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Klarna acquires German SOFORT AG for $150 million

The payment providers Klarna from Sweden and SOFORT AG from Germany today announced that they will join forces. Klarna is acquiring SOFORT from the majority shareholder Reimann Investors. Both companies will continue to offer their products side by side and … Continue reading

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Dailymotion, Flattr and the dream of a socially funded video network

Dailymotion, one of the largest video portals in the world (over 100 million unique monthly visitors and 20,000+ daily video uploads), has just announced a partnership with Flattr – the Swedish micropayments platform – to create the world’s first global-scale, … Continue reading

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Flattr receives €1.6 million in a new financing round

The Swedish “microtipping” startup Flattr has just announced a 1.6 million Euro investment from Passion Capital and the London based angel investor Federico Pirzio-Biroli. This recent funding values the young company now at 10 million Euro and will be used mainly … Continue reading

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Skrill announces acquisition of the just started payolution

Skrill, one of Europe’s largest online payments providers, operating under the Moneybookers brand, has just announced that it has completed the acquisition of payolution, the Vienna based payment startup. Skrill acquires 100% of the share capital of payolution for an … Continue reading

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Change of strategy: Flattr buttons for free

The Malmö (Sweden) based social micropayment startup Flattr recently announced a big change that is going to take place on the 1st of May. From then on the young company is dropping the requirement to add money to an account … Continue reading

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Mediastay closed a €15 million round of funding

Mediastay, the French monetization specialist of online games, announced today that it has raised 15 million Euro from IdInvest Partners and Iris Capital. The Paris based company was founded in 2000 by three French teenagers. Mediastay has over 60 employees … Continue reading

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Rebranding: Moneybookers will change to its name to Skrill

The Paypal alternative out of Europe, Moneybookers, just annouced that it is going to rebrand as Skrill by the end of 2011. Skrill, wich is the short form of skrilla, is a slang word for money. Moneybookers is describing it this … Continue reading

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