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Robin Wauters / Tech.eu:
Rocket Internet is reportedly raising a €1 billion growth fund for late-stage investments   —  The word on the street is that Rocket Internet, the publicly-listed ‘Internet company builder’ out of Germany, is raising money for a growth fund of which the size could amount up to €1 billion.
Aug 14, 2015, 9:30 AMIn context
Victoria Vzyatysheva / Tech.eu:
Catching up with Viber CMO Mark Hardy; 600 million users, 300 employees and one acquisition later   —  Tech.eu's Victoria Vzyatysheva recently caught up with Mark Hardy, the chief marketing officer of Viber, a popular messaging, calling and now gaming app.  Check out her Q&A with the executive below:
Aug 11, 2015, 6:00 AMIn context
Robin Wauters / Tech.eu:
Dialed down: Spain's Geeksphone exits the smartphone business   —  Founded in 2009, Madrid, Spain-based Geeksphone is saying adiós to the smartphone business, after having developed six phones in less than six years.  It's not really a surprise, given that the small company …
Jul 10, 2015, 8:05 AMIn context
Robin Wauters / Tech.eu:
Berlin-based on-demand cleaning startup Helpling, backed by Rocket Internet, acquires UK-based rival Hassle.com for €32M, about $35M   —  A clean exit: Helpling acquires Hassle.com for €32 million to dominate on-demand cleaner space  —  Rocket Internet-backed Helpling …
Jul 2, 2015, 3:50 PMIn context
Robin Wauters / Tech.eu:
Belgian privacy watchdog takes Facebook to court over “flagrant and massive” privacy law violations   —  After threats, Belgium's Commission for the Protection of Privacy is effectively taking Facebook to local court to argue that the American social networking giant isn't in compliance …
Jun 15, 2015, 3:40 AMIn context
Robin Wauters / Tech.eu:
In Q1 2015, European companies raised €2.6B in 345 deals, highest figure since Q3 2001 (report)   —  According to data from Dow Jones VentureSource (PDF), reported this morning by (also Dow Jones-owned) The Wall Street Journal, VC investment into European companies rose to its highest figure since the third quarter of 2001.
Apr 27, 2015, 1:30 PMIn context
Robin Wauters / Tech.eu:
Tech.eu M&A report - Q1 2015: the number of tech exits in Europe has increased by 160% year-over-year   —  In the first quarter of 2015, Tech.eu tracked a total of 140 exits (acquisitions, IPOs and/or mergers), a rather whopping 61% rise in the total number of deals compared to Q4 2014.
Apr 13, 2015, 5:35 AMIn context
David Meyer / Tech.eu:
Dutch court suspends metadata surveillance law over privacy   —  When Europe's highest court struck down the EU's Data Retention Directive, it didn't invalidate EU countries' national metadata snooping laws — but it did set a handy precedent.  —  On Wednesday, a court in the Hague suspended …
Mar 11, 2015, 9:00 AMIn context
Robin Wauters / Tech.eu:
Yandex asks Russian antitrust authorities to probe Google over bundling of Android with Google services (including search)   —  Yandex asks Russian antitrust authorities to probe Google over bundling of Android with Google services (including search)  —  This just in: Yandex, the ‘Google of Russia’ …
Feb 18, 2015, 3:55 AMIn context
Robin Wauters / Tech.eu:
European long-distance ridesharing platform Carpooling arrives in the United States, partners with Uber   —  Munich, Germany-based Carpooling, previously known as Carpooling.com, is launching in the United States after having inked a deal with increasingly controversial ride-booking service Uber.
Dec 15, 2014, 9:25 AMIn context

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