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Worth reading: MSE, The Factory, goodbeans, Getting Real, Web2Day

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:

MSE-logoHe’s styled himself as the eponymous MoneySavingExpert.com. Now personal finance editor Martin Lewis sold his site for £87 million ($132 million). The buyer is a publicly-listed UK financial services comparison website called MoneySupermarket. Read more about this acquisition on paidContent.org.

factoryThere is a new kind of startup space in Berlin in the making titled “The Factory” which has been put together by JMES Investments, s+p Real Estate, and other private investors. They plan to develop a hub for startups. The project is being led by Simon Schaefer with input from Berlin startups like Soundcloud. Check out TechCrunch’s video review.

GoodBeans-LogoBerlin-based mobile gaming company goodbeans, formally known as Young Internet, has today taken over international app of the week Little Fox Music Box and the US’ 2011 app of the year Nighty Night!. The apps were acquired from a fellow Berlin company called Shape Minds. Read more on VentureVillage.

Getting-RealGetting Real! If you haven’t read it yet, check out 37 signals bestselling book “Getting Real”. It aims to show you a smarter, faster and easier way to build a successful web application. Download the free pdf.

web2day-logoThe RudeBaguette visited the Web2Day in Nantes last week. The two-day event featured startups from all over France, speakers from all backgrounds, and they even got the recently sworn-in Minister of Digital Economy Fleur Pellerin to stop by to give the opening speech.

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Thomas Ohr
Thomas Ohr
Thomas Ohr is the "Editor in Chief" of EU-Startups.com and started the blog in October 2010. He is excited about Europe's future, passionate about new business ideas and lives in Barcelona (Spain).

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