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Grafetee's Local Discovery And Bookmarking App Leaves Beta, Wants To Help Find Everything

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Grafetee (pronounced like graffiti, owing to its location-tagging nature) today announced that its app is coming out of beta after a three-month public testing period, and is expanding to cover a global footprint. The Finland and London-based startup provides map- and location-based exploration tools via mobile apps for iOS and...
Grafetee's Local Discovery And Bookmarking App Leaves Beta, Wants To Help Find Everything

Infrastructure-as-a-Service firm ProfitBricks picks up $19.5M to continue its push into the US

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ProfitBricks, a company that focuses on providing Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) tools, today announced that it has closed a $19.5 million round of funding. Prior to this investment, the company had raised a total of $18.8 million. In both cash injections the investors were the founders of ProfitBricks, and United Internet...
Infrastructure-as-a-Service firm ProfitBricks picks up $19.5M to continue its push into the US

HP And Rackspace Launched More Attacks On Amazon's Cloud Today (HP, RAX)

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As it promised, HP is taking on Amazon's cloud-computing service--with an open-source approach that allies it with Rackspace. It officially opened a cloud-storage service today that goes head to head with Amazon Web Service's S3. HP's Object Storage lets companies store data in the cloud for apps, websites, backup services, and...
HP And Rackspace Launched More Attacks On Amazon's Cloud Today (HP, RAX)

Canada's CGI Buys Logica

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Canadian information-technology services provider CGI agreed to buy embattled Anglo-Dutch rival Logica for £1.7 billion as it seeks to expand its global footprint....
Canada's CGI Buys Logica
Despite International Expansion, Amazon's Appstore Will Struggle To Compete

PlayHaven closes $8m for global expansion and improved insight features for developers

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PlayHaven, provider of relationship management and monetization solutions for mobile game developers, has announced that it has closed an $8 million round of financing. The round was led by GGV Capital with participation from existing investors including e.ventures, Tandem Entrepreneurs and individual investors. As part of the deal, Hany Nada,...
PlayHaven closes $8m for global expansion and improved insight features for developers
Nokia and Oracle announce a new mapping deal

Nokia confirms: Amazon has licensed its Location Platform for maps and geocoding

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It’s not that a big surprise anymore, after Reuters earlier reported that Amazon teamed up with Nokia for mapping services, but to my knowledge the Finnish smartphone and mobile software maker has never actually confirmed this to date. However, in a message to The Next Web, Nokia confirms that yes,...
Nokia confirms: Amazon has licensed its Location Platform for maps and geocoding

Website traffic monetization firm Dynamic Yield lands $2m from The New York Times and others

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Dynamic Yield, which develops audience personalization software that helps online publishers and e-retailers increase revenue yield and measure key engagement metrics, has raised $2 million in funding. Founded in 2012, Dynamic Yield’s Series A round was led by Bessemer Venture Partners, with The New York Times Company and Google chairman...
Website traffic monetization firm Dynamic Yield lands $2m from The New York Times and others

BlackBerry Gets A Helping Hand From Canada, With A $256M Loan To Telefonica For BB Devices

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BlackBerry last week posted better than expected quarterly results, but it’s not out of the woods yet. Now Canada is stepping in to help. Today, Export Development Canada, the Canadian export credit agency, announced that it has provided a €200 million ($256 million) working capital facility to Telefonica, one of...
BlackBerry Gets A Helping Hand From Canada, With A $256M Loan To Telefonica For BB Devices
Anti-Google FairSearch organization adds new members Oracle, Nokia, & Allegro Group

Boingo's global footprint expands with 55,000 Japanese hotspots

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Boingo customers with a yen to travel to Japan will now find plenty of wireless broadband available to their smartphones, tablets and laptops. The Wi-Fi aggregator on Wednesday announced a deal with NTT DoCoMo which not only gives it a huge new presence in Japan, but also increases its global...
Boingo's global footprint expands with 55,000 Japanese hotspots

Microsoft Puts $250M More Into Its Ed-Tech Program, Partners In Learning; Wants Provide 20M Teachers With "21st Century Skills"

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Microsoft today added another $250 million to its Partners In Learning Project, a global professional development program it has created to equip teachers with the skills they need to teach IT and other future-looking subjects. Microsoft has been running this program since 2003 and to date has invested $750 million...
Microsoft Puts $250M More Into Its Ed-Tech Program, Partners In Learning; Wants Provide 20M Teachers With "21st Century Skills"

Get your money here! NEA raises gigantic $2.6B venture fund

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New Enterprise Associates has raised one of the largest venture capital funds ever with the closing of its $2.6 billion fund. The raise of the firm’s 14th fund brings NEA’s total committed capital to more than $13 billion across all of its funds. The size of the fund speaks to...
Get your money here! NEA raises gigantic $2.6B venture fund

Dropmysite inks email backup partnership and investment deal with Japan's GMO Cloud

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Web backup service Dropmysite is making a big push into Japan after it announced a partnership with GMO Cloud. The deal sees the Japanese hosting company — an arm of the GMO Internet Group – invest in the Singapore-based startup and begin reselling its email backup service Dropymyemail in the country....
Dropmysite inks email backup partnership and investment deal with Japan's GMO Cloud

Netflix boss: BBC is holding back UK children's shows

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Ted Sarandos says corporation restricts UK licensing for up to five years, forcing streaming service to buy US shows insteadTed Sarandos, Netflix's content chief, has accused the BBC of stifling the potential of homegrown children's shows by holding them back from the US video-on-demand company's UK streaming service for up...
Netflix boss: BBC is holding back UK children's shows

Facebook Global Pages for Brands: To Use or Not To Use?

