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:
Achoo is a new way to say ‘achievement’. It is also the name of a professional network from Estonia for freelancers and consultants, which launches today. Its tagline is “socially accepted bragging”, focusing on sharing its members’ achievements rather than positions or client names. Read more about it on GoalEurope (Update – February 2023: The start and the publication websites seem to be out of use, and we therefore deactivated the original links).
Facebook has just acquired Instagram for $1 billion – and one of its 11 employees in Berlin is set to become a millionaire? Gregor Hochmuth, who has only been working for Instagram since January, also received shares to top up his pay – $100 million will reportedly be shared amongst the 11 employees. For further info visit SiliconAllee.com (Update – February 2023: The website seems to be out of use, and we therefore deactivated the original link).
Spotify just rolled out a new embeddable button for web publishers. The Play Button will let you embed any Spotify song, album or playlist directly through your website. This essentially lets you tap 16 million tracks and allows your readers to play legal music directly on your website, much in the same way as you can do with YouTube videos. Read more about this on TheNextWeb.
It’s been interesting to track Wrapp’s growth against the Rocket Internet competitor Dropgifts. Wrapp is now launching in Taiwan, which heads their first expansion outside of Europe. Wrapp is already present in Sweden, the UK, and Norway, and will soon be live in Germany, France, and the United States. Find out more about it on ArcticStartup (Update – February 2023: The website seems to be out of use, and we therefore deactivated the original link).
Zalando shareholders DST Global and Kinnevik have recently increased their shares in the European ‘Zappos clone’. The two investors used an option to increase their shares with the same conditions that they had within the last round of financing in January. DST Global now owns about 10% of Zalando. Read more about it (in German) on ExcitingCommerce (Update – February 2023: The website seems to be out of use, and we therefore deactivated the original link).
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