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Baltics to get a boost from new $250m innovation fund

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In a somewhat unusual move, three neighbouring countries in the Baltics have pulled together to create a single innovation fund worth at least €200m ($257m). The Baltic Innovation Fund, announced on Wednesday, takes in €40m from the European Investment Fund (EIF) and €20m each from the national investment guarantee agencies...
Baltics to get a boost from new $250m innovation fund
Google Chairman Eric Schmidt making private trip to North Korea

LinkedIn lists the most sought-after employers of 2012: Google, Apple, Microsoft, and Facebook

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LinkedIn today released its 2012 list of Most InDemand Employers. The top four companies were all in the technology sector: Google, Apple, Microsoft, and Facebook. The results are based on what LinkedIn refers to as its “massive professional data set” of over 175 million users, as well as over 15...
LinkedIn lists the most sought-after employers of 2012: Google, Apple, Microsoft, and Facebook

Want To Get Filthy Rich? Don't Try Tech

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I hate to break the news to you, but if you moved to Silicon Valley to get billionaire-rich off an earth-shattering tech startup, you're almost certain to fail. While tech continues to represent nearly 20% of the S&P 500 and is a key factor in driving the global economy, your...
Want To Get Filthy Rich? Don't Try Tech

Arm director sails off but shares are boosted by broker optimism

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Executive to leave in 2013 for round the world race, while BarCap and Investec both issue positive notesThere are any number of reasons for directors leaving a company - good and bad - but going sailing is not the most usual one.That however is the reason Mike Inglis plans to...
Arm director sails off but shares are boosted by broker optimism

Google gets to grips with 'geek aesthetics'

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'Wearable tech' excites inventors and investors - but doesn't always look good. Now the race is on to give the new gadgets a more stylish imageIt's hip, it's hot, but does it look any good? Wearable technology is becoming one of the most exciting parts of the technology sector, inspiring...
Google gets to grips with 'geek aesthetics'

Love of Art and Tech: CBRE’s Matthew Bergey Relies on Smarts, Paintings to Secure Tech Tenants

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Matthew Bergey is a vice president at CBRE who has developed a specialty handling deals with tenants in creative industries and the technology sector. He represents several high-profile tenants in the city, including Tumblr, and is also the agent for a number of office properties, including the high-end boutique buildings...
Love of Art and Tech: CBRE’s Matthew Bergey Relies on Smarts, Paintings to Secure Tech Tenants

Giving Politics a Hack

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New York's burgeoning technology sector wants to flex its newfound political muscle in this year's mayoral race, the first since digital companies coalesced in the city....
Giving Politics a Hack

A week of sexism in the technology sector highlighted on the web

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It’s been a week of unusual activity for gender politics online. Social media has amplified issues around a few incidents where mistakes were made, people were offended and apologies were issued. But can these networks also help to find solutions as well as shining a light on the problems? The...
A week of sexism in the technology sector highlighted on the web

European video ad network Ebuzzing to expand into the US after 79% year-on-year revenue jump in 2012

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Editor’s note: This article by Trista Bridges originally appeared on Rude Baguette, which covers the Internet and technology sector in France, combining breaking news with in-depth analysis. Ebuzzing, the leading European platform for video advertising distribution, has announced very strong results for 2012, having achieved $52 million in revenues which is a 79% increase over 2011.  This...
European video ad network Ebuzzing to expand into the US after 79% year-on-year revenue jump in 2012
Who's Got Big Brands? Tech's Got The Biggest Brands Of Them All

5 things the UK's Silicon Roundabout needs to do to take on Silicon Valley

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Editor’s note: Craig Le Grice is a member of BIMA‘s Executive Committee, and Chair of the organisation’s Silicon Roundabout group, he is an industry advocate for entrepreneurship and next generation talent. Follow him on Twitter: @craiglegrice. Silicon Roundabout, Tech City, Old Street Roundabout – whatever you call it, the still-gritty area...
5 things the UK's Silicon Roundabout needs to do to take on Silicon Valley

How the Government's 2013 Tech Policy Agenda Will Impact IT

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From cybersecurity to privacy, mobile broadband to net neutrality, the coming year in Washington promises to be a busy one for the technology sector....
How the Government's 2013 Tech Policy Agenda Will Impact IT

Tomorrow on TNW: Ask ReTargeter founder Arjun Dev Arora your entrepreneurship questions

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Streaming live on The Next Web, ReTargeter founder Arjun Dev Arora will answer questions from readers at 3 p.m. ET (12 p.m. PT) Thursday, June 27th. As part of the Young Entrepreneur Council’s #StartupLab initiative, a virtual mentorship program, Arjun will appear live via video chat broadcast on this site. Arjun...
Tomorrow on TNW: Ask ReTargeter founder Arjun Dev Arora your entrepreneurship questions

Ridesharing Marketplace BlaBlaCar Expands To Germany

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Editor’s note: This article by Liam Boogar originally appeared on Rude Baguette, which covers the Internet and technology sector in France, combining breaking news with in-depth analysis. Ridesharing marketplace BlaBlaCar announced today that they have launched in Germany, their 11th market in Europe. The company raised $10 million from Accel Partners back in January 2012, after...
Ridesharing Marketplace BlaBlaCar Expands To Germany

