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international investment

Billionaire Yuri Milner steps down as Mail.ru chairman, replaced by CEO Dmitry Grishin

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Yuri Milner, the Russian entrepreneur and venture capitalist mostly known for being the founder of international investment firm Digital Sky Technologies (DST), has stepped down from the board of directors of Mail.ru, the largest Internet company in Russia. In a press release issued this morning, Mail.ru has announced that current...
Billionaire Yuri Milner steps down as Mail.ru chairman, replaced by CEO Dmitry Grishin

Lightbank makes first non-US deal by backing FreeAgent

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Here’s a piece of news that comes with more than a dash of irony. While Groupon endures financial turmoil after admitting “weakness” in its accounting procedures, Lightbank — the fund launched by the daily deal site’s co-founders Eric Lefkofsky and Brad Keywell — is making its first international investment… in...
Lightbank makes first non-US deal by backing FreeAgent

Tim Berners-Lee's Open Data Institute Gets Its First Outside Investment, $750K From The Omidyar Network To Top Up UK's $16M

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The Open Data Institute, a UK-based incubator and promoter of open-data businesses that was first conceived by Tim Berners-Lee and artificial intelligence pioneer Nigel Shadbolt, is today announcing its first international investment. The Omidyar Network, the investment firm co-founded by eBay’s Pierre Omidyar and his wife Pam, is putting $750,000 towards...
Tim Berners-Lee's Open Data Institute Gets Its First Outside Investment, $750K From The Omidyar Network To Top Up UK's $16M

Led By Social, Gaming Investment, M&A More Than Doubled In 2011; Consolidation Looms

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Yesterday, we took a look at the growing comfort consumers, specifically gamers, have with purchasing virtual goods and currency on the Web and mobile devices. Virtual goods are becoming a booming market thanks to the growing maturity of gaming platforms, free-to-play models, and the profusion of mobile devices. Today, international...
Led By Social, Gaming Investment, M&A More Than Doubled In 2011; Consolidation Looms

FreeAgent Acquires Financial Software Startup 60mo; Lands Investment From Lightbank

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UK-based cloud accounting software company FreeAgent has acquired finance-tracking startup 60mo. The U.S. startup’s team will be incorporated into FreeAgent’s new American division. FreeAgent has also received an additional, undisclosed investment from Lightbank, which also was an investor in 60mo. This is Lightbank’s first international investment, says the firm’s partner Paul...
FreeAgent Acquires Financial Software Startup 60mo; Lands Investment From Lightbank
What would AT&T gain from going multinational? Not much

The strange tale of Bebo CEO Adam Levin's secret German play

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It’s official, sort of: the company behind what people used to call the ‘German Facebook’ is indeed now under the control of Bebo CEO Adam Levin. Why has the chief of Criterion Capital Partners bought Poolworks, as the firm is called these days? Good question. And the whole story of...
The strange tale of Bebo CEO Adam Levin's secret German play

Gaming Industry Report: M&A Hits $4B Record In 2012, While Social Gaming Investment Plummets By $1B+

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Today, international investment firm Digi-Capital published its in-depth review of the global gaming space, giving us a sense of the size, breadth, and activity of the international gaming market in both a year-end retrospective of 2012 as well as what we can expect from the industry in the coming year....
Gaming Industry Report: M&A Hits $4B Record In 2012, While Social Gaming Investment Plummets By $1B+

Fab Raises Another $105 M. from a Skype Cofounder Just Seven Months After Locking Down a $40 M. Series B

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A scant seven months after Andreessen Horowitz “plowed” $40 million in Fab at a $200 million valuation, the pivot-happy flash sales site for design items just announced a massive Series C. The company closed a $105 million Series C round led by Atomico, an international investment firm run by Skype...
Fab Raises Another $105 M. from a Skype Cofounder Just Seven Months After Locking Down a $40 M. Series B
Pacific Northwest rains angel dollars (as well as actual rain) on seed stage startups

Social gaming startup Crowdpark filed for insolvency but hope for a 'favorable outcome' remains

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The future for Crowdpark is looking a lot brighter than it did in July when the social gaming startup filed for insolvency, with today’s release of two of its Facebook games on mobile. Pet Vegas Mobile and AnteUp Mobile will enable to company to mix the markets of social gaming,...
Social gaming startup Crowdpark filed for insolvency but hope for a 'favorable outcome' remains

Press Start: Banjo-Kazooie 4 rumoured for E3, analyst predicts next-gen console prices and more

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Plus, the next Walking Dead teased by Telltale Games, Empire Magazine's Last of Us review leaked online and a game about telling stories through gamesA selection of links, hand-picked by the Guardian games writers.Banjo Kazooie 4, Mirror's Edge 2 top Xbox One E3 list - rumour | VG247A list of...
Press Start: Banjo-Kazooie 4 rumoured for E3, analyst predicts next-gen console prices and more

India's ACTA: Intellectual Property Rights And Secrecy Stall Treaty

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The European Union has been secretly negotiating a free trade agreement with India since 2007 that is worryingly similar to ACTA. Intellectual property rights enforcement would include border detention and seizure measures of goods being imported by India, exported by India or in transit via India's ports or airports. This...
India's ACTA: Intellectual Property Rights And Secrecy Stall Treaty

Financing fitness: Workout app maker VirtuaGym raises $900,000 from Sanoma Ventures

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There’s certainly no shortage of fitness applications to assist smartphone owners in getting healthier, but not all of them gain traction. Enter VirtuaGym, a Dutch maker of personalized workout apps, which says its website and apps are used by over 2.5 million people worldwide. Sanoma Ventures, the international investment arm...
Financing fitness: Workout app maker VirtuaGym raises $900,000 from Sanoma Ventures
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