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 by other publications:
Google is threatening to stop linking to French media sites, French news agency AFP reports. The source in question is a letter the American internet company sent to several French ministerial offices, and which the AFP obtained. Read more about this threat on TNW.
Tictail, the “Tumblr of e-commerce” has grabbed a solid €1.2 million in a seed round led by Balderton Capital and Klaus Hommel (Update – March 2023: The startup seems to be no longer in business under this website, and we therefore deactivated the original link). Members of Tictail’s advisory board, including Spotify’s CPO Gustav Söderström and Tumblr’s COO Fredrik Nylander, have also made personal investments in the company. Continue reading on ArcticStartup.com (Update – March 2023: Arctic Startup seems to be no longer in business under this website and we therefore deactivated the link).
Good news for the social media analytics startup ShoorK; the early-stage VC fund Kima Ventures has just announced that it’s invested €100K in the French startup, which is developing a range of social media analytics tools for brands, community managers and agencies. Visit TechCrunch to find out more.
Is Zalando worth €2.8 billion? Between 2010 and 2012, the Swedish investor Kinnevik pumped over €540 million into Zalando. The latest quarterly report by Kinnevik has revealed that the investor recently acquired an additional 10% stake in the e-commerce company for €287 million from Tengelmann, Holtzbrinck and the Samwer brothers. Read the full story on excitingcommerce.com (Update – March 2023: The article seems to be not visible anymore, and we therefore deactivated the original link).
Social, local and mobile: with iOS 6′s recent release, integration with Facebook and Passbook have made it easier than ever to provide an experience on each app that is SoLoMo. This past week, French startup Tigerlily, which specializes in custom Facebook integrations for brands, released a video detailing its future focus – a perfectly integrated mobile experience. Check out the full article on Rudebaguette.com.
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