London's Tech City appoints Deputy CEO as government advisory group is set up

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Tech City Investment Organisation (TCIO) has announced the appointment of Benjamin Southworth as Deputy CEO and that Number 10 has set up an advisory group to provide strategy for the UK government’s work in the technology sector. The new role of Deputy CEO appears to have a focus on events...
London's Tech City appoints Deputy CEO as government advisory group is set up

Google ends its 6-year feud with the Belgian press - and here's why it matters

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Editor’s note: This article by Liam Boogar originally appeared on France’s startup blog Rude Baguette, which covers the Internet and technology sector in Paris, combining breaking news with in-depth analysis. Google announced yesterday on its French blog the end of a six-year struggle with the francophone Belgian press, who argued that the “cached” versions of articles...
Google ends its 6-year feud with the Belgian press - and here's why it matters

Three shrugs off 4G with 1m new mobile phone customers

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The UK's smallest mobile phone network becomes the fastest growingThree, the mobile phone network owned by Hong Kong conglomerate Hutchison Whampoa, has added 1.04 million customers in the UK in a year.With 300,000 joining in the last quarter, the country's smallest network is now also the fastest growing, with 8.8...
Three shrugs off 4G with 1m new mobile phone customers

Doing social good with the help of digital entrepreneurs | Martha Lane Fox and Jonathan Goodwin

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Our thriving technology sector should be tapped in the fight against inequality, so we're launching Founders Forum for GoodBoth here in the UK and internationally, governments and charities are facing increasing demand for their services at the exact moment austerity forces them to look for efficiencies. In Britain, public and...
Doing social good with the help of digital entrepreneurs | Martha Lane Fox and Jonathan Goodwin
Panasonic reports $10.2 billion loss for 2012, plasma TV sales fall more than 40 percent

Facebook UK loses 600,000 users in December

www.guardian.co.uk
Numbers dropped by 1.86% over festive period, fuelling speculation that site is reaching saturation point in core marketsThe number of Facebook's UK users dropped by 600,000 in December, according to data by social media monitoring firm SocialBakers.Though representing a typical seasonal dip in use over the Christmas period, the UK...
Facebook UK loses 600,000 users in December

Welcome to the new planned obsolescence

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The new iPad Mini finally hit Apple stores last week, giving Apple fans yet another reason to pull out their wallets. But that was just the tip of the iceberg. Apple fans who waited in line could also pick up a new iPad 4, a new iPhone 5 or...
Welcome to the new planned obsolescence

California Is Rethinking The Financial Regulations That Are Driving Payments Startups Crazy (EBAY, INTU, GOOG)

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California's state legislature is holding a hearing today in Sacramento about its Money Transmission Act--a sweeping reform of financial regulations which caught a lot of payments startups in its net since its passage in 2010. The outcome could affect a number of high-profile companies, from Square and Stripe to eBay, Intuit,...
California Is Rethinking The Financial Regulations That Are Driving Payments Startups Crazy (EBAY, INTU, GOOG)

LSE's high growth strategy is to be commended

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London Stock Exchange's 'high growth segment' there for entrepreneurs as an alternative to selling out to the first private equity fund or US tech giant that comes knocking, or opting for NasdaqThe London Stock Exchange could surely have found a more exciting term than a "segment" to describe the place...
LSE's high growth strategy is to be commended

Wall Street Beat: Tech rides market optimism

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So far this year, the technology sector is off to its best start in the stock market since 2000, right before the dot-com bubble burst, and even though analysts have been forecasting just modest growth in IT spending, there appear to be reasons for continued optimism....
Wall Street Beat: Tech rides market optimism

Does the future for Europe's young unemployed lie online?

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In France, there are 70,000 unfilled jobs in the digital sector – specialist academies are turning 'dropouts' into developersSouheil Hajem, 20, always had a taste for IT. However, he doesn't define himself as a "geek", and didn't realise his skills were sought after. For him, it was just a hobby....
Does the future for Europe's young unemployed lie online?

Apple fined for making French staff work nights

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Ruling could disrupt preparations for new iPad as court imposes damages after trade union complaintApple has been fined and banned from requiring staff at seven of its French stores to work night shifts.The ruling may cause problems for arrival of the new iPad, expected next month, as staff often work...
Apple fined for making French staff work nights
Renewable trade wars: green mercantilism and the threat to innovation

New York Times tangles with patent trolls

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Patent trolls — shell firms that don’t produce anything but instead amass patents in order to sue real companies — have long been tormenting the technology sector. Now, they are coming for media companies and one famous newspaper is fighting back. The New York Times Co. is engaged in a...
New York Times tangles with patent trolls

Samsung and Google plan to work together to fight off Apple’s legal moves

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It’s no secret that Apple has been aggressive to attack anyone involved with Android, filing tons of patent suits against companies, including HTC and Samsung. Perhaps the biggest news came last week, as Apple first won an injunction on the original Galaxy Tab and, later more importantly, in the week won...
Samsung and Google plan to work together to fight off Apple’s legal moves
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