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Sponsor post: Slush lights up northern startup scene

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Dark. Cold. Slush on the ground. Cool startups inside. Slush introduces a setting making a trip to slushy Helsinki worth it. The conference gathers the region’s most promising startups, international investors and a speaker lineup of hot entrepreneurs. The highlights from the program include the independent smartphone developer Jolla, which...
Sponsor post: Slush lights up northern startup scene
Funding Daily: It's a small world after all

Snooki Gets the Google Chrome Video Treatment

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The gang at College Humor has a knack for mashing up pop culture iconography into one zeitgeisty web short. Take, for example, Jersey Shore star Snooki's entrance into the technology scene. What would Snooki's emails to her unborn daughter look like? With a little help from Google Chrome, we get...
Snooki Gets the Google Chrome Video Treatment
Privet! VentureBeat is in Moscow -- tell us what's cool
Nexus Venture Partners dedicates largest fund yet to India-U.S. exchange

Chicago startups' 2012: $391M raised, 26 acquisitions, 1 IPO and $698M in exits

thenextweb.com
Built in Chicago, a central hub and portal of the Chicago technology scene, today released a number of key metrics for the Windy City’s 2012, helping to place in context both how its local young technology firms are performing, and how the city as a whole has fared. Comparing 2011...
Chicago startups' 2012: $391M raised, 26 acquisitions, 1 IPO and $698M in exits
London's tech scene has been craving its golden moment: now it's had three

And Then, Suddenly, It Works

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And Then, Suddenly, It Works: Chris Dixon: An idea getting tried over and over tends to be a positive signal (which is one reason that competition is overrated). It’s very easy when you spend lots of time around startups to get cynical. You could tweet and blog predictions that every...
And Then, Suddenly, It Works

The Next Web is Hiring a Tech Writer in San Francisco

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We’re looking for a full time (maybe PT if necessary) San-Francisco based tech writer. You need to be incredibly passionate about technology, start-ups, entrepreneurship and Internet culture. You’ll be keen to immerse yourself in the SF technology scene – or indeed already be part of it. You’ll enjoy chasing up...
The Next Web is Hiring a Tech Writer in San Francisco

Game of the Year? Vote here in the GeekWire Awards

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The Seattle region may be known for operating systems, airplanes and coffee, but video games play a huge role in the technology scene, and today we’re pleased to present a new GeekWire Awards category that recognizes this important field. Below you’ll find the five finalists for Game of the Year...
Game of the Year? Vote here in the GeekWire Awards

Why winning in African tech is a patience game

thenextweb.com
There is a lot of hype surrounding Africa’s nascent technology scene today. As all shrewd investors know, it is often best to avoid the wisdom of the crowd. The louder the hype, the more bearish one should go and vice-versa. Of course, this is not an exact science but it...
Why winning in African tech is a patience game
Peter Thiel opens venture fund for New Zealand tech

In San Francisco, Even Tech Takes Backseat During World Series

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The city's technology scene is caught up in Giants fever....
In San Francisco, Even Tech Takes Backseat During World Series
An inside look at the high-tech awakening in Las Vegas

Target Data raises $1 million in venture debt to integrate its moving data into ad networks

thenextweb.com
Today Target Data announced that it has raised $1 million in a debt round with Western Technology Investments. Previously, the company raised $3 million from Apex Venture Partners. Target Data works to identify individuals that are moving (from one house to another) as quickly as possible. It then vends this data....
Target Data raises $1 million in venture debt to integrate its moving data into ad networks
Funding Daily: it is a nutty nutty world out there

K9 Ventures raises $40 million for its second 'micro-VC fund'

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Today K9 Ventures announced that it has raised a $40 million second fund to continue its practice of what it calls ‘micro-VC.’ This sort of investing has previously involved the putting of smaller checks, those in the $100,000 to $250,000 range into very early stage firms, such as what K9...
K9 Ventures raises $40 million for its second 'micro-VC fund'

