Worth reading: Habbo, Mancx, Gamesfounders, Bamarang, Soundrop, Readmill

There are so many interesting stories out there and unfortunately we don’t have the time to cover all of them. With our section “Worth reading” we provide you (once in a while) with some links to interesting articles of other publications:

habbo-logoIs the Finnish virtual world Habbo not doing enough to protect its young users? Accusations that have led one investor (Balderton) to pull its support for the company entirely. Habbo, which has more than 9 million users — many of them young teens, faces a string of accusations in a British TV news investigation set to run on Tuesday. Read more on GigaOM.

Mancx-logoThe Stockholm-based startup Mancx has raised $1.65m in financing led by Almi Invest and Chalmers Innovation Seed Fund (total money raised: $3m). The community for business answers also announced they’re opening a San Francisco headquarters. Visit ArcticStartup to learn more.

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Northzone, the lead investor in startups like Spotify and X5 Music, has pumped $3m into Oslo-based Soundrop, which is all about social music discovery through hosting what it refers to as ‘listening hangouts’ within digital music streaming service Spotify. Find out more & visit TNW.

Estonia-gamesfoundersGamefounders, Europe’s first accelerator aimed exclusively at the gaming industry is to open in the Estonian capital shortly. It aims to take between 5 and 10 startups through an intensive program from concept to execution. Check out the whole story plus the video at WSJ.

fab-bamarang-battleThe Samwer brothers are closing down the online shopping club Bamarang after just six months in favour of fellow Rocket Internet portfolio company Westwing, which last week announced a new $50 million funding deal. Bamarang was inspired by the New York-based startup Fab. Read the full article on VentureVillage.eu.

Readmill-LogoThe social ebook sharing site Readmill has just launched two new functions designed to make connecting with books faster and easier for users. Library and Save to Readmill will allow users to bypass the uploading and downloading of files and connect with the purchased material instantly. Find out more and visit SiliconAllee.com.


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