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This is a guest post by Peter Heffring, president and CEO of social software company Expion. The recent announcement of Global Pages for Facebook is a significant development for brands: Facebook has finally recognized the need to offer a global-local solution. Currently, brands often have to mix global and local content...
Facebook Global Pages for Brands: To Use or Not To Use?

IT Outsourcing Consolidation: Freelancer.com Buys Scriptlance, Now Numbers 4M Users

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A bit of consolidation in the world of online IT outsourcing: Freelancer.com has bought one of its competitors, Canada’s Scriptlance, in an all-cash deal to spearhead its move into the country and expand its global footprint in other new markets. Prior to the acquisition, Scriptlance had been the fifth largest freelance...
IT Outsourcing Consolidation: Freelancer.com Buys Scriptlance, Now Numbers 4M Users

Criteo Nabs $40 Million in Funding at $800 Million Valuation

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Criteo, the performance display advertising company, just nabbed about $40 million in funding. The Series D round, led by SoftBank Capital, gives the company an $800 million valuation, according to sources, although Criteo declined to comment on the number. In an interview, CEO J.B. Rudelle said the money would...
Criteo Nabs $40 Million in Funding at $800 Million Valuation

Rosetta Stone looks to the cloud with $8.5M acquisition of language learning site Livemocha

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Rosetta Stone, one of the biggest names in language learning, has picked up Seattle-based startup Livemocha.  In an announcement Tuesday, the 20-plus-year-old company said the $8.5 million acquisition is intended to help it move more quickly into the cloud. Rosetta Stone, which charges between $350 and $500 for its language...
Rosetta Stone looks to the cloud with $8.5M acquisition of language learning site Livemocha

Indiegogo expands international presence to stay ahead of Kickstarter

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Indiegogo has pitched itself as a global crowdfunding platform, one of its advantages over Kickstarter, which just made its first international leap to the U.K. in October. But now that Kickstarter is looking beyond the U.S., Indiegogo is building up its global footprint by supporting more currencies, languages and offering...
Indiegogo expands international presence to stay ahead of Kickstarter

Video: Vevo To Launch In Six More Countries, CEO Caraeff Says

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The music distributor and service Vevo plans to triple its global footprint in 2012, CEO Rio Caraeff tells paidContent while answering questions about a rumoured tie-up with Facebook… “This year we’re hoping to launch in at least another six countries,” Caraeff said. “Our big priority is to make the...
Video: Vevo To Launch In Six More Countries, CEO Caraeff Says

Spotify to launch in Germany this week

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Spotify is to open its doors in Germany this week in the digital music service’s biggest launch since coming to the US last year. It is the latest example of a digital music firm growing its global footprint as record …Continue reading: "Spotify to launch in Germany this week"...
Spotify to launch in Germany this week

Eyeing international growth, Gigya raises $15.3M

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Gigya, a startup that provides businesses with a suite of tools to make their sites more social, announced today that it had raised $15.3 million in new funding from Condé Nast’s parent company Advance Publications, Mayfield Fund, Benchmark Capital, DAG Ventures and Adobe. The Mountain View, Calif.-based company reported that...
Eyeing international growth, Gigya raises $15.3M
Tuenti, Telefonica's Answer To Facebook And Twitter, Opens Up To Users Worldwide

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

Facebook In Emerging Markets: Myriad Takes Service Mobile In Middle East, Indonesia And Malaysia

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A lot of Facebook’s future subscriber growth hinges on how well it does in markets outside of the U.S., and on non-smartphone devices; and today a deal was announced that looks like it could help the social network take a big step in that direction. The Myriad Group, which develops...
Facebook In Emerging Markets: Myriad Takes Service Mobile In Middle East, Indonesia And Malaysia

BackupAgent In The Netherlands Gets $2M From Moscow's Runa Capital To Go Global

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BackupAgent, provider of cloud backup technology from The Netherlands, has won a $2 million investment round led by Runa Capital in Moscow to strengthen its global footprint and develop its platform. Previous investor Solid Ventures also participated in the financing. BackupAgent’s cloud backup software is designed for service providers, hosting...
BackupAgent In The Netherlands Gets $2M From Moscow's Runa Capital To Go Global
Evernote continues global crusade, offers 60M Germans Premium services for free

BlueGlass Interactive Expands International Presence With Acquisition Of London-Based Agency Quaturo

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BlueGlass Interactive, an online marketing agency headquartered in Tampa, Florida, is expanding its global footprint yet again with the acquisition of the London, U.K.-based firm Quaturo in an all-equity deal. The company did not reveal additional acquisition terms, but it did say that all Quaturo employees will stay on to join...
BlueGlass Interactive Expands International Presence With Acquisition Of London-Based Agency Quaturo
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