s Mobile Apps With 6M Monthly Users

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Wow, AroundMe has really been flying under the radar. The location-aware mobile search app is announcing today that it’s now passed the 6 million mark for monthly unique visitors. To put that in perspective, Yelp’s mobile apps see 5.7 million+ monthly uniques these days. Not bad, then, considering AroundMe has...
Local Search App AroundMe Trumps Yelp’s Mobile Apps With 6M Monthly Users

CHART OF THE DAY: Apple Is About To Be Worth More Than All The Companies In Spain, Portugal And Greece COMBINED

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Here's a fun chart via our friends at Birinyi & Associates. It's Apple's market cap versus the combined market caps of all of the publicly traded companies in Spain, Portugal and Greece combined. Please follow Money Game on Twitter and Facebook.Join the conversation about this story »See Also:HUGE CHART:...
CHART OF THE DAY: Apple Is About To Be Worth More Than All The Companies In Spain, Portugal And Greece COMBINED

Samsung Galaxy S 4 mini peeks out of official app catalog in UK

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Not convinced by leaks, pictures or user agent profiles? Maybe Samsung can convince you: the Galaxy S 4 mini is on the way. The phone still hasn't been officially announced, but UK users browsing the company's Content & Services app page can find the device among the catalog's sorting...
Samsung Galaxy S 4 mini peeks out of official app catalog in UK

Vodafone delays 4G superfast mobile internet launch until September

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Vodafone, which had been expected to launch a rival to EE by June, is waiting for Apple to launch a compatible iPhone 5Vodafone has delayed the launch of its 4G service until around September, a full 10 months after rival EE brought the first version of superfast mobile internet technology...
Vodafone delays 4G superfast mobile internet launch until September

Yahoo Finds A New Lover In Match.com, Dumps Personals

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Match.com and Yahoo are going steady now. Yahoo Personals is out. This morning, Yahoo announced that Match.com will become the exclusive online dating site on Yahoo. Yahoo’s current online dating site, Personals, will be folded into a new co-branded site called “Match.com on Yahoo.” Match already powers Yahoo Personals in...
Yahoo Finds A New Lover In Match.com, Dumps Personals
HTC confirms One S with the S3 processor being sold in select Asian, European markets
Nintendo president says 3DS momentum is 'not so good' in US and Europe

What Google's Webmaster Tools Tells Us About CTR In European Markets

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Last time, I was talking about the analysis of click through rates by position based on data from Google’s Webmaster Tools and I promised we’d look at a wider range of countries. The chart below shows you exactly that data extracted from a wide range of webmaster data to give...
What Google's Webmaster Tools Tells Us About CTR In European Markets

Five insider's tips for making Internet businesses work in Russia

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Russia’s an exciting market in terms of growth potential, but it can also seem like a badlands for e-commerce to the uninitiated. In this guest opinion piece, Fast Lane Ventures CEO Marina Treshchova (below right) talks us through some common misperceptions foreign investors harbor about Russia and shares five tips for...
Five insider's tips for making Internet businesses work in Russia
Tata Nano: the $3500 car with 37HP and a 4-gallon gas tank is coming to the U.S.

Mobile Payments Startup SumUp Adds Support For American Express Payments In 8 Of Its 10 European Markets

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SumUp, one of the myriad of European mobile card reader startups taking advantage of Square’s continued absence in the region to build out a business, is adding support for American Express. Its mobile card reader system already accepts Mastercard and Visa payments but today the startup said it has signed...
Mobile Payments Startup SumUp Adds Support For American Express Payments In 8 Of Its 10 European Markets

HTC to develop its own processors, mimicking Apple and Samsung, in deal with ST-Ericsson: Report

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In an attempt to reduce its reliance on third-party processor makers, HTC has reportedly signed a memorandum of cooperation with ST-Ericsson to develop its own mobile chips, following the same route as its rivals Apple and Samsung. According to a report by the China Times, HTC will develop a dedicated...
HTC to develop its own processors, mimicking Apple and Samsung, in deal with ST-Ericsson: Report

Telefónica Profit Falls

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Telefónica's first-quarter net profit fell on weakness in European markets like Spain and Italy, despite a strong contribution from its Latin American operations....
Telefónica Profit Falls

HTC to launch personalized deal aggregator in five European markets, with 1,700 deals from 12 providers

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In a bid to further differentiate its offering in the competitive smartphone market, HTC has today announced Best Deals, a new service that will deliver relevant deals directly to users’ handsets. The service will launch initially in the UK, Italy, Germany, France and Spain, and carry deals from twelve providers, including LivingSocial,...
HTC to launch personalized deal aggregator in five European markets, with 1,700 deals from 12 providers