The Next Web is hiring writers in San Francisco and New York

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Are you a sharp, keen, well-connected tech writer who loves to break news, works their contact book and takes pride in being first to a story? If so, we want to hear from you as we’re currently looking to bolster our global team with hires in San Francisco and New...
The Next Web is hiring writers in San Francisco and New York
SparkLabs sets out to ignite flame of Korean startup community

RIM is opening its first Africa-based development centre, in an attempt to attract local developers

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Research in Motion (RIM) has announced that it will be opening its first development centre in Africa, based in Egypt’s Smart Village, just outside of Cairo, local daily Al Ahram reports. While BlackBerry lags in the smartphone department in the US, it continues to be a popular option in the...
RIM is opening its first Africa-based development centre, in an attempt to attract local developers

Lazaridis-backed Quantum-Nano Centre opens tomorrow, aims to be a new Bell Labs

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Mike Lazaridis may now have a considerably smaller role at RIM, but he's isn't exactly receding from the technology scene in the company's hometown of Waterloo, Ontario. That's no more evident than in the Mike & Ophelia Lazaridis Quantum-Nano Centre opening tomorrow on the University of Waterloo campus, a...
Lazaridis-backed Quantum-Nano Centre opens tomorrow, aims to be a new Bell Labs
Intel Capital goes for the hat trick, invests in third Brazilian fashion startup this year

Who are the top New York City tech influencers? Get your nominations in now!

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There’s something special going on in New York City’s vibrant technology scene: startup ideas (and money) are flowing freely, big tech companies are beginning to claim a bigger presence, and the tech community has never been stronger and more supportive. To help celebrate technology in NYC, we’re looking for...
Who are the top New York City tech influencers? Get your nominations in now!
Berlin's startup community is buzzworthy, let's make it lasting

Northside Festival “Gets” New York Tech

pandodaily.com
Northside Media Group has made a very specific bet: that Brooklyn is the national adjective for “what’s next.” The company behind hipster necessities like The L Magazine, Brooklyn Magazine and Summerscreen also runs an annual festival. Previously focused on music, film and art, this year’s Northside Festival–coming up on June...
Northside Festival “Gets” New York Tech

How Adzerk Made It Big (With Reddit's Help)

techcrunch.com
When James Avery of Adzerk met Alexis Ohanian in New York at an online advertising conference last year, he was ready. He had been angling to work with Reddit, the popular sharing site Ohanian had co-founded, for two years. After a brief exchange, Ohanion introduced Avery to the programming team...
How Adzerk Made It Big (With Reddit's Help)

Meet the SandFlea, an 11 pound robot that can jump over buildings

thenextweb.com
As it’s the weekend, I presume that you are more interested in small, leaping robots than deep dives into the differences in ad targeting between Google and Bing. At least I am. That in mind, may I present the SandFlea, a small robot built by BostonDynamics. It’s diminutive  and it leaps...
Meet the SandFlea, an 11 pound robot that can jump over buildings

City of Chicago launches technology fellowship to boost its collaboration with local tech scene

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Chicago-area students involved with technology take note: the city itself is looking to hire four of you later this year as part of a paid fellowship. Chicago, a city with a budding technology scene that has produced a number of noteworthy, and growing companies, wants to strengthen ties with its...
City of Chicago launches technology fellowship to boost its collaboration with local tech scene

Are Smart Phones Spreading Faster than Any Technology in Human History?

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Mobile computers are on track to saturate markets in the U.S. and the developing world in record time. Today's technology scene seems overheated to some. Apple is the most valuable company on earth. Software apps are reaching tens of millions of users within weeks. Major technology names like Research in...
Are Smart Phones Spreading Faster than Any Technology in Human History?

Why this CFO thinks it's easier to hire in Portland than Silicon Valley

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Jive CFO Bryan LeBlanc. Is Portland becoming the newest hotbed for tech talent? It very well could be, at least according to one CFO. Jive Software, a maker of online tools that help workers collaborate on projects, is expanding its Portland office and CFO Bryan LeBlanc told the Portland Business Journal that he...
Why this CFO thinks it's easier to hire in Portland than Silicon Valley
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