Category Archives: The EU and Europe

Fab lays off more than 100 employees from its European HQ

This morning, I received an email from someone at Fab.com which informed me that: “…Unfortunately Fab.com GmbH needs to take all job ads ever posted offline, effective immediately. I kindly ask for your assistance…”. At that time, I didn’t have … Continue reading

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Axel Springer Plug & Play accepts applications for its 2nd cycle

Axel Springer Plug & Play, the Berlin-based accelerator program of the German media giant Axel Springer, is currently accepting applications for its second cycle. The second cycle of the earlier this year launched accelerator program starts on the 3rd of … Continue reading

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2-horse race: Android clearly dominates the European markets

Who leads in the two-horse race for mobile OS ownership? Current data from Kantar Worldpanel, a leading organizer of consumer panels, showed that during March and May of this year Android’s market share of smartphone sales in Great Britain, Germany, … Continue reading

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Lower price caps for EU wide mobile roaming from 1 July

Great News: The European Union’s Roaming Regulation lowers the price caps for data downloads by 36%, making it much cheaper to use maps, watch videos, check emails and update social networks while travelling across the EU. Data roaming will now … Continue reading

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NSA has spied on diplomats of the European Union

Ok, this isn’t really a startup related topic. But in case any of you guys missed the recent news about the leaks of Edward Snowden, here it is: The German magazine Spiegel, recently got its hands on some “top secret” … Continue reading

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8 exciting news we missed to write about

Every day, there are so many exciting news around European startups out there and unfortunately we don’t have the time to cover all of them. Here are 8 links to interesting articles of other publications: 1.Polish EduKoala raises Euro 100K … Continue reading

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The European Web Entrepreneur of the Year awards

Europe’s best digital entrepreneurs are under the spotlight tonight with the presentation of the “Europioneer awards” in Amsterdam. Alexander Ljung & Eric Wahlforss of the Berlin-based “social sound platform” SoundCloud are European Entrepreneurs of the Year. Jon Reynolds of the London-based company SwiftKey is … Continue reading

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Worth reading: The Kernel, Microsoft, Rocket Internet, Windeln.de

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 … Continue reading

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Europe’s startup accelerators – a complete overview

It almost feels like in every week there is a another new startup accelerator getting started. The list below is my attempt to give you a complete overview of the accelerator programs in Europe. Please let me know if there … Continue reading

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Coming soon: The Startup Kids (Interview)

I discovered The Startup Kids more than one year ago, when they launched their project on Kickstarter. After the successful campaign (they raised more than 300% of the goal) I lost them for a while. Now, few weeks before the … Continue reading

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