France’s Viadeo has ‘headstart’ on LinkedIn in China

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European LinkedIn competitor Viadeo has just scored a $32 million round of funding to boost international growth. But what does the company actually plan on doing with the money? I spoke with Derek Ling, the CEO of Tianji, the company’s Chinese arm, to find out more. Based in Beijing, he...
France’s Viadeo has ‘headstart’ on LinkedIn in China

We want shoes and fashion, baby - JP Morgan invests in Zalando

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US financial firm JP Morgan and Quadrant Capital Advisors are to become the latest investors in fast-growing Internet retail empire Zalando. Zalando broke the news today, with a brief press release announcing a successful conclusion of talks. The amount invested and terms are undisclosed, though a Zalando spokesperson told VentureVillage both new...
We want shoes and fashion, baby - JP Morgan invests in Zalando

LG Optimus L9 II, T-Mobile branded F6 appear on Twitter

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Android lover on a budget? LG just might be prepping a few new phones in your price bracket. Pictures obtained by @evleaks show a follow up to the firm's Optimus L9 smartphone as well as a mysterious F6 handset with T-Mobile branding. The Twitter-based source doesn't have a lot...
LG Optimus L9 II, T-Mobile branded F6 appear on Twitter
HTC One X will be in stock in Britain April 5th, says O2
Rhapsody to finally launch in 16 international markets later this year

427 million Europeans are now online, 37% uses more than one device: IAB

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Yesterday, IAB Europe said the online advertising market is now worth about 21 billion euros, and today the organization is following up with a report on Internet usage across 28 European markets. According to IAB Europe’s most recent media consumption study, Mediascope Europe, there are now close to 427 million...
427 million Europeans are now online, 37% uses more than one device: IAB

Canonical founder says a 'very large' silicon supplier is already backing Ubuntu on mobile

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Canonical founder Mark Shuttleworth revealed today that a “very large supplier of silicon to the mobile industry” has committed to Ubuntu on mobile and agreed to optimize the Linux-based operating system for their products. It follows the reveal of the company’s new tablet-ready Ubuntu interface, which is optimized for touch...
Canonical founder says a 'very large' silicon supplier is already backing Ubuntu on mobile

The smartphone audience in EU5 is growing: 131.5 million handset owners; penetration hits 55%

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Digital audience measurement company comScore today released data from its MobiLens service, reporting key mobile trends across the five leading European markets (EU5), namely France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the UK based on survey results. Needless to say, the smartphone audience is growing across the board. Smartphone penetration in Europe...
The smartphone audience in EU5 is growing: 131.5 million handset owners; penetration hits 55%
Birchbox Rebrands In The UK, Hopes To Take A Little Shine Off Glossybox And Other Beauty Box Rivals

Spotify Ditches Its 5 Play Limit For Spotify Free Users In The UK

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Freetards rejoice. Spotify has ditched the 5 play limit imposed on UK users of the free version of its music streaming service, Spotify Free, which until today kicked in after six months usage and meant that no one track could be streamed more than 5 times — it would become...
Spotify Ditches Its 5 Play Limit For Spotify Free Users In The UK

Mobile network 3 reports second operating profit in 11 years

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UK arm of business increases customer base to 8.2 million and reports 14% increase in revenuesThe UK arm of mobile network 3 Group has reported its second annual operating profit since launch 11 years ago and increased its customer base by 18% to 8.2 million.Revenues were up 14% to £1.787bn,...
Mobile network 3 reports second operating profit in 11 years

Volar-e EV racer goes for a test drive, hopes to turn heads

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Still nervous about trading in your gas guzzler for an electric carriage? The European Commission wants you to cast your eyes on the Volar-e, a high performance EV prototype designed specifically to garner attention. Designed and built by Applus IDIADA, the Volar-e boasts 1,000 horses driven by four independently...
Volar-e EV racer goes for a test drive, hopes to turn heads

Deja vu: Apple buyout rumors resurface, juicing shares of luxury TV-maker Loewe by 40%

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German television and electronics manufacturer Loewe saw its shares jump considerably on Wednesday when rumors that Apple was preparing to buy the firm ? originally reported by AppleInsider last summer ? resurfaced on European markets....
Deja vu: Apple buyout rumors resurface, juicing shares of luxury TV-maker Loewe by 40%

Kabam Woos Japanese Game Makers With $50 Million Fund

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Free-to-play online game company Kabam says it can help Japanese videogame developers cash in on the huge North American and European markets....
Kabam Woos Japanese Game Makers With $50 Million Fund

Russian platform SeoPult raises $10 million to expand into Asian and European markets

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Russian SEO and internet advertising automation platform SeoPult has raised $10 million from private equity and VC fund iTech Capital for a minority equity stake. Seopult is one of the largest automated SEO and e-advertising platforms on the Russian Internet. With this latest round, the company is planning to expand its services...
Russian platform SeoPult raises $10 million to expand into Asian and European markets
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