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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

Ezeep secures funding from Mangrove Capital Partners to let you share your printer with the world

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Ezeep, a startup focused on making printing quick and easy while on the go, has today announced funding from Mangrove Capital Partners. On the face of it, Berlin-based Ezeep is a similar offering to the likes of Google Cloud Print, allowing users to print documents from iOS and Android devices,...
Ezeep secures funding from Mangrove Capital Partners to let you share your printer with the world

Whoops - Square rival iZettle forced to stop accepting Visa card payments in the Nordics, 'working to fix it'

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There’s something brewing in the Nordics. European Square competitor iZettle this morning sent out an email informing users that is was forced to withdraw support for Visa card payments in Denmark, Finland and Norway, where it has a strong presence already. The startup acknowledges the news on its @iZettleSupport Twitter...
Whoops - Square rival iZettle forced to stop accepting Visa card payments in the Nordics, 'working to fix it'

Scandinavia’s hottest digital startups: payments firms

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Which are the most promising digital outfits in the Nordics? A Scandinavian pitch contest jury has named iZettle, a Square-like mobile payment gadget, the region’s Digital Champion and given Klarna, a pay-after-delivery facilitator, a Billion Dollar Company award. The contest was held by tech M&A advisory house GP Bullhound, which...
Scandinavia’s hottest digital startups: payments firms

Popularity of Nordic data centers rising fast, survey says

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According to a new industry survey, the United States remains the most popular country for data center hosting. The new data from Cushman & Wakefield and Hurleypalmerflatt shows that while the United Kingdom and Germany hold the next two spots, Nordic countries are on the rise. Sweden and Finland...
Popularity of Nordic data centers rising fast, survey says

Sony launches 'my Xperia' smartphone tracking app in the Nordics ahead of second-quarter global release

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Sony is piloting its remote security service for Xperia smartphones, called ‘my Xperia’, in the Nordics this week before a full global release in the second quarter of 2013. Sony Mobile announced the roll out on its official blog through a brief interview with Marcin Zielinski, a Sony Experience Planner and...
Sony launches 'my Xperia' smartphone tracking app in the Nordics ahead of second-quarter global release
Citing "The Math," HBO's Alison Moore Says There Are Still No Plans For Standalone HBO GO In The U.S.

HBO Takes On Netflix In The Nordics, With Its Own Over-The-Top Video Service

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HBO is going to launch its first significant over-the-top offering, and it’s going to do so in one of the same markets as Netflix. The service, called HBO Nordic, will be launched in Denmark, Sweden, Norway, and Finland in mid-October, and could provide some interesting competition to Netflix, which will...
HBO Takes On Netflix In The Nordics, With Its Own Over-The-Top Video Service

Don't Call It WAC! Telefonica Adds Telenor To Its BlueVia API Platform, Carrier Billing Now Covers 460M Customers Worldwide

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Telefonica today has announced a deal with Telenor as its first carrier partner to the BlueVia API platform — one of the Spanish company’s many efforts, via Telefonica Digital, to create new lines of revenue around its operator assets. In this case, it’s a platform that it opens up to...
Don't Call It WAC! Telefonica Adds Telenor To Its BlueVia API Platform, Carrier Billing Now Covers 460M Customers Worldwide

Square rival iZettle launches Samsung-only Android app in Sweden; Visa dispute remains unresolved

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Swedish mobile payments company iZettle is moving quickly to launch in more regions and develop new products as chief rival Square is preparing to make its way to Europe. iZettle is today debuting an Android app in its home country Sweden after testing it with Samsung. iZettle for Android is...
Square rival iZettle launches Samsung-only Android app in Sweden; Visa dispute remains unresolved

iZettle, Europe’s rival to Square, hits the UK

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Swedish payments startup iZettle is making its most significant since coming out of beta last year, with a pilot program to enter the potentially huge British market. Until now the company, billed as Europe’s equivalent to Square, has so far only made its product — a free plug-in dongle and...
iZettle, Europe’s rival to Square, hits the UK

Supporting data innovation in journalism throughout Europe

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The digital age generates reams of raw data. Much of that data is interesting or important, but since there’s a lot of it out there it’s often hard to find and analyze. This is where journalists can help. Journalists are experts at delving into complex issues and writing stories that...
Supporting data innovation in journalism throughout Europe

With Overseas Subscribers Topping 6M, Netflix Puts A Hold On Expanding Into International Markets

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Streaming content giant, Netflix, released its fourth quarter earnings report today, and it was an auspicious one. The company’s revenue and subscriber numbers well exceeded expectations, with $945 million in revenue for the quarter, up from $876 million last year. These developments have gotten investors excited and Netflix is one...
With Overseas Subscribers Topping 6M, Netflix Puts A Hold On Expanding Into International Markets

Tictail Secures €1.2M For Its Super Simple Store Creator

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In recent times we’ve seen the rise of super-simple sites which make the creation of content or the ability to sell something as easy as possible. Sites like CheckThis, Tumblr, Shoply and Etsy have made a name for themselves allowing the easy creation of content and shops. But now another...
Tictail Secures €1.2M For Its Super Simple Store Creator

Netflix Confirms 15 New Episodes Of Arrested Development Landing May 26 At 12:01 AM PT

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Netflix has finally revealed exactly when we’ll be able to get our new Arrested Development fix: May 26, 2013 will see the debut of 15 new episodes of the Mitch Hurwitz-led series, which will go live in the U.S., Canada, the U.K., Ireland, Latin America, Brazil and the Nordics as...
Netflix Confirms 15 New Episodes Of Arrested Development Landing May 26 At 12:01 AM PT

Rdio presses play in Estonia, Belgium and the Netherlands, taking it to 17 markets worldwide

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Music streaming service Rdio has continued its march across Europe after announcing that it has expanded to Estonia, Belgium, and the Netherlands, taking its support to a total of 17 countries worldwide. The service has gone live in these three countries where users can listen to more than 18 million songs,...
Rdio presses play in Estonia, Belgium and the Netherlands, taking it to 17 markets worldwide

Despite 'very successful' Nordic launch, Netflix plans slow international expansion in 2013

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Several minutes ago Netflix smashed market expectations with its fourth quarter financial performance. Following that report, the company’s stock price shot higher, gaining more than 30 percent in after-hours trading. Why? In short because the firm’s international expansion into Nordic countries didn’t drive it into unprofitability for the quarter. This...
Despite 'very successful' Nordic launch, Netflix plans slow international expansion in 2013

European Square clone payleven rolls out payment app for Android in UK, Italy and Poland

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Payleven, the Rocket Internet-incubated European Square clone, has began rolling out its mobile payments app for Android across Europe, starting with UK, Italy and Poland. Previously launched in home country Germany, payleven’s Android app – as well as its iOS app – enables merchants to turn their smartphone or tablet...
European Square clone payleven rolls out payment app for Android in UK, Italy and Poland

“Hashtag App” Lets You Follow Twitter & Instagram Hashtags In One Interface

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This is kind of handy – and just in time for TechCrunch Disrupt. The team at Lemon Labs just launched a new app called “Hashtag App,” which lets you follow Twitter hashtags on your iPhone or iPad. But there are a bunch of apps for that, including Twitter itself, you...
“Hashtag App” Lets You Follow Twitter & Instagram Hashtags In One Interface

Netflix job offers hint at further international expansion: are India, Europe or Korea next?

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Netflix posted a few job offers that hint at further international expansion in late March, including one for “experienced linguists with the ability to translate and customize marketing, UI and content materials for the target market.” The job posting goes on to say: “We are looking for highly motivated individuals...
Netflix job offers hint at further international expansion: are India, Europe or Korea next?

iZettle, Europe’s answer to Square mobile payments, expands across the Nordics and prepares to hit the UK

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iZettle, the Swedish mobile payments startup that offers a similar service to Jack Dorsey’s popular Square in the US, has today expanded across more of northern Europe, while a launch in the UK is on the cards next. iZettle allows retailers, and anyone else who needs to take payments, to...
iZettle, Europe’s answer to Square mobile payments, expands across the Nordics and prepares to hit the UK

LinkedIn adds support for Danish, seeking to grow its near-1m users in Denmark

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LinkedIn has continued its efforts to roll out internationally and appeal to local markets after the professional social network introduced support for Danish, which becomes its nineteenth local language. Local support has been added at a good time, if you like milestones, since the service is standing on the precipice of one...
LinkedIn adds support for Danish, seeking to grow its near-1m users in Denmark

Shortlist Announced For The Europas Awards For European Tech Startups

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Well, the startups have entered, the judges have judged and the shortlist has been drawn up. The Europas – Europe’s annual awards for tech startups – now has the the shortlist of nominees for this year’s awards available here. Over 1,000 nominated companies have gone through a rigorous judging process...
Shortlist Announced For The Europas Awards For European Tech Startups

SkyDrive comes to Xbox Live as Microsoft teases over 40 new apps for 2013 (video)

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Ever the tease, Microsoft's Larry Hryb (aka Major Nelson) has listed 43 apps that'll arrive on Xbox consoles in selected regions between now and the spring of 2013. Notable additions include HBO Nordics in Denmark and Sweden, CBC Hockey Night in Canada and PBS here in the States. In...
SkyDrive comes to Xbox Live as Microsoft teases over 40 new apps for 2013 (video)

Netflix streaming launches in Sweden, lets you get your Bron on

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Sweden is home to some of the world's better known movie makers and some very high speed data connections, but it has only had so much love from movie streaming services that you'd think would be a natural match. Netflix is making that union a reality today through the...
Netflix streaming launches in Sweden, lets you get your Bron on

Meet the 10 MIPCube Lab finalists vying to take the TV industry by storm

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The Next Web is heading to France next week for MIPCube, the digital strand of the broader MIPTV event, to see what the future really holds for the TV industry. Just to recap, MIPTV, (Marché International des Programmes de Télévision), is a TV industry event held in Cannes each year,...
Meet the 10 MIPCube Lab finalists vying to take the TV industry by storm
Netflix bringing service to Norway, Denmark, Sweden, and Finland in late 2012

HBO Delays Launch Of Its First Standalone Streaming Service, Leaving Netflix Alone In The Nordics

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Those of us who were looking forward to seeing Netflix and HBO go head-to-head will have to wait just a little bit longer. That’s because HBO has delayed the launch of its HBO Nordic subscription streaming service in Finland, Norway, Sweden, and Denmark, according to Reuters. Just to recap: Both...
HBO Delays Launch Of Its First Standalone Streaming Service, Leaving Netflix Alone In The Nordics

'Europe's Square' iZettle Exits Beta In Nordics And Finds Workaround For Visa Acceptance

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iZettle — often called the “Square of Europe” for being an early mover on its dongle-based mobile payment service for small merchants — is definitely getting down to business. Today, the Swedish-based startup announced that it has finally exited its beta phase across the rest of its Nordic footprint of...
'Europe's Square' iZettle Exits Beta In Nordics And Finds Workaround For Visa Acceptance
Sweden's Tictail gets Europe's small business owners set up online
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